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Janice Walton

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Janice is a Manager at Getting Smart. She advocates for and advises learning organizations focused on innovations in teaching and learning, and is known for her work in teacher leadership, global education, and STEM. You can connect with Janice on Twitter @JaniceWard09

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 1

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Are there social justice issues going on within your community, and how do you address them within the context of your school? In our new #SmartPlanet series, we're seeking and sharing the voices of schools and educators striving for equity and social justice.

Competency-Based Education: Definitions and Difference Makers

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By: Janice Walton and Mary Ryerse. Across the country, there is a growing movement to transition away from seat-time and move towards a flexible structure that allows students to progress in their learning after they have demonstrated mastery. Learn more here.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers and Classrooms

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Does this sound familiar? Your children have some phenomenal teachers and you’d like to recognize them this holiday season, but you’re not sure what to give. Here's a guide with some ideas you may not have thought of.

Closing the Digital Divide to Ensure the Future of Learning

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There are three critical challenges facing efforts to move towards equitable access to EdTech for all students. Here's how we can face them.

Global Dignity for a Better Tomorrow

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By: Emily Liebtag and Janice Walton. Global Dignity is working to provide resources and learning experiences for educators or facilitators seeking to spread the message of dignity. Learn more about what that means here.

Utilizing Technology to Build Global Learning and SEL

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Global learning and social and emotional learning (SEL) are two increasingly important concepts in education. Individually, both of these concepts are terrific--but coupled together they can make for a deeply powerful learning experience for students.

Smart Review | The Global Education Guidebook

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Educators who are striving to be globally connected can look to the Global Education Guidebook for strategies to develop equitable global partnerships that mutually benefit students of all ages.

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