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Emily Liebtag

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.
Students working on projects in nuvu's Studio-based learning laboratory, which resembles an open-air loft

Studio-Based Learning and Self-Directed Students at NuVu

Learn more about how NuVu, an innovation school located in Massachusetts, implements a studio-based learning model that provides students the opportunity to problem-solve through creating and building.

ISTE Releases A Practical Guide for Educators on Buying Edtech

ISTE along with Project Unicorn have released Better Edtech Buying for Educators: A Practical Guide to better inform educators purchasing decisions.

Why Place-Based Education?

Over the past couple of years, along with the Teton Science Schools, we have been exploring place-based education and how it can help connect learners to their communities. We are continuing our exploration in 2019, but wanted to revisit what we’ve learned so far and resources we’ve created to help you get started.

Making the City the Text at High Tech High

In this podcast episode, High Tech High leaders Larry Rosenstock, Jeff Robin and Kaleb Rashad share musings about student projects, starting new schools, hiring teachers and why the city the school is located in is so important.

What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year

We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.

Project-Based Schools Close Silicon Valley Gaps

Tom and Emily recently visited several schools in Silicon Valley. Dive in to see how high challenge communities are responding with personalized and project-based learning.

Santa Ana USD Provides Next-Gen CTE Pathways

Santa Ana Unified School District has been rethinking teaching and learning to better serve their families and students. Tom and Emily share how SAUSD is creating Next-Gen pathways and improving education in their community.