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WEEK OF DECEMBER  11, 2017

SCHEDULE OF SHOWS

 

 MONDAY

11:30a

a CCSSO show

ANOTHER CONVERSATION WITH A STATE EDUCATION LEADER

We welcome, from our glorious Midwest, Nebraska’s State Commissioner Matt Blomstedt 

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TUESDAY 
 
9a
an AASA Show
THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST INITIATIVE

Last week, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced its latest school breakfast initiative, Feeding Hungry Minds: Superintendent Leadership for Alternative School Breakfast Programs. This program will reach more than 90,000 students in eight school districts around the country with guests Kenneth Eastwood, Superintendent, Enlarged City School District of Middletown; Middletown, N.Y. and Kayla Jackson, Project Director, AASA

 
 
1030a
 an ASCD show
MEDIA LITERACY: POWERFUL WAYS TO USE IT
 IN ANY K-12 CLASSROOM
Authors of the “Quick Reference Guide on Media Literacy’,
 Faith Rogow and Cyndy Scheibe are my guests 
 
 
 
NOON
FEEDBACK FROM LEADERS THAT CHANGES TEACHER PRACTICE
From “The Principal Center”, Director Justin Baeder, 
 
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Wednesday
 
9a
 an ACTE show
GREAT EDUCATORS IN CTE
From ACTE’s recent ‘VISION” conference , their two National Award winners ,
 Teacher of the Year NY’s Linda Romano and Admin of the Year, TX’s Donna McKethan
 
 
 
1030a
an NCTE show
 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND BILINGUAL STUDENTS.
Steve Alvarez, St. John’s College Prof ,Teacher at 
The University of KY and author of a book on the subject is my guest
 
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THURSDAY
 
9A
COSN show
THE ‘CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITY’ TOOLKIT
Tracy Gray , nationally recognized leader in ed tech 
and assistive technology, is joined by Mike Jamerson, Tech Director at Batholomew (IN) schools & Holly Doe, Tech Director, Pelhams NH schools my guest
 
 
 
 
1030a
 A PRESENTERS VIEW OF  FETC 2018: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR 
with Randy Ziegenfuss , Superintendent of the Salisbury Township School District in Pennsylvania. He will be presenting or co-presenting 6 sessions at the 2018 Future of Education Technology Conference and  presenter from LA area, Assistive Technology/Program Specialist Jennifer Park.

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AND FROM LAST WEEK

 

 LIBRARIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON LEARNING 

From the Boston Public Library, we have Director of Library Services,Deb Froggatt, a former school librarian and two current school librarians, elementary librarian Morgan Van Clief and Fenway High’s Bonnie Mcbride all focusing on helping neediest students

WE WELCOME THE 2017 NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES 
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
Three great educators K thru 12, the NCSS award winners: 
NY’s Kate Hunter, TN’s Erin Glenn and KY’s Ryan New. 
Co-hosting with me is NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska
 
 
 
 
 CIVICS EDUCATION IN A NEW POLITICAL AGE
Curriculum and ideas from returning Guest Marshall Croddy 
 
 
 
A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EDUCATOR OF K-5 LEARNERS & DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS  FOR PARENT/EDUCATOR TRANSPARENCY 
 with ASCD 2016 Emerging Leader and one of six Ambassador Fellows to the Dept. of Ed, Poway California’s Megan Power with Fresh Grade ‘s Steve Wandler. 
 
THE RIGHT STUFF
SCHOOL PR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Director Communications Nicole Kirby of Park Hill Schools in MO
 is joined by Rich Bagin of NSPRA.
Science teacher Meg Richard of Olathe KS wrote an award winning blog post (linked above) and was named Smartbrief‘s Editor’s Choice Content Award winner for this month. Here what she’s doing
 
SCHOOL BOARDS AND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
NSBA president  Kevin Ciak returns. 
He’ll give us the national update on this crucial issue.

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ARCHIVED SHOWS NOVEMBER – DECEMBER , 2017

 DECEMBER 2017

 LIBRARIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON LEARNING

From the Boston Public Library, we have Director of Library Services,Deb Froggatt, a former school librarian and two current school librarians, elementary librarian Morgan Van Clief and Fenway High’s Bonnie Mcbride all focusing on helping neediest students

WE WELCOME THE 2017 NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES 
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
Three great educators K thru 12, the NCSS award winners: 
NY’s Kate Hunter, TN’s Erin Glenn and KY’s Ryan New. 
Co-hosting with me is NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska
 
 
 
 
 CIVICS EDUCATION IN A NEW POLITICAL AGE
Curriculum and ideas from returning Guest Marshall Croddy 
 
 
 
K-5 LEARNERS & DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
 FOR PARENT/EDUCATOR TRANSPARENCY 
The early years are the most important. 
Fresh Grade CEO Chris Besse offers his insights. 
 
THE RIGHT STUFF
SCHOOL PR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Director Communications Nicole Kirby of Park Hill Schools in MO
 is joined by Rich Bagin of NSPRA.
Science teacher Meg Richard of Olathe KS wrote an award winning blog post (linked above) and was named Smartbrief‘s Editor’s Choice Content Award winner for this month. Here what she’s doing
 
SCHOOL BOARDS AND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
NSBA president  Kevin Ciak returns. 
He’ll give us the national update on this crucial issue.

MATCHING  BEGINNING READERS  TO TEXT

Meet Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Faulkner and Metametrics founder/CEO Malbert Smith III  as they speak on building reading skills for young children
 
 
FINALLY A ‘CTE’ CURRICULUM FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
Meet Whitney Wilson, a Family and Consumer  Science HS teacher in Texas and  Megan O’Quinn of ICEV  about the new curriculum available
 
BE PREPARED FOR THE NEW E RATE FILING WINDOW 
Get every dime you deserve. Listen to Funds For Learning expert Micah Rigon
an NCTE show
 POLICE REPORT WRITERS AND READERS
 IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
MIssouri State prof Dr. Leslie Seawright  on a very cool topic.
 
 
RURAL EDUCATION
INNOVATION IN APPLACHIA
Featuring The Kentucky Valley  Educational Cooperative,
 getting rural students college and career ready.
E RATES  and the HOMEWORK GAP ON THE BRINK
My guest Jon Bernstein is an expert in Federal Policy 
and is President of The Bernstein Group , an advisory group on Education policy
 
 
 
 
PLACE BASED INSTRUCTION? 
PLACED BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 COMES FIRST
Smartbrief Award winning educational blogger, Crista Anderson
Principal/Superintendent of a K-8 school in rural Montana is my honored guest
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSITION IN A
 LARGE SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
We’ll spend some time wit Dr Kevin Maxwell, Supt. of Prince George’s County MD  and check out the good things happening there with Matt Monjan , Discovery Ed’s VP of Educational Partnerships
 
 
 
SUPPORTING ELL’S THROUGH BLENDED LEARNING
Goals, Practice and Evaluation with guest Dr. Lisa Frumkes of Rosetta Stone.
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NOVEMBER 2017

EDUCATION ,JUSTICE & SOCIAL ACTION 

IN MIAMI DADE SCHOOLS
Students and activists are concerned that there is a ‘school to prison” pipeline and we have a group of students and researchers who recently put out a report on this. A group called  “The Advancement Project” offers alternatives
 
 
AASA SUPERINTENDENTS ON THE NATIONWIDE IMPACT OF ‘PERSONALIZED LEARNING’
Valerie Truesdale, Ass’t Supt. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Jeff Thake, the Superintendent in Amboy, IL
 
 
SIX ARGUMENTS WHY SCHOOLS SHOULD BE DIFFERENT
Smartbrief brings us  award winning blogger 
Dr Scott McLeod from the University of Colorado (Denver), 
 
 AUTHOR JOHN ARTHUR LONG ON HIS NOVEL 
“The Mean”, an incredibly well-reviewed novel combines a thriller plot with a public high school background and explores the nature of true learning against the best and worse of public education
 
SCIENCE EDUCATION
 LEARN ABOUT ” THE MOLECULARIUM” 
AND THE NEW APP
Dr Richard Siegal from Rensselaer’s Nanotechnology  Center has been with us before. Have your students enter the world of molecules, fun and easier than ever with the new app.
 
 
 
CODING AND CHILDRENS TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Krishna  Vedati, founder of Tynker.com on the importance of STEM Learning at an early age  with an emphasis on “language instruction, i.e., the language of coding.
THE EVER CHANGING WORLD OF
 SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS
with Tim Carroll, CIO of Allen (TX) ISD & Rich Bagin of NSPRA
 
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS IN HIGH LEVEL THINKING
ASCD author Erik Francis on ‘Depth of Learning”
 
 
 
 STATE ESSA PLANS AND 
THE EDUCATOR EQUITY ISSUE
with NCTQ’s Elizabeth Ross. 
Listen and Learn from the group that represents teacher quality
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNER AGENCY 
AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN TODAY’S SCHOOLS
NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is back. Always a terrific show with Professors Nancy Mangum and  Mary Ann Wolf who work with schools and leaders all over the country
 
 
DIGITAL ASSESSMENT
SUPPORTING STUDENTS  & PARENTS FOR
 EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION
Learn how the educational community can teach parents  to fully understand and monitor their child’s progress. Andrea Keith of Fresh Grade is my guest!
 
LIVE
 FROM THE W.I.S.E WORLDWIDE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
IN DOHA, QATAR
Thanks to my friends at The Qatar Foundation International,, we have three international education entrepreneurs as my guests:
Christine Renaud, CEO e180 
Arnold Fu, Founder and CEO of Hujiand EdTech and
Nathan Martin of Matterfund
THE LEARNING AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS
 AT WEST VALLEY (WA) SCHOOL DISTRICT
Join Superintendent Mike Brophy and some of his faculty and administrators as they talk about some great things going on in rural Washington state. 
 
 
LITERACY AS A PATHWAY TO EQUITY
 Board President Dr. Douglas Miller of The International Literacy Association is my guest…and a look at their new event, ILA West
 
TRANSFORMING TEACHER PREP
AACTE guests from various universities explain the  Teacher Quality Grant Program

 

a CCSSO SHOW
PRESENTING WYOMING’S STATE SUPERINTENDENT JILLIAN BALOW
on MANAGING A RURAL STATES EDUCATION
 
 
COSN’s  ANNUAL INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY
with IL District 214 Chief of Tech Keith Bockwoldt and
  COSN Project Director Paula Maylahn
 
 
 
 
WHAT SCHOOL LEADERS , TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CAN LEARN
  FROM THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
An ASCD show with the authors of
Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins
 

The IGNITE MY FUTURE IN SCHOOL Initiative

Tata Consultant Services is sponsoring this initiative  in a partnership with Discovery Education, Lina Klebanov, Corporate Social Responsibility at Tata and  Charmion Kinder from Discovery join me

Listen Here

 

 
January 23-26 in Orlando Make your plans to attend.
We’ll give you the reasons why! 
 
 
 
 
 
FOR THE INDUSTRY
THE EDUCATION BUSINESS FORUM FROM ETIN
Bridget Foster, Managing Director of ETIN is my guest.
 
HOW ONLINE PROGRAMS ARE FILLING THE GAP IN PRE-K
Quantifiable success is available now .
We’ll have Waterford’s Rich Stombres to explain it all.
 
an NAGC show
A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
 FOR GIFTED EDUCATION 
Executive Director M. Rene Islas  with Board Member 
 Angela Housand on their Whole Child initiative and the goings on at the Charlotte conference.
CHARACTER EDUCATION and
EDWEB.NET bring us Jason Robbins, 12th Grade Government and Economics teacher at Steele Canyon HS in San Diego on teaching the value of Sacrifice and Courage. Joining us, of course, Lisa Schmucki, EDWEB Founder
THE EDUCATION COMMUNITY AND
 ITS RESPONSE TO NATURAL DISASTERS
Rich Long of Learning First  is my guest on how education 
has been impacted and how it is reacting.
 
a CIVICS show
CIVICS : AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MISSION AT
  LEYDEN HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS
Listen to Superintendent Nick Polyak, teachers and students.
 
A LOOK AT CANADIAN EDUCATION AND
THE UPCOMING ED TECH CONFERENCE 
Robert Martelacci of Mindshare Learning , the Guru of Canadian Ed, is my guest
a  S.T.E.M. SHOW
THE AMGEN FOUNDATION …
GRANTS FOR THE AMGEN BIOTECH 
EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
From the Amgen team, we have Rebecca Lewis 
and from WestEd research, she is joined by  Andrew Grillo-Hall
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION
IN THIS COMMUNICATIONS AGE 
 Language Magazine joins us in the persona of  Publisher Dan Ward.

ARCHIVED SHOWS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017

OCTOBER 2017

A CCSSO show
GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN EDUCATION IN MISSSISSIPPI 
 with the boss, Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi’s  State Superintendent.
 PRESENTING AN EXPERT IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
What could be more timely! Thanks a lot, Mr. Weinstein, you jerk! Expert and a wonderful returning guest, Attorney Kathleen Conn  on
“Dear Colleague letters and Sexual Misconduct”
1030 a
FOR STRUGGLING READERS…FOR ESL
ALL ABOUT NOAH TEXT
Company founder Sarah Blodgett is my guest
 COLLEGES OF EDUCATION’S INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO PRODUCE SPECIAL ED TEACHERS
AACTE Vice President Rodrick Lucero introduces the framework for the national effort that colleges of education are undertaking to advance special education with
   Brian R. Barber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Special Education Kent State University  Valeisha Ellis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & edTPA Coordinator, Spelman College Education Department and Karmen Kelly, Business Officer, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
 
 
A Collaborative Guide
The expert, The Guru…The Sultan of Science and School Safety Dr. Ken Roy returns  to talk about his newest book, co-written by Dr. Tyler S.Love. I promise you’ll learn a lot. Ken is the safety Compliance Office in Glastonbury CT schools…Listen to this one 
SCHOOLS FOR RIGOR..
How Learning Sciences International works with schools
to promote  Student Learning and Growth
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
with NCSS President Terry Cherry and Executive Director Larry Paska
 
 
IT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Considering the hurricanes, the fires etc, please listen to  returning guests Lenny Schad, Chief Technology Officer, Houston ISD,  Dustin Hardin, Executive Director of Technology Services, Humble ISD and Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN
WRITING A WINNING GRANT PROPOSAL
Learn all about it from our resident expert Ashley Pereira, 
founder of Greater Good Consultants
THE THICK OF THIN THINGS
How social media use by educators is changing education. 
Has it played out? Is is too shallow? Listen to Steve Hargadon of Learning Revolution Project
 
EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION  IN EARLY EDUCATION 
Prince George’s County MD is doing it right . It’s the Terri and Meri show….Listen to PGC educators  Teri Jefferson and Meri Robinson. 
Thanks Waterford Institute for this introduction 
 
A LOOK AT MENTOR TEACHING
Oregon Educator Doug Robertson on the creative aspect of mentoring new teachers
 
 
an AASA show 
EQUITY AND JUSTICE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
When it comes to equity and justice in education, superintendents have a major role to play. Wendy Robinson, superintendent, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Bryan Joffe, project director, AASA
 
 
an NCTE SHOW
THE NATIONAL DAY OF WRITING
 UWisconsin Professor Holly Hassel and author of “How to Host a Write-In”, is our guest …about hosting a Write-In  for  this NCTE celebration
 
RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PRINCIPALS
We welcome NAESP Executive director Dr L.Earl Franks  as we celebrate the beginning of National Principals Month.
 
 
an ISTE SHOW
LEADING PERSONALIZED AND DIGITAL LEARNING
with superstar educators from The Friday Institute  for Education Innovation at NC State.
 
 
 
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
A PREVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FFA CONFERENCE 
 
 
an NCTE SHOW 
A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE
starring NCTE president and Mark Twain Scholar Jocelyn A. Chadwick
 
 
PROMOTING PROJECT BASED ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING
My guest is Richard Kincaid, Chief Innovation Officer at ECORISE
 
RURAL EDUCATION
 NREA’s CENTENNIAL RURAL FORUM AND RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Listen to Dr Allen Pratt Executive Director  on this important segment of education
 
 
 
 
an ASCD show
HOW TO AVOID FADS AND FOCUS ON LEARNING
ASCD author of FIGHTING FOR CHANGE IN YOUR SCHOOLS, Harvey Alvy is my guest
MEDICAID IN EDUCATION…so freaking important
We’ll preview the upcoming conference of The National Alliance with Executive Director John Hill and Wayne  Cty MI’s Diector of Medicaid Reimbursement Kathleen Merry
 
 
SUPPORTING EDUCATORS WITH ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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SEPTEMBER 2017

NAGC: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE PRACTICES 

FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN

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1030a

TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND

 THE ACTFL ‘SEAL OF BILITERACY’ 

Listen Here

 

CREATING HIGH TEACHER QUALITY IN 

TEACHER PREP PROGRAMS

Listen Here

 

 

 

MAKING STUDENT LEARNING VISIBLE AT ARLINGTON ,TEXAS ISD

Listen Here

 

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THE VALUE OF MID-LEVEL EDUCATION and

A PREVIEW OF THE AMLE CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 6-8

Listen Here

 

NSBA on THE IMPORTANT INTERACTION BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS , PARENTS AND SCHOOL BOARDS

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NASP: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS re: SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN THE AFTERMATH OF DISASTERS; NATURAL OR MAN MADE

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SMARTBRIEF presents TEACHER VOICE

THE POWER OF LISTENING..THE CREATION OF OPPORTUNITY

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TEACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
Don’t be scared…use Procon.org. Both sides of Every Issue. Learn about it
THE ASCD/BOSTON COLLEGE WHOLE CHILD, WHOLE PERSON SUMMIT
 ASCD‘S Sean Slade and BC professor Dennis Shirley on Changing the Message in Schools of Education to bring about classroom change.
 
 
SUPPORTING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN US SCHOOLS
The benefits and challenges of an Arabic language program from , QFI‘s Kelly Doffing and  Washington DC based teacher Alexander Porcelli are my guests
 
 
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHER QUALITY:
A look at the national teacher shortage with Hannah Putnam
 
 
NOON
AASA, THE SUPERINTENDENT’S ASSOCIATION,
 SCHOOL SECURITY AND CODE COMPLIANCE WITH AN AMAZING QUARTET OF SCHOOL SAFETY EXPERTS
 
9a
NCTE : BANNED BOOKS WEEK

S.T.E.A.M. EDUCATION IN FORT MILLS .S.C. SCHOOLS

We welcome Superintendent  Dr.Chuck Epps Jr and from Discovery Education, VP of Educational Partnerships,Rob Warren.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

SCHOOLS CREATING THE TALENT PIPELINE IN AGRICULTURE

FFA CEO  Mark Poeschl is my guest to prove that

  there’s great opportunity for your students in an Ag career.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

VISIT CUTTING EDGE DISTRICTS

VIA NSBA SCHOOL DISTRICT SITE VISITS

NSBA’s Ann Flynn and her host districts of E.Irondequoit NY’s & 

Greenville County NC  are my guests

LISTEN HERE

 

 

FOR THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY..AND ALL EDUCATORS

A PREVIEW OF THE EDNET CONFERENCE , SEPT 2017

Vicki Bigham, EDNET Conference Director is joined by old friend Robert Iskander of School Messenger and my new best friend Megan Harney, CEO of MIDAS Education

LISTEN HERE

 

 

CCSSO’S TEACHERS OF THE YEAR VISIT SPACE CAMP

The out of this world adventures of MA’s Sydney Chafee, NY’s Amy Hysick and  AZ’s Michelle Doherty

LISTEN HERE

FOR THE INDUSTRY

THE IMPORTANCE OF USING QUALITY DATA IN YOUR MARKETING

MCH Data’s Larry Buchweitz is my guest with some great tips and information

LISTEN HERE

 

CHARACTER EDUCATION AND SEL

Both important, the President of Project Achieve, Dr. Howie Knoff is my guest

LISTEN HERE

 

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AUGUST 2017

 

TRANSFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING 

IN MAURY CTY TN SCHOOLS

A visit with their new Chief Digital Officer , our old friend, John Carver 

who is building a Future Ready District with a new team led by Supt Chris Marczak

LISTEN HERE

Presented by Discovery Education

 

 

AN UPDATE ON EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS 

Returning guest from The Heritage Foundation Jonathan Butcher is back with us…re some some changes in the law.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM DESIGN IN AN AN INDEPENDENT READING PROGRAM

and how to add technology to it ……………..with Waterford Institute‘s Anne Brown

LISTEN HERE

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ASCD on BULLYING

Author and Attorney Dr. Kathleen Conn on the issue which has fallen to the background lately. Its good we’re bringing  it into focus again as school begins.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS THROUGH THE EYES OF A TEACHER

Hillsborough Texas English Teacher Gaila Sanders uses Fresh Grade Digital Portfolios for better parent engagement and student assessment. Listen to how she does it

LISTEN HERE

 

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THE NEW ” K-12  DIGITALLY RICH TEACHING” CERTIFICATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER & E.IRONDEQUOIT NY SCHOOLS

Dean Borasi of the University and Supt. of East Irondequoit NY schools, Susan Allen join me along with Joe Sutorius, Chief Digital Officer  of the district and Professor Dave Miller

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RURAL EDUCATION : 

ON BOARD CONNECTED BUSING IN HOWE OK.

