THE VIEW FROM SOUTH PARK …
BRING THE FUTURE TO YOUR CLASSROOM TODAY
No kidding. My guest is the Principal of South Park Elementary in PA, Educational Futurist and author…returning guest Rob Furman on the start of the school year and BRINGING THE FUTURE INTO THIS SCHOOL YEAR.
WHAT MAKES A MAGNET SCHOOL.
Todd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America , on their upcoming October conference and creating different types of magnet schools.
COMPREHENSION DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN EARLY SCHOOLING
Waterford Institute brings us a fascinating topic, at least to me with
Nell K. Duke, Ed.D., is a professor of language, literacy, and culture and faculty associate in the combined program in education and psychology at the University of Michigan.
COSN’s NEWEST DIGITAL EQUITY TOOLKIT
Digital Equity, its definition and why it’s a hell of a lot more important than being a buzzword or cliche. How to make it a reality in your district with CoSN expert Susan Bearden, Director of the project.
EARLY LITERACY STARTS IN THE LIBRARY
This is going to be a fun show with the Gwinnett County Public Library and Augmented Reality with the help of Alive Studios, student engagement experts
SOUTH CAROLINA’S STATEWIDE EFFORTS FOR
Thanks to CCSSO, we are honored to have SC State
Superintendent Molly Spearman as our guest
CIVICS IS BACK and I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER
with two of my resident experts on the subject, IL educators Mary Ellen Daneels and Shawn Healy, both of the McCormick Foundation, Shawn runs their Democracy Program
AUGMENTED REALITY, 21st CENTURY SKILLS AND STEM
Emerging technologies for education with Darya Yegorina, CEO of Clever Books working daily to create equal access to technology for kids globally.
BUILDING A SOCIAL LEARNING NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR SMALL RURAL SCHOOLS
Improving student outcomes by focusing on growing a comprehensive school transformation model of community involvement…with Dr. Jeff Hawkins of the KY Valley Ed Cooperative and Transformation leader Jennifer Carroll
DEVELOPING YOUR CLASSROOM PRESENCE
We have California educator Sol Henik, a teacher of ‘at risk’ students whose post won Smartbrief’s Content Award this month
Tom of The Alliance for Excellent Education is “THE KING OF FUTURE READY SCHOOLING’ and will talk about leadership and what goes in to making a school work at maximum to produce ready and able students.
MATCHING DIGITAL CONTENT
WITH DIGITAL EQUITY
The Chief Academic Officer of Discovery Education Marty Creel joins me in conversation on the role of content when it comes to equity for all student’s learning
THE LAW AND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
Education Legal Experts on equity. Get the real scoop from our panel of legal scholars which includes, Dr. Gina Umpstead of Central Michigan University. Dr. Justin Barthon of the University of Kentucky and Dr Mark Paige of UMASS-Dartmouth.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR STUDENTS AS A STAPLE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Competency Based Education expert Fred Bramante returns for a look at where the future of education is…and the future is NOW.
RURAL EDUCATION & THE SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS AT A VERIZON GRANT LEARNING SCHOOL NO SHOWS ON FRIDAY. WHAT THE HECK ITS SUMMER
Allan Pratt of The National Rural Education Association is joined by Dr Jason Bell and Ryan Goodman of Polk County TN schools
Paul Ezen, our guest, is the Director of Graduate programs in the School of Educatopn at SNHU as SNHU “partners with 2 revolutions” for 21st century teacher education.
ROBOTS DON’T REPLACE TEACHERS….THEY ENHANCE LEARNING….FOR ALL STUDENTS !
We have a true expert in the field with us, education expert Rich Margolin, Winner of the 2017 Tech Titan award and a 2018 finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southwest region. He is now CTO of Robokind.
INNOVATIVE ASSESSMENT AT ITS BEST
Teela Watson works at an ESA near FT Worth that works with 77 districts. Every district is different. How do best assess children in different districts. This is a good one. Thank you Fresh Grade
YOUR STATE TREASURERS &
“THE ABLE PROGRAM”
and its effect on Education for People with Disabilities
with two State Treasurers Eric Schmitt of Missouri
and Michael Frerichs of IL.
REDUCING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR EVERYWHERE IN YOUR SCHOOL
AN ONLINE FORUM TO BETTER PREPARE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
starring Lisa Schmucki of Edweb and her special guest , Dr Monte Tatum of Freedman Hardeman University
TEACHING CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING…A SCHOOL LIBRARIAN SPEAKS OUT !
This time Smartbrief bring us IL High School Librarian, Professor Rebecca Scott on her award winning post
LEADING SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TO EDUCATE ALL CHILDREN
One of my favorite superintendents returns. Phil Lanoue and his co-author Dr Sally Zepeda on their new book
SCHOOL-COMMUNITY BASED ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS
Listen to nationally recognized expert & founder of Test Sense,John Tanner.
