Education

If Personalized Learning Is Going to Work, Teacher Onboarding Must Improve. Here’s How.

In 2017, at the end of our third year of implementing personalized learning at Dallas ISD, our central personalized learning team conducted a series of stepback meetings with school leaders. We wanted to learn their biggest concerns around implementation, along with what was and wasn’t working for them. One thing consistently bubbled to the surface …

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Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

When Sphero laid off 45 employees in early 2018, the Boulder, Co.-based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus to the education market after a foray into creating consumer toys. Today, the robotic toymaker is following through by adding a big building block to its educational offerings. Sphero has acquired …

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At Honeywell Innovation is Always the Key, Says CEO

“Innovation is the key,” says Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk. “Anything we do in Honeywell, innovation is always the key. Whether it’s expanding into Europe, driving more robotics, a connected  warehouse offering which we are bringing to customers and having a broader play, are the key technology levers for that business.” Darius Adamczyk, CEO and Chairman …

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Your Choice Isn’t College or Oblivion, Says Mike Rowe

“Your choice isn’t college or oblivion. It’s not higher education or alternative education,” says Mike Rowe of the TV show Dirty Jobs. In 2008, Mike created the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to launch a national PR campaign for skilled labor. “There are so many ways to go, from apprenticeships to scholarships to fellowships to community college. All …

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The Best Companies Have Very Bright Futures

The best companies have very bright futures says tech investor Geoff Lewis. He says that the way he always thinks about private company valuations is as a discount on the future versus a premium on the past. Lewis says that the future is bright for Lyft because only half a percent of the rides in …

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‘The Big Risk for Tech is Talent’

Former Microsoft COO Bob Herbold discussed in an interview (below) the fact that computer science and engineering schools are now competing strongly with US universities. He says that even though the US tech sector continues to be strong, the big risk is talent and China has significantly strengthened their universities: We (the US tech sector) continue to be …

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