100 episodes

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 cutting edge of innovations in learning.

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    • 4.5 • 40 Ratings

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 cutting edge of innovations in learning.

    Experiencing Success In What’s Next: The Six Pillars of New Pathways

    Experiencing Success In What’s Next: The Six Pillars of New Pathways

    This episode of the Getting Smart podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. Find out more here.
    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a re-airing of our recent New Pathways Town Hall that breaks down each of the six pillars of pathways. These pillars will help learners find meaning in their personal, professional, and communal lives. 
    Our New Pathways campaign is comprised of Unbundled Learning, Credentialed Learning, Accelerated Pathways,  New Learning Models, Support and Guidance, and Policies and Systems and steered by our guiding principles of: Intentionality, Equity, Curation and Purpose, the goal of New Pathways is to help learners experience success in what’s next.
    Find all links mentioned in this town hall here.

    • 48 min
    Bill Ritter on What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution

    Bill Ritter on What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution

    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our Green Schools campaign, an initiative to highlight important thinkers and activists in the movement to make schools more sustainable, more green, and more mindful of our relationship with the planet. 
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by his friend and former Governor of Colorado, Bill Ritter. Bill Directs Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University which works with state and federal policymakers to create clean energy policy throughout the country. 
    During his four-year term, Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. Years ago, Governor Ritter authored a book entitled, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution, which we talk about at length on this episode. 
     
    Links
    Center for the New Energy Economy Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution Bill Ritter LinkedIn Dr. Bryan Willson Senator Tim Wirth Green Cross Justice 40 TerraPower Modular Reactors Boulder Valley School District

    • 33 min
    Isaiah R. Walker on Recruiting and Retaining Black, Indigenous, Educators of Color

    Isaiah R. Walker on Recruiting and Retaining Black, Indigenous, Educators of Color

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Deion Jordan is joined by Isaiah Walker, principal at KIPP Philadelphia Prep Academy, where he manages and mentors multiple Principals in Residence. 
    Isaiah started his teaching career at Saint Charles Borromeo School in Harlem, teaching middle school science. He then transitioned to Newark to teach middle school English language arts at Great Oaks Charter School. Later on, Isaiah spent five years working with KIPP focusing on building teacher coaching and leadership development with KIPP NYC and KIPP School Leadership Programs. As a leader in his building and the KIPP network, Isaiah developed multiple at-risk intervention programs to address social and emotional issues for students that are being used throughout the organization and across the country. Isaiah holds a B.A. from Columbia University, has studied and received certifications from Cornell University and Harvard University and is currently studying at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Links: 
    KIPP Philadelphia The Fire Next Time Bettina Love Kim Marshall’s Podcast Center for Black Educator Development - Black Men Educator Conference

    • 36 min
    Regeneron Science Talent Search on Science Projects That Matter

    Regeneron Science Talent Search on Science Projects That Matter

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by three incredible students who recently competed in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, an event co-hosted with Society for Science. Check out our podcast episode with Maya Ajmera to hear more about Society for Science. The students are Christine Ye, a student at Eastlake High School
    Aseel Rawashdeh, a student at Anderson High School, and Elijah Burks, a student at Caddo Parish Magnet High School. 
    Let’s listen in as they discuss their science projects, what project-based learning has done for them as learners, agency, and much more. 
    LINKS:
    Christine’s Project Video Aseel’s project video Elijah video Regeneron Talent Search Society for Science Getting Smart Podcast with Maya Ajmera

    • 32 min
    Nadine Levitt on Learning Through Music

    Nadine Levitt on Learning Through Music

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Nadine Levitt, founder of WURRLYedu and PD Reimagined. She is also the creator of the My Mama Says book series and writer of numerous blogs and education resources. 
    Nadine has a varied combination of experiences - from lawyer, to opera singer to education advocate and we are thrilled to have her on the podcast.
    Links
    WURRLYedu PD Reimagined My Mama Says

    • 27 min
    GPS Education Partners and DuPage County Schools on Work-Based Learning

    GPS Education Partners and DuPage County Schools on Work-Based Learning

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Nate McClennen is joined by GPS Education Partners (GPS Ed) and representatives of DuPage County Schools to discuss school and industry partnerships and work-based learning. We recently supported GPS Ed in publishing a white paper called Work-Based Learning Ecosystems: Improving OPPORTUNITY for All by Integrating SCHOOL, COMMUNITY and the WORKPLACE.  On this episode, our guests are: 
    Dr. Darlene Ruscitti, Superintendent of DuPage County Schools  Jovan Lazarevic), Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction of Lake Park HS Jim Campbell, the business partner on this project and VP & General Manager, Fabrication Division of Prince Industries Jeff Ziegler, GPSEd's Partner Development Manager for our Client Solutions Team WBL learning ecosystems have three elements - community, education (cc and K-12), and business partners - and then an intermediary to help bring them together. This episode works to highlight that relationship.
    Links:
    White Paper GPS Education Partners DuPage SD Prince Industries DuPage Youth Apprenticeship Program

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

JoshReppun ,

100% Revlevant Podcast Series

This podcast series of a must listen for all educators, public, private and charter. The topics are 100% relevant to reimagining education. If you listen to only one episode, choose the one with Aaron Schorn and Trinity Asing. It’s an incredible conversation that gets to the heart of what school could be.

EduPodcastFan ,

Top education podcast!

Big podcast fan and this is a top pick for teaching and learning topics.

Denny@TheLodge ,

Let’s try OPEN-ENDED questions

Just listened to my first episode and found the opening painful. Awesome guest (Anant Agarwal from EdX), but the interviewer led with yes/no questions and personal interjections that clearly made the guest uncomfortable. I won’t give up yet, but it was an unfortunate first impression.

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