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This podcast highlights developing trends in K-12 education, postsecondary and lifelong learning. Each week, Getting Smart team members interview students, leading authors, experts and practitioners in research, tech, entrepreneurship and leadership to bring listeners innovative and actionable strategies in education leadership. This podcast is most frequently hosted by Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart. Be sure to check out the Getting Smart Newsletter and Twitter Feed to stay on the cut ...
 
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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr Angela Duckworth, a professor at Penn. She’s a co-founder of Character Lab, the author of Grit, a bestseller that reveals the secret to achievement is passion and persistence; and the co-host with the No Stupid Questions podcast with Stephen Dubner. Links Character Lab No S…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee is joined by a superstar team of students and teachers from Immokalee High School. Falia Justima is an educator at Immokalee High School in Collier County Public Schools in Naples, where she has taught for four years. She is also an entrepreneur in the local community where she runs a real estat…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by What If? Also, if you’re interested in submitting your teacher pledge, find out more here and send a recording to Mason@GettingSmart.com. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by a few special guests from Project Invent, design thinking and invention progr…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by engage2learn. Contact them today! On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined live by the Principal/Director and students from Summit Tech Academy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. First, we talk with Dr. Jeremy Bonnesen - the Principal/Director of Summit Tech Academy …
 
Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode. Speak with an affordable, licensed therapist at your convenience and save 10% on your first month at BetterHelp.com/GettingSmart. On this episode of EduCatered we’re joined by Heidi Alexander, Founding Principal at ASU Preparatory Academy - Pilgrim Rest Elementary. We love getting to work alongsi…
 
We recently recorded a Getting Smart Town Hall that is all about poetry. Over the course of the conversation we discuss why we use poetry to kick-off events, what poetry means to the Getting Smart Team, what poetry means to our audience, what are new methods of teaching poetry and much more. In this event, we used the following poems: Poetry by Pab…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Erin Jones, educator, leader, athlete and author of the great book Bridges to Heal US: Stories and Strategies for Racial Healing. Let’s listen in as Erin reads us an original poem and they discuss athletic leadership, community conversations, the problem with establishing nor…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Maggie Favretti and Benjamin Freud, authors, consultants and advocates for the environment, for people and for a more sustainable future. At Getting Smart, we are thinking a lot about Green Schools - sustainable and equitable and inclusive future. Maggie is founder of DesignEd…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by Difference Making. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Rebecca Midles is joined by Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, and a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement. She is also the author of the book The World Becomes What We Tea…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by Getting Smart Services. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Steve Katsouros, founder and CEO of the Come To Believe Network, an inclusive and accessible college model. The network was inspired by the success of Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago …
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Shannon Buerk, the Founder & CEO of engage2learn. Engage2learn is a platform that grows high-performance cultures in public schools to sustain local visions of learning for students. With 28 years of K-12 experience, Shannon has partnered with 225 school districts–impactin…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by Smart Sprints. Find out more here. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Shawnee Caruthers is joined by co-founders of Symphony Workforce, Todd Smith and John Batcher. Symphony Workforce is a gamified solution for career discovery and talent acquisition. Let’s listen in as they discus…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by our upcoming Smart Sprint, Bring Your Portrait of a Graduate to Life. You can register here. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by the one and only Chris Emdin, founder of HipHopEd where he is the colleague of our former guest Timothy Jones. Chris was a…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by our upcoming Smart Sprint, Bring Your Portrait of a Graduate to Life. You can register here. This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a recording of a recent Getting Smart Townhall — New Pathways: Every learner on a personalized path to opportunity. This event kicked off our latest campa…
 
We are thrilled to bring you a new podcast from Getting Smart called EduCatered: A Podcast That’s Catered to Educators. Subscribe here! On this episode of EduCatered we’re joined by Elizabeth Herbert, the Social Studies Department Chair at Gateway STEM high school in St. Louis Public Schools. Elizabeth spent some time teaching in Costa Rica and Nic…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by engage2learn. Contact them today! On this episode, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Harriette Thurber Rasmussen and Dr. Mohammed (Mo) Raei, co-editors of the new book Adaptive Leadership in a Global Economy: Perspectives for Application and Scholarship. Dr. Rasmussen is an organizational deve…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined (again) by Dr. Fernande Raine, the Founder of The History Co:Lab, social entrepreneur and Russia scholar. She also leads The Learning Collaborative, an organization that works to change the way we teach and collaborate around history. LINKS: The History Co:Lab Dr. Fernande Raine …
 
