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Welcome to the Getting Smart Podcast. Episodes cover a variety of education topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Listen in as our team shares interviews with today's top educators, learning organizations, and thought leaders discussing the future of teaching and learning. Availbe on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

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Welcome to the Getting Smart Podcast. Episodes cover a variety of education topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Listen in as our team shares interviews with today's top educators, learning organizations, and thought leaders discussing the future of teaching and learning. Availbe on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

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How the Micro-Credential Revolution is Transforming Professional Learning

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Listen in to this week's new podcast episode to hear from Tom Vander Ark and BloomBoard's Jason Lange on how micro-credentials have the power to transform professional learning for educators, making it competency-based and personalized.

Making the City the Text at High Tech High

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In this podcast episode, High Tech High leaders Larry Rosenstock, Jeff Robin and Kaleb Rashad share musings about student projects, starting new schools, hiring teachers and why the city the school is located in is so important.

What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year

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We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.

The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence & What it Means For Our Kids

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, we throw it back to an old episode featuring Emily Liebtag, Tom Vander Ark and senior Silicon Valley software engineer Gerald Huff on how artificial intelligence will impact the future and how important it is for today's students to #AskAboutAI.

Scaling Competency-Based Education: Equity-Focused Strategies for Policy and Practice

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By: Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse. This week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast features an in-depth look at the equity imperative behind competency-based education, current barriers to CBE, and five key points to move the field toward CBE for all.

Schools Out: Lessons Learned From Lindsay Unified School District

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In our final episode of the Schools Out series, Tom speaks with Tom Rooney Superintendent of Lindsay Unified Public Schools. Listen in as they talk about lessons learned from Lindsay Unified Public Schools and how the community can play an active role in the future of learning.

School’s Out: Anywhere, Anytime Learning and the Role of Technology

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In part two of the series, Tom is joined by Nate McClennan and Oscar Brinson as they discuss anywhere, anytime learning, the community as a classroom, the importance of guidance of advisory for learners, and the role AI and automation will play in the future or learning.

Helping Students Thrive in San Diego

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This week we're bringing you a bonus episode to share the great interviews we got to do at iNACOL. Grab your headphones and hear the story of Thrive Public Schools. How it started, what they've learned and where they're headed next.

School’s Out: Engaging Family and the Community

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom interviews two of the authors of Education Reimagined "Schools Out" paper, Amy Anderson and Scott Van Beck. Listen in as they about family participation in learner advocate networks, flexibility within the learner’s day, the expanded role the community could play in offering learning opportunities for students, how teachers and community members could shift into the role of learning designers, and much more.

20 Signs of Progress at Singapore American School

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In this week's episode of the podcast Tom talks about the progress seen at Singapore American School when it comes to prepping students for life and college.

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