Schools Worth Visiting

For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 innovative schools a year. It’s the most important form of professional learning we do for ourselves and for the educators that accompany us. It’s how we create and update a shared vision of powerful learning.  This page features some…

Future of Learning

Podcast: 20 Trends in 20 Minutes

In this special edition episode, Tom is flying solo to outline 20 global trends that learning leaders need to consider.

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The Getting Smart Podcast: Season One Summary

We're celebrating our 40th episode of the Getting Smart Podcast this week as we wrap up Season One. Here is a list of all of the podcasts we've created with education leaders across the nation over the past year.

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Getting Through

Jeb Bush on Digital Learning Now!

In today’s episode, Tom is sitting down with former Governor Jeb Bush, to discuss all things digital learning.

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Personalized Learning

Getting Smart Podcast | The Future of Blended Learning

In this episode we look to the future of blended learning, from the current issue of its multiple definitions to schools leading in next-gen models, from the importance of blended and personalized learning for educators to the growing importance of having a guiding vision for implementation.

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Competency-Based Education

Getting Smart Podcast | Competency-Based Blended Language Learning

Language teacher Jennie Taranovich shares more about her success after shifting to a personalized and competency-based classroom environment that helps individual students meet their respective academic goals.

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Personalized Learning

Getting Smart Podcast | Progress and the Path Forward for Digital Learning

In this podcast, we talk with Mickey Revenaugh​, co-founder at Connections Education & Director of New Schools Models for Pearson and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart about what that shift to digital learning has looked like and what we hope to see as it continues.

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