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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities, Getting Smart and The Power of Place. 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, and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Why Your Community Needs an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

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This Seed To Table program offered in a southern California school demonstrates the potential of compelling community-connected learning.
Greta Thunberg

Difference Making: New Tech Makes it Easier than Ever

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Introducing some of this new tech into high school entrepreneurship courses could teach students the importance of making a difference.

24 Goals to Save the Planet (+1 in Case We Don’t)

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Studying the Global Goals students can develop leadership and problem-solving skills, and identify how they can become difference makers.

7 Ways Tech Supports Collaborative Learning

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Educators worldwide are doing more work in teams and shifting classroom practice from predominantly individual learning activities to collaborative learning strategies.

Demo Day for Difference Makers: Emerson Collective

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Emerson Collective's annual Demo Day brings together thinkers, innovators, and change-makers for a day of dialogue and celebration.
JW Kuebler, Director, Irving Park, Chicago International Charter School

Your Work is to Discover Your Work: On Calling and Contribution

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The idea of responding to a calling in our professional lives is widely appreciated across disciplines.

Early College: The Little Reform Bundle That Could

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Thanks to ten years of policy and practice innovations, early college high schools have evolved from demonstration projects into an attractive and accelerated education option for millions of students.

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