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Kyle Wagner

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Kyle Wagner is a Getting Smart Staff Writer, and is a middle school program director, an author, and founder of Transform Educational Consulting. You can connect with him at [email protected]

A Blended Environment: The Future of AI and Education

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For many of us, using AI in our schools seems light years away. But by slowly and consciously embracing it, we can start to make the shifts necessary for the 21st-Century classroom.

Can Students Learn Entirely on their Own?

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Students are capable of learning and organizing themselves completely on their own if they have the freedom to explore, are engaged in authentic and meaningful experiences, and have the chance to exhibit their work. Here's one example.

Building Student Ownership Through Community Mapping

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What if we engaged students in the community around real problems, with real outcomes? What if they partnered with organizations who benefited from their insight? Community mapping is one way to make it happen

Want Authentic PBL? Take Students to the Farm

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This was not a hypothetical project, dreamed up in a classroom far removed from the outside world. It was a real project with real problems, consequences and opportunities for growth.

5 Tech-Free Classroom Innovations, and Ideas for Getting Started

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We don’t need unlimited funding or fancy high-tech toys to innovate our practice. Often, we just need to think differently. Here are five simple tech-free innovative learning experiences that will help you and your students think differently.

How to “Pick the Lock”: The Five Secrets to One Stone’s Success

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One Stone thrives because it places students at the center. Here, I take a deeper look at the techniques they use to develop and maintain their culture.

5 Conditions Necessary for School-Wide Innovation

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Many schools rush into innovating without putting the structures in place to support it, and when the dust settles they realize they haven’t made the large-scale impact they were hoping for. Here's how schools can change that.

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