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Tom Vander Ark

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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, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Show What You Know: A Parent’s Guide to the Global Shift to Competency

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Our education system has six big problems, but solutions spurred by global initiates are emerging to tackle these prevalent issues.

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.

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