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Getting Smart Podcast

Nov 27, 2019

Today on the podcast, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Dr. James Lane, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education. Dr. Lane started his career in education serving as a band teacher, a school leader, and then System Head in two districts before finally ending up at the Virginia...

Nov 20, 2019

Today’s topic is all about trends!

Tom is flying solo this episode to outline 20 global trends that learning leaders need to consider. These trends are impacting not only elementary and secondary but higher education as well!

This podcast summarizes a blog series Tom wrote in August in September (linked below) so...

Nov 13, 2019

Today’s episode is coming to you right from Getting Smart’s backyard — Bellevue, Washington!

Recently, the Getting Smart team went to Bellevue to talk with DreamBox Learning’s CEO and President, Jessie Woolley-Wilson. Jessie has been with DreamBox since 2010 and has been a leader in ed tech for more than...

Nov 6, 2019

Today’s episode is all about contribution and empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world! At Loudoun County Public Schools that is their motto! LCPS is a big Virginia district west of Washington, DC, serving about 84,000 students in 94 schools.


In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark gets to...