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Episode 031: Angela Maiers on “Choosing to Matter” and Student Agency

Guest Bio: Angela is a renowned former teacher, current author, speaker and the founder and President of Maiers Education Services, a consulting firm headquartered in Clive, Iowa. Her company provides just-in-time consultation services to schools, organizations, and individuals seeking to use technology and social media to leverage human capital and production goals. Under Angela’s direction, […]

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Episode 030: UnCollege Fellow Profile #2 – Evan Luthra

In this episode, we chat with Evan Luthra.  Evan has been an entrepreneur since first developing and designing mobile apps at 13 years old…and he hasn’t stopped since.  You do not want to miss Evan’s story, as he talks about growing up, being self directed, and leveraging UnCollege to make him better. Guest Bio: Evan […]

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Episode 026: UnCollege Fellow Profile #1 – Spencer Shulem

Imagine being kicked out of school for wanting to be challenged.  Wanting to learn.  What if you had an insatiable curiosity to do more and understand more….but most of your teachers and administrators didn’t understand?  In episode 026 of MEP, I chat with Spencer Shulem, a current UnCollege fellow and entrepreneur who experienced just that. […]

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Episode 023: Dr. Tony Wagner on Creating Innovators

Our children’s’ work future is more uncertain than ever before.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of grade school kids will end up at jobs that are not created yet. In an article titled “The Case for 21st Century Learning”, Andreas Schleicher, the deputy director for Education and Skills at the OECD (Organization […]

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Episode 018: Jean Fan on taking a year “on” before Stanford

On episode 018 of Meet Education Project, Jean Fan from UnCollege joins the program to talk about taking a “Gap Year” before heading to Stanford, why exposure is more important than smarts, and why more learners should think about taking a year “on”.  Don’t miss this!   Guest Bio: Jean Fan works to significantly increase […]

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Episode 016: Jerry Michalski, Unschooling Expert and Founder of the Relationship Economy Expedition

In episode 016 of Meet Education Project, the founder of the Relationship Economy Expedition (REX) Jerry Michalski joins the program to discuss how “consumer” is a bad word, what “unschooling” really is, and how we can move learning from scarcity to abundance. You do not want to miss this episode! Guest Bio: The connector, curator […]

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Episode 010: David Blake, Founder & CEO of Degreed

In this episode, David Blake from Degreed joins MEP to talk about unbundling the college degree, new models of credentialing, and what his company Degreed is doing to disrupt the education status quo.  Don’t miss it! David Blake is the Founder and CEO of Degreed, a San Francisco based startup is on a mission to “jailbreak the […]

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