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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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By: Barbara Pape. More schools are advocating for student agency to raise student voice and allow learners to become more involved with their learning experiences.

Learner-Centered and Project-Based Middle Schools

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Middle schools across the country are changing the world for better through meaningful project-based learning.

Global Brigades Offers Students Transformational Learning Experiences, While Transforming Global Communities

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For 15 years, Global Brigades has impacted international community-led sustainability via student-funded social responsibility; and they're just getting started.

I Am a Teacher: A Pledge of Commitment and Unity

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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor the dedication, commitment and time educators pledge to every day learners.

Thomas Homer-Dixon on Commanding Hope and the Nature of Complexity

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom talks with Thomas Homer-Dixon about his new book, Commanding Hope and rising complexity.

How a Fun Mother-Daughter Project Became Two Groundbreaking Publications

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By: Annette Bazira-Okafor. The founders of Black Girls Magazine didn’t see themselves represented in the media, so they set out to change that—and learned about the power of representation along the way.

Dive Into a Virtual Ocean and Three Other Ways Young People Can Experience the Wonder of the World This Earth Day

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Chief Education Officer of National Geographic, Vicki Phillips, explores the ways to engage with the planet from wherever you are this Earth Day.

Children’s Books That Focus on Climate Activists Help Us Appreciate Our Planet on Earth Day and Beyond

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For Earth Day, the Getting Smart team's families reviewed a few Earth and climate-themed kids books.

Global Citizen Year Sets 5-Year Mission To Produce 10,000 New Young Leaders

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Global Citizen Year - an international leader in transformational gap year experiences - launches The Academy, Sets 5-Year Mission To Produce 10,000 New Young Leaders.

New Platform Connects Students To Service Learning, Creates Service Learning Transcript

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Although service learning has long been valued in education and the professional world, there has not been a way to document it in the form of a transcript - until now. Introducing Treedom - a service learning platform that empowers high school and college learners to have personalized learning experiences through real world experience.

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