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Justin Aglio

Dr. Justin Aglio is the founding senior director for the Readiness Institute at Penn State. In addition to his duties at Penn State, he is a visiting LearnLab fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, Getting Smart columnist, and a member of the Remake Learning network.Prior to assuming his role at Penn State, Dr. Aglio was an award-winning educator, serving as a teacher, principal, and district leader. He started several all-new initiatives in public education, including the first K–12 artificial intelligence program in America, and was selected as a participant in the 2015 Presidential Maker Roundtable discussion at the White House. You can connect with him on Twitter: @JustinAglio.

NoRILLA: Mixed Reality That Improves Learning

This new mixed reality tool is currently in several school districts and informal learning spaces, and is a great example of how VR/AR-based learning experiences can bring the joy of learning and collaboration to every child.

Coming This Fall to Montour School District: America’s First Public School AI Program

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Montour School District will offer a new program in AI, providing students with a myriad of opportunities to explore and experience AI, using it to cultivate, nurture, and enhance initiatives aimed at increasing the public good. Learn more here.

What Does Space Exploration Look Like in K-12 Education?

As space exploration is currently being refocused, it is also a good time for educators to consider how they might approach space exploration in the classroom.

Sharing: The New Superpower

As a species, we’ve reached a point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, and connect everyone on the planet--we just haven’t figured out how to share the bounty of our production, or how to do it sustainably. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence.

5 Tips for Building a Maker Culture of Equity and Inclusion

When students have an environment that is inclusive, they are more confident and creative. They are then better able to create a love of learning, which is when unexpected ideas happen--and we need new ideas.

CMU: Pittsburgh’s Learning Engine

The third post in our 6-part #RemakeLearning series looks at CMU's partnerships with Pittsburgh Districts to advance education innovation and shape a new K-12 approach to computer science.

Creating Tomorrow’s Moonshot Thinkers

By: Justin Aglio and Esther Wojcicki. Students in the Montour School District will enter an exciting new school building this year focused on "creating a culture of moonshot thinkers.”