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Conversations with individuals around the world challenging the status quo in education Support this podcast:
38 Episodes
  Tricia Pettis & Michaela LooPersonalized Learning Coaches at South View Middle School, just outside of MinneapolisYou can find them both on Twitter @triciapettis10 and @MichaelaMLooIn this episode: The 30,000 foot perspective of personalized learning Misconceptions about personalized learning Example of personalized learning at it’s finestHow do students initially respond to this pedagogical shift? How have they evolved?This is a big mindset shift for many teachers. What are some of the mental obstacles you think teacher’s face? How do we get over them?  Strategies to “go personalized”  Big picture/philosophical advice for teachers/administrators to implement personalized learning? --- Support this podcast:
 Arthur Chadwick Double Major at VCU, Mechanical Engineering & Disruptive Innovation Founder & President of Hyperloop VCUWhere to Find Arthur and His Work:LinkedIn - Arthur Chadwickwww.hyperloopatvcu.comIn This Episode:Hyperloop technology and the future implications for travelPast educational influences and experiencesHyperloop at VCU and Elon MuskLearning from failures and successesWhat do you do with a disruptive innovation major?How do you balance it all?--- Support this podcast:
 Ted DintersmithAuthor, Speaker, Producer, AdvocateFind anything and everything about Ted at and on Twitter @dintersmithWhat’s the disconnect between our personal passions for education and kids coming out great and what is stated about education in polls? Is it sign of our hopelessness rather than our not caring? Or is there something else going on entirely?You’re a Virginia guy...a lot of times I hear people say “we can’t do that here.” So, let’s debunk some things what’s possible in the Commonwealth as far as innovation is concerned?When you look at modern organizations that are truly thriving, a lot of the decision making is decentralized. I think of a few different things and maybe you can draw a connection with all of these, but I think of Toyota, Clayton Christensen’s work, lean startup principles from Eric Ries, and design thinking at IDEO. And yet, in education, if I have a great idea, I can’t implement without approval from 10 different people. I’m not flexible enough or agile. Why is that and what are the intended & unintended consequences? You were recently in the Richmond Metro area helping to launch the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network. Would you talk a little about what the network is hoping to achieve and why?Final question Ted. I want to be a voice for students for a minute. At some point in their school career, they will begin to hate school. What should students say and/or do about that? Or should they just sit down and do what they’re told?--- Support this podcast:
 Todd Nuckols Executive Director, Lighthouse LabsSomiah LattimoreManaging Director, Lighthouse UDirector of Experiential Learning, VCU da Vinci Centerwww.lighthouselabsrva.comSelf-introductionsWhat is Lighthouse Labs?What is Lighthouse U?Why the focus on colleges and universities?What are the principles behind Lean startup?How does someone think like an entrepreneur?Can the status quo and entrepreneurship co-exist?What do you hope the long-term outcome is from our upcoming panel, ReimagineRVA, on innovation, entrepreneurship, and reimagining the purpose of school?--- Support this podcast:
Julia Freeland FisherAuthor, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' NetworksDirector of Education Research, Clayton Christensen InstituteHOW TO FIND HER WORK: @juliaffreelandWHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE?Disruptive innovationWhat is it?Why should folks in education care?You wrote a blog post at the beginning of the year titled: A Look Back At What We Learned in 2018. People can read the article, but I’d like to combine a couple of those questions into one:What does the future of K12 and Higher Education look like?Her bookHow can social capital unlock student potential, what can we do to get it for students, and whose responsibility is it?Innovation & ESSA( Every Student Succeeds Act)What can & can’t be done in schools?See the report HEREFinal QuestionWhat conversations do we need to have in our own neck of the woods to move the needle in the right direction in education?--- Support this podcast:
An end of the semester conversation with my 7th grade Inventions & Innovations class. We talked about some of their favorite projects, the purpose of school, and reimagining education. None of them are experts in the field, but they get the big picture. Tune in!--- Support this podcast:
Episode 28 - Tom Vander Ark

Episode 28 - Tom Vander Ark


 Tom Vander Ark -CEO, Getting Smart-First Executive Director of Education for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-Former SuperintendentWhere to connect with Tom:-Getting Smart-On Twitter @tvanderarkIn this episode:-Profile of a Virginia Graduate, Henrico Learner Profile, and how to use it-Tom’s recent article titled “What Game Are You Playing: Improvement or Innovation?-Relationship between innovation and equity-Future of work and its implications-The value of an entrepreneurial mindset-”Advanced” degrees and higher education-The “Guidance Gap”--- Support this podcast:
Episode 27 - Kelly Young

Episode 27 - Kelly Young


Kelly YoungExecutive Director of Education ReimaginedIn this episode...From Anthropology to Law to Education…?Education: How we’ve ended up hereIs learner-centered education “just another thing”?Why is the status quo so committed to standardized testing? Better alternatives?Examples of what education should look like in 2018? Final question: what would you tell a district that is considering creating a space for disruptive innovation?Find Kelly and her work sure to check out Pioneering Magazine too at: Support this podcast:
Garret Westlake, Executive Director of VCU da Vinci CenterIn this episode...-Self-Introduction-How’d you end up in RVA?-For those that may not know, what does the Da Vinci center do?-Could you talk about Hyperloop for a minute?-You know I’m a middle school educator, why is middle school such a great time for creativity and innovation?-Taking the education focus a step further: what’s working and what needs to go?-Why should people be paying attention to what’s happening at VCU and in Richmond?--- Support this podcast:
Episode 25 - Will Morris

Episode 25 - Will Morris


Founder & CEO, EdConnective@edconnectiveGoogle “edconnective”Email did you create EdConnective?-Why aren’t principal observations good enough?-Part of what I tell my students and colleagues all the time is “some people are going to love what you do, but some are going to doubt your abilities and hate on you for trying to change things.” What do your haters/doubters say?-A friend of mine, Don Wettrick says that every student doesn’t need to be an entrepreneur but all of them should be able to think like one. What are your feelings about that?-What does a kid “need” to thrive in the real world?-If you could waive a magic wand and change one thing about K12 education, what would it be?--- Support this podcast:
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