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Emily Liebtag

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Emily is Vice President of Advocacy at Getting Smart. She believes every young person deserves a world-class education and partners with educators and education-focused organizations to try and help make that a reality. Emily usually is researching and reading about project-based learning, global education, teacher preparation and place-based education. Connect with Emily at @EmilyLiebtag.

What it Means to be Really Ready: More than Just Getting a Degree

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By: Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. Being really ready for college, work and life requires more than just graduating given the fast-paced and project-based economy. So what can schools do to prepare all students?

Getting Smart Podcast | Kettle Moraine’s Pat DeKlotz on Building a Culture of Innovation

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In this episode, Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent Patricia DeKlotz discusses the variety of achievements she has accomplished in her district, and the one thing she focuses the majority of her efforts on to ensure success.

Rethinking High School: Badging, Competency-Based and Real-World Work

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I recently had a chance to visit Del Lago Academy in California, where school leaders are rethinking high school to help students problem-solve, think creatively and create their own meaningful solutions.

Getting Smart Podcast | The Ripple Effect: Creating Community Change through Schools

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Drew Perkins, director of PD for TeachThought, chats about project-based learning as the catalyst for a positive and widespread ripple effect in schools that results in positive community change.

The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence & What it Means For Our Kids

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, I sat down with Tom Vander Ark and senior Silicon Valley software engineer Gerald Huff to discuss how artificial intelligence will impact the future and how important it is for today's students to #AskAboutAI.

Passionate + Flexible = Key Traits of Great PBL Teachers

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Teachers and students from Bulldog Tech in San Jose, California students discuss qualities and characteristics of great PBL teachers and why they think learning through projects is powerful.

Preparing Teachers for Project-Based Learning

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One important aspect of teacher preparation today is project-based learning. Here are five reasons we feel teachers should be PBL prepared and five key practices of a PBL teacher.

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