New Pathways

Real World Learning: Client Projects Are Trending 

[…] community-connected projects. (See podcast with Trace Pickering.)  World Shaping Projects at Polytechnic  Sabrina Zhang, a student at the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, recently competed in The Earth Prize. Her Agrivision system measures plant health during early, treatable stages to reduce crop losses and organic waste. (See podcast with Sabrina and teacher Jack Prather). Other […]

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Future of Learning

New Changemaking Strategy Energizes Real World Learning in Kansas City

[…] where and how to help.  Participating school districts received starting grants of about $75,000 to support planning and mobilization. Many districts used the funds to hire business partnership coordinators to expand internship and client-connected project opportunities. Planning grants also allowed design teams across the region to visit some of the best real-world learning schools […]

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New Pathways

KnoPro from NAF Expands Access to Work-Based Learning

NAF, a national network of high school career academies, launched a free work-based learning platform called KnoPro. In partnership with industry leaders and corporations, the interactive platform offers any high school students the opportunity to tackle real-world problems faced by business leaders, receive expert feedback from industry mentors, grow their professional skills and resumes, […]

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STEM & Maker

Code Day: How to Build Creative, Collaborative, Computer Programmers in less than 24 hours

[…] included: Video Games Community Reporting/Improvement Apps Finance Software Neural Network (built from scratch) Hardware Projects Utilizing IoT Devices and Neural Control The Transformations While we do offer prizes, we’ve decided to keep them quite modest; small, laser-cut wood trophies. We could go the route of offering TVs, game consoles, tablets and computers, but intrinsic […]

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Reimagining the Textbook with Virtual Reality

[…] bring the power of virtual reality into the classroom. In May, we pitched our company at the Conrad Challenge’s 2020 Summit and were awarded the Power Pitch prize. Every year, the Challenge brings together high school teams from across the country to pitch their innovative business ideas. This was our second year participating in […]

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Competency-Based Education

It’s Time to Reassess Our Understanding of the 4Cs

[…] student in lab practices, and he still credits her for much of what he knows about lab work. Oh, by the way, he later won a Nobel Prize for his work with pluripotent stem cells. Despite her rigorous scientific thinking she is capable of keeping in her head what I, in my Western brain, […]

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Place Based Education

Stacy Wall Schweikhart and Dr. Thomas Lasley on Learn to Earn Dayton

[…] in higher education.  Tom serves on multiple regional and national boards including the Air Camp Inc., National Council on Teacher Quality, United Theological Seminary, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the National Museum of the United States Air Force Foundation.  Tom completed all his degrees, including his Ph.D., at The Ohio State University and has […]

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