Getting Smart supports innovations in learning, education & technology. Their mission is to help more young people get smart & connect to the idea economy. They generate news coverage of events, relevant buzz, timely market trends and thought-leading reports on their blog to reach an audience focused in the edtech and edreform community across all levels of learning.
By: Jessica Bobo. A language-rich approach allows students to understand math concepts much more deeply—and applying these six strategies can ensure that all students learn in the early math classroom, regardless of their initial understanding of English.
If students work tirelessly on academics in high school and college, they may experience shock when they try to find their way in the working world. We can make this transition easier by fostering these work skills outside of the classroom as early as possible.
A conundrum often cited in the current debate on the future of work is the contention that ‘not every displaced coal miner will be able to become a software engineer.” Essentially, this rhetorically charged argument asks: how do you get someone from point A to point B?
By: Dusty Moore. As both the economy and our classrooms continue adapting to a technology-rich world, they are becoming more skills-driven than ever before. CTE is uniquely positioned to aid our schools in this shift.
By: Julia Freeland Fisher and Ace Parsi. Innovation is a process, and how we approach that process will inevitably influence our outcomes. If innovation efforts are not anchored in equity and inclusion at the forefront of their work, personalized models will replicate the results of the traditional system.
George Saunders might be the most critically acclaimed contemporary American author. He has inspired thousands of young writers with his writing and teaching. Tom recently caught up with him to learn more about his approach to teaching and writing.
Emily recently traveled to Detroit Prep Academy and wanted to share the school's story with our podcast listeners. Join her and Head of School Jen McMillan to hear more about the current education climate in Detroit, what’s working well at Detroit Prep, and key lessons learned in leading a school.
Today’s education changemakers are pursuing a wide array of reforms and innovations. This abundant landscape holds much promise, yet excellent approaches continue to have difficulty spreading as quickly or as far as we might hope. Here, we look at how that could change.
By: Caroline Vander Ark. It’s my mission to ensure that all students have access to high quality personalized learning options. Technology can help us get there faster and bridge the divide that too many students still face. The innovative use of technology allows educators to reconfigure the traditional K-12 classroom and redesign schools to create personalized learning solutions that better serve all students.
By Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. Collaboration is key to successful teams and projects. It is sometimes thought of as a “soft skill” but in high-performance organizations, collaboration is the result of the intentional design of culture, structure, and tools, and the cultivation of individual mindsets and skill sets.