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At the intersection of learning, media, and the future of work, join us each week as we sense and discover where the future of learning is heading.

    Emerging Skills, and Mindsets for Future Leaders with Beth Porter

    Emerging Skills, and Mindsets for Future Leaders with Beth Porter

    Beth Porter is the President, CoFounder, and COO of Esme Learning, an executive education company focused on new and emerging skills. She has led multiple product and engineering teams to deliver high value, customer-focused educational technology products while serving in in product development, business strategy and operational roles. She also founded and is CEO of Riff Analytics, an AI-enabled collaboration platform, and is a researcher and lecturer at MIT and BU Questrom School of Business.
    Beth joins host, Mike Palmer, in a free-flowing conversation about emerging trends in the skills ecosystem, the future of work, and in education and media. Beth shares her experiences beginning as a Math Teacher, then proceeding through a series of ed tech, customer service, and product management roles before studying at the MIT Media Lab where she founded Riff Analytics. She then describes what led to her founding Esme Learning with Co-Founder David Shrier.
    From there we explore how to thrive through digital disruption and how social emotional skills like creativity, teamwork, and communication are an essential complement to technical expertise in the emerging work ecosystem. Beth highlights gamification and augmented reality as emerging trends to keep an eye on in an informative, future-focused conversation that you don't want to miss.
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    • 37 min
    Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators with Dr. Annamarie Francois and Dr. Karen Hunter Quartz

    Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators with Dr. Annamarie Francois and Dr. Karen Hunter Quartz

    Dr. Annamarie Francois and Dr. Karen Hunter Quartz join Mike Palmer to talk about their experience as educators and leaders in social justice education and community schooling. Annamarie is the Executive Director of UCLA Center X and Karen is the Director of the UCLA Center for Community Schooling. Together they edited and authored chapters in Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators from Harvard Education Press.
    After hearing our guests' origin stories, Annamarie describes the history of Center X and its founding by Jeannie Oakes in 1994 in response to the Rodney King verdict and subsequent unrest in Los Angeles and beyond. Then Karen explains how community schools like the two she leads in LA take an asset-based approach to engaging and leveraging the unique strengths and character of the community in which they are based.
    What does Annamarie mean by the beloved community? Why is now such a critical time for social justice educators and community schools? What other trends do Karen and Annamarie see on the rise? And how do grassroots movements in education grow through a local focus and a different model of teaching, teacher training, and the role of schools as instruments of "good trouble" in these challenging times? Listen in to find out and get inspired by the mission and promise of the work Annamarie and Karen are doing.
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    • 42 min
    Creating a New Way for Children to Learn to Read with Zach Silverzweig

    Creating a New Way for Children to Learn to Read with Zach Silverzweig

    Zach Silverzweig is the CEO and Founder of TinyIvy, a startup focused on helping children learn to read. He returns to join host, Mike Palmer, in a conversation about what it's been like launching and growing his company through the challenges of the past year. When we first met Zach a year ago, he had developed a program of flashcards and worksheets based on a system that adds marks to English letters to create a one-to-one mapping of characters to sounds to make English more decipherable for young learners.
    Now, Zach and team are in multiple schools across K-3 grade levels and in special ed programs with an app and plenty of opportunities to learn from this school year's cohorts. We explore how TinyIvy is in some of the most challenged districts across the country and has proven to help kids catch up while taking it easy on teachers who have so much on their plates these days. Zach explains how a class with a wide range of abilities can use TinyIvy to stay on the same activities. Results are starting to come in and Zach tells a story of hope and engagement with teachers and students as he tries to address the meaningful problem of early childhood literacy through the use of a genuinely innovative program.
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    • 27 min
    Gifted Screens, Civic Engagement, and the Learning Metaverse

    Gifted Screens, Civic Engagement, and the Learning Metaverse

    Mike Palmer runs us through three zeitgeisty trends that are bubbling up in November 2021. We begin by digging into recent developments around the Gifted and Talented program in New York City as we explore the challenges with the existing model along with opportunities for more inclusive approaches. We revisit our conversation with David Adams, CEO of The Urban Assembly to go deeper on this topic.
    Then we look at the state of civic engagement as we head into an off-cycle election day this week. We bring in conversations with Dr. Mark Sanders and Russell Glass, the CEO of Ginger and author of Voting with a Porpoise, to help flesh out the conversation.
    And then we conclude with Facebook's big announcement of its rebranding as Meta with a renewed focus on virtual and augmented reality. Mike connects the recent news to conversations we've had with Evan Gappelberg and Anurupa Ganguly on the learning opportunities emerging with the metaverse in a wide-ranging and informative survey of the spirit of the times in the world of learning trends.
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    • 35 min
    Trends in Brain Science Special Halloween Edition

    Trends in Brain Science Special Halloween Edition

    We return to a time-honored Trending in Ed tradition to talk about brains and brain science just in time for Halloween. Host, Mike Palmer, begins with his quick takes on Halloween and brains before introducing Carla, our virtual cohost for this episode.
    Carla then runs through what's new and emerging in brains and neuroscience beginning with an update from the world of Neuralink, Elon Musk's brain-computer interface company, that recently received $205 million in Series C funding.
    Beyond Neuralink, we honor the memory of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the father of Flow, who recently passed away. We touch on neuroscience research into how the brain works during optimal performance and how we can develop feedback and apps that steer us towards peak experiences.
    Carla then runs through an article by Wendy Sherwin Swire covering the 5 Top Trends In Neuroscience that you need to know in 2021. We also hit on Wendy's bonus trend of "interoception" before wrapping up an informative and appropriately scary survey of brains and brain science in late 2021. We hope you enjoy!
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    • 19 min
    Immigration Enforcement and Educational Equity

    Immigration Enforcement and Educational Equity

    Dr. Patricia Gándara and Dr. Jongyeon Ee are the authors and editors of Schools Under Siege: Immigration Enforcement and Educational Equity. They join host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the challenges immigrant children and their families face in light of the troubling history of immigration enforcement in the United States.
    Dr. Gandara is the Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA where Dr. Ee did her post-doctoral studies. In addition to raising awareness to drive towards empathy and better outcomes, we explore how to support teachers and other school leaders who are under-resourced and generally unsupported when it comes to engaging with immigrant children and families under threat of deportation and policing by ICE.
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45 Ratings

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Interesting and entertaining

I've really enjoyed getting to be part of this show on "both sides of the headphones", so to speak. I've learned a lot through listening to it and very much appreciated getting to be a guest. Mike is a great host, a fun converationalist, and a wonderful interviewer. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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