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Redefining Readiness

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Education loves catchphrases. And for the last several years, College and Career Ready, or Future Ready, have topped the list. These terms are intended to capture the changing world and economy. Essentially, we need to get our students ready for whatever they may face educationally, professionally and even technologically. It sounds good. Intentions are good.…

Training Engineers to Spot Opportunity and Impact

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The KEEN National Conference brings together a diverse group of higher education engineering faculty and leadership to explore how entrepreneurial mindsets can better prepare engineering students for the future of work. Learn more here.

CEO’s at Recess: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Elementary School

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How can we sustain and build on these innate drives once young children enter school? According to Alesha Bishop, one answer is teaching entrepreneurship education.

Forget Replication, Transforming Learning is About Remixing

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Education “reform” has earned a reputation as something that is faddish, top-down, and short term. What would happen if we fell out of love with buzzwords and invested in connecting educators to learn, imagine, and create together? With the Transforming Learning Collaborative, we’re going to find out.

Getting Students to Take Control

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Getting students to “buy-in” and take control of their learning starts with seeing them as individuals and understanding each of them has different motives, beliefs and goals. Here are a few ideas to consider to help them start.

How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice

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In part two of a four part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning, we take a look at how Story Works Alaska is helping "youth develop skills, resilience, and engagement as they explore and share their own stories."

We Inherited a Factory but We Need a Design Studio (and 9 Other Problems)

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom discusses 10 problems in US Education he believes need to be addressed in order to take the first step towards building something better.

It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition

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Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. When it comes to elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. However, as Tom explains, the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth is not like other robotics competitions.