On this special episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Mark Schneider live at SXSW EDU. Mark is the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education. Prior to joining IES, he served as vice president and an Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Me…
 
On this special episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers hosts a live conversation at SXSW EDU with Kenny Rodrequez, Superintendent of Grandview C-4 School District and Paul McCorkle, Associate Executive Director of Cornerstones of Care. Listen in to hear them discuss essential skills, connecting to communities, economic mobility and…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Jennifer Seydel and David Sobel, co-authors of the new book Trailblazers for Whole School Sustainability. Jenny is the Executive Director of the Green Schools National Network and has decades of experience in the classroom and building new green schools around the world. David…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Rebecca Midles is joined by Mike Ruyle, a former educator, a recognized voice in trauma-informed care and the recent author of the book The School Wellness Wheel: A Framework Addressing Trauma, Culture and Mastery to Raise Student Achievement. We are also joined by co-author Dr. Jason Cummins, who is a …
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Aaron Schorn, Head of Growth & Community at Unrulr. He is also a Getting Smart Columnist. They are also joined by Trinity Asing, the founder of Mauka Market - the world’s first regenerative marketplace. Aaron supported Trinity’s journey at Nalukai, a youth leadership and entre…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by one of his favorite podcast hosts… Baratunde Thurston, host of the How to Citizen podcast. Baratunde is an Emmy-nominated host, author of the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black, and creator/host of How To Citizen with Baratunde which Apple named one of its favorite podc…
 
We are thrilled to bring you a new podcast from Getting Smart called EduCatered: A Podcast That’s Catered to Educators. Subscribe here! At Getting Smart, food, education, and innovation are at the heart of our recipe. This podcast mixes it all together to get to know teachers that are doing the work and making a difference. We start with the appeti…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Joseph South (@southjoseph), Chief Learning Officer at ISTE. Joseph formerly served as the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. Let's listen in as Tom and Joseph discuss the importance of expertise and providing students with th…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Caroline Hill, a Washington DC based education entrepreneur and founder of 228 Accelerator. Caroline also is the creator of the equityXdesign framework, a way of building on design thinking and other design processes to ensure human-centered and equitable practices. Let’s list…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we are running a recent Getting Smart Town Hall recording all about unbundling and re-bundling learning experiences. The conversation covered schools and programs that are reframing learning to credential, credit, and count programs and experiences outside of the traditional pathways in order to better meet the incre…
 
This episode of the podcast is brought to you by the Smart Update, our weekly newsletter. Sign up today. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Rebecca Midles is joined by a superstar lineup of design thought leaders to discuss liberatory design. Victor Cary, Senior Director at the National Equity Project (formerly known as the Bay Area Coali…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Rebecca Midles is joined by Jenna Mancini Rufo, co-author of Reimagining Special Education: Using Inclusion as a Framework to Build Equity and Support All Students alongside Julie Causton. Jenna is the CEO of empowerED, an education consulting firm specializing in inclusion, special education, and equit…
 
We are thrilled to bring you a new podcast from Getting Smart called EduCatered: A Podcast That’s Catered to Educators. Subscribe here! On this episode of EduCatered we’re joined by Rachael Fenner, a Reading Specialist and Teacher at Carr Lane, a Visual and Performing Arts Middle school in St. Louis. Rachael is fond of walking her dog Mocha, readin…
 
You’re listening to the Getting Smart Podcast. I’m Nate McClennen and today I’m joined by Taylor Shead, the CEO of STEMuli. STEMuli is a Dallas-based company that is building technology skills for the workforce in order to build a diverse talent pipeline. They are also the first educational metaverse that has been integrated into public school in t…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by GettingSmart.com where we recently ran a related post called So You Designed a Profile of a Graduate, Now What? On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Ken Kay, founder of Partnership for 21st Century Skills, leading advocate of the 4C’s and its successor EdL…
 
