The Communicator on 21st Century Learning | Summer 2019


Sorry, I Have Too Much Going On!

How often do you hear yourself saying, “Sorry, we have too much going on!” to opportunities? Sometimes to potentially valuable opportunities? With all the demands placed on school leaders, you’re sure to feel there’s no way to take on one more thing.
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In Their Words

Hear first-hand what five superintendents are doing to bring 21st century learning experiences to the students in their districts.
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Overheard at Leading Together 2019

While hosting Leading Together 2019, we heard a number of inspirational words shared, not only by those on stage and leading learning sessions, but also by those educators in the audience. View more at
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Inspired in D.C.

Recently, we convened with the P21 Strategic Council and celebrated the 21st Century Learning Exemplars cohort of 2019 in D.C.

Student-Led Learning: Beyond Voice and Choice

Are students self-directed? Are students leading? What real-world problems could students solve? Explore these questions with Ken Kay from EdLeader21, a Network of Battelle for Kids.
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Let's Do Better

Here at Battelle for Kids, we have a rallying cry of “Let’s Do Better!” And we almost always follow it up with “For Every Student.” But what do these words really mean? Read more.


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Three days of collaborating and learning alongside other innovative educators for the advancement of 21st century learning in school districts across the country. This event is members only. To learn more about joining EdLeader21, please contact  Jill Mastroianni .
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