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Difference Making

Our challenges and opportunities are shared and it’s never been easier, or more important to make a difference.From hundreds of school visits and thousands of conversations with students, parents, preachers, policy-makers and the like -- making a difference has emerged as the most important way for us to transform learning experiences for young people and build a better future for all. We look forward to continuing to share these experiences with you through our blog and an upcoming book.

Difference Making

Home Series Difference Making
Our challenges and opportunities are shared and it’s never been easier, or more important to make a difference.From hundreds of school visits and thousands of conversations with students, parents, preachers, policy-makers and the like -- making a difference has emerged as the most important way for us to transform learning experiences for young people and build a better future for all. We look forward to continuing to share these experiences with you through our blog and an upcoming book.

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Readiness Institute at Penn State’s Hope Moonshot Is Inspiring the Global Community

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The Hope Moonshot project is a powerful tool available to educators to inspire a hopeful mindset for students.

How High-Schoolers Launched a Start-up to Reduce Social Isolation in Seniors

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Four teammates in Uncharted Learning’s year-long INCubatoredu entrepreneurship course at Vista Ridge High School in Austin, Texas developed Walkthru, which leverages VR to transport seniors on more than 350 immersive tours around the world.

Maya Ajmera on Social Entrepreneurship and the State of Science

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom chats with Maya Ajmera about her storied career in international social entrepreneurship, her position at Science News and her career as a children's book author.

WorldOver International Handcrafts Uniques Experiences for Global Learners

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WorldOver International is creating a craft learning experience for global learners focused on artisanal courses, social responsibility, advanced technologies, languages, high levels of support and unique learning adventures.

Difference Making at the Heart of Giving

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This year, we are focusing our gift guide on people, places and things that encourage contribution, giving and supporting local communities.

A Unique Thanksgiving Season: Even More Reasons to Be Grateful for Our Teachers

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By: Erin Gohl & Kristen Thorson. As we approach Thanksgiving, those of us who surround and depend on teachers—from parents of students to school administrators—must note, acknowledge, and convey thanks for all our teachers have done and continue to do for our children, families, and communities.

David Price on the Power of Us

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom sits down with David Price OBE to discuss his new book, The Power of Us.

Tom Vander Ark on Difference Making and Schools Alive With Possibility

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Rebecca Midles sits down with Tom to discuss his new book Difference Making at the Heart of Learning.

Portrait of a School Wide Project Launch

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Charter Elementary school launches universal school wide project as a means to engage all students and staff in a relevant, personalized, and public purpose.

Difference Making: What Needs to Be At the Heart of Learning

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Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, the new book by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag is out now!

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