The Smart Planet series seeks out stories from educators and organizations (around the world) addressing social justice, civil rights and equity. Find out how leaders are teaching in light of these new challenges. Move beyond collection of resources to actually doing.
By: Susan Patrick. New Zealand has been exploring competency-based learning and assessment as a way to move toward education equity for decades. Here, I look at where they're headed and lessons from the journey so far.
By: Bonnie Lathram and Dave Potter. As we close the year out, we are pondering where we are headed in the field of education in 2017. We challenge you to become a globally connected educator and join us in creating a Smart Planet in the new year.
By: Ryan Findley. Understanding the need to contextualize design thinking for the African context, the African Leadership Academy pioneered the self and cultural awareness design thinking process in African schools.
We live in a time of great opportunity to help spread new schools and new tools to those who need them across the planet. Here are five education organizations to watch as they scale innovations in learning across Africa.
By: David Young. In education, global competitiveness can be characterized as the set of skills and factors that support individuals’ personal and professional productivity in their communities and in the world. Being globally competitive today requires developing global competence.
Advances in public health, improved economic opportunity, urbanization, technology innovation, or the expansion of democracy are all important trends. But I’d argue that, with some relation to all of these, expanded access to learning is the most important.
Tom answers in what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? And, how much does the next big tool matter for lasting academic outcomes for all students?
Every year the WISE Awards recognize six cutting-edge projects that successfully address today’s educational challenges and demonstrate a strong positive impact on individuals and communities globally.