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10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12

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By: Dacia Jones. Computational thinking can help prepare the next generation for the future of work. It teaches students to process information like a computer would. It'll guide students through a series of steps, similar to an algorithm, to solve open-ended problems.

Social Emotional Learning and the Future of Education

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By: Giancarlo Brotto. Core development skills such as conscientiousness, extraversion, emotional stability, openness, and agreeableness can be equally or even more important than cognitive skills in determining future employment. Despite these skills being related to consequential life outcomes, many teachers struggle to find effective ways to prioritize, teach and assess social and emotional skills and thus, we see related challenges.

School Design that Combats Nature Deficit Disorder

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By: Ashley Flores & Lida Lewis. There can be a healthy balance struck between media intake and real-world engagement. This balance is much more likely to happen through intentional design. The good news is that there’s a simple design prescription for what ails: nature. “Biophilic design” focuses on bringing elements of nature—from literal plant and water features to more analogous and referential approaches—into our built environments.

Rethinking the High School Credential

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Most American youth don’t get what they need from high school. There are lots of reasons, but two root problems are how we’ve defined the finish line and how we communicate success. Here, we look at the current high school credentialing system and the questions we think need to be answered to drive progress.

Business Partners Define Badges for San Diego Students

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How industry defined digital badges are supporting authentic, competency-based learning and work experiences that help students build rich, digital portfolios to support their college applications and career aspirations.

Building the Cognitive Muscles to Thrive in the Automation Age

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The Information Age was a four decade long global sprint to incorporate information technology; the World Economic Forum calls it the Third Industrial Revolution. It changed how we live, work, play, and, just in the last few years, how we learn. We’ve entered a new era with new learning priorities and opportunities. We’re only a…

Author Todd Rose: Learning is Personal, So is Success

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A look into the work of Todd Rose, his upcoming book, "Dark Horse," and why learning and success must be and are so personal.

How Better Transcripts Will Improve College Admissions, Employment, and Licensing

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In this new world where anyone can learn anything, anywhere — how we track, verify, and share capabilities is becoming a big deal. Tune in to this podcast with Parchment CEO, Matt Pittinsky to learn more about the future of transcripts.

Sharing: The New Superpower

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As a species, we’ve reached a point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, and connect everyone on the planet--we just haven’t figured out how to share the bounty of our production, or how to do it sustainably. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence.

9 Lessons from Brain Science from Melina Uncapher

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A look at research-based lessons in brain science and what educators should know.

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