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Getting Smart Podcast

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This podcast highlights developing trends in K-12 education, postsecondary and lifelong learning. Each week, Getting Smart team members interview students, leading authors, experts and practitioners in research, tech, entrepreneurship and leadership to bring listeners innovative and actionableRead more

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Brent Maddin on Reimagining the Teaching Profession

Dec 8 • 38:52

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Brent Maddin, Executive Director of Next Education Workforce at Arizona State University. Brent leads a team that is collaborating with P-12 practitioners and higher-ed faculty to help design the roles of current educators, expand who enters the education workforce, and rethink how we develop and cred...

Annie Murphy Paul on The Extended Mind

Dec 1 • 32:29

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Annie Murphy Paul author of the new book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. ...

Kiko Suarez on Comprehensive Learner Records

Nov 24 • 29:44

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Kiko Suarez, VP of Higher Education and Workforce Development at Territorium, a global edtech company connecting learners with recommended jobs. Territorium recently launched its AI-powered Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR), into the U.S. to break down the barriers between universities and employers....

Difference Making at the Heart of Learning: A Getting Smart Town Hall

Nov 19 • 50:01

This episode of the podcast is a re-publishing of our recent Getting Smart Town Hall we are celebrating the one year bookiversary of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. We talked with our live audience about purpose-based learning, getting communities involved and how this ties into the idea of a global citizen....

Clifton Taulbert on Habits of the Heart

Nov 17 • 30:45

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Clifton Taulbert, an acclaimed author, speaker and entrepreneur. His life story, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored became a critically acclaimed 1996 movie and one of his books was sent to Nelson Mandela as a gift for his release from prison in 1990. ...

Christine Ricci and Leo Morton on Connecting Schools and Industry

Nov 10 • 31:16

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Christine Ricci and Leo Morton, two business leaders from Kansas City who recently met with Tom at a Kauffman Foundation-sponsored real-world learning event. ...

Luke Harris on Problem Finding in High School

Nov 5 • 22:02

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Mason Pashia is joined by a very special guest — Luke Harris. Luke is a Junior at Horace Mann high school and has described himself as “enjoying  taking things apart and not quite getting them back together.”  For the past two years, he has been developing a design engineering curriculum for kids, created to teach real-world en...

Carla Marschall on Worldwise Learning

Nov 3 • 27:42

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Carla Marschall, co-author of the new book Worldwise Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future, which is a guide focused on supporting K-8 learners in gaining a better understanding of how to be global citizens. Carla has held leadership roles in international schools in Swit...

EduCatered: Ululani Shiraishi, Kamehameha Schools

Oct 29 • 20:00

We kick off the podcast series with Ululani (Ulu) Shiraishi, a middle school language arts teacher at Kamehameha Schools Maui. She is also a mother of three and a self-proclaimed laugher....

Robert Simmons III on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocacy and Scholarship

Oct 27 • 40:11

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by the Getting Smart newsletter: Smart Update. ...

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