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Podcast: Dr. Scott McLeod on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

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Today, the Getting Smart staff speaks with Dr. Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver about his work with technology in education.

7 Ways Microschools Help Communities Innovate

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What if you could start a school in a six weeks instead of six years? What if you could launch a school for $50,000 rather than $50 million? What if you could test an innovation with 20 kids rather than 2,000? Microschools are popping up around the country. It may not come as a surprise…

Podcast: Esther Wojcicki on Raising Successful People

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On this week's podcast, we interview Esther Wojcicki and discuss her new book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results.

Podcast: Dr. Robert Dillon on Designing Learning Spaces

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In today's episode, Caroline speaks with Dr. Robert Dillon about learning space design and his passion to change the educational landscape.

Teachers Flip Over Flipgrid

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Flipgrid (@Flipgrid) enables learners to respond to prompts with short videos—most are about a minute, but they can be a long as five minutes. The video platform has become a favorite of teachers from kindergarten to college. Launched by University of Minnesota professor Charlie Miller in 2014, it quickly caught on among educators. Today, about one in…

Podcast: Vince Bertram on Transformative Learning Experiences

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The Getting Smart staff speaks with Vince Bertram about how Project Lead the Way is leading the way through transformative learning experiences.

Preparing Young People for Tomorrow’s World of Work Today

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By: Cate Swinburn. The growth of automation and AI is changing the job market but Cate is optimistic about the experiences young adults can have to prepare them for the workforce.

Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice

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In the last post of this series, Tom Vander Ark and the Getting Smart team identify seven new rules for choosing college (or not).

How to Fix Higher Education: Seven Keys

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In the second post of this series, Tom Vander Ark delivers seven key strategies to achieving higher education success.

Podcast: Rebecca Midles on Mobilizing Change to Meet Learners Where They Are

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On today's podcast, we chat with Rebecca Midles, the newest member of the Getting Smart team who leads the school systems design team. Tune in to hear more about her work developing transformation initiatives nationally.

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