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26 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences for 2019

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Check out our 2019 list of 26 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, district leaders, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.

Scaling Competency-Based Education: Equity-Focused Strategies for Policy and Practice

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By: Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse. This week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast features an in-depth look at the equity imperative behind competency-based education, current barriers to CBE, and five key points to move the field toward CBE for all.

60+ Education Gifts to Add to Your List

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Still finishing up your holiday shopping? Well, we’re here to help! This year, give the gift of knowledge with toys and gadgets that support learning and are sure to excite youth all year long.  

Why Social Studies is Becoming AI Studies

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We’ve all witnessed how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping lives and changing the world. AI is not a tech issue, it’s a social studies issue and it’s time to start bringing youth into the conversation and preparing them for the future of work.

15 School Districts Worth Visiting

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Leading a public school district is difficult and complicated work. But done well, there is no other job that can change how a community thinks about itself, its children and its future. Here, we look at 15 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities.

Schools Out: Lessons Learned From Lindsay Unified School District

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In our final episode of the Schools Out series, Tom speaks with Tom Rooney Superintendent of Lindsay Unified Public Schools. Listen in as they talk about lessons learned from Lindsay Unified Public Schools and how the community can play an active role in the future of learning.

Four Keys to Success at the Most Innovative Schools in the World

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Recent visits to renowned centers of innovation had David Ross pondering what it means to wear the label "one of the most innovative schools in the world." Here's what he learned made these institutions innovative.

School’s Out: Anywhere, Anytime Learning and the Role of Technology

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In part two of the series, Tom is joined by Nate McClennan and Oscar Brinson as they discuss anywhere, anytime learning, the community as a classroom, the importance of guidance of advisory for learners, and the role AI and automation will play in the future or learning.

Design Thinking, City as Classroom, Museum as Homebase

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Tom recently visited the Grand Rapids Public Museum School that's rooted in design thinking and place-based education. Here's a look at the school and how they're using their XQ Super School grant to extend their vision for high-quality, community as a classroom learning opportunities for more students.

Education When Careers Are More Like Rock Climbing Than Ladders

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While at a recent conference, Tom attended a session where co-author of "The Second Machine Age," Andrew McAfee, discussed how "careers are looking more like rock climbing than ladder climbing in an economy."