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Stuff You Should Know About Renewable Energy

Al Gore's new TED talk is a must watch--a great example of advocacy, an illustration of multivariable problem solving, and an illustration of the power of exponential technology.

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Of Note: Black Swans & Big Sky

It's been an interesting week. Promising capabilities were introduced while big storms hit the east coast and the stock market. Following are four thoughts on learning in an uncertain world filled with Black Swans, learning opportunities and changing markets.

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14 Quotes to Remind Us We Are Changemakers

Here are 14 quotes to remind teachers, leaders and education advocates that we are changemakers. Quotes to remind us where we came from and where we are going, why we’re here and how we got there, why we get up every morning ready to hit the ground running and why we go to bed every night exhausted, why we have to k...

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Project-Based Learning Models the Work World

Why we need to do a better job of preparing students for a project-based world. The importance of the art of breaking down complexity for a team to get their arms around and linking the parts together to create something where nothing had been.

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Things Are Getting Complex, Use Design Thinking to Simplify

A thoughtful design thinking process uncovers individual and team biases, builds mental models and change theories–the team gains appreciation for systems work and how impact might be produced and scaled.

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Buck Institute for Education (BIE)

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.

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60 Day Whirlwind Reveals New Schools & Tools

The future of education is being built, bit by bit, all over this country. New tools and new schools are being developed at a dizzying pace. Here’s a few things we’ve seen in the last 60 days.

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Why Do You Get Up in the Morning?

By: Jeff Sandefer. Accessing deep pools of inner motivation is an important and never ending life skill. The answer of “Why should I get up in the morning?” is a difficult one at any stage of life. Here is how Acton Academy is encouraging middle school students to figure it out now.

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