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Michael Niehoff

Michael Niehoff
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Michael Niehoff is a Getting Smart Staff Writer. He is a teacher, leader, blogger and student advocate. Connect with him on Twitter: @mwniehoff

Kansans CAN: Redefining Graduate Profiles at the State Level

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Kansas's graduate profile has been redefined to emphasize not only academic and cognitive preparation, but also technical skills, employability and civic engagement. To bring their vision to reality, they created the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Learn more here

What CTE “Gets,” What CTE Needs To “Get” More

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Education as a whole can learn a great deal from the successes of many CTE programs. However, CTE cannot operate in isolation, and needs to learn from the best of transformative education outside of its standard practices. Mutual benefits await.

Training Today’s Learners To Be The Hired Guns Of Tomorrow

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Our students will need to continually learn about and apply current developments in technology, global collaboration, market opportunities and emerging industries to win in this new economy. How do we give students both the mindset and the skillset to not only survive, but to thrive?

How to Create & Cultivate a PBL Culture

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Transitioning to a more project-based pedagogy can be challenging and overwhelming, but there is one simple factor in particular that will affect your success: culture. Learn more about how to build a PBL culture here.

The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education

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Today's students need their curriculum and instruction - or rather their learning experiences and performance opportunities - to allow for ideation, virtual global collaboration, design thinking, transdisciplinary practices, adaptive thinking, and cross-cultural competencies.

Real-Life Examples of Design Thinking in the Classroom

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Design thinking centers on a pedagogy aimed at creating and facilitating future innovators and breakthrough thinkers. It is about creating creative and collaborative workflows engineered to tackle big projects and prototyping to discover new solutions.

Lessons for PBL Educators from the Food Truck Phenomenon

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Just as food trucks are revolutionizing eating out, PBL is revolutionizing the student experience. What else do food trucks and PBL have in common? Find out here.

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