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The Backstory Behind The Microsoft Refresh

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Download and listen in to this episode featuring as Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols discuss the importance of the cultural refresh at Microsoft (based on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset), valuable tips on writing and publishing and more.

Middle and High Schools to Visit: 2018 Additions

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School visits are the best way to stretch our conception of powerful learning--to learn from the best innovations in learning around the country and around the world. This year, we’re excited to add 16 schools to our running list of Middle and High Schools Worth Visiting. 

Building Transferable Skills: Design Tech High at Oracle Campus

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Join us for a virtual field trip to Design Tech High school. We'll tour the school's new campus and learn how d.tech is combining personalized learning, design thinking, and maker activities to reach their goal of helping students forge identities as caring citizens and young professionals.

Expanding Access to Powerful Learning in Tulsa

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How Dr. Deborah Gist is leading an agenda to create powerful learning experiences for students in Tulsa, OK. despite some of the lowest funding in the country.

Measuring What Matters

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We recently traveled to Boise to visit the team and students at One Stone and got a chance to sit down with the National Advisory team to unpack the ‘why,’ ‘how,’ and ‘what’ of measuring social and emotional learning and the importance of student outlets for articulating agency over growth.

Deeper Learning For All: The Equity Agenda in Louisville

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Tom sits down with Dr. Carmen Coleman and Dr. John Marshall of Jefferson County Public Schools to learn how the two have worked together shape powerful, equitable, high-quality learning experiences for the over 100,000 students in Louisville, Kentucky.

Microsoft Inclusive Classroom Adds Picture Dictionary

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Today, Microsoft announced the addition of a visual dictionary to its suite of inclusive classroom tools to make it easier for teachers and students to change text size and spacing to accommodate reading differences. Learn more here.

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