41 minutes | May 18, 2023
ETS CEO, Amit Sevak on The Present and Future of Assessment
As President and CEO of ETS, Amit Sevak leads the largest private educational assessment organization in the world, delivering products and services across 200 countries, serving tens of millions of people each year. Sevak has been a driving force in education, learning and workforce development around the globe. He has led the University of Europe in Madrid in Spain, INTI International University in Malaysia and Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC) in Mexico. His transformational style of leadership consistently led to innovation, better learning and improved job prospects for hundreds of thousands of students and workers. Sevak has long been a coach for edtech CEOs. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Cambiar Education, CitiBridge and Education Design Lab. In 2017, he founded Mindset Global, an education investment firm. His early career included roles as a researcher, professor and advisor. Sevak graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Chicago and earned his master’s in business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. He is a regular speaker on the future of education and work, educational measurement and civic engagement. He is married with three kids and splits his time between Princeton, New Jersey and the Washington, D.C. area. As the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization, ETS builds assessments based on rigorous research and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Each year, the organization develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests in more than 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations. With a mission to advance quality and equity in education, ETS delivers groundbreaking research and learning solutions to help students, educators, schools, businesses and governments on their journey to what’s possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
74 minutes | Apr 25, 2023
Live from SXSW Edu 2023: Research Storytelling in The Digital Age
Dr. Elizabeth Bishop is an educator, researcher and youth advocate with two decades of instructional and administrative experience in public schools, universities and non-profit organizations across the United States. Bishop currently teaches on the faculty of the City University of New York and the University of San Francisco. She is Co-Founder of Global Turning Points, an international consulting collective based on the praxis of critical pedagogy. Bishop’s writing includes her 2015 “Becoming Activist: Critical Literacy and Youth Organizing” and her 2018 “Embodying Theory: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Resistance“ which she created in collaboration with artist Tamsen Wojtanowski. She has two new books expected out in 2022 and 2023. Dr. Bishop holds a Ph.D. in Education: Language, Literacy and Culture and has been featured in numerous articles on youth activism, civic engagement and voting including on Good Morning America, PBS NewsHour, Business Insider and PolitiFact. Find her online @DrBishopDigital. An artist by training, Dr. Kylie Peppler is a professor of Informatics & Education at University of California, Irvine where she designs and studies creative educational technologies together with industry partners. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Schooling from UCLA, where she was part of the NSF-sponsored team that designed and studied the Scratch platform, which has grown to over 93 million users. Her research group, the Creativity Labs, is part of UCI’s Connected Learning Lab, which reaches over 8,000 newsletter subscribers and a website which averages over 11,500 views per month. Recent projects include partnerships with Merlyn Mind on the innovative uses of AI in classrooms, and the development of new XR solutions with Purdue University for the future manufacturing workforce. Her work has been consistently supported by a range of foundations, federal and industry partners, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, Google.org, US Department of Education, Boeing, Best Buy, Fossil Foundation, GAP Inc., and National Geographic. Dr. Sangita Shresthova is a writer, researcher, thinker, speaker and doer. She is an expert in mixed research methods, online learning, media literacies, popular culture, performance, new media, politics, and globalization. She is currently the Director of Research and Programs and Co-PI of the Civic Paths Group based at the University of Southern California, where her current work is focused on the civic imagination. Sangita is one of the creators of the Digital Civics Toolkit (digitalcivicstoolkit.org), a collection of resources for educators, teachers and community leaders to support youth learning. Her own artistic work has been presented in creative venues around the world including the Pasadena Dance Festival, Schaubuehne (Berlin), the Other Festival (Chennai), the EBS International Documentary Festival (Seoul), and the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC). She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and MSc. degrees from MIT and LSE. She received her BA from Princeton University.She is also a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Social Change in Austria. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
