2019 ARCHIVED SHOWS

SEPTEMBER 2019

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND SELF-CARE: CREATING  A LIFE WORK BALANCE 

Thank you Smartbrief for guest Fred Ende, noted author and Curriculum Director for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in NY

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an AC&E Equity Presentation

EQUITY & SCHOOL BUDGETING

We have the expert, Founder of Allovue Jess Gartner

 on being ESSA ready with your school financing

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An AC&E Equity Presentation

THE FUTURE OF GIFTED EDUCATION

with the president of NAGC Dr. Jonathan Plucker  ,

 Professor at Johns Hopkins and the new Executive Director at NAGC , John Segota

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 ED SPACES ARE LEARNING SPACES

 with “The Man” from who directs the  Ed Market Association , the organization behind the ED SPACES conference ( October in Milwaukee) Jim McGarry.  We’ll talk whats new in school and classroom design as we make education accessible and equal physically 

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ONLINE ED: USING COURSE DESIGN STANDARDS  TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS

Great topic …Listen to  Christine Voelker  the K-12 program director at Quality Matters and Cindy Hamblin who is the Director of the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance
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RURAL EDUCATION:
A VISIT  WITH QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY MD. SCHOOLS
with Supt  Dr Andrea Kane  and  her cabinet members who direct  some very innovative programs in CTE, Performing Arts and Science

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TEACHING READING AND SPOTTING DYSLEXIA

A favorite expert of ours returns, Ms Donnell Pons. Detrmining if dyslexia is affecting any given student.

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TUESDAY

 

an AC&E Equity Presentation

SKOOG…with a hard ‘G” : MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING IN EVERY CLASSROOM

You’ere gonna love this show about Skoog and its effects on learning using sound and music. Creator  Dr Benjamin Schogler is here with my good friend Kevin Custer are my guests

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An AC&E Equity Presentation

GETTING GIRLS INTO STEM

A great educator will give you her insights . My guest is our old friend Michele Zimmerman.

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION 

TIPPY TALK : ITS ALL ABOUT SOCIAL INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND.

Rob Lafan , Tippy Talk founder, has quite a story to tell..how he founded whats becoming a worldwide phenomena for children with autism and social challenges. 

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TAKING A LOOK AT EQUITY AND ED TECH IN CANADA

 with “The Man” from the North , Mindshare Learnings’s Robert Martellaci. Our neighbors to the north have a lot going in terms of Equity and ed tech innovations. Nobody knows more about it than Robert.  

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An AC&E Equity Presentation

EMPOWERING WRITERS

THE WRITING EXPERIENCE, LITERACY

AND EQUITY IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Listen to a terrific teacher from  Bushland TX , Kylene Reed who turned her classes  around  by engaging her kids  in a writing program that works. I know Kylene…you’ll be wildly impressed

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DESIGNING LEARNING SPACES THAT MATTER

Meet University City Missouri School’s Director of Innovative Learning Robert Dillon, an expert in classroom.

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AUGUST 2019

MAINSTREAMING CHILDREN  WITH HEARING LOSS    and from last week

Previewing the upcoming 40th annual Clarke Schools conference  which will feature the work of a group called “No Limits” and their production of ‘Silent No More’

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 MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM

ASCD author Thomas  Armstrong, Executive Director of the

American Institute for Learning and Human Development , is our guest  

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 A SMARTBRIEF PRESENTATION … 

E-SPORTS  AND EDUCATION 

Leveling up pedagogy and student engagement with video games..real competition encourages learning as my guest from Orange County DOE, Kevin Brown, will tell you.  

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“INFERCABULARY” AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CRITICAL THINKING

There’s a great company out there called Infercabulary. ..vocabulary made visual. Its founders Beth and Deena will be here and so will  educator Kate Gentry who has had great success with the product…and it is a very cool product  indeed….as you will learn .

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DISABILITY 

The movement out there is called “Nothing about us…without us”. 

Landmark College Researcher Chris Wenz brings his insights about what this means to the show

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COLLEGE ACCESS & SUCCESS

 FOR RURAL STUDENTS

We have Berea College’s Dreama Gentry as our guest.

As you know rural success is a favorite topic of mine. Should be a great show.  

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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH CoSN

An important show as my CoSN guests give you three essential tools

  for Tech leaders as we begin the New school year.  

