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.

    Scott Bess and Keeanna Warren on Purdue Polytechnic High School

    Scott Bess and Keeanna Warren on Purdue Polytechnic High School

    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with ASA, the Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Scott Bess, Head of School of Purdue Polytechnic High Schools in Indiana, and Keeanna Warren, Associate Executive Director of Purdue Poly and Founding Principal of Purdue Poly North.
    Purdue Poly has long been one of the leaders in developing new learning models and innovative pathways for young people and we’re thrilled to have them on the show! 

    • 31 min
    What makes a conference great?

    What makes a conference great?

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Victoria Andrews, a fellow Getting Smart-er. They’re also joined by Dr. Shameka Gerald, the VP of Learning at YELLOW. 
    Recently the three of them went to Big Picture’s Big Bang Conference which they described as invigorating, foundational and as a “homecoming.” 
    Links
    Victoria Andrews YELLOW Dr. Shameka Gerald Big Picture Learning Big Bang 2022 Can’t Miss Education Conferences in 2022 Illtown Sluggaz Edleader21 Dr. Timothy Jones Dr. Chris Emdin

    • 38 min
    Future of Learning Council on Statewide Grassroots Strategies & Pathways

    Future of Learning Council on Statewide Grassroots Strategies & Pathways

    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with ASA, the Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Dr. Dave Richards, the Executive Learning Strategist for Michigan Virtual and a key part of Future of Learning Council, a partner that we’ve loved working alongside over the last year. 
    We are also joined by two superintendents who are a part of this project - Dr. Christopher Timmis, Superintendent of Dexter Community Schools and Dr. John VanWagoner of Traverse City Area Public Schools.

    • 37 min
    Michael Smith on AmeriCorps and The Future of Service

    Michael Smith on AmeriCorps and The Future of Service

    This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with ASA, the Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Michael Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps, the federal service agency connecting individuals and organizations to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. Michael also served as executive director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and as director of Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation. Prior, he was the White House’s Director of the Social Innovation Fund.
    Links:
    Michael Smith bio AmeriCorps AmeriCorps Fit Finder AmeriCorps Guide for Districts The National Partnership for Student Success The Obama Foundation My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Best Practices Clearinghouse Public Health AmeriCorps Strategic plan

    • 24 min
    Belle Liang and Tim Klein on How to Navigate Life

    Belle Liang and Tim Klein on How to Navigate Life

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Belle Liang, a professor of Counseling Psychology at Boston College, and Tim Klein, an award-winning urban educator, clinical therapist, school counselor and formerly served as the Chief Impact Officer at Project Wayfinder. Tim now works with Belle at the Purpose Lab. 
    Both are also authors of the great new book How to Navigate Life: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond. 

    • 49 min
    Abel McClennen on Place-Based Community Schools

    Abel McClennen on Place-Based Community Schools

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, it’s a family reunion! Nate McClennen is joined by Abel McClennen, the Director and one of the founders of La Paz Community School in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A PK-12 school on two campuses with a mission to cultivate informed, mindful citizens of the world.

    • 34 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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