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April 10, 2013

Powering Lifelong Learning Relationships

A good LLR would help you learn three things: How do I do my job better today? What do I need to learn for my next job? What do I need to know and be able to do for my 5 year career goal?

April 03, 2013

A Short Guide to EdTech Investing

A foundation officer called last week to discuss investing in edtech. After a decade of neglect, it's a growth category reflecting the mobile inflection and the transition to digital learning.

March 27, 2013

Rocky Mount NC: Where Rocketship Meets Carpe Diem

A year ago Doug Haynes made a recommendation to the board of Rocky Mount Prep to adopt a blended learning plan modeled after the Rocketship elementary model and the Carpe Diem high school. The board asked him to become CEO and implement the plan...over the summer.

March 13, 2013

Fundraising for Education Innovation

Last Wednesday, we led a #SXSWedu conversation about funding and fund raising in education. Yesterday we discussed the investing side of the equation. Below we tried to quickly answer 15 questions we received at the end of the session.

March 12, 2013

Investing in Education Innovation

Last Wednesday, we led a #SXSWedu conversation about funding and fund raising in education. The first of two blogs outlines the conversation we led on investing in innovation.

March 05, 2013

Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age

Marty Neumeier teaches companies to innovate. He shared lessons learned in his new book Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age. Neumeier sees machines taking jobs that don't require creativity, humanity or leadership.

March 04, 2013

The Data Opportunity is Spelled DQC, DLN & Ed-Fi Alliance

This decade offers a historic opportunity to boost student learning. New tools are powering new schools and transforming learning, assessment, matriculation, and teaching.

March 01, 2013

Managed Instruction vs Teacher Autonomy

Urban districts trying to ensure consistent rigor in every classroom have implemented programs of managed instruction--a common curriculum, shared lesson plans, pacing guides, periodic assessments, and associated professional development. While these programs can feel stifling, they often lead to incremental improvement.

February 28, 2013

Learning By Doing: The Neurology of Math

"Schemas are context-sensitive connections that help us understand," said Matthew Peterson, Chief Scientist and co-founder of MIND Research Institute at a recent Neuroscience Symposium. "Experiences that build and apply these connections are called learning."

February 19, 2013

Good Schools for the World's Poorest Neighborhoods

Have you ever thought about bringing great education to the world's poorest neighborhoods? Now may be time. Bridge International Academies is expanding and Pearson is investing in the growth of similar networks across the developing world.

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