50 minutes | Mar 28, 2023
Aaron is an award winning social entrepreneur. The author of the Purpose Economy, he is one of the foremost experts on the science of purpose and fulfillment. He founded the Taproot Foundation, the venture-backed Imperative and has recently launched Purpose Mindset. He began his career working in education in Chicago. He authored Fast Company’s ‘Purposeful CEO’ series and has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Newsweek, MIT Management Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a TED Prize finalist and a LinkedIn Influencer. He graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied service learning. He is available for keynotes and on Purpose Mindset and the Purpose Economy. https://purpose-mindset.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronhurst/ https://purposeeconomy.com/ Self Determination Theory: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2011-21800-020 LinkedIn Live with Laura Putnam and Special Guest Aaron Hurst https://www.youtube.com/live/tLS3tE4JKmk?feature=share Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
66 minutes | Mar 17, 2023
Dr. Katie Davis is Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) and Director of the UW Digital Youth Lab. For nearly 20 years, Katie has been researching and speaking about the impact of digital technologies on young people’s learning, development, and well-being. Katie uses the insights from her research to design positive technology experiences for youth and their families and to provide practical guidance to parents, educators, policymakers, and technology designers. At UW, she mentors undergraduate and graduate students and teaches courses on child development and technology design. She has published more than 90 academic papers and is the author of three books, all exploring technology’s role in young people’s lives: Technology’s Child: Digital Media’s Role in the Ages and Stages of Growing Up, Writers in the Secret Garden: Fanfiction, Youth, and New Forms of Mentoring (with Cecilia Aragon), and The App Generation: How Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World (with Howard Gardner). In each, Katie aims to make sense of the often-confusing landscape of research and media messages about kids and technology. Check Out https://inventtolearn.com/nyc, for sessions April 14th and 15th, NJ/NY. Code: NOSUCHTHING Links: https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262046961/technologys-child/ Previously, with Katie Davis https://katiedavisresearch.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56 minutes | Feb 27, 2023
Olatunde Sobomehin is CEO/co-founder of StreetCode Academy, an organization that offers free tech classes to communities of color. He has taught classes at the Stanford Haas Center and the d.school. Sam Seidel has taught in a variety of settings, from first grade to community college, and directed youth programs for young people affected by incarceration. He now works with several networks of innovative schools, speaks nationally about education issues, and writes for the Husslington Post and other publications. About Creative Hustle Humans have always been creative hustlers—problem solvers who seek to live beyond the limits suggested by society. Yet we live in a world where the place you were born, the amount of money you have, and the level of melanin in your skin indicate the precise path you are expected to follow. Too many of us silence our creativity and let our hustle calcify as we settle for the roles assigned to us. Now Olatunde Sobomehin and sam seidel, co-teachers of the Creative Hustle course at Stanford University, help you identify and navigate your own creative path that leads from your gifts—your unique combination of skills—to your goals, where you make a living doing things that matter. Links: https://dschool.stanford.edu/book-collections/creative-hustle samseidel.is (Personal) hiphopgenius.org (Portfolio) k12lab.org (Company) https://streetcode.org/ Gallup data: State of the Global Workplace, 2022: https://www.gallup.com/workplace/349484/state-of-the-global-workplace.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=gallup_access_branded&utm_term=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw54iXBhCXARIsADWpsG-dvSXXa2CHuDpQAysF3ES20y1fYBEQb3EycTtImjIUtnsDfi7I5lYaAsPtEALw_wcB LaRussell https://allhiphop.com/breeding-ground/larussell/ Chaselove https://www.instagram.com/chaseloveyall/?hl=en Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55 minutes | Feb 6, 2023
Learning Virtually Anything with Outschool
Today, Outschool offers more than 140,000 live online classes to more than 1,000,000 learners in 183 countries worldwide. Outschool is an innovative education platform that offers a variety of engaging, small-group classes online. Unlike traditional classes, Outschool classes give kids the unique opportunity to explore their interests in-depth via interactive, live video by experienced, independent educators. Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes for K-12 learners. He led the development of Square Payroll and also served as CEO and co-founder of Trigger.io. He holds an MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences from The University of Cambridge. Links: linkedin.com/in/amirnathoo Cheddar TV: https://cheddar.com/media/outschool-adds-110m-series-d-funding Bloomberg TV: Why Demand for Outschool Classes Rose by 2000% - Bloomberg EdTechX: 2022 EdTechX Stories | Amir Nathoo (edtechxeurope.com) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
