Posts by Tom Vander Ark
Innovating Together: the Geopolitical and Educational Path Forward
The new mission of school is cultivating curiosity, purpose and problem solving by inviting learners into real world challenges in diverse teams using smart tools.
Reimagining Charter School Authorizing to Focus on Student Learning and Development
Tom Vander Ark and Eric Tucker highlight seven ways to improve student learning and development.
Peer Mentoring Works…and Now It’s Scalable
Thinkist is a San Diego edtech startup that helps schools set up and manage peer tutoring programs designed to both close equity gaps and build a diverse teacher pipeline.
You Are Now The Host
A conversation is a safe space where different views are welcome but attacks are not--it’s moderation.
National CAPS Network Promotes Real World Learning
Tom Vander Ark shares the real world learning happening at CAPS during a recent school visit.
ASU Prep: Experiencing College Success in High School
ASU Prep is churning out a number of outstanding schools, student projects and ideas. Tom Vander Ark highlights a few recent innovations.
Can We Ditch AP for More Engaging Courses?
Tom Vander Ark shares six tips for education leaders who are thinking about how many AP classes to offer and what alternatives to consider.
Turning Points: New Mental Models, New Learning Models
Tom Vander Ark explores six turning points that paradoxically signal crisis and opportunity for youth to make a difference.
Students Co-authoring Their Own Learning
By inviting learners to co-author learning experiences, journeys and records, we help them build the most important skills and dispositions they’ll need to succeed in a changing world.
A Podpourri of Learning Options: Pods, Hubs, and Microschools in the Wake of the Pandemic
Tom Vander Ark highlights the Pandemic Pods and the Future of Education report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).