Home Authors Posts by Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark

2457 POSTS 390 COMMENTS
Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

How States Can Jumpstart the Future of Learning

4
Shares
State policymakers can prepare students for the future by ensuring all kids have educational opportunities and skills needed for the future of work.

Making a BIG Difference: Unleashing Talent, Inspiring Innovators

2
Shares
Iowa BIG connects students to their communities, enabling the learning of core academics and 21st century skills through real-world projects.

Hands Down Voices Up: An Invitation to Practice Good

10
Shares
An interactive, student-focused summit in Boise encourages young people to share stories and strategies to inspire, organize, and lead a national movement to empower positive change in the world.

ConnectEd Links Learning to Career Pathways

7
Shares
ConnectEd is taking Linked Learning national through long-term often grant-funded district partnerships. This month we observed two of these partnerships in action.  

Learning to Make a Difference at One Stone

2
Shares
One Stone believes that learners in every environment can find their voice and use it for good. Here's how its high school students are impacting communities, pursuing passions, and thinking globally.
Huntley HS learning space

Teaching A Big School New Tricks: The Huntley 158 Competency Pilot

299
Shares
Despite coming with challenges, some communities choose big schools for some of the advantages they offer. And hundreds of those big suburban schools across the country are innovating to personalize learning and connect youth to meaningful postsecondary pathways.

HopSkipDrive: Safe Ride Share for Kids

7
Shares
What if kids could use ride share services to travel to their internship or get home after soccer practice? HopSkipDrive, a Los Angeles startup, has solved this problem with a safe transportation solution for families and schools.

FEATURED