Matt and Courtney talk with Dan Meyer of Desmos.com in our critical thinking series. Dan is the Chief Academic Officer at desmos, and has been blogging at https://blog.mrmeyer.com/ for a very long time. Dan talks about personalized learning, proficiency, elementary level math, and much much more. Follow him on Twitter at @ddmeyer.
Matt and Courtney continue their critical thinking trimester series with an interview of author and education consultant George Couros. George is the author of two books: The Innovator's Mindset and Innovate Inside the Box (with Katie Novak). We discuss the elements of his Core of Innovative Teaching and Learning, what he's learned along his journey (and some things he used to do, but no longer does), and how to innovate inside the current system - inside the box, as it were. Follow George on Twitter at @gcouros and sign up for his newsletter at https://georgecouros.ca/blog/
Dr. Patrick Hardy: Principal, The Proviso East High School
Aurora Institute 2019 Student Panel
Wendy Surr & Krissy Zeiser, Students At The Center Hub
Dr. Derek Wenmoth, CORE Education
Brandon Goon and Brandt Redd
Julianna Finnegan, The Learning
Barbara Bray and Rose Colby
Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Tony Monfiletto, Future Focused Education
Kristen Beasler, North Dakota Superintendent of Schools
Dr. James Lane, Virginia Superintendent of Public Education
Jason Swanson, Knowledge Works
New Hampshire Learning Initiative
Brian Stack and Jonathan Vander Els
Brian Kosena, Westminster Public Schools, CO
Matt and Courtney return from their travel break to start off trimester two - what does critical thinking have to do with personalized learning? We also talk about the Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye, and THEME!! (A++++++++++ for Matt)
Courtney mentions the criticalthinking.org site, check it out!
Matt and Courtney traveled to California to manage the VoicesHub at the annual iNACOL Symposium, and not only did they come away with a month's worth of episodes, they changed the name of the symposium while they were there! iNACOL is now the Aurora Institute, and the energy out of this gathering was evident in the amazing interviews Matt and Courtney wrangled from the attendees.
These interview episodes will be out every day Monday through Friday starting November 18. They are a collection of some of the leading minds in the personalized learning field, and we hope you will like listening to them as much as we had talking to them. Look for the pods in this feed, and check out the Aurora Institute Innovation Spotlight podcast, where Matt and Courtney host long-form interviews with the Aurora Institute's leaders.
Matt and Courtney return from a small break attending the Aurora Institute Symposium in California (more on that soon) to do a mailbag in between our trimester formats! Four listener questions are answered, with a learner-centered focus.
Matt and Courtney interview Jenni Donohoo, the author of Collective Efficacy: How Educators' Beliefs Impact Student Learning. She discusses what collective efficacy is, how it helps learners, and what you can do to start today.
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Matt and Courtney talk about the sixth and final enabling condition for collective efficacy - effective systems of intervention. What isn't it, what is it, how does it all work to make collective efficacy happen?
Matt and Courtney continue their series about Collective Efficacy's six enabling conditions with the fifth condition - Responsive Leadership! What isn't it, what is it - it's always more than what you think.
We will be at the SouthEastern Conference on Personalized Learning doing some podding, some interviewing, some sharing of stories - come see us! It's in Atlanta from November 18-20, and you can sign up here!
We'll also be at the iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs from October 28-31, doing the same. Come and hang out - we also have a session on Learning Menus that we have talked about a lot here on the pod.
AND subscribe to our newest pod: Innovation Spotlight! We partner with iNACOL to bring you commentary and analysis at the leading edge of education systems change. We love talking with people bringing ideas to the larger education world.
Matt and Courtney continue their series about Collective Efficacy and the six enabling conditions by discussing the fourth condition - Cohesive Staff! What does this mean, what does this NOT mean?
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