Education Strategy 2020: Investing in People’s Knowledge and Skills to Promote Development.

January 8, 2020

We are living through a period of extraordinary change. The stunning rise of the middle-income countries, led by China, India, and Brazil, has intensified the desire of many nations to increase their competitiveness by building more highly skilled workforces. Technological advances are changing job profiles and skills, while offering possibilities for accelerated learning. Persistently high levels of unemployment, especially among youth, have highlighted the failure of education systems to prepare young people with the right skills for the job market, and have fueled calls for greater opportunity and accountability.

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Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College has been nestled in the heart of West Michigan for 100 years. The first community college in Michigan, GRCC was founded in 1914 to provide educational opportunities that would open doors for local citizens. That mission continues today as the college celebrates its centennial. The GRCC Experience is seamless transfer to more than 35 college and university programs; faculty with industry practice; state-of-the-art, flexible and online learning options; honors, study away and experiential learning courses; and business partnerships to develop tomorrow’s workforce.

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Successful Collaboration Rooms Pay for Themselves

whitePaper | January 20, 2020

This white paper is a road map for ensuring success in your UCC (unified communications and collaboration) spaces. We’ll discuss five key ways you can maximize operations and reduce tech trouble in these environments. By the end, you’ll feel confident that you can empower even the most introverted person to contribute. Otherwise, you’re missing out on the incredible minds who are too shy — or just don’t know how — to join in.

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A World-Class Education for Every Child

whitePaper | February 6, 2020

Education is at the heart of America’s promise of opportunity for all. Tom’s mother was a teacher in New York Public Schools and he understands the importance of public education to a just, democratic, and prosperous society. He will fight against decades of underinvestment and inequities to ensure that every child has access to a world-class education that provides them with the skills to thrive — as participants in our democracy, society, and economy. Education has never been more important to an individual’s career prospects or our country’s economic growth than it is today.

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Accelerating Gains in K-12 Engineering Education

whitePaper | November 27, 2019

States’ efforts to incorporate technology and engineering into K-12 science instruction appear to be bearing fruit: More than five years after states began adopting K-12 science standards that feature technology & engineering, eighth graders have notched higher scores on a national assessment of those subjects. This report presents Education Commission of the States’ analysis of results from that assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

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A Practice-based Model of STEM Teaching

whitePaper | January 10, 2020

Teachers today are being asked to think “outside of the box” in order to prepare their students for a career and a life that is largely unknown due to the warp speed changing needs and desires of society today. While many teachers today happily accept the challenge and are driven by curiosity and motivation to succeed, it can become a very daunting and overwhelming task. The STEM SOSTM (Students on Stage) model, and this book in particular, helps to bridge that gap between daunting and overwhelming to doable and successful.

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Social Dimension of Higher Education:what role and what perception for our institutions?

whitePaper | December 13, 2019

The objective of the paper is to outline the approach to social dimension in higher education in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through an overview of the way it has been addressed in the different higher education Ministers’ Communiques. In addition, the way it has been approached in the Basque University System linking it to social responsibility and with the support of the Basque Government will be highlighted.

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Empowering World Language Instructors in the Shift to Blended Learning

whitePaper | July 30, 2020

In October 2013, Getting Smart partnered with Rosetta Stone to release a report called “The Next Generation of World Language Learning.” The goal of the report was to create a vision for world language learning that acknowledged its role in global competency and to frame the vision inside broader shifts to personalized learning and blended instruction. Pointing to the potential of educational technology, we advocated for accessible, high-quality world language instruction for all students—from elementary through high school.

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Spotlight

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College has been nestled in the heart of West Michigan for 100 years. The first community college in Michigan, GRCC was founded in 1914 to provide educational opportunities that would open doors for local citizens. That mission continues today as the college celebrates its centennial. The GRCC Experience is seamless transfer to more than 35 college and university programs; faculty with industry practice; state-of-the-art, flexible and online learning options; honors, study away and experiential learning courses; and business partnerships to develop tomorrow’s workforce.

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