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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.

Innov8: New Year, New Beginnings

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This week's eight stories share how education is kicking off the new year right by ensuring the future of this country develops important skills they’ll need for future success in college, career and life.

New Zealand Leads the Way on Competency-Based Learning: Part 1

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By: Susan Patrick. New Zealand has been exploring competency-based learning and assessment as a way to move toward education equity for decades. Here, I look at where they're headed and lessons from the journey so far.

Getting Smart Podcast | Special Ed Teacher to White House Tech Advisor

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In this podcast, Tom chats with Seth Andrew, who shares insights gained in his journey from teaching special education, to founding an ambitious school network serving 5000 students, to becoming a White House Tech Advisor.

Teacher Reflection | The Power of Place-Based Professional Learning

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By: Helen Ommen. I'm comfortable teaching inquiry-based lessons, but I have always felt less secure letting students ask and pursue their own questions. That all changed after my place-based professional learning experience.

Getting Smart Podcast | McGraw’s Stephen Laster on the Path Forward for EdTech

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McGraw-Hill Education is a leader in adaptive learning. In this podcast, Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer at McGraw, discusses the "Platform Revolution" in technology and his predictions for what's next in EdTech.

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