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Learning from Leaders, Students and Educators at SXSW EDU

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Tune in to part one of our two-part SXSW EDU podcast featuring interviews from leaders, learners and educators at this year's conference. Hear what they have to say about the future of learning and why they attend and present at SXSW.

The Best Edtech Tool is an Empowered Teacher

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By Keith Westman - Without a plan for how edtech tools will improve student learning, this technology is often used simply for the sake of being used. This post explores how we can change that.

Boosting Career Readiness in Dallas

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When less than 10% of Dallas County 8th graders from 2006 went on to complete college, community leaders set out to find a better way. Dallas County Promise is a transformational effort to help a community move forward to solve the talent gap through equitable college completion and job training.

Better Together: Why Networks Are the Future of Learning

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The new thing in education is working in networks. And there’s good reason because the demands of the work have outstripped the toolset. Creating powerful learning is hard work and there’s no reason for teacher teams to work alone. Networks make powerful learning possible at scale.

Calibrating District-Level Innovation

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By: David Adler. Research shows that professional development that builds cultures of practice must place a heavy emphasis on teachers collaborating and talking about their practices, beliefs, and attitudes. Here, we look at some good ways to do just that.

Empower Learners: 10 Lessons on Innovation Leadership

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Kettle Moraine school district is a leader in personalized learning and their leadership is an inspiring example for any organization. Here's a look at 10 leadership lessons from Superintendent Patricia DeKlotz.

Find a Way to Yes: 9 Leadership Lessons from Pam Moran

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Dr. Pam Moran has been a staff member of Albemarle County Public Schools for 32 years and after a dozen years as superintendent, she is retiring. While she has quietly become a leading educator, Moran's work speaks for itself. Here are nine lessons in leadership from Moran.

Give Greatness: Recognizing Teachers Who Inspire Us

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Teachers are more than just educators. They are our coaches, our confidants, our counselors and so much more. They shape us in ways we never thought possible. It’s time to give back and say thank you to the teachers who made the biggest impact on our lives.

The One Thing Innovative School Leaders Should Do Before School Ends

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By: Jason Green. There are precious few days of school left in most districts. For school leaders who have been hoping to kick off a new, student-centered approach to teaching, there is still time--here, we look at one simple strategy.

“The Professional Grade Teacher”

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What makes a teacher professional? How can we truly define a professional grade teacher? John Hardison shares 31 ways to describe the nearly indescribable.

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