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Getting Smart Podcast

Jan 30, 2017

Dr. Philip Hickman, Superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District in rural Mississippi, chats with Tom about how Columbus is proof that personalized learning and innovative education can happen anywhere. Check out his free "Ultimate Field Guide to Personalized Learning and OER Adoption" published...

Jan 26, 2017

Steve Schultz, Superintendent, and Rebecca Midles, Executive Director of Performance-Based Systems, share background, lessons learned and next steps around Mesa County Valley School District 51's efforts to shift to a competency-based education model.

Jan 24, 2017

Jaime Casap, Chief Evangelist at Google, shares his thoughts with Tom about inquiry-based learning, technology in education, bridging the digital divide and how a boy who grew up on welfare in Hell's Kitchen was able to beat the odds and succeed as an education leader.

Jan 18, 2017

David Rattray, president of Unite LA, chats with Tom about workforce readiness, the need for continued lifelong learning and how schools must adapt to prepare young people for a new economy and a changing world.

Jan 16, 2017

Zoran Popovic, Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, chats with Tom Vander Ark about computer science, gaming, virtual reality and how we can help today's students be successful using artificial intelligence.