The Problem It is no secret that the majority of education systems in America have not changed much in at least the past hundred years. Teachers and schools remain the gatekeepers of education (at least the education that schools feel is important), students progress along an age based track, and a partial understanding is often

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We are proud to announce the alpha release of our Level Up system! After months of talking with educators, designing, building, test, and tweaking, we have opened up Level Up to our first pilot group. Of course not all features have been fleshed out yet, but we are hoping to use this step to revise

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This year’s Digital Media Learning Competition is focused on the idea of using badges to promote learning. We believe this is a great fit with the work that Effective SC has already begun and plan on submitting a proposal to the competition. From what has been discussed online, it appears as if badging education can

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After our first meeting with some representatives from Adams County School District 50, they shared a funny story that we think illustrates our potential future with them. They had agreed to come down to our offices for an introductory meeting. It was scheduled as time to get to know each other, time for them to

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After researching educational reform efforts, we learned about the work that the Chugach School District has done in Alaska in conjunction with the Re-Inventing School Collation. It all made sense. They were making school about learning. Although it wasn’t a brand new concept, their system of allowing students to move on to new content when

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