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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.

10 Current and Emerging Trends in Adult Learning

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We live in a world where the unexpected is the norm, and the only thing we can really be sure of in the future is that change will occur rapidly. What does this mean for adult learning? Here are 10 current and emerging trends.

Getting Smart Podcast | A Human Network to Remake Learning in Pittsburgh

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Gregg Behr, Executive Director of the Grable Foundation, shares more about the journey to create the Pittsburgh Remake Learning Network, a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning.

8 Trends Improving Student Options In Online Learning

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It's National Online Learning Day, so in celebration let's take a look back at how far we've come and eight trends we're seeing in online learning today.

School Consortium Proposes a Better Transcript

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For well over a century we've recorded the high school experience as a series of courses and grades, showing activity but not necessarily growth and accomplishment. Here is how the Mastery Transcript Consortium is working to change this approach for the better.

Growing an Army of Green Schools for Good

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Going Green in education is a popular choice for schools around the globe for many reasons. Here are ten trends that are driving the green schools movement, as well as examples of great schools embracing these trends today.

15 Dimensions of Personalized Learning

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It is easy to think of personalization simply as differentiated instruction, but a full commitment to supporting individual learning journeys has many dimensions such as these 15 we've identified.

Two KC Schools That Use Projects to Engage and Transform

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We recently visited these two Kansas City area elementary schools combining personalized and project-based learning to help young people develop valuable knowledge, skills and dispositions.

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