Superintendent  (my guest today) Scott Parks and his team are working wonders in a small rural district

LISTEN HERE

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ARE CHANGES IN WASHINGTON GOING TO 

AFFECT E-RATES FOR YOUR SCHOOL

John Harrington of Funds for Learning has the answers

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

 

THE ARTS AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

with the Executive Director of NAESP, Dr. L. Earl Franks

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

THE STEM ED COALITION…ESSA AND STEM EDUCATION

Jame Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition is my guest. 

The Coalition unites business and education….

Lord knows, we need a STEM workforce

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

 

CREATING HIGH QUALITY , COST EFFICIENT SPECIAL ED 

Meriden CT schools are doing a great job. District Physical Therapist Heather McDaniel  and Director of Pupil Personnel Patricia Sullivan Kowalski are my guests

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS

Talk about transparency k-12 while keeping goals in mind for parents and students, Steve Wandler of FRESH GRADE is my guest

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CHINESE IMMERSION AT SCHOOL

My good friends at ACTFL are bringing to us Amy Quinn of The Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC. Amy has been involved in  dualla and mono lingual schools for over 30 years.

This show is presented by The Qatar Foundation International

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LET’S REMEMBER TO TEACH CIVICS THIS SCHOOL YEAR 

This is so important and we have the incredible

Executive Director of I-Civics Louise Dube as our guest

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An NCTE show:

TEACHING CLIMATE CHANGE IN ENGLISH CLASS 

Professors Richard Beach, Jeff Share and Allen Webb on their new NCTE book “Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents” 

LISTEN HERE

 

 

ED LEADER 21…AND THEIR PROFILE OF A GRADUATE PROGRAM

Ken Kay of Ed Leader 21 , Dr. Gail Pletnick ( Supt of Dysart Unified in Surprise AZ and new AASA president) and parent Jeanine Jerkovic on the why and how well it works.

LISTEN HERE

 

“HOW TO BE HEARD: TEN LESSONS TEACHERS NEED TO ADVOCATE FOR THEIR STUDENTS AND PROFESSION”

The founder of TEACH PLUS, Celine Coggins on her new book of the same title

LISTEN HERE

WE WELCOME THE NEW PRESIDENT

 AND PRESIDENT-ELECT OF AASA

Gail Pletnick, Sup’t of Dysart Unifed District 89 in Surprise AZ & Chris Gaines, Supt of Mehlville Public Schools, St. Louis, MO

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LITERACY DRIVING SOCIAL CHANGE

From ILA, Our good friend Stephen Sye returns with Monita Bell, Senior Editor for Teaching Tolerance at The Southern Poverty Law Center

LISTEN HERE

 

 

THE  NEWLY RELEASED ISTE STANDARDS

 Sarah Stoeckl , Sr Project manager at the ISTE Standards Dept. joins me.

LISTEN HERE

 

an  EDUCATION IN AMERICA podcast

 Lani Harac , Director of Content at PTO Today, is my guest

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

AACTE  AND THE ONGOING EFFORT

 TO BRING MEN OF COLOR INTO THE TEACHING PROFESSION

Program Directors and Educational Leaders from Fairfax Cty, VA, 

University of South Carolina, Cal State-Northridge, Clemson and Boston University

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WHAT’S THE REAL PURPOSE OF A

 COLLEGE EDUCATION IN THE 21st CENTURY

Understanding that helps students get in, graduate and get jobs. 

We have retired Dean of Marquette U, Dr. Bob Neuman

LISTEN HERE

 

THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IS COMING 

My resident Astronomy expert and the Stem Outreach Director 

at Motlow College, Billy Hix, returns

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EXPERT MIKE ANDERSON ON HOMEWORK

Where was he when I was in school? A chat about current research and policies.

LISTEN HERE

 

AUTHOR LEILANI CAUTHEN ON

 “THE CONSUMERIZATION OF LEARNING”

The educational continuum she developed as a 

philosophic path for education leadership

LISTEN HERE

 

THE NATIONAL RURAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Rural Ed matters in all 50 states and it is too often overlooked. Allen Pratt Exec Director of NREA and Dr Jason Bell, Chair of the National Rural Teacher of the Year Award

LISTEN HERE

 

HISTORY SIMULATIONS

Iowa based History Teacher Dave Harms, founder of 

History Simulation.com

LISTEN HERE

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JULY 2017

 

KIDS AT RISK!!

THE SCIENCE OF EDUCATION…DELAYED? 

with Canadian author/educator Mike Maloney

Thanks Aperture Education

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Qatar Foundation International  presents

A MOVEMENT TO MAKE LEARNING A LANGUAGE A NATIONAL PRIORITY

with ACTFL Executive Director Marty Abbott

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SMARTBRIEF  /SMARTBLOGS presents TEACHER VOICE…

SCHOOLS AND PARENTS WORKING

 TOGETHER TO HELP ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’ LEARNERS

with educator/award winning blogger for this post Amanda Morin 

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DIGITAL TRANSITION AT SPRING BRANCH ISD IN TEXAS

Our ongoing series. Thanks again for sponsoring, Discovery Education

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DISTRICTS, TELL YOUR STORY

LEARNING FIRST’S  BACK TO SCHOOL TOOLKIT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICH LONG IS MY GUEST

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ENHANCING PARENT ENGAGEMENT

 WITH DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS

Expert Chris Besse of Fresh Grade is my guest

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NCTQ on ESSA EDUCATOR EQUITY

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RURAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA

TWO GREAT GUESTS: 

Dr. Jeff Hawkins of The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative 

and John White, Deputy Ass’t Secretary for Rural Outreach at the US Department of Education

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SCHOOL BOARDS AND EDUCATION 

NSBA President Kevin Ciak is my guest

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THE COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS

DELIVERING AN EQUITABLE EDUCATION

CCSSO Executive Director, the one and only Chris Minnich is my guest

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TRANSFORMING K-5 SCIENCE EDUCATION

 IN KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS

Thanks Discovery Education

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NCTE

presents

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN READING AND WRITING

Sheridan Blau and Howard Tinberg, , authors of

” Deep Reading:Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom

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SMARTBRIEF

presents

THE WRITING AND READING IN CLASS WORKSHOPS OF CT TEACHER & AWARD WINNING BLOGGER  LANNY BALL

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ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY &  FOSTERING A LOVE OF 

READING AND LEARNING

Learn how the Mission School District of Texas and MyON Reader have worked together  for literacy and community engagement.

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ISTE

 presents author DR.MICHELE HAIKEN ON

GAMIFYING LITERACY

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“TECH BUDDIES” AT MERIDEN CT. SCHOOLS

A GREAT NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM  IN A TERRIFIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

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NOON

EDUCATION IN AMERICA 

featuring a wonderful parent engagement tool BLOOMZ

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EDUCATION IN AMERICA

 working with Parents and Students via  POWER MY LEARNING

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HACK LEARNING: A SIMPLE APPROACH TO PROBLEM SOLVING

with Publisher Mark Barnes

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FLIPPED LEARNING K-20 AND INTO THE BUSINESS WORLD

We’re re-doing last weeks show on INTERNATIONAL FLIPPED LEARNING with Jon Bergmann and joining Jon is the most well know educator in Iceland , my friend Hjalmar Arason about the difference Flipped Learning has made in his Technical Post -Secondary School, Keilar in Keflavik

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SMARTBRIEF   presents

NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Ms. SYDNEY CHAFFEE 

“TAKE RISKS AND IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING”

Sydney is CCSSO Teacher of the Year and also Smartbrief’s Editor’s Choice Content Award

winner this month  for this important post

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FOR THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

A PREVIEW OF EDNET 2017 

This important industry even is scheduled for Scottsdale AZ in Sept.

Be there or be Square…with EDNET Conference Director Vicki Bigham

 

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SUPPORTING THE MOST CHALLENGING KIDS

TEACHER VOICE , thanks to Smartbrief..the voice of Vermont teacher Alex Shevrin , THEIR  Editor’s Choice Content Award winner this month for the blog post :A mindset shift to continue supporting the most frustrating kids.

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A TEACHERS UNION CONTROVERSY IN CALIFORNIA 

Michelle Raley is my guest.

She’s part of a lawsuit that challenges the requirement

that even non-union member teachers must pay fees that some consider politically motivated.

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF SCHOOLS AND MEDICAID

with Executive Director of NAME, National Association of Medicaid in Education John Hill and Kathy Merry Director of of Medicaid Reimbursement for a large Michigan County. Any Medicaid cuts truly affect education

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FREE RESOURCES TO HELP AND SUPPORT TEACHERS

. Listen to this one!!

NEA’s Carson Helsper and  Big Deal Media’s Marilyn Schutz are my guests

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IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 

WITH FIDELITY…& TANGIBLE RESULTS

7Mindsets co-founder Jeff Waller and

  1. Elementary Principal  Tracey Smith are my guests

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TEACHER VOICE AFFECTING TEACHER PREP 

TEACH PLUS Texas Teaching Policy Fellow Christopher Green

on the value of solid mentor-ship and teacher prep

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LIVE FROM ISTE  : 3 DIFFERENT SHOWS FOR YOU

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LISTEN HERE TO SHOW  #2

LISTEN HERE TO ISTE SHOW #3

 RICH LONG , EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEARNING FIRST

WITH GREAT INSIGHTS ON EDUCATION NATIONALLY

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TEACHER VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF WITH  TEACHER LAUREN POROSOFF:

Another Editor’s Choice Content Award winner this month

for her  blog post Teaching students to see each other.

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ZOO EDUCATION AND  ASHBORO NC SCHOOLS

The Ashboro City Zoo School; with Supt. Terry Worrell and

Pat Simmons.Director of The North Carolina Zoological Park

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CHANNEL ONE NEWS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

Dave Drucker, VP at ChannelOne on getting the news

to kids in class in the age of Fake news

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ASSESSING YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS DIGITAL LEAP

CoSN’s new Matrix & Peer Review

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BEING GENERATIONALLY SAVVY IN YOUR COMMUNICATION

 Working Effectively Across the Generations:Collaborating, supervising and working with colleagues who aren’t your age and how you modify your communication to be most effective with renowned education Consultant Jennifer Abrams .

Presnted by EdCircuit.com

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ARCHIVED SHOWS BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2017

JUNE 2017

 

SETDA  on 

DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS  FOR LEARNING

 From the State  Association of Ed Tech Directors, Christine Fox on supporting the shift to digital materials

Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION

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EDUCATION IN AMERICA

So parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE PARENT/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

Learn all about Bloomz, the tool that allows educators and parents

 to connect, communicate and coordinate activities and learning.

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HOW PRINCIPALS ARE DEALING WITH THE TEACHER SHORTAGE

NASSP’s President Jayne Ellsperman is my guest

Presented by Aperture Education

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THE RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY AND CIVICS EDUCATION

Tony Pennay , Chief Learning Officer of The Reagan Foundation and Institute  and the California Social Studies Teachers of the Year, Brian Dennart & John Downey

Presented by EdCircuit.com

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PHILLY SCHOOLS, ACCESS FOR STUDENTS  AND E RATES

John Harrington of Funds for Learning brings with him Jennifer Gardner of Philadelphia Public Schools ( where I went K-12) for a look at connectivity for all. 

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CREATING A DIVERSE TEACHING WORKFORCE  

AACTE brings us  Rowan University Dean Dr. Monika Shealy and Holmes program scholars; a program supporting doctoral students from historically under-represented  backgrounds pursuing education at AACTE institutions 

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TEACH TO LEAD from ASCD

Inspiring and Advancing Teacher Leadership

  with Emily Davis,Director of Educator Engagement at ASCD

Presented by MyOnReader

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THE NEWSLITERACYPROJECT.ORG

Rather timely topic , eh? Peter Adams, VP of Education Programs for the Project is my guest on

 Teaching News Literacy in the Classroom

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WHY EVERY DISTRICT NEEDS A 

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Rich Bagin of NSPRA is back with

 Jason Gaston , the Public and Media Relations Coordinator for the Hoover, AL school district.

Find out what the role truly entails on a daily basis

Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING 

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EDUCATION IN AMERICA

So parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

THE ‘READ TO THEM’ PROGRAM :CREATING FAMILY LITERACY

Schools and communities work and read together as they all read the same book. This porgram works in many districts all over the country…why not yours. Great way to get the community involved with and working with the schools.

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AASA’S DIGITAL CONSORTIUM : 

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS

CASE STUDY :  VIRGINIA BEACH, VA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Superintendent Aaron Spence is  my guest with great information for every school district in America on building a successful digital model for 21st century student engagement

Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION

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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION WITH FFA:

CARGILL’S VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP FOR YOUR STUDENTS

It’s part of their “AgExplorer” program  (with Discovery Education)

with FFA’s Ambra Tennery

Presented by iCEV ONLINE

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STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING &

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING IN PITTSFIELD, NH

Superintendent John Freeman on the great things

 happening for students in this small New Hampshire district

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SCHOOL SAFETY: 

SUMMER TRAINING UPDATE FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

NASRO Executive Director Mo Canady is my guest

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BUILDING AUTHENTIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

 FOR YOUR STUDENTS

Dr Candace Singh, the Superintendent  of California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District joins yours truly and my co-host for today’s show, Dr. Mark Edwards of Discovery Education. Candy is terrific, great educator and you’ll really enjoy this show.

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THE BANNING OF THE MEXICAN 

AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM IN TUCSON,ARIZONA

 NCTE brings us Curtis Acosta, Assistant Professor in Language and Cultural in Education at the University of Arizona South and speaker for the NCTE WLU Institute, July 20-22, in Tucson.

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THE EDUCATION IN AMERICA PODCAST

So all parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

FEATURING WASHINGTON STATE’S HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT

and their GLEA BABY ACADEMY, 

A PRE-SCHOOL PARENT EFFORT FOR KINDERGARTEN READINESS

 GLEA is a partnership program between King County Housing Authority and Highline School District. It is funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the program is to educate and connect the families of infants and toddlers to community and district programs that support kindergarten readiness skills and academic success. The program includes 9 weeks of classes for parents and academy babies along with home visits. During each session academy babies go to our preschool classrooms with early learning teachers and staff where they have their first classroom learning experiences. Parents attend a series of group learning sessions with speakers from a variety of outside agencies. The GLEA Program started in the Fall of 2015. Since then we have served 40 Greenbridge families, more than 50 GLEA Academy babies ages 0-4years, 44 or more siblings ages 5 and up. Parents who attended all the sessions earned 3 credits from Highline Community College. 

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THE EDUCATION IN AMERICA PODCAST

So all parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

PARENT AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKS TO INCREASE BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Working with grants  from the Qatar Foundation,[1] more and more US parents are encouraging their children to take Arabic. We’ll find out  their rationale and how it has worked out for their children in K-12 and College.

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THE EDUCATION IN AMERICA PODCAST

So all parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

DUAL HIGH SCHOOL /COLLEGE ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENTS

We’ll hear how award winning Superintendent Chris Downing of LA Unified’s South District works with local colleges for student course credit …including 8th graders.

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POWERING AND PERSONALIZING  LEARNING
 IN HIGH NEED K-12
Personalizing learning in low income schools and districts, 
meet Elisabeth Stock of “Power My Learning”
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING YOUR 
CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Renowned Global Educator Steve Hargadon, Portland OR HS Principal Peyton Chapman
 and Qatar Foundation International Executive Director Maggie Salem are my guests
 
 
 
 
 
 
A VISIT WITH A PRE-SERVICE TEACHER
Bloomsburg (PA) University student Chris Rozelle with his thoughts
 on teacher prep, student teaching and the future of education
RACIAL DISPARITIES IN DISABILITY 
IDENTIFICATION IN US SCHOOLS
Penn State professor Paul Morgan on a serious and controversial issue
 
 
 
CREATING AND UNDERSTANDING POLICIES 
THAT SUPPORT GIFTED EDUCATION
From NAGC, Executive Director M. Rene Islas and 
 Director of Government Relations  Bill Knudson are my guests
Presented by 7 MINDSETS
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ARIZONA;IMPACT AND PRACTICE REGARDING EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
School choice advocate, Education Director of The Goldwater Institute Jonathan Butcher returns to the show with a look at the expanded new law
Presented by NCEA
A LOOK AT RURAL EDUCATION
From Mississippi State, we have Devon Brenner and Professor Anastasia Elder  on what’s happening K-12 in rural education,an area of US education too often overlooked.
 
EDUCATION IN AMERICA
So all parents and communities can see the good going on
  and what’s needed in education nationwide
PRE K-2 EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES NATIONWIDE
MAY 2017
EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF DROPOUTS
Co-Founder of Diplomas Now, Dr Robert Balfanz is our guest along Rene Patten Director of Early Warning Systems for Boston Public Schools
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
NASSP: THE ASS’T PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR 
 The new 2017 NASSP National AP of the Year Brad Currie, 
who you might also know as the founder of #satchat 
Presented by NCTQ
 
NOON
TEACHING SUSTAINABILITY : THE RIGHT CURRICULUM AND PD
Learn about EcoRise, a curriculum designed for K-12 students
 to create the next generation of real world problem solvers that fits right in with what you are already doing in the classroom
 
 
SPECIAL ED AT THE END OF THE YEAR
 CASE Executive Director Luann Purcell with an end of year update on the federal budget and events from CASE
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
 
 
TEACHING AND ASSESSING THE 4 C’s
David Ross of P21 with his guest educatorss from the 
Joseph R Pye School in South Carolina , a P21 Exemplar
Presented by Waterford Institute
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
A visit with the renowned expert on PBL Thom Markham an
d his guest, Principal Connie McCarley of Tice Creek School in Walnut Creek ,CA
THE FEDERAL BUDGET AND ITS AFFECT ON LITERACY EDUCATION
Professional Development and Teacher Prep  etc though the eyes of ILA and  their Associate Executive Director Stephen Sye as well as a Conference Preview
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
EDUCATION IN AMERICA
our GET TO KNOW A DISTRICT series continues
So all parents and communities can see the good going on in education nationwide
HIGHLIGHTING UTAH’S WASATCH SCHOOL DISTRICT THIS WEEK
PREPARING HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS TODAY
NCTQ’S Rob Rickenbrode on their new report on Teacher Education
for Secondary School educators. Always great stuff when NCTQ is here
EXPLAINING THE DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES 
OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND SCHOOL CLIMATE
The Man who knows, Dr Jonathan Cohen of THE SCHOOL CLIMATE CENTER is our guest.
 
 
 
 
 
USING DIGITAL CONTENT TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Listen to the experience of Brunswick City OH schools with Supt Michael Mayell 
and Discovery Ed’s VP of Digital Learning, my co-host for the show, Dr Mark Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STUDENT VOICE IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
Dr. Larry Paska , President of NCSS is our guest on building student engagement thru student voice
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATORS
FROM NCEA
Lots of good programs this year, like every summer , from NCEA for all those terrific educators
 who work in America’s Catholic Schools. We’ll go over them all .
PAY ATTENTION TO ​LOUISIANA COMPUTER USING EDUCATORS
One of the best Ed Tech Directors out there, LaShona Dickerson of Lafayette,LA schools 
on what’s happening​ at the upcoming LACUE meeting. Great ideas for everyone nationwide.
 
 
 
LITERACY ALERT
ARKANSAS READS ONE BOOK
IF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS…YOU SHOULD!
Schools and Communities nationwide focus on Family Literacy  with the help of the READ TO THEM program. 
This show is features on the efforts  of Little Rock AR and other districts in Arkansas with Supt. Mike Poore and Economics Arkansas’ Marsha Masters
 
 
 RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS & PARENTS TO END UNDERAGE DRINKING
Ralph Blackman of ASK LISTEN LEARN returns
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
NCTE : WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT LITERACY TEACHER EDUCATION
The title says it all. That’s what schools are supposed to do. 
How’s the training to do it?.. with Dr Louann Reid from Colorado State and Dr.Victoria Risko of Vanderbilt
 
 
ANOTHER LOOK AT TEACHER EDUCATION ADDRESSING THE TEACHER SHORTAGE 
WITH OUR FRIENDS AT AACTE
 
 
HISTORY TEACHERS AND EVERY EDUCATOR OUT THERE:
LEARN ABOUT 
THE AMAZING “CONCORD REVIEW”
Will Fitzhugh , publisher for  30 years of this amazing and unique journal 

which publishes the serious history research papers  of secondary students, is our guest.

