Lindsay Unified has combined mission-driven leadership with remarkable continuity and incremental innovations to promote lifelong self-directed learning. The compounding effect is remarkably aligned schools, a powerful culture, and a system beginning to extend its impact nationally.
In a special bonus episode, we talked with Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe about the transition to remote learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
On today's podcast, we chat with Rebecca Midles, the newest member of the Getting Smart team who leads the school systems design team. Tune in to hear more about her work developing transformation initiatives nationally.
For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 leading 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…
In this episode of the podcast, Superintendent Steve Schultz and Executive Director of Performance-Based Systems Rebecca Midles share more on Mesa County Valley School District 51's efforts to shift to a competency-based education model.
We believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible.
Getting Smart is grateful for educators around the world that promote student-centered learning experiences. We’ve compiled 20 teacher behaviors that are making a positive impact in the lives of students and saying thanks.
When students co-author their own learning in today's unpredictable world of accelerating change, they develop leadership and problem-solving skills. We visit different education spaces to see what co-design looks like.
By: R. Midles, S. Caruthers & T. Vander Ark. After a year of remote learning, now is the time to plan for engaging and equitable summer learning opportunities.
With the rapid global shift to hybrid and remote learning, there is a renewed interest in new school models. Highlighted are eight ways schools are innovating.