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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.

Learning Unboxed Annalies Corbin

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

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.

    Turning Kids to Artists, Designers & Change Agents with Jason Blair

    Turning Kids to Artists, Designers & Change Agents with Jason Blair

    Jason Blair is in his 20th year as an elementary school art teacher, currently teaching at Dublin City Schools. We explore how he’s taking the innovative things he’s learned over his 20 years of educating, and the variety of projects and partnerships he’s been a part of during that time and how he’s translating that experience into his own classrooms.

    • 37 min
    Nathan Gorsch, Founding Principal of Village High School joins us with Katie Flanagan, a teacher at the school. We dive into what Village High School is, why it’s a unique hybrid model, and why those out there thinking of transformative education shou

    Nathan Gorsch, Founding Principal of Village High School joins us with Katie Flanagan, a teacher at the school. We dive into what Village High School is, why it’s a unique hybrid model, and why those out there thinking of transformative education shou

    We know that the modern school wasn’t designed for education and that it’s woefully inadequate at meeting the needs of today’s students and the work environment of the future. So much so that small tweaks aren’t enough to fix it — it has to be redesigned completely.
    Nathan Gorsch, Founding Principal of Village High School in Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs. Like us at the PAST Foundation, Nathan recognized that our current model of education — the factory model — did not suit kids well, and so he sought out to reinvent high school with the idea of rebuilding it from the ground up. Joining him is Katie Flanagan, a teacher at VIllage High School, as well as Kate Bennett and Kenny Dufalt, two students attending the school.
    We dive into what Village High School is, why it’s a unique hybrid model, and why those out there thinking of transformative education should consider some of the components of that hybrid model.
    To learn more, visit: pastfoundation.org
    We unbox:
    The student experience as an impetus for innovation Why students are drawn to Village High SchoolThe concerns and pain points of a non-traditional educationScaling this model of education for the future

    Resources:
    Learn more: village.asd20.orgLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nathan-gorsch-759b287a

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    • 39 min
    Using Internships to Spur Interest in STEM Careers with Nikki Stancampiano

    Using Internships to Spur Interest in STEM Careers with Nikki Stancampiano

    We’re speaking with the Project Director of the Smart Skills Program, Nikki Stancampiano of the PAST Foundation, along with four student participants, about their experience within the program, why they joined, what they got out of it, and what anyone can do to apply these lessons to their own school program.

    • 42 min
    When We Trust Kids, Amazing Things Happen with Gever Tulley

    When We Trust Kids, Amazing Things Happen with Gever Tulley

    We’ve come to believe that protecting kids from experiences is a good thing, but what ends up happening is we cripple their ability to make decisions, function as adults, and be intrinsically motivated in anything. Gever Tulley is the co-founder of Tinkering School which came about in 2005. We talk about how trusting kids lead to big things, how teachers and students can collaborate effectively, and why age-restricted learning is a tool of the past.

    • 35 min
    What to Do When Teachers Feel Like Quitting with Bill Manchester

    What to Do When Teachers Feel Like Quitting with Bill Manchester

    Bill Manchester is an 18-year veteran teacher who published the book "When You Feel Like Quitting Teaching, Read This Book". In it, he acknowledges the challenges teachers face and offers advice on how to persevere through and have a long and joyful teaching career.

    • 34 min
    Preparing Kids for Life Through Playing Chess with Elliott Neff

    Preparing Kids for Life Through Playing Chess with Elliott Neff

    Elliott Neff is the founder and CEO of Chess4Life, a platform that teaches kids critical thinking skills, problem solving, EQ, and other important life skills through the game of chess. We talk about how Chess4Life uses the game of chess to teach kids how to fail fast, learn, and improve, focus on individual strengths, and celebrate differences.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Dr. Intergalactic ,

Fun Podcasts with Learning Unboxed

This is a wonderful podcast - I love tuning into the series and am inspired but her vision to reform education and the encouragement for positive change! It is clear the passion Annalies Corbin has for this subject and does a wonderful job conveying that to listeners! Her well thought out topics and research is refreshing and her guest speakers are wonderful additions to the podcast.

All in all a great podcast to listen to!

K12EducatorsUnite ,

Learning Unboxed

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.

Mezzacello ,

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.

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