This is a Prototype
Scott Witthoft is as an educator, designer, and author. Wielding knowledge from his past life in the practice of forensic structural engineering, he is sought out for his expertise in space design — teaching & speaking widely. As a former Stanford University d.school fellow, Scott is also a co-designer of the d.school’s space and a co-author of Make Space, a tool for creating collaborative environments. He pursues his life and work with a mix of whimsy and rigor, and brings people along for the ride with grace and care. It’s been a treat to be a tiny character in his journey through design and education, and this project, 27/7 is a glimpse into his adventures. Prototyping is a way to test an idea to see if it can be successful before investing too much time and too many resources. But it’s not only designers who “prototype” as they work. A skateboarder tries a new trick; that’s a prototype experience. A chef experiments with a new dish and new ingredients; that’s a prototype experience, too. Once a prototype is made, the creator gains knowledge about what worked and what didn’t, what should be used again and what should be trimmed from the experience. Links: https://twitter.com/scaevolae https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623452/this-is-a-prototype-by-scott-witthoft-and-stanford-dschool/9781984858047/ https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Make+Space%3A+How+to+Set+the+Stage+for+Creative+Collaboration-p-9781118197325 This Is a Prototype - Publisher site:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623452/this-is-a-prototype-by-scott-witthoft-and-stanford-dschool/ Make Space - Amazon site:https://www.amazon.com/Make-Space-Stage-Creative-Collaboration/dp/1118143728 Scott Witthoft Blog:https://scottwitthoft.medium.com/ Scott Witthoft on Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/switthoft/ Scott Witthoft - ‘Prototyped’ - Linkedin newsletter:https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/prototyped-6972653362039177216/ Make Space on twitter: https://twitter.com/makespacebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
What Teens Say About What They Watch
The Center for Scholars and Storytellers works with leading social scientists to develop research insights and tools that are useful for content creators crafting authentic and inclusive stories for youth (ages 2-25). We work with a wide range of organizations from traditional media, tech and gaming, consumer products, and public health and education. When content is created from a research-informed perspective that is authentic and inclusive, it can deliver strong financial returns and support the mental health of the next generation so they can thrive and grow. Dr. Yalda Uhls is the Founder and Executive Director of CSS. Uhls is an internationally recognized, award-winning research scientist, educator, and author, studying how media affects young people. In her former career, she was a senior movie executive at MGM and Sony Stephanie Rivas-Lara (she/her) is a 1st year graduate student working to obtain her Master of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She currently works as the Research Coordinator for the Center for Scholars & Storytellers where she focuses on providing support on varying projects focused on diversity and representation. She is broadly interested in working with marginalized communities, particularly children and adolescents, to support their needs and ensure their well-being. As a first generation, Latina, and queer individual, she feels that media has played a huge role in understanding her own identity and that of others. https://www.scholarsandstorytellers.com/ https://www.scholarsandstorytellers.com/css-teens-and-screens-2022 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
82 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
The Long Arc of an Education Moonshot
Dr. Margaret Honey joined The New York Hall of Science as president and CEO in November of 2008. Among her current interests at NYSCI is the role of design-based learning in promoting student interest and achievement in STEM subjects. She is widely recognized for her work using digital technologies to support children’s learning across the disciplines of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Prior to joining NYSCI, she spent 15 years as vice president of the Education Development Center (EDC) and director of EDC’s Center for Children and Technology. While at EDC, Dr. Honey was the architect and overseer of numerous large-scale projects funded by organizations including the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, The Carnegie Corporation, The Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Energy. She also co-directed the Northeast and Islands Regional Education Laboratory, which enabled educators, policy-makers, and communities to improve schools by helping them leverage the most current research about learning and K-12 education. A graduate of Hampshire College with a doctorate in developmental