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SPACE FUTURIST BRIAN DEAN 

That’s Learning Space, not Outer Space

My friends at Norva Nivel bring to us Bryan Dean, an  expert on Learning Spaces…focusing on STEAM in the classroom and how  the classroom environment can make all the difference in the world.

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CULTIVATING THE ART OF LEARNING:

featuring the expertise of our returning guest Director of the National Institute for Learning Development, Dr. Kristin Barbour on the building blocks of learning.

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION

TOOLS THAT SUPPORT  ASSESSMENT

FOR ALL STUDENTS

Texthelp’s Jason Carroll on the accommodations needed in testing … for students with disabilities

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FROM POVERTY THRU HIGHER ED

One man’s journey and we have the man with us. Andarius Taylor is one amazing gentleman  now an academic adviser at University of Michigan. And I’ll thank one of educations great people, Dr Amelia Gamel for this show.

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION

PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL STUDENTS WHILE MINIMIZING ATTENTION

What our returning guest  Dr. Wes Dotson, Director  of the Burkhart Center  for Autism at Texas Tech calls “The Flashing Arrow”. He has some answers for you.

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THE CHALLENGES , AS ALWAYS, OF RURAL EDUCATION. 

THIS TIME, LET’S GO OUT WEST

Thank you Waterford Institute  for our guest today, Dr Scott Crane, Supt of Grand County Schools in Moab, UT. Scott hosted the recent Utah Rural Schools Conference.

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HOW TO BECOME A GLOBALLY  COMPETENT TEACHER

ASCD author Ariel Tichnor-Wagner  on her new book.…and why ‘global competence’ is so necessary.

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INFERCABULARY!!

REACHING ALL STUDENTS K-12 WITH VISUAL VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION 

I spelled it correctly. ‘Infercabulary” A great new product using semantic reasoning  is making a difference for all kids including those with  ELL and SPED needs. We have Deena and  Beth, the creators. 

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THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES

21st CENTURY LEARNING  & STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Director of Innovation at NCLD, Ace Parsi, is our guest

 on the value of inclusion for all

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ADVICE FOR FIRST YEAR TEACHERS 

Author Tony Fredericks joins us. He is the author of a lot of books on Education and today we will concentrate on 

“Ace Your First Year Teaching”

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ENGAGING STUDENTS…EXPLORING PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE AT AN EARLY AGE IN BARNSTABLE, MA

Our guests are  school proncipal Jim Anderson and

from American Student Assistance,, CEO and President Joan Eddy

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an “Institute for Education Innovation” show

LEADING INNOVATION IN 

DOUGHERTY COUNTY GA SCHOOLS

Meet Superintendent Ken Fyer  as he evaluates the year just past and plans for an innovvative new one for 2019-20.

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THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY AND HIGHER ED WORKING TOGETHER FOR GRADUATE DEGREES

Discovery Education is working with Buena Vista University , creating new advanced degrees for educators. This has always been a pet peeve of mine that the industry itself isn’t more involved in teacher education. Finally, its happening.

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an NCEA show: CATHOLIC EDUCATION

THE SETON AWARDS GALA AND NCEA PHILANTHROPY

WE always enjoy having this important segment of American education included in our roster of show. Good folks and good schools that reach out to help all. Learn about these awards, etc.

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HONORING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS !

THE SWING EDUCATION HALL OF FAME

Its a tough job. I know…did it for a while while I was teacher college on off days to keep my hand in. We have Ralph Starace of NJ recently honored by Swing Education into their Hall of Fame. Swing Education is a very cool way for districts to find subs and for subs to find districts to work in. Give a listen.

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STUDENT VOICE…STATEWIDE

A CCSSO show with North Dakota’s absolutely excellent State Superintendent Dr Kirsten Baesler…all about her statewide student cabinet.advisory board. It turns out that the customers have some really great ideas.

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JULY 2019

THE SOCIAL SKILLS COMPONENT FOR AN 

EFFECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL AUTISM PROGRAM  

A wonderful educator and community leader Kelly Sheeran of Oxnard CA. joins us to tell us of her success and , more importantly, her students success. Our friends at Smartbrief introduced us. Thanks.

