If we have a list of the issues that will shape the future--an earth owner's manual--when and how should we introduce them to young people? What does it mean to be really ready and why should we be encouraging young people to engage with the world's most important issue? Tom Vander Ark answers these questions and more.
October 2017 Archives
Tom share's key highlights and findings from Age of Agility: Education Pathways for the Future of Work, a new report from America Succeeds.
Workbench is making it easier to teach with projects and extending equitable access to great PBL tools. Read more about the Baltimore startup and why the city has become a hotspot for EdTech.
The most powerful tools the world has ever known have been created- and while they have the potential to make lives better, there's a bigger problem we must be aware of. AI Advancements are moving faster than civic infrastructure can handle. Here's 10 issues we're not prepared for.
School networks make the challenging work of personalized learning possible at scale. Here's a look at how successful network leadership enables powerful learning and examples from the space.
Bernie Trilling has been on a decade-long journey to bridge professional project management and project-based learning. His new book, Project Management for Education, makes the case that project-based learning (PBL) is the best way to build 21st-century skills and that project management is the most important career skill. Project Management for Education, developed and published by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, makes this case: Learning Projects are great vehicles for students to gain essential 21C Skills. One of the biggest lifts for both teachers and students is managing all those pesky moving parts of rich, motivating learning projects - ...
We've visited thousands of high schools around the world and seen young people doing world-class work both inside and outside the classroom. Here are the common conditions, cultures and connections we've observed that power this world-class work.
American education reform has been driven by some recurring themes such as early learning, standards-based reform, school autonomy, student engagement and new personalized learning. Here is a short history.
While some may put SEL and SEAD solely in the "soft skills" category of education initiatives, the benefits extend far beyond anything "soft." The results are real -- and the data speaks for itself.