psychology from Columbia University, Dr. Honey’s work has helped to shape the best thinking about learning and technology with special attention to traditionally underserved audiences. She has directed numerous research projects including efforts to identify teaching practices and assessments for 21st-century skills, and new approaches to teaching computational science in high schools. She has collaborated with PBS, CPB and some of the nation’s largest public television stations, has investigated data-driven decision-making tools and practices, and with colleagues at Bank Street College of Education, created one of the first internet-based professional development programs in the country. From her early involvement in the award-winning and groundbreaking public television series The Voyage of the Mimi to her decade-long collaboration on the education reform team for the Union City (NJ) school district, she has led some of the country’s most innovative and successful education efforts. Dr. Honey has shared what she’s learned before Congress, state legislatures, and federal panels, and through numerous articles, chapters and books. She currently serves as a board member of National Academies’ Board on Science Education and on behalf of the National Research Council has chaired the workshop report on IT Fluency and High School Graduation Outcomes, and co-authored a report on Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education. Her recent book, Design, Make, Play – Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators, explores the potential of these strategies for supporting student engagement and deeper learning. Dr. Honey also serves as a member of the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
The New College Classroom
Christina Katopodis, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the Associate Director of Transformative Learning in the Humanities, a three-year initiative at the City University of New York (CUNY) supported by the Mellon Foundation. She is the winner of the 2019 Diana Colbert Innovative Teaching Prize and the 2018 Dewey Digital Teaching Award. She has authored or co-authored articles published in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, MLA’s Profession, Hybrid Pedagogy, Inside Higher Ed, Synapsis, and Times Higher Ed. The learning process is something you can incite, really incite, like a riot. - Audre Lorde Cathy N. Davidson is the Senior Advisor on Transformation to the Chancellor of the City University of New York (CUNY), a role which includes work with all twenty-five campuses serving over 500,000 students. She is also the Founding Director of the Futures Initiative and Distinguished Professor of English, as well as the M.A. in Digital Humanities and the M.S. in Data Analysis and Visualization programs at the Graduate Center (CUNY). The author or editor of over twenty books, she has taught at a range of institutions, from community college to the Ivy League. She held two distinguished professor chairs at Duke University, where she taught for twenty-five years and also became the university’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. She is cofounder and codirector of “the world’s first and oldest academic social network,” the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC.org, known as “Haystack”). Founded in 2002, HASTAC has over 18,000 network members. Davidson’s many prizewinning books include the classics Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America and Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory (with photographer Bill Bamberger). Most recently, she has concentrated on the science of learning in the “How We Know” Trilogy: Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn; The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux; and, co-authored with Christina Katopodis, The New College Classroom (due August 2022). Davidson has won many awards, prizes, and grants throughout her career including from the Guggenheim Foundation, ACLS, NEH, NSF, the MacArthur Foundation, and others. She is the 2016 recipient of the Ernest L. Boyer Award for “significant contributions to higher education.” She received the Educator of the Year Award (2012) from the World Technology Network and, in 2021, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences presented Davidson with its annual Arts and Sciences Advocacy Award. She has served on the board of directors of Mozilla, was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities, and has twice keynoted the Nobel Prize Committee’s Forum on the Future of Learning. She lives in New York City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
VR Moves Closer to Just Plain Reality in K12
