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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 and Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Sharing: The New Superpower

As a species, we’ve reached a point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, and connect everyone on the planet--we just haven’t figured out how to share the bounty of our production, or how to do it sustainably. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence.

Active Learning and Student Leadership in Tulsa Schools

A virtual tour explores how Jenks East Intermediate school in Tulsa has created a strong school culture while supporting over 1,000 students in exploring design challenges and building leadership skills.

9 Lessons from Brain Science from Melina Uncapher

A look at research-based lessons in brain science and what educators should know.

How ASU is Building the Capability and Character of Educators

Leading the education school at what has been called the most innovative university comes with some pressure to innovate. Carole Basile is in her second year as dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Basile and the talented faculty recognized that the innovation economy requires new learning models and that new and transformed schools require a new kind of preparation.

Credentialing America: How Impact Investing Can Help

For individuals, the right kind of education can boost employability. For communities, educational attainment correlates with better social, economic and personal outcomes for citizens. How can we spread access to high-quality credentials?

Now That We’re Augmented, What Should We Learn?

The new age of innovation (often referred to by the WEF and others as the Fourth Industrial Revolution), in which we are all partners with smart machines, demands three new developmental priorities. Here, we provide an overview of what they are, and how we can focus on them.

Attacking Complexity with Confidence

By: Jonathan Rochelle, Katherine Prince and Tom Vander Ark. One thing we know for sure—tomorrow will be more complex than today. We’ve entered a new era that’s driven by artificial intelligence and education must adapt. Our students deserve a new set of learning priorities (not just more added to a crowded set of learning objectives).