Posts by Tom Vander Ark
How YouScience is Closing the Aptitude and Interest Gap
YouScience Discovery is a series of brain games that uncover learner aptitudes and match them with best-fit careers.
North American Learners Gain 24/7 Support from Canadian Unicorn
Today, Paper has about 500 corporate employees and 2,100 tutors supporting more than 2.5 million learners in 30 states. It’s available statewide in Mississippi, a state that has demonstrated dramatic improvement in literacy rates.
How Accredible Makes Learning Credible
To increase the value of credentials, Accredible launched Spotlight Directory which allows issuers to provide a home base for people that hold their credentials.
States Partner on Micro-Credentials to Personalize Teacher Learning
Educator micro-credentials give teachers more voice and choice in their learning, allowing them some choice in what they learn, how they learn, and how they demonstrate their learning.
Developing Career Clarity in High School
MajorClarity is a career and college readiness platform for middle and high school students that allows learners to test drive possible careers.
Going Green: National Network Incorporates Sustainability into Teaching and Operating Schools
The Green Schools National Network (GSNN) is a collaborative of more than 300 schools in 13 states working together to create climate friendly communities.
SparkNC to Ignite Pathways to High Tech Employment
SparkNC is a cooperative of 17 North Carolina school districts that will advance career pathways to high tech employment.
Personalized High School Pathways
Gem Prep launched personalized grade 10-14 student-led pathways that encourage students to choose a career direction and request funding to take the first steps toward that career.
New Small Community Based Schools Have Big Implications
Gem Prep is launching several microschools called Learning Societies across Idaho that will be using their online schools curriculum, with experienced parents running the sites at locations including churches, homes, and business office space.
New Connected-Growth Platform inspires Learning through Small Group Journeys and Stories of Impact
There needs to be a different way of thinking about unlocking human potential, one that treats knowledge as fundamentally linked to practice, people as having rich potential, and any designed innovation as just one component – rather than the sole focus – of an empowering ecosystem.