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In December 2016, school leaders from across the Big Picture Learning network gathered to discuss what it means to lead with Courage, Conviction, and Community. This podcast collects their reflections and their stories.
As in everything Big Picture Learning does, our foray into the world of podcasting is student-centered through and through. In this series, Elliot and Dennis sit down with students from schools within the network to learn more (and go deep) into how their educational experiences have impacted their lives. In the episode hosted below, Elliot and Dennis talk to 9th grader Isaac, who opens up about feeling anxious during middle school, and how BPL's interest-based approach to teaching and learning made him feel optimistic about education again. You can access the entire "Going Deeper" series here.
 
This is a podcast for educators, by educators, hosted by Big Picture Learning Principal Arthur Eduardo Baraf (The Met Liberty School - Providence, RI). Listen to expert interviews, book reviews, student profiles and more, all as part of  a project of the Providence College Masters in Urban Teaching Class: Personalized Learning in Urban Education. You can access the entire podcast series here.
 
Curious what it takes to start a Big Picture Learning school? So are educators at Gibson-Ek High School in Issaquah, Washington, who are in the process of doing that right now! Listen in as they regularly make progress, taking Gibson-Ek from a concept to fruition, while along the way grappling with such issues as school philosophy and day-to-day structure. 
 
The Getting Smart Podcast covers topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Episodes cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring listeners some of the most informing, insightful and innovative strategies around education today. In the below episode, focusing on Smart Parents, the Getting Smart team interviews BPL Co-Executive Director Andrew Frishman and Nick Donahue, President of the Nellie Mae Foundation, getting their feedback on why student-centered learning is so important.