OCTOBER 2018
 with ASCD authors Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger on their new book subtitled ” How to prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters,and other Hazards”
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHER PREP
with terrific professors from OK’s Northeastern State U., Dean Vanessa Anton  and Robotics Academy Director  Barbara Fuller
Thank you, AACTE.
TIPS FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
with  NAGC’s  Manager of Parent Services, Kathleen Niles
AN EDUCATOR RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR!
MEET FORMER TEACHER AND CURRENT STATE TREASURER OF MAINE
When Treasurer Hayes was a State rep she was  a champion of bipartisanship in our State House, she would take her students to Augusta for real lessons in Civics.
A great look at how education matters.
SIX STEPS YOUR DISTRICT CAN TAKE TOWARDS PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Our guest is Bloomingdale IL Superintendent Dr Bill Shields who has made it happen! Learn from an experienced expert!
EDUCATOR PERSPECTIVES ON MAGNET SCHOOLS
Find out what all the stakeholders know and believe with Todd Mann from Magnet Schools of America
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
I’ve got two educators working with The Qatar Foundation via fellowships and grants AND engaging their students in their experiences . Great Opportunities abound!
HIGH QUALITY PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Thanks to Smartbrief for selecting a post by Dr. Jenny Pieratt as this month’s Editor’s Choice award. Dr. Pieratt is an absolute expert on HQPBL.
YOUR STUDENTS AND SAMSUNG’S ‘SOLVE FOR TOMORROW’ CONTEST.
DEADLINE OCTOBER 3011
Winning NJ based teacher Jonathan Harvey joins Samsung’s Ann Woo to explain the contest and what it means to education and your students.
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SCHOOLS , TEACHERS AND
 LAB SAFETY LITIGATION
THE EXPERT RETURNS…Dr. Ken Roy, national expert of Glastonbury  CT schools. 
HOW SAFE ARE YOUR STEM AND SAFETY LABS.
PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND EDUCATOR PREP
Director of  Clinical Practice at the University of North Texas, Tim Sutton is my guest
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES AND THEIR WORK ON EQUITY
The COO of AESA Jon Bass and  MI Superintendent Dr Scott Menzel on AESA’s Affinity Group on Inclusion and Social Justice
SETDA BRINGS US A DISCUSSION ON HOW EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS WORK WITH THE EDUCATION BUSINESS
 with Missy Greene of SETDA and Pat Leonard of Midas Education
HAVE YOUR STUDENTS REFLECT AND REACT ON THEIR LEARNING
How Digital Portfolios have changed the teaching of Florida educator Dene Gainey ..and the learning of his students
ANIMATION PRODUCTION 
FOR AT RISK STUDENTS 
The man who produced  RUGRATS, Terry Thoren on  his Wonder Media Story Maker , a product geared for school and students with challenges.
EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FROM ILA
THE CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO READ 
 From ILA, Board Chair Bernadette Dwyer and Communications Manager Lara Deloza speak on this powerful initiative
TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING
EDUCATION & ELECTIONS: THE MIDTERMS AND CIVICS CLASS AND SO MUCH MORE
Teach with both sides of every issue. Listen to Procon.org CEO Kamy Akhavan
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SEPTEMBER 2018
Executive Director Tom Burnford  and Dr Pam Bernards on the upcoming conference in Jacksonville, Oct 21-24
THE SCIENCE OF ADOLESCENT LEARNING
The Alliance for Excellent Education brings us Winsome Waite their VP of Practice. A great topic considering learning is a science
STEM in the RIO GRANDE VALLEY
We are pleased to have the Chief Academic Officer of the Harlingen TX Consolidated  ISD Alicia Noyola as our guest. Thank you Discovery Education
TEACHER PREP: ADDING MULTI-CULTURAL AND DIVERSITY TRAINING INTO THE MIX
AACTE brings us Professor Barbara Seidl of the U of Colorado Denver  and their Dean of Education,Rebecca Kantor.
FORWARD THINKING ADMINISTRATION IN THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING A SCHOOL DISTRICT
A real treat…we have Tom Davis,The Director of Business development at  The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators as our guest, a man and a group with great ideas. Thank you, Facilitron
NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART!
ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
Social Studies Consultant Rebecca Bush joins NCSS Director Larry Paska. Need I say more…?
ITS ABOUT EQUITY!
LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE  IN
 PreK-12 SETTINGS
The experts return. Dr Gina Umpstead  of Central Michigan U, Justin Bathon of The University of Kentucky and Mark paige from UMass Dartmouth.  A MUST LISTEN  
CCSSO  presents
THE NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2018
Congratulations to our guest Mandy Manning, Teacher at Spokane’s Newcomer Center  working with immigrant and refugee children
TEACHERS AS LEADERS AND INFLUENCERS
Award winning education blogger and LA educator 
 Robert Ward is my guest.
ARE YOU TEACHING CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?
Great professional Development abounds. Get the info you need from to Claire Troiano of Clark School’s mainstream Services .
MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT  FOR HEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLS
Important show which affects equity and accessibility for many students. Guest are John Hill of the Nat’l Alliance for Medicaid in Education and Kathy Merry, director of reimbursement  for Wayne County , MI
YOUR STATE AND COLLEGE SAVING PLANS
Your state treasurer is an integral part of helping families save for college. Helping us understand all this  is SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and Jim DiUlio, Chair of the National College Saving Plan Network. 
TEACHER PREP
INTRODUCING A NEW MASTERS DEGREE IN CLINICAL EDUCATION
Southern New Hampshire University School of Education  Director of Grad Certification  Mary Ford on the changing world of teacher prep including changes in the Bachelor’s Program.
ITS ABOUT EQUITY!
THE IMPACT OF NEURO-DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION AND THE WORKPLACE
Landmark College President Peter Eden is our guest. This unique and superb  higher education institution in Putney , VT is ‘for students who learn differently’ and they do a masterful job.
HONORING THE 
RURAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Wade Owlett of the Northern Tioga School District in PA , Teacher of the Year from The National Rural Education Association  as sponsored by Monsanto. We’ll talk to Wade and NREA Director Allen Pratt …their conference is coming up soon.
TEACHER PREPARATION: 
GETTING TEACHERS CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE.
Learn about the TEACH NOW Graduate School of Education with Andres Barnes, Admissions Director. Teach Now is a fascinating school. I learned about it at the AACTE meeting.
WHY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO AMERICA
Thanks Waterford Institute for bringing us Kathleen Peterson, an incredibly distinguished , nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood educator 
PREVIEWING THE 
 CONFERENCE
It’s all about READING AND EQUITY in October in Connecticut with IDA. Learn about it with the conference team from IDA.
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF:
A SCHOOL LEADER LOOKS AT
‘ ‘COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP’
Based on her award winning post, we have Associate Principal Tiffany Osborne. Good Stuff
VIRTUAL CO-TEACHING IN ELA
And they make it work. Learn how from cutting edge and always thinking  Il educators Chris Bronke and Kristie Ennis
WHO’S BEING SERVED?
A LOOK AT STUDENT CENTERED CLASSROOMS
Author and Teacher/Librarian John  Hayward with insights from his new book, “Who’s Being Served”
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AUGUST 2018
CURRICULUM DESIGN FOR INDEPENDENT READING
Going to be a terrific show with Marika Ismail, Director of Curriculum Development 
for Waterford Institute’s Curriculet
ASSESSING THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
Focusing on students  whose first language is Arabic, Qatar Foundation Int’l has joined with several universities. Use it for your students from the Arab world and extrapolate it to others.
YOUR STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE AND FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
As an educator you have to tap in to your Treasurer’s office, believe me. Through the good auspices of The Nat’l Association of State Treasurer’s, we have Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and Alayna Van Tassel  of their Office of Economic Empowerment
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
On a show last week, principal Rob Furman spoke about the need to re-look at the way we assess students  as school begins. And in a timely coincidence, we have Ms Patti Smith, the Director of Marketing at Fresh Grade, the digital portfolio company!
EDUCATING TEACHERS  IN MODERN THEORIES AND APPROACHES…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETC
From cutting edge in teacher ed  Southern New Hampshire University, we have , for your listening pleasure, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Cathy Stavenger
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PLACE BASED EDUCATION: 
A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
Teacher Voice presented by Smartbrief, today with Oregon-based author and educator and award winning blogger Sarah Anderson
FINDING QUALITY MATERIALS IN ED TECH
Who better to guide us along than SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox on Navigating the Digital Shift
THE NATION’S READING REPORT CARD
THE 2017 NAEP RESULTS
 with NAEP Director  Karen Wilson
 and ILA’s Executive Director Marcie Craig Post. Now that we have the data, what next?
EDUCATING TEACHERS  IN MODERN THEORIES AND APPROACHES…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETC
From cutting edge in teacher ed  Southern New Hampshire University, we have , for your listening pleasure, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Cathy Stavenger
PLACE BASED EDUCATION: 
A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
Teacher Voice presented by Smartbrief, today with Oregon-based author and educator and award winning blogger Sarah Anderson

