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The Getting Smart Podcast: Season One Summary

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We're celebrating our 40th episode of the Getting Smart Podcast this week as we wrap up Season One. Here is a list of all of the podcasts we've created with education leaders across the nation over the past year.

Advanced Placement for the Innovation Economy

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College Board is preparing more students for the innovation economy with the launch of its the AP Computer Science Principles course, which shows students how computing and technology are influencing the world.

8 Campaigns Illuminating the Path Forward

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The Getting Smart team studies innovations in learning to understand the path forward and then constructs advocacy campaigns to inform and inspire action. Here are eight of our recent, current and planned thought leadership campaigns.

Focus on Fighting Poverty, Not the Students Living in It

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In his book Poor Students, Rich Teaching, Eric Jensen shares how focusing on combating the effects of poverty, not on “what poor students cannot do,” to be a key catalyst for change.

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

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By: Dr. Tammy Stephens. When implementing blended learning, stakeholders may have preconceived notions about this model of learning. Here are answers to six of these common blended learning myths.

Student Ambassadors Build Leadership Skills While Showcasing School

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One aspect of Katherine Smith Elementary School that really stood out during our latest school tour were the student ambassadors--by far the best example we've seen in thousands of school visits.

Reflecting on Performance

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Performance monitoring can inspire or embarrass students. Since the intent is performance reflection and engagement in growth, EdLeaders should be thoughtful about how data is used and presented.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Makerspace Needs

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A makerspace teacher experienced a few surprises as her school's makerspace developed, including a shortage of unexpectedly critical makerspace items. Here are 10 items she recommends you have on hand from the beginning.

Earning a Degree Online: What You Need to Know

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By: Dr. Robert Mendenhall. The typical college student of the 21st century is older and self-supporting and must balance work, family, and school. If you’re planning to become part of this nontraditional student majority, going to college online can be a great option for you. There are many choices and providers, but they are not all the same. Here are some things to know before you choose a school.

10 Simple Lesson Plans for Scaffolding Student-Led Projects

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From tips on assessment to how best to involve adult mentors, this is a guide for anyone who wants to lead student-led and student-centered projects in the classroom. The curriculum, adopted from Youth Engaged in Leadership & Learning, is broken down into 10 simple lessons-- to scaffolding student-led projects and create engagement and student ownership of learning.

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