Posts by Erik Day
Erik discusses several points of literature on rethinking scaling and four action items for school administrators to take.
By: Erik Day and Michelle Berkeley. This innovative learning community focused on project-based learning has instituted a competency-based science program using badge criteria for students to create a personalized pathway tailored to their unique interests.
Getting Smart will soon be part of a panel at the iNACOL Symposium that will focus on competency-based education, and will also be part of a release of a forthcoming report on the topic. This post highlights a brief selection of our findings.
Three ideas that continue to gain momentum in the use of education data are interoperability, meta-analysis, and continuous improvement--these shifts can make data usage easier, more widely applicable, and more effective, respectively. Learn more here.
EdNavigator, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, has developed an interesting and exciting strategy for helping socioeconomically disadvantaged families find the best educational opportunities available to them. Learn more about their approach here.
We won’t be able to prepare our students for the rapidly changing world and technologies like AI if our education, policy, and private sector systems continue operating in silos. JFF Horizons highlighted creative new ways to build bridges between these sectors.
The spread of access to low-cost devices holds great promise for giving more students high quality project-based experiences, but tech has yet to become a panacea for the challenges of PBL. In this post, we look at the recent history of PBL-oriented edtech, and draw some predictions about where it’s headed.