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Why Schools Need Signature Learning Experiences

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Signature experiences and signature building blocks can promote model efficacy, prioritize important outcomes for students and serve to differentiate schools and networks.

Build Skills for 2030 Now With These Ideas

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By: Rachelle Dene Poth. It is vital to stay informed of emerging trends. These future of learning ideas can help you stay informed and build the skills needed in 2030.

Podcast: Benno Schmidt on Leading Yale, Fixing CUNY, & Launching the Whittle School

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Today our podcast is with Benno Schmidt. Benno served as President of Yale University, the Dean of Columbia University Law School, and the CEO and Chairman of Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning) and now is the Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Board at Whittle School and Studios.

Demonstrating and Assessing Mastery, and Managing Mastery Learning Data

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By Scott Ellis. With learning objectives that are specific, clear and demonstrable and with mastery thresholds that are clearly defined, determining approaches for students to demonstrate mastery is a relatively straightforward two-step process.

The Future of Work Fits Some Employees and Students to a ‘T’

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Employees with T-shaped skill sets are in demand. Schools and colleges can evolve instructional practices and course design to help graduates develop T-shaped skill sets.

On Creating a University for the Planet

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By Tom Vander Ark. University for the Planet is a big idea. But it just might start small with a few people coming together in community, sharing what they know, and making a contribution.  

AI in Society: Narrowing the Gap Between Man and Machine

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In recent years artificial intelligence has increasingly become the norm, however, guidance and technology management are key to ensure it is used for the right purposes.

Podcast: Abby Falik on the Benefits of Global Service

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Today the Getting Smart staff speaks with Abby Falik, CEO of Global Citizen Year, a life-changing global immersion between high school and college.

Mastery Learning Objectives and Mastery Thresholds in the Classroom

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By: Scott Ellis To implement mastery learning and enable students to move forward at their own pace as they master content, five elements must be in place. It does not matter whether they are in MasteryTrack or another system, but without them, mastery learning at scale is not possible. Specific, clear, demonstrable learning objectives. Clear…

Artificial Intelligence: Preparing Students for the Future with AI

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Over this summer, I’ve noticed an even greater focus on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it might impact education and work in the future. After attending ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, several edtech startups caught my attention because of the mention of AI. After doing some research, I came across a few other…

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