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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
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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 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Santa Ana USD Provides Next-Gen CTE Pathways

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Santa Ana Unified School District has been rethinking teaching and learning to better serve their families and students. Tom and Emily share how SAUSD is creating Next-Gen pathways and improving education in their community.

The Coming Social Economy

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In this post, Tom Vander Ark explores the coming social economy and explains how it will be built on the traits that make us uniquely human—care, consideration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Active Learning, Data-Informed Decisions and Security Headline Educause

Active Learning, Data-Informed Decisions and Security Headline Educause

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Tom recently attended the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference where he spoke with Cisco’s Education Advocate, Dr. Lance Ford, about active learning, data-driven supports, and flexible secure learning.

Da Vinci Schools Expand Opportunities in Los Angeles

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Through a commitment to innovation and deeper learning, Da Vinci Schools are working to ensure students are prepared for post-secondary experiences. Tom and Emily share how Da Vinci Schools are expanding opportunities for students throughout Los Angeles.

Growing Network Supports Thriving San Diego Students

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How can we help students learn how to learn? Through projects and personalized learning. Discover how Thrive Public Schools makes this possible for each and every student that enters their doors.

Rethinking the College Pipeline: Leading University Gains Youth Badging Platform

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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and LRNG recently announced they're merging to "build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S." In this post, Tom explores what this means for the future of learning and work.

The Case For Competency-Based Education

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The global shift to competency is underway. It will better enable us to meet students where they are, ensure that they get what they need, and help them tell their unique story. Everyone involved in education has opportunities to help make the transition faster, better and more equitably.

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