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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 Learn Capital 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.

The Opportunity for Personalized and Local Guidance

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By: R. Caruthers R. Midles & T. Vanderark. Guidance on the next steps in learning and postsecondary planning can equally be tailored to each learner and their context.
IBM Credentials: Badges and Certifications

Digital Credentials: A Better Way to Capture and Communicate Learning

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There is an invention opportunity to better credential units of learning. Listed are six opportunities to better capture and communicate learning.
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Eight Ways New Schools Innovate

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With the rapid global shift to hybrid and remote learning, there is a renewed interest in new school models. Highlighted are eight ways schools are innovating.
Empty Mall

Turning Dead Malls into Community Assets

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Repurposing dead malls may be the right invention opportunity to create human development centers while salvaging returns for property owners.
Bulldog Tech, Evergreen School District

We Built Boring Schools, Then We Put Them Online–Science Has the Fix

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Now is the perfect time to explore important factors that go into building better learner experiences and schools.
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Get the F Out

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The pandemic has created new opportunities for how to define success for our students. It starts with getting rid of the "F".
Learner Outcomes

Human Work: Learn Stuff Computers Can’t Do

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Learning design should be centered around the broader aims of what students can achieve and how they can solve the biggest problems facing society.

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