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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.

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.

Why Global Should Be the Education Movement of 2017

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By: Bonnie Lathram and Dave Potter. As we close the year out, we are pondering where we are headed in the field of education in 2017. We challenge you to become a globally connected educator and join us in creating a Smart Planet in the new year.

Computer Science Education Week is Underway

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The eighth annual Computer Science Education Week is officially underway, and students and teachers across the world are celebrating by participating in local Hour of Code events.

Liberia Announces Public-Private Partnership to Address its Education Crisis

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In 2013, not a single Liberian student passed the university entrance exam. As the first partner of the Partnership Schools for Liberia initiative, here is how Bridge International Academies is helping the country address its education crisis.

How Stanford Took a Cue from Our School in Africa…and Everybody Won

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By: Ryan Findley. Understanding the need to contextualize design thinking for the African context, the African Leadership Academy pioneered the self and cultural awareness design thinking process in African schools.

5 Organizations Scaling Innovations in Learning Across Africa

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We live in a time of great opportunity to help spread new schools and new tools to those who need them across the planet. Here are five education organizations to watch as they scale innovations in learning across Africa.

What do Globally Competent Students Look Like?

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By: David Young. In education, global competitiveness can be characterized as the set of skills and factors that support individuals’ personal and professional productivity in their communities and in the world. Being globally competitive today requires developing global competence.

On Learning, Productivity & Economic Growth

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Advances in public health, improved economic opportunity, urbanization, technology innovation, or the expansion of democracy are all important trends. But I’d argue that, with some relation to all of these, expanded access to learning is the most important.

One Good Question: How Countries, Communities and Schools Prepare Youth for Global Citizenship

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Tom answers in what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? And, how much does the next big tool matter for lasting academic outcomes for all students?

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