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Adam Kulaas

Adam Kulaas
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Adam is a Director at Getting Smart. He focuses on capacity building and is known for his work in coaching, learning design and leadership development. You can connect with Adam on Twitter at @AdamKulaas.

Tools for Project Based Learning: The Landscape Today

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The spread of access to low-cost devices holds great promise for giving more students high quality project based experiences, but tech has yet to become a panacea for the challenges of PBL. In this post, we look at the recent history of PBL-oriented edtech, and draw some predictions about where it’s headed.

Smart Review | Learner-Centered Innovation

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By: Emily Liebtag and Adam Kulaas. We think Learner-Centered Innovation by Dr. Katie Martin is a must-read. It sparks action, which as an underlying theme echoed throughout the book, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. Here, we look at it in a little more depth.

Re-Up on Your Goals, Get SMART(er²)

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While it is convenient with the start of a new calendar year, there is never a wrong time to set goals. Just be sure to respect the process and allot the appropriate amount of time to do it right. Here are some useful strategies that we like.

How Did You Fail Advisory?

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When my oldest son failed advisory, it resurfaced and fueled questions and reflections about advisory that continue to be daily drivers in a quest to transform learner experiences. Here are the answers I've come up with so far.

Sketchnoting 101: Students Making the Invisible, Visible

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Sketchnoting is an exciting add-on to the practices within your classroom, and is very aligned with a design thinking mindset. It provides students with a creative outlet for discovery and a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate vulnerability in learning new things.

Unlearn to Learn: 6 Non-Negotiables of High Quality Professional Learning

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As instructional leaders craft professional development in any format, it is important to assess the flow and structure of what you are creating. Like all endeavors, practice fuels improvement.

Design Thinking and Its Impact on Education Innovation

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Have you heard of design thinking? Are you using it in the classroom? Emily and Adam from the Getting Smart team dive into the topic to share what it is, how it can improve practice and how educators can rethink how they facilitate learning.

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