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Meet Education Project

Summary: The Meet Education Project is a podcast series, hosted by Nick DiNardo, focused on deep conversations with the thought leaders, action takers, and “do’ers” in the education industry. Learning and education are only as good as the people behind it. MEP interviews inspiring people who hold many different roles in K-12 and higher education, such as: Teachers, Education entrepreneurs and startups, School leaders & administrators (public, private, and new school models), Consultants, Professors, Higher education professionals, & Students.

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  • Artist: Nick DiNardo: Education Technology Professional, Action-Taker, and Podcaster
  • Copyright: 2013


 BEP003 – How Do I Set Up My Classroom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:24

In this episode, we talk about classroom set-up. How do you create an authentic classroom environment for you and your students? 00:59 Why do we still build a classroom environment the same way we’ve always built a classroom environment? 01:30 Christina’s thoughts on the personalization of a classroom 01:58 Personalizing a classroom in terms of […]

 BEP002 – What is Blended Learning? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:13

How do we personalize learning for our diverse group of students? If personalization is the challenge, then blended learning is the tool, one of the solutions to get there. 00:48 The Be Education podcast as an offshoot of some of the work that we’ve done with the Meet Education Project 01:22 Christina’s work with teachers […]

 BEP001 – Intro to Be Education Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:35

Welcome to the Be Education Podcast, brought to you by the Highlander Institute! This first episode gives you an overview of what to expect from this podcast in terms of content, the frequency of episodes, and why we do what we do. Hosted by Nick DiNardo and Christina Corser, this weekly podcast aims to provide actionable, […]

 Episode 190: The Mechanics of the Mind with Performance Coach Len Wright | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:15

Peak performance coach and NLP Master Practitioner Len Wright talks about the mechanics of the mind, and what it takes to actually use adversity to your advantage, and as an opportunity.   Guest Bio: Len Wright of is a performance coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Psycho-linguistics Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist. Len loves seeing […]

 Episode 189: Mental Health in Entrepreneurship with Impact Founder Kristin Darga | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:13

In this episode, Kristin Darga, founder of  Impact Founder, talks about mental and emotional health, and working with entrepreneurs struggling with depression and feelings of inadequacy and failure. Guest Bio: Through her work, Kristin Darga, Founder of Impact Founder™, saw the need for a community where founders could connect and share their stories of success and […]

 Episode 188: Looking into the Future with Entrepreneur & Bestselling Author Rob Reid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:31

Entrepreneur and bestselling author Rob Reid talks about his many interests, mainly technology and the future. He also shares his writing process, his books and his podcast, After On. Guest Bio: Rob Reid is an author of speculative fiction based in New York City. His new novel, After On, concerns a diabolical social network (Phluttr) […]

 Episode 187: How to Build True Resilience with Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:24

Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo talks about his upbringing, his relationship with his father, and the amazing story of adversity he’s gone through to build this resilience. Guest Bio: Chris Romulo is a Queens, New York native who always yearned for growth. In his early twenties, he transformed himself from a street kid into a […]

 Episode 186: The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness with NFL Player Thomas Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:34

NFL Player Thomas Williams talks about how to fully maximize your potential, setbacks and their role in success or failure, and how to be a a real, strong, genuine human being. Guest Bio: As a Published Author, Public Speaker, Guest Lecturer and NFL Player Engagement Ambassador. Thomas R. Williams is  “The Professional Reminder.” Known for […]

 Episode 185: The Art of Making Things Happen with Bluefish Founder Steve Sims | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:20

Meet Education Project gives you another perspective, from entrepreneurs, psychologists, neuroscientists, and others, on best practices for teaching and learning. In this episode, Steve Sims, author of Bluefishing, talks about entrepreneurship and being your authentic self. Guest Bio: Steve Sims is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest […]

 Episode 184: Exploring Success & Perspective with Larry Hagner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:47

