Innov8: #Changemakers

The 2017 SXSWedu conference is in full swing, with EdLeaders from across the nation meeting up to discuss how we can continue improving the education landscape. But even if you couldn’t make it to SXSWedu this year, there are still many ways to make positive changes.

Whether it’s visiting schools to see what is working for others or contributing ideas to help create guidelines for high-quality project-based learning, we encourage everyone to get involved in improving education.

In honor of EdLeaders collaborating to set the bar higher, this week’s stories share the latest on how changemakers everywhere are working hard to find new and innovative ways to improve education.

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1. Game-Based Code Kit

Coding is an important skill to learn, but cause + code is the new impact formula.

2. NERD Connection

Dollars & Deals

3. $3.4M to Behavioral Science Startup

Helping today’s college students succeed means meeting learning needs that are different from other generations. Here are Three Ways to Use Microlearning in Higher Education Classrooms that could help.

#STEM Gems

4. A #STEMReady America

Adding these two letters to STEM can make a big difference.


5. HigherEd Race to AI

In our #AskAboutAI series, we recently discussed how The Rise of AI Demands Project-Based Learning.

Planting a #SEAD

6. College Character

Read more about the importance of Developing Leadership Qualities in the Classroom Through SEL for success as well.

#Teachers & #EdLeaders

7. Global Leader Insights

The future of education is global–let’s work to connect high-achieving school networks around the world and ultimately improve student outcomes everywhere.

8. Day of Discovery

Interested in other professional development opportunities for educators? Be sure to check out these 25 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences in 2017.

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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