Learn about the unintended consequences & how to fix them.Thank you, Fresh Grade
“CTE ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP:
10 THINGS TO KNOW IN YOUR FIRST YEAR
The new book from ACTE & NOCTI with authors Delmas Watkins, John Foster and Clyde Hornberger
You’re gonna’ love this show with NAGC as their guest is Jake Allen, teacher in Huntsville AL
and a recent contestant in this year’s Jeopardy Teacher Tournament.
HOW TO BUILD GREAT EDUCATORS
A real treat, we have SNHU Dean of Education Ray McNulty on their programs and partnerships
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH
DISABILITIES TO EXPLORE STEM
Dr. Greg Firn is my guest. Greg, a former Superintendent is now COO of RoboKind ,
a company devoted to all children with a special expertise that helps challenged students
A DEEP LOOK AT TITLE l
Thank you Waterford for bringing us Federal Policy expert Charles Blaschke
A VISIT WITH LANDMARK COLLEGE
Landmark College is exclusively for students who learn differently including Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, etc. President Peter Eden is my guest.
THE ILA STANDARDS FOR THE PREPARATION OF
Professors Diane Kern & Autumn Dodge on how the
updated standards reflect equity and diversity, etc
EVERY STUDENT DESERVES A GREAT COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
I couldn’t agree more in a computer age. The Computer Science Teachers Association brings us CT-based computer science educator/advocate Chinma Uche. She comes to us with an unbelievable science & computer education background
MAGNET SCHOOLS: THE VISION
the Supt of Mt Airy (NC) schools, Dr. Kim Morrison.
90 YEARS OF EMPOWERING EDUCATORS IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA
Dr.Paul Ziegler, Executive Director of Ed Plus… in a digital transition working with Discovery Ed
THE TEACHER POWER OF BOARD CERTIFICATION
Board certified Wisconsin Educator Lyman Elliott on teacher activism in Wisconsin and the
growing need to certify more educators as a marker of true professionalism
Five Roles and Mindsets that ignite Positive Change in Schools with
ASCD authors Alissa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson
They’re planning a trip to Qatar for educators…and we’ll talk about all their work during the show.
ALL ABOUT READING & LITERACY WORLDWIDE
Rick Smith, CEO and Jule McCombes-Tollis, Chief Academic Officer are my guests.
IDA is a first time guest..and there will be many more shows.
We have the author and the leading expert on compliance, Linette Attai.
A must listen for school district leaders.
NORTH DAKOTA: CREATING AN EQUITABLE SYSTEM FOR ALL STUDENTS
Thank you ,CCSSO for bringing N.D.’s State Superintendent Kristen Baesler
PREVIEW THE 2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Find out why LA in July will be a great experience with ASCA’s Director of Education and Training Jen Walsh
WHOLE CHILD EDUCATION:
SAVING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Returning guest Mike Hynes, Superintendent of Patchogue-Medford schools in NY is a great thought leader on Potential Based and Whole Child education
CREATING A VIBRANT CULTURE OF STEM
We’re heading over to Richardson TX and speaking to Supt. Dr. Tabitha Branum to
discover all the great thing she and her team are doing in the district.
AN EXPLORATION OF MICRO CREDENTIALING, ACCESS AND EQUITY
HAPPENING JUST BEFORE ISTE IN CHICAGO:
Our good friends Bruce Umpstead and Wayne Skipper join conference organizer Noah Geisel.
Badges are cool and important…a very worthwhile listen
THE STATE OF SOCIAL STUDIES 2018
NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska with Board member Mary Ellen Daneels
and Utah Social Studies educator Robert Austin
BOZEMAN , MT SCHOOLS & PROTECTING STUDENT PRIVACY
Linnette Attai of Playwell LLC, Tech expert Tom Unwin join Bozeman’s Tech Director Brad Somers
HOW LIVE, ONLINE TEACHERS FULFILL CRITICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSIONS
Academic service needs grow and districts need even more qualified educators.
Find out how East Moriches NY school superintendent Dr. Charles Russo handled the challenge with help from iTutor….iTutor’s COO Steve Pines will be joining the conversation.
THE CROSS CURRICULAR ‘CSI FORENSIC ‘ UNIT IN DRIGGS, IDAHO SCHOOLS
I learned about this at ASCD where the teaching team presented. Breaking down the silos,
getting the community involved and getting the kids engaged….who could ask for anything more. We’ve got the teaching team as our guests
THE AASA URBAN ACADEMY
with Morcease Beasley, Superintendent Clayton County (Ga.) Public Schools & Rupak Gandhi, Superintendent, Fargo (N.D.) Public Schools. AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched distinct partnerships with Howard University and the University of Southern California to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas.The leadership program is designed to prepare individuals for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban settings. Two of the latest graduates from the program include our guests.
