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How Blockchain is Helping Dallas Students Tell Their Story

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With growing interest in demonstrated competence over seat time and pedigree, how can schools help learners present a more complete picture of their capabilities? This new service is using distributed ledger technology to deliver value for students, schools, and employers.

What if Students Designed Their Education?

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There are many conversations today about 21st-century skills and what skills students may need for the future and how to drive their own learning. A look at how we could change the look of schools and learning as we all prepare for the uncertainty of the future of work and learning.

New School Formula: Harder Problems and Fewer Answers

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Artificial Intelligence will have more influence on the livelihoods of young people over the next several decades than any other factor. To contribute now and in the future, they will need extended challenges that encourage them to build agency while solving harder problems with fewer answers.

Preparing All Learners for an Uncertain Future of Work

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By: Katherine Prince. It is unknown what the emerging future of work will look like, making it even more critical that we help young people and education and employment stakeholders plan for multiple possible futures. Take a look at KnowledgeWorks' new foundation for readiness.

A Refresher Course on the NGSS

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a structured and cohesive three-dimensional approach to science education in the US. This post explores what they are, and how they work.

Mapping 21st-Century Skills to SEL Competencies

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The relationship between Socio-Emotional Competencies and 21st-Century Skills has been uppermost on my mind lately because of a series of key events. In mid-January I spent the day working with 250 North Dakota school leaders, who came together in Mandan to learn how to better implement the state’s Choice Ready initiative. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)…

Facebook Buys Into Blockchain, Sparks Learning About Ledgers

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Big news this week as Facebook hires blockchain researchers. This acqui-hire confirms their interest in crypto-payments and signals growth in the use of distributed ledger technology. The race is on for blockchain talent. What's this mean for education?

4 Reasons to Attend the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

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If you're not already planning to be part of the inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference in Austin this spring, you should add it to your list. Here are four reasons why (hint: one reason may be a discount code just for our readers) we think you should attend!

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