Guest Bio: The surface doesn’t always reflect what is really deep underneath. Truth: we don’t know what experiences someone brings to the table when we meet them. Nothing more real can be said about Larry Hagner’s story than that. To meet Larry, one would not know, first hand, his tumultuous childhood. Childhood Raised by a […]

 Episode 183: The Importance of Transparency with Book in a Box Co-Founder Zach Obront | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:13

Zach Obront is co-founder of Book in a Box, a publishing company that helps surround experts with the professional publishing team necessary to help them write, publish, and market their books. He’s worked directly with hundreds of authors to professionally publish and promote their books, reaching millions of readers. He is also the co-author of […]

 Episode 182: Jon Hanover, Founder of Roots Elementary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

Jon Hanover led the successful application of Roots Elementary to the Denver Public School Board where it received unanimous approval. He has led the organization through its early development and is the Executive Director and Principal of the school. Before launching Roots, Jon was a Founding Kindergarten Teacher, Grade Level Chair and member of the […]

 Episode 181: Living a Life of Significance with Aaron Walker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:54

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 36 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain […]

 Episode 007: Dan Callahan from Burlington Public Schools & EdCamp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:52

Subscribe to Meet Education Project on iTunes!   In this episode of Meet Education Project, instructional technology specialist and professional development disrupter Dan Callahan joins the program to discuss EdCamp, technology use to encourage student content creation, and dinner with Stan Lee!  Don't Miss it! Dan Callahan is a technology specialist, non-profit director, graduate professor, and workshop leader. After spending eight years in the Upper Darby School District, PA, as a Special Educator, he moved to Massachusetts where he works as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington Public Schools, working on introducing the use of mobile devices in the classroom and launching a 1:1 iPad program. In 2010, he helped launch the Edcamp movement of unconferences by organizing Edcamp Philly, an event which has lead to more than 150 unconference events around the world. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the non-profit Edcamp Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting free, democratic, participant-driven professional development opportunities for teachers in their local communities. He teaches a course in experiential learning models as an Adjunct Professor for Antioch University New England in their Next-Generation Learning Master’s in Education program. He has lead or is scheduled to lead workshops at the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference, EduCon, the Google Apps for Education Summit New England, the Peers Forum for Excellence in Teaching Summer Institute, MassCUE, the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, the Massachusetts State Library Association Conference, the Massachusetts Teachers Association Summer Conference, LearnLaunch, the New England 1:1 Summit, the Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative, iCon, and multiple Edcamps across the country. Dan was honored as one of the “Bammy 100″ Connected Educators at the first annual Bammy Awards by the Academy of Education Arts & Science in 2012. Social Media: Personal Blog: Remix Teaching Work Blog: Pine Glen LTC Twitter: @dancallahan LinkedIn: Dan Callahan Flickr: speaker4td Diigo: dancallahan

 Episode 006: Marissa Lowman from LearnLaunch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:59

Subscribe to Meet Education Project on iTunes! In this episode, Marissa Lowman joins MEP to talk about the Boston education technology community, what it takes to build an engaged community, and the first cohort of their accelerator:  LearnLaunchX.  Don't miss it! Marissa Lowman is the Executive Director and a co-founder of LearnLaunch. She is also the founder of EdTechup (now part of LearnLaunch), an organization that brings together education technology entrepreneurs and educators in the Boston area to collaborate with one another. Most recently, she worked in sales and marketing at mobile payments startup AisleBuyer, which was acquired by Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU). Lowman taught in Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship, worked for Teach For America and helped grow the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) at The Steppingstone Foundation. She also served as a member of the steering committee of the Boston Leaders for the Future of Education (BLFE) from 2010-2011. In addition, she served as the Marketing Director for DartBoston, which helps emerging entrepreneurs start companies. Lowman received her BA from Johns Hopkins University. Social Media: Marissa Lowman on Twitter Shout Outs: Upcoming LearnLaunch Events Boundless Learning EverTrue  


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