INTERVENTION ! REACHING STRUGGLING READERS
Thanks to our friends at Waterford Institute, we have with us Dr. Gayle White-Wallace, the Director of Pre-K and The Standards Administrator of ELA/Literacy, Reading & Social Studies at NY’s Mount Vernon School District
MAKING GREAT STEM TEACHERS
There’s a national UTEACH consortium of colleges making great STEM educators.
Represented today are The University of Houston, University of Kansas and The University of Texas in Austin
Board certification is so important for all educators and NBPTS is the group that does the certifying. Today we’ll be talking with Rich Klein, NBPTS Communications Director and his special guest Sabrina Gates, Executive Director of The Center for Technology and Education in Hillsborough County, FL.
EDUCATORS FROM PUERTO RICO UNIVERSITIES
CREATING A ‘ DISASTER PEDAGOGY’ CURRICULUM
How do we teach our children after a disaster like the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico, tornadoes everywhere, floods in Houston, etc. We have Professors Ricia Anne Chansky and Edward G. Contreras Santiago and award winning author Marci Densiuk on dealing with these terrible situations and creating a way to teach children about how to deal with it all
From USAD, National Director Joyce Swanson and our good friend from AESA, Executive Director Joan Wade
ENSURING EQUITY FOR ALL STUDENTS
a former Elementary school Principal of the Year. Thank you Fresh Grade for this introduction
THE NEW DAILY MATH FLUENCY PROGRAM
From our old friends at ETA Hand2Mind, we have Golden Apple award winning educator,
Lindsey Petlak to explain this exciting new product
LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL RURAL COLLEGE ACCESS & SUCCESS SEMINAR
Thank yoU , Executive Director Allen Pratt of NREA for this show on rural workforce development aligning with K-12 to end the skills gap.
THE ED-FI ALLIANCE & SETDA
SETDA‘s Execuitve Director Tracy Weeks is joined by ED-FI‘s Maureen Wentworth.
Ed-FI is a non-profit that empowers educators with comprehensive data
that is secure, accurate and actionable
SOME GREAT THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
VP Eileen Hillebrand
HELPING ENGLISH TEACHERS PERSEVERE!
Great show title from NCTE with guests, authors Professors Leila Christenbury
and Ken Lindblom on “Continuing the Journey” for seasoned professionals
MAINSTREAMING SPECIAL ED IN THE CLASSROOM
THE AACTE SPECIAL EDUCATION TASKFORCE
AACTE brings us Dr Renee Roselle from UCONN, Dr Deborah Reed from U North Florida with
AACTE’s Amanda Lester & Dr Jane West
GIFTED EDUCATION: THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP AT ADVANCED LEVELS
From Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, we have Dr . Jonathan Plucker.
Dr. Plucker is also President-Elect of The National Association for Gifted Children
IDENTIFYING SCHOOL SUPPORT NEEDS AND THE ‘GET GO’ PROCESS
Returning guest Dr. Howie Knoff on identifying MTSS “Multi-Tiered School Support” Needs.
MANAGING THE BALANCE BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY USE
I always love doing shows with my friends at Facilitron. This is a subject too long overlooked.
This time Jeff Benjamin brings with him former AASA Supt of the Year
Phil Lanoue who is a great guest whenever he comes on.
They’ll talk about their new “White Paper” on the subject.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
We have one of the experts with us, Dr. Fraser Shein of Quillsoft on Universal Design for Learning
and how AT has grown
“ILA Choices” Reading List
Putting Quality Lit into the Hands of All
Paying increased attention to diversity: Race, Culture, Abilities, Gender with
Terrilynn Lebel Cheney from Maine’s Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Julie Scullen of Anoka-Henderson MN schools, former member of ILA’s Board of Directors and former Pres of MN Reading Association
DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE
GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF CERTIFIED TEACHERS
TEACH NOW is an amazing company I met at the AACTE Conference.
Founder Dr. Emily Feitstritzer has been revolutionizing teacher education for over 40 years is our guest.
MAKING DIGITAL CONTENT ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
with special guests NWEA’s Director of Accessibility Brian Tosky and Dr. Elizabeth Barker, their Accessibility Lead . We’ll talk on the importance of Universal Design and much much more
PREPARING TEACHERS FOR IMPORTANT &
CHALLENGING LEADERSHIP ROLES IN SCHOOLS
From “The Witch City” in Massachusetts, Salem State U Professors Jacy Ippolito
and Megin Charner-Laird on their new certificate program
Dr. Robert McLaughlin , Executive Director, is our guest.The Collaborative works
with communities to close the digital divide for low income learners.
