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The Summit Sparks podcast ignites discussion around a united vision for personalized teaching and learning. Through monthly-themed conversations, we invite a diverse set of voices — from students and parents to thought leaders in the field of education — to share their personal stories, best practices, and ideas toward ensuring all students graduate high school equipped to lead fulfilled lives.
||CleanSchool Leaders: Best Practices for Implementing Summit Learning||How have different schools of varying sizes and geographical locations successfully implemented the Summit Learning Program for their students? This week on the Summit Sparks podcast, four school leaders share their best practices for...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Student's Passion for Film Brings Cyber Bullying Center Stage||This week on the Summit Sparks podcast, hear about how one middle school student’s combined his passion for filmmaking with lessons from a school project to create a film on cyber bullying that was shared with his entire school. Listen in and...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShrinking the Human Footprint: Projects from Inside the Classroom||In this week's episode, we step inside a middle school science classroom immersed in a Summit Learning project: Shrinking the Human Footprint. We hear from students about issues ranging from deforestation to electronic pollution. Join us as...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinda Darling-Hammond: Personalized Learning Is Built on Strong Teachers||On this week's Summit Sparks episode, Stanford University's Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond explains why strong student-teacher relationships and a teacher's content knowledge are still the timeless and essential elements in an effective personalized...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do We Prepare Teachers for Success in the Classroom?||In this week's episode, we discuss what it takes to prepare all teachers to be successful in diverse communities and classrooms. We speak with pioneering residents in the Summit Learning Teacher Residency, the first program in the nation to...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSense of Purpose Epilogue: Building Strong Purpose||What gets you out of bed every morning? What do you care about? Who are you? These questions get at the heart of Sense of Purpose. And based on the conversations we’ve had this month on the Summit Sparks podcast, if you want to live your best life,...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret to Student Motivation? A Sense of Purpose||An Interview with Diane Tavenner||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy This Teacher Loves When Students Ask: "Can I Drop This Class?"||An Interview with Kristina Bockhold||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Make High School Meaningful? Give Students Voice and Choice||Interview with Anne Krolicki and Emily Green||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping Sense of Purpose in Middle School? It's Not Too Early.||An Interview with Bill Damon||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContent Knowledge Epilogue: Personalized, Mastery-Based Learning||Today we wrap up our third month of the Summit Sparks podcast. And, like the previous two months, we reflect on the different conversations we’ve had this month — with a learning scientist, three teachers, and a parent — and draw common themes...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummit Learning with a 504 Plan: A Teacher's and Parent’s Perspective||An Interview with Tammy Penney and Chris Ivens||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow One California District is Giving Learner-Centered Schools More Choice||An Interview with Dr. Matt Doyle||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Active, Self-Directed Learners in Northern Kentucky||An Interview with Sarah White||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrategies for Effective Teaching from Stanford's Dan Schwartz||An Interview with Dr. Dan Schwartz||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCognitive Skills Epilogue: What We Learned This Month||At the close of each month, we check in and reflect back on the different perspectives that we’ve heard from our podcast interview guests around a common theme. For November, that theme is Cognitive Skills. Similar to last month, each of our four...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow One Teacher Differentiates Learning Skills for All Students||An Interview with Sarah Pierce||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Cognitive Skills for Life After High School||An Interview with Penelope Pak McMillen||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Teaching Cognitive Skills Shifts Students’ Mindsets||An Interview with Anna Thompson||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSetting Students Up for Success with Project-Based Learning||An Interview with John Larmer||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHabits of Success Epilogue: What We Learned This Month||At the close of each month, we check in and reflect back on the different perspectives that we’ve heard from our podcast interview guests around a common theme. Each of our podcast guests this month has a different background and has played a...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conscious Choice: Why One Parent Chose Summit for Her Only Son||An Interview with Payal Patel||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Healthy Minds: Relationships of Trust and Safe Environments||An Interview with Dr. Pamela Cantor||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMentoring is What Gets Me Out of Bed in the Morning||An Interview with Sazan Ghafur||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudents Own Their Learning at Milwaukee Collegiate Academy||An Interview with Kourtney Bauswell||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Summit Sparks: Habits of Success||This month, we explore the theme of Habits of Success, which include mindsets like perseverance and resilience, the ability for students to set goals and advocate for themselves, and self-awareness -- knowing who you are and what you’re passionate...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great resource in addition to FB page and Bulletin.
Great info for educators!!!
Such a great way to support student learning and promote 21st Century thinking!