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Emily Liebtag

Emily Liebtag
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Emily Liebtag is a Director at Getting Smart. Follow her on Twitter: @EmilyLiebtag.

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

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From years of teaching in the classroom and countless school visits and interactions with excellent educators worldwide, I’ve created a list of things I commonly observe in great student-centered learning environments. Here are eight that stand out.

School Change: Go Fast and Go Slow

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By: Mary Ryerse and Emily Liebtag. School change--be it a new initiative, a push for a shift in culture, or the adoption of a different teaching approach--requires both tortoises and hares.

Personalizing Learning Spaces

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Educators and students alike spend around 40 +/- hours a week in their learning spaces, so why not add personal touches and be inspired by the walls and halls around you? It may have a bigger impact than you'd think.

Deeper Learning: What We Know So Far

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Teaching that focuses on the development of the six deeper learning competencies yields increased graduation rates, more engaged thinkers, and increased equitability in opportunities to access high-quality learning experiences. Learn more here.

Getting Students Ready for the Gig Economy

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Recent findings on the effects of the sharing economy are driving home the need to engage students in project-based experiences. In this post, we look at why.

Why We Advocate for Equity and Access Through Personalized Schools and Tools

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We believe access to a high-quality education is the best shot young people have at shaping, contributing to and ultimately benefiting from a better future. Here's how we advocate to provide more students with access to the education they deserve.

PBL World Educators Focus on Process

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PBL World is a community of dedicated educators from around the world coming together, creating and growing a path forward for themselves and ultimately the students they serve. Here, we look at some of the key takeaways from this year's conference.

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