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Tom Vander Ark

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.

Embedding SEL Across the Curriculum

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We believe one of the most effective strategies for marrying SEL and core subjects is to embed SEL into formal curricula. Here are ten examples of schools already implementing this strategy.

Noble Effort: College Prep + Community on Chicago’s South Side

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Here are 10 features we appreciate about Gary Comer College Prep, part of the Noble Network of Charter Schools that operates 17 high schools serving over 11,000 students from more than 70 Chicago communities.

The Technologies Reshaping Life and Livelihood

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AI is rapidly reshaping the employment landscape, and given the opportunities and challenges this creates it is a topic every school community should be discussing with students.

Getting Smart Podcast | A Successful Quest For An Early College Solution

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The principal and students of Quest Early College High School discuss how the Early College system works, the differences between attending Quest versus attending traditional high school and what they love about their early college school.

Student-Centered Design Focused Learning at a Student-Led School

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One Stone students and educators share their thoughts on what really sets this student-led and directed nonprofit high school apart and what they feel really worked for them this first year.

Getting Smart Podcast | Denver Public School System Exemplifies A Healthy Educational Ecosystem

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In this podcast, Denver Public Schools education leaders share why their school system continues to lead when it comes to providing school choice for students and families.

Want to Solve a Problem? Get Smart, Build a Dataset, Apply Smart Tools

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Here are seven examples of impact entrepreneurs demonstrating the Cause + Code formula as they choose a problem, develop some domain expertise, build a dataset and apply smart tools in order to make a difference in the world.

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