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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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New NWEA Chief Chris Minnich on the Future of Assessment

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Chris Minnich sees assessment literacy as key to successful assessment, and NWEA has focused on providing extensive professional learning opportunities for teachers to help them to maximize the value of assessments in teaching and learning. Learn more about their approach here.

Leading the Charge for Better D.C. Schools

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Tom chats with Maura Marino about the work happening in DC around new school development and improvement and how quarterback organizations can support innovative new schools and scale proven models.

Business Partners Define Badges for San Diego Students

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How industry defined digital badges are supporting authentic, competency-based learning and work experiences that help students build rich, digital portfolios to support their college applications and career aspirations.

How Better Transcripts Will Improve College Admissions, Employment, and Licensing

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In this new world where anyone can learn anything, anywhere — how we track, verify, and share capabilities is becoming a big deal. Tune in to this podcast with Parchment CEO, Matt Pittinsky to learn more about the future of transcripts.

The Backstory Behind The Microsoft Refresh

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Download and listen in to this episode featuring as Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols discuss the importance of the cultural refresh at Microsoft (based on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset), valuable tips on writing and publishing and more.

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.

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