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A VISIT WITH CoSN

DRIVING K-12 INNOVATION

Keith Krueger  and others on enhancing learning  in a age of innovation. CoSN has a new series on real world trends

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BEST PRACTICES FOR EXCELLENT BLENDED LEARNING

From Laurel Mississippi schools we have Dr. Kenitra Ezi and Dr. Kiana Pendleton, Ass’t Superintendent and Magnet School Principal respectively on the role of the teacher  in the ‘blend’

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LUBBOCK-COOPER SCHOOL  DISTRICT (TX)

KEEPING UP BY TRADING UP ON TECHNOLOGY

When I first heard about  Diamond Assets  they were at the CoSN conference. I realized that their work with school districts makes a huge difference is technology accessibility. L-C’s Supt Keith Bryant  tells us how the service works in his district.

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 CULTIVATING  A SENSE OF BELONGING AND CONNECTION WITH ALL OF YOUR STUDENTS 

 Johns Hopkins Professor Dr. Carey Borkoski is our guest. In an age of SEL importance, Carey is a true expert on  on why this matters to your leadership in the classroom and all of your students.

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THE NATIONAL CENTER ON

 ACCESSIBLE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Learn a lot about this very important organization and how they work with school districts nationwide….including , we hope, yours. If not yet , you will be after you listen to Director Cynthia Curry & Jennifer Levine, their Professional Learning Director

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THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION INNOVATION

Institute founder & CEO Doug Roberts brings to us one of the top Superintendents in the country, nationally honored  Dr Susan Enfield of Highline School District (WA) on LEADING INNOVATION.

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“INNOVATION”

MANAGING  SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCES

Institute for Education Innovation  founder & CEO Doug Roberts returns with Allovue CEO & Founder Jessica Gartner. Allovue provides financial service and products to K-12 districts nationwide

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JUNE  2019

 

 

THE CURRICULUM ENGINE 

MOVING AWAY FROM  STATIC CURRICULUM RESOURCES 

Learn about Walch Education’s CURRICULUM ENGINE. Its new and exciting and UNIQUE. Janne Whatley , former  math specialist in Charlotte-Mecklenburg  schools is our guest

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ASSESSMENT , EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY  

How  important is that combination. Learn from NWEA experts team members Brian Tosky and Vanessa Peterson.

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BUILDING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING INTO EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM

 I like this topic. SEL has become so important. Jenni Torres , Waterford’s VP of Curriculum is our guest  

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DYSLEXIA, STRUGGLING READERS AND

 SOME METHODS TO GET OVER THE HUMP 

Thanks to our good friends at Smartbrief, we have recognized expert, author , presenter and innovator for literacy  Donell Pons who helped write the UTAH Dyslexia Handbook for Educators 

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A REAL TREAT! 

THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

 named by Kelly Educational Staffing, awarded to our guest Mary Harn of Florida this honor…subs are so important and too often overlooked. Glad we can do this show!

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ACHIEVING THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ED TECH IN THE CLASSROOM

 We have one of the leading voices in education with us, Dreambox Learning Founder Jessie Wooley-Wilson , recently named GEEK WIRE’s “Big Tech CEO of the Year”

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AASA PRESENTS

 WOMEN IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP 

 Three terrific leaders :Carla Austin Assessment Program Specialist, Fulton County Schools ….Amy Carter Meridian, MS …..and Sheila Quinn, Clover S.C . ..join us having just been attendees at AASA’s recent conference focusing on women in school leadership.  

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CREATE INFORMED GLOBAL CITIZENS  WITH NEWS IN THE CLASSROOM

VP of NexXGenNews Dave Drucker is our guest to talk about the newest

way to present student news to your students

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BENETECH’S  NEW ACCESSIBILITY CERTIFICATION FOR ED CONTENT.

CONGRATULATIONS, MACMILLAN 

Benetech’s Brad Turner joins us along with the very first education company officially certified under the new program. MACMILLAN represented by their director of Content Standards and Accessibility, Rachel Comerford

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SOCIAL STUDIES AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

A look at some of the initiatives of NCSS including Digital Civics

Engagement with their Executive DIrector, Dr Larry Paska

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SCHOOL COUNSELORS: MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER

The national Conference is in late June in Boston. Representing ASCA, we have School Counselor  Sarah Kirk from Norman OK. on her day-to day work. 

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SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS AND THE WORK OF NSPRA

Every school district should be  at their July Conference 

NSPRA  leaders Rich Bagin and  Melissa Braham welcome you to their it …Learn more and plan for July.

