October 2018 Archives

Personalized learning is the future of education. In the latest episode of the podcast, Tom shares five important attributes, five tips on learning environments and how teachers and leaders can help promote personalized learning.

By: Rachel Wigglesworth. Everyone uses digital media nowadays. How can we navigate what is an appropriate amount of use with our families? Rachel shares how she is trying a family "technology pact."

Schools in Idaho are moving towards competency-based education in order to provide more personalized learning for all students. Read more from Tom's recent visit.

By Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse We believe that every student deserves a great high school education - one that engages, challenges and inspires them, equips them to succeed in a rapidly changing world, and prepares them to thrive in the jobs of the future. We believe that all students should progress based on mastery and be provided the supports they need to succeed. However, for more than 125 years, most of the world has relied on time-based proxies of learning. Students move through the system by grade level, some mastering important knowledge and skills, many moving on with ...

Tom chats with Randy Ziegenfuss about his journey as an educator, his time at Salisbury and his podcast, "Shift Your Paradigm."

By: Bob Lenz and John Larmer. In order to become empowered and skilled graduates, students must master "deeper learning" competencies. However, getting to that level requires other needs be met first.

Tom chats with Sam Seidel about design thinking and how it can slow down and discover the true root of the problem in education.

Denver Public Schools is the district to watch when it comes to portfolios. Tom shares how the DPS portfolio model is the one to watch.

In this episode Tom & Emily take you on a virtual field trip to Murie Ranch, in the Grand Teton National Park, to talk about place-based education with Christen Girard and Nate McClennen

What is the Innovators' Compass? It's a powerful tool that helps people move forward in any challenge, big or small--in one usable, shareable picture.


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