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Learning from Leaders, Students and Educators at SXSW EDU Part Two

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Listen in to part two of our 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.

Designing Professional Learning Experiences: 3 Lessons from BPLC18

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By: Cathy Sanford. The Blended and Personalized Learning Conference just finished up. Cathy shares 3 lessons educators are taking away from this year's conference.

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 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.

Venture University: A Trade School for the Innovation Economy

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A look at Venture University, a new MBA alternative, that lets students learn venture investing on the job and even earn back their tuition.

Coaching Yields Better Formative Assessment in Tulsa

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Formative assessment coaching helps teachers to shift their thinking from the teacher role to the student role within the classroom so that students become more involved in, and responsible for, learning. Here, we explore this (and other benefits) in greater detail.

Reflections on #HowIKnow: A Formative Assessment Project

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Since the kickoff of the #HowIKnow project last fall, we have been working with district teams in Austin, Dallas, and Tulsa to design and implement professional learning plans with 60 pilot teachers. Here are two key lessons we've already learned about PD for formative assessment.

How ASU is Building the Capability and Character of Educators

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Leading the education school at what has been called the most innovative university comes with some pressure to innovate. Carole Basile is in her second year as dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Basile and the talented faculty recognized that the innovation economy requires new learning models and that new and transformed schools require a new kind of preparation.

Smart Review | Learner-Centered Innovation

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By: Emily Liebtag and Adam Kulaas. We think Learner-Centered Innovation by Dr. Katie Martin is a must-read. It sparks action, which as an underlying theme echoed throughout the book, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. Here, we look at it in a little more depth.

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