499 episodes

This podcast has over 500 episodes highlighting 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.

Be sure to also check out GettingSmart.com to stay on the cutting edge of innovations in learning.

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    • 4.6 • 47 Ratings

This podcast has over 500 episodes highlighting 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.

Be sure to also check out GettingSmart.com to stay on the cutting edge of innovations in learning.

    Jean-Claude Brizard on a Career of Transformation and the League of Innovative Schools

    Jean-Claude Brizard on a Career of Transformation and the League of Innovative Schools

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark talks with Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Digital Promise They talk about the organization's unique congressional mandate and its role in educational innovation. 
    They explain how Digital Promise has exceptional access to U.S. government agencies, enhancing its impact on educational policy and practice. Brizard discusses the power networks like the League of Innovative Schools have in credentialing and micro-credentials for teachers, and the concept of 'powerful learning' that includes student agency and advanced pedagogies. They explore inclusive innovation processes that integrate voices from all community stakeholders, and reflect on Brizard’s past work on transforming New York City's high schools. This conversation highlights Digital Promise’s commitment to advancing education through research, technology, and innovative practices.
    Outline
    Jean-Claude Brizard's Journey
    Transforming New York City Schools
    Innovative Networks and Powerful Learning
    Future of Credentialing and Inclusive Innovation
    Links
    Jean-Claude Brizard LinkedIn Digital Promise  League of Innovative Schools Conversation at CoSN Michelle Cahill Joel Klein Springpoint Schools Skills Transcripts at Scale: Why The ETS & MTC Partnership is a Big Deal Christina Luke Luna Indiana Diploma Pathway Click Here to Watch The Conversation Click Here for The Full Transcript Subscribe to our newsletter!
     

    • 34 min
    Shane Doyle on Place and Story

    Shane Doyle on Place and Story

    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is part of a new short monthly series where Mason Pashia is joined by Dr. Jason Cummins, a previous guest and a friend of the podcast, to speak with indigenous leaders and academics to discuss how indigenous ways of knowing and leading can, and should, shape the education system.  
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, hosts Mason Pashia and Dr. Jason Cummins are joined by Dr. Shane Doyle, an Indigenous educator and researcher. Dr. Doyle shares his educational background and work in implementing Indian Education for All in Montana. The discussion covers the importance of teaching the deep history of indigenous lands, the role of storytelling in education, and integrating indigenous wisdom in modern land management. Dr. Doyle also talks about the benefits of outdoor activities and the need for a comprehensive curriculum that includes Native American perspectives.
    Outline Introduction to the Podcast and Hosts
    Collaborative Education and Indigenous Knowledge
    The Importance of Place and History in Education
    Closing Thoughts and Reflections
    Links:
    Shane Doyle Podcast Article by Shane Indian Education For All Click Here For The Full Transcript Subscribe to our newsletter!
     
     

    • 29 min
    Chris Coxon and Ryan Franklin on Opportunities and Equity with P-TECH

    Chris Coxon and Ryan Franklin on Opportunities and Equity with P-TECH

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, we’re joined by two members of the Communities Foundation of Texas team: Chris Coxon, Managing Director of Programs; and Ryan Franklin, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy. Educate Texas has been in a leadership role in college and career readiness school models for over two decades, and has been the lead intermediary supporting the successful growth of both the Early College High School and P-TECH school models.
    Outline:
    Overview of Educate Texas and Its Initiatives Challenges and Strategies in Policy Implementation Funding, Policy, and Sustainability Advice and Conclusion Links:
    View Full Transcript Accelerate ED Texas Accelerate ED Texas - Bexar County Educate Texas Communities Foundation of Texas Subscribe to our newsletter!

    • 30 min
    Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad on Joy within Education

    Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad on Joy within Education

    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by Mrs. Wordsmith, learn more at mrswordsmith.com and save 15% on your order by entering discount code GETTINGSMART15 at checkout, (edited) 
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad. You might know her as Gholdy. Dr. Muhammad is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is the author of the essential 2020 book “Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy,” and the 2023 book, “Unearthing Joy: A Guide to Culturally and Historically Responsive Curriculum and Instruction.”
    Outline Introduction to Joy in Education The Power of Poetry and Freedom Implementing Joy in the Curriculum Links Detailed Shownotes & Transcription Hill Pedagogies Cultivating Genius Interview Cultivating Genius Unearthing Joy Gholdy Muhammad Subscribe to our newsletter!
     
     

    • 31 min
    Melissa Byrne on Connecting a Learner Profile to Pathways and Postsecondary Workforce Readiness.

    Melissa Byrne on Connecting a Learner Profile to Pathways and Postsecondary Workforce Readiness.

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Victoria Andrews is joined by Melissa Byrne, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning at Barrington Community 220 School District in Illinois. We visited Barrington High School a few weeks ago with a team of principals from the Kansas City area. Melissa shared Barrinton’s Learner Profile, Pathways implementation, and Gem program that allows students to self-select competencies for a project.
    Links:
    View Full Shownotes and Transcript Learner Profile Framework 220 Melissa Byrne LinkedIn Barrington 220 The Portrait Model Postsecondary Workforce and Readiness Act Juan Jose Gonzalez and Gina Schuyler on EdSystems Chicago Real World Learning School Visits  

    • 21 min
    Jennifer Brandsberg-Engelmann on Teaching and Updating Economics in High School

    Jennifer Brandsberg-Engelmann on Teaching and Updating Economics in High School

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Mason Pashia is joined by Jennifer Brandsberg-Engelmann to discuss a new approach to teaching economics  and why it is critical to teach economics to K-12 students as a way of understanding the world.
    Links Regenerative Economics Course
    Link to the course
    Recent Webinar on the Generative Economics Curriculum
    Doughnut Economics
    Kate Raworth
    GCSE Requirements
    Revised GCSE Syllabus
    Mason’s Biomimicry Blog
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 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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