DECEMBER 2017
THE ‘LOVE IN A BIG WORLD’ K-8 CURRICULUM
Basically SEL and Character Ed in a Big World with Curriculum creator Tamara Fyke
 
 
THE NEW REPORT
“10 million speak: Schools where Learning is the Core
13 Educational organizations on their combined vision
 for schools today with Dr. Rich Long, Executive Director
 
 
 
MICROSOFT’S COMMITMENT TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
 EDUCATION & DIGITAL SKILLS FOR ALL
Jane Broom, Senior Director of Microsoft’s Philanthropies is my guest.
 
K-12 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING:
COLLEGE RECOMMENDED TO CREATE COLLEGE READY STUDENTS
Evolution Labs Peter Kraft on how this works for  K-12 SEL and Character Education
 
 
 an AACTE  show
A PROFESSIONAL CONSISTENT LEXICON FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
AS ED STUDENTS DO MORE AND MORE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
You depend on Higher Ed to train your future teachers correctly and they’re doing it. Learn about the new report  with AACTE’s Rod Lucero and two George Mason U Education professors
 
 
 
NET NEUTRALITY CHANGES AND THEIR  EFFECT ON SCHOOLS
Oh, the times might be a’changing. 
I’ve got FCC expert , president of Funds for Learning, John Harrington on what K-12 needs to know. 
 
an NCEA show
THE DAY OF GIVING  IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Perfectly timed for the week before Xmas, we’ve got  Matt Russell and Gaby Gallagher from The National Catholic Educational Association.
 
FREE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES 
Brainpop’s new free collection for educators with  their Director  of Engagement Jessica Millstone.

 

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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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

 
 
 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 
 
 
 
FEEDBACK FROM LEADERS THAT CHANGES TEACHER PRACTICE
From “The Principal Center”, Director Justin Baeder, 
 
 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 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.

 

 

 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

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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.