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“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.

Deeper Learning 2018 | Powerful Adult Learning

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While words can’t even being to describe the energy and awesomeness of Deeper Learning 2018, I spent time thinking about what makes this conference so different (and why you really ought to go next year). Here, I share a few of my biggest reflections…

The Power of Visiting Schools –  How to Plan Your Next Visit

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By: Loretta Goodwin. Organizing an effective tour takes time and effort. Going along on a tour requires dedication to one’s craft and a willingness to be open to new experiences. Here are some ways that tour organizers can optimize the experience.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

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By: Amy McGrath. More and more young people are starting to build their own businesses. Mark Greenberg is the founder and CEO of BuildEd. He uses his experience as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from consulting to real estate investment to develop entrepreneurship courses for partners like ASU Prep Digital and several K-12 programs.

InquirED Combines Curriculum and PD To Support Inquiry-Based Learning

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InquirED is an unusual EdTech startup in several ways. It combines curriculum and professional learning in ways that support teachers. It’s female-led. Shanti Elangovan is a scrappy entrepreneur with three master’s degrees (education, business and health).

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