Washington state has welcomed its first charter schools and Summit Public Schools has established two schools in the Puget Sound region. A Getting Smart staffer visited Summit Sierra and describes personalized learning in action.
2 days ago by Bonnie Lathram
Students, now more so than ever, need to be telling their stories. If we wish to prepare students to mobilize and take action on our most pressing issues, we need to be training students to tell stories that speak to shared values to generate collective action.
5 days ago by Tyler Nakatsu
To move from a vision for transformative professional development to reality hinges upon the ability to deliver quality PD at scale. An approach like the one described by Alvin Crawford in 5 Steps to Transformative Professional Development delineates a path forward.
5 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
We are beginning to see the end of the current era of standards-based reform and for people that care about equity, we are wondering what’s next? So what is next? There have been eight important developments since NCLB was enacted. The most important sign of things to come is the trend towards personalized, blended, ...
6 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
Innovations in medical education are improving the affect and effect of doctors in training. Med schools are exploring uses of big data to improve diagnosis and trend spotting while others are incorporating interdisciplinary studies to improve observation and communication skills.
8 days ago by Tom Vander Ark