ADMINISTRATORS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS AND LEARNING
AASL’s President Audrey Church with Deb Levitov, editor of Teacher Librarian
 magazine and Michelle Folk school librarian from Ft. Atkinson WI​ 
 
 
 
 
Another EDUCATION IN AMERICA show 
on 
EDUCATION TALK RADIO NOW GETS OVER 44,000 LISTENS EVERY MONTH
 
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APRIL 2017
​MAKING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING A DISTRICT WIDE INITIATIVE​
Assessing and then using the proper curriculum is making a
difference in Buncombe County,​North Carolina schools
 

THE COACH APPROACH TO SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

ASCD presents the authors of the book of the same title,, Kathy Perret 
and Jessica Johnson on leading teachers to higher levels of effectiveness
EQUITABLE SCHOOL FUNDING: FOCUSING ON ILLINOIS​
We’ll talk about education by zip code with Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Fellow Kali Skiles
 
 
​THE MANY ROLES OF TODAY’S SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATOR
​Internal and External communications are key to school and district success.
 Learn the value and intricacies of professional school communications with NSPRA’s Rich Bagin and MN’s Bob Noyed​
WHEN ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY; A PASSION FOR KINDNESS
Smartbrief brings us  winning blogger VA. Teacher Tamara Letter on teaching kindness in the classroom
 
 
 
 
TEACHING CTE… 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
AACTE authors  on their new book on becoming  a great CTE educator..and staying great!
Presented by iCEVonline
DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS FOR STUDENTS AND ASSESSMENT
Chris Besse, President of FRESH GRADE is my guest on how portfolios are changing education and assessment
Presented by EdCircuit
 
 
STEM IDEAS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Professor Billy Hix of Motlow College and The STEM Outreach Foundation returns
 , not only with great STEM ideas for teachers ,but also a look at teaching
 astronomy and the upcoming solar eclipse
THE ED TECH ADVOCACY AND POLICY SUMMIT , NEXT MONTH
SETDA, P21 and  ISTE have created this meeting to educate policymakers on Ed Tech. So important. Guests from all 3 organizations will join me and hopefully get you involved!!
 
 
 
THE NEWEST MARKET RESEARCH ON ED TECH
FutureSource’s Ben Davis reports on the latest finding in the US and UK
 regarding Ed tech usage for school administration and students.
Presented by MCH Strategic Data
 
“DRUMBEAT” IN SCHOOLS:
DISCOVERING AND BUILDING SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC
Principal Beth Nave from Florida on how well its working in her school and 
Jessica Frederick, Drumbeat facilitator in Polk County Florida schools
 
 
DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING PRINCIPAL PIPELINES
with Jody Spiro of The Wallace Foundation and her guests,
 Prince George’s County Schools Associate Supt  Douglas Anthony and 
Professor Dr. Annette Campbell Anderson of Johns Hopkins
 
 
 
THE IMPACT OF…AND TEACHING ABOUT…FAKE NEWS
School Library “Mover and Shaker” Michele Luhtala of New Canaan,CT 
and a superstar talks about the role of the librarian…
and all educators in combating fake news and teaching news literacy.
 
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CELEBRATING SPECIAL EDUCATION
Dr. Bill Lane, an expert on working with parents and schools on IEP’s 
and Deerfield IL School District Superintendent Mike Lubelfeld  & his Special Guest
Parent Mrs. Patty O’Machel, Creator of  DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK 
 
 
ED TECH MEETINGS AND AWARDS WITH SIIA
SIIA’s Ed Tech Industry Network (ETIN) ha the May Ed Tech Policy Seminar,
 then  has an industry conference in July in San Francisco. Learn about the plans, 
The CODIE awards and the role of education thought leaders. 
Bridget Foster and Michael Jay guide us along
Presented by MCH Strategic Data
 
 
PARENTS AND 21ST CENTURY SKILLS LEARNING

Learn about  Ed Leader 21’s “PROFILE OF A GRADUATE” process to energize communities of educators, students and parents around envisioning the essential competencies for success and provides tools and resources that support schools and districts in this process. The campaign’s goal is to have 1,000 schools and districts create and adopt a Profile of a Graduate by the end 2019.EdLeader21 has developed a free, online PoG Toolkit that helps education stakeholders define what student success looks like in their own school or district. 

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A SERIOUS LOOK AT CLINCIAL PRACTICE TEACHER PREPARATION
AACTE’S Dr Rodrick Lucero with, Monmouth U Dean John Henning, Ball State U Dean of Education John Jacobson and  Loyola Marymount’s Director of Clinical Practice Diane Fogarty.
Presented by EdCircuit.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLEGE FOR EVERY STUDENT
Rick Dalton, CEO, & Leroy Nesbitt (a CEFS Program Director and former Howard U Law professor) of “College For Every Student” helping rural and 
low income students be College and Career ready
Presented by 7 MINDSETS
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 
CULTIVATING EMPATHY FOR BETTER STUDENTS
 & BETTER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Dr. Michele Borba renowned educational author (her latest being “Unselfie“)returns.
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
SCHOOL SAFETY IN MAKER SPACES, FAB LABS AND STEM LABS
We ain’t kidding. Save your district a lawsuit. Protect your students.
 The renowned National Maven of School Safety, Dr Ken Roy, 
Director of Environmental Health and  Safety in Glastonbury CT schools
FULL S.T.E.A.M AHEAD
 First time guest Dr. Leah Haines of  the “Two Bit Circus Foundation” on cultivating invention  and preparing children for the jobs of the future, whatever they will be.
 
SATURDAY APRIL 22nd IS EARTH DAY
THE ‘LIFE OF A CAN”  CURRICULUM PROGRAMS
 FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NOVELIS
Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products and recycling, 
and the largest global producer of automotive and beverage can sheet.
 Treat your students to this wonderful “Life of a Can” project in environmental education
 
 
HE IS THE ‘EDU-TAINER”…DR.DARRYL ADDAMS VISITS
One of my favorite folks, former nationaly recognized Superintendent of Coachella Valley in
 California, Dr. Adams shares his vision for  Effective 21st Century School/District Leadership in the Digital Age
 
 A CONTINUING SERIES FOR PARENTS NATIONWIDE 
GET TO KNOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT
April  19 at Noon ET or anytime after:
A look at Leyden High SchoolDistrict in IL with Superintendent  Nick Polyak & guests
So parents and community understand what’s going on in other districts around the country…
so they learn what educators outside their district are doing to improve their own.
 
“EDUCATION IN AMERICA”
GET TO KNOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT
So parents and community understand what’s going on in other districts around the country…
so they learn what educators outside their district are doing to improve their own.
April  13 at Noon ET or anytime after:
A look at Fall Creek WI with Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo & guests
 
 
Friday April 14 9aET or anytime after:
‘ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS OF EDUCATORS
Many parents , particularly those from different cultures or high poverty areas feel uncomfortable when meeting with their children’s educators. We have guests from “rightquestion.org” to help them understand how to deal with the situations.
 
 
 
 
SIIA’s ETIN  with an update on FEDERAL EDUCATION POLICY
Brendan Desetti, Director of  Education Policy  at SIIA joins yours truly. 
This should be lively considering the state of The Feds these days.
Presented by MCH STRATEGIC DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEACHERS WORKING TO IMPROVE TEACHER ED &
 FILL THE TEACHER PIPELINE
Hope Street Group presents teacher fellows, Utah educator Meghan Everette 
and  California’s Lauren Stuart on their mighty efforts engaging with stakeholders
Presented by 
 
 
 
INNOVATOR GRANTS, STUDENT SCHOLARSHPS AND REASEARCH FROM
Foundation grant winner Peter  Srervideo Distance Learning Co-ordinator at
 Saint Dominic Academy , John Watson of the Evergreen Education Group
 and Foundation director Amy Valentine
 
PARTNERING FOR PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Elisabeth Stock, CEO of the organization “Power My Learning” 
on their innovative programs.
 
 
 
 NCTE ADVOCACY DAY IS APRIL 27
&
Oklahoma State University Professor Shelbie Wittee and
 Antero Garcia, Stanford U Professor, on their work and NCTE’s work in advocacy
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Smartbrief winning educator/blogger  Todd Clinton : his post on TWEET TUESDAY AND THE TWEET BOX
and thoughts on his work in his school’s TRAC’s Program
 
 
 
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & FFA
Student Service activities are well supported and well funded by FFA. 
“Living to Serve” Senior  Team Leader Michele Sullivan is my guest.
Presented by iCEVOnline
THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL EDUCATION CUTS
From NASSP ‘s Advocacy Team,  Amanda Karhuse and  Zachary Scott, focusing on Title II
 
 
 
 
EDUCATION IN AMERICA
 
 
A VISIT WITH THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
Frank Edelblut was named to his position in February. He is a businessman and former NH House member who brings a business eye to education. Strong on competency based education and 21st Century workforce skills, it will be a very interesting excellent interview
Presented by iCEV
THE AASA NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR 
We welcome with congratulations  Matthew Utterback of Clackamas OR to speak about EQUITY FOR ALL STUDENTS. Joining Matt will be AASA’s Bryan Joffe,Project Director, Children’s programs
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 ​CREATING AND BUILDING YOUR SCHOOL’S BRAND​
PR with Panache  Editorial Director Chris Piehler
 is joined by  Brianna Hodges, Director of Digital Learning at Stephenville TX ISD.
 This topic came up during a show last week with DC Public Schools as a real challenge.
Anxious to hear Brianna’s thoughts.
 
 
MEASURING SUCCESS IN DIGITAL TRANSITION
North Carolina’s Asheboro City schools have a team join Mark Edwards and I:
Supt Terry Worrell, Principal Julie Brady , Teacher Laura King 
Presented by Discovery Education
 
 
 
 
MAKING TIME A VARIABLE IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Former Principal of the Year and now NASSP President Jayne Ellspermann 
explains how  use time in school to power learning
 
 
 
 
 
GIFTED EDUCATION:
 AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW FILM “GIFTED”  
Director Marc Webb will be joined by NAGC Executive Director Rene Islas 
to discuss the learning needs of gifted children and the struggles they encounter . 
The film stars Octavia Spencer, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate and opens in late April
 
 
USING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO EXTEND 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING INTO THE COMMUNITY

7 Mindsets provides Social and emotional learning that empowering mindset-based programs that are proven to transform lives: This show features:

Dawn Huffman is the Assistant Principal at Cactus Middle School in Casa Grande, Arizona. She’s been the AP there for 5 years, where she coordinates the 7 Mindsets program in her school. Last year Dawn attended her first 7 Mindsets Universityand afterwards returned to Casa Grande with some very big ideas for how to take the Mindsets deeper into her school and community framework for social emotional learning

 and

 Jennifer Murietta, the Principal at Casa Grande Middle School, just down the street! Last year Principal Murietta was recognized as the Arizona School Administrators (ASA) Distinguished Administrator for the Middle Level Division, in addition to numerous other awards and honors in recent years. Also a 7 Mindsets leader in her community, this year Jennifer will be a speaker at 7 Mindsets University in San Antonio July 11-12th.
 
 
 
 ITS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH
We’ve got the top officers of AASL and Suzanne Dix ,an Upper School Librarian in OH,
 who is the  Chair of The School Library Month Committee
 
 
 
 
Authors Marceta Riley and Simon T. Bailey on their new book for school and districts leaders
 
 
 
FINDING GRANT FUNDING
with the founder of  Greater Good Consultants, Ashley Pereira, 
working to fund the work of educators and non profits globally
 
 
 
Edweb.net presents 
BALANCED LITERACY K-5
Lisa Schmucki and her guest Tina Posner of Abrams Learning Trends 
 
LISTEN HERE
 
 
 
 
​1030a
for Parents and Community Stakeholders

ARCHIVED SHOWS BEGINNING JANUARY 2017

THE CURRENT MONTH IS ON TOP
 
MARCH 2017
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION: SPRING UPDATE
with Dr. Luann Purcell of C.A.S.E on the upcoming events at CEC in Boston, etc
Presented by 7Mindsets
 
 
 DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH TO
END THE HOMEWORK GAP FOR YOUR LOWER INCOME STUDENTS
PROVIDING DIGITAL EQUITY IN RHODE ISLAND
With a deadline for schools to apply upcoming, learn about the impact of  THE SPRINT 1 MILLION PROJECT on lower income high school students with Sprint’s Jim Spillane and Rhode Island educators
 
 
 
 
“From Cybersecurity to Cloud Computing and
other news at CoSN’s 2017 Conference”
Joining COSN CEO Keith Krueger will  COSN chair Tom Ryan of Santa Fe Public Schools
 and Wayne Township Indiana’s Pete Just
 
 
 
 
PARTNERSHIPS TO ENSURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS FOR TODAY
P21 CEO David Ross brings with him Maggie Salem, Executive Director of 
The Qatar Foundation International and Ken Lockette, Assistant Supt of PA’s Avonsworth School District 
where the high school is a P21 Exemplar School.
 
 
 
COMBINING EFFORTS FOR BETTER SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Guest Roberto Rivera gave a closing keynote at the recent SXSW conference. His company “The Good Life, an educator and parent training company just recently merged with 7 Mindsets. Some insights on better SEL learning and teaching from Roberto and Ian Bryan. 
 
 
BLENDED LEARNING IN D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 Discovery Education’s VP of Digital learning Mark Edwards and I welcome
  John Rice, Director of Ed Tech in DC Public Schools for a look at digital learning in our nation’s capital.
 
 
 
CHANGING WORLDWIDE EDUCATION THROUGH PROJECT BASED LEARNING
A leading voice in PBL, Thom Markham of PBL Global joins us for a discussion 
of the impact on student learning and the training of teachers.
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE
 
 
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT …AND  TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Monica Burns , author and consultant on technology, student voice and assessment
 
ENSURING EQUITY IN STEM EDUCATION
Former Superintendent and Leader of McGraw Hill Urban Markets initiative,
 Dr.A. Katrise Perera is my guest on what equity really means to every student and how teaching practices in STEM can make a difference.
 
 
 
 
 
FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
on
HOW AND WHY KINDERGARTEN READINESS MAKES
 A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY

CLASSROOM GAMIFICATION
with a special look at ‘Escape Rooms” from expert educator Jon Cassie 
and contributing editor to “Game Level Learn, science educator Tracy Wazenegger
 
 
LOOKING AT MID-LEVEL EDUCATION
with Associate Supt at Princeton City OH schools and middle school expert, Tom Burton
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN MEDIA LITERACY
Renowned thought leader in the field, Frank Baker, is our guest
 
LEARNING TRANSFORMED; 8 KEYS TO DESIGNING TOMORROWS SCHOOLS 
Author of the new ASCD book and  Director of Innovation , Future Ready Schools Tom Murray is our guest. His co-author Eric Sheninger may join us as well about their new book, coming out in May.
Presented by NCTQ
 
 
 
 
 EDUCATOR VOICE
Meet the man behind the voice, Smartbrief award winning blogger Bryan Christopher
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM HAWAII
TEACHER RETENTION :  A TEACHER SUMMIT
There’s a terrible teacher shortage in the Aloha State. Hope Street Group organized a summit of NBCT certified teachers  in Hawaii and here are their thoughts and ideas for solutions from HI-based NBCT educator Loretta Labrador.
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
SCIENCE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
Last week our guest Larry Plank of NSELA was testifying before Congress.
Today he’s with us.
 
FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
on
 THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

 

LOOKING AT SUPERINTENDENTS FROM EDCIRCUIT.COM
Charles Sosnick, EdCircuit Editor in Chief, reports of the happenings at last week’s AASA Conference
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
THE “GREAT DISTRICTS FOR GREAT TEACHERS” INITIATIVE 
Sarah Heaton of NCTQ on  this new initiative launched at SXSW
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES/EDUCATIONAL PURCHASING AGENCIES
Learn about that layer of education that lies outside school districts for assistance in curriculum, technology and purchasing  with Joan Wade of AESA and George Wilson of AEPA
 
 
 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
 Learn about the nationwide wide non profit that provides SEL in after school programs, Wings For Kids.
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
 
 
 
CREATING DIGITAL EQUITY: THE SPRINT 1 MILLION PROJECT
Sprint’s Jim Spillane and Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Tech Facilitator Kevin Poirer 
on how this project, designed to to high-schoolers in lower income schools is making a HUGE difference
 
 
PREVIEWING THE NCEA CONFERENCE 
If you’re involved in Catholic Education or thinking about getting involved, 
Dr. Tom Burnford will be giving us some planning guidelines looking at presentations,
 exhibit floor etc for the mid-April St.Louis conference.
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
 MENTAL HEALTH  AS A FUNCTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
 Dr David Shriberg, Professor at Chicago’s Loyola U
Presented by 7 Mindsets
 
 
 
NAESP AND NASSP  WILL HOLD  THEIR NATIONAL CONFERENCE TOGETHER IN PHILLY
 The National Principals Conference will be help July 9-11, 2017, and our good friend NASSP Public Affairs Director Bob Farrace insisted—practically demanded—that the conference be held in his home town   (and mine) of Philadelphia, PA. For a discussion of what’s planned in “The City of Brotherly Shove” , we have Dr. Beverly Hutton, Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Services at the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Bobby Dodd, principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio (just outside Columbus) Bobby is also an NASSP Digital Principal of the Year.
 
SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS:
MAKE YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL A SCHOOL OF CHOICE 
 NSPRA Executive Director and winner of this years Horace Mann League Award for being a great friend to Public Education,Rich Bagin, is our guest on
“Why district PR matters more NOW than ever!”
 
