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August 07, 2015

How School Districts Work

School districts have a theory of action but don't or can't express exactly what it is. Naming the theories in use is the first step to designing a system of schools that serves a community well.

July 29, 2015

10 Next Steps for EdLeaders: The Advanced Course

As we head to Atlanta to join Fulton County Schools in a leadership discussion, we identify 10 tips for superintendents and principals as they work to create next generation schools. For example EdLeaders should create a learner exchange vision, identify and share your theories, learn about new school models, embrace broader aims, create community engagements, model next-gen learning, personalize professional learning, and improve wellness.

May 19, 2015

Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning

For more students to experience powerful learning, we need to create development pathways that allow school and district leaders to benefit from the same blended, competency-based, and deeper learning experiences they seek to create for students.

April 27, 2015

Six Categories of Deeper Learning Skills for Education Leaders

According to Karen Cator, President and CEO of Digital Promise, education leaders must embrace and model deeper learning skills and encourage everyone within their organizations to do the same. In this blog, Karen describes the role that micro-credentials play when it comes to teacher expertise in deeper learning skills and ways education leaders can develop their skills in six different areas.

April 22, 2015

Four Lessons for Today's Education Leaders

Digital Promise's League of Innovative Schools is working to close the Digital Learning Gap by designing new ways to engage students in deeper learning experiences. Part of this effort is a new partnership with Verizon that is providing students and teachers at 20 U.S. middle schools a tablet and a 5GB data plan. When selecting schools and districts for participation, strong leadership was a "must-have" criterion.

March 18, 2015

EdPolicy Education: New MOOCs From ExcelinEd

The Foundation for Excellence in Education launched EdPolicy Leaders Online, a new resource to help education policymakers better understand and implement education reform efforts. These new Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, feature nearly 40 experts across the education landscape including superintendents, senators, parents, policy makers, teachers, and CEOs.

March 12, 2015

Helping Chief Academic Officers Make the Shift From Managed Instruction to Personalized Learning

School district chief academic officers know how to build and run managed instruction regimes. But now they are either pivoting to blended learning or getting a lot of pressure to consider an update. We explore the difference between managed instruction and next generation learning, and share 10 elements of comprehensive solutions to the challenge of helping chief academic officers reframe their work.

March 09, 2015

Leadership Development In US Schools: The Opposite Of Good

Leadership demands broader goals, higher expectations, and blended environments are higher than ever but old practices and policies are leaving a preparation gap. Educators are wasting time and money on degrees that aren't as valuable or relevant as they should be. States have a great opportunity to create a better school leadership development system.

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.

October 29, 2014

An Equal Opportunity to Participate in the Future

One hundred education CEOs, convened by GSV's Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, gather to discuss how ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future.

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