Home Authors Posts by Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark

2356 POSTS 387 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 Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

What Moment Are You In?

0
Shares
Tom explores what the question "what moment are you in?" means for education leaders and how the answer to that question shapes education policy.

Scaling Competency-Based Education: Equity-Focused Strategies for Policy and Practice

0
Shares
By: Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse. This week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast features an in-depth look at the equity imperative behind competency-based education, current barriers to CBE, and five key points to move the field toward CBE for all.

Why Social Studies is Becoming AI Studies

0
Shares
We’ve all witnessed how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping lives and changing the world. AI is not a tech issue, it’s a social studies issue and it’s time to start bringing youth into the conversation and preparing them for the future of work.

Project-Based Schools Close Silicon Valley Gaps

0
Shares
Tom and Emily recently visited several schools in Silicon Valley. Dive in to see how high challenge communities are responding with personalized and project-based learning.
The Workshop School

The Progressive Schools of Philadelphia

0
Shares
A look at some of the 10 progressive autonomous schools in the Philadelphia Innovation network expanding opportunities and serving families through local and national partnerships.

How to Develop Poised, Thoughtful, Articulate Teenagers

0
Shares
Tom recently visited what he calls the best example of consistently high-quality inquiry-based learning we’ve seen. Take a look at Science Leadership Academy and how they’re using advisory, strong culture, restorative discipline, and powerful experiences to help youth mature and build character

Design Thinking, City as Classroom, Museum as Homebase

74
Shares
Tom recently visited the Grand Rapids Public Museum School that's rooted in design thinking and place-based education. Here's a look at the school and how they're using their XQ Super School grant to extend their vision for high-quality, community as a classroom learning opportunities for more students.