TEACHER RETENTION :  A TEACHER SUMMIT
No not ‘detention”, ‘RETENTION”. Hope Street Group organized a summit of NBCT certified teachers
 in Hawaii and here are their thoughts and ideas for solutions
Presented by SMARTBRIEF

LISTEN HERE

 
HANDLING BULLYING AND OTHER HARMFUL BEHAVIORS K-12 
My guests are Jonathan Cohen of The School Climate Center
 and Asst Supt of the Monroe Woodbury School District in NY, Eric Hassler
Presented by 7Mindsets
E RATES AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION
A change in Washington, digital equity and filing windows.
 Listen to John Harrington of Funds for Learning
Presented  by CoSN
CRITICAL SKILLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS  
Author of “The Missing Link; Teaching and Learning Critical Success Skills”, 
from Rutgers University, Steve Heisler
Presented by Aperture Education
 
  
 “NOW THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION”
PROMOTING COGNITIVE RIGOR THROUGH CLASSROOM QUESTIONING
ASCD author Erik Francis ( book of the same title as the show is my guest) on creating
 a culture of inquiry for your classroom
Presented by EdCircuit.com 
 
 
 
 NCTE presents
 sj Miller,  Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services. NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of SchoolsNew York University, and his topic is Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans*and Gender-Dynamic Youth
 
 
 
 
CREATING GREAT MATH TEACHERS 
New standards for math educator education from AMTE leaders,
 Professors  Christine Thomas and Randall Phillipp and maybe even Mike Shaughnessy
 
 
RE-DESIGNING PRINCIPAL EDUCATION
We want principals to meet the needs of the districts that hire them.
 School and District  Leadership expert Jody Spiro is my guest
Presented by Hapara
 
 
 
 
CTE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION
ACTE brings us Kristen Law from The Horatio Alger Foundation, a great supporter of Career Technical Education
Presented by iCEV Online
 
 
EDWEB.NET  presents CULTIVATING EMPATHY
as an antidote to bullying
Edweb’s Lisa Schmucki and her guests  Judy Galbraith of Free Spirit Publishing and renowned expert on the bullying challenge, Educational Psychologist/author Dr. Michele Borba
 
 
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FEBRUARY  2017
SOCIAL STUDIES AND A WELL ROUNDED EDUCATION
Larry Paska, Executive Director of NCSS is our guest
Presented by HAPARA
 
 
NEW SURVEY RESULTS ON K-12 PRINCIPALS
Great information on what school principals need re Technology and standards from the industry as they make product decisions.
From the data company MCH STRATEGIC DATA   ,VP Angela Ridpath is our guest
 
 
 
 
 
  Executive Director of the Foundation Amy Valentine
 ( so wonderful  she had a day named after her last week) 
is our guest
Presented by COSN, the consortium for school networking
 
 
EDUCATION FOR FUTURE MANUFACTURING
RECRUITING A NATION OF MAKERS 
Rich Long of Learning First brings with him 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE 2017
&
THE SMARTBRIEF EDITOR’S CHOICE EDUCATOR/WINNERS
 Melissa Greenwood, SMARTBRIEF Director of Editorial Content with
 winning educator/bloggers Barbara Blackburn and Mary Tarashuk
 
 
 
THE CHANGING GLOBAL FACE OF FLIPPED LEARNING
Flipped Learning pioneer Jon Bergmann of Flipped Learning Global
 with an update on the global reach of Flipped learning
Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING
 
 
  
P21 on  CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP 
P21 Executive Director David Ross  brings with him
,Exemplar School Principal  Aaron Brengard from San Jose’s Katherine Smith School 
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE 
 
 
VITAL INSIGHTS ON DATA  USAGE FOR LEARNING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Where are the gaps? What’s really working? Are you ESSA compliant?
Acumen Partners brings us Drs. Bruce Hayes and Phil Esbrandt
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSITION  IN YAKIMA WASHINGTON’S 
 Dr. Michael Brophy, Superintendent with my co-host for the show, 
Discovery Education’s VP of Digital Learning Dr. Mark Edwards
 
 
NBPTS on WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO
Kim O’Neil, NBCT, on the new revised edition of the book in the title 
 
 
IT’S NATIONAL FFA WEEK
I do love the prospects for students in Ag Ed. Great careers abound…
To celebrate , we have FFA‘s Kristy Meyer
Presented by iCEV Online
 
 
1030a
HOW SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AFFECTS ACADEMICS
Marc Kirsch of Aperture Education is joined by Professor Dr. Cynthia Waltman
of Plymouth State University
 
THE AT-HOME KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM
 IN NEW ALBANY ,IN
Waterford Institute’s UPSTART program  is highlighted 
by two district educators, Tony Duffy and Barbara Hoover
 
 
AASA’s NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS
March 2-4 in New Orleans. If you’re a Superintendent, don’t miss out…
and to tell you why we have AASA’s Jimmy Minicello and Bernadine Futrell
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
 
THE GREAT VALUE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NASSP President Jayne Ellsperman is back with 
her thoughts on public schools, school choice , vouchers, etc 
Presented by IMPERO SOFTWARE
SPECIAL ED
THE C.A.S.E HYBRID CONFERENCE
with CASE’s Dr. Luann Purcell
 
A LOOK AT SOUTH CAROLINA’S SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCILS
The community gets involved in a very organized approach  led by our guest Tom Hudson,Executive Director of the SC School Improvement Council at U. of South Carolina Center for Ed Partnerships
Presented by APERTURE EDUCATION
 
 
 
THE BROADBAND IMPERATIVE:
GET YOUR STUDENTS CONNECTED AT HOME
SETDA‘s Executive Director Dr Tracey Weeks
joins us with Jim Spillane, Director of Public Policy at SPRINT
Presented by Funds For Learning
 
MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE,SAFE AND SECURE
Hapara’s   Lee Becker on the need to adopt technology 
and the why …while putting data to work for student learning

EDWEB.NET PRESENTS PAJAMA P.D. WITH TECH EDUCATOR AND PD SPECIALIST RACHEL LANGENHORST

LISTEN HERE

NOON:
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: KINDNESS IN THE CLASSROOM 
Learn about Random Acts of Kindness week and all the wonderful free curriculum activities
TALKING CIVICS EDUCATION WITH LOUISE DUBE OF I-CIVICS
ITS CTE MONTH
iCEV presents ACTE manager of Public Affairs Jarrod Nagurka and Kevin Oshinskie, Project Manager 
 
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS THROUGH GAME BASED LEARNING
Jon Cassie returns. His last show with me was terrific so he has to be even better this time. Jon is a Director of Innovation and Learning in California
 
A VISIT WITH HOPE STREET GROUP
Teachers on teaching and working with central admin  with TN Hope Street Fellows
 
 
 INTERDISCIPLINARY  SCIENCE EDUCATION WITH
President and Past President  Ellen Ebert and Peter McLaren respectively
on K-12 science education
 
 
 
A NEW REPORT ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS
Elizabeth Ross of NCTQ on their new report  about administrative support to produce the best educators.
 
DESIGN THINKING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF  FAILURE
Smartbrief brings us KY teacher Kristi Hodges on ‘design thinking” and learning by failing  from her award winning post!
 
 
MENTORING WOMEN TO LEADERSHIP
THEE EDUCATOR’S ROLE
Two of the very best superintendents in the country join us, 
 
 
 
SCHOOL SAFETY  K-12
Mo Canady, director of NASRO on the upcoming School Safety Leadership Summit
 
 
THE UNLEARNING LEADER
Thoughts on Superintendency and School Leadership from
 IL Supt’s Nick Polyak and Mike Lubelfeld about their new book
 
 
EDUCATION TODAY
Editor in Chief of EdCircuit.com, returning guest Charles Sosnik…well, returns.
Always a great show
 
DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS
Discovery’s S.V.P Bob Onsi on the creation and development of “Techbooks”
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JANUARY 2017

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR TECH SCHOOLS

Rich Bagin of NSPRA is our guest along with Shane Haggerty,NSPRA Board member

 and Communications Director at Tolles Career and Technology Center in Plain City, OH

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

ADDRESSING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SHORTAGES

Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt-Strobach and Dr Eric Rossen from the

 National Association of School Psychologists join us.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

TEACHING THE WHOLE TEEN

Practices that Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life to be discussed with 

authors Jeff Benson and Rachel Polliner

LISTEN HERE

 

CHARTER SCHOOLS AND A NEW ADMINISTRATION

Returning Guest Nina Rees, CEO of The National Alliance for Public Charter schools on what we can expect regarding charters under ESSA, The Trump Administration and School Choice

LISTEN HERE

 

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK with a chat on SCHOOL CHOICE

Always a good show with NCEA…with guests CEO Tom Burnford and our old buddy Heather Gossart. Hear what’s happening via NCEA.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

PUBLIC SCHOOL INNOVATIONS NATIONWIDE

The man in the catbird seat joins us, Executive Director of the association of Educational Associations,Learning First Alliance, Rich Long  with special guest NASSP‘s Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

THE TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION : 

CREATING COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STUDENTS

Thanks to Discovery Education, we have  Dr Katherine Bihr of Tiger’s Foundation with a curriculum available with  interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.

LISTEN HERE

 

SCIENCE SAFETY Pre K-12

The expert, returning guest Ken Roy, Chief Safety Compliance Office at NSTA and 

Environmental Health Director/Chemical Safety at Glastonbury CT schools

LISTEN HERE

 

 

A HOW-TO ON DIFFICULT DIALOG  and

GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IN THE CLASSROOM

Great resources and ideas for teachers from Generation Global

LISTEN HERE

 

 

AASA presents a show on 

THE ROLE OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

With February being African-American History Month, we have 

Dr Joyce Payne of The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and

 John Feming, CEO of Black Educational Events.  Cool show, indeed

LISTEN HERE

 

 

  THE AFRICAN AMERICAN READ IN

Hosted by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE 

Thanks NCTE… Black History Month approaches and we have  Michelle Rankins, Assistant Professor, English, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio  and ELA teacher/adjunct professor Jeanette Toomer  speak on the important subject of your participation

LISTEN HERE

SCHOOL BOARDS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CHANGING TIMES 
 National School Boards Association president Miranda Beard  for a chat on equity in education, the role of school boards in public education … and the new Presidential administration
 
 
CREATING MODERN DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Discovery Education’s VP of Digital Learning, Dr Mark Edwards bring with him
  two Canadian Ass’t Superintendents, Tim Cusack and Corine Gannon
 
 
ENGLISH TEACHER to TECH COACH to  ASPIRING ADMINISTRATOR
Let’s take the journey with SMARTBRIEF  award winning educator Adam Schoenbart
 and we’ll talk about his winning post on his blog
 
THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION FOR EDUCATORS FROM PBS
Returning guest Cyrisse Jaffe from WGBH‘s Education Department  on The Masterpiece Collection on PBS Learning Media ( Masterpiece is produced by Boston’s WGBH) with a look at the new series VICTORIA.
 
MEDIA LITERACY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
The nationally recognized expert Frank W. Baker returns.  
Learn how to use the Oscars and The Super Bowl as teaching tools for literacy,
 how to address fake news ..and more 
 
 
TEACHING THE SCIENCE AND DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING
Learn about the new digital tools, geared toward middle school from 
Responsibilty.org and their CEO Ralph Blackman
 
 
 
CIVICS EDUCATION , SOCIAL STUDIES AND A CHANGING PRESIDENCY 2017
My favorite Civics/SocialStudies triad returns…
Michelle Herczog , from L.A. County Office of Education, 
and Kamy Akhavan, CEO of Procon.org
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES
The Unsung Heroes of Educational Purchasing
Joan Wade , AESA Executive Director and Association President Jerry Maze join me for a great discussion
 
 
E RATES WORK
USE THEM AND GET WHAT YOUR DISTRICT DESERVES
starring Cathy Cruzan, President of Funds for Learning and
LaShona Dickerson, Tech Director  at Lafayette (LA) Parish School System
 
 
 
CLOSING THE POVERTY/LEARNING GAP WITH A GREAT PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH
From  beautiful St. George, Utah, right by Zion National park,, Kathy Peterson,Title 1 Director joins us. 
 
LETS STOP ALL KIDS FROM FAILING
Author/Educator  Mike Maloney (Canadian National Literacy Educator award winner)
is our guest on conquering the failure rate of 30-35% of our students
 
 
THE ARTISAN TEACHING MODEL FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LITERACY
ASCD author Dave Krulwich on working together to improve your teaching and the results thereof by using an artisan model for teacher development
 
 
 
 
 
SUPTS…SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS IN EDUCATION IN THE NEW YEAR
Two great IL Superintendents, Mike Lubelfeld of Deerfield and Nick Polyak of Leyden HS District 212, two of the founding members of AASA’s Digital Consortium on best practices for districts using digital media.
 
CERTIFICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Agricultural education offers many great STEM careers to students. Dusty Moore of CEV Multimedia, Erin Gorter of The South Coast Region Ag Ed Program and teacher Lauren Peterson from King CityHS in CA are our guests.
 
 
 
 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Pete Janhunen, a Principal of The Fratelli Group, an award winning communications firm based in DC providing strategic guidance and training  for education groups and leaders.
 
 
 

IF I HAD OGMENT ,I’D STILL BE IN THE CLASSROOM

PERSPECTIVES FROM A FORMER EDUCATOR ON A BREAKTHROUGH CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

OGMENT makes teacher’s work easier and makes learning better. Proving it, we have Meg Jackson, former high school history teacher and  current Ogment Lead Trainer, Johanna Wetmore,  co-founder of EvoText and Ogment 

LISTEN HERE

A NEW APP FOR TEACHERS TO CURATE AND COLLABORATE
Former KY Teacher of the Year and returning guest Ashley Lamb-Sinclair , about CURIO LEARNING
 
GREAT TO GREATER SCHOOLS
Dr. Doug Reeves and his research on “Great to Greater Schools
 
MAKE 2017 YOUR TEACHER POWERED YEAR
Educators Rebekah King and Liz Seubert on THE TEACHER POWERED SCHOOLS initiative from The Center for Teaching Quality & Education Evolving and their upcoming conference
 
 
STEM ENRICHMENT IN AFRICA
Cool show with Mark Gelfand , founder of STEM SYNERGY, introducing and teaching young ladies and boys in Ethiopia, South Sudan and other East African nations
 
 
 
THE STATE OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN 2017
Dr. Lawrence Paska, the new Executive Director of NCSS , is our guest…
opportunities and strategies for the new year.
 
 
WE WELCOME THE NEW ASCA SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to our guest , Michigan’s Terri Tchorzynski,  on the counselor’s 
role in career and college readiness
 
 
LEADING SCHOOL CHANGE IN CHANGING TIMES
Former Ed Tech Director in Klein, TX…Educator/author Ann McMullan , author of 
 
 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Returning guest, Dr. B. Grace Bullock, CEO and Founder of The Internat’l Science and Education Alliance, on the role of mindfulness in education and in our schools.Her new book is ‘Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success’

ARCHIVED SHOWS JULY – DECEMBER 2016 …

DECEMBER 2016
NCTQ AND THEIR NEW ELEMENTARY TEACHER PREP REVIEW
My favorite gadflies are back with us….
Sr. Director of Evaluation  at The National Council on Teacher Quality, Rob Rickenbrode, is our guest
 
 
FIVE SUCCESS SKILLS FOR YOUR STUDENTS
ASCD author and returning guest Tom Hoerr on his new book on THE FORMATIVE FIVE
 
 
TEACH PLUS on THE RE-SEGREGATION OF SCHOOLS
Good topic and we can all ask ourselves how the heck did this happen. Helping us find the answer is Andrew Pillow, a 5th grade social studies teacher at KIPP in Indianapolis  and a TeachPlus Fellowship alum
 
USE VIDEO FOR CURRICULUM, PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
& COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Returning guest Brandon Wilmarth, Technology Integration Specialist 
at Moore OK, public schools on how it’s working in Moore.
 TEACHING CULTURAL GENOCIDE
Returning guest The Upstander Project on  their documentary film-making and where you can get the resources.
watch a 3-minute video about the Upstander Academy: http://upstanderproject.org/academy/
PRE K-2 LEARNING  THROUGH GRADE 12 AND BEYOND
 TEACHING A LOVE OF READING
 Waterford Institute brings us their VP Anne Brown on the new acquisition  CURRICULET.
THE IMPORTANCE OF READING THIS TIME OF YEAR
AASLPresident Audrey Church, President Elect Stephen Yates and
Immediate Past president Leslie Preddy are my guests
THE M.A. IN ENGLISH
A visit with NCTE authorS Margaret Strain and Rebecca Potter on the changes in …and  the how and especially the why of getting the MA In English
P21 EXEMPLAR SCHOOLS
Learn why these schools were selected as examples for us all with P21’s CEO David Ross and two P21 Exemplar Schools , O.A Thorp Scholastic Academy
and Visalia Tech Early College
CREATING A SCHOOL/COMMUNITY CULTURE OF DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
 The Digital Citizenship Institute and Impero Software recently authored a whitepaper together called “Digital Citizenship, a Holistic Primer.Learn about from both groups .
MEASURING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BEYOND DATA
From the great state of North Dakota,
Travis Jordan , Supt of Beulah ND on Looking Beyond Data  
 
THE TEACHER SHORTAGE LOOMS
AACTE President Sharon Robinson is our guest with what’s going on at teacher training institutions nationwide
Taking on Drug Use Head On
OPERATION PREVENTION 
Discovery Education’s Mary Rollins, S.V.P. of Corporate Education Programs  & DEA’s Sean Fearns, DEA Chief of Community Outreach . Learn about the curriculum resources available to you.
 HOMEWORK: WHY AND WHY NOT?
Teacher, author, consultant Mike Anderson @BalancedTeacher
brings his expertise to the subject. Always a good , enlightening show!
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE ROWAN -SALISBURY (NC) SCHOOL DISTRICT
My  co-host Dr Mark Edwards, VP at Discovery Education and his special guest, Dr.Lynn Moody, Superintendent in Rowan-Salisbury on the shift, the students and professional development.
 
 
KEY TRENDS AND NEW RESOURCES FOR ED TECH LEADERS 
COSN’s CEO Keith Krueger and the CTO of 
Wayne Township (Indianapolis, IN) Pete Just

 

INSPIRING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LEADERS 

Susan MacDonald is our guest.
BUILDING A CORPS OF EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS
Principal training and Evaluation with The Wallace Foundation’s  Jody Spiro 
Presented by OGMENT
 
 
NCTE: TEACHING GRAMMAR TODAY
Its’ important. Learn why and how from the NCTE authors  of GRAMMAR TO GET THINGS DONE: A Practical Guide, to Real World Usage ,Darren Crovitz and Michelle Devereaux 
Presented by SMARTBRIEF 
 
THE TIMES…THEY ARE A’CHANGING…..
STRATEGIES FOR SHAPING THE FUTURE OF LEARNING .
Always good knowledge  from KnowledgeWorks. Katherine Prince and  Jason Swanson join us
CAREER READINESS IN CANTON OHIO SCHOOLS
GIVING STUDENTS AN ADVANTAGE FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT
Learn about the CAMP  program in Canton OH from 
Principal Ken Bruner and Tom Venturella, Director  of the program
21ST CENTURY GLOBAL SKILL BUILDING FOR YOUR SCHOOL
GENERATION GLOBAL RETURNS .
Dr Ian Jamison from England and Sandhya Gupta calling in from India 
on creating tolerance,  dialog and learning from your classroom to the world
THE ELECTION IS OVER…..TEACHING CIVICS ISN’T
Educator Shawn Healy of the IL Civic Mission Coalition is our guest
 
A PROVEN AND COMPLETE EDUCATION LEARNING SYSTEM FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Marc Guerrasio, CTO of Connections Education , a new learning and collaboration system
 by Pearson is our guest
 INCORPORATING ENGINEERING INTO STEM CLASSROOMS
  Project Engin’s Ann Kaiser  with two teachers  : Middle school educator RI’s Mike Martel 
and High School educator NJ”s Joanne Cavera
SCHOOL EFECTIVENESS AND ESSA 
Acumen Partner’s Steve Rowley and Julie Carter Founder of FilterED, an adaptive tool for districts
 which provides evidence and data on a school districts for a school district’s technology initiatives 
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NOVEMBER 2016
AASA’s NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR
Dr. Thomas Tucker of Princeton City, OH returns with a different show from last week on engaging superintendents and educators at all levels…and the community as well. We’ll also talk about school discipline and the role of AASA
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
 
EASY WAYS  TO IMPLEMENT ELEMENTARY STEM
The expert…Professor Billy Hix is back with great tips on the subject.Always a great show
 
 
ACCESSING BOOKS FOR STUDENTS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES
Betsy Beaumon, President of Benetech  and Bookshare for kids with dyslexia, blindness, etc
 
 
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND THE NEW CONGRESS/ADMINISTRATION
ACTE’s Alisha Hyslop ,Director of Public Policy, is our guest and she will
recap the current Congress and the prospects for the new one regarding Career/Tech Ed.
Presented by ICEV Online
 
THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP AND DISTRICT LEADERSHIP
or The Tom and Tom Show
Superintendent of Princeton City OH schools Dr Thomas Tucker and Associate Supt. Tom Burton, both of who were guests at Ednet are our guests
 
 
SHIFTING MATH CURRICULUM IN A DIGITAL TRANSITION
Discovery Education brings us returning guest and Superintendent-extraordinaire of DC Everest School District in Wisconsin Dr. Kristine Gilmore and math curriculum coordinator Mark Shrommer…along with my favorite co-host, Dr Mark Edwards, Sr. VP at Discovery
 
BENCH-MARKING SUCCESS IN THE OPPORTUNITY GAP
Learn about EdGE, the program that is bridging the opportunity gap that exists nationally between children of privilege and children with less….focusing on my home state of Maine where it works on the Coastal communities and island population of Downeast Maine
 
 
CONTENT AND METADATA FOR EDUCATORS
Myron Cisdyn content expert, good friend and a really smart guy on his recent
 international conference “E Learning Journeys” and how content is assessed and measured.
 
 
SCHOOLS AND BUSINESS WORKING TOGETHER IN MICHIGAN
 FOR INTEGRATED TALENT DEVELOPMENT
Ed Service Agency Kent ISD  Ass’t Supt Ron Koehler and Kevin Stotts of Talent 2025
 
 
CURRICULUM ECONOMICS  : A PATH TO A SOLUTION
with LaJuana Coleman of Secondary Curriculum Director at The Rio Rancho School District ,New Mexico  and returning guest Johanna Whetmore , founder of EvoText and Ogment
 
 
PERSONALIZED LEARNING Pre-K- 2
Dr. Sean Alford , Superintendent of Aiken County Schools in South Carolina on the
 implementation of Waterford Institute’s  Early Learning and SmartStart programs.
 
 
 
SETDA ON THE DIGITAL AGE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
We happily welcome Tracy Weeks, Executive Director and Candice Dodson, 
Director of E Learning at the Indiana Department of Education.
 
 
ADULT LEARNING.SURPRISING NEWS
Pearson COO Todd Hitchcock with the results of a new survey on the subject.
 
EDUCATORS MUST COLLABORATE AT ALL LEVELS
Learning First‘s Executive Director Rich Long and Principal Jayne Ellspermann, President of NASSP
 
 
NATURAL PLAY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
exploring his philosophy  that natural play environments create new opportunities for children to explore and grow.

