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CottageClass Expanding Access to Microschools and Learning Experiences

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Teacherpreneur Manisha Snoyer created CottageClass to provide other teachers the opportunity to develop and operate small schools, extracurricular enrichment, summer camps and other community-based programs for children ages 0-18.

Getting Smart Podcast | Google’s Jaime Casap on Inequity and Inquiry

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Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, shares more about inquiry-based learning, technology in education, bridging the digital divide and how a boy who grew up on welfare in Hell's Kitchen was able to beat the odds and succeed.

Resources and Quotes on the Power of Place

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By: Jeffrey Partridge. A lot has been written about place-based education. Here, I compile some of my favorite resources and quotes on the subject from a wide range of literature applicable to a broad audience.

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.

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