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The Future of Professional Education

The Future of Professional Education

By Sean Dagony-Clark | HackerU
Learning. We've all experienced it, but how does it happen? More importantly, how do we create powerful learning experiences that change people's lives? In this podcast, we'll explore the world of adult career-change education, from learning theories to classroom experiences to the kinds of people who make life-changing education possible. Come learn with us about The Future of Professional Education, powered by ThriveDX.
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Manage Like a Teacher (part 1)

The Future of Professional Education

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Learning to Code with James Quick
James Quick is a software developer and teacher He's been a technical evangelist at Microsoft, a full stack developer at FedEx, a lead instructor at launchcode, and a developer advocate at Auth0. He's also built a successful following on social media with his YouTube channel, Twitch stream, a Discord server, and podcast. In this podcast we talk about James' experience learning to code, his approach to teaching students via online tools, and suggestions for how to become a web developer.
37:48
September 21, 2021
ThriveDX
An exciting announcement of a new name in ed tech! For more details, see this article in TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/04/cybersecurity-trainer-hackeru-acquires-cybint-for-50m-say-sources/
01:35
August 21, 2021
Micro-school Life
Sean chats with Brian Tobal about Schoolhouse (a micro-school he co-founded), its results, how it fits into the Covid and post-Covid world, and how it relates to adult education.
41:44
July 21, 2021
Manage Like a Teacher (part 2)
Sean and Ryan discuss the crossovers between education and management, and demonstrate how learning more about one will help you improve at the other. This is part 2 of 2. References/further reading: Ariga, Atsunori, and Alejandro Lleras. “Brief and Rare Mental ‘Breaks’ Keep You Focused: Deactivation and Reactivation of Task Goals Preempt Vigilance Decrements.” Cognition, vol. 118, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 439–43. ScienceDirect, doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.12.007. “Brief Diversions Vastly Improve Focus, Researchers Find.” ScienceDaily, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208131529.htm. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Edmondson, A. “Learning from Failure in Health Care: Frequent Opportunities, Pervasive Barriers.” Quality & Safety in Health Care, vol. 13, no. Suppl 2, Dec. 2004, pp. ii3–9. PubMed Central, doi:10.1136/qshc.2003.009597. Edmondson, Amy. “Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams.” Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 2, June 1999, p. 350. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.2307/2666999. Khazan, Olga. “The Myth of ‘Learning Styles.’” The Atlantic, 11 Apr. 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-myth-of-learning-styles/557687/. Kohn, Alfie. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. 2nd edition, Mariner Books, 1999. Marketing Theories Explained - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. https://www.professionalacademy.com/blogs-and-advice/marketing-theories-maslows-hierarchy-of-needs. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Sweller, John, et al. Cognitive Load Theory. Springer New York, 2011. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-8126-4. “What Is an OKR? Definition and Examples.” What Matters, https://www.whatmatters.com/faqs/okr-meaning-definition-example/. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. What Is Differentiation? - EdWords | Renaissance. https://www.renaissance.com/edwords/differentiation/. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding | Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/Zone-of-Proximal-Development.html. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.
45:21
June 21, 2021
Manage Like a Teacher (part 1)
Sean and Ryan discuss the crossovers between education and management, and demonstrate how learning more about one will help you improve at the other.  This is part 1 of 2.  References/further reading: Ariga, Atsunori, and Alejandro Lleras. “Brief and Rare Mental ‘Breaks’ Keep You Focused: Deactivation and Reactivation of Task Goals Preempt Vigilance Decrements.” Cognition, vol. 118, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 439–43. ScienceDirect, doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.12.007. “Brief Diversions Vastly Improve Focus, Researchers Find.” ScienceDaily, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208131529.htm. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Edmondson, A. “Learning from Failure in Health Care: Frequent Opportunities, Pervasive Barriers.” Quality & Safety in Health Care, vol. 13, no. Suppl 2, Dec. 2004, pp. ii3–9. PubMed Central, doi:10.1136/qshc.2003.009597. Edmondson, Amy. “Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams.” Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 2, June 1999, p. 350. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.2307/2666999. Khazan, Olga. “The Myth of ‘Learning Styles.’” The Atlantic, 11 Apr. 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-myth-of-learning-styles/557687/. Kohn, Alfie. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. 2nd edition, Mariner Books, 1999. Marketing Theories Explained - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. https://www.professionalacademy.com/blogs-and-advice/marketing-theories-maslows-hierarchy-of-needs. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Sweller, John, et al. Cognitive Load Theory. Springer New York, 2011. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-8126-4. “What Is an OKR? Definition and Examples.” What Matters, https://www.whatmatters.com/faqs/okr-meaning-definition-example/. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. What Is Differentiation? - EdWords | Renaissance. https://www.renaissance.com/edwords/differentiation/. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding | Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/Zone-of-Proximal-Development.html. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.
36:31
May 21, 2021
Techniques that Support Active Learning
Sean Dagony-Clark, Head of Education for HackerUSA, discusses how to foster a classroom full of active learning using techniques that include Checking for Understanding, Thumb Meter, prediction, Think/Pair/Share, Do Now, Exit Ticket, and Self-testing.  Active learning creates meaningful learning. While information delivery (lecture, reading, watching) is necessary to add information to the learner's knowledge base, it's not enough to create durable understanding and skills. Active learning is what accomplishes that. Active learning means mental engagement, not physical activity. An active learning experience is something more than lecture; it requires that the learner uses the information from the lecture to do something. That could involve a conversation, an activity, role-playing, answering questions, basically anything that requires the learner to engage mentally with the materials that have been taught. That engagement is what builds deeper understanding from base-level knowledge. There are numerous ways to create active learning experiences in your classroom. None are the "right" way; they're just tools for your educational toolbox. A few active learning techniques are described in this episode, and we hope you'll find them useful. Teachers at HackerU get access to our Launch Pad training program, where they learn a lot of other active learning techniques and how to apply them in the classroom.
22:22
April 27, 2021
Immersive Learning with Ben Murphy
Sean speaks with Ben Murphy, a deep thinker about learning innovation and emerging technologies, about immersive learning and its limitations; VR and AR applications; and how experiences in these environments build empathy. 
43:32
March 15, 2021
The HackerU Educational Principles
Learning is active  |  Learning is scaffolded  |  Learning is measurable  |  Learning is intentional Sean discusses the four "HackerU Educational Principles" that are the foundation of teaching in a HackerU-powered program, explains what each means, and shares ways they're applied in educational experiences.
29:24
December 23, 2020
How to Thrive in Hyper Growth
Kristi Riordan, an inspiring business leader with over a decade of experience working in hyper growth organizations, speaks about ways to thrive in the stress that comes along with fast growth. 
01:00:10
November 24, 2020
Welcome to the Future of Professional Education!
An introduction to the podcast.
03:30
November 14, 2020