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Contribution: Programs Alive with Possibility

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Tom highlights 11 programs and community organizations that provide students with opportunities to identify and make their unique contributions to the future of everything.

RULER: A Comprehensive Approach to Emotional Intelligence

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Recognizing the importance of social-emotional intelligence and its relation to academic performance, Michael shares RULER's approach and its connection to increased student success.

What We’ve Learned From Two Years of Piloting Formative Assessment

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By: Katy Escandell and Dr. Lisa Goodnow. After reflecting on the first two years working to establish formative assessment practices in some of their district's classrooms, two Austin ISD district leaders look ahead to sustaining the culture.

Beware of Bias and Value Variability As You Promote Persistence

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Tom Vander Ark explores persistence and shares ACT’s holistic framework’s value determination of “ability to sustain effort” as an important predictor for education and work success. Learn more on the blog he unpacks valuable lessons along his journey that defined the power of persistence.

Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy

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By providing tools and mindsets for real-world problem solving, maker education encourages the development of essential academic skills, creativity, and empathy. Alesha Bishop delivers a powerful blog on the integration of social emotional learning that equips students to invent solutions to the problems they see in the world.

T³ Alliance: Developing “Solutionary” Mindsets

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Mindset meets design thinking through project-based learning, resulting in a community coming together to solve real issues. Rebecca shares her instructor training experience with T³ Alliance and their organized collaboration between Upward Bound programs across the nation.

Creativity: The Secret to Success in the Trades

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By: Dave Curry. Dave Curry, Director of Career and Technical Education shares the Milton Hershey School's approach to programming that offers students hands-on, technical training aligned with the current job market in preparation for 21st-century careers.

The Pursuit of Happiness is a Noble Goal for 21st Century Education

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Student happiness is at the core of each student’s holistic development. Parents, teachers, community and learners are all active members of creating the solution. Join David Ross as he unpacks the topic from multiple angles that highlight powerful resources to get you started.

Improving Autism Education with Community—And Robots

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By: Dr. Lisa Raiford. To give students with autism the best possible opportunity to thrive in general ed classrooms, the South Carolina Department of Education is connecting educators, parents, students, and robots.

The Educational Implications of Michelle Obama’s Becoming

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Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson share insights from Michelle Obama’s biography, Becoming, and how parents, teachers and mentors supported her education. Read as they share her mission to provide educational structures, policies, and programs that show all students that they matter.

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