A CALL TO ACTION

COSN’s ANNUAL SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY

COSN did the survey in partnership with AASA. To get a full picture of school infrastructure nationwide we have Keith Krueger COSN CEO, Rachel Jones, Project Lead and the CTO of Houston ISD Lenny Schad

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ASCD ON GAMIFYING YOUR LESSONS FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT , NOT JUST ELECTRONICALLY

 Jonathan Cassie, author ofLevel Up Your Classroom: The Quest to Gamify Your Lessons and Engage Your Students (ASCD, 2016) on gamified instruction strategies that are proven to engage your learners.

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BIG CHANGES AT AND NEW DIRECTIONS AT 

THE PARTNERSHIP FOR 21st CENTURY LEARNING

David Ross  (no, not the one who astoundingly at age 39  hit that homer for the Cubbies in game 7 after that wild throw to first),but rather our good friend who is now the  CEO of P21  on his vision for the organization and 21st Century Learning

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YOUR STATE AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING  UNDER ESSA 

ESSA  and a new report from iNACOL with Dale Frost and Susan Gentz

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1030a

 PLACE BASED EDUCATION

Carri Schneider of Getting Smart, the education consulting and media company is our guest

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QUALITY FEEDBACK FOR TEACHERS 

Teachers want feedback from their school leaders…only 30% say they get it.

Insight Advance has a solution that works for teachers and pre-service teachers PreK -12.

Learn about it from Rebekah Ralph of LaGrange College and Dr. Mike Moody

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EDUCATION AND THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

Timely Topic  from KnowledgeWorks with Matt Williams and Lillian Pace on what to expect from the new administration

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GREAT STRATEGIES FOR PARTNERING WITH PARENTS 

 Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, authors of Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions: A Powerful Strategy for Strengthening School-Family Partnerships (ASCD, 2016). Topic: How educators can use the Right Question Strategy to strengthen school-family partnerships.

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CIVICS EDUCATION MUST CONTINUE POST ELECTION

Returning Guest Marshall Croddy of The Constitutional Rights Foundation 

on teaching Civics every year.

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 WHY TRAVEL IS ESSENTIAL TO A COMPLETE EDUCATION 

Lisa Schmucki, CEO of Edweb.net and her guest

 Carylann Assante, Director of The Student and Youth Travel Association

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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCILS THAT WORK

My industry friend Jessica Adamson also has a small part time job as an involved Mom. She is chair of a local school Improvement Council at Ebinport Elementary where her kids go in Rock Hill SC. With her will be the Director of the South Carolina School Improvement Council, Tom Hudson, who works at the Center for Educational Partnerships at The University of South Carolina.

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INCREASING ENGAGEMENT WITH DIGITAL TOOLS
Walnut Valley Unified School District teacher Alice Chen  is one of this month’s 
Editors Choice Content Award winners from Smartbrief for her post How to Inspire a New Generation of Writers Through Blogging
 
 
NCTQ  ON TEACHER SHORTAGES
The Manager of Teacher Trends at The National Council on Teacher Quality
 Kency Nittler is our guest with the challenges and ideas for solutions
 
 
K-12 IMPACT ON HIGHER ED…
HIGHER ED AND DIGITAL LEARNING
What we’re doing in K-12 is making a difference. Great information from a new  survey as presented by  Tom Malek, Pearson’s Sr. VP of Partnerships.
CREATING “MASTERPIECE” RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

PBS’ Masterpiece offers tremendous resources for educators through the incredible work of education experts like our guest Cyrisse Jaffee, an editorial Project Manager at WGBH in Boston which produces Masterpiece. Learn all about it 

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
HELPING THE CHILDREN OF FLINT MICHIGAN
Hawn Foundation CEO Laurie Coots explains how “Mindfulness Training ” through the Foundation’s MindUP program is working in Flint . Laurie may be bringing guests from Flint schools with her.
 
 
MASS MEDIA AND MEDIA LITERACY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM 
 Media Education Consultant  Frank Baker , our guest, is the author of this new edition from ISTE.Important Topic !!!
 
 
 
A VISIT WITH THE COUNCIL OF STATE SCIENCE SUPERVISORS
STEM  and Standards withDr Ellen Ebert , President of the Council, is joined by Tiffany Neill, OK State Science Supervisor and President Elect of CSSS on the new framework for K-12 Science Education
STUDENT COLLABORATION IN CHEMISTRY CLASS AND BEYOND 
The author of CRUSH SCHOOL: Every Students Guide to Killing it in The Classroom…and one of this month’s Editors Choice Content Award winners from Smartbrief  for his post ” Google it! Collaborative classroom activity” is our guest.
LONG TERM MATH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TACOMA SCHOOLS
It’s working. We have Tacoma Superintendent Dr. Carla Santorno and former NCTM president , Professor Dr. Mike Shaughnessy who consulted to the school district
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 OCTOBER 2016
STUDENTS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD
Listen to what they’re doing at Leyden212. district in IL. 
We have their Superintendent, their President of the Board and two student board members
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSITION IN ROCK HILL, SC SCHOOLS
Dr. Mark Edwards, now S.V.P at Discovery Education brings with him 
 Dr. Harriet Jaworowski, Assoc. Supt for Instruction and Accountability in Rock Hill
 
INSIDE THE MIND OF SCHOOL SHOOTERS
Dr. Peter Langman , psychologist and author of “School Shooters” and “Why Kids Kill” 
 on a very serious subject on which he is THE  expert
 
SOLVING THE TEACHER SHORTAGE
A new guest, The Learning Policy Institute, a non-partisan organization that conducts and communicates independent, high quality research to improve education policy. Leib Sutcher and Anne Podolsky of the Institute on their reports “Understanding Teacher Shortages” and “A Coming Crisis in Teaching”
 
A VISIT WITH iCIVICS.ORG
TEACHING CIVICS ISN’T JUST THE ELECTION
 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s group
Executive Director Louis Dube on teaching this election, engaging students with their game “Win The White House” 
and why teaching Civics is important every year…have we learned that yet?
SEVEN KEYS TO A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Solution Tree author of the book of the same name Tom Hierck is our guest.
 
TRAUMA INFORMED EDUCATION
Jamie Redford and Karen Pritzker own KPJR films… and they have made an  incredible film on how adverse childhood experiences and trauma affect a child’s education. Their film “PAPER TIGERS” looks at the high school in Walla Walla, Washington, the 1st school to implement a complete trauma informed education system and their other film RESILIENCE looks at the effects of toxic stress. You’ll learn how to host a screening as well
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, STEM AND 21st CENTURY LEARNING
Returning guest Julie Tesch…and Angela Mayfield…, Executive Director and Education Director respectively at The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. They have some very unique resources for classrooms everywhere.
 
 
AASL ON SCHOOL LIBRARIES AND ESSA
 AASL Executive Director Sylvia Knight Norton , President Audrey Church and President Elect Steve Yates are our guests
 
 
 
USE DATA TO MEASURE WHAT MATTERS IN YOUR STUDENTS PERFORMANCE
Suzanne Wendt, Resource Consultant at Pearson for AIMSWEB,  a student assessment product
 is our guest….on understanding and using data.
 
LITERACY: TEXAS READS ONE BOOK
AASA brings us three Superintendents whose districts (Irving ISD, Corsicana ISD and Mission ISD) are involved in the excellent 
“Read To Them” program, boosting both community and student engagement 
STIMULATE INTEREST IN SCIENCE  5TH GRADE SCIENCE AND NGSS
Develop great supplemental classroom learning experiences to stimulate student’s interest in science. 
Our guests from Mentoring Minds are Karen Lane and LaDona Cook.
ARE YOUR STUDENTS ACTUALLY ONE LEVEL ABOVE THEIR GRADE?
The results of a new study suggest that the number may be larger than you think. We’ll be discussing that topic and how to close excellence gaps with Jonathan Plucker, the Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works at the Center for Talented Youth.
THE CONTENT CONTINUUM…FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD TO CAREER
Finding E Learning content that learners will use  as a contimuum ofleaning, returning guest , 
thought leader Myron Cizdyn, President  of BLPS gives us all a game plan.
 
 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS IN THE AGE OF ESSA
Returning guest Dr. Howie Knoff of Project Achieve is our guest on what ESSA really says about all this.
Presented by APPERSON SEL
 
TEACHER PREP AND CREATING A UNIFIED  TEACHING PROFESSION
A favorite guest, Dr Robinson of AACTE returns with insights on what’s going on in Education
programs at the College and University level and how that affects K-12 everywhere as learn to collaborate at levels .
 
 
TEACHING CIVICS K-12  DURING THIS ELECTION CYCLE
The boys are back in town….two terrific guests, Tony Pennay, Education Director at 
 Kamy Akhaven of the the great web site Procon.org are my guests.
CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION: The ACTE VISION CONFERENCE
Las Vegas beckons and since what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, we want to get the word out now about the upcoming national conference prior to the event…with Steve DeWitt of ACTE and Jerry Ellner, Nat’l Director of High School Education at UTI
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Two writing experts …NCTE President and University of Denver professor Doug Hesse 
and former Prez Kathleen Blake Yancey of Florida State are our guests
 
 
THE GOLDWATER INSTITUTE ON EDUCATION
Returning good guy Jonathan Butcher of The Goldwater Institute
 brings his expertise to the subjects of Native American education and Education Savings accounts.
 
A TEACHER COMPENSATION MODEL BASED ON 
INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Superintendent Dr Kristine Gilmore of DC Everest district in Wisconsin and 
the district Director of Technology  Emmett McBride on how they built and use this system
 
 
BRINGING TEACHER VOICE TO THE TABLE
Thanks to TeachPlus , we have Board Certified educator Bootsie Battle-Holt
 (I love the name name Bootsie, btw) . 
Bootsie is a 2016 LA County and LAUSD ‘Teacher of the Year 
and a Fellowship Alumna of TeachPlus
 
THE LASTING IMPACT THAT 
INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE HAS ON STUDENTS
Listen to this one from Generation Global on just how important this is. We have two students, one in Jordan and another in Singapore, plus Dr. Ian Jamison and Claire Lorentzen of Generation Global returning
 
INVITING YOU TO THE NCTE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Susan Hauser , NCTE President-Elect, invites you personally and will speak about the theme of “Faces of Advocacy” and the sessions…scheduled for Atlanta, November 17-20.
 
WHAT’S NEW AND EFFECTIVE IN 
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS
Rich Bagin of NSPRA is joined by Bloominton MN schools Director of Community Relations 
and Emergency Management Rick Kaufman on the recent released 4th edition of NSPRA’s Crisis Mgmt. Manual.
 
THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY AND EDNET 2016
The undusrty just met and her’es a review of the EDNET , the industry conference,
from Vicki Bigham of EDNET, Pat Cozens of Apperson and the one and only, Kathy Hurley
ICEV presents 
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IS STEM EDUCATION
THE FFA NATIONAL CONFERENCE IS COMING
There’s a zillion great STEM careers in Agriculture available to your students. 
I love doing Ag ed shows. We have Kristy Meyer of FFA as our guest to preview this 65,000 student attendee conference
CHARACTER EDUCATION AND A FREE CURRICULUM K-12 
Want to incorporate character and values into your K-12 program. 
The values of heroes make a difference to kids.Cathy Metcalf , VP of Education 
returns with  Tiffany Kovaleski, Chief of Staff for the Twin Cities Medal of Honor Convention,
 the person who  pushed character education legislation through MN 
 
 
CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF
 THE NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME 
 HoF Executive Director Carol Strickland is our guest…always elevating the profession
with a special emphasis on the Memorial to Fallen Educators
 
TEACHER POWER: MAKING THE LEAP FROM TEXTBOOKS TO DIGITAL
Brandon Wilmarth, Tech Integration Specialist from Moore (OK) schools  where the
 digital initiative includes paying  teachers to create digital content. He is joined by Ogment‘s Co-founder 
 Johanna Whetmore which is the platform they’re using for content creation.
 
 
SPECIAL ED ADMINISTRATION IN THE AGE OF ESSA
Dr. Luann Purcell , Executive Director of CASE is our guest
 
STEM Play in Early Childhood Education
Gryphon House brings us University of Central Florida lecturer and co author Kelly Jennings-Towle
 for a look at STEM without forgetting literacy and the arts .
OCTOBER IS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS MONTH
Past AASA president and Supt of District 214 in IL, Dave Schuler is joined by 
Wheeling High School (IL) senior senorita Hannah DeGraff for a look at 
Redefining Ready” and the month’s activities.
 
THE SHIFTING PARADIGM OF TEACHING
PERSONALIZED LEARNING THRU THE EYES OF TEACHERS
Previewing an  Oct 11 webinar and research paper from our friends at KnowledgeWorks
 with Jesse Moyer, Director of State Policy, Sarah Jenkins , Senior Mgr of Research & Advocacy and Elizabeth Foster VP of Strategic Initiatives at The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
 
 
P21’s PD ONLINE MODULES   and the  4C’s
David Ross, Chief Strategy Officer at P21 on this new initiative which opens for your learning next week
 
 
PROMOTING A GROWTH MINDSET IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Smartbrief and Smartblogs bring us  Jennifer Guido, a 3rd grade teacher from Lewes, DE 
on her award winning blog post
 
WHY GO OPEN? USING OPEN ED RESOURCES IN YOUR DISTRICTS
Edweb.net ‘s Lisa Schmucki and her guests Andrew Marcinek, former Open Ed advisor 
to the Department of Education and Kevin Hogan, Content Director for Tech & Learning
 
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION VISITS THE 
 COACHELLA VALLEY CA. SCHOOL DISTRICT
Coachella Valley Superintendent , rock star and frequent guest,Dr Darryl Adams and
NSBA’s Ann Flynn on Innovative Strategies & Practices to prepare students for life
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SEPTEMBER 2016
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF GIFTED STUDENTS
THE NAGC CONFERENCE 11/3-6 IN ORLANDO PLUS E LEARNING
Two guest join us from NAGC, M. Rene Islas, Executive Director … and Board member, 
Director of Gifted and Advanced Academic Services for Round Rock TX ISD, Michelle Swain
 
 
 iNACOL : ONLINE LEARNING, PERSONALIZED LEARNING AND ESSA
plus a chat about the upcoming national conference with, Maria Worthen, VP for federal and State Policy
 
FOSTERING UNDERSTANDING,EMPATHY AND DIALOGUE IN YOUR STUDENTS
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair ‘s  Foundation designed 
to help students become global citizens through understanding. 
The former PM’s Foundation  supports our guests from GENERATION GLOBAL
We have two American educators Jodi Ide and Cory Davis joined by GG Head of Education Dr. Ian Jamison and US manager, Claire Lorentzen
 
TEACHING THE ELECTION
WITH THE HELP OF A FUNNY, ENTERTAINING and AVAILABLE FOR YOU HALF-HOUR DOCUMENTARY CALLED
We have Producer/Director Bennett Singer who explores , from a Constitutional point of view, voting in America. So very informative, so very entertaining it is designed for everyone, but especially school children, complete with lesson plans. Hosted by Mo Rocca, comedian and  a regular on NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” ….once you learn about it…you’ll want to know how to get it and use it…..it is so terrific! 
 
 
A LOOK AT AUGMENTED REALITY AND ED TECH
Thanks to Smartbrief and Smartblogs, we have Ed blogger extraordinaire and
 fearless sixth grade teacher Mary Howard on her post, The Augmented Reality Sandbox

 

DYSLEXIA AND EARLY LEARNING
Pearson brings us  global leader in dyslexia research, Yales’s  Dr. Sally Shaywitz
 to help identify students  in kindergarten and first grade
 
 
THE CONSITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION on 
THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING CIVICS
Marshall Croddy, Foundation President, on creating informed, skilled and educated citizens
 
USING TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSESSMENT
Our friends at Apperson bring us a special guest, technology using N.C. principal Aaron Barr 
 
 
“DON’T BE MEAN”
THE ONLY CLASS RULE YOU’LL EVER NEED
Thanks to Smartbrief and Smartblogs, we have award winning education blogger, 
author of the Digressive Discourse blog for the Center for Teaching Quality, AZ educator Sandy Merz
 
WHAT’S NEXT FOR FUTURE READY SCHOOLS
Tom Murray of  The Alliance for Excellent Education, the Johnny Appleseed of “Future Ready” is our guest
 
 
CONTENT AND LEARNING PLATFORMS: EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN A NEW ERA 
As educational publishing undergoes massive changes , teachers and publishers need to source content as needed. Industry and Education expert Myron Cizdyn , president of BLPS Content Connections and  Gateway2Achieve, is our guest
 
 
THE SOUTHEAST EDUCATION NETWORK
The voice of the South in education (Editor in Chief of SEEN Magazine)and one of my favorite guests, Charles Sosnick returns with insights on Teacher Preparation, Global Education and the role of Community Colleges
 
 
 ED TECH…MAKING CURRICULUM CREATION & INSTRUCTION SEAMLESS
 Ogment makes curriculum creation easy for teachers. We have ELA Instructional Specialist
 Bryan Sandala explaining how he has used technology to bring it together for his students 
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COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM CREATION AND MANAGEMENT BY AND FOR TEACHERS
The creators of OGMENT are with us, Johanna Whetmore and Chris Robert.
 I met them at ISTE and this is one cool product making it easy to create relevant,engaging lessons  both school-wide and district-wide
 
 
TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE 
an NCTE show
Professor Jennifer Buehler of St. Louis University, author of the forthcoming NCTE book
 “Teaching Reading with YA Literature” is our guest
 
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P21 EXEMPLAR SCHOOLS
What an honor it is for a school to be named an EXEMPLAR SCHOOL  from The Partnership for 21st Century Learning
Learn about it from P21 leadership, Helen Soule and David Ross
 
 
 
COMMUNITIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLLEGE AND CAREER
 KnowledgeWorks, the experts in building educational ecosystems, helps me host this show
 showing how a community’s needs are reflected in K-12  and Community Colleges
 
INTEGRATING PRO-SOCIAL LEARNING WITH EDUCATION STANDARDS
Two favorite guests have co-edited a new book of the same title.
Sean Slade of ASCD and Jonathan Cohen of The National School Climate Center report in.
ELEMENTARY MUSIC AND BAND EDUCATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE :
THE PENNYWHISTLE BAND PROJECT
Enjoy listening to Don Castellow, Music educator and creator of the project
 
 
SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS AND YOUR EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY
Rich Bagin of NSPRA is joined by ESA Ass’t Superintendent  Ron Koehler of ESA, Kent (MI) ISU
Presented by IMPERO SOFTWARE
 
TEACHING BOTH SIDES OF CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS; ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, ETC
Kamy Akhavan of PROCON.ORG  returns…reminding educators of one of the best teaching websites out there.
TEACHING MORE ENGINEERING IN STEM
Ann Kaiser of ‘Project Engin”, a STEM Education consulting firm is our guest,
 bringing Engineering process of thinking into education K-12. 
 FYI, THERE IS A SLIGHT DELAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW
 
 
CULTIVATING OUTDOOR EXPLORATION…CONNECTING YOUNG CHILDREN TO NATURE
Gryphon House author Ruth Wilson “Learning is in Bloom” is our guest
TEACHER VOICE AND THE HOPE STREET GROUP
Brian Bishop of Hope Street Group on the impact of their teacher fellows  in their respective states and districts
 
A THOUGHTFUL LOOK AT LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY IN AMERICAN EDUCATION 1P
We’re excited to have as our guest the CEO of Istation, Dick Collins whom I met
 through the good graces of former Mooresville, NC superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards,
 now VP of Digital Education at Discovery Education.  
 
 
EFFECTIVE AND RESPECTFUL DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOL…NEW IDEAS IN P.D.
Award -winning Teacher, author and education consultant Mike Anderson  is our guest
Presented by Solution Tree
 
 
PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE IN MATH
with Florence ,AL math educator Michelle Russell, award-winning blogger for her post on the subject.
 
 
EDWEB.NET PRESENTS
HOW TO SUPPORT DYSLEXIC STUDENTS IN YOUR SCHOOL
Our guest is Terrie Noland  bringing 22 years of experience in training to the subject along
 with the one and only founder of Edeweb, Lisa Schmucki
 
 
 A HUGE CHANGE IN THE ED TECH INDUSTRY
FAREWELL KAREN BILLINGS,LEAVING SIIA’S ETIN. HELLO CHRIS LOHSE
The education industry is going to really miss Dr. Karen who has been the
 incredible leader of the Education Technology Industry Network 
Chris is replacing her as Director. Both visit.
 
 
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AUGUST 2016
BACK TO SCHOOL: THE ROLE OF TODAY’S SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Assistant Director of ASCA, Jill Cook on collaboration and challenges affecting counseling in our schools.
 
SCHOOLS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS LANDMARK NIH STUDY
THE ABCD STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

 Preparing for The ABCD Study to be the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Learn what is planned and how you might participate from Drs. Terry Jernigan and Sandra Brown

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VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION 
Pearson Director of  Learning and Innovation, Mark Christian is our guest. Great stuff on a global scale.
 
