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What American Schools Can Learn from Germany

15 January 2019

I recently returned from a trip to Germany sponsored by the Goethe Institute and Germany’s Central Agency for Schools Abroad. The focus of the trip was to learn about Germany’s vocational schools and training programs as well as to learn more about how they teach languages other than German. As with any international trip, especially […]

You’ve Found Your “Why?” But What’s Your “How?”

10 January 2019

If you’re reading this, my guess is that you and your school have crystallized a vision for why you do what you do—student learning outcomes, career pathway discovery, etc. In the case of Elk Grove High School (EGHS), our vision is to solidify America’s middle class by educating a generation of highly ethical, civic-minded, economically successful […]

Streamlining Professional Growth through Micro-Credentialing and Badging

9 January 2019

I was a bit fearful at the beginning of this school year. Budget reduction days loomed ahead, which—understandably—would be carved out of our non-student contact days, or our professional development in-service days. I worried that we would not be able to continue to make the great strides we have made in recent years in developing […]

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Crowdfunding in K–12 Education

January 23, 2019 3:30–4:00 pm ET

The webinar will cover crowdfunding in K–12 education with an emphasis on the web platform DonorsChoose.org, which has raised over $750 million for public school classrooms. For almost 20 years, DonorsChoose.org has been where educators can safely access materials and resources to support students. School leaders will also hear about case studies from school leader/district […]

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