FINDING QUALITY MATERIALS IN ED TECH
Who better to guide us along than SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox on Navigating the Digital Shift
THE NATION’S READING REPORT CARD
THE 2017 NAEP RESULTS
 with NAEP Director  Karen Wilson
 and ILA’s Executive Director Marcie Craig Post. Now that we have the data, what next?
A FAVORITE GUEST RETURNS:
 A NEW NOVEL ABOUT THE JOYS  AND TRAVAILS OF BEING AN EDUCATOR 
Renowned author of both Teaching fiction and non fiction Roxanna Elden on her new novel ,” ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS. Don’t miss this one. Roxanna is terrific.
THE MCGRAW HILL EDUCATION 2018 FUTURE WORKFORCE STUDY
Every day you teach to put students on track for the workforce. Need I say more, so I won’t but MHE’s VP of Learning Solutions Strategy. Susan Gouijnstook certainly will.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS :
IDENTIFYING THE GIFTED
Wow! Good subject. Thanks to my guests NAGC’s Rene Islas and from The National Center for Research on Gifted Children, Director Del Siegle
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 
CAREER READINESS
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
EDUCATOR VOICE:
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
AUTHOR TOM MURRAY ON HIS  BOOK “LEARNING TRANSFORMED
 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.
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JULY 2018
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
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY: POSITIONED TO CHAMPION COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION  
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
Founder of The Collaborative Classroom Approach, Dr Jennifer Bashant is our guest!
 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
SMARTBRIEF TEACHER VOICE
brings us
TEACHING CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Thank you Smartbrief for bringing us a first time show on this topic with educator/award winning blogger  Heather Stinson of Clarke Schools. Here is her award winning post: http://clarkemainstream.blogspot.com/
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
TODAY’S SUPERINTENDENT:
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
JUNE 2018
SCHOOL-COMMUNITY BASED ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS
 & ASSESSMENT
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
 
