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
— Engadget (@engadget) March 7, 2017
Coding is an important skill to learn, but cause + code is the new impact formula.
2. NERD Connection
— Jefferson Education (@JEAUVA) March 3, 2017
Dollars & Deals
3. $3.4M to Behavioral Science Startup
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) March 1, 2017
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.
4. A #STEMReady America
— Linda Kekelis (@LindaKekelis) March 6, 2017
Adding these two letters to STEM can make a big difference.
5. HigherEd Race to AI
— Education Dive (@EducationDive) March 7, 2017
Planting a #SEAD
6. College Character
— Mary Ryerse (@maryryerse) March 7, 2017
Read more about the importance of Developing Leadership Qualities in the Classroom Through SEL for success as well.
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
7. Global Leader Insights
— iNACOL (@nacol) February 17, 2017
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
— David Nagel (@THEJournalDave) March 1, 2017
Interested in other professional development opportunities for educators? Be sure to check out these 25 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences in 2017.
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