Chris Minnich sees assessment literacy as key to successful assessment, and NWEA has focused on providing extensive professional learning opportunities for teachers to help them to maximize the value of assessments in teaching and learning. Learn more about their approach here.


Tom chats with Maura Marino about the work happening in DC around new school development and improvement and how quarterback organizations can support innovative new schools and scale proven models.


With a call to leverage diversity for innovations in learning, Stacey Childress opened the 2018 NewSchools Summit (#NSVFsummit) in San Francisco. The national nonprofit catalyzes new schools, encourages better EdTech tools and develops diverse EdLeaders. Tom shares highlights from the summit and more.


Tulsa, Oklahoma is providing quality early learning for all. Tom shares how the city is able to provide leading edge programs and what is making them successful.


Most American youth don't get what they need from high school. There are lots of reasons --some economic, some cultural, some educational. Two root problems are how we've defined the finish line and how we communicate success. Tom shares his thoughts on the current high school credentialing system and the questions he wishes a new system would answer.


How industry defined digital badges are supporting authentic, competency-based learning and work experiences that help students build rich, digital portfolios to support their college applications and career aspirations.


In this new world where anyone can learn anything, anywhere -- how we track, verify, and share capabilities is becoming a big deal. Tune in to this podcast with Parchment CEO, Matt Pittinsky to learn more about the future of transcripts.


A visit to project-based Health Leadership HS, a talent pipeline and advocacy organization for a healthier community in Albuquerque, NM.


Northwest of downtown Albuquerque, there is a high school of about 400 students, ranging in ages from 14-20, in the day program that is proving project-based learning really is for all students. ACE Leadership High School is using HQPBL to create meaningful learning experiences for all of their students.


In a number of locations across Chile, several organizations and schools have embraced PBL--and officials in the country's Ministry of Education are gearing up to implement capstone project experiences in the last two years of high school.


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