Innov8: Winter Break Engagement

As we finally head into the holiday weekend, we’re looking forward to a nice relaxing break after the inevitable rush for last minute gifts and celebrations with friends and family.
But these last few weeks of the year are also a great time to learn something new–check out our latest blog sharing ideas and resources for keeping minds engaged in learning with fun educational activities for the whole family to try.
Looking for even more things to learn about? Then dig in and get inspired by this week’s top news stories around the latest innovations in education.

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1. Personalized Learning Network

We also share more on #PLearning in this blog from KnowledgeWorks about How the President-Elect Can Scale Personalized Learning.

Digital Developments

2. Impact Portraits

3. Amazon On Fire

Looking for more great apps to use in the classroom? Check out these Nine Apps for Educators.

Dollars & Deals

4. $4.5 Million to MasteryConnect

#STEM Gems

5. STEM In A Box

If you are still looking for last minute gifts, be sure to check out our Best of 2016 STEM Gifts for Kids: Preschool Through Elementary.


6. Tech Talent Wars

We’ll see more stories like this next year as we discuss in our 2016 #YearInReview and Predictions for 2017.

Research & Reports

7. CBL Learning & Hiring

If you’d like to learn more about this movement, check out the competency-based success stories in Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States.

#EdPolicy Pieces

8. Public Education Support

Learn more about how University Academy in Kansas City is providing its students with these necessary opportunities in Getting Smart on Closing the Opportunity Gap.
Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.

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Getting Smart Staff

The Getting Smart Staff believes in learning out loud and always being an advocate for things that we are excited about. As a result, we write a lot. Do you have a story we should cover? Email [email protected]

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