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Ever question how we could do education better? Disrupt Education host Peter Hostrawser takes on that question with diverse learners, EdTech entrepreneurs and educators across the world. Check out disrupteducation.co for more. The Disrupt Education Podcast is a proud member of The EdUp Experience Podcast Network #rebelteachernetwork Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disrupt-educ/support
 
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Tracy Bradshaw is the Executive Director of YESCarolina- a nonprofit that provides curriculum and pitch competition for South Carolina's high school students. In this episode you will learn how YESCarolina got started, but also the impact it is having on the students AND the state. Learn more at: https://www.yescarolina.com/From the website: YESCar…
 
At age 12, she ran away from a hard-scrabble and abusive childhood. At 15, with only a sixth-grade education, she had a baby to raise. Her love for her son, Victor, inspired her to do whatever it took to get a college education and keep him safe. Over the next two decades, Rocio Perez began to guide other people to achieve their goals and dreams. R…
 
William Minton launched CanopyEd after spending the 2015-16 school year traveling around the world to visit and write about top-ranked schools across five continents. That experience inspired Will to think more creatively about how to approach the challenges facing education in the United States. Will has shared these insights in Edutopia and at co…
 
Uzair Hussain is and EdTech Entrepreneur set to help people remove blockers in the way of their success. He founded District Zero, a wellness-first learning system in order to help students and teachers attain goals. He shares his journey to empower learners, schedule check-ins, and achieve skills. Learn more at DistrictZero The Disrupt Education P…
 
Kylen Granson was the typical kid- loved sports and video games. But his mom, who is a teacher, wanted her son to be an avid reader. In this episode Heather and Kylen Granson go into what sparked his love of reading, but also why reading and the discipline of reading helped Kylen thrive. We also talk about how this mother and son team started "KGs …
 
As a 15-year-old innovator looking to spark change in education, Jake Donziger ignites change through meaningful conversation, relevant research, and and youth advocacy. He currently hosts the “NextUpEd” podcast, and oversees marketing and social media at Global Academic Consultants. He shares his learning journey and ideas regarding educational re…
 
In this episode, Abby and Megan share an insightful conversation with Pam Marmon: a best-selling author, speaker, and CEO. Within 15 minutes, Abby, Megan, and Pam confront the importance of incorporating change within one's entrepreneurial journey while also touching on the challenges and beauty of being your own boss. Follow Pam on LinkedIn: https…
 
Naphtali T Bryant is the Founder of Spark-ED University, an initiative dedicated to supporting students to achieve their education goals and find success in their careers of choice. Naphtali received a scholarship for his own studies, and his college experience opened his eyes to the many ways the current system and student experience needs improvi…
 
Frank Garza is a visionary leader, coach, and tech enthusiast. In this episode we cover everything from breathing techniques, to "name, image, and likeness" for college athletes, and what education can do to improve. Oh yeah, his son was the NCAA player of the year. This is one of those episodes where I forgot that I was hosting a podcast and just …
 
As a career educator, Timeri Tolnay became an edupreneur in 2008 to help start a curriculum and professional development company which she launched, grew and exited from in 2014. In 2019 she launched EdCuration to bring a match-making marketplace to the education industry to help educators more easily identify the high-quality instructional resourc…
 
Faith Spencer is a junior studying Cybersecurity & Network Engineering Technology at Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute. In this episode, she shares her experiences with innovation, entrepreneurship, and networking while also offering tips and advice for students looking to enhance their communications skills. Additionally, Faith highlights …
 
Olivia Barnes is a nature enthusiast, competitive swimmer, visual artist, and a 17-year-old lover of learning. After leaving traditional high school at the end of her freshman year, she began to shape her own learning experience, taking classes at various institutions with the goal of challenging herself and exploring her passions in more depth. No…
 
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has always been interested in entrepreneurship. In fact his background as the founder of ProFlowers. com and co-founder of the Tech giant "Techstars," you could say he is THE governor with the most entrepreneurial background. So, how has Gov Polis created a robust startup ecosystem? The answers were forward thinking AN…
 
