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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 education is heading.

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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 education is heading.

    Delivering Design Education Online with Gordon Drummond

    Delivering Design Education Online with Gordon Drummond

    Gordon Drummond is the President of Sessions College for Professional Design, an online school of visual arts offering a range of degree and certificate programs in Graphic Design, Digital Media, Illustration, and Photography. He joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of delivering design education online, something Sessions College has been doing for 25 years since its founding in 1997.
    We hear of Gordon's origins including his time working with Mike at Kaplan before shifting to the story of Sessions College. Gordon shares insights he's garnered over the years preparing design professionals for careers in a rapidly changing world of work. We touch on the importance of learning through feedback and the collaborative, iterative process that is essential to creative work. We also explore how design work is changing as AI continues to improve and blend with human creativity. Gordon describes how great design education requires not just great instructors but also great content and a collaborative team culture to produce the best outcomes for students. We conclude with Gordon's thoughts on what's emerging and hear his advice for teachers, learners, and makers of all stripes.
    It's a wide-ranging exploration of emerging trends in design education that you won't want to miss!
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    • 37 min
    Leading a University of the People with Shai Reshef

    Leading a University of the People with Shai Reshef

    Shai Reshef is the President and Founder of University of the People, a non-profit, online university that's been serving students from around the globe since 2009. He joins Mike Palmer in a conversation about trends in affordable, online education and the work he's been doing with U of the People.
    We begin by hearing Shai's origin story dating back to the early days of distance learning and test preparation before diving into the story of the university and its founding. Shai shares his vision and mission to provide affordable higher education to students around the globe. We learn about the unique model that allows students to access their programs through the internet and how that has opened up pathways to those in need including students in Syria, Afghanistan, and most recently Iran.
    It's a thought-provoking deep dive into an alternative model of higher education built around access to relevant coursework that can change the lives of students. Don't miss it!
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    • 28 min
    Wellbeing and Sense Making in the Workplace with Jan Stanley and Dr. Jen Farthing

    Wellbeing and Sense Making in the Workplace with Jan Stanley and Dr. Jen Farthing

    Jan Stanley leads an organizational leadership consulting practice and Dr. Jen Farthing is the SVP of Learning Product at SAI 360. They join host Mike Palmer to talk about trends in organizational leadership, culture, and learning and development in a free-flowing conversation you don’t want to miss!
    We explore a recent article by Paul Krugman on the recent jobs report along with a new framework from the Surgeon General as we dig into the emerging thinking about wellbeing, sense-making, and culture-building as we look for tips and practical advice for leaders looking to build flourishing cultures in challenging times.
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    • 37 min
    Building Science into Early Childhood Education with Dr. Tzipor Ulman

    Building Science into Early Childhood Education with Dr. Tzipor Ulman

    Tzipor Ulman, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Science is Elementary. Under Tzipor’s leadership, Science is Elementary (SiE) grew from an idea to a multi-faceted organization with international reaching more than 50,000 children, their teachers, and their families this year. She joins Mike Palmer in a conversation about building strong foundations in science into our educational system, particularly for populations that have been underserved and underrepresented.
    After hearing her origin story, we learn what she's been up to lately. During the COVID19 pandemic, Tzipor ideated SiE Books – a unique series that fills a massive gap in children’s education: wordless stories, featuring children of color who behave as scientists, coupled with step-by-step illustrations for doing science experiments that are easy enough for five-year-olds to do on their own, and with a family engagement component. In a wide-ranging conversation about the foundational importance of science education, we touch on the importance of playfulness, curiosity, representation, and grit. We also explore Tzipor's thoughts on the future of work and the importance of scientific principles in developing good citizens and countering polarization. It's a thought-provoking dive into science education that you don't want to miss!
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    • 29 min
    Reflecting on Learning Loss and Quiet Quitting

    Reflecting on Learning Loss and Quiet Quitting

    Mike Palmer is rejoined by Nancy, our virtual cohost, to provide perspective on learning loss and quiet quitting as we look ahead at the episodes we have lined up for the stretch run of 2022. How is the negative framing of these terms damaging to the conversation and what are some alternative ways of talking about what's going on?
    We also run through many of the upcoming conversations with guests who will be appearing in our final run of episodes as we look toward the conclusion of yet another transformative year in the world of learning. Don't miss this chance to reflect on the new language and emerging trends that set the stage for what's next as we look to emerge from our collective fugue heading into 2023.
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    • 20 min
    Teachers’ Right to Disconnect with Youki Terada

    Teachers’ Right to Disconnect with Youki Terada

    Youki Terada is Research Editor at Edutopia. He rejoins host Mike Palmer for his third (refrigerator magnet earning!) appearance on Trending in Ed, this time to discuss his recent article on teacher burnout and how to combat it.
    We hear about how teachers’ jobs have been transformed by the new “always on” demands brought about by the pandemic and the integration of digital into the classroom. Now teachers are having problems disconnecting from work with new demands around email and technical support impinging on their private time.
    We also touch on Youki’s recent article on the stresses accompanying high-stales testing as he highlights research showcased in recent editions of Edutopia’s Weekly Newsletter as well as its new The Research Is In newsletter. You can sign up for Edutopia newsletters here. It’s an informed survey of emerging research to help teachers and their supporters navigate new problems in challenging times. Don’t miss it!
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

AdamLeadership ,

Great conversation

I recently guested on this podcast and really enjoyed the conversation. Mike covered a number of very interesting topics in a discussion that was engaging, fun and educational. Keep it up!

Nerdy Plant Nerd ,

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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Necessary!

These guys are bringing a refreshing perspective to education. They have unending curiosity and energy.

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