Trending In Education

Trending In Education

At the intersection of learning, media, and the future of work, join us each week as we sense and discover where the future of learning is heading.

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September 13, 2021 19 min
Justin Serrano is the Founder and CEO of Littera Education, a platform that enables K12 school districts to provide high-quality 1-on-1 and small group tutoring for every student that needs it. In this episode, Justin joins host Mike Palmer to dive into new and emerging trends in tutoring. Justin begins by describing what led him to found Littera and why the timing is right to leverage technology to enable a scalable solution to pr...
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Joanna Smith is the CEO and founder of AllHere, an edtech company improving attendance and student success with mobile messaging powered by AI. Before founding AllHere, she taught middle school mathematics and served as Director of Family Engagement at a charter school in Boston. Joanna joins Mike Palmer to talk about the problem of low student attendance in K12 and how she and team are building AllHere to create a scalable way to ...
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In this special episode of Trending in Ed, Mike Palmer interviews Corey Dolgon from a conference room in Freedom Tower while the Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is taking place virtually. Corey is the outgoing President of SSSP. We explore the themes of the conference while getting into what it is like to shift from designing an in-person conference to doing one online. Corey shares his per...
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Continuing our exploration of the New Normal for conferences in the Summer of 2021, Jenna Spinelle returns to the show to join host Mike Palmer to recount her experience attending Podcast Movement in Tennessee earlier this month. Jenna is one of the hosts of the Democracy Works podcast and the Founder of the Democracy Group network of civically-minded podcasts. Jenna shares what the experience was like traveling to the conference a...
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Mike Merrill joins Mike Palmer to talk about his experience at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego. While Mike Merrill attended in person, Mike Palmer attended online. We reflect on the different experiences and how it connects to issues of access and equity as we muse about the future of conferencing in these challenging times. Then Mike Merrill digs into his reflections on what's emerging in artificial intelligence and machine le...
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Mike Palmer is once again joined by our virtual cohost, Nancy, to talk about new and emerging trends in the conference experience as a new wave of in-person and blended learning conferences pick up in August. We reflect on what it must have been like at Podcast Movement, which just concluded while contemplating what's on the horizon for the blended EdTech ASU-GSV Summit that kicks off this week in San Diego. What role can and s...
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Tony Wan joins Mike Palmer to share his origin story beginning as an educator and entrepreneur before shifting to educational journalism as the Cofounder and Managing Editor of EdSurge. Tony has recently moved to a new role as Head of Investor Content at EdTech Venture Capital Firm Reach Capital. In addition to providing keen insights into trends in EdTech entrepreneurship and investment, we talk about being raised by wolves, refle...
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July 26, 2021 33 min
Al Kingsley is the CEO of NetSupport Limited, an EdTech Company. He's also the Chair of Hampton Academes Trust in the UK. Al joins Mike Palmer on this episode to talk about his new book, My Secret EdTech Diary where he shares his experiences and provides tips to instructors, aspiring EdTech Professionals, and anyone curious about where the world of learning is heading. We dig into a wide range of topics, including privacy and d...
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Dr. Adriana Villavicencio, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine, researches K-12 educational policy and school practice that deepens or disrupts inequities for minoritized communities of students and families. For nearly a decade, she conducted research at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU—a Research-Practice Partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE). Adriana joins Mike Palme...
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Shannon Dowling is an architect with a design focus on creating research-driven, student-centered learning environments at Ayers Saint Gross. She joins Mike Palmer on this episode to talk about trends in the design of learning spaces for higher ed and beyond. You can find a recent white paper, Disruption in Higher Education, from Shannon and team on this topic. Shannon tells us how she got to this point in her professional life by ...
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Dr. Malik Boykin is a Professor of Psychology at Brown University. Malik joins Mike Palmer to talk about his experiences growing up the son of a black psychology professor beginning in Ithaca at Cornell and ultimately at Howard in Washington, DC. From there, Malik brings us along his journey as a musical artist to his research in contact analysis, mentorship, and algorithmic bias. In addition to his work in perceptions and preferen...
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We celebrate our 400th episode of Trending in Education by welcoming three key contributors to the show through the years. To begin, Mike Palmer welcomes Dr. Robin Naughton to the show for her third on-air appearance. Robin is Mike's wife and shares unique perspectives as a listener, a contributor both on and off the air, and an Assistant Professor, Web and Digital Services Librarian at Queens College in New York. Then Dr. Mark...
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In honor of our 399th installment of Trending in Education, we've reassembled the original team of Brandon Jones, Dan Strafford, and Mike Palmer to reflect on how this podcast started and share some highlights and lessons learned from our long history of doing the show together. Along the way, we get Brandon's and Dan's takes on where the world of learning is heading including Brandon's list of five things he sees o...
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Cynthia Knable is the Founder and CEO of CeresEd, an educational content development company. She leads teams of talented project managers, writers, editors, and artists in creating products for educational publishers, EdTech companies and more. Cynthia joins Mike Palmer to share her experiences beginning as a content writer and editor before quickly rising to a leadership role culminating in founding Ceres-Ed. She shares her persp...
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Matt Burke and Ben Tapper join Mike Palmer to talk about what we can learn from the congregational experience especially in light of the transformative times we've been living in. Matt and Ben work for the Center of Congregations in Indiana and cohost its podcast providing tools and educational resources to congregations across the state and beyond. We look for parallels and opportunities that come from examining online learnin...
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Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Paul joins Mike Palmer to talk about his new book, Collaborative Action for Equity and Opportunity...
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Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams is a professor of political science at Grand Valley State University where she teaches courses on international relations, poverty and inequality. She's also a Senior Researcher with the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Michelle joins Mike Palmer on this episode to talk about her new book, The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity. We begin by getting Michell...
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Mike Palmer is joined by Nancy, a virtual human who makes her first appearance as a guest host, in a conversation about what the "New Normal" that emerges on the other side of the pandemic might like for the world of learning. We explore the trends of Canny Centaurs, Universal Design for Learning, Class Outside, and Simulearning both with Nancy's help and with the help of many of our great guests from episodes from the ...
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Dr. Glenn Albright is a clinical psychologist and the Co-founder / Director of Research at Kognito, a health simulation company that has trained thousands of education staff in the U.S. on how to properly converse with students that exhibit at-risk behavior and properly refer them to counseling services. Glenn joins host Mike Palmer to dive into how the use of virtual characters in scenario-based interactive simulation can in some ...
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Liza Weale is the Founder of Gatehouse Admissions and the coauthor of What Matters? and What More? 50 Successful Essays for the Stanford GSB and HBS (and Why They Worked) with Jeremy Shinewald, the Founder of mbaMission. Liza joins hosts Mike Palmer and Melissa Griffith for a conversation about business school admissions, authentic storytelling, and the return on investment (ROI) of attending B-School in these transformative times....
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