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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 Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Clayton Christensen on Being Intentional

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Tom remembers Clayton Christensen, a renowned academic, businessman, and philanthropist. Clayton asked us to think hard about the forces that shape our work and life.

Show What You Know: A Parent’s Guide to the Global Shift to Competency

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Our education system has six big problems, but solutions spurred by global initiates are emerging to tackle these prevalent issues.

Why Your Community Needs an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

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This Seed To Table program offered in a southern California school demonstrates the potential of compelling community-connected learning.
Greta Thunberg

Difference Making: New Tech Makes it Easier than Ever

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Introducing some of this new tech into high school entrepreneurship courses could teach students the importance of making a difference.

24 Goals to Save the Planet (+1 in Case We Don’t)

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Studying the Global Goals students can develop leadership and problem-solving skills, and identify how they can become difference makers.

7 Ways Tech Supports Collaborative Learning

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Educators worldwide are doing more work in teams and shifting classroom practice from predominantly individual learning activities to collaborative learning strategies.

Demo Day for Difference Makers: Emerson Collective

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Emerson Collective's annual Demo Day brings together thinkers, innovators, and change-makers for a day of dialogue and celebration.

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