Leadership

Professional Learning Through the Plan, Observe, Debrief (POD) Model

By: Denise Stringer and Mary Ryerse. The majority of teachers indicate that collaboration is beneficial to improving their practice, but many yearn for structures to make that process more focused and effective. The POD model of professional learning can help.

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Future of Learning

Michelle Weise on Long Life Learning

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom sits down with Michelle Weise to discuss her new book: Long Life Learning.

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Competency-Based Education

How Formative Assessment Transforms the Classroom, From Culture to Lesson Plans

By: Brea Lewis and Michelle Berkeley. The How I Know project has assisted 60 teachers in integrating formative assessment practice into their classrooms. In this post, Dallas teacher Brea Lewis shares how formative assessment practice has positively impacted her students' learning.

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Leadership

Post-Secondary Preparation Through Guidance and Advisement

We all play a role in student success, meaning parents, teachers, counselors, advisors, and even peers. This factor alone is a key motivator of why advisory is so important and why it should be a priority in our schools. The methods we use to guide and advise our students are like puzzle pieces to their now and their future.

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Equity & Access

The Educational Implications of Michelle Obama’s Becoming

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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EdTech

A Look at MakerBot Education

3D printing is being used to support STEM integration, design thinking and more all over the country. Jamie Back explores MakerBot Education's resources.

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Future of Learning

Delivering Essential Skills for Students by Students

By: Crystal Everett. Life Skills Series: KCPS Edition, is a real-world learning project supporting Kansas City Public Schools students to acquire the skills needed for the future of work.

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