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Erik Day

Erik manages projects for Getting Smart’s strategic advisory partnerships. With a system-oriented outlook and a background in marketing and communication, he oversees the details that ensure our partners’ initiatives are powerful and effective. Follow him on Twitter @ErkDay.

Workspace Education: A Creative Approach to Competency- and Project-Based Science

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.

Cross-Sector Collaboration for the Age of Agility

In a two-day event hosted by America Succeeds, discussions ranged from barriers currently facing preparation for the Age of Agility to the levers and strategies to be utilized to move past them.

CBE Supports at the School, Teacher and Student Levels

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 Ongoing Trends in Education Data

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: Supporting Families Through Education Wayfinding

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.

JFF Horizons: Building New Bridges to the Future of Work and Learning

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.

Tools for Project-Based Learning: The Landscape Today

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.