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The TeachThought Podcast delivers an insightful exploration of how teaching and learning are changing in a connected world, from the rise of project-based learning, to technology-driven inquiry, and the new possibility of personalized learning. Our mission is to grow teachers.
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Apr 10, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Mike Hourahine, CEO and Co-Founder of Edio, a PBL and Design Thinking Edtech Platform, about their work and lessons learned that PBL teachers might find useful. 

Apr 8, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with John Ewing, President of Math for America about how they support and grow math and science teachers and how math teaching and learning might be better and much different. 

Apr 5, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Ted Dintersmith about his experiences visiting schools and leaders in all 50 states following his first book and documentary "Most Likely To Succeed" which led to his new book, "What School Could Be".

Apr 4, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Playworks President, Elizabeth Cushing, and  Sara Shorey, Principal of Adams Elementary about using social-emotional learning to help kids navigate the world of play more productively. 

Mar 27, 2018

Episode 113 of the TeachThought Podcast is the final episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

Mar 24, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with University of Arkansas professor Chris Goering about his new book "Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America". 

Mar 19, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with former astronaut and current MIT professor Jeff Hoffman about his experiences in space, science teaching and learning, and his role in the upcoming National Geographic Channel series "One Strange Rock" premiering March 26th, 2018.

Mar 12, 2018

Episode 110 of the TeachThought Podcast is the 11th episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

Mar 8, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Barbara Condliffe, Research Associate at MDRC, about their recent research review publication "Project-Based Learning: A Promising Approach to Improving Student Outcomes".

Mar 1, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon, about her life and experiences and wisdom in addition to her educational work with Scholastic and Major League Baseball called Breaking Barriers.This program, which features an essay contest, teaches students the values and characteristics that Jackie Robinson exhibited in his life, and how to use them to face and overcome barriers in their own lives.

Feb 23, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Doug Parisi, Director of Training at SafeDefend and school and workplace safety expert, about school safety, active shooters, gun rights, and how to possibly prevent and respond to crisis situations.

Feb 21, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with a group of Fern Creek High School teachers from Louisville, KY who are engaging in a School Startup cohort attempting to rethink and redesign Deeper Learning in their classrooms and professional learning communities.

Feb 16, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Senior Policy Analyst at The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, Anna Baumann, and Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research at Western Kentucky University and member of the Kentucky Board of Education, Gary Houchens, about the impact of proposed legislation to allow scholarship tax credits for non-public school students. 

Feb 14, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Kentucky superintendents Dr. Nick Brake and Matt Robbins about education budget cuts, their potential impact on teaching and learning, and the legislative priorities laid out by the collaborative efforts between their districts.

Feb 12, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Jens Erik Gould, Editor in Chief of The Knife Media, about how they use critical thinking to analyze the spin, slant, and logic of news media. 

Jan 28, 2018

Episode 102 of the TeachThought Podcast is the ninth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

Jan 13, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Deputy VP & CEO of Arizona State University's Prep Digital High School, Julie Young, about their work to help remove barriers to higher education by integrating high school and university courses using virtual education. 

Dec 31, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with TeachThought PD Facilitator John McCarthy about his new book, So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation.

Dec 27, 2017

Episode 99 of the TeachThought Podcast is the ninth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

 

Dec 21, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Napa New Technology High School Principal Riley Johnson about his school's work to deepen the quality of PBL including authenticity, grouping, and collaboration tools. 

Dec 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with author Patty Alper about her book "Teach To Work" and how adding quality mentors can help students, especially in the context of PBL.

Dec 4, 2017

Episode 96 of the TeachThought Podcast is the eighth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

Dec 4, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with former NASA Engineer now game designer Mark Engelberg about coding, math education, and the transferability to thinking in disciplines outside of STEM.

Nov 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington about grading (or not grading), assessment and the relationship to teaching and learning.

Nov 9, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Wayne Skipper, CEO and Founder of Concentric Sky about open badging, micro-credentialing and education and learning. 

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