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Welcome to the Getting Smart Podcast. Episodes cover a variety of education topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Listen in as our team shares interviews with today's top educators, learning organizations, and thought leaders discussing the future of teaching and learning. Available on iTunes

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Welcome to the Getting Smart Podcast. Episodes cover a variety of education topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Listen in as our team shares interviews with today's top educators, learning organizations, and thought leaders discussing the future of teaching and learning. Available on iTunes

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Randy Ziegenfuss on Teacher Leadership and Student-Centered Learning

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In this episode, Tom chats with Randy Ziegenfuss about his journey as an educator, his time at Salisbury and his podcast, "Shift Your Paradigm."

Teaching Design Thinking to Hack School and Prep for Complexity

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In this episode of the podcast, Tom chats with Sam Seidel about design thinking and how it can slow down and discover the true root of the problem in education.

Giving the Gift of Place

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In this episode Tom & Emily take you on a virtual field trip to Murie Ranch, in the Grand Teton National Park, to talk about place-based education with Christen Girard and Nate McClennen

Design as an Act of Service

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A look at designing as a service with Rie Nørregaard of SYPartners, why design and design thinking is becoming more important and how she's helping clients imagine better futures and design as a tool for good.

David Conley on Next Generation Assessment

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In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Dr. David Conley, a professor in the college of education at the University of Oregon, discusses his new book and offers 10 principles for better assessment—and a vision for how assessment can be integrated into learning.

Why Youth Need Social Capital and How Schools Can Help

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In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Christensen Institute's Director of Education Julie Freeland Fisher sits down with Tom to discuss social capital, disruptive innovation, and her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks.

Apple Exec on Rewiring Education

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Former Apple VP of Education, John Couch, on why he’s enthusiastic about project-based and challenge-based learning and the future of learning technology, why design is such a critical concept for education, and his new book Rewiring Education.

Listening to Kids and Designing from Scratch for Timeless Learning

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After 32 years as an Albemarle County educator, Pam Moran sat down with Tom Vander Ark to reflect on her career and discuss her latest book.

Personalize Learning and Build Agency By Using the 4 PLC Questions

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In this episode of the podcast, Tom chats with Tim Stuart about his new book, Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work: Student Agency Through the Four Critical Questions.

We’re Doing It Wrong: A Teacher’s View on How to Fix It

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An inside look (and listen) at a recent conversation Tom had with David Michael Slater about his new book, We’re Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work—And How to Fix Them. In the book, Slater exposes some bad assumptions and makes the case for how good ideas have gone bad. Listen in to learn more

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