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Getting Smart Podcast

Getting Smart

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Getting Smart Podcast

Getting Smart Podcast

Getting Smart

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The Getting Smart Podcast covers topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Episodes cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring listeners some of the most informing, insightful and innovative strategies around education today.

Latest Episodes

251 - Larry Cohen on How FIRST Builds STEM + Professional Skills

In this week’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Larry Cohen, the newly-appointed President of FIRST. FIRST is a global nonprofit robotics community that prepares young people for the future. They develop and support K-12 STEM programs with their FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and their famous FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST is so widespread that almost a third of U.S. high schools have a FIRST team!

38 MIN2 d ago
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251 - Larry Cohen on How FIRST Builds STEM + Professional Skills

250 - Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe: Buildings are Closed, Learning Goes On!

In today’s special bonus episode, the Getting Smart team is sharing two school districts’ success stories that are currently shifting to remote learning after the outbreak of the coronavirus. In these schools, the buildings may have closed but the learning has never stopped! Both of these Superintendents have built great teams and great systems and they are confident that education in their districts (and beyond) will emerge better than ever as a result of this crisis.

48 MIN1 w ago
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250 - Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe: Buildings are Closed, Learning Goes On!

249 - Anant Agarwal on Extended Access to Education

Today on the podcast, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Anant Agarwal, the founder and CEO of edX. In 2012, Anant founded edX, which was created in partnership between MIT and Harvard to extend open access to the courses taught by the best professors in the world. On top of this, Anant is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He has also served as the Director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

35 MIN1 w ago
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249 - Anant Agarwal on Extended Access to Education

248 - Rachel Wigglesworth, founder of Growing Great Families

With schools in a majority of states closes, more than36 millionof about 50 million American students are learning remotely. The pandemic is posing a huge challenge for students and parents. Some parents are trying to figure out how to stay at home with the kids. Others are trying to figure out how to work at home with the kids there. Some are scrambling for child care. Stress and uncertainty are high for everyone.

40 MIN2 w ago
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248 - Rachel Wigglesworth, founder of Growing Great Families

247 - The Power of Place with Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennen

This week on the podcast, join Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennon as they discuss their newly published book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education! They speak about the main themes they cover, the experiences and examples they share throughout it, and the defining principles of place-based education.

44 MIN3 w ago
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247 - The Power of Place with Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennen

246 - Ed Hidalgo on Introducing Youth to The World of Work

In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is continuing the conversation about starting career education early with Ed Hidalgo and Dr. David Bluestein! If you haven’t already, be sure to tune into that conversation first and then come back here to listen to Part Two!

36 MINMAR 4
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246 - Ed Hidalgo on Introducing Youth to The World of Work

245 - David Blustein on Working in America

In this week’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is talking with Dr. David Blustein, a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Boston College. Dr. Blustein’s 2006 book, The Psychology of Working, made him a leader in the emerging field of vocational psychology. Also joining Dr. Blustein and Tom in this episode is Ed Hidalgo from the Cajon Valley Union School District — a leading example of early immersive career education — where he serves as the Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer.

34 MINFEB 26
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245 - David Blustein on Working in America

244 - Rebecca Amis on Taking Student-Centered Learning Global

Today, the Getting Smart team is going to learn about a school that is taking student-centered learning global! Rebecca Amis is the co-founder of MUSE School in Calabasas, California. MUSE is a small student-centered P-12 school with a robust sustainability agenda, a great Seed-to-Table program, a vegan kitchen, and climate action integrated across the curriculum.

29 MINFEB 19
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244 - Rebecca Amis on Taking Student-Centered Learning Global

243 - Patricia DeKlotz on High School Transformation

Today the team is talking with Patricia DeKlotz. Dr. DeKlotz has been Superintendent in the Kettle Moraine School District since 2006. And for the last 10 years, she has been recognized as a national leader in personalized and competency-based learning for students and teachers. In 2016, Dr. DeKlotz was named Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year. It’s also interesting to note that Dr. DeKlotz, like Tom, had a private-sector career before becoming a school administrator!

38 MINFEB 12
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243 - Patricia DeKlotz on High School Transformation

242 - EdTech: Past and Future with Larry Berger

After his Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, Larry Berger served as a Whitehouse Fellow working on educational technology at NASA. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation, an early leader in reading assessment. After being acquired in 2010, the company then became Amplify. And just five years ago, after a spinout, the company became a leader in digital K-8 English, math, and science curriculum.

