A film about what school could be, Most Likely to Succeed, debuted at Sundance Film Festival in 2015. After the launch, 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. We asked Ted about his journey to advocating for next-generation education. Where did you go to high school? I attended James Madison High School in Vienna Virginia and had a typical experience. The shaping experiences were not courses or classes, they were serving as a newspaper editor and organizing ...
Tom shares three dozen STEM schools that are engaging students in design challenges and high-quality project-based learning, highlighting what makes these schools special and innovative.
George Saunders is arguably one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary American authors. In this post, I highlight some key insights he shared in a recent interview about how he teaches (and approaches his own) writing.
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.
Tom Vander Ark recently chatted with Supt. Of Meriden Public Schools, Mark Benigni about Meriden's shift to student-centered learning, more voice and choice through personalized learning and the creation of a highly collaborative leadership climate. Benigni also notes the 10 lessons that made him an EdWeek Leader to Learn From.
ASU Online is a program of EdPlus, a university R&D division committed to extending access and improve the quality of education. Tom shares what ASU Online is doing to make that happen.
There is growing evidence that individuals can achieve high levels of performance through extended training. Based on the growing body of evidence about purposeful practice, Gene Kern's new book explores the implications for K-12 education.
Public products and presentations of student learning are key to truly high quality PBL. One way to engage students in publicly presenting their projects, products and learning is through exhibition nights.
What skills will students need for the jobs of the future? How will the automation economy impact the employment landscape? Tom and Emily dive into the future of work and how schools can best support students and help them become career ready.
Tom discusses Pavel Luksha's new report on what graduates should know and be able to do. The report reviews global trends, changes in work and the implications for education.