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Designing Pilot Programs for Schools and Districts

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For principals and superintendents looking to try out an innovative new practice, we think that pilot programs are one of the most reliable ways to make an informed decision based on the unique needs of the students you serve. Learn more on pilots here.

Michael Crow On What’s Next In HigherEd and the EdTech Tools It Will Take

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This year's ASU GSV Summit once again provided plenty of great keynoters sharing thought leadership on innovations in education. One of the most substantive speakers was Michael Crow on the future of The Future of HigherEd--here's more from his keynote.

Getting Smart Podcast | Coaching for High Quality Project Based Learning

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Andrew Biros, longtime educator and current New Tech Network Coach, joins Getting Smart team member Emily Liebtag to discuss what he feels is essential when it comes to improving PBL practices, and shares some best practices for PBL teaching and learning.

3 Lessons Learned Building Student Digital Portfolios

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I decided this past fall that my students would build digital portfolios of all of their work this year. Here are three of the lessons I learned while implementing this endeavor.

10 Tips For EdLeaders Feeling Overwhelmed And Insufficient

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As a school or system leader, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed and feel insufficient while navigating complex work and decisions that can affect hundreds of students. Here are 10 tips to help you overcome these feelings.

Personalizing Professional Development For Educators

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It is hard to change a paradigm, but if we never start we won’t ever make it happen. Here are some first steps we can take in the journey to personalizing professional development for teachers.

Getting Smart Podcast | High Quality Professional Development at Eagle Rock

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In this podcast, we hear from Michael Soguero, Director of Professional Development at Eagle Rock, about his organization's strategy for leading high-quality learning experiences for teachers.

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.

Projects That Learn

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If you’re a school or district leader contemplating a transformation effort, consider structuring the change agenda as a leadership development agenda, mixing change management with talent development to create projects that learn.

Highlights from NSTA’s 2017 National Conference

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The National Science Teachers Association is a huge event and provides a plethora of free teacher resources. Here are just a few of the many available at this year's conference.

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