December 2017 Archives

Post 5 of our #RemakeLearning series explores how a group of schools with shared ideals, practices and tools are changing life trajectories for youth and inspiring a culture of possibility.

According to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, Blockchain will end paper based certificates, automate the award, recognition and transfer of credits, increase learner ownership and control over their own data, reduce institutional data costs and risk--but only if open standards are adopted. The JRC report points to likely benefits from blockchain including: Self-sovereignty: users identify themselves while maintaining control over the storage and management of their personal data; Trust: infrastructure that gives people enough confidence in its operations to carry through with transactions such as payments or the issue ...

Post four of our 6-part #RemakeLearning series takes you on a virtual field trip to Montour School District, "home of the evolving educators."

The third post in our 6-part #RemakeLearning series looks at CMU's partnerships with Pittsburgh Districts to advance education innovation and shape a new K-12 approach to computer science.

Combine a makerspace, science fair and a coding bootcamp and you have South Fayette School District, a computational carnival for 3,200 students south of Pittsburgh. With four schools on one suburban campus, South Fayette is the best example of K-12 integrated computational thinking we've seen. Yes, kids are learning to code but more importantly, they are learning to attack complex problems, analyze data, and sprint in teams to public products. Bille Pearce Rondinelli, in her ninth year as Superintendent (left), thinks of computational thinking as the new literacy. Embedded into STEAM studio learning model K-12, computational thinking is the ...

First in a six part series on #RemakeLearning, here's how a loose network of 250 organizations in Pittsburgh are focusing on engaging, relevant and equitable learning.

What does the future of learning look like? More specifically what could we see in 2018? Here's 15 predictions from Tom.


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