 
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION…ACROSS THE NATION
NBPTS brings  Debbie Kasperski , NBCT, of The National Board Resource Center in IL 
and Betsy Giles, NBCT, Director of National Board Certification of the Clark County Educational Association

 

THE ‘STUDENTS ON STEM’ SURVEY’ 
COO and Director of Research, Claus Von Zastrow at CHANGE THE EQUATION is joined  by East Boston HS Science teacher  who uses AMGEN’s BioTech Experience in her classroom to talk about the survey results
 
AGRICULTURE AND STEM EDUCATION
This is a favorite topic of mine and we have James Brown from The StemEd Coalition and Julie Tesch, Executive Director of The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
 
 
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A PROJECT BASED WORLD
Author Bonnie Lathram of  Director at GETTING SMART with best practices on PBL
 based on their new report written by Bonnie, Tom VanderArk and Bob Lenz.
CHILDREN AND TECHNOLOGY:THINGS TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW…PARENTS TOO.
We have the expert, Gryphon House author and the editor of The Children’s Tech Review, Warren Buckleitner
 
 
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES OF LEARNING SPACES
Award winning Principal Ben Gilpin takes a look at  schools as he asks himself and you

 

ON SEPT 9 FOR GRADES 6-12

 A 9/11 DISTANCE LEARNING EVENT :

THE FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

The Chief of Interpretation at the memorial Mary Jane Hartman is our guest as we all prepare for the 15th anniversary

and make it a learning experience

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ASSESSING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

SEL is key to today’s educational landscape . To discuss assessing students in need of such we have   Dave Aadams, SEL Director at Urban Assembly, Paul LeBuffe, Director of the Devereaux Center for Resilient Children and Pat Cozens of Apperson.

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AT-HOME KINDERGARTEN READINESS

The Waterford Institute’s UPSTART Program

Diane Weaver of Waterford andClaudia Miner, Waterford’s VP of Development and UPSTART Program Director, talking about UPSTART, Waterford’s at-home kindergarten readiness program. Recent research was released that shows students have long-term positive effects from the program, and it was recently expanded in Utah to include as many as 10,000 kids this coming year.

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ELEMENTARY STEM AND A TOUCH OF ASTRONOMY

Professor Emeritus Billy Hix of Motlow State returns.Billy is the Johnny Appleseed of STEM and works with teachers to  overcome obstacles In TN and AL to bring easy and learnable STEM into the elementary classroom

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CIVICS EDUCATION IN AN ELECTION YEAR 

The one and only Michelle Herczog returns, past president of NCSS and currently History-Social Science Consultant at Los Angeles County Office of Education on the C3 Framework and its importance in this election year.

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AT RISK STUDENTS AND INTERVENTION ACADEMIES

Our guest is expert Reggie Underwood. Chief Academic Officer at Advance Path Academics

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LINKING ASSESSMENT TO INSTRUCTION 

At ISTE 2016  Pearson unveiled enhancements to Schoolnet, the company’s award-winning, instructional improvement system (IIS), making it an even more powerful tool for linking assessment to instruction.Lisa Sieker, Vice President at Pearson, and she’s here to talk about Schoolnet 18.

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EFFECTIVE MATH TEACHING…PRINCIPALS TO ACTION

Professors Dr. Mike Shaughnessy of  Portland (OR) State & past NCTM president with Dr. Christine Thomas,Professor  of Math Education at Georgia State and President of AMTE , all about the teaching of math and current professional development in the field

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TEACHER LEADERS WORKING ON PROFESSIONAL COMPENSATION  & TEACHER CAREER PATHWAYS ISSUES

Three North Carolina teachers worked together as a team via The Center for Teaching Quality contemplating these issues. Educators Karyn Dickerson, Joanna Schimizzi and Ben Owens are our guests.

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SURVEY RESULTS: THE ED TECH GAP TEACHER LEADERS WORKING ON PROFESSIONAL COMPENSATION  & TEACHER CAREER PATHWAYS ISSUES

Edgenuity , experts in K-12 digital curriculum, recently did this survey and  to go over the results we have invited  their VP Leslie Sobon  and their Curriculum Solutions Supervisor, Kristen Pittman

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A NEW BOOK FROM ASCD

‘YOU’RE THE PRINCIPAL. NOW WHAT?

STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR NEW SCHOOL LEADERS’ 

Now what?? Easy to answer when we have the author, Dublin OH Principal Jennifer Schwanke

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 URBAN EDUCATION…THE SUPERINTENDENTS SUMMIT
Urban school leadership is the topic for AASA’s 2nd Urban Supt’s meeting in Alexandira VA. 
Our guests are Supts.Thomas Parker and Rod Thompson. Jessica Huizenga and Principal Andrae Townsel..all from ‘M’ states..Michigan, Minnesota and Massachusetts.
 
 
 
AN ISTE STANDARDS REFRESH
ISTE , Sr. Director of Standards, Carolyn Sykora on how ISTE standards 
have evolved  considering the changing environment of educatio
 
 
MAKING SCIENCE LAB SAFER
Dr. Ken Roy , Chief Safety officer of Glastonbury (CT) Public Schools. Always great info from Ken!
 
NCTE AUTHORS ON ‘SPORTS AND LITERACY’…BREAK DOWN SILOS AND ENGAGE KIDS
Great topic with Professor Alan Brown of Wake Forest and
Professor Luke Rodesiler of Indiana U…all about sports literacy,,middle school on!
 
THE GROWING IMPACT OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP
We welcome first time guest Celine Coggins, founder and CEO of TeachPlus
 
K-12 ED TECH and THE 2016 ELECTION
COSN brings us a great panel…. their Policy Chair & CTO of Calcasieu Paris Public Schools Sheryl Abshire, Reg Leighty, COSN Policy Consultant and Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning in Needham (MA) schools.
 
 

 

DIVERSE STRATEGIES FOR ELL/DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Gryphon House author  Dr. Jennifer Chen, author of “Connecting Right from the Start: 
Fostering Effective Communications with Dual Language Learners”
 
TEACHER RECRUITMENT and  ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALING
Our guest is Shawn Arevalo McCollough, President and CEO of The American Board is our guest. The Board is a non-profit organization established by the U.S. Department of Education and dedicated to building strong communities through preparing, certifying, and supporting teachers
 REPORT ON ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALING IN A NEW ERA OF WORK AND EDUCATION
with Pearson Acclaim’s Peter Janzow give us the scoop
STUDENT SELF MANAGEMENT, EFFECTIVE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE 
AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Dr Howie Knoff of Project ACHIEVE is our guest
 
TEACHERS AND STATEWIDE EDUCATION POLICIES
TEACHER VOICE and THE HOPE STREET GROUP
Hope Street Group, agents of change for educators, bring us two great North Carolina  teachers, Courtney Sears of Chapel Hiil-Carrboro Public Schools and Trey Ferguson, a high school math teacher from Wake County,NC on the North Carolina TEACHER VOICE NETWORK
 
 
 
A HEALTH LITERACY CURRICULUM
THE HIP HOP HEALTHY HEART PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
Superstar Superintendent of Coachella Valley California, Dr. Darryl Adams 
 is joined by a very healthy Executive Director, Jyl Steinback of Shape Up US
on the importance of children’s health to learning.
 
COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS AND REMEDIATION 
JACKSON COLLEGE’S ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING
Community College professors Clarinda Flannery 
and our good buddy Professor Amelia Gamel are our guests on an innovative program helping CC students succeed
 

 

AMERICAN INNOVATION, STEM AND THE MAKER MOVEMENT
Glen Bull,Hossein Haj-Hariri and Alan Grier  and Matt Hoffman of the Smithsonian.  Glen is an Education Professor at UVA, Hossein is Engineering Dean at The University of  of South carolina and Alan Grier  is the Coordinator of The Machine Tool Technology program at Midlands Technical College
 
TEACHING THE ELECTION
Guess what, there’s a Presidential election this November. There are resources to teach with.
Returning guest,Tony Pennay, Director of The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center
 at The Reagan Presidential Library, gives us a game plan
 
COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
 
MORE ON COMPTENCY BASED LEARNING, + DATA USAGE AND THE FUTURE OF ED TECH
EDUCATION OVERVIEW  FROM CHARLES SOSNICK
You’ll love listening to Charles, a returning guest and Editor in Chief of The Southeast Education Network
 
 
FREE AND TERRIFIC FOR NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION
THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTER KIT
Roxanna Eldon returns. Author of “See me  After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers” 
and starter kit creator for new teachers.
SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Cinema and Broadcast Journalism teacher & Smartbrief/Smartblogs award winning educational blogger,
Mira Costa  (CA) HS   Mike Hernandez is our guest
 
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JULY 2016
 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING and  THE HAWN FOUNDATION

This is Goldie’s wonderful educational foundation   for a vastly under-met need

in K-12 eduCation Our guest is CEO Laurie Coots.

 
 GREAT INSIGHTS ON HOW THE INDUSTRY REACHES EDUCATORS
 A PREVIEW OF EDNET 2016
Yes, I will even forgive Dallas the Cowboys because it’s the host city of EDNET this year, 
the industry networking/informational conference.Guests are the one and only Vicki Bigham, Conference Director plus Steve Wakefield from Discovery Education and Nicole Neal of Noodle Markets
 
 
 SCHOOL CLIMATE, DISCRIMINATORY DISCIPLINE AND THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE
The National School Climate Center returns  with their Policy and Legal Director Jessica Savage
 

 

THE MYTHS AND REALITIES OF SCHOOL SUMMER VACATION
SUMMER BREAK…THE SUMMER SLIDE… WHY?
Educational Demographer/Futurist Dr Kari Arfstrom is our guest
 
THE END OF WORK AS WE KNOW IT..PREPARING FOR THE WORKPLACE
IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD OF WORK FOR THE STUDENTS WE TEACH
K-12 and Higher Education from the point of view of the workplace Ann Parker , senior community practice manager for Association for Talent Development is joined by special guest Ray Williams of Ray Williams Associates. Important show as we are the ones responsible for teaching the future workforce.
 
A 2 DAY EVENT
DIGITAL EDUCATION  and 
THE MOORESVILLE, NC ‘SUMMER CONNECTION’
TWO SHOWS 
10-11:30 A
TO LISTEN TO THIS SHOW FEATURING VARIOUS COMPANIES THAT
PARTNER WITH MOORESVILLE GRADED SCHOOLS, A LEADER IN DIGITAL EDUCATION
2-330 PM
GREAT STUFF  ON MOORESVILLE GRADED  AND THE HILL CENTER FOR READING INTERVENTION, AND THE DIGITAL CONVERSION GOING ON VIRGINIA BEACH  AND ADDISON NY SCHOOLS
 
LIVE FROM THE MOORESVILLE .NC.
DIGITAL EDUCATION ‘SUMMER CONNECTION’
 DAY 2
10-11:30 A
THREE SUPERINTENDENTS ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE TALK
ABOUT DIGITAL CONVERSION IN THEIR DISTRICTS
RURAL GREENWOOD, SC DISTRICT 51
WHITTIER CITY, CALIFORNIA
ANACORTES,WASHINGTON
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LOCAL STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND ITS IMPACT IN EDUCATION
Rich Long, Executive Director of Learning First is our guest
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PRESENTING THE NEW PRESIDENT OF AASA
Texas Superintendent Alton Frailey, superintendent of Katy Independent School District in Katy Texas, was just installed (July 13) as president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, for 2016-17. Frailey succeeds Illinois Superintendent David Schuler, who will serve as immediate past president of AASA. 
INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS 
The author of “Liberty and Learning:Academic Freedom for Teachers and Students”, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor, David Moshman, returns to the show
 
AASA past-president Supt. David Schuler  on 
Re-Defining Ready
a new metric-based research model that emphasizes the simple fact 
that students are more than a test score
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
 
LIVE BIG. CHANGE LIVES. URBAN TEACHERS EXPANDS TO TEXAS
Executive Director for DFW metroplex , Emily Nolen
is our guest. Great teacher Training!!!
 
Edweb.net bring us former Supt.  and founder of  “Sup d’jour”  Gabe Soumakian on
WHY DISTRICTS NEED A CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
 
 
 A NEW REPORT ON  TEACHER DIVERSITY RECRUITING 
NCTQ‘s President Kate Walsh on school districts bring 
in more people of color , etc into their schools …how, why, is it working?
 
Our good friend , IL. educator Chris Bronke gives us a new acronym.
Thanks Chris!
ALL ABOUT “CLEAR” 
Collaborative Learning through Empathetic,Authentic Relationships
He’ll be joined by H.S English Teacher and writing coach for
 the National Blogging Collaborative , Robyn Corelitz
 
 
USE MOVIES TO TEACH LITERACY
NCTE author (“Reading in the Dark”, Reading the Reel World”)John Golden is our guest
John is an English teacher in Portland OR
 
 
 
SUCCESS IN TACOMA SCHOOLS
COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND ONLINE LEARNING
ADJUNCT FACULTY CHALLENGES
CC expert, adjunct professor and former NISOD Executive Director Larry Miller is our guest.
 
TAPPING THE POTENTIAL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN 
Early Childhood Technology Expert Warren Buckleitner , a Gryphon House author , brings his expertise to our show including 5 tech products every preschool or elementary  teacher should know and use. 
 
E RATE FUNDING 2016-17
An update with the expert, John Harrington of FUNDS FOR LEARNING
BOTH SIDES OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES  and HOW TO TEACH THEM
Procon.org ‘s President Kamy Akhaven joins us for a look at

 a great and neutral site for any teacher, particularly  English and Social Studies

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HMH presents NCEA on 
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERS
Jim Pavlacka, NCEA Director of Leadership Development  & 
Annette Jones, Ass’t Director are our guests
 
 
TAKE A WALK DOWN HOPE STREET WITH THE A GREAT TEACHER ORGANIZATION
“ON DECK:PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TEACHERS”
 with AZ Kindergarten Teacher Danielle Brown and Delaware High School teacher Robyn Howton
Presented by SOLUTION TREE
 
PROMOTING TEACHING AS A CAREER
Our guests are from South Carolina, the SC Teacher of the Year Jennifer Wise and Professor Ed Dickey of the The University of South Carolina (Go GAMECOCKS)
 
 
 
The Education Director of The Goldwater Institute  Jonathan Butcher returns with a look at  
EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AROUND THE US.
 
 
A NEW IDEA FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
ISTE  authors  Chris Carnahan and Kim Crowley
 
 BOTH SIDES OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES  and HOW TO TEACH THEM
Procon.org ‘s President Kamy Akhaven joins us for a look at a great and neutral site 
for any teacher, especially Social Studies
 
AUTHENTIC WRITING FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
SMARTBRIEF  award winning education blogger Dylan Fenton, an English Teacher from  New Joisey is our guest
 The co-founder of Flipped Learning Jon Bergmann is our guest about the new

2016 ARCHIVED SHOWS JANUARY THROUGH JUNE

THE CURRENT MONTH IS ON TOP
JUNE 2016
LIVE FROM ISTE
Conversations with various exhibitors at the conference
Each of these shows will be 1 hour  to 90 minutes long.
Guests will include Pearson, Promethean, MyON Reader, Exo U , Impero Software, Fuel Ed, Epson, Vernier and many others
LIVE FROM ISTE   …OUR 10 AM SHOW
Lisa Wolfe Communications presents  various products of Pearson Education plus School Specialty, and TCI
LIVE FROM ISTE ..OUR 2PM SHOW 
PR with Panache presents EXOU,Capstone, Pivot Ed, My Reader, Lifeliqe, Promethean, Lightspeed Technologies and ABC Mouse for Schools
 
LIVE FROM ISTE…OUR 4 PM SHOW
KEH Communications brings us Impero Software, Fuel Education, Vernier Science and Epson Projectors
LIVE FROM ISTE ON TUESDAY
Jennifer Harrison PR brings us Schoology, GetOgment.com and Turnitin Revision Assistant
Harvard Education Press author Michael Sadowski
“SAFE IS NOT ENOUGH”
BETTER SCHOOLS FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS
Considering the events in Orlando 2 weeks ago, this is an important show
COSN‘S “TRUSTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT’ SEAL
 
HOT TOPIC: DATA PRIVACY FOR YOUR SCHOOLS
 
We have the experts : Linnette Attai of Playwell LLC, Bob Moore of Dallas TX ISD and Melissa Tebbenkamp of Raytown (MO), Schools
Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING
 
MOVING YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO NEXT GENERATION LEARNING
Learn how Head of School at University Prep (WA) Matt Levinson made it happen. Matt was recently honored as a top education blogger by Smartbrief
“ZERO TO  THREE” NATIONAL PARENTING SURVEY REPORT
The importance of ‘fathering’ to early education and later success  for children with Zero to Three‘s Patty Cole and Claire Lerner 
 
 
ELL ASSESSMENT…plus
starring returning guest Sue Ann Towle…they’ll be at ISTE with their TELL assessment …plus
 
 
‘PRE SCHOOL TEACHER ‘ PREP
Continuing a show with NCTQ’s Hannah Putman…..on the challenges of training teachers for work in pre-school , based on a new NCTQ report
 
 
THE POWER OF EDUCATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS
 Futurist and demographer Dr Kari Arfstrom on “The Playdate Generation”…what’s coming down the pike for schools
 
INTERVENTION SUCCESS IN  KINDERGARTEN
Faced with serious challenges with a large group of incoming kindergarten kids , Amphitheater Public Schools in Tucson made it work for student success. Chief Academic Officer  Dr Roseanne Lopez is our guest.
ED INDUSTRY: DIVERSITY INITIATIVE FROM ETIN
 SIIA/ETIN has taken a look at diversity leadership in the industry with a need to reflect the schools they serve

 

 

 

A PREVIEW OF THE “WOMEN LEADERS IN EDUCATION’ CONFERENCE

The inaugural conference is in July in Boston and we have Kathy Hurley and Deb DeVries of Girls Thinking Global, organizers of the event as our guests
 
 
1030a
TWO SUPERINTENDENTS ON DISTRICT DIGITAL CONVERSION
Dr. Mark Edwards of Mooreseville, NC and Mark’s special guest, Dr. Damian LaCroix, Of Howard-Suamico School District in Wisconsin
Presented by Solution Tree
WELCOME TO EDNET 2016
The director of the industry’s most important networking event, Vicki Smith Bigham, is our guest.
 
LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
ILA , conference in Boston in July,brings us educator Kip Glazer . She writes “Purposeful Tech” for ILA at Literacyworldwide.com”
 
 
TEACHER LEADERS SPEAK ABOUT TEACHER LEADERSHIP
From The Center For Teaching Quality, our guests are teacher leaders  Jozette Martinez, Paul Barnwell and Val Brown
 
 
NOON
From NCSS leadership, the History/Social Science Coordinator of LA County’s Office of Education, the one and only Michelle Herczog
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION and BUILDING DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
AASA  brings us returning guest Mike Lubelfeld, superintendent, Deerfield Public Schools District 109, Deerfield, Illinois and from a little south of Deerfield,Nick Polyak, superintendent, Leyden High School District 212, Franklin Park, Illinois
“TECH OUT YOUR CLASS”
ISTE author Amy Prosser  with 6 projects to meet Common Core and ISTE standards
Presented by Waterford Institute
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
CASE Executive Director Luann Case joins us for a look at Professional Development though the summer and into the Fall
 
TUESDAY
 
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND THE BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
Kristin Hamilton and Michelle Accardi from The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards; their work with Native American education, the Atlas  Resource, etc
 
 
 
 SOCIAL STUDIES 
A visit with novelist Pat Leonard on teaching history through the eyes of the people who lived it…regarding Colonial history ..
 
 
THE NATIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER INSTITUTE
Taking place June 27-30 in Atlanta, we have Pearson’s VP of Language and Early Childhood Development Cheryl MacDougald
GLOBAL WORKFORCE READINESS & 21st CENTURY SKILLS
Dr. Helen Soule, Executive Director of P21 , The Partnership for 21st Century Learning, is joined by her  colleague Chief Strategy Officer David Ross
 
 
SUMMER LEARNING FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIANS WITH AASL
 OFFICERS LESLIE PREDDY AND AUDREY CHURCH plus EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SYLVIA KNIGHT NORTON
TECHNOLOGY, LEARNING MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT VOICE
 WITH TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR AND ELIZABETH FERRY OF AVON CT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THANK YOU HAPARA.
GIFTED EDUCATION
 WITH NAGC ‘s JONATHAN PLUCKER ON SUMMER LEARNING
 STUDENT CHOICE: THE KEY TO MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT
with ASCD author, educator and consultant  Mike Anderson

COMMON CORE AND READING

Solution Tree authors and Trainers Drs. Diane Lapp, Maria Grant & Kelly Johnson on CLOSE READING AND SCAFFOLDING  and  COMMON CORE STANDARDS

 
PERSONALIZED, ONLINE  LEARNING ; iNACOL’S Maria Worthern on the new report,
 
SOCIAL STUDIES , CIVICS AND THE REAGAN LIBRARY
 A real treat.. Learn about THE ANNENBERG PRESIDENTIAL LEARNING CENTER
 of  THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION  from The Reagan Library with Director  and former teacher Tony Pennay.
 
