Mosaic: The EDC Podcast

EDC experts weigh in on current events and pressing challenges in education, health, and economic development around the world.

Welcome to Mosaic: The EDC Podcast. Listen in as our experts discuss a wide range of current topics and the innovative solutions that are being developed to address them. Check out all of our podcasts.

EDC's Pam Buffington discusses a promising new program that links schools and labor markets in rural east Texas.

Andrés Henríquez, EDC’s new director of STEM Education Strategy, discusses his own path toward a career in STEM education, and what he has learned about science, access, and equity.

EDC’s Rebecca Lewis speaks with Angela Dickson and Stephanie Primeaux, two veterans who are currently working in STEM industries, on what employers and policymakers can do to engage and retain more women veterans in the STEM workforce.

Rachel Christina, the director of International Basic Education at EDC, and Amanda Devercelli, the global lead for Early Childhood Development at the World Bank, examine what teachers and education policymakers can learn from the past year. They also explain why ministries of education would be wise to build distance learning, including interactive audio instruction, into their education planning for the long-term.

Pam Buffington, director of Rural STEM Initiatives at EDC, and Mara Casey Tieken, an associate professor of education at Bates College, discuss how rural schools are adapting to the current realities—while continuing to meet the needs of students and their families.

EDC’s Meg Caven discusses how school leaders can reimagine school discipline without relying on law enforcement.

EDC’s Eden Badertscher and Stan Andrisse, director of the Prison to Professionals program discuss STEM Opportunities in Prison Settings (STEM-OPS), a new collaborative effort to improve STEM learning opportunities in prisons.

EDC’s Kit Yasin and Carrie Lewis discuss why interactive audio instruction (IAI) is so well suited for our current reality, and how ministries of education can begin implementing these educational programs.

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