10 episodes

Launching a new school is one of the most inspiring challenges leaders and educators can take on. The Flagship School Podcast by Microsoft gives you 20-minute injections of practical ideas to make this journey to transform from the ground up, a little easier. Join host, Louka Parry, as we hear from leaders around the globe who share their experiences and advice to transform and deliver sustained success.

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Launching a new school is one of the most inspiring challenges leaders and educators can take on. The Flagship School Podcast by Microsoft gives you 20-minute injections of practical ideas to make this journey to transform from the ground up, a little easier. Join host, Louka Parry, as we hear from leaders around the globe who share their experiences and advice to transform and deliver sustained success.

    010 - Creating the future with your new school

    010 - Creating the future with your new school

    In this uncertain century, there is one constant: continuous change. We can’t predict the future of education, but we can guide it by ensuring our schools are adaptable and creative environments, and our educators and leaders evolve with the technology. We end this season hearing insights from Microsoft leader and former school principal Mark Sparvell, and final thoughts from Anthony Salcito, the Vice President, Microsoft Education.

    • 21 min
    009 - Acquiring devices in your new school

    009 - Acquiring devices in your new school

    In this episode we hear how to choose the right devices for your school – from individual devices to larger form devices – and how to create a successful foundation to surround 1:1 to set up for success. In this episode hear best practices from Jason Wilmot, K12 leader at Microsoft Education and Jonathan Bishop, Head Teacher of Broadclyst Community Primary School, UK.

    • 18 min
    008 - Making, creating, and coding in your new school

    008 - Making, creating, and coding in your new school

    When you bring together passion and education, learning thrives. Learning styles are increasingly taking a playful approach designed to drive skills through the use of Minecraft: Education Edition and physical computing. In this episode, we hear from Deirdre Quarnstrom, GM of Minecraft Education at Microsoft, Jacqueline Russel, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft and classroom teacher Chhaya Narayan, and her students Emily and Tawara from Elim Christian College, NZ.

    • 19 min
    007 - Advancing the smart in your new school

    007 - Advancing the smart in your new school

    Technology can play a huge role in advancing physical structures, design, and operations to put more smarts into school facilities and management. In this episode, we hear from Bert Van Hoof of Microsoft and Mark Hepburn of Iconics, who are both doing important work to support sustainable and advanced ideation on what it means to leverage technology to improve the way we live, learn, and play.

    • 20 min
    006 - Accessibility and inclusion in your new school

    006 - Accessibility and inclusion in your new school

    Every new school needs to be built with a strong lens of accessibility and inclusion. Together they are a powerful force that is essential for every new school to incorporate deeply throughout its physical and learning environments. In this episode, we talk to leaders from Microsoft, Megan Lawrence, Mike Tholfsen and Will Lewis, focusing on how technology can accelerate the path to making an inclusive and accessible school even more achievable.

    • 16 min
    005 - A positive culture in your new school

    005 - A positive culture in your new school

    They say culture eats strategy for breakfast, so we need our new schools to be built with a strong culture that will help students and staff thrive. In this episode, we talk to Professor Lea Waters, a global expert on positive education, who shares the link between well-being and learning, and the importance of creating a positive school culture.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

cmdevine ,

Love the focus on the big picture

What I love about this series is it's focus on the big picture and the connection of education transformation to societal outcomes.

Antsonline ,

Helpful conversations on the holistic change possible with future schools.

Good to hear feedback from leaders on the opportunities to bring innovation and new mindset. Its not just about how future schools will look but how they make learners feel about their future and see education as purposefully connected to the skills they build.

cbunio ,

Inspiring and insightful series

Great to hear from experts in the industry about the potential for transformation in Education. Excellent insights shared!

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