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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.