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Why Every High School Should Require an AI Course

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Every high school student deserves a good look at artificial intelligence. Requiring a high school course that covers the basics of code that learns and its implications for employment and society is a good place to start.

Why Place-Based Education?

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Over the past couple of years, along with the Teton Science Schools, we have been exploring place-based education and how it can help connect learners to their communities. We are continuing our exploration in 2019, but wanted to revisit what we’ve learned so far and resources we’ve created to help you get started.

Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

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Inspired by the growing popularity of AI in pop culture and media, as well as more adaptive learning programs being released, Michelle Zimmerman realized change was coming for both what and how young people should learn and set out to write "Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning".

Learning Gardens Provide Equity, Access and Great Food

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Caroline Vander Ark has long appreciated community and school gardens but worried that they often didn’t connect to student learning and create a lasting impact. However, when she heard about the work of Big Green she was intrigued and reached out to Kate Waller, who manages their national growth to learn more.

Brain Research, Creativity and Project-Based Learning

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Does brain research support the belief that if you want to produce a student outcome such as creativity you first must build a classroom culture in which creativity can grow and then you must adopt a pedagogy (like PBL) that allows it to bloom? David Ross explains.

Nine Faculty Trends to Watch in 2019

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By: Eran Ben-Ari. In 2018 higher education’s attention was on student activism, debates about safe spaces, and the regulation of for-profit colleges. Faculty members were at the center of many of those conversations and Eran Ben-Ari, Top Hat’s Chief Product Officer, expects they will continue to be the hub of many of the trends emerging in 2019. To peek ahead, he presents nine faculty trends to watch in the coming year.

What Detroit and Chicago Can Teach Us About Student Growth and School Rating Systems

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By: Chris Minnich. Accountability systems that measure growth recognize a school’s contributions to student progress and reduce bias against educators and schools serving students in diverse, high-poverty communities.

Design Thinking, or What an English Teacher Learned From Working With Web Developers

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Amanda Winkelsas explains that she has learned that the design thinking approach is just as useful for building the technology tools for lesson planning and curriculum mapping as it is for doing the lesson planning and curriculum mapping itself.