Tom Vander Ark (1814)

Learning

Thinking, Fast and Slow: How We Process and Respond to the World

Daniel Kahneman unpacks the research into human being’s processes and responses to the world by drawing a distinction between our automatic and involuntary response and controlled and reasoned decision making.

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Learning

The Case for Boundary Breaking Education

It’s the boundary spaces between sciences, countries, systems and people where conflict, innovation and education frequently happen.

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EdTech

The End of the Big Test: Moving to Competency-Based Policy

The use of assessment pilots and innovations zones where groups of schools apply and become authorized to operate alternative assessment systems will soon replace the frustration surrounding NCLB and end of year tests.

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EdTech

Smart Cities: Salt Lake City Is a Growing Innovation Hub

Salt Lake City is becoming an EdTech hot spot. While it's still news to some well informed locals, EdTech companies, startups, schools and state policies have all taken innovative strides towards enhancing the learning environment for students.

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Leadership

15 Tips For New Superintendents

Being a public school superintendent is the hardest job I’ve ever witnessed or experienced. If you’re new to the job or know someone who is, here are 15 tips for your first few months.

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Leadership

10 Reasons You Should Visit The American International School of Utah

In a recent visit to the American International School of Utah, Tom identified some remarkable features of this next gen school. This post highlight 10 reasons why the school is worth adding to your list of places to visit!

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EdTech

Push Learning: How Smart Notifications Will Change Education

Mark it on your calendar, summer 2015 is when the leading edge will shift from search to push notifications as the dominant web interaction. This has huge implications for all connected learners when it comes to anywhere, anytime learning.

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