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An Innovative K-8 Human-Centered Approach at Design39

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While the Design39 facility renders many speechless, the teaching and learning that take place at “D39” leave visitors feeling inspired and more motivated than ever to create empowering learning experiences for students. Read more in our detailed account here.

Santa Ana Unified Creating Incredible Pathways for Students K-12

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When people think of large urban districts, they often think about all the challenges that they face. And it’s true--large urban districts often have to overcome many hurdles. But these challenges are not insurmountable, and Santa Ana Unified proves it.

Getting Smart Podcast | It’s Time to Update Your Graduate Profile – Here’s How

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Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, shares more about the "Profile of a Graduate" campaign, created to help districts, parents, students and community leaders to envision the essential competencies for a successful graduate in their community.

Increasing Student Access Through Project LEAN In

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By: Sam Sakai-Miller. Project LEAN In is San Lorenzo Unified School District's program for implementing a 1:1 student:device ratio in classrooms to increase student engagement and achievement. Here are lessons learned, best practices and unexpected benefits.

SOLE: Hacking Today’s Education for the Future

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By: Dr. Jeffrey McClellan and Justin Aglio. Self-Organizing Learning Environments (SOLEs) draw on children’s natural curiosity to create a dynamic education space for students to learn, interact and develop critical problem-solving skills.

New Tech Network Powers A Common Learning Model & Unique Missions

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New Tech Network powers a wide range of schools, but just because they share a learning model and platform doesn't mean they're all the same--they are urban and rural, STEM-focused and arts-focused, magnet schools and dropout recovery schools. Learn more here.

Rethinking Middle School with Design Thinking at Vista Innovation & Design Academy

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VIDA is a 6-8 Magnet school in the Vista Unified School District that is proving that high-quality teaching & learning centered around design-thinking can happen anywhere if you have collaboration, community and committed leadership. Read more here.

Getting Smart Podcast | Making the City the Text at High Tech High

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In this podcast episode, High Tech High leaders Larry Rosenstock, Jeff Robin and Kaleb Rashad share musings about student projects, starting new schools, hiring teachers and why the city the school is located in is so important.

Powering Personalized Learning in Chicago

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On a recent school tour trip to Chicago, we visited three schools creating powerful personalized learning environments that serve their unique student population and communities.

What’s The Next Big Idea? Microschool Networks

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Microschools have been popping up around the country for the last decade with great success, so let's make it easier to launch these schools by creating supportive networks.

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