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The Smart Planet series seeks out stories from educators (around the world) addressing social justice, civil rights, etc. Find out how teachers are teaching in light of these new challenges. Move beyond collection of resources to actually doing.

Smart Planet

Home Series Smart Planet
The Smart Planet series seeks out stories from educators (around the world) addressing social justice, civil rights, etc. Find out how teachers are teaching in light of these new challenges. Move beyond collection of resources to actually doing.

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How Writing and the Arts can Contribute to Beautiful, Meaningful International Projects

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By: Cora Bresciano. According to the Asia Society, “the arts play a critical role in shaping a student's worldview in ways that are at once deeply personal and universal." Here, we look at how that relationship can lead to powerful global learning experiences.

Whittle School & Studios: Transforming Education for Global Good

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To develop the Whittle School, a world-class staff, informed by a global academic advisory board and leading-edge partners, developed a school model that incorporates 10 important innovations that set the new standard for quality education. Learn more here.

Canadian in Paris: The Life and Work of an International Educator

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In this episode of the podcast, Tom sits down with Daniel to learn more about his life as an international educator, the American School of Paris, Daniel's goals and challenges and what he thinks all American educators should know about international education.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 2

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In this post, we hear from teachers at three global schools to learn more how they are integrating social justice into their classrooms.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 1

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Are there social justice issues going on within your community, and how do you address them within the context of your school? In our new #SmartPlanet series, we're seeking and sharing the voices of schools and educators striving for equity and social justice.

Capitalism that Works for Everyone

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An innovation economy will produce tremendous benefit and wealth--and both will be concentrated unless we decide otherwise. To extend US leadership in the innovation economy we’ll need to update our form of capitalism.

Samsung Creativity Lab–And What it Means for Education

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Tom recently traveled to Seoul and got to take a look inside Samsung's Creativity & Innovation Lab. Here's what he saw and what a C-Lab incubator could look like for education.

Bridging Continental Divides with Virtual Music Collaboration

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By: Mary Kay Altizer. My students who had the opportunity to virtually collaborate with their global counterparts are still collaborating together, and I like to think they'll maintain these international bonds for the rest of their lives.

21 Global Education Resources to Continue Expanding Your Students’ Horizons

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At a time when global issues seem closer to home than ever before, we’ve been grateful for the opportunity to spend a week looking at how we can help our students develop cultural competencies. Here are 21 resources to fuel continued thought and effort.

How to Humanize Learning in the Classroom with 3 Global Issues

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By: Cleary Vaughan-Lee. How integrating stories of migration, climate change and language loss, can create real context and global-to-local connections for students.

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