Future of Learning

Designing Schools for Shared Use: A Pandemic Silver Lining

[…] can schools, businesses, and community organizations work together to finance and govern shared facilities? In, It’s Time to Separate Facilities From Operations, Tom Vander Ark, author of Smart Cities, The Power of Place, and the cofounder of Getting Smart, describes the problems with the current way of provisioning facilities, including a lack of equity, a lack […]

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New Changemaking Strategy Energizes Real World Learning in Kansas City

[…] World Learning Initiative Donna McDaniel on Real-World Learning  Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly Smart Update. This post includes mentions of a Getting Smart partner. For a full list of partners, affiliate organizations and all other disclosures, please see our Partner […]

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Difference Making

Difference Making: A Story of Hope and Restoration in Duquesne City School District

[…] library is now a new media center complete with a student studio. – In Fall 2021, in collaboration with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and a PA Smart Grant, a new STEM makerspace for 7th and 8th graders was created. – New superintendent, Dr. Sue Mariani, and the leadership team have ensured the community […]

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Early Lessons From The Real World Learning Initiative

[…] been helpful. For more see: Donna McDaniel on Real World Learning Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly  Smart Update. The bulk of this copy was drafted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation team and has been published on GettingSmart.com with their permission.

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Future of Learning

5 Steps to Boost Real World Learning in Your System

[…] structures. The benefit of more real world learning is more equitable preparation for a complex future. For more, see: New Changemaking Strategy Energizes Real World Learning in Kansas City Guidance Gap: The Biggest Challenge We Face and How to Close It Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly Smart Update.

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New Pathways

Real World Learning: Client Projects Are Trending 

[…] learners engage in client projects:  Client projects offer the most efficient way for learners to experience success in what’s next: diverse teams working on new problems using smart tools. Client projects will increasingly utilize generative AI in solution development allowing learners to experience success as augmented (Super T) professionals. Client projects can be super […]

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Future of Learning

Cool New Schools

The Getting Smart team explores nine cool new schools that launched this fall which build on place-based opportunities and accelerating real world learning.

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Future of Learning

The Story of Transforming A System: Spring Grove Schools

[…] more, see: What is Place-Based Education and Why Does it Matter? Podcast: Outdoor Learning Leads to Curious Students  Gina Meinertz is the Assistant Superintendent at Spring Grove Public Schools. Follow her on twitter.  A similar post was published on Third Eye. Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly  Smart Update.

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Future of Learning

Real World Learning Case Study: Kansas City Region

[…] initiative the equity that comes from creating a regional approach to learning that prepares students for life beyond high school. This case study was produced by Getting Smart in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation’s Real World Learning initiative (visit https://www.kauffman.org/real-world-learning/). The goal of the initiative is to provide students with authentic learning opportunities and […]

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Equity & Access

A District’s Grappling With Anti-Racism: The Kearney School District Story

[…] education consultant for Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Real World Learning Initiative and the Education Governance & Leadership Association. Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly Smart Update. This post includes mentions of a Getting Smart partner. For a full list of partners, affiliate organizations and all other disclosures, please see our Partner […]

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