Podcast: Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe: Buildings are Closed, Learning Goes On!
In a special bonus episode, we talked with Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe about the transition to remote learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Podcast: Rebecca Midles on Mobilizing Change to Meet Learners Where They Are
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.
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…
Getting Smart Podcast | District 51 On Building a Performance-Based Education System
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.
How Teachers and Leaders Can Promote Personalized Learning
Personalized learning is the future of education. In the latest episode of the podcast, Tom shares five important attributes, five tips on learning environments and how teachers and leaders can help promote personalized learning.
20 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers
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.
Why Students Should Co-author Learning
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.
It’s Time to Plan Summer Learning Opportunities
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.
Eight Ways New Schools Innovate
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.
20 Invention Opportunities in Learning & Development
Twelve months like no other—the events of 2020 threw communities, economies and education systems into crisis. The collision of a pandemic, racial injustice, civic unrest and climate crisis accelerated trends and changed priorities, surfacing the opportunity for new learning capabilities. This guide helps unpack what we believe…