Kim Smith on Recalibrating Innovation and Next Steps for Educators

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by repeat guest Kim Smith to discuss a landscape analysis, the rise of learner-centered education and the three horizons. 

Kim is the founder of LearnerStudio, a nonprofit intermediary accelerating progress towards a flexible, rigorous, equitable, and learner-centered education system, to ensure all our young people are inspired and prepared to thrive in life, career, problem-solving, and citizenship.

Previously, Kim was also the founder of the Pahara Institute, co-founder of NewSchools venture fund and Bellwether Education Partners, and a founding team member at Teach For America. She has helped to incubate numerous education and social change organizations and has served on a range of boards.


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