45 MINFEB 5
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242 - EdTech: Past and Future with Larry Berger

Latest Episodes

251 - Larry Cohen on How FIRST Builds STEM + Professional Skills

In this week’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Larry Cohen, the newly-appointed President of FIRST. FIRST is a global nonprofit robotics community that prepares young people for the future. They develop and support K-12 STEM programs with their FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and their famous FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST is so widespread that almost a third of U.S. high schools have a FIRST team!

38 MIN2 d ago
Comments
251 - Larry Cohen on How FIRST Builds STEM + Professional Skills

250 - Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe: Buildings are Closed, Learning Goes On!

In today’s special bonus episode, the Getting Smart team is sharing two school districts’ success stories that are currently shifting to remote learning after the outbreak of the coronavirus. In these schools, the buildings may have closed but the learning has never stopped! Both of these Superintendents have built great teams and great systems and they are confident that education in their districts (and beyond) will emerge better than ever as a result of this crisis.

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
250 - Tom Rooney and Scott Rowe: Buildings are Closed, Learning Goes On!

249 - Anant Agarwal on Extended Access to Education

Today on the podcast, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Anant Agarwal, the founder and CEO of edX. In 2012, Anant founded edX, which was created in partnership between MIT and Harvard to extend open access to the courses taught by the best professors in the world. On top of this, Anant is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He has also served as the Director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

35 MIN1 w ago
Comments
249 - Anant Agarwal on Extended Access to Education

248 - Rachel Wigglesworth, founder of Growing Great Families

With schools in a majority of states closes, more than36 millionof about 50 million American students are learning remotely. The pandemic is posing a huge challenge for students and parents. Some parents are trying to figure out how to stay at home with the kids. Others are trying to figure out how to work at home with the kids there. Some are scrambling for child care. Stress and uncertainty are high for everyone.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
248 - Rachel Wigglesworth, founder of Growing Great Families

247 - The Power of Place with Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennen

This week on the podcast, join Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennon as they discuss their newly published book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education! They speak about the main themes they cover, the experiences and examples they share throughout it, and the defining principles of place-based education.

44 MIN3 w ago
Comments
247 - The Power of Place with Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennen

246 - Ed Hidalgo on Introducing Youth to The World of Work

In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is continuing the conversation about starting career education early with Ed Hidalgo and Dr. David Bluestein! If you haven’t already, be sure to tune into that conversation first and then come back here to listen to Part Two!

36 MINMAR 4
Comments
246 - Ed Hidalgo on Introducing Youth to The World of Work

245 - David Blustein on Working in America

In this week’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is talking with Dr. David Blustein, a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Boston College. Dr. Blustein’s 2006 book, The Psychology of Working, made him a leader in the emerging field of vocational psychology. Also joining Dr. Blustein and Tom in this episode is Ed Hidalgo from the Cajon Valley Union School District — a leading example of early immersive career education — where he serves as the Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer.

34 MINFEB 26
Comments
245 - David Blustein on Working in America

244 - Rebecca Amis on Taking Student-Centered Learning Global

Today, the Getting Smart team is going to learn about a school that is taking student-centered learning global! Rebecca Amis is the co-founder of MUSE School in Calabasas, California. MUSE is a small student-centered P-12 school with a robust sustainability agenda, a great Seed-to-Table program, a vegan kitchen, and climate action integrated across the curriculum.

29 MINFEB 19
Comments
244 - Rebecca Amis on Taking Student-Centered Learning Global

243 - Patricia DeKlotz on High School Transformation

Today the team is talking with Patricia DeKlotz. Dr. DeKlotz has been Superintendent in the Kettle Moraine School District since 2006. And for the last 10 years, she has been recognized as a national leader in personalized and competency-based learning for students and teachers. In 2016, Dr. DeKlotz was named Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year. It’s also interesting to note that Dr. DeKlotz, like Tom, had a private-sector career before becoming a school administrator!

38 MINFEB 12
Comments
243 - Patricia DeKlotz on High School Transformation

242 - EdTech: Past and Future with Larry Berger

After his Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, Larry Berger served as a Whitehouse Fellow working on educational technology at NASA. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation, an early leader in reading assessment. After being acquired in 2010, the company then became Amplify. And just five years ago, after a spinout, the company became a leader in digital K-8 English, math, and science curriculum.

45 MINFEB 5
Comments
242 - EdTech: Past and Future with Larry Berger
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