Posts by Caroline Vander Ark
The A Big Push for Small Schools program plans to roll out up to 20 grants, to fast-track the influence and scalability of select microschool models across the entire K-12 spectrum. We’re looking for diverse national models that utilize various funding methods. Our selection priority is to support models that cater to historically under-served communities.
The start of a new year is a great time to take a personal, team, and organization pulse and set intentions which will help carry you throughout the year. One helpful exercise for all organizations to go through is to reexamine both the organization’s “why” and each team member’s personal “why”.
Caroline Vander Ark has long appreciated community and school gardens but worried that they often didn’t connect to student learning and create a lasting impact. However, when she heard about the work of Big Green she was intrigued and reached out to Kate Waller, who manages their national growth to learn more.
By: Caroline Vander Ark. It’s my mission to ensure that all students have access to high quality personalized learning options. Technology can help us get there faster and bridge the divide that too many students still face. The innovative use of technology allows educators to reconfigure the traditional K-12 classroom and redesign schools to create personalized learning solutions that better serve all students.
This Smart Bundle features case studies from the perspective of educators and administrators, as well as a series of profiles that share how companies are thinking, planning and guiding their product development process to address these user needs.
Avoid summer learning loss with powerful learning experiences outside the classroom walls. With place-based education students can continue learning and connect with their community.
New Profit, a non-profit venture philanthropy organization, recently announced the launch of a Personalized Learning Initiative supported by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more here.