THE CONVERGENCE OF CONSUMER &
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS
COSN’S ‘EMPOWERED SUPERINTENDENT INITIATIVE”
Supt. Ann Linson of East Noble School Corporation in Indiana and
Supt Mike Winstead of Maryville, TN join Ann McMullan representing COSN
Educator Voice from Smartbrief
with Smartbrief Editor’s Choice Content Award Winner
Matt Miller, Indiana Educator, blogger and author
EMPOWERING NEW TEACHERS THROUGH
CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION
of the New Teacher Chat and Professor at University of La Verne
EXPLORING THE PUBLIC ROLE OF THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL
NAESP’s Ass’t Executive Director,Danny Carlson is our guest
A LOOK AT SPECIAL EDUCATION TODAY
CATHOLIC EDUCATION : SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
There’s a great schedule for Catholic School educators from NCEA.
Learn all about it
ED TECH AND THE FULL LEARNING CYCLE
Waterford Institute’s COO Andy Myers join us on engaging the
entirety of education; students, family, teachers and administration
THE “NEXT GENERATION SCHOLARS” PROGRAM OF
with Brian Dulay Executive Director of The Roundtable. Work with your business community!!
A CULTURE OF S.T.E.A.M. EDUCATION IN JANESVILLE WI SCHOOLS
Always promoting equitable education for every student through “Janesville Promises”,we have Stephen Pophal, Janesville Supt. and Josh Truman from Discovery Education who is working with the district to explain it all
INTEGRATING GROWTH MINDSET IN K-6
Thank you Newmark Learning for bringing author and professor Dr. Rosanne Kurstedt,
Assoc. Director of READ East Harlem/Hunter College
Authors Bill Sommers and Diana Zimmerman join us on having the right conversation at the right time.
Creating a partnership of the entire community to bring about STEM Education in an organized manner
ED TECH ,EQUITY AND THE POWER OF USER EXPERIENCE
A LOOK AT MANAGING AND CREATING INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING
Teachers working together to build better learning. Who’s in charge and how
is it done successfully with educator, blogger and thought leader Starr Sackstein
QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS YOU CAN USE
SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox is joined by Utah educator
Alan Griffin, currently Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah Sate DOE
BRING THE SKY INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
STEM expert Professor Billy Hix returns with tips on science curriculum and using astronomy in your class , even in daylight hours. Every show with Billy Hix is a great one! Treat yourself and listen.
HOW HIGH THE BAR?
TRULY MEASURING U.S. EDUCATION AGAINST OTHER NATIONS
Supt of Patchogue Medford (NY) Schools , Michael Hynes
PORTFOLIOS AND AN EQUAL PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
Thank you Fresh Grade for bringing us the wisdom and experience of
Dr. Sean Scott, Ass’t Supt. of Medford TX ISD
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM OF TODAY
A real treat calling from The American School of Tegucigalpa Honduras, we have educator Michelle Lagos…thanks to our friends at The Computer Science Teachers Association where she was the first person of Latin American heritage to serve on the board
EMPOWER STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Our good friend Bruce Umpstead of ScaleUp Education Partners is joined by Eric Butash of The Highlander Institute.The Highlander Institute is an education non-profit organization focused on researching, developing, and disseminating innovative methods to improve outcomes for all learners
LEARN ABOUT THE
NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
A terrific conference coming to Lake Buena Vista Florida June 13-15.
Explaining it all is LSI’s CEO Michael Toth. Its all about THE POWER OF YOU”
ISTE on IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
Teacher Christina Torres, an 8th Grade English Teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has worked with Teach For America, Hope Street Group, the Center for Teacher Quality, and Teaching Tolerance. on her award winning post
CONNECTING THE DOTS
IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES WITH GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
Two Instructional Technologists from Ozarks Technical Community College join us , They use a product called COURSETUNE which is getting rave reviews nationwide , allowing K-20 educators to design proper learning. It is very very cool and your district needs to know about it..
THE AASA DIGITAL CONSORTIUM..APRIL 19-21 IN ST. LOUIS
AASA’s Digital Consortium is co-chaired by
IL Superintendents Mike Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak.
We’ll focus on the critical importance of digital learning and mobilizing school supts
in creating E Leaning environments
A HALLMARK OF PROFESSIONALISM IN SCHOOL COMMUNICATION:
Every district needs a professional communications officer in an age of family engagement and financial pressures. We have ring Rich Bagin and Karen Kleinz and Jennifer Landes of NSPRA, The National School Public Relations Association, to explain it all.
Thank you NCTE for bringing us Huntersville, NC AP Lit educator Melissa Smith and her students.Melissa is the creator of the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag
Poetry’s cool. Have no fear. Enjoy the show and
FINDING SUCCESS THE FIRST YEAR:
A SURVIVORS GUIDE FOR NEW TEACHERS
an expert on improving writing instruction is my guest
Developing Educator Capacity within Schools and Systems with author Eleanor Drago-Severson
RETHINKING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
ASCD authors Dr. Brent Duckor and Dr. Carrie Holmberg of the new book,
7 High Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning
AND STUDENTS WORKING WORLDWIDE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Students from the US and Qatari students met in Doha for a sustainability conference called YALLAH C2A. The kids loved it.
