Reporting from the 2016 Summer Olympics
During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Gov. Bob Wise and the Alliance for Excellent Education news team reported “live” from Rio. In the videos below, they discuss parallels between the members of the U.S. Olympic team and American students. To learn more, click on a video below.
Training for the Gymnastics Competition Without a Balance Beam?
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team mirrors the face of American students, but guess which of the two often doesn’t get the resources and support they need.
Parallels Between Gymnastics and Personalized Learning
This video reports on a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that mirrors the individualized training that helped U.S. gymnasts achieve Olympic success. The difference is that personalized learning prepares students to be gold medal winners in the classroom.
The Next International Competition–One Involving U.S. Students
With the close of this international competition, we turn to another and one that is important globally: the Programme for International Student Assessment or PISA, which evaluates education systems worldwide by testing 15-year-olds in math, reading, and science.