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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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Building Transferable Skills: Design Tech High at Oracle Campus

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Join us for a virtual field trip to Design Tech High school. We'll tour the school's new campus and learn how d.tech is combining personalized learning, design thinking, and maker activities to reach their goal of helping students forge identities as caring citizens and young professionals.

Expanding Access to Powerful Learning in Tulsa

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How Dr. Deborah Gist is leading an agenda to create powerful learning experiences for students in Tulsa, OK. despite some of the lowest funding in the country.

Measuring What Matters

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We recently traveled to Boise to visit the team and students at One Stone and got a chance to sit down with the National Advisory team to unpack the ‘why,’ ‘how,’ and ‘what’ of measuring social and emotional learning and the importance of student outlets for articulating agency over growth.

Deeper Learning For All: The Equity Agenda in Louisville

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Tom sits down with Dr. Carmen Coleman and Dr. John Marshall of Jefferson County Public Schools to learn how the two have worked together shape powerful, equitable, high-quality learning experiences for the over 100,000 students in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Innovation Approach to Strategic Planning

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When Mary heard about a district strategic planning process described as life-giving, lean, human-design centered, innovative and empowering, she had to learn more. Listen in to this week’s podcast with Assistant Superintendent of Minnetonka Public Schools, Eric Schneider.

Coaching to Develop Agents of Change — Not Compliance

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School coaches ought to be capacity builders that unlock educators' potential and help their school communities grow. Effective coaches help to develop agents of change -- not educators who learn to comply and follow someone else’s lead.

AI4All Extends The Power of Artificial Intelligence to High School Girls

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Al4ALL is a new Oakland nonprofit that is introducing artificial intelligence to high school students —and, more specifically — girls. The goal is to help high school students learn to use AI for good and to increase diversity and inclusion in computer science. In this new podcast episode, Tom talk with Executive Director Tess Posner.

What School Could Be: Ted Dintersmith on Powerful Learning

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After his success with the film "Most Likely to Succeed," venture investor and executive producer Ted Dintersmith launched a 50 state tour to promote readiness for the innovation economy. His new book, What School Could Be, outlines what he learned.

Learning from Leadership at Detroit Prep Academy

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Emily recently traveled to Detroit Prep Academy and wanted to share the school's story with our podcast listeners. Join her and Head of School Jen McMillan to hear more about the current education climate in Detroit, what’s working well at Detroit Prep, and key lessons learned in leading a school.

The Science of Deliberate Practice: What it Means for Education

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There is growing evidence that individuals can achieve high levels of performance through extended training. In this week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom chats with Gene Kerns about his new book, which analyzes the implications of this evidence for K-12 education.

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