Episode 27 – Ideas are Bad For your School – An Interview with Michael Schrage

In this interview with Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT and author of the Innovator’s Hypothesis, we challenge the assumption that good ideas are the best way to innovate in education. Instead, Schrage makes a compelling argument for focusing upon testable hypothesis that we turn into cheap, quick experiments that build a culture of innovation Read more about Episode 27 – Ideas are Bad For your School – An Interview with Michael Schrage[…]

Episode 26 – From Clock Hours to Competence in Life and Work

In this interview with the CEO and President of the Indiana CPA Society and a strategic the CPA Center for Excellence, we explore a rich case of how continuing education is being transformed in the connected and digital age. This is a chance to learn from a real-world case of competency-based education in a way Read more about Episode 26 – From Clock Hours to Competence in Life and Work[…]

Episode 25 – Imaginative Education and Learning in Depth with Gillian Judson

People are emotional and imaginative beings. This is not just for children. This is true throughout the lifespan. How is our approach to education informed by this fact? We explore this question and others with Dr. Gillian Judson,  one of the directors of the Imaginative Education Research Group and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education Read more about Episode 25 – Imaginative Education and Learning in Depth with Gillian Judson[…]

Episode 24 – Finding Top Talent and Creating Real World Work Experience for Students

In this episode we explore Promazo, a startup that is meeting needs of students, higher education institutions, and corporations through a unique approach to internships. Their approach helps schools address the persistent problem of knowledge transfer to real world contexts. It helps students get real world experience, graduate with tested experience and a possible job. Read more about Episode 24 – Finding Top Talent and Creating Real World Work Experience for Students[…]

Episode 23 – The Value of Thinking Small and Innovation Experiments with Matt Candler

In this conversation with Matt Candler, who collaborated to start dozens of schools around the country and now serves as Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, we explore the future of school, access and equity in education, the importance of innovative with people instead of innovating to people, the value of thinking small, as well Read more about Episode 23 – The Value of Thinking Small and Innovation Experiments with Matt Candler[…]

Episode 22 – What are Open Badges and Why Do They Matter?

What are open badges? Why do they matter? What challenges and opportunities do they create for democratizing education while increasing access and opportunity? What role do they play in helping us to tell the story of our knowledge, experiences, and accomplishments in a connected age? These are some of the questions that we explored in Read more about Episode 22 – What are Open Badges and Why Do They Matter?[…]

Episode 21 – Designing Games for Good

In this episode, we visited with Max Seidman, a game designer at Tiltfactor. Tiltfactor is a serious game research center at Dartmouth University. In this episode we explore how to design games for social impact, the role of design thinking, the importance of measuring impact and results, and more. Unity – mentioned on the show Read more about Episode 21 – Designing Games for Good[…]

Episode 19 – The Power of Digital Connections

In this episode we look at the power of connections among educators in the digital age. In this interview with Tom Whitby (teacher, author, and co-founder of #Edchat), we learn about how to build powerful networks and communities, and we consider the benefits of these digital connections in education. Tom Whitby on Twitter Tom Whitby’s Read more about Episode 19 – The Power of Digital Connections[…]

Episode 18 – Exploring BreakoutEDU Games in the Classroom

In this episode, we explore the role of games in learning, specifically the use and design of BreakoutEDU games, which allow you to take the fun and intrigue of the escape room into any classroom. The BreakoutEDU Website The BreakoutEDU Facebook Group BreakoutEDU on Twitter – @BreakoutEDU Connect with Tana on Twitter – @TanaRaiyne Games Mentioned in Read more about Episode 18 – Exploring BreakoutEDU Games in the Classroom[…]