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By: Kate Gerson. The popular way of framing these numbers is that they represent an “achievement gap,” but that doesn't do the issue justice. The problem is all of our responsibility.

The post Inequity in Education is Your (and My) Responsibility appeared first on Getting Smart.

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Southwestern Pennsylvania has quietly emerged as an innovative hub within the field of education. While schools are exploring many new instructional approaches, personalized learning is gaining traction as an integral component to the broader transformational movement.

The post The Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Network: Helping Set the Course for Regional Change appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By: Sethuraman Panchanathan and Chevy Humphrey. How can we engage and inspire young people to learn about science and spur the improvements in education essential to building the skills of our future workforce? It’s a goal we can all be part of achieving.

The post Science Holds the Promise of a Better Future appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By: Jason Agins. I’ve discovered that most of my students are fascinated to learn about other parts of the world and I’ve discovered some effective ways to teach them how people live, communicate and think in vastly different parts of the world.

The post 3 Ways Teachers Can Unite Students Inside and Outside the Classroom appeared first on Getting Smart.

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For me, the “Power of Yet” poster has been a powerful strategy. Such a simple reminder to persevere can be the difference between a student who gives up and one who routinely concludes that understanding will come with more effort, questions, or use of additional strategies.

The post Mindset, and the Power of “Yet” appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By: Colin Angevine. How do “code,” “computer science,” and, “computational thinking,” fit together? What is motivating their introduction into schools, and how might they change education? Find out here.

The post Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education appeared first on Getting Smart.

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In recent years, a plethora of vendors have developed software solutions that promise to simplify the personalization process and give schools and teachers the answers to understand and address the individual needs of each student. Watson Classroom is a promising new entry to the field.

The post Personalized Learning Meets AI With Watson Classroom appeared first on Getting Smart.

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After his success with the film "Most Likely to Succeed," venture investor and executive producer Ted Dintersmith launched a 50 state tour to promote readiness for the innovation economy. His new book, What School Could Be, outlines what he learned.

The post Most Likely to Succeed: Ted Dintersmith on Powerful Learning appeared first on Getting Smart.

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EdTech has given (and continues to give) educators the ability to re-imagine the learning experience for their students in new, innovative ways. Today is Digital Learning Day, a day that brings us together to recognize practices that effectively use technology to strengthen students’ learning experiences.

The post It’s Digital Learning Day! How Are You Celebrating? appeared first on Getting Smart.

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The head of the world’s biggest investment management firm recently told CEOs to stop fixating on quarterly profits and focus on total impact. Here's what that means for education.

The post Total Impact Leadership in Business and Education appeared first on Getting Smart.

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