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Getting Smart Podcast

Dec 20, 2017

Innovation is a new way of doing something — a new way of delivering value. It’s different than improvement, which is doing what you’re already doing, better. Schools need to do both. Schools can dramatically improve learning and education for students just by finding a balance between the two — innovation and...

Dec 13, 2017

In today’s episode, Tom interviews iLEAD Academy’s Director, Larisa McKinney, iLEAD Academy teacher Jessica Crenshaw, and Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative Director of Innovation, Alicia Sells.


Tom was in Kentucky last month and took a visit to iLEAD Academy — a new school developed out an idea from five...

Dec 6, 2017

Today’s episode features a discussion between Tom Vander Ark and Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Deputy Superintendent for teaching and learning at the Georgia Department of Education. Dr. Dooley’s been involved in education for over 20 years. She has worked in schools and has led a number of initiatives.


When her...