Anurupa's entry point to Education began as a Physics and Math teacher in the Boston Public Schools. For 10+ years since then, Anurupa has led STEM curriculum and teacher preparation across the largest educational systems in the US including the NYC DOE, Boston Public Schools and Success Academy Charter Schools. Through her experience as a district and charter administrator, she found that she did not have the learning tools to deliver the outcomes her leaders and teachers were accountable for, and the personal sense-making journeys that students deserve while developing foundational mathematical reasoning & proficiencies. She was awarded a National Science Foundation SBIR grant to build a scalable learning platform that actualizes pedagogies that we know work best, but weren't possible until recent advances in IVR and AI technologies. Her mission is to rapidly improve student performance and engagement in the mathematical sciences while crafting the instructor aids and training required to operationalize innovative technologies in the classroom. Anurupa holds a BS & M.Eng in electrical engineering from MIT and an EdM in Curriculum & Teaching from Boston University. Links: https://www.prismsvr.com/ https://twitter.com/PrismsOfReality https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/bob-moses-algebra-math-black-students/2021/07/27/74e41f24-eef5-11eb-81d2-ffae0f931b8f_story.html https://www.businessinsider.com/prisms-vr-startup-edtech-a16z-oculus-kids-stem-virtual-reality-2022-5 "Every profession depends upon a virtual world. Every kind of professional education requires a virtual world in which you can practice and do it again and again and which you must learn to manipulate in such a way that it becomes transparent to you. " Donald Shon, 1989 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
68 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Gael Aitor is the creator and a host of the “Teenager Therapy” podcast, a teen mental health podcast with over 700,000 followers. At 19 years old, he has five years of experience in the podcasting space and is an expert at growing engaged Gen Z audiences on social media. Previous guests of “Teenager Therapy” include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Adam Mosseri, and Loren Gray. Aitor is a fellow at On Deck, an educational and accelerator community, and was a contract community specialist at Pearpop, a creator collaboration platform. Additionally, he’s on the advisory council of the UCLA Center for Scholars & Storytellers. He has been featured in The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and the TIME100 Talks for his work at “Teenager Therapy.” He graduated from high school in 2021. From https://www.aspenideas.org/speakers/gael-aitor TeenagerTherapy on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUkviaHlWmRWTICxNBMAxpA/featured Bio: https://www.aspenideas.org/speakers/gael-aitor https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/style/teenager-therapy-podcast.html https://twitter.com/okaygael https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicagold/2020/10/20/heres-what-five-teenage-podcasters-want-parents-to-know-about-mental-health/?sh=7c95cfdb73d4 https://medium.com/@pineapplelabs/gen-z-leader-gael-aitor-from-teenager-therapy-341e7ecc484d Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55 minutes | May 31, 2022
Credly: Lessons Learned After 50 Million Credentials Earned and Hosted
Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, a leading digital credential service provider which enables organizations to recognize, reward and market skills, competencies and certifications. Previously, as founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan helped mission-driven organizations produce and launch innovative online programs, products and platforms that impacted the lives of millions of learners. Previously, Jonathan was a co-founder and led product strategy at HorizonLive (acquired by Blackboard). He is author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley), co-author of a report for the US Department of Education on the potential for digital badges, and a frequent speaker on digital credentials and the future of learning and workforce development. The son of New York City public school teachers, Jonathan graduated with honors from Harvard University. Credly, a Pearson business, is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers. Previously, as founder of LearningTimes and before that as co-founder of HorizonLive (acquired by Blackboard), Jonathan worked with thousands of organizations to launch online workforce development programs and learning platforms at global scale. His work helped bring about a digital transformation in how people develop skills that lead to in-demand jobs and careers that did not exist just years ago. He is author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley), a frequent contributor and speaker on HR and learning technology, a former board member of the American Alliance of Museums Media & Technology Committee, and producer or host of thousands of online events and programs for talent development, learning and HR audiences. Jonathan co-authored a report for the US Department of Education on the impact of alternative forms of credentialing. He is a frequent keynote speaker and sought-after advocate for more accessible forms of credentialing, digital transformation and up-skilling, and workforce equity. The son of two New York City public school teachers, Jonathan graduated with honors from Harvard University. Bio: https://members.educause.edu/jonathan-finkelstein Do digital badges really provide value to businesses? IBM Case Study: Exec Summary IBM awards its three millionth digital badge (and disrupts the labor market in five big ways) Learning During Lockdown: IBM Case Study Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
"Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens"