We’ve got students involved to talk about their sustainability proposals and ideas.
The Mathical Book Prize aims to share books which inspire a love of math in the everyday world. Each year’s winners and honor books join a selective and ever-growing list of fiction and non-fiction titles for kids of all ages Math professor from the University of Wisconsin in Madison Dr Jordan Ellenberg and Kirsten Bohl of The Mathematical Sciences Outreach Institute join us to discuss the winning titles
MIDDLE SCHOOL CTE
An ACTE show presented by iCEV featuring the CTE Director of Peoria schools in AZ
Patti Beltram and ACTE’s Steve DeWitt
PROPER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LEADS TO
NEW FUNDING IN SAN JOSE SCHOOLS
How they’re doing it is explained by ESUHSD. org Assistant Supt of Business Services Marcus Battle. Thank you Facilitron for the introduction
SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to my guests
Colorado’s Cassie Poncelow of Fort Collins ,
Crystal Brewer from Pinola, MS
and Geoff heckman from Platte City, MO
ALL ABOUT MAGNET SCHOOLS
starring the Founder and Chief Academic Officer of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative, the one and only Jon Bergman
NURTURING THE QUIET KIDS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Returning guest , whole child , connected educator Chrissy Romano, on balancing social emotional learning and advocating for those quiet kids, lessons learned after 25 years in the classroom.
PROTECTING STUDENT DATA PRIVACY
and Education Daily reporter Emily Brown
PBS: HELPING TO CREATE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS K-12 IN GEORGIA
talking about their very unique partnership.
Champions for students have started a new service for educators. Guests are the founder ,
longtime NJ educator Rich Allen and Michele Hill, World Language and
Special ed educator, consulting to Disrupt ED.
ITS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH
The gang from AASL is here to help your school celebrate….including Library Month Chair Jillian Ehlers from Queens, NY, Steve Yates , AASL prez, the one and only Sylvia Knight Norton, AASL Exec. Director and AASL Prez-elect Kathryn Root Lewis
LITERACY COACHING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ILA brings us Dr. Jacy Ippolito from Salem MA State University, Chair of the Secondary and Higher Ed Department and Dr. Rita Bean, Professor Emerita from the U of Pittsburgh on the specialized role of Literacy Coach
E SPORTS IN EDUCATION…STEM
In addition to Friday Night Lights, you need to know about E sports for your school , focusing on what Orange County CA has done with UC-Irvine Professor of Informatics Constance Steinkueler , Gerald Solomon of the Samueli Foundation and also Head of School at Samueli Academy , Anthony Saba are my guests.
ACCESSIBILITY IN EDUCATION
Guest Steve Nordmark works with The National Center
on Accessible Educational Materials at CASTand is an expert on this topic
which is affecting every school and company in education.
STRATEGIES TO MAKE YOUR SCHOOL SITES WORK FOR YOU
Thank you FACILITRON for setting us up with Los Gatos CA SchooL Superintendent Diana Abbati who just presented at The Coalition for Affordable School Housing conference . Diana is an expert in facilities management,
this show is a ‘must listen” for district administrators.
A SUPERINTENDENT’S VIEWS ON TEACHER EVALUATION
My special guest is Superintendent /author Dr. PJ Caposey
of Meridian CUSD 223 in IL.
HOW SUPERINTENDENTS LEAD EARLY LEARNING
along with Anne Brown, VP of the Waterford’s Education Division
SHARING STORIES OF HOPE AND HEROISM FOR STUDENTS K-12
Going to be an interesting show with a group called MY HERO being used by K-12 educators worldwide.
20 years in and going strong…advancing education for gifted children,
President Betsy Jones is our guest
Editor’s Choice Content Award Winner from New Jersey, educator Mike Dunlea visits
to discuss his post (higlighted above) on changing jobs, positions in education.
PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
& TECHNOLOGIES K-12
More on accessibility with The Director of
Cynthia Curry..focusing on the definition of accessibility and
how educational producers and school districts need to react
GROWTH OR PROFICIENCY…IN K-12
starring the curriculum director of Snake River, Idaho schools and current Commissioner on the state’s Public/charter schools commission, Sharilynn Bair;
an expert on aligning curriculum and assessment to improve student learning.
Co-starring Ms Bair’s guest, Kelly Tolman, “2nd grade teacher extraordinaire”.
DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS AND PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT
Meet the large and successful ISTE award winning Surrey School District of British Columbia and their Curriculum and Innovation Specialist Karen Fadum and their District Principal of Communicating Student Learning Antonio Vendramin.
