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Podcast: Randy Fielding on Learning Environments for the Future

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Randy Fielding, the founder of Fielding Nair International, a global leader in designing learning communities, sits down with Tom and shares some of FNI's design principles aligned to the future of learning.

How $5 Billion Could Provide a Great Education for Every Kid on Earth

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From developing more early college high schools to supporting the development and expansion of innovative platform networks, learn more as Tom outlines a plan using 15 investment and strategy opportunities, totaling $5 billion, to provide a great education for every child.

Contribution: Schools Alive with Possibility

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Tom Vander Ark discusses the importance of schools providing a focus on contribution through challenges and design thinking. Students have the power to address real-world problems as they embrace complexities associated with the future of work and contribute to their community.

Podcast: Embracing the Tension Between Basic Skills and Work Readiness Skills

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In this week's podcast, Tom and Hanna Skandera discuss student agency, new education pathways, employability, as well as Hanna's new initiative, Pathway 2 Tomorrow, which is focused on transforming the current education system.

AI Family Challenge Introduces Artificial Intelligence, Encourages Problem Solving

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With the desire to empower underrepresented youth through STEM learning, Tara Chklovski launched nonprofit Iridescent. This led to the launch of a global competition, Technovation and AI Family Challenge where families learn about AI and use it to solve a problem in their community

New Skills Framework Shaped by Vast Data Set on Job Requirements

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The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy recently released a report with data analysis provided by Burning Glass Technologies. The data set is driven from keywords in more than 150 million unique U.S. job postings, dating back to 2007. Recognizing these skills as essential learning outcomes for the 21st century, it frames a path to success for students and graduates as they transition to the future of work.

Podcast: Tech Tips, Podcasting and Computer Science with the Tech Squad

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Tom speaks with teacher, David Platt and his students, Kayla and Gabe from Covina High School about their podcast series, Tech Tips With Tech Squad. They discuss the inspiration that led to the development of the series and their mission to provide tech support across the school as well as a platform to discuss technology, events and tips from the lens of a student.

Podcast: Hank Stratton and Ted Kraus on the Importance of the Performing Arts

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Tom speaks with Hank Stratton and Ted Kraus from the University of Arizona on the importance of performing arts experiences and how they're a great example of project-based learning, help teach empathy and support deeper learning for students.

Is the “Place” in Place-Based Learning Enough?

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Place-based learning should be a comprehensive framework and process with clear learning outcomes and curriculum goals to ensure a meaningful experience and support student growth outside the walls of the classroom.

Getting Started with High School Redesign

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Thinking about high school redesign? We've assembled a great reading list to get you started.  

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