Clark County School District, fifth largest in the country, educates more than 320,000 students in 356 schools. At a recent Apex Learning seminar Kim Loomis, Innovative Projects Coordinator, outlined 10 of the digital learning models they use in CCSD.
19 hours ago by Tom Vander Ark
As Julia Freeland Fisher recently noted, “Systems will likely get into trouble if they attempt to make just a few aspects of their models competency-based, while retaining an otherwise traditional structure.” Julia suggested four on ramps--places to get started with personalized and competency-based learning and we...
yesterday by Tom Vander Ark
This collection of Getting Smart resources includes several white papers, podcasts and blogs on the future of professional learning--where educators will benefit from tailored experiences, just-in-time support and portable credentials. Like students, educators deserve blended, personalized and competency-based learning...
2 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
To encourage close reading and better writing across the curriculum, Grand Prairie worked with SREB to introduce the Literacy Design Collaborative, a nonprofit offering a collection of open writing prompts and a collaborative lesson authoring environment.
3 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
A layer of inspiration, incubation, and intermediation between schools and EdTech entrepreneurs is what will expand access to innovative learning environments and created aggregated demand for investment and new tools--and fuel the learning revolution.
4 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
The nonprofit Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is the world's leading provider of K-12 resources and professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE believes all students can and should benefit from this transformational teaching method.
Houston is rapidly becoming a great global city. Houston schools are a big part of the success story. So when next month when Superintendent Terry Grier steps down, he should deserve a lot of credit for his contribution to Space City.
7 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
What do you get when you mix college prep, personalized blended learning, project-based STEM learning, and a small supportive environment? You get the largest high performing school network you’ve probably never heard of--Harmony Public Schools. Introducing a new series in partnership with Harmony called "Getting Sma...
8 days ago by Tom Vander Ark