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Venture University: A Trade School for the Innovation Economy

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A look at Venture University, a new MBA alternative, that lets students learn venture investing on the job and even earn back their tuition.

How We Increased Teachers’ Data Use Without Data Overload

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By: Debbie Clark and Stephanie Williamson. The problem is not that schools aren’t collecting enough information about student performance. It’s that teachers have too much data. It’s overwhelming for them. They don’t know what data points to focus on—and they don’t have time to be combing through massive amounts of data to figure out what students need.

Building the Cognitive Muscles to Thrive in the Automation Age

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The Information Age was a four decade long global sprint to incorporate information technology; the World Economic Forum calls it the Third Industrial Revolution. It changed how we live, work, play, and, just in the last few years, how we learn. We’ve entered a new era with new learning priorities and opportunities. We’re only a…

Hit Refresh: How a Growth Mindset Culture Tripled Microsoft’s Value

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A look at the culture and strategy refresh at Microsoft and the writing process with Hit Refresh co-authors Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols.

Practical Ways to bring SEL into the Classroom

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Toward the end of the past school year, I noticed some changes in student behavior. There was a decrease in student engagement, and especially while I responded to the question of a student seated close to me, students around the room became distracted or stopped listening.

Easy Ideas for Pleasant Holiday PD

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Some educators find the thought of professional development during holidays anathema, while others enjoy finding a quiet meditative moment to explore new ideas. Creativity tends to strike when we are in the shower or on a quiet walk, and holidays can provide this brain space.

Why Students Should Learn to Code and How to Get Started

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Coding is not just about learning to write a program, it's about connecting with the learning and building relationships in the process. It can create engaging ways for students to work on their collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Global STEM Alliance Engages Youth and Mentors In Grand Challenges

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There's a global STEM learning opportunity gap. Here's what the New York Academy of Sciences is doing to try and close it.

Real-Life Examples of Design Thinking in the Classroom

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Design thinking centers on a pedagogy aimed at creating and facilitating future innovators and breakthrough thinkers. It is about creating creative and collaborative workflows engineered to tackle big projects and prototyping to discover new solutions.

How Can We Truly Meet Students Where They Are At?

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Competency-based education is a system of instruction where students advance to higher levels of learning when they demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills. In this setting, learning doesn’t rely on time, place or pace.