You're listening to the Getting Smart Podcast. On today's episode we are sharing a recording of a recent town hall event called What's Next in Learning: 2022, which was led by the Getting Smart Team. Over the course of the conversation we spotlight inspiring audience members, share tons of leading examples and drop links to some of our favorite res…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom is joined by Stig Leschly, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School where he teaches entrepreneurship. Stig is a practicing entrepreneur, and is currently the CEO and Founder of College101, an issue advocacy organization focused on US higher education. Let’s listen in as they discuss what can be d…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is brought to you by the upcoming Smart Sprint, which kicks off January 24th. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Getting Smart’s Educator in Residence Deion Jordan is joined by a few very special guests from Crosstown High in Memphis, TN — Ava, Dallas, and Vera. They are all seniors at Crosstown …
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by the spring cohort of Education Reimagined’s Learning Lab Orientation. You can register now! On this episode, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Gilda Barabino, the President of the Olin College for Engineering. Dr. Barabino is also the Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Olin. S…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by What If. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Rhonda Broussard, founder of Beloved Community, veteran educator, student of the world and author of the upcoming book One Good Question. Let’s listen in as they discuss agency, education in 2030, equity audit…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by Smart Sprints. We recently hosted a Getting Smart Town Hall alongside Green Schools National Network to spotlight some of their recent work on establishing a GreenPrint, a framework and philosophy for building an ecosystem of sustainability minded schools and learners. Check out the full sho…
 
This episode is sponsored by our upcoming Smart Sprint. Find out more here. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Greg Toppo and Jim Tracy, co-authors of the new book, Running with Robots: The American High School’s Third Century. Greg Toppo is a journalist who has covered education for more than twenty years. He…
 
On this episode of the EduCatered podcast, we're joined by Rachelle Dené Poth, a Spanish and STEAM educator who lives in Pennsylvania. She is also a Getting Smart Columnist and active conference goer, tweeter and the first person to jump into a new tech solution. Shawnee chats with Rachelle about a range of topics, ranging from the importance of be…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Brent Maddin, Executive Director of Next Education Workforce at Arizona State University. Brent leads a team that is collaborating with P-12 practitioners and higher-ed faculty to help design the roles of current educators, expand who enters the education workforce, and rethin…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Annie Murphy Paul author of the new book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. For the past decade, Annie has been a leading brain science writer on The Brilliant Blog. Let’s listen in as Tom and Annie discuss the importance of the body in using the mind…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Kiko Suarez, VP of Higher Education and Workforce Development at Territorium, a global edtech company connecting learners with recommended jobs. Territorium recently launched its AI-powered Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR), into the U.S. to break down the barriers between u…
 
This episode of the podcast is a re-publishing of our recent Getting Smart Town Hall we are celebrating the one year bookiversary of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. We talked with our live audience about purpose-based learning, getting communities involved and how this ties into the idea of a global c…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Clifton Taulbert, an acclaimed author, speaker and entrepreneur. His life story, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored became a critically acclaimed 1996 movie and one of his books was sent to Nelson Mandela as a gift for his release from prison in 1990. His most recent book,…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Christine Ricci and Leo Morton, two business leaders from Kansas City who recently met with Tom at a Kauffman Foundation-sponsored real-world learning event. For the last five years, Christine served as CEO of Phone Medic, also known as UbreakIfix, an electronics repair chain.…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Mason Pashia is joined by a very special guest — Luke Harris. Luke is a Junior at Horace Mann high school and has described himself as “enjoying taking things apart and not quite getting them back together.” For the past two years, he has been developing a design engineering curriculum for kids, created…
 
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Carla Marschall, co-author of the new book Worldwise Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future, which is a guide focused on supporting K-8 learners in gaining a better understanding of how to be global citizens. Carla has held leadership roles in inter…
 
We are thrilled to bring you a new podcast from Getting Smart called EduCatered: A Podcast That’s Catered to Educators. It’ll be on its own podcast feed soon! At Getting Smart, food, education, and innovation are at the heart of our recipe. This podcast mixes it all together to get to know teachers that are doing the work and making a difference. W…
 
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by the Getting Smart newsletter: Smart Update. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Robert Simmons III. Robert is a scholar and activist on diversity, equity and inclusion. Robert serves as a Scholar in Residence and a Scholar of Antiracist of Antiracist Pra…
 
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