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5 Reasons Why Micro Schools Matter in 2018

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Change seems to be the only constant in 2018. Rapid technological advances, shifting global perceptions of social and political life, and an economy that rewards innovation and entrepreneurship are all contributing to an atmosphere of disruption.

But during this time of accelerating change and innovation, one fundamental thing has not kept pace—our education system.

Our current system of education—with age-segregated groups, big buildings full of identical classrooms, tight lines of desks, and established ways of teaching subjects year after year—was designed during the industrial era.

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Computational Thinking Is a Problem Solving Skill

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These days it seems that everywhere you look someone is offering coding classes for kids. While coding is all the rage, courses that teach coding focus on a very specific skill, one that not everyone needs or wants. But what happens before we even get to the point that we need to code a program?

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What Is Global Competence and Why Does It Matter?

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One thing that most educators will agree on is that education is changing. Moreover, it is changing at a rate faster than we could have imagined 30 years ago. Much has been said about students' need to develop skills in technology and qualities like grit and a growth mindset to succeed in this rapidly changing world. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that today's teens will need to exist in a much smaller world than previous generations have.

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What Are the "4 C's" and Why Do Students Need Them

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Much is made of the unimaginable world our current teens will face in the future. Fifty years ago, teachers indeed would not have predicted that everyone would walk around with the internet in their pocket. They likely would not have predicted the internet at all! It would be nearly impossible to predict what the world might be like in 50 years – or even 20 years when our current teens are at the height of their professional careers.

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