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Summit Public Schools


Update on Summit- Denali and Beyond

The top performing Bay Area high school network, Summit Public Schools, opened Denali last fall--its first 6-12 school--with notable innovations in both school model and platform leading to higher levels of student engagement and agency.

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A Survey of Performance Assessment and Mastery Tracking Tools

Performance assessment, as detailed in a December post, is the application of knowledge, skills, and work habits through the performance of tasks that are meaningful and engaging to students." Performance assessments make new standards real, personalize learning and can serve as authentic gateways in competency-based s...

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Using ThingLink Beyond the Classroom Walls

ThingLink is an amazing tool for teaching and learning that ...

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Blended Learning Energizes Washington

We spent the day at the BlendEd Learning & Leadership Symposium in our home state of Washington (#PSESDBlendEd). Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) collaborated with Pacific Lutheran University to host a one day blended learning symposium for district leadership teams, teachers, and other school leaders.

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EdTech 10: No Throwback Thursday Here

Here are this week’s most up to date EdTech on the day the Getting Smart team likes to refer to as “Thinking Ahead Thursday!”

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Report Released on Deeper Learning Performance Assessment Tools

Getting Smart, with support from the Deeper Learning Student Assessment Initiative (DLSAI), comprised of the Asia Society, ConnectEd, Envision Education, and New Tech Network, released “Assessing Deeper Learning: A Survey of Performance Assessment and Mastery Tracking Tools.”

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Man vs. Machine: 4 Robotics Programs for STEM Classrooms

Research shows that robotics is an effective tool for improving students’ 21st century skills. And teachers have taken note. In various school settings and across all grade levels, students are engaging in programs teaching them to design, build, and program their own bots.

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