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It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition

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Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. When it comes to elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. However, as Tom explains, the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth is not like other robotics competitions.

Making the City the Text at High Tech High

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In this podcast episode, High Tech High leaders Larry Rosenstock, Jeff Robin and Kaleb Rashad share musings about student projects, starting new schools, hiring teachers and why the city the school is located in is so important.

Four Keys to Success at the Most Innovative Schools in the World

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Recent visits to renowned centers of innovation had David Ross pondering what it means to wear the label "one of the most innovative schools in the world." Here's what he learned made these institutions innovative.

70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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We believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible.

El Paso Schools: How the NTN Partnership Accelerated Progress

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In 2015-2016, El Paso Independent School District formed a partnership with New Tech Networks. Our latest Case Study shows how this partnership fostered real progress and real results.

Back to School in El Paso: District and New Tech Expand Partnership

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On the first day of school we followed El Paso Superintendent Juan Cabrera on school visits, including several of the nine schools that belong to the New Tech Network. Here's our recap.

How School Districts, Cities, and CBOs Use Microschools to Innovate

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Tom Vander Ark & Hassan Hassan share a guide to microschools as a source of innovation for school districts, community-based organizations, companies, and civic organizations.

The Research Base for Formative Assessment

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Many believe that formative assessment is an important part of the learning process but how does it work? Mary Ryerse and Susan Brookhart break down the research.

4 Tips to Building a Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

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By: Jose Loera. A community outreach and engagement manager shares his district’s best practices for keeping families connected to their children’s education.

What’s Up With All the Design-Focused Schools?

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Is the focus on design in schools a fad, a trend or something else? In this episode of the podcast, Tom and Emily explore the rise in popularity of design-focused schools.

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