FIRST OF TWO SHOWS LIVE FROM THE CONFERENCE
This one with Board members Tom Vander Ark and Valerie Truesdales who is the CTO of Charlotte- Mecklenberg Schools in NC. Tom run “Getting Smart…..and , of course, Keith Krueger of COSN will be with us
HOW STATES ARE REACTING TO ESSA
Looking forward to having Carissa Miller , the interim Executive Director of CCSSO on to discuss states leading in ESSA, Equity Issues and a new effort to spotlight best practices nationwide
LIVE FROM COSN : PART DEAUX
with COSN/ Networking experts Project Director Paula Maylahn, CTO for Bartholomew Schools in IN Mike Jamerson and Cosn Board Chair , CIO Sante FE NM schools, Tom Ryan
SCHOOL DISTRICT DATA ANALYSIS AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
on their findings, research and methods for you to reduce error, gain time
and establish practices that work. Smart guys, great ideas.
LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE IN K-12 EDUCATION
Renowned author , educator and consultant Jimmy Casas is my guest
SUPPORTING ARTS EDUCATION
THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORING ELA EDUCATORS
An NCTE show with Anna J Roseboro on NCTE efforts in mentoring
EARLY LITERACY AND THE NEWLY LAUNCHED MAP
READING FLUENCY ASSESSMENT
From NWEA, we have Dr Cindy Jiban and Jennifer Knestrick on how it was created and how it works.
EDWEB.NET NOW APPROVED FOR PD CREDIT IN SEVERAL STATES
It’s Edweb’s 10th anniversary, we wanted to let you know about your opps for PD credits…and what the process is for Lisa Schmucki and educator Melissa Hodgson to make it happen.
THE RURAL RESEARCH AGENDA AND FROM LAST WEEK
with the co-chairs of the agenda team Drs. Greg Montalvo and
Victoria Schafer plus NREA Executive Director Dr. Allen Pratt
RESOURCES FOR LEADERS
AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER LEARNING
NAESP’s Honor Fede on the completion of their new resource report.
HOW BRITISH COLUMBIA’S SURREY SCHOOLS
ARE LEADING CANADA’S DIGITAL TRANSITION
Superintendent Jordan Tinney joins Discovery’s VP of Ed Partnerships Andy Schaefer
for a lively conversation on digital conversion. Learn by example, eh?
ENHANCING MATH TEACHING AND LEARNING IN TACOMA SCHOOLS
Tacoma Superintendent Carla Santorno and Math Instruction Facilitator Laura Bower
with Math Consultant, former NCTM Prez , Professor Dr Mike Shaughnessy
MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION
Two great and enjoyable experts return, Dr. Faith Rogow and Cynthia Scheibe,
both founding members and officers at NAMLE.
SUPPORTING THE PRINCIPAL PIPELINE
Assistant Superintendents Glenn Pethel of Gwinnett Cty, GA and Tricia Mcmanus
of Hillsborough County, FL along with The Wallace Group’s Director of Ed Leadership, Jody Spiro
GETTING HOMES, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNTIES INVOLVED
THE PRACTICES FRAMEWORK FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
Dr. Brian Housand of East Carolina University and M. Rene Islas, the Executive Director of NAGC
on strategies and resources
THE EDUCATOR WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL
SMARTBRIEF EDITOR’S CHOICE CONTENT AWARD
I not only have the winners Kerry Gallagher , an educator from Danvers, MA and Brian Sztabnik, a lead English Teacher from Long Island NY , we also have the editor herself,
the one and only, Melissa Greenwood.
CAMPUS EQUITY COHORTS
A favorite guest returns , Professor Amelia Gamel on working with First Gen college students
Two terrific thought leaders, old friends of Edutalk and ASCD authors
Drs.Bill Parrett and Kathleen Budge, professors at Boise State on their newest book
“THIS WE BELIEVE”
The Officers of AASL are here again. School libraries are more important than ever
and these new standards will make a great difference in their effectiveness.
A must listen for Superintendents/school boards and librarians
THE NCEA 2018 CONVENTION
I love that it occurs Easter Week. They didn’t mention an Easter Egg hunt but we’ll talk about the great things
that NCEA has planned for the conference; exhibitors, PD, and Keynotes, etc.
ADMINISTRATORS AS LITERACY LEADERS
An ILA show all about the ILA West 2018 conference with Jenna Shumsky
Exec Director of the Middle School Quality Initiative in NYC schools
and Ass’t Supt of Allendale MI schools, Dr. Julia Reynolds
LIVE SHOWS FROM THE AACTE CONFERENCE
Hear what’s going on from the Deans and Professors attending
ED TECH OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING…ARE WE LISTENING
South Portland ME schools Ed Tech Director and Treasurer of ACTEM , Maine’s ISTE affiliate, faculty member at Maine’s Graduate College of Education
and former school librarian,Andy Wallace.
Its the first time CSTA has visted. Our guest is their new Executive Director
Jake Baskin on the organizations goals and opportunities
THE UPCOMING ED TECH ADVOCACY AND POLICY SUMMIT
Tracy Weeks of SETDA , Keith Krueger of COSN and Joseph South of ISTE on
the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit March 14 and 15. Thanks to SETDA for setting up this show.