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY COLLEGES  THE COLLEGE PROMISE TOOLKIT with
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MONITORING STUDENTS 
with Impero Software’s  Marketing Manager Felicia Rateliff and IKeepSafe  Safety and Privacy Officer Holly Hawkins
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CREATING AND SUPPORTING STUDENT CENTERED PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 
in Meriden CT schools. Learn to replicate a good thing from Supt Mark Benigni  and Meriden educators Dan Corsetti and Mark Thornton
 
 
 
 
 
NCTE: THE ‘WHOLE LANGUAGE UMBRELLA’ CONFERENCE  , JULY IN ST. LOUIS
LITERACY THAT MATTERS: CURRICULUM, CREATIVITY & ACTION
 Let a smile be your “WHOLE LANGUAGE UMBRELLA CONFERENCE”. NCTE brings us  Caryl Crowell, President of WLU. program chair of the summer conference, Co-Ordinator at Borton Magnet School in Tucson and co-author of “Inventing  a Classroom.
 
ECONOMICS EDUCATION  
with the Education Director of American Institute  for Economic Research
Dr. Natalia Smirnova about their “Economics Across The Curriculum” program
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MAY 2016

 

URBAN EDUCATION AND BEYOND…THE RIGHT METRIC TO MEASURE STUDENT SUCCESS

Dr. Phil (not that one) Lanoue, National Supt of the Year 2015, the Superintendent of Clarke County School District (GA) asks “ARE WE HAVING THE RIGHT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT STUDENT SUCCESS?”

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.THE MOORESVILLE NC ‘SUMMER CONNECTION’ FOR SUPERINTENDENTS & STAFF. Mooresville Graded Supt. Mark Edwards and CTO Scott Smith  with a look at district Ed tech and a preview of the conference.

Presented by Solution Tree

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Ron Rice,  of The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools with CEO Emilio Pack of CrownPrep Academy (MD) and Lagra Newman, Head of School at Purpose Prep in Tennessee on  DESIGNING AND OPERATING A CHARTER SCHOOL.

Presented by Waggle Practice

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 EMBRACING THE CHALLENGE OF DIGITAL EDUCATION . A re-scheduled show that was cut short last week..Longview TX ISD’s IT Director Brian Pitts with Impero Software CEO Sam Pemberton. A tech glitch nailed us last week…we’re baaaack!

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Meriden CT. Supt. Dr. Mark Benigni and Director of Curriculum Barb Haeffner with actual students, the consumers,  on STUDENT CENTERED PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (PLE’s)

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FFA …AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND SERVICE LEARNING a favorite topic of mine with so many career opps for student d and in teaching. ..with their “Living to Serve” senior manager  Michele Sullivan …CREATING A COMMON LANGUAGE FOR SERVICEPresented by iCEV Online

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THE INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE . The old “IRA” has their conference in July in Boston.We’ll preview it for you with ILA’s Marcie Craig-Post and #NYEdChat co-moderator and ELA consultant Carol Varsalona,Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis.

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 The subject is  PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER PREP starring The National Council on Teacher Quality’s Director of Research Hannah Putman…considering a new report fort from NCTQ on that very subject…with an upcoming webinar to boot.

( FYI, SKYPE crashed on us 25 minutes in.

We have re-scheduled it to continue the conversation on June 20 at 130 p)

Presented by Waterford Institute.

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Miranda Beard , president of The National School Board Association and John Tuttle , past president join us for a discussion on the value of supporting Public Education

Presented by Knowledge Works

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A COMPETENCY- BASED APPROACH TO TEACHER EDUCATION… Learn about the evolution of an excellent ONLINE program at Granite State College offering  Masters degrees in School Leadership for  Principals and School Librarians.

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A great program for  MENTORING AND COACHING NEW TEACHERS

from the New Teacher Center with NTC founder Ellen Moir.

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OCM BOCES  in New York presents Making Learning Happen, a summer conference on
PROJECT BASED LEARNING/MAKER MOVEMENT and you’re invited.
Learn about it from Joanne Keim and  Jeff Craig
ENGAGING STUDENT  WITH STATISTICS ACROSS DISCIPLINES
DATAFEST was April 29-May 1
We’re always talking about data in education. This is a competition revealing insights on using it.
Julie Conover and Pearson Data Stats author Rob Gould, Datafest founder are our guests.
Learning Platforms and Differentiation/Student Voice /Personalized Learning with, from The Ottawa Catholic School Board ,Stephanie Meyers .. and from Richland (SC) School District 2 , Nikki Allman….with a big thank you to Hapara
 
The AASA Urban Superintendents Academy...participant Angelica Ramsay from Pleasant Valley School District (CA), Maria Ott of USC’s Rossier School and the one and only Jimmy Minichello from AASA
Thank you KnowledgeWorks for sponsoring
9a
Speaking of urban,  Urban Teachers  brings us educator Kyair Butts, a 3rd year teacher in Baltimore City. UTC creates great urban teachers, now working in Baltimore and Dallas/FortWorth
1030
Embracing the Challenge of Digital Learning.
Thank you Impero for bringing us Brian Pitts, Director of IT at Longview TX ISD
DUE TO A TECH GLITCH, THIS SHOW STOPPED AFTER 15 MINUTES.
WE ARE RE DOING IT MONDAY MAY 23 AT 1PM ET
NOON
As recently featured on the PBS NewsHour and CBS, Superintendent Extrodinaire  Dr. Darryl Adams returns to our show with a further report on new initiatives that this nationally-recognized Superintendent is bringing about in Coachella Valley (CA) schools.
Today we will talk about PERSONALIZED LEARNING and WALL TO WALL ACADEMIES working n Coachella.
9a
The DC Public Education Fund does great work in our nation’s capital .
Jessica Rauch, President  and Jason Kamras, DC’s Chief of Instructional Practice join us.
1030 
James Brown, the Executive Director of The STEM Education Coalition
talks about the new ESSA law and how it affects STEM education.
NOON
JUST ADDED
ISKME’S Lisa Petrides and school librarian Pam Harland on OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES.
NCEA  is the voice of Catholic education nationwide. Learn about their Summer Professional Development:
the STREAM 2.0 Symposium  scheduled for Philly in June and their LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE in July in Omaha.
HMH sponsors
Hail to the Chief…we have NCTM president Matt Larson on MATHEMATICS EDUCATION.
Thank you WAGGLE for sponsoring

KNOWWLEDGE WORKS Jason Swanson on THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION  in an ever-changing world.

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ISTE authors Ginger Carlson and Raphael Raphael “Let’s Get Social:THE EDUCATORS GUIDE TO EDMODO
Presented by Waterford Institute
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SMARTBRIEF/SMARTBLOGS  award winning educator  ASHLEY LAMB SINCLAIR, The 2016 KY Teacher of the Year, Teacher in Residence at KY DOE on  TEACHER LEADERSHIP

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The editors of  the NCTE Journal join us  for a look at how they they develop content for English teachers for the publication
 
 Welcome to a preview of the AAP “CONTENT IN CONTEXT‘ conference in Philly June 6-8; the must meeting for educational publishers.
WHAT DOES COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS REALLY MEAN  with BU Counseling Professor V.Scott Solberg.
Thank U AdvancePath

 

 

IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMPLETION RATE

New survey information on the power  and impact of Phi Theta Kappa , the CC Honor Society

Presented by Pearson

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Learn why you must have a well-trained School Resource Officer from the Executive Director of NASRO,
Mo Canady. Their convention is coming in July and school administrators should attend.
ITS ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY
iPADpalooza is coming and we have, from Eanes ISD in Texas , their director of Technology
Carl Hooker, a thought leader of the year  and  Chris Piehler, editorial director of PR with Panache

 

Quite simply, it ain’t your daddy’s classroom anymore.
We’ll be talking classroom management in the 21st century with authors Tom Whitby and Steve Anderson, all about their new book
HOW TEACHERS CAN CHANGE THE NARRATIVE
Interesting show for all with Dr. Mishy Lesser from The Upstander Project, an educational documentary film non-profit. Working nationally, Mishy was just working with teachers in Maine and we’ll discuss the Project’s  latest work on Native Americans, other films they made, and the learning resources behind them.
 
THE UPCOMING EETC CONFERENCE : TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Part of NAEYC ‘s conference, The Early Education and Technology for Children (EETC) Conference started in 2011 with the goal of bringing researchers, policymakers, and educators together to further conversations around what works for young children and to inspire innovative change on the behalf of children everywhere. Dr. Ben Heuston, President of Waterford Institute and founding sponsor of the conference is our guest
 
BOOSTING BRAIN POWER: 52 WAYS FOR EDUCATORS TO USE WHAT SCIENCE TELLS US
Young children and brain development….we have Gryphon House author and Co-founder of the New Directions Institute for Early Childhood Brain Development, Dr. Jill Stamm
 
DISTRICT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:EARNING ACCREDITATION IN SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS
Rich Bagin, Executive Director of NSPRA is joined by Barb Nicol , their representative to the Universal Accreditation Board and from Eudora KS schools, Comm Director and author Kristin Magette.
 
 
THE ‘IDEA’ PARTNERSHIP & ENGAGEMENT IN SPECIAL ED LEADERSHIP
Joanne Cashman, Director of the Partnership on ‘Leading by Convening’ and creating greater outcomes for students with disabilities.
 
THE VIEW FROM THE SOUTHEAST EDUCATION NETWORK
Our guest is Charles Sosnick, editor in chief at the Network, an educational media organization. Their last issue covered “Building the Perfect School”. Good stuff, believe me!
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APRIL 2016
USING FICTION AS A GATEWAY TO SCIENCE
I love this topic…..Follett Learning bring us  Tech Trainer Mike Jones, a life science teacher from Bloomington IL, and NIU’s Director of The STEM Read program,Gillian King-Cargile… going to be an outstanding show. 
 
THE NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME
With all the so-called ‘teacher-bashing’ going on, take pride in the profession. We have Executive Director Carol Strickland. The week of May 2 is Teacher Appreciation Week and the Hall is inducting new  inductees. It’s really worth knowing about. 
ENGAGING STUDENTS IN STEM …THINGS ARE LOOKING UP
My good friend , Professor Billy Hix, Director of STEM Outreach at Motlow College returns. Billy is also an intense amateur astronomer. Among other things, you can learn how the best show in town for your kids is also the cheapest just by taking a few minutes to look  at the sky at night! 
ASCD’s WHOLE CHILD SYMPOSIUM: THE ENGAGEMENT GAP
Mark the date: May 4th at DC’s Newseum. Giving us the scoop is ASCD‘s  Director of Outreach and Whole Child, Sean Slade, also author of the ASCD book  “School Climate Change “How do I build a Positive Environment for Learning”.
 Presented by Follett Learning
 
ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF MATH/STEM TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Math Education professors and returning guests, former NCTM president Mike Shaughnessy and AMTE president Christine Thomas on professional standards, professional development needs, etc.
THE PEARSON “ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING” WEBINAR SYMPOSIUMS
This is great PD for you. Mickey Revenaugh, pioneer in the field of online learning and  Pearson Director of New School Models is our guest …..New School models…about time !!! I love it. Hot topics to get your students engaged no matter where they are!
 
THE CHALLENGES OF FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
A real treat, a true expert in the field, Jackson College Profesor Amelia Gamel , author of “Help! My College Students Can’t Read” returns ..an important show for K-12 and Higher Ed professionals.
SUPERINTENDENT MARK EDWARDS OF MOORESVILLE GRADED (NC) AND…..
Mark’s special guest, the  SUPER-intendent of Burien, Washington’s Highline School District Susan Enfield , who’s waking very early for this conversation. We’ll look at her excellent district , it’s challenges and successes.
 
FUTURE READY SCHOOLS AND THE ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT EDUCATION
Tom Murray of The Alliance joins us for a discussion of Future Ready Schools and Future Ready Leaders.
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION: PRE-K in MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA
Thank you, Waterford Institute for bringing us Paula Rankin-Reese ,Pre-K program Manager for Mobile County on the simple fact that Alabama ranks #1 in quality Pre K. Learn about the ‘Just 4’ program
DEVELOPMENTAL MATH: EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED
That’s right…they can! Our guest is Elayn Martin-Gay, Professor at the University of New orleans and one of Pearson‘s Developmental Math authors.
 
 
NOON
STUDENT VOICE IN LEARNING
Science educator & Digital Learning Coach  Lisa Harrison of Vista (CA) Unified School District and IL English teacher Jennifer Streubling are our guests. We’ll hear their voices with a big thank you to Hapara
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: THE IMPORTANCE OF SEL FOR TODAY’S YOUTH
With thanks to AdvancePath Academics, we bring you SEL expert, BU professor V.Scott Solberg, author and  expert on career development for youth and youth resiliency.
 
STEM TEACHER RECRUITMENT
Triumph Learning’s Waggle Practice presents Professor Ed Dickey of The University of South Carolina and recent recipient of an NCTM Lifetime Achievment Award on solving a major challenge…recruiting STEM educators  
THE VALUE OF BEING A BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHER
Walk into a doctor’s office and look at all those board certifications. Gives you confidence in their skills, doesn’t it. Well, it’s the same for educators. Smartbrief brings us NBPTS CEO Peggy Brookins 
THE PROJECT BASED LEARNING NEW YORK PROJECT 
Listen to what the Onandaga/Cortland NY BOCES  has planned  from Doreen Bergman and Joanne Keim for this summer . Shannon Miller and Leland Melvin will be among the speakers speaking @ PBLNY.
Presented by IMPERO SOFTWARE
ADVANCING PERSONALIZED LEARNING UNDET THE NEW ESSA LAW
A look at the topic under ESSA from KnowledgeWorks Matt Williams and Lilian Pace
PLAN FOR ISTE JUNE 26-29 IN DENVER
Waterford Institute brings us Jennifer Ragan-Fore, Chief Events officer at ISTE with a first look at the conference
 
CREATIVE LEADERSHIP… FROM LEADING TO SUCCEEDING
Solution Tree author Dr Douglas Reeves, author of more than 30 books on educational leadership is our guest.
 
WRITING STRATEGIES FOR ACTION, THE 2016 CCCC ANNUAL CONVENTION
Linda Adler-Kassner, Associate dean of undergraduate education & professor of writing studies at UC Santa Barbara and Associate Chair of the CCCC is our guest
PARENTS AND GIFTED EDUCATION
What is the role of the parent. How does a parent know their child is gifted. Learn some answers from Rene Islas, Executive Director of NAGCRene is joined by Dr. Keri Guilbalt, Asst. Professor of Gifted and Talented Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University
Presented by Learning Bird
 
 
MATH EDUCATION TODAY
Professor Sam Otten of  The University of Missouri and doctoral student Cris Sheffel on the state of math education and math teacher prep today.
 
A K-12 SCHOOL IN COOPER LANDING ALASKA WITH ONE TEACHER
…and we’ve got him…K-12  educator Tommy Gossard from The Kenai Peninsula whom I met at FETC
Presented by Gryphon House
 
 
 
 
COSN‘s  ANNUAL IT SCHOOL SURVEY
Fresh off their DC conference last week, COSN brings us Paula Maylahn, Survey Project Lead, and Mike Jamerson, the Director of Technology at Bartholomew (IN) Consolidated School Corporation 
Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING
EYE OPENING SHOW……NCTQ STATE BY STATE TEACHER STATE POLICIES
Sandi Jacobs ( no relation), Sr. VP for State/District Policy at The National Center  on Teacher Quality on their new state policy dashboard
Presented by Triumph Learning
 
TEACHING WRITING WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT MOTIVATES STUDENTS
High School English educator Susan Van Doren experienced with a very cool product Turnitin’s Revision Assistant
 
 
EDUCATING YOUNG CHILDREN…BUILDING THE BRAIN  THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Gryphon House author Dr. Ann Barbour, Professor Emeritus at UCLA on her new book,
 
“EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE TEACHING’ WINNER , 1st GRADE TEACHER SARAH ALLEN 
I love this, a first grade teacher and online learning…. Pearson Education presents, from Indian Creek School in Maryland, a teacher who created a 1-5 Blended Learning program. Welcome Sarah
MORE ON ONLINE LEARNING …A LOOK AT PERSONALIZED LEARNING
We have iNACOL’S  Dale Frost and Susan Gentz on both Federal and State policies
 
 
 
THE  NEW ESSA LAW, POLITICS AND EDUCATION
The expert, the Executive Director of Learning First Alliance , Dr Richard Long returns with  his great insights.
 Presented by IMPERO SOFTWARE
 
 
 
CURRENT TRENDS IN SCHOOL CLIMATE… WHY CLIMATE CHANGE MATTERS IN YOUR SCHOOL
Jonathan Cohen of the National School Climate Center and his special guest,  Dr. Eric Hassler, Ass’t Superintendent of Curriculum at Monroe-Woodbury (NY) Central School District
Presented by HAPARA
 
DISRUPTION IN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING 
Edweb.net’s Lisa Schmucki and her special guest, Education Publishing Hall of Fame member,Encyclopedia Britannica’s Sr . VP Michael Ross on his new book ” Dealing with Disruption: Lessons from the Publishing Industry”
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MARCH 2016

AASA : CREATING AND SUPPORTING DISTRICT LEADERS

From the Superintendents Association, we have Jimmy Minichello, Mort Sherman and Bernadine Futrell  on the varied programs offered to Superintendents…Urban,  New Superintendents, etc.

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HEALTH OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL MOVEMENT ENGAGING EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS

Nina Rees, President  of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools in a continuing discussion of this new report.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

ENGAGING EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS IN ENSURING STUDENT SUCCESS 
NSPRA’s Rich Bagin is joined by former NSPRA president Kathy Leslie

 

THE MOBILE LEARNING MINDSET

Chris Piehler, editorial director of PR with Panache, is joined by the Director  of Innovation and Digital Learning in Eanes ISD, Texas, Carl Hooker

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PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION AT THE HIGH MEADOWS SCHOOL 

From High Meadows school we have Jay Underwood, Head of School and Leslie Nicholson  at this International Baccalaureate school

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A THOUGHTFUL REPORT ON THE TEACHER SHORTAGE

J. Renee Gordon is the Human Capital Strategist at E Squared a Human Capital Firm for K-12 schools

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 A NEW ERA FOR NCTE

We welcome Emily Kirkpatrick , the new Executive Director of NCTE

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APRIL IS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH

The officers of AASL Audrey Church and Terri Grief  join us as does Suzanne Dix,

Chair of the AASL School Library Month committee

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YOUR FIRST YEAR IN CTE…10 MORE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW  
NOCTI president  and author John Foster is joined by ACTE ‘s senior director of Outreach and Partnership Mike Connet
 
TEACHING BETTER: IGNITING AND SUSTAINING INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT
Author and Pearson Education Research Scientist Brad Ermeling  who wrote a new book , same title as the show, is our guest. Co author , Chief Academic  Officer at Orange Lutheran High School,Genevieve Graff-Ermeling will be with us.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATH EDUCATION: UNDERSTANDING MATH EDUCATION TODAY

Matt Larson, NCTM Presient and co-authorTim Kanold, , Past President  NCSM , on their new book “Balancing the Equation:A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents

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THE ‘WITH MATH I CAN’ INITIATIVE

TenMarks Meera Vaidyanathan  on changing student’s attitude towards math with many free resources available for educators.

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“TEACHING THE MIDDLE GRADES” : AWARD WINNING ED BLOGGER ELYSE SCOTT

Elyse is the latest Smartblogs winning educator for this wonderful post…How Feedback can be more Friendly”

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SCALING FOR DEEPER IMPACT IN URBAN EDUCATION

We present returning guest Drew Deutsch , the new  C.O.O at Urban Teachers  working in several cities to improve urban education

Presented by IMPERO software 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2016/03/23/preparing-teachers-for-urban-education

 

OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES TRANSFORMING LEARNING AND TEACHING

 

READING RECONSIDERED: RIGOROUS LITERACY INSTRUCTION

with co-authors of Reading Reconsidered: A  Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction…Doug Doug Lemov, Colleen Briggs and Erica Woolway

Presented by TURNITIN’s REVISION ASSISTANT

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2016/03/24/reading-reconsidered-rigorous-literacy-instruction

 

 

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

ISTE author Julie Lindsay on her book THE GLOBAL EDUCATOR, personalizing learning on an increasing flat Earth.