 
 
GIFTED TEACHING
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
 LITERACY PROFESSIONALS
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
Thanks to Magnet Schools of America, we have theirExecutive Director Todd Mann &
 the Supt of Mt Airy (NC) schools, Dr. Kim Morrison. 
EDUCATION PLUS: 
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
 
 
 

TEACHER TRAVEL PROGRAMS: A TRIP TO QATAR…..and more

The Qatar Foundation has teamed up with GEEO, The Global Exploration for Educators Organization .

 They’re planning a trip to Qatar for educators…and we’ll talk about all their work  during the show.

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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
SCHOOL COUNSELORS
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

ASCD:  THE PATHWAYS TO EQUITY CONFERENCE

Learn about the June conference with Emily Davis, ASCD’s Director of Educator Engagement

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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
Thank you ,CoSN
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MAY 2018
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
The UTEACH INSTITUTE
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.
A VERY SPECIAL SHOW
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 
From Cedar Hill ISD in Texas , we have Superintendent Billy Snow,
 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 
We have leading expert and author Vicki Gibson and from Newmark Learning,
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 
INCLUSION !  
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.
 
 
 
 
 
SCHOOL FACILITIES: 
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
with Dr. Tracy Gray of The American Institutes for Research & The Center on Technology and Disability on integrating technology with the best strategies for educating 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
Another Smartbrief winner, California’s Lisa Michelle Dabbs, founder 
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
and Laurie VanderPloeg, the President of The Council for Exceptional Children
 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
Ed Tech expert Sean Oakes of The Backpack Interactive 
and SOS Brooklyn is our guest
 
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
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 APRIL 2018
ED TECH WITH SETDA
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
Two great guests…Jim Harvey from The National Supt’s Roundtable and the 
Supt of Patchogue Medford (NY) Schools , Michael Hynes
 
CONTINUOUS  IMPROVEMENT
 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
Ed Tech expert Jaime Donally , author of “Learning Transported, is my guest
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF
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..
 
 
 
 
an AASA show
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:
EARNING ACCREDITATION
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.  
 
 
IT’S POETRY MONTH 
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 
 
 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE
FINDING SUCCESS THE FIRST YEAR: 
A SURVIVORS GUIDE FOR NEW TEACHERS 
Ann Arbor, MI educator Matt Johnson, a Smartbrief award winning blogger ….
 an expert on improving writing instruction is my guest
 
an ASCD show
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
 
GLOBAL EDUCATION, THE QATAR FOUNDATION 
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
 
 
THE ASCA FINALISTS FOR
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
Todd Mann, the Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America, joins us. 
 
