Celine Coggins interview
Interviewed by Vicki Phillips

Celine Coggins, founder of TeachPlus, talks with Dr. Vicki Phillips about her life as a teacher, a policy advocate, and an author.

Interview with Susan Rodgerson
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Susan Rodgerson is Founder and Executive Director of Artists for Humanity, a Boston-based non-profit organization that provides youth with keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. We talk about the value of young artists working collaboratively with mentors to design solutions to meet client’s needs, however big or small.

Interview with Margaret Noble
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Margaret Noble is an artist and teacher at San Diego’s High Tech High, a network of schools that focus on personalization, an adult world connection, and a common intellectual mission. I talk with Margaret about how she uses art, coding, and digital media projects as a way to challenge students artistically AND intellectually.

Interview with David Berg from Big Picture
Interviewed by Learning is Open

David is currently the Director of Technology for Big Picture - a network of schools that puts students at the center of their learning. Before that, David was an advisor and Vice Principal at the Met Sacramento High School. One key feature of Big Picture’s approach is Learning Through Internships and we talk with David about how exposure to mentors in an authentic workplace connects students' interests to the real world.

Learning Is Open Podcast with Gary Stager
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Gary Stager, a leading expert and advocate for computer programming, robotics, and learning by doing, talks about how he works with teachers to design classrooms that are coercion free, where there are interesting things to do, and where kids can become lost in projects that matter to them.

Learning is Open Podcast with Bob Lenz
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Bob Lenz is Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education, the premier professional development organization for project based learning. He co-founded Envision Education and is a nationally recognized leader in high school redesign. Bob talks about what it looks like to teach in a project based classroom and about the opportunities it affords students to do rigorous, relevant, and authentic work.

Interview with Bob Regan from Big History Project
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Bob Regan is Director of Education for the Big History Project, a free online educational resource that was inspired by the work of historian David Christian and is funded by Bill Gates. We talk about how teachers can use Big History’s curriculum to encourage their students to examine history in expansive, interdisciplinary, and creative ways.

Paul Barnwell On Writing for Outside the Education Community
Interviewed by TeachingPartners

Paul Barnwell talks with Val Brown about writing to influence audiences beyond the education community.

Learning is Open Podcast with Alex Gilliam
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Alex Gilliam is the founder of Public Workshop and Tiny WPA, Philadelphia-based organizations that create uniquely engaging opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities. We talk about how designing in public energizes communities and gives young people a chance to participate as citizens and leaders.

Learning is Open Podcast with Rick Kreinbring
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Rick Kreinbring is a 26 year veteran and teaches AP language and AP literature in Auburn Hills Michigan. We talk about how he emphasizes to his students the critical importance of the role of empathy and audience in producing effective writing.

Learning is Open Podcast with Stephanie Chang
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Maker Ed’s Stephanie Chang talks about programs to provide educators and institutions with training, resources, and community support they need to create engaging and inclusive learning experiences through maker education.

Learning is Open Podcast with Jay Silver
Interviewed by Learning is Open

Jay Silver, Founder and CEO of JoyLabz, the makers of Makey Makey, talks about how the centerpiece of maker spaces is fun, creativity, and open exploration.


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