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Reinventing Educator Preparation

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On this week's podcast James Tracy, President of the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning discusses their innovative teaching methods that he describes as a thought lab, a design lab, and a source of collective intelligence about the science of learning.

Learner-Centered Iowa BIG Propels Jemar Lee

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Emily from the Getting Smart team interviews Jemar Lee, a former student from Iowa BIG, a place-based and learner-centered school in Cedar Rapids and a Next-Generation Learning Challenge and XQ Super School winner.
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Improving Access to Healthcare at School to Reduce Absenteeism

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As a first-generation college student, Josh Golomb was planning on medical school. After college, he ran an AmeriCorp sponsored program at a medical school for high schools students.

Transforming Spaces to Inspire Powerful Learning

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An interview with learning space expert and architect, Danish Kurani, to dive into what makes learning spaces so important, how we can design classrooms and spaces for more powerful learning and more.

Let’s Make Sure America Succeeds in the Age of Agility

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What’s needed to make sure educators are valued and equipped with the agility to succeed in a rapidly changing workforce? How can businesses and communities work together to ensure learners are leaving high-school and college prepared for the jobs of the future? Learn how from America Succeeds, an organization working to do just that.

We Inherited a Factory but We Need a Design Studio (and 9 Other Problems)

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom discusses 10 problems in US Education he believes need to be addressed in order to take the first step towards building something better.

How the Micro-Credential Revolution is Transforming Professional Learning

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Listen in to this week's new podcast episode to hear from Tom Vander Ark and BloomBoard's Jason Lange on how micro-credentials have the power to transform professional learning for educators, making it competency-based and personalized.

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