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THE NEW SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY INSTITUTE AT JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

This is exciting. Meet Dean Christopher Morphew and Professor  Holly Wilcox. Learn about the new center for thought and research on school climate, student safety, suicide prevention, etc.

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MAY 2019

 

 

AN ASCD SHOW

TIPS FOR THE ASPIRING PRINCIPAL

That’s Aspiring , not Expiring. Being a principal is a tough job.Being a new principal is even tougher. My guest, ASCD author Baruti Kafele, is an expert on handing the challenges and has a new book out on the subject…about being well prepared to lead. 

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AN AC&E ‘EQUITY’ PRESENTATION

THE BURKHART CENTER FOR AUTISM EDUCATION 

Executive Director of this Texas Tech based facility, Dr.Wes Dotson is my guest. The Center works in teacher training and can be of great help in presenting innovative approaches to working with those challenged with autism; a lifelong approach

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THE STRATEGIC PLAN OF IL. DISTRICT 54

Sounds like a mystery, doesn’t it. Its isn’t, at least for long as we have Supt Andy DuRoss on how digital content is changing the long term strategies for teaching and learning

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FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center joins yours truly with spokesperson Hallie Davis to talk about their new FAST LANE  website  for teachers, student and parents.

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CIVICS EDUCATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

ICivics is the education organization started by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Its Executive Director , the one and only Louise Dube has taken it beyond expectations and continues to do so with tools for ELL students. She;s our guest along with their ELL Lead Educators, Kristen Chapron.

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DRIVING INTER-OPERABILITY IN K-12 EDUCATION…THE HEART OF ED TECH

District systems must work together…Products must work together ! The experts speak : Bruce Umpstead, Colet Bartow ( Montana DOE) and  Dan Ralyea (SC DOE), all members and leader at IMS Global Learning Consortium

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THE CHALLENGES OF RURAL EDUCATION

THREE GREAT  EASTERN KY LEADERS :

MOVING EDUCATION FORWARD IN SPITE OF THE ODDS

They’re back, Scott Helton of Magoffin County Schools, Dave Gibson of Paintsville KY and

Executive Director of their ESA,  KVEC’s Jeff Hawkins . 

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STRENGTHENING URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS

AN AASA SHOW

The Urban Superintendents Academy of AASA works with Howard U and USC to help Superintendents nationwide  deal with the challenges of urban education and bolster their effectiveness.

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 MICROSOFT AND THE EVER CHANGING  ED TECH  INCLUSIVITY FOR EVERY STUDENT

A visit with Microsoft’s GM of Education, Lydia Smyers. She’s well worth listening to, believe me

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AN AC&E ‘EQUITY’ PRESENTATION

 COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Experts from Landmark College, the college for students who learn differently,  discuss the book “From Disability to Diversity”…for students with Autism , ADHD etc.

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“CLOSING THE GAP”

A NEW BOOK  ON  DIGITAL EQUITY STRATEGIES 

FOR THE K-12 CLASSROOM

 Our guest is an author of this new book from ISTE, ISTE award winning educator Dr. Sarah Thomas, a founder of the EduMatch movement for educators to work together globally.

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AN AC&E “ACCESSIBILITY” PRESENTATION

STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY

Our guest, Jennifer Paul is the English Language and Accessibility Assessment Specialist at Michigan DOE making sure all children have an equal show  as they are assessed.

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GEORGIA DISTRICTS SUSTAINING ACHIEVEMENT FOR  ALL STUDENTS 

A VISIT WITH CLAYTON COUNTY  AND DOUGLAS COUNTY

Our wonderful and talented guests are Curriculum  and Assessment Director , Dr. Ebony T. Lee and Title l Lead Tutor  Collette Christopher of Douglas Cty. on overcoming the challenges.

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 50 YEARS LATER…TEACHING APOLLO 11 

Our resident STEM educator, Professor Emeritus Billy Hix of TN’s Motlow College , amateurastronomerextraordinaire, on using the momentous event as a teaching tool.

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IMPROVING KENTUCKY EDUCATION  DAILY ;

A VISIT WITH EDUCATION COMMISSIONER WAYNE LEWIS 

A CCSSO show

Competency based education, Equity , improving test scores, bridging accessibility gaps are just some the areas we’ll cover with Dr Lewis.

