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The Getting Smart Podcast covers topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Episodes cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring listeners some of the most informing, insightful and innovative strategies around education today.

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The Getting Smart Podcast covers topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Episodes cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring listeners some of the most informing, insightful and innovative strategies around education today.

    240 - Jean Eddy on Starting Early with Career Education

    240 - Jean Eddy on Starting Early with Career Education

    In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Jean Eddy, the CEO of ASA. She has been a leader in higher education in America for 20 years and has held senior roles at Northeastern, Brandeis, and Rhode Island School of Design — all vibrant institutions. At ASA, Jean has expanded its scope to career exploration for 13-18-year-olds and college and career planning services, as well as advocacy and research on the evolving education and career landscape.

    • 34 min
    239 - Jo Boaler On the Limitless Mind and Learning Math That Matters

    239 - Jo Boaler On the Limitless Mind and Learning Math That Matters

    Dr. Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and the author of fourteen books. Her newest book, Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers, shares the benefits of a growth mindset, collaboration, and learning from mistakes with a general audience. Based on lessons from research in the U.S. and the UK, Dr. Boaler formed YouCubed.org, which gives teachers, parents, and students the resources they need to excite students about mathematics.

    • 41 min
    238 - Chad Dorsey on Modeling and Data Science in STEM Education

    238 - Chad Dorsey on Modeling and Data Science in STEM Education

    Today, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Chad Dorsey about modeling and data science in STEM education!

    Chad grew up a science geek; he loved the lakes and meadows of summer camp, he studied physics in college, and he did doctoral work in geophysics at Oregon. Later on in life, he taught science in Maine and Vermont before taking on the leadership of the Concord Consortium.

    • 44 min
    237 - Giving the Gift of Place with Teton Science Schools

    237 - Giving the Gift of Place with Teton Science Schools

    Today, the Getting Smart team is bringing you another fantastic throwback episode from the Getting Smart Podcast vault! And given that it’s the holiday season, it only makes sense to share an episode that’s all about giving the gift of place.

    This special episode was recorded while Tom and Emily spent time in Jackson, Wyoming, at a writing retreat with Nate McClennon, the VP of Education and Innovation at Teton Science Schools.

    • 32 min
    236 - Listening to Kids and Designing from Scratch for Timeless Learning with Pam Moran

    236 - Listening to Kids and Designing from Scratch for Timeless Learning with Pam Moran

    Today the Getting Smart team is bringing back a past episode of an interview they did with Dr. Pam Moran.
    Last summer, Pam wrapped up 32 years with Albemarle County Public Schools. Starting as a science teacher and concluding with a dozen years as superintendent, Dr. Moran quietly became one of America’s leading educators because the work she leads is so compelling.

    • 49 min
    235 - Julie Young on ASU Prep Digital

    235 - Julie Young on ASU Prep Digital

    Today, the Getting Smart team is bringing you an episode with an innovative leader and celebrated education disrupter for more than two decades, Julie Young! Julie is the CEO of ASU Prep Digital and Deputy Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach. Before leading ASU Prep Digital, Julie was the founding CEO and President of Florida Virtual School, the world’s first statewide virtual school and one of the nation’s largest K-12 online education providers.

    • 47 min

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