It’s that time of year again – the weather is beautiful, graduation parties have begun, and students (and teachers) are counting down their final days in the classroom.

But before you put down your #2 pencils and run for the door, check out these eight stories featuring the latest education resources and innovations in learning!

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1) CBE Toolkit

This should be a great new resource with some useful example for those looking to lay the foundations for Competency-Based Education.

2) CBE Landscape Report

The landscape for Competency-Based Education is vibrant and far-reaching (see our piece on what New Zealand has been up to).

#STEM Gems

3) STEMvest

Financial Literacy is an Important Component of College, Career and Life Readiness.

4) Cloud Cluster

 #AskAboutAI

5) AI in HigherEd

AI is one of the things that excites us most out of everything that’s coming next in HigherEd.

#GlobalEd

6) Following Finland

Empowered educators lead to better student outcomes, and this looks like a great way to give teachers the motivation they deserve.

Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd

7) Microcampus Potential

Have you been keeping your eye on upcoming trends in higher education?

#Teachers & #EdLeaders

8) Engaging Parents Webinar

If this webinar piques your interest, we have some ideas that can help you reduce barriers to parent engagement.

Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.


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