An eduInnovation project in partnership with Getting Smart with support from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. Download the Generation Do-It-Yourself (#GenDIY) Toolkit: Stories to inspire you and tool to get you started. Generation Do-It-Yourself or #GenDIY is a thought leadership campaign born out of a new generation building…
Getting Smart Podcast | It’s Time to Update Your Graduate Profile – Here’s How
Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, shares more about the "Profile of a Graduate" campaign, created to help districts, parents, students and community leaders to envision the essential competencies for a successful graduate in their community.
“Smart Cities, Smart Parents & GenDIY” with Linda Buchner, Driven 2 Educate Podcast
In Linda Buchner's new podcast, she talks to Tom Vander Ark about Smart Cities, Smart Parents, and GenDIY, three thought leadership campaigns attempting to illuminate the path forward.
Collaborating with Community as Partners in Fulfilling the Promise of your Graduate Profile
Community engagement and collaboration is essential in both planning and implementing Graduate Profiles in order to fulfill the promise articulated in your profile. ACE Leadership HS partners with the community in a variety of ways; this blog focuses on a specific strategy to collaborate on curriculum design and project planning that can be adapted in many settings.
Getting Smart Podcast | Student Voice: A Catalyst for Personalized Learning
At its core, the purpose of the personalized learning framework is to open student pathways and to encourage student voice in their education. As we shift to next-gen education models, ones that place students at the center and in control of learning, student voice can serve as a catalyst for this change.
Schools Worth Visiting
For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 innovative schools a year. It’s the most important form of professional learning we do for ourselves and for the educators that accompany us. It’s how we create and update a shared vision of powerful learning. This page features some…
David Conley on Next Generation Assessment
In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Dr. David Conley, a professor in the college of education at the University of Oregon, discusses his new book and offers 10 principles for better assessment—and a vision for how assessment can be integrated into learning.
Podcast: Susan Patrick on Transforming Education Systems for Equitable High-Quality Learning
Today the Getting Smart team interviews Susan Patrick, CEO of iNACOL about high-quality learning and five global trends in learning.
Getting Smart Podcast | Andy Calkins on Effective Learning Competencies
In this episode, Tom speaks with Andy Calkins, director of Next Generation Learning Challenges to learn more about their new student success framework--MyWays, and their recently released comprehensive resource set to help more communities develop graduate profiles.
Getting Smart Podcast | Why Guidance Matters for College and Career Readiness
Advisory and guidance are essential for students navigating career-focused decisions, especially for GenDIY students who are paving their own unique path. The role in supporting these each of these students in figuring out their values and aspirations is crucial.