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Getting Smart Podcast

May 30, 2017

The Getting Smart team visits Oso New Tech in El Paso, Texas to learn more about how EPISD and New Tech Network are personalizing learning for all students. In this podcast, you’ll hear from: Nick Kappelhof, New Tech Network Director, District and School Development Scott Gray, New Tech Coordinator, Innovation Design...

May 23, 2017

Dr. Philip Hickman, superintendent of Columbus Municipal School District in Columbus, Mississippi, shares more about the K-16 Instructional and Technology Integration Model (K-16 ITI)--a new blended instructional model he created that is transforming his district.

May 17, 2017

Sandy Husk, CEO of AVID, discusses how this nonprofit college and career ready system was created by one teacher more than 30 years ago in her classroom, evolving into today's organization that creates college-going cultures in schools worldwide.

May 16, 2017

One Stone is a student-led school in Boise, Idaho, that we think is one of the coolest schools in the country. Listen in as students who attend this innovative school share the benefits and lessons they've learned serving on its student-led board.

May 10, 2017

Andrew Biros, longtime educator and current New Tech Network Coach, joins Getting Smart team member Emily Liebtag to discuss what he feels is essential when it comes to improving PBL practices, and shares some best practices for PBL teaching and learning. Visit to learn more and share your thoughts on PBL!