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Tom Vander Ark

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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., @TVanderark

10 Roles of Effective Project-Based Learning Leaders

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In our Project-Based World campaign, we ask about the skills, dispositions and mindsets that leaders need to be effective in a project-based world. Here are 10 roles we've found that make effective PBL leaders.

Developing Self-Directed Learners

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Growth of the freelance- and gig-economy makes self-direction an imperative, and the learner experience is crucial when it comes to designing environments where students can learn to be self-directed.

Tel Aviv University: Addressing Social Challenges with Online Learning

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Yuval Shraibman, CEO of Israel's TAU Online, shares more about how he and other education leaders in the country are working to find ways to bridge inequity and help all students succeed.

10 Ways to Use Quality Digital Curriculum

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Evidence of deeper learning as a result of digital learning continues to fuel school and district support. We compiled this list of ways to utilize quality digital curriculum in your district or school.

Next Generation School Design

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A diverse group of education leaders recently gathered at the Digital Education Show in Dubai for a Getting Smart workshop to discuss best practices around new school design. Here are the results of their work.

12 Ways to Start Teaching STEM in Your School

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Want more chances for your students to learn STEM but don’t know where to start? Here are 12 tips for learning about STEM (and STEAM) experiences and implementing them in your school.
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All Kids Coding in Rhode Island

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Richard Culatta shares more on Rhode Island's CS4RI program--an ambitious plan to offer computer-science classes in every school in the state by the fall of 2017, making it the first state ever to do so.

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