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WE WELCOME THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

We’re going to go wild with NILD, a 1st time guest,with whom we’ll be be speaking  about EQUITY and meeting the needs of exceptional learners. Our NILD guest is their Executive Director Kristin Barbour. 

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EQUITABLE PATHWAYS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

 Always a key area in schools nationwide , we look at ESL with great information on current policies, research and practice with Senior Research Associate at WestEd, Molly Faulkner-Bond

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WHERE EDUCATIONAL SPACE DESIGN MEETS PEDAGOGY AND TECHNOLOGY 

A VISIT WITH THE EDUCATION MARKET ASSOCIATION

The way your classroom space is developed and designed, the way your furniture works, the way your school is built and furnished… all make a difference in learning.Learn all about it.

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 A TEXAS ESA: PROMOTING AND BUILDING DYNAMIC DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS TO THEIR MEMBER DISTRICTS 

Texas Regional District 11 is working hard for their member educators to build digital environments for student learning across the region.The how and the why from their digital resources team

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YOU CAN ALLY WITH

THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR SAFE SCHOOLS 

Re-imagining what safe and healthy schools can  look like, educators are taking the bull by the horns. Meet Physics teacher Mark Vondracek of Evanston (IL)H.S & Ed Dunkenblau of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning about their national coalition of educators making a big difference out there. 

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APRIL 2019

TEACHING AUTISTIC CHILDREN: HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES AN S.E.L. DIFFERENCE 

 APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

PA based Blairsville-Saltsburg schools’ Speech Language Pathologist Heather Kress joins  Dr Greg Firn of Robokind on breaking these children  out of their shells with the use of robots and other technologies.

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TEACHING RESPECT FOR OTHERS 

” TEACHING WITH TESTIMONY”

We are bringing back guest Dr. Claudia Ramirez-Wiederman from one of our most listened to shows last year. Discovery Ed has teamed again with The “Steven Spielberg founded” Shoah Foundation on teaching kindness & respect with the help of  history

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LETS MAKE COLLEGES STUDENT READY! 

Making 1st Gen college students feel  supported, safe and successful is quite the task. We welcome back  Professor. author and Consultant to Higher Ed Dr. Amelia Gamel who works with and understands the needs of First Gen College students. 

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TEACHING THE GIFTED

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Northwestern University Director of the Center for Talent Deveolopment  and past President of NAGC Paula Olszewski-Kubilius is our guest and motivating  students to think and learn

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THE CHALLENGE OF ACCESSIBILITY FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

CoSN show  with Technology guests from rural districts. In an age of equity, the challenges must be addressed.What they are…How to fix them!

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TEACH TWO SIDES OF EVERY ISSUE

There are two sides and they can be discussed quite civilly with the facts from both being presented fairly and equally. Help your students and yourself by learning about PROCON.ORG. If you aren’t using it now, you will be tomorrow. Their CEO Kamy Akhavan is my returning guest.

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CLASSROOM STRATEGIES THAT DRIVE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES

 A SCHOOL GOES FROM ‘D’ TO ‘B+’

 Principal  Michele Fleming improved her Florida elementary school’s rating by 85 points in two years but that’s not all, the outcomes  were were ‘equity oriented”. Michele and Equity expert Ken Tam are my guests

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ITS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

So important to recognize this challenge for so many kids and to honor all the educators who deal with them daily, co-hosted by  autism expert ,Kevin Custer & autism communications developer and father of an autistic child, 

 Rob Lafan of “TippyTalk”.

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A HUGE ISSUE FOR SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS…..

ALL ABOUT ACCESSIBLE PDF’s  

Learn from  George Nicholls, the CEO of our friends at Quillsoft on why this is needed and how to make an important changes that affect many of your families and students

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THE AASA TRANSFORMATIONAL NETWORK FOR INNOVATION

AASA on scaling innovative approaches to district-wide improvement.School system leaders will work throughout the year in an Innovation Network to study best practices and apply principles of innovation to their district-wide planning with Michael Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools, Middletown, Conn and Jeff Dillon, Superintendent, Wilder School District, Wilder, Idaho  

