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David Ross is a global education consultant and former CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21). Follow him on Twitter: @DavidPBLRoss

Space Education Allows Students To Dream Big

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We are a few weeks away from the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk. Celebrate the event by engaging your students in projects, lessons, activities and field trips focused on space exploration.

Is Personalized Learning the Latest Tool To Increase Student Engagement?

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David Ross reflects on how student engagement has evolved over his teaching career and shares insights and strategies that amplify personalized learning through intentional emphasis on increased student agency.

Guided Pathways and Meta-Majors

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David Ross discusses how guided pathways and meta-majors programs are being adopted in community colleges and four-year universities and showing broad-scale benefits of such support.

Platform Skills Tighten Focus on Effective Communication

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David shares his excitement around the development of platform skills in the education sector and outlines five key platform skills to enhance PBL frameworks and improve a students’ ability to effectively communicate for a purpose and to a target audience.

Bio-Politics and The Implications of Ideology on Learning

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David Ross discusses bio-politics, a field which illuminates the psychological differences between our two political parties and the implications of ideology on learning.

The Pursuit of Happiness is a Noble Goal for 21st Century Education

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Student happiness is at the core of each student’s holistic development. Parents, teachers, community and learners are all active members of creating the solution. Join David Ross as he unpacks the topic from multiple angles that highlight powerful resources to get you started.

New Skills Framework Shaped by Vast Data Set on Job Requirements

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The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy recently released a report with data analysis provided by Burning Glass Technologies. The data set is driven from keywords in more than 150 million unique U.S. job postings, dating back to 2007. Recognizing these skills as essential learning outcomes for the 21st century, it frames a path to success for students and graduates as they transition to the future of work.

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