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Sep 19, 2017

Director of TeachThought Professional Development, Drew Perkins, talks with Emily Merritt and Brian Lamb of Recap about the inquiry process and how they've iterated and used Design Thinking to develop their and their app/platform.

Sep 14, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with recent high school graduate, Edward Holicky, about his experience and involvement in FIRST Robotics Competitions and STEM education.

Sep 7, 2017

Episode 85 of the TeachThought podcast is the third in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the 'always on' generation.

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 on the  Graduate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University. He is also Director at InfoSavvy21

Next week we'll publish the fourth part in this series, ‘Part 4: Attribute #2: Digital Learners Prefer Parallel Processing And Multitasking.' 

Aug 31, 2017

Episode 84 of the TeachThought Podcast is the second in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

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.

The next installment in the series will be Part 3, Attribute #1: Digital learners prefer receiving information quickly from multiple, hyperlinked digital sources, will be released next week.

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Aug 18, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Andy Smarick, Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about his recent article in National Affairs Magazine regarding the legacy of the structures of control of our education systems and school choice and how rethinking those might lead to real improvements.

Aug 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jeff Lowe and Sarah Richards from SMART Technologies about the challenges and best practices for implementing #Edtech and effective collaboration strategies. 

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 81 of the TeachThought podcast is the first in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the 'always on' generation.

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 on the  Graduate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University. He is also Director at InfoSavvy21

This week we'll publish the second part in this series, 'The Nine Core Learning Attributes of the Digital Generation: A Primer.' 

Jul 26, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with JuanCarlos Arauz of E3 Education as a second part to their recent initial conversation about equity and education. This time they take a deeper dive into equity in assessment and differentiation practices as well as PBL.

Jul 8, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with author and thought-leader Grant Lichtman about educational change and his latest book. 

Jul 4, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Erin Geiger, VP of Business Development at Hackbright Academy, about the role of women in the tech industry and how increasing that presence can impact women and society.

Jun 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Soundtrap Education Ambassador Meredith Allen about using tools like Soundtrap to increase student collaboration and deepen learning. 

Jun 13, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Chief Innovation Officer for EcoRise in Austin, Texas, Richard Kincaid, about their work with teachers to design and develop PBL that focuses on teaching environmental literacy, social innovation and hands-on design skills.

May 29, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Cox about what she learned from her first year of being a middle school principal.

May 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Stephen Ritz and Suzie Boss, co-authors of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools.

May 1, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Kath Murdoch from Australia about her work and book and creating a culture of inquiry in schools around the world.

Apr 26, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Steve Grubbs of VictoryVR about their virtual science books as well as the current and future state of virtual reality in education.

Apr 7, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Drew Schrader from the New Tech Network about the role of assessment, rubrics, and student contracts in personalizing learning and helping to create a stronger PBL culture.

Mar 20, 2017
Today's episode by educator Sam Nulf takes a look at the 21st century classroom.
 
Sam has been working in education since graduating from Queen’s University in 2003. He is a teacher and school Chairperson in the Toronto District School Board. Sam is the co-chair of The ICT Inquiry Committee and is an Inquiry Instructional Leader for Beginning Teachers in the TDSB. He has spoken domestically and internationally on Inquiry Instruction, and developed and published The Inquiry Framework Tool to assist teachers with implementing this innovative teaching practice.
 
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Mar 13, 2017
Today's episode is the follow-up in our first series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education.
 
In this episode John Dollar, a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with colleagues Matt Koscinski and Chad Harnisch finish their conversation about personalized learning in the classroom.
 
 
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Mar 6, 2017
Today's episode is the first in a series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education.
 
In this episode John Dollar, a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with colleagues Matt Koscinski and Chad Harnisch about their experience with personalized learning in the classroom.
 
This is part one in a 2-part series. The follow-up will be released on Monday, March 13th.
 
 

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Feb 23, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair about her web app Curio, education reform thoughts, and how her Teacher of the Year experience has helped her grow.

Jan 13, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with author Susan Kaiser Greenland about her books and work with children around mindfulness and meditation.

Jan 5, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with the makers of We Believe in Dinosaurs about their film which explores the battle between teaching evolution and creationism through the lens of the Northern Kentucky Creation Museum.

Dec 6, 2016

Drew Perkins talks with co-authors of Blending Leadership, Reshan Richards and Stephen Valentine, about how leadership might look different through the lens of 21st Century technology.

Nov 22, 2016

Drew Perkins talks with Emily Liebtag, Project Manager at Getting Smart, about their recent paper, Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World.

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