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AfterEd Jason Vest

    • Education
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Conversations with individuals around the world challenging the status quo in education Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aftered/support

    Season 2, Episode 4 - Tricia Pettis & Michaela Loo

    Season 2, Episode 4 - Tricia Pettis & Michaela Loo

      Tricia Pettis & Michaela Loo


    Personalized Learning Coaches at South View Middle School, just outside of Minneapolis
    You can find them both on Twitter @triciapettis10 and @MichaelaMLoo

    In this episode:


     The 30,000 foot perspective of personalized learning
     Misconceptions about personalized learning
     Example of personalized learning at it’s finest
    How do students initially respond to this pedagogical shift? How have they evolved?
    This is a big mindset shift for many teachers. What are some of the mental obstacles you think teacher’s face? How do we get over them? 
     Strategies to “go personalized” 
     Big picture/philosophical advice for teachers/administrators to implement personalized learning? 


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    • 33 min
    Season 2, Episode 3 - Arthur Chadwick

    Season 2, Episode 3 - Arthur Chadwick

     Arthur Chadwick 

    Double Major at VCU, Mechanical Engineering & Disruptive Innovation 

    Founder & President of Hyperloop VCU



    Where to Find Arthur and His Work:

    LinkedIn - Arthur Chadwick

    www.hyperloopatvcu.com



    In This Episode:

    Hyperloop technology and the future implications for travel

    Past educational influences and experiences

    Hyperloop at VCU and Elon Musk

    Learning from failures and successes

    What do you do with a disruptive innovation major?

    How do you balance it all?


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    • 34 min
    Season 2, Episode 2 - Ted Dintersmith

    Season 2, Episode 2 - Ted Dintersmith

     

    Ted Dintersmith

    Author, Speaker, Producer, Advocate



    Find anything and everything about Ted at www.teddintersmith.com and on Twitter @dintersmith




    What’s the disconnect between our personal passions for education and kids coming out great and what is stated about education in polls? Is it sign of our hopelessness rather than our not caring? Or is there something else going on entirely?




    You’re a Virginia guy...a lot of times I hear people say “we can’t do that here.” So, let’s debunk some things what’s possible in the Commonwealth as far as innovation is concerned?




    When you look at modern organizations that are truly thriving, a lot of the decision making is decentralized. I think of a few different things and maybe you can draw a connection with all of these, but I think of Toyota, Clayton Christensen’s work, lean startup principles from Eric Ries, and design thinking at IDEO. And yet, in education, if I have a great idea, I can’t implement without approval from 10 different people. I’m not flexible enough or agile. Why is that and what are the intended & unintended consequences? 




    You were recently in the Richmond Metro area helping to launch the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network. Would you talk a little about what the network is hoping to achieve and why?




    Final question Ted. I want to be a voice for students for a minute. At some point in their school career, they will begin to hate school. What should students say and/or do about that? Or should they just sit down and do what they’re told?


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    • 39 min
    Season 2, Episode 1 - Somiah Lattimore & Todd Nuckols

    Season 2, Episode 1 - Somiah Lattimore & Todd Nuckols

     Todd Nuckols 

    Executive Director, Lighthouse Labs

    Somiah Lattimore

    Managing Director, Lighthouse U

    Director of Experiential Learning, VCU da Vinci Center



    www.lighthouselabsrva.com




    Self-introductions

    What is Lighthouse Labs?

    What is Lighthouse U?

    Why the focus on colleges and universities?

    What are the principles behind Lean startup?

    How does someone think like an entrepreneur?

    Can the status quo and entrepreneurship co-exist?

    What do you hope the long-term outcome is from our upcoming panel, ReimagineRVA, on innovation, entrepreneurship, and reimagining the purpose of school?


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    • 29 min
    Episode 30 - Julia Freeland Fisher

    Episode 30 - Julia Freeland Fisher

    Julia Freeland Fisher

    Author, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks

    Director of Education Research, Clayton Christensen Institute



    HOW TO FIND HER WORK:

    https://www.christenseninstitute.org/

    Twitter @juliaffreeland



    WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE?

    Disruptive innovation


    What is it?
    Why should folks in education care?



    You wrote a blog post at the beginning of the year titled: A Look Back At What We Learned in 2018. People can read the article, but I’d like to combine a couple of those questions into one:


    What does the future of K12 and Higher Education look like?



    Her book


    How can social capital unlock student potential, what can we do to get it for students, and whose responsibility is it?



    Innovation & ESSA( Every Student Succeeds Act)


    What can & can’t be done in schools?
    See the report HERE



    Final Question


    What conversations do we need to have in our own neck of the woods to move the needle in the right direction in education?


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    • 36 min
    Episode 29 - 7th Grade Inventions & Innovations Class (Raw & Uncut)

    Episode 29 - 7th Grade Inventions & Innovations Class (Raw & Uncut)

    An end of the semester conversation with my 7th grade Inventions & Innovations class. We talked about some of their favorite projects, the purpose of school, and reimagining education. None of them are experts in the field, but they get the big picture. Tune in!

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Lift Up Leaders ,

Speaks from the heart

Jason is a great teacher on a mission to bring innovation into the status quo of learning. He's walking the walk and looking for solutions to raising the bar in education.

kleincr ,

A new direction for education

Jason Vest is a forward thinker like last looking ahead to the future of education and what needs to change from current systems to embrace the future.

As a parent of a 9 month old, All of this is very interesting to me and for coming more important every day. I like the ideas Nd interviews that I’m hearing here. I don’t want my child to grow up grinding facts into her skull that will never be used past two grades from the one she learned them in. The way she learns should be different. I don’t have a pulse on as to how, but I know that this guy does.

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