"Redefining Geek takes a new and surprising look at what it means to be good with technology at a time when technologies are rapidly changing. Based on empirical evidence from a decade-long study with a diverse group of students across the country, Cassidy Puckett shows that being tech-savvy in the digital age isn’t about having a natural ability, but instead is a process of continual learning that requires five simple habits." Cassidy Puckett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She is the author of Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens (University of Chicago Press, 2022). Her research has also appeared in sociological and interdisciplinary journals, including Harvard Educational Review, Qualitative Sociology, Social Science Computer Review, and Social Science & Medicine. Cassidy’s research focuses on the relationship between technological change and inequality. More specifically, she uses a mixed-methods approach to explain differences in adolescents’ ability to learn new technologies—what she calls their “digital adaptability” and measures on a 15-item Digital Adaptability Scale—and looks at how differences in digital adaptability influence educational, occupational, and health inequalities. Links from the episode: Her Website: https://cassidypuckett.com/ Order: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo137270726.html Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Too Many Tabs: Learning Like Experts with Lateral Reading
Dr. Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG). He leads the group’s efforts to research, develop, and disseminate free curriculum and assessments. His award-winning research has been covered by outlets ranging from the Washington Post to NPR. Breakstone has conducted professional development workshops for school districts and professional organizations across the country. He received a Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He previously taught high school history in Vermont. Links from the episode: Stanford History Education Group: https://sheg.stanford.edu/ Students’ Civic Online Reasoning: A National Portrait, Breakstone et. al: https://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/default+domain/WNGEUNNHYYWWPAVKS37M/full#abstract or https://purl.stanford.edu/cz440cm8408 Civix, Control - F: https://ctrl-f.ca/ Teaching Systems Lab, MIT: https://tsl.mit.edu/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
66 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Game-based assessments (GBAs) have been shown to be a powerful context to measure students’ 21st century skills. By eliciting evidence of skills in an embedded, authentic and playful environment, they present the potential for assessments to go beyond measuring outcomes of content knowledge to shed light on thought processes. Yoon Jeon (YJ) Kim is an Assistant Professor of Design, Creative, and Informal Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW–Madison. Before joining UW-Madison, she was the founder and director of MIT Playful Journey Lab where she led an interdisciplinary team of game designers, developers, and researchers to create playful assessment tools. Her work centers on the topic of innovative assessment and application of playful activity design to challenge what and how we are measuring learning. YJ’s playful assessment research ranges from a computer game using evidence-centered design and analytics techniques to paper-based embedded assessment tools for making. The core of her work is close Louisa Rosenheck is a thought leader in the ed tech field, with a passion for game-based learning and playful pedagogies. She works to promote deeper learning through designing playful experiences, developing creative ways to assess learning, and building capacity in other organizations to implement innovative digital learning and curriculum in their own contexts. She is a co-author of the book Resonant Games and teaches a graduate course on ed tech design at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She spent over a decade doing research on digital games and creative learning at MIT, and is now the Director of Pedagogy for the Kahoot! Group. Nancy Tsai is a 4th year postdoctoral research fellow at McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT where she collaborates with cross-functional teams to translate cognitive neuroscience research to inform the development of learning products/programs. Her expertise is on the effects of stress on prefrontal development and function (e.g. Executive Functions). She teaches graduate level coursework at Harvard Graduate School of Education and at MIT, and collaborates with outside organizations such as Accenture and UNICEF to translate cutting edge cognitive neuroscience research to real world application. Links from this episode: https://fielddaylab.wisc.edu/play/shadowspect/ https://playful.mit.edu/ About NSF programs including Cyberlearning: https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/research-emerging-technologies-teaching-and-learning Game-Based Assessment: The Past Ten Years and Moving Forward: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337038333_Game-Based_Assessment_The_Past_Ten_Years_and_Moving_Forward Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
"Reading the Word..."
