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10 Innovations that Support Students’ Community Contributions

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How many of us recall our elementary and secondary education experiences truly mattering outside the four walls of our schools? Surely our parents, relatives or neighbors saw some value in what we studied, but few if any programs focused on supporting students in community outreach and impact. Thankfully, that’s changing. There are many exciting digital…

Podcast: Pamela Cantor, M.D. on Childhood Development

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On today's podcast, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Pamela Cantor M.D., a leading expert on childhood development.

Podcast: Don Wettrick on Teaching Entrepreneurship

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This week, we interview Don Wettrick and discuss teaching entrepreneurship and what led him to create STARTedUP Foundation.

What’s Next in Learning? Four Future Trends

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Imagine a platform that enabled you to access local and national opportunities from your smartphone or computer, a place where you can pursue your interests with mentors and peers, building new skills and habits wherever you are, whenever you want. LRNG, now part of Southern New Hampshire University, extends access to learning experiences to underserved youth.…

Four Trends Influencing Education

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A fitness tracker changed my life—it changed how I think about goal-setting and monitoring my exercise, it changed the intentionality of my travels, and it created a new global community of people who share my interests. I’m not alone; about a quarter of U.S. adults use some kind of tracker. The quantified life is one…

You Can’t Spell Humanities Without Human

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Remember working on book reports? Reading approximately 150-200 pages and praying to encounter another student’s previous annotations; anything to indicate what is important: a theme, an essential detail, anything. This level of comprehension and these sifting skills undulate and change through life, eventually manifesting in countless ways—a proclivity for storytelling, or a data interpreter. The…

Podcast: Connie Yowell & Paul LeBlanc on Extending Access to Higher Ed from Chicago to Rwanda

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Today we speak with Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG and EVP of SNHU and Paul LeBlanc, President of SNHU about the importance of the merger between Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and LRNG and how they are extending access to Rwanda.

Four Emerging Trends in Learning

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Imagine going to school in a museum and studying real artifacts. Imagine a sustained relationship with an advisor who helps you figure out what you’re good at and care about, and where you can make a difference. Imagine high school students designing practical solutions to community problems. Visit an innovative new school like Grand Rapids…

Podcast: Peter Janzow on the Digital Credential Revolution

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Today the Getting Smart team is talking with Peter Janzow, the Vice President of Business Development for Credly about the digital credential revolution.

Four Mega Trends Reshaping Global Learning

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Imagine school as a series of community-connected projects and skill sprints that develop leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills. Imagine a web of supports that help you make the kind of contribution you’re capable of making. Visit an innovative new school like Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, and you’ll see evidence of mega trends reshaping…

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