In this episode Tom & Emily take you on a virtual field trip to Murie Ranch, in the Grand Teton National Park, to talk about place-based education with Christen Girard and Nate McClennen
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October 02, 2018
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Small community-connected schools sharing resources in networks & leveraging local learning opportunities may be the solution to the rural education decline.
September 17, 2018
Explore the difference between managed instruction and next generation learning, and learn ten elements of comprehensive solutions to the challenge of helping chief academic officers reframe their work.
September 14, 2018
Mergers and acquisitions in education are up about 25% over the first few years of the decade. In this post, Tom explains what is behind that and lists some of the most notable Roll-Ups.
September 11, 2018
A discussion with Christensen Institute's Director of Education Julie Freeland Fisher on social capital, disruptive innovation, and her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks.
August 27, 2018
On the first day of school, we joined El Paso ISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera on a tour of school visits including several of the nine schools in the district that belong to the New Tech Network. Here's our recap.
August 19, 2018
Tom Vander Ark & Hassan Hassan share a guide to microschools as a source of innovation for school districts, community-based organizations, companies, and civic organization.
August 15, 2018
An inside look (and listen) at a recent conversation Tom had with David Michael Slater about his new book, We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work--And How to Fix Them. In the book, Slater exposes some bad assumptions and makes the case for how good ideas have gone bad. Listen in to learn more
June 26, 2018
In this episode of the podcast, Tom Vander Ark talks learner experience with leaders from Washington state. He focuses on three small community connected, experiential schools in Tacoma, WA. One of which can be found in a zoo.
June 19, 2018
Is the focus on design in schools a fad, a trend or something else? In this episode of the podcast, Tom and Emily explore the rise in popularity of design-focused schools.