Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

By Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (www.msdf.org) is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world. With offices in Austin, TX and New Delhi, India, and Cape Town, South Africa, the Dell family foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood health, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. The foundation has committed more than $1 billion (as of January 1, 2014) to global children’s issues and community initiatives to date.

Episode Date
Data interoperability: How Boston Public Schools is breaking down barriers
00:02:22
When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Bryce Avery from Boston Public Schools shares more about the district’s journey towards data interoperability, and its plans to develop a future data governance.
Jul 24, 2019
Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers
00:02:03
When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Laura Ginsberg from Uncommon Schools share more about the charter management organization’s road to a data standard, and how interoperability will support its mission to addressing student needs on an ongoing basis.
May 29, 2019
Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers
00:02:00
When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Darren Skott from Uncommon Schools share more about the charter management organization’s road to a data standard, and how interoperability will support its mission to addressing student needs on an ongoing basis.
May 29, 2019
Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools are breaking down barriers
00:02:43
When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Lance Lott from Metro Nashville Public Schools shares more about the district’s current data setup, and how using a data standard will allow its educators to get more accurate information in the right places, at the right times.
May 22, 2019
Data interoperability: How Spring Branch ISD is breaking down barriers
00:02:35
When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Christina Masick of Spring Branch ISD shares more about how their district is aiming to deliver real-time information to teachers and students to help each student “to and through” the post-secondary experience that is right for them.
Mar 19, 2019
Data interoperability: How Achievement First is breaking down barriers
00:02:26
When teachers have real-time access to information about student learning, they can help students succeed. Breanna Porter of Achievement First shares more about how their district is taking steps to tackle their data interoperability challenges, so they can deliver real-time information to teachers to help each student achieve more.
Feb 08, 2019
Formative assessment: Our journey to understanding how students know
00:02:36
Students need to know how they are doing and teachers need to know how to move learning forward. That is the gist of formative assessment practice. Cheryl Neihaus, Program Manager for Data Driven Education, shares a new project that aims to identify, scale and share successful approaches to improve formative assessment practice in classrooms.
Jan 17, 2018
529 plans for scholarship funds: Thinking outside the financial aid box
00:03:34
If you work in the scholarship field, you're probably familiar with the complexity of financial aid. Some common challenges aren't issues with 529 plans. Kevin Byrne, Managing Director of US Programs, explains.
Jan 02, 2018
College completion: A conversation with two Dell Scholars
00:14:56
Getting to college is one thing, finishing is another. In this episode, we speak with two first-generation college students about what it takes to succeed in college, and the impact of a degree on their personal lives and professional aspirations. More at https://impact.msdf.org/completion SHOW MORE
Nov 10, 2017
University completion: A conversation with three Dell Young Leaders
00:14:57
For many low-income students in South Africa, completing university means breaking a cycle of poverty. In this episode, we sit down with three young graduates to hear about the impact of their degrees not only on their own lives, but on the future of their communities.
Nov 02, 2017
Data interoperability in K-12: A teacher's pespective
00:07:25
Brett Emerson, a reading and science teacher at Shelby County Schools, discusses the benefits of data interoperability in the classroom from a teacher's point of view. This audio interview is part of series about interoperability: the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. In this series, we will highlight the ways that data interoperability is laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction. We will also hear from partners who are implementing solutions to overcome the lack of data interoperability today in the K-12 sector. You can find the whole series at https://www.msdf.org/blog/tag/interoperability-series/
Oct 19, 2017
Risk-taking and creating lasting social impact with iMerit
00:32:46
In this podcast episode, you’ll hear about the work of our partners at iMerit. Founder and CEO Radha Basu is someone who has consistently and persistently pushed the boundaries of traditional risk to realize her vision of empowering young marginalized Indians to work in digital jobs. We sat down with Radha and Zarin Fatma, a senior technical associate at iMerit, and spoke about the incredible impact iMerit has had on their lives and communities.
Sep 18, 2017
Investing In People: Fostering Relationships for Social Impact
00:31:18
Can collaboration among unlikely partners amplify impact? We sat down with Carmen Llanes Pulido, Executive Director of Go Austin! Vamos Austin!, and Frances Acuna, a community health worker and resident of Dove Springs, to find out about how giving residents the power to take the future of their neighborhoods into their own hands created a lasting impact on two urban communities in Austin, Texas.
