Innov8: Student Support
It was good to see hundreds of you at ASU + GSV in SLC. We discussed the modern Montessori school including a student-centered and student-led high school. We appreciated ASU President Crow’s vision for HigherEd.
This week’s stories share a variety of ways EdLeaders are supporting student learning as well. From working to transform education through data interoperability efforts to partnering to create pathways to college, it’s clear so many of us are working toward the same goal: supporting students for a successful future.
Dollars & Deals
1. MSDF + $1 Billion Dollars
$1B Gift From Michael and Susan Dell Doubles @MSDF_Foundation Endowment https://t.co/9OC9RuCH8u
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) May 12, 2017
We’re big fans of what the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation do with their grants. Have you been keeping up with Project Unicorn?
2. We Have Liftoff
SpaceX successfully launches its heaviest geostationary orbital payload yet https://t.co/DENDSMSCFA pic.twitter.com/GGfr8XchQ7
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) May 16, 2017
The payload of this rocket will help bring broadband to poor and rural regions of the world, which will go a long way for improving access to information and learning.
It’s A #ProjectBased World
3. PBL Chopped Challenge
#NTAC17 attendees, are you a #PBL master chef? Prove it and enter the first ever NTN PBL Chopped competition https://t.co/Tqsk9CGJnF
— New Tech Network (@newtechnetwork) May 16, 2017
Do you think your PBL is the best PBL? Time to put your money where your mouth is and enter this challenge–and then lend your voice to the High-Quality PBL Project!
4. Feeling All the Feels
#askaboutai #innov8 https://t.co/1XX4aaWryM
— Emily Liebtag, Ed.D. (@EmilyLiebtag) May 16, 2017
Are you prepared for life with smart machines?
Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd
5. CZI Boosts College Pathways
Great new partnership with @CollegeBoard , CZI, building college readiness in underserved communities. https://t.co/bx4yWDp8XH
— John Bailey (@John_Bailey) May 16, 2017
The percent of low-income high school kids enrolling in college is decreasing. This is a pressing concern, and we appreciate every effort to reverse this trend.
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
6. Summit 2017
Explore how schools can stretch beyond traditional boundaries w/ @andrewcalkins & @tvanderark at #asugsvsummit https://t.co/4BeMmZVASy
— ASU+GSV Summit (@asugsvsummit) May 5, 2017
We had a great time at the ASU GSV Summit last week. Wondering what you missed? We covered some of the highlights on the blog, including a great keynote from Michael Crow on the future of Higher Ed.
7. UDL & Accessibility in #K12
Join our May #Webinar: #UDL & Accessibility in #K12 #Edu: Designing #Learning to Serve All #Students. Register: https://t.co/f7GPF9eB1s
— Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) May 15, 2017
WEBINAR TODAY! Be sure to register for this webinar on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that creates learning environments designed to be open and accessible to all students, especially those with disabilities.
8. Save The Date: #DLDay 2018
Save the date! Digital Learning Day 2018 is February 22, 2018. Learn more at https://t.co/P7mTRt1RH0. #DLDay @OfficialDLDay
— Thomas C. Murray (@thomascmurray) May 16, 2017
Next year’s Digital Learning Day is officially scheduled! It’s never too early to start preparing.
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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