Global Ed Talks with Anthony Mackay

Anthony Mackay interviews the leading thinkers in education from around the world on a range of topics including artificial intelligence in education, advances in the science of learning, system leadership, leapfrogging inequality in education and the future of the teaching profession.

Listen to all 10 interviews from 2019 below or click to subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

New episode coming March 2020!



Joanne Weiss

Dec 3, 2019

Joanne Weiss, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and NCEE Board of Trustees member,  discusses how states are working to align their instructional systems. An independent education consultant, Weiss currently works with states involved in the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Instructional Materials and Professional Development (IMPD) Network to increase the use of standards-aligned, high-quality instructional materials by teachers in every classroom and ensure that professional learning is wrapped around these materials.

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Peggy Brookins

Oct 31, 2019

Peggy Brookins, President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), discusses the current state of the profession, building and promoting an evidence-informed learning profession, and priority areas of action to advance the profession – all in the interest of deeper and broader student learning.

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Bror Saxberg

Sep 26, 2019

Bror Saxberg, vice president of Learning Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, discusses the intersection of technology, curriculum, assessment, and cognitive science as well as the importance of scale and practicality for implementation.

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Michael Stevenson

Aug 1, 2019

Anthony discusses the future of learning with Michael Stevenson, senior advisor to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) program at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Rebecca Winthrop

Jun 26, 2019

Rebecca Winthrop, senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, discusses her recent book, Leapfrogging Inequality. In it, Winthrop and her co-researchers chart a new path for global education by examining the possibility of leapfrogging—harnessing innovation to rapidly accelerate educational progress—to ensure that all young people develop the skills they need for a fast-changing world.

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Vicki Phillips

May 28, 2019

Vicky Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer at the National Geographic Society, discusses the Society’s evolving education strategy and programs focused on transforming the classroom experience for millions of students and educators — inspiring generations of planetary stewards — to help advance one of the Society’s most important goals: a planet in balance.

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Vivien Stewart

May 2, 2019

Vivien Stewart, senior advisor for education at the Asia Society and a member of the NCEE Board of Trustees, discusses how the demands on teaching are growing every year. A few select countries have managed to recruit and maintain a high-quality, stable teaching force that can rise to the challenges of modern-day teaching. Drawing on her experience with the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Stewart outlines the strategies these systems have used to create, over time, an end-to-end system of teacher recruitment, preparation and support.

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Maureen McLaughlin

Apr 3, 2019

Maureen McLaughlin, senior advisor to the secretary of education and director of international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, discusses the department of education’s first international strategy, Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement and its update, which is designed to simultaneously strengthen U.S. education and advance U.S. international priorities.

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Charles Fadel

Feb 27, 2019

Anthony discusses the intersection of artificial intelligence and education with Charles Fadel, founder of Center on Curriculum Redesign and author of Four-Dimensional Education.

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Dylan Wiliam

Jan 24, 2019

University College London Emeritus Professor and CIEB International Advisor Dylan Wiliam discusses his recent book Creating the Schools Our Children Need.

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