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Getting Smart Podcast | Shared Leadership for Deeper Learning

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In this podcast, Unite LA president David Rattray chats with Tom about workforce readiness, the need for continued lifelong learning and how schools must adapt to prepare young people for a new economy and a changing world.

Increase Student Motivation through Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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By: Victoria Rydberg. Students are at their best when they have purpose and are contributing value. Place-based education can give students the autonomy, mastery and purpose to stay motivated and make meaningful community contributions.

Innov8: Equity in Education

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MLK Jr. Day makes our team think even more about the importance of equity in education, and how we can find ways to help encourage it throughout our school systems. Here are eight news items highlighting forward progress.

Getting Smart Podcast | Zoran Popovic on Accelerated Learning with Smart Tools

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In this episode of the podcast, Zoran Popovic, Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, chats about computer science, gaming, virtual reality and how we can help today's students be successful using artificial intelligence.

How to Create Experiences and Scale Environments That Change Lives

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Learn more about creating successful learning networks, where groups of like-minded schools support each other through a common vision, powerful learning experiences for both students and teachers, and common tools and systems.

Every Place is Special or No Place is Special

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By: Anna Luhrmann. "Every Place is Special or No Place is Special" is an easy mantra to believe when you're teaching in a national park, but when I first taught PBE in rural Wyoming it became a lot harder. Here's what I learned.

Designing Student Projects for Global Readiness

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By: Andrew Miller. It's time to think about the power of project-based learning and how it can do even more to prepare our students for the world beyond the classroom.

The New Equation for Global Competencies = PBL + SEL

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We surveyed global education leaders from a variety of schools and districts around how to cultivate global competencies. Here are our favorite responses, as well as more on how to join this Smart Planet conversation.

Getting Smart Podcast | Teach to One: Inventing the Future of Math Learning

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In 2007, Joel Rose conceived an idea for an innovative, blended way to teach middle school math. Today, it has spread to over 40 schools reaching 13,000 students. Here, Tom talks to Joel about the program and where it's headed.

Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning

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By: Louis Pienaar. Simulation-based learning allows my students to learn in a highly immersive environment that reflects aspects of the real world, encouraging deeper learning of cross-curricular skills and concepts.

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