We hear, frequently, that the global education system is broken, and as a result, we spend billions of dollar trying to fix it. But the K-12 system isn’t actually broken at all – it’s working exactly as it was designed, 100 years ago, and it’s obsolete.
So in Learning Unboxed, we will have a conversation about teaching, learning, and the future of work; we will reimagine, rethink, and redesign our educational system.
Take It Outside: Getting Students Invested In & Inspired By Nature with Pete Barnes
Pete Barnes of the New Albany Intermediate School shares his fresh take on curriculum work involving pollinator gardens, outdoor education, and environmental science – and why it makes such a big difference for kids.
Bringing Community & Communion to Education with Christopher Travers & Derrick Tillman-Kelly
Communion is an aspect of education that we rarely discuss, but it can have a tremendous impact on students’ personal outlooks and future education. We talk with Christopher Travers and Derrick Tillman-Kelly of the Communion Collective on the importance of building community in the education field.
Choreographing Ambitious, Messy Change with Dan McClure
Disruptive Systems Innovator, Dan McClure, explains exactly what his job entails, just how he’s reimagining education as a whole, and the three key changes we can make right now.
Revolutionizing the Middle School Experience with Denise Daniels & Andrew Ravin
Denise Daniels and Andrew Ravin of Workshop Middle School talk about the importance of teaching kids at such a formative age, as well as what they’re doing differently to set kids up with the best shot at a future.
Growing Up Boulder: Empowering the Voices of Children with Mara Mintzer
Mara Mintzer from Growing Up Boulder gives us the scoop on their youth-friendly city initiative, a program established to include the voices of children in the decisions of local government, focusing on things such as public spaces, transit, and housing.
EL Education in Action at Palouse Prairie Charter School with Jeneille Branen & Erin Corwine
In this episode, I connect with Jeneille Branen and Erin Corwine, the powerhouses behind the Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow, Idaho. As a credited EL institute, it’s exemplary in executing the EL Education philosophy (formally known as Expeditionary Learning). We discuss what makes the Palouse community and curriculum unique, the intentionality behind their rigorous hiring process, integrating natural learning environments, and how they pivoted their practices during the pandemic.
Learning Unboxed continues to grow in depth with each podcast. Imagine having a combined resource for education, workforce, and the pulse of what is happening NOW. Annalies Corbin brings to the table those who continue to move this nation forward in innovative ways.
A new way of reframing education
I really enjoy this series of podcasts. I really appreciate that she is calling for reform and change in education - something most of us want - while also offering actionable advice. The perspectives of her varied guests are also very entertaining and enlightening. Annalies has a unique talent of getting right to the meat of the matter and coaxing an honest and intriguing answer out of her guest. I love that she does her research and knows where she's going, even if the guests and the audiences don't. The very essence of learning.
I appreciate that Annalies Corbin does not undermine education, but offers a plethora of individuals who can lend their expertise as to WHY education needs to change and how it can change to better accomodate the current world. The podcast is a great example of relevant examples of how learning can be found in what a learner DOES rather than what a learner is told. The podcast also points out very clearly that learning does not end when one is out of school!!! A must listen for education and workforce ideas!!!