BUILDING A SUITE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
IN WICHITA FALLSTEXAS SCHOOLS
We’re joined by a terrific Superintendent Mike Kuhrt,, named “Tech Savvy Supt of the Year”
by The Texas Chief Technology Officers Council. A shoutout to Waterford Institute for introducing me to Mike.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
High School Library Media Specialist is my guest.
SCHOOL VIOLENCE: THE NEVER ENDING CONVERSATION
Yeah, I know, bad week last week. We’ll talk about Broward and school violence with two experts Drs. Jared Sherz and Dr Jane Bluestein
BUILDING CONVERSATIONS AROUND RACE AND EQUITY
Tonya Perry on The African American Read In and Cultural Pedagogy.
SCHOOL CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION IN MARTIN COUNTY KY
Project Achieve’s Howie Knoff on the work being done at the school district…the continuing story…with Martin Co. school psychologist Paul Baker
CELEBRATING TEACHER PREP AT THE AACTE CONFERENCE
The Opioid epidemic and the program DEA has started with the help of the team at Discovery Ed. Sean Fearns from DEA, their pretty amazing Chief of Community Outreach is my guest. This is important and its the 2nd show we’ve done to help get the word out
CIVICS: TEACHERS IMPROVING DEMOCRACY
USING TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT FAMILIES TO YOUR CLASSROOM
North Carolina based, Board Certified Educator Cristie Watson, a 5th grade teacher, on her EdWeek post on family engagement
A SHIFTING PARADIGM AT A LONG ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
We’re joined by a terrific principal, Lori Koerner ,
a real agent of change for her school and district
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL STUDENTS
HOW ASSISTIVE ED TECH ENHANCES TEACHING AND LEARNING
Tracy Gray, an expert on the subject as Managing Director of the American Institutes for Research section on Tech Integration is my guest …about breaking down the silos.
ALL LEARNERS MUST BENEFIT FROM ED TECH…
THE ROLE OF DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS IN THE SCHEME OF ED TECH
Distinguished Texas educator, Superintendent Mike Cardonas of San Marcos CISD with Fresh Grade’s Steve Wandler on
continuing evaluation working to the benefit of all while improving text score district wide.
CULTIVATING AND GROWING YOUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK
EDWEB. NET ‘s Lisa Schmucki with very well Connected Educators Steve Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth
THE NEW STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS
My good friend, NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska brings with him Dr. Brandie Benton , Admissions (Associate) Provost at Henderson State
and Dr Alex Cuenca of Indiana U, chair of the NCSS Task Force on Teacher Ed
LAUNCHING THE ARABIC HONOR SOCIETY
Arabic is one of the hot choices out there for cultural and foreign language course work K-12.
THE SALISBURY TOWNSHIP (PA) SCHOOL DISTRICT
& THEIR “SHIFT YOUR PARADIGM’ PODCAST
Superintendent (and returning guest) Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss and Assistant Supt Lynn Fuini-Hetten
on what they’ve learned from their podcast and being part of the “Profile of a Graduate” program
LIVE FROM TCEA
We’ve gathered a group of companies at the conference in the PR with Panache suite for a
look at what’s happening with new products an services at the event
A SIMPLER WAY TOWARDS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
Co-founders of COURSETUNE Diane Weaver and Dr. Maria Anderson on this exciting
new software that is creating waves K-20
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE RECRUITING OF EDUCATORS
My special guest, visiting the US from his International school in Shenzhen, China , is Principal Darin Carney on the difference in teaching at an international school, the excitement of doing so, recruiting a diverse student body and how educators can get involved
‘COLLECTIVE EFFICACY’ : BUILDING A NEW SCHOOL CULTURE
Our guests are thought leaders and retired administrators Bill Sommers and Diane Zimmerman from LearningOmnivores.com
on the changing face of rebuilding school culture and communication for all involved.
A VISIT WITH MINNESOTA’S COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION..
EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN THE SUPER BOWL STATE
Education Chief Dr. Brenda Casellius is my guest on
leading purposeful, collaborative change grounded in effective strategies.
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA SCHOOLS :
BOOSTING S.T.E.M. AND PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary education Get Nichols is joined by
Discovery’s Director of Education Partnerships, Kelly Hoce on the district’s new initiative.
THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Congratulations Kirsten Perry of Lawndale Academy in Chicago.
Counselors are more important these days than ever and are sometimes
the unsung heroes in saving kids and keeping them on track. This’ll be a good and important listen
A LOOK AT SUPERINTENDENTS WORK NATIONWIDE
Learning First Alliance Executive Director Rich Long and his guest Dan Domenech, ED of AASA.
SPEAKING OF GREAT COUNSELORS
THE NATIONAL WINNER OF THE 2018 CAREER/TECH GUIDANCE AWARD
Matthew Gambill of the Georgia ACTE branch and his very special guest,
National Winner Sharon Barrow of the Ware County School System in Waycross, GA,
on the importance of great counseling for CTE students.