Presented by Waterford Institute

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SCHOOL BOARDS: THE UPCOMING NATIONAL CONFERENCE plus

John Tuttle, NSBA president, is our guest.

Presented by Planet HS

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PERSONALIZED LEARNING THE STORY IN ONE FLORIDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

From Acreage Pines Community Elementary in Loxahatchee, FL, our guest is principal Amy Dujon

Presented by Trumph Learning  and Waggle 

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DITCHING DEWEY: GENREFICATION IN YOUR LIBRARY 

Welcome to one of my new favorite words “genre-fication”. Our guests are Tiffany Whitehead, School Librarian, Central Middle School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Don Rokusek, Director, Program Director – Library Solutions, Follett School Solutions

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EDUCATOR VOICE AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE: MEET TWO GREAT TEACHER WINNERS

 Smartbrief/Smartblogs editorial director Melissa Greenwood co-hosts with yours truly as we host two great educator/spokespeople Science Dept chair Ramy Mahmoud of Plano TX ISD and Sarah Henderson,a 20 year HS English teacher.

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MOTIVATING STRUGGLING LEARNERS: 10 STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Our guest is Smartbrief/Smartblogs educator winner , author Dr Barbara Blackburn.

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SCHOOL SAFETY AND YOUR WELL TRAINED SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Mo Canady , the Executive Director of NASRO, the school resource officer association, is our guest.

Presented by KnowledgeWorks

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EMPHASIZING THE WRITING PROCESS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS 
I have been really looking forward to this show. Elijah Mayfield, the VP of New Technologies at Turnitin is our guest about an incredible new product called “Revision Assistant’, helping student and teachers improve and grade writing skills.
 
P21: HOT TOPICS IN 21st CENTURY LEARNING
Helen Soule, a favorite guest and coincidentally Executive Director of
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills , is our guest. 
 
PRE K AND TECHNOLOGY IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FLORIDA
Waterford Institute brings us Evelyn Ellison McFadden, Head Start  Supervisor
 in the eighth largest school district in the country
CTE:  A REPORT ON AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Great careers for your students abound, believe me, in Ag Ed.
FFA advisor/Ag Educator Paul Larson of Wisconsin is our guest
 
FEDERAL POLICY  ON EDUCATION
Rich Long, newly named Executive Director of Learning First and
educational policy expert is our guest..in a continuing series
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
COMPETENCY BASED SCHOOLS AND “IOWA BIG’
Dr. Trace Pickering, Associate Superintendent  of Cedar rapids schools
and founded of Iowa BIG is our guest.
Presented by HAPARA
 
EDWEB.NET PRESENTS “GIRLS THINKING GLOBAL”
Lisa Schmucki, founder of Edweb.net with her special guest Deb deVries, co-founder of Girls Thinking Global (with Kathy Hurley)…Sharing tools, material & experiences to improve the lives and career opportunities of girls
Presented by FOLLETT LEARNING
CHARTER SCHOOL LAW  AND THE STATES RANKINGS 
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ,President Nina Rees reviews charter law state by state.
Presented by Triumph Learning
 
TEACHING NON FICTION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
John Micklos, author of 25 children’s books, is our guest. 
Presented by Follett Learning 
 
RELUCTANT LEARNERS:STUDENT DIFFERENTIATION AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
ASCD  authors  Kristina Doubet and Jessica Hockett are my guests . They’ll be giving a pre conference workshop on the topic at ASCD
Presented by Waterford Institute
 
YOU’RE GONNA LOVE THIS SHOW : THE BENEFITS OF STUDENT  DOODLING
Smartbrief brings us another winner Dr Deidra Gammill, a CTE teacher in
Mississippi who focuses now on teaching kids who want to be teachers.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE AGE OF STEM

 NCSS Executive Director Susan Griffin is our guest

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CREATING INNOVATIVE SCHOOL CULTURES IN FUTURE READY SCHOOLS
The Alliance for Excellent Education‘s Tom Murray is our guest
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
PEARSON’S ‘READY FOR WORK’ EMPLOYABILITY SUMMIT AT SXSW 2016
The return of Pearson’s John Wannemacher  , planning the SXSW summit
on being sure we have a future workforce. 
 
RECRUITING, RETAINING THE K-12 MATH TEACHER
Former NCTM president, Professor  Mike Shaughnessy of Portland (OR) state is joined by AMTE president Christine Thomas of Georgia State for a discussion on K-12 Math Teacher training..
Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING
 
 
STUDENT OWNERSHIP OF THEIR LEARNING
HAPARA educators Evyan Wagner (Tech Coordinator in Battle Ground schools ,Vancouver WA) & Aida Awad (Science department chair in IL) on student agency.
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FEBRUARY  2016
THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Honoring high achievement student, Society Executive Director  Jonathan Mathis  comes on to tell us about their ‘ Honor Your Future Now” campaign.
Presented by Learning Bird
 
DIGITAL CONVERSION IN EAST IRONDEQUOIT SCHOOLS with SUPERINTENDENT MARK EDWARDS 
On this show, Mark brings with him Joe Sutorius, CIO  at East Irondequoit
 
 
MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND YOUNG CHILDREN
“SCHOOLHOUSE SLATE OR MEDIA DISTRACTION?”
The founder and director of  The Center on Media and Child Health , Harvard professor & pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Michael Rich is our guest  
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE
 
 
TEACHING FOR CHANGE: CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY
Executive Director Deborah Menkart of Teaching for Change on the need for quality books for children affirm identity for all
 
FREEDOM WRITING, GOSPEL LITERACY AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
NCTE brings us Professor Rhea Estelle Lathan of Florida State on, obviously, writing and its effect on civil rights.
 
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE RELATIONSHIPS
The National Superintendents Roundtable‘s Jim Harvey is joined by Community College president Dr. Michael Gorman of NJ’s Salem CC
CAREER TECH EDUCATION : STATE CONFERENCES REPORT
ACTE‘ s Sean Lynch on his visits to the Illinois and Wisconsin state conferences.
Presented by icevonline
 
“OLOGY” FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Explore with the free web site for students and teachers from The American Museum of Natural History with AMNH  educators Karen Taber and Eric Hamilton
Presented by Triumph Learning
 
RESULTS OF THE SURVEY OF ONLINE LEARNING in HIGHER ED 
Survey co-director Dr Jeff Seaman on the results , done in Partnership with Pearson, WCET, Tyton Partners and the Online Learning Consortium
 
A BLENDED HIGH SCHOOL WITH DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS
We present Dr Morris Leis, Superintendent of Coffee County GA schools…cutting edge blended learning AND as an earlier show indicates this week, a great example of working with community colleges
Presented by OdysseyWare
 
 
BUILD A CULTURE OF READING IN YOUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
A troika of reading leadership: Gary Anderson of “Read to Them”,Irving, Texas, superintenbdent Jose Parra and Watertown NY Ass’t. Superintendent Mary-Margaret Zehr talk about “One District, One Book”
 
Opening Doors for a Lifetime: Why a Better Vocabulary Leads To Success
with Georgia Scurletis, the Director of Curriculum Development for Vocabulary.com and Patti Cowles, Product Marketing Manager for Follett School Solutions, based in McHenry, Illinois
 
EDUCATING K-12 MATH TEACHERS…THE ICTCM CONFERENCE MARCH 10-13
The 28th International Conference on Technology  in Collegiate Mathematics is our topic and John Wannemacher, VP at Pearson in Higher Ed and Professional Learning with his colleague Julie Conover …the group sponsoring the conference
STUDENT ATHLETE SAFETY: A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP MAKES IT HAPPEN
Find out how Darryl Nance, Athletic Director for Greenville SC schools uses the Planet HS platform
to make a difference in South Carolina’s largest district
MEASURING YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS EFFECTIVENESS: THE RUBRICS PROJECT
Rich Bagin of NSPRA with Sandy Cokeley of Cokeley Communications,
past president of NSPRA  & creator of SCOPE
Presented by Hapara

 

LEARNING VISUALLY: WHY STUDENTS SEE IT BEFORE THEY READ IT
Richard Silvernail, Director of Technology in Johnsonville SC ( Florence School District #5) and Jonathan Plowman, EVP of New Dimension Media
DIGITAL EQUITY AND LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL SYSTEMS
COSN’ s Keith Krueger joins us with two special guests,Laura Hansen of Metro Nashville Public Schools
and Deborah Carcher, CIO of Miami-Dade Public Schools
 
 
 
STRONF INTERVENTION …3rd GRADE ON…& THE POWER OF RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN
 ADVANCEPATH CEO Stanley Greene on the power of resilience and saving kids on the
brink with the right curriculum and the right engagement strategies.

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION : THE NCEA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, MARCH 19-21
Dr. Thomas Burnford, interim NCEA president and their director of events,Amy Durkin preview the conference.
 
 
TRANSFORMING INSTRUCTION IN OUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb,  who keynoted at FETC, works as both a resource teacher throughout Baltimore County schools and also is a classroom English teacher brings with him Dr. Mary McComas, co-ordinator of professional growth for the district.
EDWEB PRESENTS “TEACHING ALL STUDENTS”
EDWEB,NET founder Lisa Schmucki co-hosts with yours truly welcoming Jessica Reighard of Brookes Publishing. We’ll be discussing “Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms”
Presented by FOLLETT LEARNING
 
 
GLADEO: WORKING WITH STUDENTS FOR CAREER READINESS
Michelle Cho and Joe Fortuno of Gladeo helping young people discover the many career paths and options out in the world by equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to help them pursue their dream careers.
Presented by iCEVonline

 

IMPLEMENTING THE C3 FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES STATE STANDARDS
Immediate past president of NCSS  and the History-Social Science Coordinator for the LA County Office of Education brings with her teacher Rebecca Valbuena from the Glendora (CA) Unified School District
Presented by SMARTBRIEF
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: CHOOSING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
  Fran Simon is our guest
 
 
TEACHING LITERACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE 
ISTE author Mark Gura …HE WROTE  AND EDITED THE BOOK
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE  and HAPARA
 
SCHOOL LIABILITY: SCHOOL AND SCIENCE LAB SAFETY
Expert Ken Roy, NSTA safety consultant and director of safety in Glastonbury CT schools is our guest
THE TRUE IMPACT OF ESSA  ACROSS THE EDUCATION SPECTRUM
A continuing series with education expert Rich Long
THE PATH TO A MORE EFFICIENT PAROCHIAL OR PRIVATE SCHOOL 
Follett Learning presents a very interesting show about E-commerce helping private /Parochial schools make it easier for parents to buy books while producing economic results for the schools. Bishop O’Dowd School in California is our special guest
THE STATES AND ONLINE LEARNING   WITH iNACOL
iNACOL state policy experts Dale Frost and Susan Gentz joins us for a look at how ESSA affects online learning re assessment, accountability and maybe some other words that begin with ‘a’ too.
Presented by  LIGHTSPEED SYSTEMS
 
 
ESSA AND GIFTED EDUCATION..WHAT EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT NEEDS TO KNOW
Presented by AdvancePath
 
 
 
 
THE E-RATE WINDOW IS OPEN 
Learn all you need to know about getting every dime you deserve under the new rules for E Rates with
BUZZWORDS IN EDUCATION…WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN 
Great and fun topic with the editors of ESchoolNews (Steven Noonoo) and the editor of ECampusNews (Meris Stansbury)
THE TEACHER SOLUTIONS  DESIGN THINKING PROCESS  FOR A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION.
Oak Park Elementary in Brevard Cty FL has been using this CENTER FOR TEACHING QUALITY process . Principal  Jennifer Brockwell and NBCT teacher Anthony Colucci are our guests.
Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING
 
 
 
TRANSITIONING TO HIGHER RIGORS STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS
We welcome Jeff Pegg, Principal of Wynnebrook Elementary School, in West Palm Beach , FL on working with the standards.
Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING
 
 
 
HOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN TELL THEIR STORY BY CONNECTING TO CURRENT EVENTS 
Education public relations expert Chris Piehler of PR with Panache gives school districts great examples and ideas on connecting to the community 
Presented by PLANET HS
 
FIELD TRIP ZOOM…THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
A great idea in tight budget times or anytime. Kevin Sullivan, one of FTZ‘s founders, is our guest
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT FETC  
Normally what happens in Orlando stays in Orlando, but not this time. Jen Womble, conference director
joins us to review the conference
Presented by SOLUTION TREE


 
CITE 2016 … PEARSON’S ANNUAL ONLINE LEARNING CONFERENCE
The conference is Feb 9 to 11 in Florida if you want to attend live, but it is available online too. We have Pearson’s Desiree Jewell, director of North American Strategy and Marketing, as our guest.
EDUCATION MARKET UPDATE
Jim McGarry, president of THE EDUCATION MARKET ASSOCIATION,  is our guest for this association of those folks selling supplies and equipment to schools.
Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING
 
 
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
Presented by FOLLETT LEARNING
 
PRESENTING THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR. 
Congrats to our ASCA guest, Katherine Pastor, school counselor of the year from Flagstaff High School in, where else, Flagstaff AZ…increasing graduation rate,college/career prep par excellence
 
COMPETENCE BASED EDUCATION ON STEROIDS. WELCOME TO CRESCO ,IA SCHOOLS
One of the top future-ready superintendents, John Carver of the Howard-Winneshiek school district brings with him, Crestwood HS principal Chris Rogne…professionals running cutting edge schools.
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
 
WRITING IN THE LIVES OF ADULT LEARNERS
NCTE brings us Dr.Lauren Rosenberg of Eastern Connecticut University, the author of the NCTE Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book  “The Desire for Literacy, Writing in the Lives of Adult Learners.
 
 JANUARY 2016
 
SUPERINTENDENT SPEAKOUT
Our monthly visit with Mooresville NC Supt. Mark Edwards…and his guest Wilson County TN Director of Schools,Dr. Donna Wright..the digital initiative in Wilson Cty.
Presented by SolutionTree
 
 
FAST “AGRICULTURAL  SCIENCE” TIMES AT THE REAL RIDGEMONT HIGH 
Ag Ed Teacher  Stephanie Joliff of Ridgemont High OH and Jillian Gordon,Ag/Environmental Ed grad student at the University of Georgia on their use of online curriculum from iCEV online. Cutting edge teachers with cutting edge techniques!!
 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
SOCIAL STUDIES AND ESSA …NEW FUNDING FOR MY OLD JOB
NCSS Executive Director  Susan Griffin on the impact of the new law on social studies. All good.
Presented by LEARNINGBIRD
 
 
THE IMPACT OF STUDENT WRITING 
SmartBrief Editor’s Choice Content Award winner , educator Jessica Burnquist on how student letters create  student engagagement , a winning blog post!!!
DISTRICTS DEVELOPING THEIR OWN LEADERSHIP PLAN
Professional Development Expert Myra Whitney is our guest
 
 
HELPING NON-STEM TEACHERS CREATE GREAT STEM LESSONS
We heartily welcome back  Director of STEM Outreach at Motlow CC (TN) Billy Hixwith some great ideas on STEM education in elementary educationwith an emphasis on space programs…..maybe the new 9th planet ( is it the planet
“Billy”) recently  discovered.
Presented by Waterford Institute
 
NCTE: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN 
Connecting kids to literature  with NCTE dynamo  and University of Minnesota educator Ezra Hyland ,
 host of the ‘Read-In” .
 
TEACHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOKS:A NEW REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHING QUALITY
Kate Walsh, NCTQ president on their new report on textbooks.
NCTQ always asks the right questions and their new report is no exception.
 
A CONVERSATION DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION: THE DIVERSITY COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT
NSPRA  , the leader in school district – community communication nationwide, has a new toolkit available. Discussing it are our guests Executive Director Rich Bagin and Board member  Stephen Nichols,NSPRA V.P for Diversity Engagement.
Presented by PLANET HS
 
 
OER AND ITS IMPACT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING:
EMPOWERING SCHOOL LIBRARIANS FOR SCHOOL CHANGE 
Former AASL president Susan Ballard with Amee Evans Gordon, Bob McLaughlin and Mary Ford.
Presented by FOLLETT LEARNING
 
SUPERINTENDENTS:  IMPROVING PARENT-TEACHER CHILD ENGAGEMENT
AASA wants Superintendents to focus in on these factors which create the achievement gap. Julie Gilbert Newrai , CEO ,AASA partner PreciouStatus,  is our guest 
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS and ADVANCEPATH

 

IGNITING TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND MAKING TIME TO LEAD & LEARN
ASCD author Bill Sterrett, Associate Professor at UNC in their Dept of Education Leadership is our guest. He’ll be presenting at the ASCD conference.
FFA…CTE & AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Communications manager of FFA, Kristy Meyer on the upcoming FFA week celebrations, as part of CTE month..and the why of agricultural science for your students careers.
Presented by iCEVONLINE.COM
 
EDUCATORS INTERACTING WITH THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY
For both educators and the industry, Ellen Bialo and Jay Sivan-Kachala of IESD on the why’s  of focus groups in producing great educational products. Learn why you should take part.
 
THE NEW TEACHER CENTER, WELCOME TO A FIRST TIME GUEST EMPOWERING NEW TEACHERS
Ellen Moir, the founder of NTC, is our guest on the resources that schools and their new teacher can use to impact student learning.
Presented by SolutionTree
GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY:FEBRUARY 3rd PROMOTING PASSION, CREATIVITY, AND PLAY IN OUR SCHOOLS
A favorite guest , Wisconsin educator Oliver Schinkten (also working with Lynda.com and LinkedIn) with 2014 CA Teacher of the Year Scott Bedley  …65,0000 kids participated last year.
Presented by GRYPHON HOUSE 
THE ACTE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Cindy of Brookwood HS, Snellville GA and to ACTE for making such a good choice. Joining Cindy will be her principal “Bo” Ford and ACTE’s Sean Lynch.
Presented by iCEVonline
SUCCESS IN DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DC Public Education Fund ‘s Jessica Rauch is joined by Brian Pick, Director of Teaching and Learning  for DC schools.
 
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING EDUCATION
HMH presents Greg Dhuywetter, Supt of Schools for the Roman Catholic diocese schools of Ornage County, CA.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT: WORKING WITH SCHOOLS, DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURS
We’ve got Ed Grocholski of JA with a very talented young man named Joe Fortuno, a recent JA grad and White House invitee, as well as working with a career development program called GLADEO.
 
 
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION: THE PEOPLE’S VOICE
NSBA president, Oklahoma’s finest John Tuttle and NY’s best , past president, Anne Byrne are our guests.
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
 

 

USING DATA TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WHILE IMPROVING  STUDENT ATHLETE SAFETY..CUTTING EDGE STUFF !!!
Planet HS is supplying all the data necessary to improve athletic and extra-curricular safety statewide in South Carolina. It’s incredible how it works. Joe Hawkins of Planet HS is joined renowned Greenville SC Athletic Director Darryl Nance .
AASA ON PERSONALIZED LEARNING
We start  2016 with Mort Sherman , Associate Executive Director of AASA and his guest Anne Brown, VP for Personalized Learning at School Improvement Network. 
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
P21’s Communcations Director explning why YOUR SCHOOL should apply for this recognition.
Presented by FOLLETT LEARNING

 

AASA : PROMOTING FAMILY LITERACY  
AASA has partnered with “Read To Them”. creators of  “One District, One Book”
 linking community and schools..having them all read  the same book at the same time…all being on the same page, so to speak. Gary Anderson of Read To Them is our guest!.
Presented by  KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
 
GET DATA ON STUDENT APP USAGE

Introducing a very cool product for schools…measure the app usage by your students with CatchOn.

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MATHEMATICS AT WORK: DISTRICT SOLUTIONS & RELATED RESOURCES ON PLC’S AND COMMON CORE
SOLUTION TREE bring us math author, teacher and leader Tom Kanold
IT’S CTE MONTH 
ACTE’s Sean Lynch on the importance of CTE month and plans for 2016
Presented by iCEV Online
 
THE NEW ESSA LAW AND YOUR CLASSROOM
 Time to leave ‘No Child Left Behind” behind. Rich Long, Education Leader, joins us for the first in a series.
SHIFTING TO COMMON CORE LITERACY 
Solution Tree author and consultant Cheryl Tibbals  on reconceptualizing on how we teach and learn
 
BRINGING NEW TECHNOLOGY AND A NEW LEARNING PLATFORM TO FETC
Returning guest Gateway2Achieve’s Myron Cizdyn (with Melanie Cizdyn) on adapting a new platform for optimum performance for special needs, etc…to be shown at FETC.