North America's first master's degree in artificial intelligence management will be offered this fall at Queen's University's Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Academic Director Stephen Thomas says there is a shortage of business leaders who understand how to use AI in business outcomes.
High school and junior high school students in an Illinois district will have the opportunity to enroll in a vocational agriculture course. The district is one of nine in the state that plan to offer vocational agriculture in the upcoming school year.
School leaders must overcome their fears about failing if they want to bring true change and innovation into the learning environment, K-12 leadership experts Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers assert in this commentary. They write that failure should be embraced as "a step along the way" to bring out the best in teachers and students.
Letting students generate curriculum contributes to a "fully authentic learning environment," writes National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein. In this blog post, Sackstein discusses the implications of such an approach and offers steps for designing student-developed curriculum.
High-school English teachers Susan Barber and Adrian Nester suggest seven grading hacks to help provide more effective and efficient feedback to students. In this blog post, they share the strategies, including dividing a large stack of papers to grade into more manageable piles and narrowing the focus of feedback.
A California school district offers a gardening skills training program for older students with special needs who learn to grow fruits and vegetables for a local restaurant. Students work in the garden twice a week and learn teamwork skills to help them become independent workers.
Students, teachers, lawmakers and others recently attended the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Summit at the Ohio Statehouse to learn more about the issue and how to increase awareness. Speakers shared strategies about how to recognize signs of human trafficking and discussed policies that can help combat it.
Virtual career fairs can help professionals target specific employers and allow them to chat directly with recruiters online, Fairygodboss CEO Georgene Huang writes in this commentary. She notes that these events also can minimize unconscious bias from potential employers and save the applicant time and money.
As higher-education business models change, institutional survival depends on leaders focusing on accessibility, student outcomes and students' return on investment, Abhi Ramesh of the Horizons School of Technology writes. In this commentary, he outlines the flaws in today's university system and what must change if these institutions want to survive.