Future of Learning

Early Lessons From The Real World Learning Initiative

[…] been helpful. For more see: Donna McDaniel on Real World Learning Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly  Smart Update. The bulk of this copy was drafted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation team and has been published on GettingSmart.com with their permission.

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Future of Learning

Strengthening K-3 Distance Learning

[…] at Heritage Elementary, Shelby County, KY, interviewed here. Jennifer Manning, Kindergarten teacher at Memorial School, Newton, NH, interviewed here and here. Brandy Purdue, Kindergarten teacher at Matchbook Learning, Indianapolis, IN Lillian Snyder, Kindergarten teacher at Matchbook Learning, Indianapolis, IN Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly  Smart Update. K3 Learning Online

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EdTech

6 Questions To Ask for Protecting Student Data in Distance Learning

[…] below to see the Nightfall platform in action. For more, see: How to Stay Secure When Teaching Remotely Cybersecurity: A Promising Approach to Integrating CompSci and PBL Choosing the Right Tools for Remote Learning This article was originally posted on Nightfall. Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly  Smart Update.

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Personalized Learning

Five Steps to Embed Growth Mindset Practices into Learning Culture

Download Toolkit Remember coming in after recess in elementary to a 20-question math quiz? If you were done first, you were smart. If it looked easy for you, you were also smart. Over the years, authentic assessment and personalized learning have started to change this idea of “smart”. When combined with Carol Dweck’s research on […]

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Equity & Access

A District’s Grappling With Anti-Racism: The Kearney School District Story

[…] education consultant for Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Real World Learning Initiative and the Education Governance & Leadership Association. Stay in-the-know with innovations in learning by signing up for the weekly Smart Update. This post includes mentions of a Getting Smart partner. For a full list of partners, affiliate organizations and all other disclosures, please see our Partner […]

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Future of Learning

Q&A with Author, Educator Matt Miller on ‘Ditch That Textbook’ and ‘Ditch That Homework”

[…] students. ‘DITCH’ is an acronym for Different, Innovative, Tech-laden, Creative, and Hands-on. Recently, Miller responded to questions about the book and the work that it has prompted. Getting Smart: Since publishing the book, how has education changed? Not changed? Has the idea of deeper learning through abandoning the textbook exceeded your expectations? Miller: When I started […]

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Equity & Access

Bridging The Equity Gap – Are Innovation and Technology The Equalizer or The Divider?

[…] environment. One area that is not changing (or changing for the worst) is inequity – the equity gap has been dramatically widened during the pandemic. A previous Getting Smart article established the link between schools out of session (such as during the summer break) and a widening achievement gap. Edweek spoke of the “loss of […]

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Equity & Access

Innova: A Revolution in Education?

[…]  In an 8th-grade class, students recognized that a significant portion of the local economy was incredibly labor-intensive and built on agriculture.  They worked to design automated “ smart farming” systems to reduce physical output and better utilize resources. System-wide, I am looking for connections to XQ Design Principles. Those principles are: Strong Mission and […]

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Learner-Centered

Tips from the Field: 4 Strategies for Supporting students

[…] doing affirmations. I remind students, ‘You are a winner. You are a champion. You are worthy. You are a great thinker.’ You don’t necessarily have to be smart. You have to put forth the effort. When my students put forth the effort, I say, ‘oh, you worked so hard’ instead of saying ‘you’re so […]

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