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.

    Lydia Logan on Green Jobs and IBM SkillsBuild

    Lydia Logan on Green Jobs and IBM SkillsBuild

    Join your community March 4-7 in Austin, Texas for SXSW EDU 2024 to help create a new tomorrow for learners everywhere! Go to sxswedu.com/attend/ to learn more.
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Lydia Logan, Vice President, Global Education and Workforce Development, Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM. 
    Together, Lydia and Tom talk about the credentialing landscape, the rise of green skills and how IBM is bridging those worlds with SkillsBuilds.
    Links: 
    Lydia Logan
    Press Release
    IBM SkillsBuild
    IBM Commits to Train 2 Million in Artificial Intelligence in Three Years, with a Focus on Underrepresented Communities (Sept) 
    IBM Commits to Skill 30 Million People Globally by 2030 (oct) 
    Justina Nixon-Saintil on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rise of P-TECH
     

    • 25 min
    Josh Schachter on The Power of Participatory Storytelling

    Josh Schachter on The Power of Participatory Storytelling

    Join your community March 4-7 in Austin, Texas for SXSW EDU 2024 to help create a new tomorrow for learners everywhere! Go to sxswedu.com/attend/ to learn more.
    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Mason Pashia is joined by Josh Schachter, Founder of CommunityShare and long-time storyteller of environment and community. CommunityShare is a platform that connects young people to local opportunities and mentors to grow their networks. Their website prompts visitors to “Imagine your community as a human library.”
    Links:
    Josh Schachter LinkedIn
    CommunityShare
    Praising Dark Places by Yusef Komunyakaa
    Learning Justice Project
    Josh Schachter Photography
    Creative Narrations
     

    • 28 min
    Unfulfilled Promise: The Forty-Year Shift from Print to Digital and Why It Failed to Transform Learning

    Unfulfilled Promise: The Forty-Year Shift from Print to Digital and Why It Failed to Transform Learning

    This episode is an overview of a recent contribution to a publication from the Hoover Institute written by Tom Vander Ark. This publication takes a look at the shift from print to digital in light of the 40th anniversary of A Nation At Risk. This era marked a shift from information scarcity to abundance, a shift from searching to sorting. It changed what, how, and where people learn, and not always for the better. In American schools, the shift to digital learning was gradual, uneven, often chaotic, expensive, and, while there was observed improvement in engagement, largely ineffective at boosting traditional outcomes. 
    The shift to digital learning was marked by four phases: computers in the back of the room, introduction of the World Wide Web, the rise of blended learning, and remote learning. The rise of generative AI in 2022 marks a new era of human-computer interaction.  
    Links:
    View Publication  A Nation at Risk +40 | A Review of Progress in US Public Education AI for Education Publication Amanda Bickerstaff on AI for Education Bodo Hoenen on Generative AI for Curriculum Charles Fadel on Education and Competencies for the Age of AI

    • 20 min
    Rachna Mathur and Meg Grothman on Integrating AI in the Classroom

    Rachna Mathur and Meg Grothman on Integrating AI in the Classroom

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Rachna Mathur, Senior STEM Strategist, CEO/Founder of Stemology Club and Meg Grothman, Director of Arizona Impact and Mathematics Innovation at ASU Prep. We have worked with ASU Prep and ASU over the years, and they both continue to live up to their reputation as innovative organizations that are inclusive rather than exclusive in who they serve. They are organizations that say yes to any solution that will help all students succeed. 
    Links:
    Rachna Mathur Website
    Megan Grothman LinkedIn
    Rachna Mathur LinkedIn
    ASU Prep
    Digit 
    Teach AI - AI Strategy Deck
    Si Se Puede Foundation
    Tempe Innovation Center
     

    • 43 min
    Sharif El-Mekki on Growing Educators of Color Through Pleasure, Duty and Honor

    Sharif El-Mekki on Growing Educators of Color Through Pleasure, Duty and Honor

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Sharif El-Mekki, Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. A proud alum of Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, PA and the former principal of Mastery Charter, Shoemaker Campus, Sharif sees education as activism and teachers as civic leaders. Sharif is also the co-host of the 8 Black Hands podcast. His mantra, “We Need Black Teachers” is more than a rallying cry, but a deep desire to give voice to the over 8 million black learners that need to see themselves in their classrooms and community.
    Links:
    Center for Black Educator Development
    Phillys7thWard
    8 Black Hands podcast
    Teaching Pathways
    LinkedIn
    Center for Black Educators 2022 Report
    Dr. Gregg Carr
    Fugitive Pedagogy by Dr. Jarvis Givens
    Education of Black People by W.EB Dubois
    Speeches to the Youth by Malcolm X
    Black Teachers on Teaching by Dr. Michelle Foster 
    Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker
    Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
    Dr. Zaretta Hammond
     

    • 33 min
    Charles Fadel on Education and Competencies for the Age of AI

    Charles Fadel on Education and Competencies for the Age of AI

    On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Charles Fadel, Founder of Center for Curriculum Redesign. Center for Curriculum Redesign is a leading authority on elementary and secondary outcomes and they recently published a great new book called Education for the Age of AI. 
    This book is one of the most thoughtful explorations of what skills humans will need to learn to do uniquelly meaningful work alongside AI. It explores how many of the 21st century skills will be impacted by AI while also taking a look at Drivers of meaningful work. 
    Links: 
    Education for the Age of AI Portrait Model | Getting Smart
    Center for Curriculum Redesign 
    Cajon Valley
     

    • 34 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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