Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

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“Preparing Students for a Project-Based World” describes how the new economy and growing inequities are impacting students and schools, and explores what we need to be doing to better prepare students for future success.

Getting Smart on Teachers as Collaborative Curriculum Designers

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This paper explores the importance of teachers as curriculum designers, and how Literacy Design Collaborative helps support collaborative curriculum design while also providing important teacher professional development.

Realizing the Potential of Blended Learning: Beyond Personalized to Active Learning

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This paper is designed to highlight how the intersection between active and personalized learning yields an engaging and relevant experience that increases student achievement and address the common misconception that active learning is only “hands-on offline,” and personalized learning stays “online.”

Moving PD from Seat-Time to Demonstrated Competency Using Micro-credentials

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Micro-credentials are a digital form of certification that indicate when a person has demonstrated competency in a specific skill set. This resource produced by Getting Smart in partnership with BloomBoard, is the essential educators’ guide to implementing powerful professional learning with micro-credentials.

Personalizing and Guiding College & Career Readiness

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A DLN Smart Series paper that offers details on processes, existing tools and best practices for creating a system of student guidance and support.

Using Prize & Pull Mechanisms to Boost Learning

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A DLN Smart Series paper that highlights the potential of boosting learning through incentives such as prizes and how targeted incentives for innovation can mobilize talent and resources to improve access and quality.

Funding Students, Options and Achievement

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A DLN Smart Series paper that addresses today’s broken school finance system and provides practical design principles that have been tested in policy and in practice on both the state and district level.