GenDIY

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…

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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…

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Podcasts

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.

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Difference Making

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.

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Competency-Based Education

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.

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Difference Making

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.

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