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

LISTEN HERE

 

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.

LISTEN HERE

 

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

LISTEN HERE

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YOUR STATE AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING  UNDER ESSA 

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

LISTEN HERE

1030a

 PLACE BASED EDUCATION

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

LISTEN HERE

 

 

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

LISTEN HERE

 

EDUCATION AND THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

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

LISTEN HERE

 

 

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.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

CIVICS EDUCATION MUST CONTINUE POST ELECTION

Returning Guest Marshall Croddy of The Constitutional Rights Foundation 

on teaching Civics every year.

LISTEN HERE

 

 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

LISTEN HERE

 

 

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.

LISTEN HERE

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 

LISTEN HERE

 

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
LISTEN HERE
 
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