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Caroline Vander Ark

Caroline Vander Ark
Caroline is COO at Getting Smart. Follow Caroline on Twitter, @Cvanderark.

Initiative Aims to Catalyze the Personalized Learning Field

New Profit, a non-profit venture philanthropy organization, recently announced the launch of a Personalized Learning Initiative supported by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more here.

EduVoice: Personalized Learning Battle Round

One of the most inspiring moments at SXSWedu this year was hearing the raw passion and excitement two educators have for both their students and personalized learning, as evidenced by the song lyrics from their performances at Battle Rounds.
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10 Reasons Why Lifelong Learning is the Only Option

Many have spoken about the importance of fostering an enduring love of learning and ongoing growth, and it will continue to grow in importance in the coming years. In this post, we talk about why that is, and what shapes lifelong learning can take.

Cause Marketing for Educators, Eduprenuers & Students

Whether a teacher, school leader or service provider, you’re in the cause marketing business. Cause marketing, in the broadest sense, is a marketing effort for social or charitable cause.

Infographic | Reclaiming the Classroom Words of Wisdom

In his new book Reclaiming the Classroom, Trenton Goble shares words of wisdom for teachers, principles, unions, and edtech companies.

Getting Smart Podcast | Reclaiming the Classroom with America’s Teachers

The most important work in education occurs in schools and, more specifically, in classrooms. In his new book 'Reclaiming the Classroom: How America’s Teachers Lost Control of Education and How They Can Get It Back; Trenton Goble connects with readers through sharing candid and powerful stories of his own time teaching and leading schools as a principal.
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Project Management Tools for School and Work

In an effort to continue working smarter, not harder, our team has been trying out some new task and project management tools. Being organized and communicating well is essential for success with team members in four time zones. Here is a quick scan of tools our team is currently using.