Dr. Julie Evans on Free Agent Learning 

Key Points

  • For today’s students, learning is a 24/7 enterprise. 

  • Our schools and districts tend to start from the place of being resource deficient, but educators and edleaders have a tremendous asset – the voice, the experience and the perspectives of their students.

  • A fundamental barrier to teachers accepting free agent learners is that we have to accept new and different types of learning, new and different types of value. 

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Nate McClennen is joined by Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, and author of the new book Free Agent Learning. Project Tomorrow runs Speak Up which routinely surveys young people about their perceptions and opinions about school. She is a deep believer in listening to learners and providing agency for their learning.


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