Jennifer. D. Klein and Kapono Ciotti on Designing Student-Centered Experiences for Cognitive and Cultural Inclusion

Key Points

  • Learners and educators must bring their own backgrounds and experiences into the classrooms. 

  • All schools should create space for specialization at all ages, for students to make choices that allow them to leverage their passions and talents.

Kapono Ciotti and Jennifer D. Klein Podcast

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with American Student Assistance® (ASA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Jennifer Klein and Kapono Ciotti who are here to discuss their new book The Landscape Model of Learning: Designing Student-Centered Experiences for Cognitive and Cultural Inclusion.

Jennifer is a former head of school with extensive international experience and over thirty years in education, including nineteen in the classroom. 

Kapono Ciotti taught in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Dakar, Senegal, for over a decade before moving into school leadership. Kapono has led schools in the United States and Egypt, where he put into practice the philosophy of “students making the world a better place.”


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