Leadership

Getting Smart Podcast | Back to School: A Time to Thrive

In this podcast, we chat with Dr. Nicole Assisi, Thrive founder, and Jaclyn Vasko, teacher leader, about how back-to-school time looks a little bit different for teachers at Thrive Public Schools than in other districts.

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Leadership

Helping Students Thrive in San Diego

This week we're bringing you a bonus episode to share the great interviews we got to do at iNACOL. Grab your headphones and hear the story of Thrive Public Schools. How it started, what they've learned and where they're headed next.

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Podcasts

Why Youth Need Social Capital and How Schools Can Help

In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Christensen Institute's Director of Education Julie Freeland Fisher sits down with Tom to discuss social capital, disruptive innovation, and her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks.

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Personalized Learning

Getting Smart Podcast | Santa Ana Unified School District

Santa Ana Unified School District serves a high need southern California community with three important innovations. In this episode we talk with Santa Ana USD's Deputy Superintendent David Haglund about the forward-learning work of the district and the Advanced Learning Academy.

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Personalized Learning

Getting Smart Podcast | Project-Based Learning Connects Real World with Deep Impact

In this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, we feature student stories about their experiences with project-based learning (PBL), an interview with a PBL STEM teacher and interviews with education leaders Bob Lenz and John Larmer of Buck Institute for Education about PBL and the impact PBL has on student achievement.

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EdTech

Aligning Dream Team Content with Assessment and Teacher PD

Eric Westendorf, CEO of LearnZillion, shares how, with the help of a teacher Dream Team, LearnZillion connects and aligns curriculum, assessment and professional development to support today's educators.

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Competency-Based Education

Michael Fullan Sees Global Momentum for Deep Learning

Michael Fullan is Canada’s gift to education. For half a century and with 45 books to his credit, Fullan has been the world’s most persistent and persuasive advocate for powerful learning experiences. Listen in to hear a conversation between Tom and Fullan about the potential for better high school credentials and how the assessment system is changing.

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Equity & Access

Getting Smart Podcast | Google’s Jaime Casap on Inequity and Inquiry

Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, shares more about inquiry-based learning, technology in education, bridging the digital divide and how a boy who grew up on welfare in Hell's Kitchen was able to beat the odds and succeed.

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EdTech

Getting Smart Podcast | Cultivating Young Mathematicians

In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, I chat with David Woods of Dreambox Learning to better understand how technology and blended learning can be leveraged to cultivate young mathematicians.

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