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The Classroom: Where Our Students Can Meet the Real World

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We know we need our students to care in order to achieve deeper learning. Realizing this can help us pull back the barrier between our students and the real world and say, “Go ahead, jump in!”

iLead: Student-Centered, Career Focused, Accelerated Learning

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iLead Academy is preparing students to succeed in an increasingly project-based, global economy. Tom recently visited iLead to learn why it's successful, what obstacles they've overcome and what advice they have for others looking to start a new school.

How Can We Bring Coding into Authentic PBL?

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How can coding be integrated into authentic PBL? Perhaps more importantly, how can we develop a scalable solution accessible to all?

How to Create & Cultivate a PBL Culture

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Transitioning to a more project-based pedagogy can be challenging and overwhelming, but there is one simple factor in particular that will affect your success: culture. Learn more about how to build a PBL culture here.

Treasure Hunting for Education

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At the time, I didn't realize just how much I was learning through my dad's treasure hunt. In retrospect, I see he gave us real-world experience at solving problems in a collaborative setting, helping us to think on our feet and use the what we had on-hand to find answers.

A Research-Based Reason to Hope

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By: Kristin Cuilla. Over five years of research and a variety of data sources have culminated into a new research report that truly documents how the school model is making a difference in the lives of students from every type of background.

Getting Smart Podcast | Network Effect Fuels Personalized Learning in Rhode Island 

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This episode features a discussion Tom Vander Ark had with Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute and recipient of the iNACOL Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning Award. Listen in to hear more about Shawn's work and why networks are such a catalyst for change.

Building Student Ownership Through Community Mapping

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What if we engaged students in the community around real problems, with real outcomes? What if they partnered with organizations who benefited from their insight? Community mapping is one way to make it happen

The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education

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Today's students need their curriculum and instruction - or rather their learning experiences and performance opportunities - to allow for ideation, virtual global collaboration, design thinking, transdisciplinary practices, adaptive thinking, and cross-cultural competencies.

Chan Zuckerberg Backs Personalized Learning R&D Agenda

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This month Tom traveled to the Fusion conference where he sat down with Bror Saxberg and Jim Shelton of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to hear more about their personalized learning and R&D agenda.

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