Navin Goyal, MD, serves as CEO of LOUD Capital, driving the vision of how entrepreneurship, education, and investment can positively impact people, businesses, and society. He emphasizes his physician ethics of treating people equally and well. He shares his learning journey and how education, investment and entrepreneurship merge in the VC world w…
 
In this episode, Abby and Megan interview Christian Paris (19 years old) and Gavin Miller (18 years old): two musical artists from Northwest Indiana. Christian and Gavin play together in an on-the-rise indie/rock band known as Synthetic Smiles. The two artists have also released some solo work listed under Gavin’s stage name: King Electric. Their s…
 
Don Wettrick knows the power of curious youth. He empowers them as the President of STARTedUP Foundation. He believes not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, but everyone should think like one in this skills based economy. He shares his educational journey, what the foundation is doing, and excellent nuggets of wisdom for the next generation…
 
Today I get the chance to talk to Mick Hetmen, Ray Niehaus, and Collin Sallee about innovation and entrepreneurship where you might not expect it. However, Mick and Ray have worked with local students to be innovators, but they also wanted a place for these students to continue to grow and stay in Pike County. Enter the Elmer Buchta Technology Cent…
 
Michael Claycamp was a finalist in last year's Innovate WithIN competition, and has always had a passion for agriculture and entrepreneurship. However, the road hasn't been easy. Take a listen to the mindset and determination of a rural entrepreneur trying to navigate thru education and finding his future.You can follow Michael on LinkedIn at: http…
 
The Wildlings Forest School in Queensland Australia provides outdoor, nature-based learning that focuses on the holistic development of children. This episode features the co-founder Nicki Farrell. She speaks about her path in education and how it lead to the school. With locations near the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nicki …
 
Brett Taylor recognizes that a one-size fits all approach to education does not work. He has found a passion for designing innovative entrepreneurial learning organizations that involve students in the work of the real works. Brett was the founding Principal of the Phillip J. Patino School of Entrepreneurship in Fresno California. He is now the Exe…
 
Today we welcome Dr. Tim Holcomb, who is Founding Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Director of the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship, and a Farmer School Endres Associate Professor Fellow in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. On the show we went into the history of the department, and their new class that foc…
 
Today's guest is Molly Cain, whose long list of accomplishments includes: former director of innovation for Homeland Security, Founder of GovCity, the first 48-hour think tank for positively disruptive civic, corporate and academic emerging leaders, during SXSW. She is also a government and civic innovation strategist, executive communications cons…
 
His love for strategy games led him to the finance world. Justin Ling then realized how to make a difference in who has access to learning and proving their financial literacy skills. He founded EquitySim in order to scale financial learning experiences to people of all backgrounds. Check out www.EquitySim.com to learn more. The Disrupt Education P…
 
Today we have on Ryne Anthony and Garreth Heidt.Ryne is the Direction of Innovation at Flux and Gary is the designed of the inNOVAtion lab at Perkiomen High School.These two men have taken ecosystem building and school partnerships to a new level. In this episode we discuss the role of Flux and what it has meant to the town AND to teachers like Gar…
 
Today I have the HONOR of introducing Abby Haluska and Megan Jones to the show. Better yet, I introduce these two college students to the podcast line-up!Innovator's Growth Podcast (IGP) will be taking the Monday slot, while the "Innovate WithIN" will be taking the Wednesday slot; "Crucial Conversations" with Jamal and I will be on Friday. Abby is …
 
From being a classroom teacher to Reading Curriculum Coordinator to the Online Tutoring Coach, Joanne Kaminski shares her educational journey. She dedicates her life to teaching other people how to start an independent online tutoring business. She now personally coaches teachers and tutors and introduce them to a brand new income. Learn more at ww…
 
The world is changing fast...education is lagging behind. Michelle Blanchet and Darcy Bakkegard have creates the startup teacher playbook to get educators on offense. Darcy and Michelle, both former teachers in different areas, share their learning journey. They both know how to use startup ideas and methods to bring ideas to action. Learn more at …
 
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