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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. Availbe on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

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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. Availbe on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

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Podcast: Randy Fielding on Learning Environments for the Future

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Randy Fielding, the founder of Fielding Nair International, a global leader in designing learning communities, sits down with Tom and shares some of FNI's design principles aligned to the future of learning.

Podcast: Embracing the Tension Between Basic Skills and Work Readiness Skills

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In this week's podcast, Tom and Hanna Skandera discuss student agency, new education pathways, employability, as well as Hanna's new initiative, Pathway 2 Tomorrow, which is focused on transforming the current education system.

Podcast: Tech Tips, Podcasting and Computer Science with the Tech Squad

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Tom speaks with teacher, David Platt and his students, Kayla and Gabe from Covina High School about their podcast series, Tech Tips With Tech Squad. They discuss the inspiration that led to the development of the series and their mission to provide tech support across the school as well as a platform to discuss technology, events and tips from the lens of a student.

Podcast: Hank Stratton and Ted Kraus on the Importance of the Performing Arts

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Tom speaks with Hank Stratton and Ted Kraus from the University of Arizona on the importance of performing arts experiences and how they're a great example of project-based learning, help teach empathy and support deeper learning for students.

Podcast: Rethinking Educator Preparation: Experiential, Connected, Applied

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Kelly Conn and Cherese Childers-McKee, two science graduates found their passion for teaching and together at Northeastern University, are helping to transform educator preparation.

Podcast: Exposing Engineering to Underrepresented Groups with Dr. Amon Millner

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Tom discusses the importance of accessibility relating to computing with Dr. Amon Millner at the Olin College of Engineering.

Podcast: Iveta Brigis on Talent Development

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The Getting Smart team explores talent development with Iveta Brigis, Commissioner for California’s Little Hoover Commission and previously Human Resources business partner at Google.

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.

Becoming Fearless with Jean Case

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We recently had the opportunity to interview Jean Case about her new book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a LIfe of Breakthroughs and Purpose. Listen in as we discuss her definition of fearlessness and how she thinks both students and teachers can act on this principle (of letting urgency conquer fear).

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