David Risher is the CEO and co-founder of Worldreader. After a career as a general manager at Microsoft and an early stage executive at Amazon, David recognized early on how e-readers and digital books could give kids in under-served parts of the world better access to the life-changing experience of reading. Since co-founding Worldreader in 2010, David and the Worldreader team have expanded the organization to have impact in more than 46 countries, delivering high-quality books in 52 languages to over 19 million children. Together, they’ve demonstrated how digital technology–combined with high-quality books, smart programming, strong partnerships–can accelerate reading around the globe and unlock the potential of the world’s next scientists, teachers, innovators, and explorers. David has degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Business School is a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardee, a Draper Richards Kaplan social entrepreneur, an invited member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and a Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellow. He has two daughters and lives in San Francisco, California, with his wife– author Jennifer Risher. In my conversation today I'm chatting with David Risher, a guy who helped grow Amazon from a 15 million dollar company to what it is today, and founder of the non-profit, Worldreader who as a team have opened those new doors through reading that i mentioned to more than 19 million kids globally. Since we talked I've been thinking about what a privilege it is - reading, I mean. I've been reading authors and genres that are pretty new to me lately but it all started with access and David and I talk about how, in spite of the digital age, accessing books is still an issue. According to UNESCO, in 2021 over 100 million kids and 700 million adults are non-literate. Links from this episode: Read David’s full bio here. Twitter: @davidrisherWR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Risher https://www.worldreader.org/ https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/ild-2021-fact-sheet.pdf UNESCO, International Literacy Day 2021 - Literacy for a human centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/ild-2021-fact-sheet.pdf Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
69 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
"Does Anyone Know a White Man?"
My favorite conversations are the ones where people whose ideas I admire get comfortable enough in a conversation to share beyond what you might've already heard from them. Jaime's a great example. If you work in or around K12 education chances are you've bumped into Jaime at some point. As a 15+ year Google'r as Chief Education Evangelist, Jaime's keynoted and shared on more stages than I can count. But at this, an important transition for Jaime from a role at Google where he had a hand in launching arguably the most consequential hardware and software for educators of the last decade, I was honored to chat with him completely free of an organizational role with Google, to pull from him some of his experience and ideas about where we're headed that you might not have heard. I hope you'll hear from our chat that, while he's moved on from the role at Google, his title as an Evangalist seems like a lot more - I think you'll hear from what he has to say that he cares deeply about this topic and talking about it isn't so much a choice as a way of being. I feel really lucky to have people like that accessible through this show, and I hope you do to. I hope you'll consider, in honor of our 100th Episode Milestone, heading back to wherever you downloaded the show and give us a rating and review. IF you really want to go above and beyond, share the show with a friend over social media and let me know so I can say thanks personally. Links from the episode: Jaime's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JaimeCasap Front Lines of Justice: https://frontlinesofjustice.com/ Gems Education: https://www.gemseducation.com/ Follow Jaime on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jcasap About Jaime:Education Evangelist, Ghetto People Productions Jaime Casap served as the Chief Education Evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Jaime launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12. He also launched Chromebooks into education and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation. Jaime is now partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems, and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity, and inclusion into their policies and practices. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
My Secret EdTech Diary
Al Kingsley has over 30 years’ experience in the technology sector predominantly with his work on IT Asset Management, educational and Instructional technology and digital safeguarding. He started his career with Barclays Bank then Unilever, working within finance and management accounting before focusing on the early adoption of new IT technologies in the early 90s. For the last 25 years Al has been the Group Managing Director of NetSupport, an international software company developing market-leading software solutions used by over 18 million customers, designed to support the effective use of instructional technology in classrooms alongside eSafety technologies to safeguard students online. Al has a broad knowledge of international business from spending time living in the US whilst establishing overseas offices. During this time Al has worked with Partners and Ministries of Education from around the world. Links: Al's website: https://alkingsley.com/ My Secret EdTech Diary on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-EdTech-Diary-Educational-Technology/dp/1913622630 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
37 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Leg Godt at School
Dr. Jenny Nash US Head, Education Impact, Lego Education Dr. Jenny Nash serves as the Head of Education Impact Team for LEGO Education in the US, where she provides direction and leadership in delivering meaningful education opportunities for students. With previous experiences as a professional development provider and STEM teacher, Jenny is an advocate for hands-on, inquiry-based learning for students and building confidence in teachers to provide this type of learning. Links from the episode: Spike Essential: https://education.lego.com/en-us/products/lego-education-spike-essential-set/45345#spike%E2%84%A2-essential About Seymour Papert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Papert Intro reference material: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-29992974 LEGO Group, History: https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/lego-group/the-lego-group-history/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.