Leading a University of the People with Shai Reshef

Shai Reshef is the President and Founder of University of the People, a non-profit, online university that’s been serving students from around the globe since 2009. He joins Mike Palmer in a conversation about trends in affordable, online education and the work he’s been doing with U of the People.

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Building Science into Early Childhood Education with Dr. Tzipor Ulman

Tzipor Ulman, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Science is Elementary. Under Tzipor’s leadership, Science is Elementary (SiE) grew from an idea to a multi-faceted organization with international reaching more than 50,000 children, their teachers, and their families this year. She joins Mike Palmer in a conversation about building strong foundations in science into our educational system, particularly for traditional populations that have been underserved and underrepresented.

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Reflecting on Learning Loss and Quiet Quitting

Mike Palmer is rejoined by Nancy, our virtual cohost, to provide perspective on learning loss and quiet quitting as we look ahead at the episodes we have lined up for the stretch run of 2022. How is the negative framing of these terms damaging to the conversation and what are some alternative ways of talking about what’s going on?

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Rethinking Credentials with Mario Vasilescu

Mario Vasilescu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Readocracy, a product that explores how we might get credit for all the content we consume these days. He joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about how credentialing is ready to be transformed for the 21st Century. We then explore how they’re building media literacy and knowledge mapping into the design. We conclude with Mario musing about AI, the Blockchain and more. In fact, as referenced in the conversation, the logo for this episode was designed by Mike using DALL-E 2.

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Building Fun Learning Exercises for Parents and Kids with Deborah Lee

Deborah Lee is the Founder and CEO of Dancing Panda, an SMS-based learning product for parents of PreK to 3rd-grade kids. She joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about building a product that helps parents bond with their kids through fun learning exercises that can connect to what they’re learning in class.

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SEL Tips on Engaging Across Difference with Dr. Mylien Duong

Dr. Mylien Duong is a clinical psychologist and SEL researcher who serves as Senior Director of Research at the Constructive Dialogue Institute. She joins host Mike Palmer in an exploration of emerging research in SEL, the surprising backlash against it, and perspectives on how to support teachers whose jobs have become increasingly demanding in recent years.

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Reimagining the Internship with Dan Gonzalez

Dan Gonzalez is a former high school physics teacher and successful education executive. He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of District C, a non-profit working to reimagine the internship by forming diverse teams of high school students who work together on real-world business problems.

Dan joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about District C’s Teamship model which is central to their unique approach.

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