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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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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.

What Is Formative Assessment? Voices from the Field

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We interviewed half a dozen thought leaders and participants involved in the How I Know pilot to find out what exactly is formative assessment and what they hope to accomplish as part of the initiative. Download and press play!

High Tech Exec Advocates for High Agency Learning

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What skills will be important in five years? What can schools do to plan for the skills that will be necessary for students to have mastered? Tom and Marie Bjerede discuss both and the importance of student agency in this week's podcast.

Design Thinking and Its Impact on Education Innovation

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Have you heard of design thinking? Are you using it in the classroom? Emily and Adam from the Getting Smart team dive into the topic to share what it is, how it can improve practice and how educators can rethink how they facilitate learning.

Balancing Improvement and Innovation

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Tom looks back at his years as a Superintendent and how new technology and innovations affected the district, how focusing on innovating and improving can dramatically improve learning and common innovation obstacles.

iLead: Student-Centered, Career Focused, Accelerated Learning

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iLead Academy is preparing students to succeed in an increasingly project-based, global economy. Tom recently visited iLead to learn why it's successful, what obstacles they've overcome and what advice they have for others looking to start a new school.

Getting Smart Podcast | Network Effect Fuels Personalized Learning in Rhode Island 

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This episode features a discussion Tom Vander Ark had with Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute and recipient of the iNACOL Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning Award. Listen in to hear more about Shawn's work and why networks are such a catalyst for change.

Getting Smart Podcast | How Personalized Learning is Transforming Adult Education

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In this week's episode, listen in to a conversation on adult education with Tom Arnett, Senior Research Fellow at the Christensen Institute. Tom shares trends, tech, entrepreneurship in curriculum and orgs adopting blended learning.

Getting Smart Podcast | Andy Calkins on Effective Learning Competencies

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In this episode, Tom speaks with Andy Calkins, director of Next Generation Learning Challenges to learn more about their new student success framework--MyWays, and their recently released comprehensive resource set to help more communities develop graduate profiles.

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