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It’s Time to Personalize Learning in Alaska

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By: Dr. Karen Gaborik. Alaska's Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's superintendent shares how the district began its shift to a student-centered system, how the community is involved and what next steps are for them all.

Listening is a 21st-Century Skill

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Many students are poor listeners simply because no one has shown them how. But listening has been identified as one of the top skills employers seek, so here are some resources to help embed teaching this 21st-Century skill throughout curriculum.

Building Community Consensus for District Change

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I visited Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Colorado for a week to observe its shift to competency-based education. Here are highlights on how leadership is building consensus and shaping community engagement for input on changes.

Quick Start Guide to Place-Based Education

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Our team has visited hundreds of schools. The best all had something in common: teachers created learning opportunities for students out in the "real world." In this publication, we explore how more teachers and schools can start doing the same.

18 Tips for Making Blended Learning More Student-Centered

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Here are 18 tips from leading schools and providers boosting motivation, engagement, agency and collaboration by adding student-centered learning strategies to their blended learning plan.

8 Tips for Helping Students Identify and Solve Big Problems

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As educators seeking to create meaningful experiences for our students, we must find ways to ask the right questions and provide kids the space to come up with their own problems. Here are 8 tips to help you get started.

Building the Bridge of College and Career Readiness from PreK-12

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By: Dave Ross. These action steps can help school leaders expand the focus of college and career readiness, providing students across the educational spectrum with project-based, hands-on learning opportunities to build 21st-century skills.

Getting Smart Podcast | Partnerships Propel Readiness Results with a Focus on Equity

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College Spark senior program officer Heather Gingrich and Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, discuss the importance of helping today's students become college, career and life ready, and how a partnership approach to this goal is really the best option.

Innov8: Celebrating Digital Learning Day

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Tomorrow is the official Digital Learning Day—what are you doing to celebrate? Prepare yourself by looking at this week's top eight news stories highlighting developments in innovative education.

Smart List: 26 HigherEd Innovators

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There are a number of challenges facing higher education today. We invite you to join us in recognizing 26 organizations innovating higher education to instill it with renewed energy and more timely programs.

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