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August 26, 2015

Helping Teachers and Schools Run Experiments

Imagine giving teachers and schools opportunities to run experiments of their own or to join larger trials. Imagine if they had access to better measures and powerful analytics. It's been difficult to run formal experiments because measurement systems in education are bad. The next step in supporting teachers as scientists is an intelligence platform that combines information about best practices, formative assessment, templates for setting up experiments, and social features.

August 12, 2015

Elected Board Urges Innovation in Denver

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is a district worth watching because they have the best and most aggressive elected school board in the country. The board is seeking to dramatically accelerate the progress they've made by investing more in what is working and embracing innovation. One way DPS is succeeding is by launching an internal innovation incubator.

April 29, 2015

How the Human Resources Department Can Advance Next-Gen Learning

Next-generation learning requires new skills, roles, and mindsets for human resource professionals and departments. Human resource departments must create strong partnerships with schools leaders, supervisors, preparation programs, and technology vendors. Here are 10 things that human resource departments should do to foster next-generation learning.

April 06, 2015

Ed Reform and Innovation: The End of the Big Test Is in Sight

What does innovative learning and EdReform have in common? Equity. We explore the recent history of assessment (the intended and unintended consequences), the role that equity plays, the need to synthesize EdReform aims, and the opportunity of innovation.

January 21, 2015

Preparing for New Jobs: Two Next-Gen Career Centers

Carl Wunsche High School in Texas and Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies in Kansas, are two next-gen high schools schools redefining the career center.

January 15, 2015

Six Things That Make Metro Great, but Different From Your Neighborhood High School

Last week while in Columbus I got to tour Metro Early College High School and Middle School. Here are six things worth sharing that make Metro a great example of next-gen schools.

December 18, 2014

Fostering an Innovation Mindset Online

In addition to knowledge and skills, research in the last five years suggests that mindset matters—for academic success today and for careers down the road. Mindset and big challenges help students appreciate the importance of effort, initiative, and collaboration.

November 06, 2014

Elevating and Empowering World Language Teachers

A Getting Smart paper produced in partnership with Rosetta Stone, explores the potential of world language educators to lead the shift to school and district-wide blended, competency-based, deeper learning models. A follow-up to "The Next Generation of World Language Learning."

November 05, 2014

Next-Gen Schools That Are Leading the Way

A new Getting Smart paper tells the stories of schools across the country that are dedicated to creating a next-gen learning environment that sets high expectations for college readiness, personalizes learning for all students, and is optimized for scale.

August 19, 2014

How Next-Gen Learning Boosts Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

Innovations in learning are creating more of a good thing and supporting great learning environments for students and teachers.

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