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Innovation éDucation

Our National Obsession With 'Going to College' -- We Might Have a Bigger Problem to Solve

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

The changes we are seeing taking hold in every type of community provide evidence that investing in innovation pays off when the commitment includes adequate time, and sufficient training and coaching.

Give Children a Voice and You Will Be Amazed

Chuck Cadle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Chuck Cadle

When students are challenged with fun and engaging projects, they amaze us with their ingenuity and perseverance.

How to Turn the 'College and Career Ready' Mantra into Reality

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

You hear it daily -- the mantra "college and career ready." What you don't hear is consensus on "what" this looks like and "how" we are going to improve the state of play.

Common Core: A Platform for Equity and Innovation

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Unlike other efforts, the Common Core goes to the heart of what educators do every day, and the theme of "fewer, deeper, clearer" expectations really strikes a chord with master teachers. This is why they got into the profession. We are facing a real challenge, however.

Making It Work: Today's Jobs Require Tomorrow's Skills

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

During June, July, and August, I heard the same question asked in many different ways: How do we expect our students to compete in today's global economy when we are teaching them as if they're living in yesterday's business world?

Now This Is a Sputnik Moment

John M. Eger | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
John M. Eger

We have been living with such a false divide in our understanding of education. The belief that art and science were two separate disciplines demanding different teaching methodology is not serving our students or our economy very well.

Graduates Don't Just Take a Path... They Blaze a Trail

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

"Our philosophy is that teacher and student work should be public -- not hidden behind closed doors."

Stop the Education "Blame Game": Let's Get Real About Accountability

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

If we want our teachers to succeed, we need to stop blaming them and offer new habits. Transforming our schools will demand real resources and real reform built on a commitment to change some of our behaviors.

Measuring an Education ROI: No Dollar Left Behind

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

It's time to start measuring educational success by aligning financial resources with performance expectations. "True" educational return on investment (ROI) deserves our undivided attention.

Educational Innovation Rises Down Under

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

The culture of learning we have in the U.S., and have now introduced in Australia, focuses not only on knowledge attainment, but also on the development of work ethic, teamwork, presentation skills and literacy skills.

Tuning in to Gen Y: Cultivating Seeds of Innovation in Our Children

Larry Bock | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

The next time we feel dubious over whether today's young people possess the talent, courage, drive and commitment to assume mantles of leadership in innovation for tomorrow's global arena, let's remember stories such as this.

Our Challenge: Motivating the Next 'Joe Montanas' in Science and Engineering

Larry Bock | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

As sure as football rules in autumn, motivating and educating the next generation of innovators is a competition we cannot afford to lose.