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The art of asking: It's not about what you know — but knowing what to ask

The art of asking: It's not about what you know — but knowing what to ask

06/19/2018

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Even before a rally protesting the removal of Confederate monuments turned violent, students in Charlottesville started asking questions.

What was fueling the acrimonious controversy that gripped their community? Why do monuments matter? What’s the purpose of memorializing?…

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Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

06/19/2018

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned as an educator, it’s that bringing big-picture ideas to life with students is a collaborative and often messy process. Lesson No. 2: That’s OK, especially when you’re supported by a network of like-minded international educators.

It all…

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A delicate balance: Exploring the relationship between educators and edtech companies

A delicate balance: Exploring the relationship between educators and edtech companies

06/19/2018

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The math students in Amy Tran’s class at Quebec’s Collège Beaubois have an unusual classmate. Eri is an artificial intelligence robot that communicates with them as they try to solve a problem. It understands which concepts they struggle with, and intelligently…

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Michael Hernandez: Helping students see the world through a new lens

Michael Hernandez: Helping students see the world through a new lens

06/19/2018

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When a group of high school journalists from a wealthy Los Angeles suburb landed in Cuba, they looked around in puzzlement.

“Where are the homeless people?” they asked.

They were surprised to learn that despite the country’s troubled history and…

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Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

Advocacy, in education and elsewhere, involves working individually and as a group to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions. But advocacy involves more than providing testimony to your local, state or federal elected officials to influence…

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A new framework for digital age leadership

A new framework for digital age leadership

06/19/2018

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Individual teachers have been using technology to transform education for decades. But to scale those transformations and meet the learning needs of all students requires education leaders who are visionary, adaptable and thoughtful about managing change, and who model lifelong learning.

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MEMBER PROFILE: Amy Tran is creating the school of tomorrow

MEMBER PROFILE: Amy Tran is creating the school of tomorrow

03/18/2018

Topics: Education leadership

In a corner of their high school fabrication lab, Amy Tran’s students are building a model of London. But this isn’t just any London.

It’s a futuristic smart city where garbage- collecting robots use sensors to navigate the streets, smart lights turn on and…

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GLOBAL FOCUS: Product competition fills learning gaps, lets learners apply the ISTE Standards

GLOBAL FOCUS: Product competition fills learning gaps, lets learners apply the ISTE Standards

03/18/2018

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As a business teacher in India teaching grades 11 and 12, I’ve realized there are many gaps between the curriculum and real life.

The major gaps include: once students choose the business major, they don’t have access to STEAM subjects; all…

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MEMBER VOICES: Janice Mak says it' 's possible to bring CS to all students

MEMBER VOICES: Janice Mak says it's possible to bring CS to all students

03/18/2018

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Computing has transformed the way we do business, organize our personal information, conduct research, think about our health, socialize, listen to music, read books, heat or cool our houses – and yet it’s a subject that only one in four schools teach.

This led me to ask…

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Total turnaround: How LAUSD's troubled rollout became a model for tech success

Total turnaround: How LAUSD's troubled rollout became a model for tech success

03/18/2018

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Spread across 720 square miles and comprised of 1,302 schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – one of the largest districts in the nation – covers a diverse landscape where 76 percent of students receive free and reduced-price lunch. In 2013, the district embarked on an…

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