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Kavya Kopparapu' 's passion lies at the intersection of computer science and medicine

Kavya Kopparapu's passion lies at the intersection of computer science and medicine

12/28/2018

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Today’s young people are changing the way we think about what they’re capable of. They’re catalysts for nationwide demonstrations. They bring home Olympic medals. They run successful businesses, publish books, give TED Talks and even earn the Nobel Peace Prize.

And then there’…

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She' 's passionate about amplifying student voice

She's passionate about amplifying student voice

12/28/2018

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An ambassador for student voice, Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute and the Digital Citizenship Summit who has made it her mission to put students at the center of the global conversation about digital media.

Curran’s career…

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Unleashing every genius: Creative genius isn't rare  but the conditions that nurture it are

Unleashing every genius: Creative genius isn't rare but the conditions that nurture it are

12/28/2018

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Hannah Edge grew tired of heading to the emergency room every time she had an asthma attack. So at age 13, she designed and 3D printed a prototype for a handheld device that can measure lung capacity in real time.

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Innovative Designer standard opens the door to students' ' imaginative, creative energy

Innovative Designer standard opens the door to students' imaginative, creative energy

12/28/2018

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“The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know.”

– Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow,
   Harvard, 2012

When ISTE…

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Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do.

Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do

12/28/2018

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People expect big things from a man known as the father of the internet.

Vinton Gray Cerf – Vint to his friends – doesn’t disappoint. His vitae is riddled with the acronyms and accolades of a true geek, and his name has been on the visitor list at the White House since President…

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How do we prepare today' 's learners for tomorrow' 's jobs?

How do we prepare today's learners for tomorrow's jobs?

12/28/2018

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America’s changing workforce played a huge role in the 2016 presidential election. Evolving jobs in coal and other industries mean our country faces a massive shift akin to the Industrial Revolution. At the same time, fears about a “jobless” economic recovery have left many Americans questioning…

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Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

12/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy

In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard when decisions directly impact their rights, lives and best interests.

When it comes to education, all advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what’s not available to…

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How personalizing PD helps inspire educators, spread good practice

How personalizing PD helps inspire educators, spread good practice

12/19/2018

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When Kathryn McGrane heard a co-worker describe the concept of flipped learning, the fifth grade teacher at Illinois’ DuJardin Elementary had a feeling it could help engage her students and empower them in their own learning. She followed her instinct, researched the method and began using…

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Technology meets the humanities in this tech specialist

Technology meets the humanities in this tech specialist

12/19/2018

Topics: Makerspaces

Step into a school makerspace, and you might expect to see science students programming robots, tinkering with circuits or accomplishing miniature feats of engineering.

While there’s plenty of that going on in Harpeth Hall’s Design Den, you’re just as likely to see…

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Educators should be on front lines of making STEM, CS a reality for all

Educators should be on front lines of making STEM, CS a reality for all

12/19/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, STEM & STEAM

Not long ago, I was a high school student sitting in a classroom wondering how taking a particular class would help me in life.

Luckily, most of the courses I was taking actually complemented what I planned to study in college – computer science.

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