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Leadership and Design Skills Chart the Future of Work

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By Emily Liebtag and Tom Vander Ark Taliq Tillman (above) is an outspoken sophomore at an Ivy League college and the co-founder of Diversity Talks, a nonprofit that gives voice to marginalized students. Tillman described to an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how traditional education—including the best known colleges—often marginalizes students of color like him…

Transforming Professional Learning With Micro-credentials

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By Brenda A. Pearson As a lifelong educator, my professional learning experiences have run the gamut from self-study to week-long intensive institutes. These experiences have increased my knowledge, but few bridged the gap by impacting my instructional practice. The distinction between an impact on knowledge and practice is at the crux of professional learning reform discussions.…

Podcast: Greg Smith on Climate Collapse

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In our special edition Friday podcast episode, Tom speaks with Greg Smith about climate change and place-based education.

Podcast: Dr. Scott McLeod on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

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Today, the Getting Smart staff speaks with Dr. Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver about his work with technology in education.

7 Ways Microschools Help Communities Innovate

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What if you could start a school in six weeks instead of six years? What if you could launch a school for $50,000 rather than $50 million? What if you could test an innovation with 20 kids rather than 2,000? Microschools are popping up around the country. It may not come as a surprise that…

Podcast: Esther Wojcicki on Raising Successful People

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On this week's podcast, we interview Esther Wojcicki and discuss her new book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results.

Podcast: Dr. Robert Dillon on Designing Learning Spaces

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In today's episode, Caroline speaks with Dr. Robert Dillon about learning space design and his passion to change the educational landscape.

Teachers Flip Over Flipgrid

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Flipgrid (@Flipgrid) enables learners to respond to prompts with short videos—most are about a minute, but they can be a long as five minutes. The video platform has become a favorite of teachers from kindergarten to college. Launched by University of Minnesota professor Charlie Miller in 2014, it quickly caught on among educators. Today, about one in…

Podcast: Vince Bertram on Transformative Learning Experiences

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The Getting Smart staff speaks with Vince Bertram about how Project Lead the Way is leading the way through transformative learning experiences.

Preparing Young People for Tomorrow’s World of Work Today

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By: Cate Swinburn. The growth of automation and AI is changing the job market but Cate is optimistic about the experiences young adults can have to prepare them for the workforce.

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