Tom Vander Ark (1802)

Learning

The Role Of Advisory In Personalizing The Secondary Experience

High school can be a confusing time with increasing options for students due to the rapid expansion of digital learning. Advisory has to be the spine of the next generation high school. Sustained adult relationships can help students navigate this new digital landscape.

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Learning

Helping Students Cope With The Trauma Associated With Poverty

Living in poverty often produces trauma with biological and psychological consequences for children. Student-centered learning and sustained relationships can counter many of the negative effects of poverty.

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EdTech

Path To Personalization: Better Models & Better Tests

New developments will mean a gradual reduction in the size of and reliance in heavyweight summative assessment to smaller, less frequent tests that check the validity of local assessments.

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Learning

Match Beyond And College For America Reimagine HigherEd

Match Beyond combines College for America, an innovative new competency-based degree program from Southern New Hampshire University, with intensive coaching, academic support and jobs counseling from Match Education.

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Leadership

Agreement Crafting: 10 Lessons on The Politics of Schooling

Tom reviews 10 lessons in school and district leadership focused on the role of facilitating agreements.

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PresenceLearning

PresenceLearning is the leading provider of online speech therapy and other special education-related services. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians includes speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs) and other related services professionals.

EdTech

Other Machine: Shop Class For The 21st Century

Other Machine Co. produces portable milling machines that make 2D and 3D objects out of a range of materials (wood, metal, plastic). Like 3D printing, portable computer numerical control (CNC) machines have the potential to, “Democratize manufacturing for individual creators,” said founder and CEO Danielle Applesto...

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Leadership

Schools That Can Is 15 Cities Strong, Planning May Conference

Tom talks with Michael Druckman, Executive Chair and Stephanie Whited, Director of Communications & Marketing of Schools That Can, and Jennifer Husbands, Executive Director of Schools That Can Chicago to talk about Schools That Can's upcoming 10th Annual Forum in LA.

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