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Tom Vander Ark is author of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, The Power of Place, Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
High Tech High

Students as Coauthors of Learning: A Resources Guide

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By inviting learners to coauthor experiences we help them build the most important skills and dispositions they’ll need to succeed in a changing world. Tom shares coauthoring resources for project-based learning, teacher tools and competencies, a list of systems that are best in class.
Minerva University

Minerva University: Personalized, Global, Affordable and Now Independent

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Minerva University offers the world’s smartest young people a reconceptualization of the ends and means of higher education at an affordable price.
Postsecondary Education

Rating the Value of Higher Education

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There is a new way to think about the contribution of higher education--both for individuals and communities. Tom explores how equitable value can serve a higher purpose, particularly for underrepresented groups.
Design Principles for Schools

Putting the Science of Learning and Development Into Action

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A new book offers a blueprint for elementary and secondary education. Tom shares insights on Design Principles for Schools: Putting the Science of Learning and Development Into Action.
skills based

The Rise of Skills-Based Hiring And What it Means for Education

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The pandemic broke some old conventions and accelerated other trends. One convention that, for many tech employers, fell by the wayside...
personalized learning

Why Students Should Co-author Learning

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When students co-author their own learning in today's unpredictable world of accelerating change, they develop leadership and problem-solving skills. We visit different education spaces to see what co-design looks like.
Future of Education Transportation

The Electric Future Of Education Transportation

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The future of school transportation is electric. By 2030, school buses will make the shift from diesel and its benefits look to be immense.

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