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Thought provoking conversations that help listeners dive deeper into educational practices.

DivingDeepEDU Matthew Downing

    • Education
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Thought provoking conversations that help listeners dive deeper into educational practices.

    Dr. Matthew Downing: blended learning and Mr. Rogers

    Dr. Matthew Downing: blended learning and Mr. Rogers

    What can we learn from Mr. Rogers in respect to blended learning?

    Mr. Rogers transformed the TV experience for kids decades ago, and there is much we can continue to learn from him today.

    He encouraged listeners to slow down, established routines, created deep connections, and experimented with new ideas.

    These are all lessons we can bring into the traditional and blended learning classroom. 

    Listen in to this fast paced thought piece with Dr. Matthew Downing. Check out www.mdowningedu.com.

    • 11 min
    Maxwell Smith: blended learning mini series

    Maxwell Smith: blended learning mini series

    What does an online school look like that elevates self directed learning, utilizes learning challenges, and taps into student agency?

    Let me introduce you to The Forest School Online.  

    This conversation with Maxwell Smith, head of school, seeks to elevate unique elements of The Forest School Online in order for us to see a different path forward in respect to online learning.

    For more information check out . . . https://www.theforest.school/online

    • 25 min
    William Minton: blended learning mini series

    William Minton: blended learning mini series

    What if technology made the educational experience more impactful, reduced stress, and allowed us to get more done in less time?
    William Minton and Matthew Downing discuss these critical questions and much more on this helpful podcast episode.
    William showcases Canopy, a new learning management system, as a way to grapple with these questions.  Canopy helps the learner and teacher interact with tech tools in a more seamless way.  
    Tune into the blended learning mini series to help reflect on the past year and consider a path forward.  (see episodes 40-48)
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    William Minton is the Founder of Canopy a new blended learning platform. Prior to venturing in EdTech he worked as a math and social studies teacher, instructional coach, non-profit leader, and educational consultant. He spent the 2015-16 school year traveling and writing about top-ranked schools around the world.
    Music: Believin Stephen
    #blendedlearning #hybrid #hyflex #innovation

    • 22 min
    Richard Byrne: blended learning mini series

    Richard Byrne: blended learning mini series

    Consistency is essential within a blended learning environment.  

    More than that, consistency transcends technology and blended learning models, which makes it an ideal foundational element to build effective learning environments.  

    Richard Byrne discusses this with Matthew Downing and why it is so critical.  They also explore examples of what consistency looks like in the classroom, and consider ways to increase engagement.

    Tune into the blended learning mini series, episodes 40-48.

    • 23 min
    Dom Traynor: blended learning mini series

    Dom Traynor: blended learning mini series

    Blended learning has forced teachers across the globe to modify their teaching practice and experiment with new tools and ideas. 

    Dom Traynor and Matthew Downing discuss this as well as the ability of blended learning to encourage teachers to be learners at the same time as the students. Teachers don't have to be the expert on every technology tool or idea. Teachers can rely on students who possess an understanding or tutorials that have already been created.  

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    • 29 min
    Dr. Scott McLeod: blended learning mini series

    Dr. Scott McLeod: blended learning mini series

    How can we utilize the blended learning environment towards deeper learning?

    Dr. Scott McLeod chats with Matthew Downing about this topic and much more. They also explore the need for thoughtful planning, the temptation towards wishful thinking, and the way 4 Shifts Protocol can guide towards success.

    Tune into the blended learning mini series to help reflect on the past year and consider a path forward (episodes 40-48).

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

SarahWilliamson ,

Dynamic and entertaining

This show is both informative and interesting with a lineup of extremely impressive guests!!

AJ Bianco ,

Thoughtful and Insightful

DivingDeepEDU is a well created podcast that shares thoughtful and insightful ideas from the world of EDU. The episodes are well done and I appreciate the conversation. Keep up the good work.

mbasom ,

For Educators, Parents, and just everyday people...

I love listening to the wide variety of guests from all different backgrounds, with Matt’s masterful way of bringing out their story and drawing connections to education and innovation. This podcast has made my long commute enjoyable and I find myself sitting an extra 5 minutes in the car just to finish the episode. These rabbit holes are fun!

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