Blog Editorial Calendar

Getting Smart 2014 Blog Editorial Calendar

The Getting Smart® blog located at covers innovation and learning topics in K-12, higher education and lifelong learning. Authors cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring its readers some of the most fascinating and innovative strategies around education today.

Getting Smart accepts guest articles and blog posts relevant to current news and events as well as topics listed in its publication and editorial calendar at any time. Below we have requested feature articles but will accept wide variety of articles at any time so long as the content is relevant to current news, the editorial calendar and Getting Smart.

To submit an article or guest blog post for review, submit a Word or Google Doc to Alison Anderson,


February | Expanding Access to Blended Learning

Post can encompass Digital Learning Day, the Getting Smart Student Blogging Contest and the Blended Learning Spotlight on Broadband. We welcome articles highlighting how the blended learning environment is developing at specific schools, what tools have been most effective and the need for strong Broadband access. Posts can be tagged with #DLDay.

Conferences & Events: TCEA, IntegratED PDX

Smart Update: 2/14, 2/21


March | Teaching and Innovation

Post can encompass SXSWedu (with a Maker Movement emphasis), gamification tools and the specific implications found at SXSW for teachers as well as articles highlighting innovative teacher prep and the best practices for  professional development.

Conferences & Events: SXSWedu, CUE, ASCD

Smart Update: 3/14, 3/28


April | Next Gen Thinking in Schools Since we are attending ASU+ GSV Summit Innovation and looking into Next Generation advisory practices, posts can focus on Next Gen school models, how advisory is changing and the notion of scalability, in general. April is Math and Autism Awareness month, so we’ll also focus in on those.

Conferences & Events: NCTM, ASU+GSV Summit, NewSchools Summit

Smart Update: 4/11, 4/25


May | High Standards for All Students

Posts can encompass how teachers, administrators, schools and districts have started to integrate  standards, more specifically the Common Core standards, and what results are obvious at the end of the year.

Smart Update: 5/9, 5/23


June | On-Going Learning for Students and Teachers

Posts can encompass avoiding summer slide for teachers and students. We will feature some posts about new tools to learn during the summer and education focused book reviews in order to create a recommended summer reading list for teachers. Please feel free to add to add to this library of “summer learning” we will create!

Conferences & Events: ISTE

Smart Update: 6/13, 6/27