May 2018 Archives

Michael Fullan is Canada's gift to education. For half a century and with 45 books to his credit, Fullan has been the world's most persistent and persuasive advocate for powerful learning experiences. Listen in to hear a conversation between Tom and Fullan about the potential for better high school credentials and how the assessment system is changing.


With more than half their revenue coming from digital products, Cengage is managing a shift from publisher to tech company, and their new efforts are set to make waves in competency education.


Chris Minnich sees assessment literacy as key to successful assessment, and NWEA has focused on providing extensive professional learning opportunities for teachers to help them to maximize the value of assessments in teaching and learning. Learn more about their approach here.


Tom chats with Maura Marino about the work happening in DC around new school development and improvement and how quarterback organizations can support innovative new schools and scale proven models.


With a call to leverage diversity for innovations in learning, Stacey Childress opened the 2018 NewSchools Summit (#NSVFsummit) in San Francisco. The national nonprofit catalyzes new schools, encourages better EdTech tools and develops diverse EdLeaders. Tom shares highlights from the summit and more.


Tulsa, Oklahoma is providing quality early learning for all. Tom shares how the city is able to provide leading edge programs and what is making them successful.


Most American youth don't get what they need from high school. There are lots of reasons --some economic, some cultural, some educational. Two root problems are how we've defined the finish line and how we communicate success. Tom shares his thoughts on the current high school credentialing system and the questions he wishes a new system would answer.


How industry defined digital badges are supporting authentic, competency-based learning and work experiences that help students build rich, digital portfolios to support their college applications and career aspirations.


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