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Getting Smart

Author : Tom Vander Ark
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A comprehensive look at the promise and potential of online learning In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United States and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blend of online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schools and programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning" opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake our schools into "smart schools." Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combine online and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" for learning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines the new employment bargain, examines online universities and "smart schools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies that create better learning, studies smart cultures

Getting Smart

Author : Patti Lather
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Getting Smart about Race

Author : Margaret L. Andersen
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Getting Smart About Race offers an accessible introduction on racial inequality. Margaret Andersen discusses why racial healing should be an integral element of our everyday discussions and how to move the conversation in a positive direction. A new prologue discusses the momentous events of 2020, from the pandemic to protests and the elections.

Getting Smart About Life Love and Men

Author : Michelle McKinney Hammond
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What would Eve say about the temptation you’re facing? What would Bathsheba have to say about salvaging a mistake you’ve made? In this unique book by relationship expert Michelle McKinney Hammond, the women of the Bible write encouraging letters to you to help you make the best choices in every area of life and get the most out of your love relationship. Through their trials and triumphs you’ll discover God’s wisdom and practical suggestions founded on what worked and didn’t work for them. You’ll be intrigued by... Abigail’s insights on understanding men The Shulammite’s advice on stirring up love and romance Mary’s understanding about trusting God Deborah’s revelations on using authority wisely Lydia’s take on balancing the spiritual and professional in life Getting Smart About Life, Love, and Men is a refreshing way to explore and apply the biblical principles that will help you find or strengthen your love relationship, get the life you’ve been longing for, and draw closer to the One who is love.

Getting to Smart Growth II

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The Power of Place

Author : Tom Vander Ark
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"Place: it's where we're from; it's where we're going. . . . It asks for our attention and care. If we pay attention, place has much to teach us." With this belief as a foundation, The Power of Place offers a comprehensive and compelling case for making communities the locus of learning for students of all ages and backgrounds. Dispelling the notion that place-based education is an approach limited to those who can afford it, the authors describe how schools in diverse contexts—urban and rural, public and private—have adopted place-based programs as a way to better engage students and attain three important goals of education: student agency, equity, and community. This book identifies six defining principles of place-based education. Namely, it 1. Embeds learning everywhere and views the community as a classroom. 2. Is centered on individual learners. 3. Is inquiry based to help students develop an understanding of their place in the world. 4. Incorporates local and global thinking and investigations. 5. Requires design thinking to find solutions to authentic problems. 6. Is interdisciplinary. For each principle, the authors share stories of students whose lives were transformed by their experiences in place-based programs, elaborate on what the principle means, demonstrate what it looks like in practice by presenting case studies from schools throughout the United States, and offer action steps for implementation. Aimed at educators from preK through high school, The Power of Place is a definitive guide to developing programs that will lead to successful outcomes for students, more fulfilling careers for teachers, and lasting benefits for communities.

Getting Lost

Author : Patti Lather
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Marks the trajectory of the author’s work as a feminist methodologist.

George Gets Smart

Author : Sheila Hollins;Margaret Flynn;Philippa Russell;Catherine Brighton
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Difference Making at the Heart of Learning

Author : Tom Vander Ark
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Your students will change the world! Today’s learners face a complex future, where multilayered technological and societal issues will require new ways of problem-solving. This inspirational yet practical guide helps educators, counselors, and youth-development leaders build on students’ talents and interests to develop their desire for a better world, entrepreneurial mindset and personal leadership skills—so they can make a difference to their families, their communities, and society. Features include: ? New learning priorities centered around difference making ? A framework based on the 25 most important issues of our time ? Examples and case studies from a diverse range of projects, people, and places

Navigating The Digital Shift Implementation Strategies for Blended and Online Leraning

Author : John Bailey
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Our nation’s schools stand at an important “inflection point” in the history of education. Taken together, the implementation of common college and career standards, the shift to next generation assessments, the availability of affordable devices, and the growing number of high-quality digital instructional tools create an unprecedented opportunity to fundamentally shift the education system to personalize learning around the individual needs of every student. Digital Learning Now! (DLN), a national initiative under the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), in association with Getting Smart, brings “Navigating the Digital Shift: Implementation Strategies for Blended and Online Learning” to readers interested in exploring the implementation challenges at the intersection of these shifts. Co-authored by John Bailey, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark, “Navigating the Digital Shift” offers updated versions of the eight papers originally released in the “DLN Smart Series” including contributions from 11 additional co-authors representing leading organizations such as Public Impact, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and The Learning Accelerator. Topics include: blended learning implementation, teaching conditions and careers, competency-based learning, student data, online learning myths, and student-based funding. Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and Chairman of ExcelinEd, contends that the book “provides policymakers and education leaders the tools they need to use digital learning as a catalyst for improved student achievement.” AASA 2013 Superintendent of the Year Dr. Mark Edwards believes the collection “provides meaningful, practical, and poignant advice as well as commentary regarding the move to college and career ready standards associated with the shift to personal online learning and digital resources.” Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Gist describes the book as an “invaluable resource that will help educators re-imagine what our schools can look like and what our students can accomplish.”