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

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

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

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

Are you prepared for life with smart machines?

Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd

5. CZI Boosts College Pathways

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

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

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

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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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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