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
Huge topic as ed tech expands. Thanks to guest Bruce Umpstead, 
and Education Daily reporter  Emily Brown
 
 
PBS: HELPING TO CREATE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS K-12 IN GEORGIA
Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Director of Education Laura Evans is joined by 
Discovery Education’s Kelly Hines, the Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 
talking about their very unique partnership.
 
 
 
 
GET TO KNOW DISRUPT ED TV
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. 
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MARCH 2018 
 
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.
 
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
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
Thank you Waterford Institute for bringing back a favorite guest from AASA, Mort Sherman 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
GIFTED EDUCATION 
20 years in and going strong…advancing education for gifted children, 
President Betsy Jones  is our guest
EDUCATOR VOICE …Presented by SMARTBRIEF
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.
Thanks for setting this up, Fresh Grade 
 
 
 
LIVE FROM COSN
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
 
CCSSO SHOW 
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
Dr. Michael Lance of “ExceLance Data” is joined by  his colleague Chris Brown 
 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
Jane Best of The Arts Education Partnership is my guest……extremely important topic  for schools today
 
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
 
 
CATHOLIC EDUCATION
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
That’s the American Association of Colleges in Teacher Ed and I’ll be in Baltimore doing live shows from the event. Teacher Prep , undergrad and graduate, is so darn important these days as our  education world keeps changing.
Hear what’s going on from the Deans and Professors attending
 
 SHOW #1  LISTEN HERE
SHOW #2  LISTEN HERE
SHOW #3  LISTEN HERE
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FEBRUARY 2018
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.
 
 
an ISTE show
​ DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION 
Dr. Kristen Mattson, ISTE author of ‘DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION, and
 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
an NCTE show
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
Want to understand what’s really going on in teacher prep. Rod Lucero and Matt Wales of The American Association of Colleges in Teacher Education on the upcoming Baltimore conference where, FYI, I will be doing live shows.
 
AMERICA’S SCHOOLS AND “OPERATION PREVENTION” FROM THE US DEA
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 
The Constitutional Rights Foundation: Thoughts and materials for your classroom with CRF’s President Marshall Croddy
EDUCATOR VOICE
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
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE
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
an NCSS show
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
 
1030a 
LAUNCHING THE ARABIC HONOR SOCIETY
Arabic is one of the hot choices out there for cultural and foreign language course work K-12.
 Hence Qatar Foundation International has established the Arabic Honor Society, all explained by QFI’s Connor Seidenschwarz.
 
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
9a
 ‘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 CCSSO show
 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.
 
an ASCA SHOW
  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.
JANUARY 2018
an ASCD show
GIFTED EDUCATION
REACHING FULL POTENTIAL
Renowned expert Jim Delisle on his new book
 
 
 
USING SEL LEARNING TO MEASURE 
PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS
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
 LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
We welcome Extreme Network‘s Bob Nilsson and Jill Pierce
 for a look at wireless networking in K-12 schools.
 
 
 
HOW  AND WHY YOUNGSTOWN OH SCHOOLS EXPANDED 
THEIR WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAM  
Youngstown school CEO Krish Mohip is joined by Rosetta Stone‘s
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,
 Elizabeth DeJesus
 
We have the authors, three great superintendents PJ Caposey, Nick Polyak and Mike Lubelfeld on the importance of involving ,..and listening to… the ‘customers’
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE
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

SCHOOL SAFETY
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.
Listen Here
  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.
 
 an EDWEB.NET show
LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY: HELPING ALL READERS
Edweb brings us school principal, ISTE author , blogger and speaker 
Dr. Rob Furman on his new edition of Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy
TEACHER VOICE ON AUTHENTIC LEARNING
AWARD WINNING NJ EDUCATOR CHRISSY ROMANO
Chrissy’s terrific post on Edsurge, linked above, won this
 month’s editorial award from Smartbrief.com.
 
 
 
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.
an NSPRA show
SCHOOL PR
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 !!!
 
 
COSN show
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.

Listen Here

 
 
A PLAYBOOK FOR VIDEO POWERED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Edthena ‘s CEO Adam Geller on his new book
 
 
an ILA show
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

Listen Here

 
 
 
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR ASPIRING AND EMERGING LEADERS
Returning guest Jennifer Abrams  on ‘swimming in the deep end’ .
 Learn what it takes to be a master administrator.
Listen Here
 
 
an NAESP show
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.
 
an AASL show
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.