Aug 10, 2017
Education data privacy and interoperability go hand in hand
00:07:24
Rachel Anderson, Associate Director of Federal Policy and Advocacy at Data Quality Campaign (DQC), discusses the value of data interoperabilty for school districts and how it enhances student data privacy protection. This audio interview is part of series about interoperability: the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. In this series, we will highlight the ways that data interoperability is laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction. We will also hear from partners who are implementing solutions to overcome the lack of data interoperability today in the K-12 sector. You can find the whole series at www.msdf.org/blog/tag/interoperability-series/
Apr 24, 2017
Education data at work in K-12
00:06:27
Josh Klein, the Chief Information Officer at Portland Public Schools, discusses the benefits of data interoperablity in the classroom. This audio interview is part of series about interoperability: the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. In this series, we will highlight the ways that data interoperability is laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction. We will also hear from partners who are implementing solutions to overcome the lack of data interoperability today in the K-12 sector. You can find the whole series at www.msdf.org/blog/tag/interoperability-series/
Apr 17, 2017
Education data interoperability: Supporting teachers in the classroom
00:06:29
Steve Midgley, founder and managing director of Learning Tapestry, discusses the Data Flow project and the benefits of data interoperability for teachers and students. This audio interview is part of series about interoperability: the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. In this series, we will highlight the ways that data interoperability is laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction. We will also hear from partners who are implementing solutions to overcome the lack of data interoperability today in the K-12 sector. You can find the whole series at www.msdf.org/blog/tag/interoperability-series/
Mar 29, 2017
Data interoperability in K-12: Why it matters
00:07:46
Bill Fitzgerald, the Director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative at Common Sense Media, discusses the intersection of data interoperability and student data protection. This audio interview is part of series about interoperability: the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. In this series, we will highlight the ways that data interoperability is laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction. We will also hear from partners who are implementing solutions to overcome the lack of data interoperability today in the K-12 sector. You can find the whole series at www.msdf.org/blog/tag/interoperability-series/
Mar 06, 2017
Data interoperability: The end of the human API featuring Erin Mote
00:09:08
Erin Mote, the co-founder of Brooklyn LAB, discusses the role data interoperability plays in a personalized learning model This audio interview is part of series about interoperability: the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. In this series, we will highlight the ways that data interoperability is laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction. We will also hear from partners who are implementing solutions to overcome the lack of data interoperability today in the K-12 sector. You can find the whole series at https://www.msdf.org/blog/tag/interoperability-series/
Mar 01, 2017
Joe Siedlecki's welcome
00:01:17
Joe Siedlecki Program & Policy Officer, US Education
Nov 20, 2015
KIPP and New Schools for New Orleans encourage collaboration in education
00:17:49
Today we are talking to Maggie Runyan-Shefa, CO-CEO at New Schools for New Orleans and Todd Purvis, Chief Academic Officer, KIPP New Orleans who will be speaking to their model and how they using personalizing learning for their students.
Jul 28, 2015
Rogers Family Foundation puts students at the center of their education in Oakland
00:17:44
Welcome to the fifth episode of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Personalized Learning podcast series where we explore how different cities across the country are implementing next-generation learning. You can find the introduction to the podcast series here. Moderator: Cheryl Niehaus, Program Officer, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Interviewees: Stacey Wang, Director of Personalized Learning at Oakland Unified School District Greg Klein, Senior Director, Innovation and Learning at Rogers Family Foundation
Jun 22, 2015
Colorado Education Initiative empowers educators in Colorado
00:15:56
Welcome to the fourth episode of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Personalized Learning podcast series where we explore how different cities across the country are implementing next-generation learning. Moderator: Cheryl Niehaus, Program Officer, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Interviewees: Samantha Olson, Director of the Next Generation Learning Initiative at the Colorado Education Initiative Scott Fuller, Next-Generation Learning Coordinator for Colorado Springs School District 11
Jun 08, 2015
New England Secondary School Consortium facilitates knowledge sharing
00:15:44
New England Secondary School Consortium facilitates knowledge sharing by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
May 06, 2015
Leap Innovations in Chicago, Illinois
00:16:23
Leap Innovations in Chicago, Illinois by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Jan 14, 2015
CityBridge and Wheatley Education Campus in Washington D.C.
00:15:17
CityBridge and Wheatley Education Campus in Washington D.C. by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Jan 14, 2015