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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
Tom Vander Ark is author of Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, Charter Board Partners and Bloomboard. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Chan Zuckerberg Backs Personalized Learning R&D Agenda

This month Tom traveled to the Fusion conference where he sat down with Bror Saxberg and Jim Shelton of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to hear more about their personalized learning and R&D agenda.

Change Will Be Slower Than You Think, Then Faster

Tom shares what EdLeaders can learn from the retail industry and the shifts it's needed to make given growth in technology and consumer demand.

Save The Planet–Starting Today

If we have a list of the issues that will shape the future--an earth owner’s manual--when and how should we introduce them to young people? What does it mean to be really ready and why should we be encouraging young people to engage with the world’s most important issue? Tom Vander Ark answers these questions and more.

America Succeeds Reports on Education Pathways for the Future of Work

Tom share’s key highlights and findings from Age of Agility: Education Pathways for the Future of Work, a new report from America Succeeds.

Getting Smart Podcast | Accessible, Affordable, Achievable HigherEd for Working Adults

Southern New Hampshire University has become one of the most important innovators in higher ed. In this episode, Tom interviews Paul LeBlanc, president of SNHU to learn how it’s become one of America’s leading non profit online universities, as well as hear more about the student experience and what LeBlanc’s learned about building a culture of innovation.

Workbench Platform Powers Project-Based Learning

Workbench is making it easier to teach with projects and extending equitable access to great PBL tools. Read more about the Baltimore startup and why the city has become a hotspot for EdTech.

12 Next Steps for Ed Leaders

The rapidly changing employment landscape and the future of work have created a new set of realities, roles and responsibilities for leaders. Here's 12 next steps to take on the challenge ahead.