REACHING FULL POTENTIAL
Renowned expert Jim Delisle on his new book
USING SEL LEARNING TO MEASURE
We welcome Julie Brock, school psychologist in Brockton MA schools
( an urban district next to Boston) and Aperture Ed’s Lisa -Anne Williams,
both experts in the real uses of social-emotional learning.
SUPPORTING A COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL
for a look at wireless networking in K-12 schools.
HOW AND WHY YOUNGSTOWN OH SCHOOLS EXPANDED
THEIR WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Vicky Robl, the Sr. Director of Education Sales.
SPECIAL ED SUCCESS IN TRENTON NJ SCHOOLS
Good old Trenton, capital of New Jersey and as every Amtrak rider knows, “Trenton Makes, The World Takes. You’re part of the world, so take great info from this show.Thank you Waterford Institute for setting us up with the Chief Academic Officer at Trenton schools,
We have the authors, three great superintendents PJ Caposey, Nick Polyak and Mike Lubelfeld on the importance of involving ,..and listening to… the ‘customers’
with educator/administrator STARR SACKSTEIN on SHARING
Nobody’s better than my old friend Starr, a top flight connected educator, author of 8 books and well known blogger who just was recognized as an Editor’s Choice winner for her post on “Sharing”with colleagues and the community.
an AASA show
An educator’s worst nightmare is an act of violence in school. CrisisGo founder Bill Reynolds and AASA Executive Committee member Joe Erardi are my AASA guests.
A cutting edge interdisciplinary K-8 resource designed to enhance core curriculum and bring STEM to life in your classrooms. Discovery Education’s Bob Onsi and Camsie McAdams explain it all
K-12 EDUCATORS & DIGITAL BADGES
Concentric Sky’s Wayne Skipper returns with some great insights on
how badges affect lifelong learning and the new open software called BADGR.
a CIVICS EDUCATION show
CULTIVATING INFORMED CITIZENS AND LEADERS
Such an important topic because the title of this show is the whole reason we created Public Education..and we have to teach it. Two great Guests: Kamy Akhavan, CEO of the great website, Procon.org and Tony Pennay the Chief Learning officer at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY: HELPING ALL READERS
Edweb brings us school principal, ISTE author , blogger and speaker
TEACHER VOICE ON AUTHENTIC LEARNING
AWARD WINNING NJ EDUCATOR CHRISSY ROMANO
Chrissy’s terrific post on Edsurge, linked above, won this
NBPTS AND THEIR WORK WITH
THE BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
Being a Certified Educator is one of the best things any educator can do for themselves or the profession. NBPTS’s Michelle Accardi on the work they are doing with the talented and dedicated educators nationwide in Indian Ed, a too often overlooked part of American Education.
COMBATING NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS,
1 #TWEETCHER AT A TIME
Rich Bagin, Executive Director and special guest Greg Curchetta of Collier County FL schools.
We’ll learn together what in heck a ‘tweetcher’ is !!!
ARE YOU READY FOR 2018?
Listen to COSN CEO Keith Krueger and our favorite New Mexican Chairman of the COSN Board Tom Ryan on privacy, networking, infrastructure and professional development for tech leaders.
A PLAYBOOK FOR VIDEO POWERED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
A CLOSE LOOK AT ILA’s “WHAT’S HOT IN LITERACY” REPORT
Great guests give us a deeper look: Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director and
ILA’s Board VP Bernadette Dwyer.
THE NEW MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION REPORT ON EL EDUCATION
A subject dear to my heart as my wife was an ELL educator. The fastest growing population in education is so important and we’ve got MHE’s Heath Morrison and Jana Echevarria of Cal State, Long Beach to explain what’s happening out there.
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AND THEIR ‘EXCELLENCE FOR ALL’ INITIATIVE
They’re radically trying to change education in Boston and
we’ve got Dr. Regine Phillippeaux-Pierre to explain it in detail
OPEN BADGING AND
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
My opening guest for the year is Wayne Skipper, the founder of Concentric Sky
on the future of education credentials and assessment
Just above, click through to an award winning post on Edutopia. We’ll talk about it with its author Andrea Marshbank, a 2nd year teacher of English and already a consultant for The National Writing Project. Thank you Smartbrief for this great selection as this month’s winning blogger
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR ASPIRING AND EMERGING LEADERS
Learn what it takes to be a master administrator.
K-8 AFTERSCHOOL AND…YES…SUMMER LEARNING
We have NAESP President Brian K. Partin, middles school Principal from Kingston TN and Brian, veen in our recent deep freeze, looks at being prepared for Summer Learning….and making your current afternoon programs work even better.
THE NEW SCHOOL LIBRARY STANDARDS
Librarians, Principals, Superintendents, Teachers….with the library being the hub of media literacy and all literacy in your school, learn about the new standards with the officers of AASL.