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- 12.12.14 New K-12 curriculum prepares youths for digital world In an increasingly digital world, it is vital for young learners to be adept at “systems thinking”—the ability to understand how related components in systems—from ecosystems to social networks—work together. Unfortunately, educators have struggled to find curriculum that keeps pace with the rapidly changing digital environment.
- 12.10.14 Tennessee’s STEM investment showing promise The 10 K-12 platform schools and six regional innovation hubs that make up the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network are demonstrating progress and the potential for sustainability, according to a Vanderbilt research analysis of the TSIN.
- 12.9.14 20 fun learning activities for the holiday break Just because school is out for the holidays doesn’t mean children have to take a break from learning. Faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College offer 20 learning activities that are so much fun, they won’t feel like homework.
- 12.1.14 Global educators to share folktales at Nashville's Eakin Elementary Dec. 4 Educators from around the world will share favorite childhood folktales with third- and fourth-graders at Eakin Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 4. Members of the press who RSVP are welcome to attend.
- 11.21.14 Teaching as a team sport boosts student performance Teaching has turned into a “team sport” at Nashville's Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School, thanks to a partnership with Peabody College. The collaboration has resulted in significant gains in student achievement.
- 11.12.14 Vanderbilt experts can provide insights into Nashville’s growth As every boomtown learns, growth comes with new challenges, and Nashville is no different. Vanderbilt experts from a variety of fields are available to help explain the issues surrounding our transformation into the latest “it” city.
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Gifted men and women define success differently, 40-year study says
Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued—and defined—career, family and success.