Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is a mindset and approach to teaching that focuses on meeting each learner where they are and tailoring a curriculum that considers their interests, prior knowledge and skill level, and pace. Such a demand on the teacher requires sophisticated usage of technology in a combination of personalized, blended and online learning.

Future of Learning

A new school year – or a new era?

In this op-ed, Anne Olderog, Aya Asali, and Zenia Tangri of the consulting firm Vivaldi, explore the school year ahead, and how educators have the opportunity, amidst the ongoing pandemic, to take what they’ve learned and sharpen new tools and methods of teaching to evolve this upcoming new school year into a new era of educational learning.

Competency-Based Education

The Four C’s of Student Success

Stephanie Malia Krauss explores how the 4C’s of student success must be pursued with as much attention, passion, and focus as the 4C’s of reopening schools.

Future of Learning

Cool New Schools

The Getting Smart team explores nine cool new schools that launched this fall which build on place-based opportunities and accelerating real world learning.

Personalized Learning

Place-Based Learning: Solid Ground in Troubled Waters

By incorporating a sense of place in instruction, teachers and community partners have adapted programs to keep students engaged even during distance learning. Jack Chin explores how place-based experiences shape learners for today's world.