Measuring Connections in Career-Connected Learning
Future Focused Education and Big Picture Learning are proving it’s possible to understand the social side of work-based learning. Both organizations’ commitment to equity has led them down that path.
Educating for Global Competence: 6 Reasons, 7 Competencies, 8 Strategies, 9 Innovations
As we become more connected and interdependent, how do we prepare young people for the world they will inherit? We see six reasons, seven competencies, eight strategies and nine innovations in global education.
Supporting English Language Learners with Formative Assessments
By: Sarah Ottow. By implementing formative assessments for ELLs, educators can develop a “language lens” that uncovers and showcases the growth of this culturally and linguistically diverse population.
What is Agentic Learning and Why is it Important?
Fostering student agency may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are many pedagogical approaches that, when implemented well, lead to engagement and intrinsic motivation, providing opportunities for students to develop agency.
Real-Life Examples of Design Thinking in the Classroom
Design thinking centers on a pedagogy aimed at creating and facilitating future innovators and breakthrough thinkers. It is about creating creative and collaborative workflows engineered to tackle big projects and prototyping to discover new solutions.
Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them
If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.
The Secret Sauce to a Successful College and Career Readiness Program
An integral part of K-12 education is preparing students to shape their own lives beyond high school, whether they choose college, technical school, or the workforce. And while there is no single recipe for this, there just might be a secret sauce.
Demonstrating and Assessing Mastery, and Managing Mastery Learning Data
By Scott Ellis. With learning objectives that are specific, clear and demonstrable and with mastery thresholds that are clearly defined, determining approaches for students to demonstrate mastery is a relatively straightforward two-step process.
SMU+GSV Mission Summit: On a Mission to Change the World for Good
Next week in Dallas, GSV will convene innovative and forward-thinking minds in education, business, technology and industry for the inaugural SMU+GSV Mission Summit.
The Future of Work: How Do We Prepare Our Students?
Acknowledging that today’s students will need a variety of 21st century skills upon entering the future workplace, Rachelle Dene Poth explores five types of learning experiences that facilitate the student learning process.