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR NEW TEACHERS   
Good topic  with returning guest and  school district consulting expert in behavior management, Dr. Howie Knoff of Project Achieve  
LEARN ABOUT ‘THE CURRICULUM ENGINE”
 This is a revolutionary curriculum editing and design platform from Walch, a 90 year old company , now looking at the Curriculum as a Service” business
 PENNSYLVANIA’S SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ON EQUITY
We welcome Dr Pedro Rivera 
 who also serves as President of the
 Board of Directors for CCSSO.
AN ASCA SHOW
 BRIAN COLEMAN 
“SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR”
Brian is a counselor at Jones College Prep HS in Chicago and has great insights on the challenges kids face and how school counselors deal with it all everyday.
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY , GREAT RESULTS 
THE CHANGING WORLD OF AUTISM EDUCATION
From Dallas TX ISD, Principal Katherine Carter  and classroom teacher  Rebecca Parker  on how the use of robot interaction  can open an autistic child’s world …with Rich Margolin, ROBOKIND‘s  CTO and Founder
EQUITY IN SCHOOLS
ALTERNATIVE/AUGMENTED  COMMUNICATION
OurSpecial guests  are two of the most respected voices in the use of Assistive Technology in Education, Chris Bugaj , founding member of the Assistive Tech team for Loudoun County Public Schools  in VA and  Language Pathologist Rachel Madel who coaches on communications worldwide. Together they co host the podcast “Talking with Tech”
ACCESSIBILITY IN EDUCATION
BOOKS FROM BENETECH’S BOOKSHARE SO ALL STUDENTS CAN READ
Working with Bookshare , school districts bring books and reading  to all those students  whose abilities may have created challenges. Benetch’s VP of Global Learning, Brad Turner brings such capabilities to students worldwide.
TWO SHOWS LIVE FROM THE COSN CONFERENCE IN PORTLAND OREGON
What’s happening at the conference with a full barrage of excellent guests from the world of Ed Tech and School Networking, companies  and educators, ed tech directors, superintendents. You name it, we’ve got it.
“HEAD AND HEART” MAKE THE DIFFERENCE 
IN PORTSMOUTH VA SCHOOLS
Krytal Thompkins is the Reading and English Education Dept. leader  for Portsmouth schools and she leads by example. This show is a gift to us from Waterford Institute
LIVE FROM THE COSN CONFERENCE 
3 TRULY GREAT SUPERINTENDENTS
Anchored by COSN’s Anne MacMullen , we have Superintendents Dave Schuler, Randy Zeigenfuss and Donna Wright, IL, PA, NC.respectively .
THE UNH ONLINE  GRADUATE PROGRAM  FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS
Our Special guest is  UNH Clinical professor  in their Dept. of Occupational Therapy , Dr Therese Willkomm who oversees the graduate certificate program
EMERGING TRENDS IN 
ENGLISH LEARNER EDUCATION
WITH A LOOK AT HOW SEL & CULTURALLY -RESPONSIVE TEACHING MATTER
Based on the findings of a brand new report from our friends at McGraw Hill and their partner Study Sync, a lively discussion will ensure with MHE’s  VP Ed Lamprich and StudySyncs Aislinn Cunningham.
Sounds good ..and it is. Connie  Carter has been working with Maine schools in many ways and has just started a podcast series working with students from very different high schools to encourage understanding, social justice ,etc.. Learn how it works.
THE DIGITAL CONSORTIUM VISITS PA. AND OHIO SCHOOLS   
Superintendents  Brian Troop of Ephrata PA and  Michael Laub of Avon, OH are my AASA guests as their districts  were the host districts
HOW  TO WORK WITH 
DIGITAL BADGES & PORTFOLIOS
ASCD author David Niguidula and Dave Moscarelli , Portfolio Coordinator at a Rhode Island  School District  are my guests
 
 
A SPECIAL ED UPDATE FROM SPECIAL ED ADMINISTRATION 
Dr. Luann Purcell of CASE is my guest.
 
 
 
 RENTON (WA) PREP,  A MICROSOFT FLAGSHIP SCHOOL, WITH EQUITY
AS A MAINSTAY
The one and only Michelle Zimmerman is back….high tech advocate, educator at Renton Prep, author, etc…on how they make it all come together at this award winning school
 
 
THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Its Chicago Public Schools counselor Brian Coleman and we’ll be getting his thought on a lot of subjects affecting students and counselors. Congratulations, Brian! 
NAVIGATING THE ‘SEA’
“SOCIAL, EMOTION, ACADEMIC
Returning guest, Long Island Principal Lori Koerner, a real difference maker…on a pedagogical shift that has worked and worked well!
 
WHAT’S HOT AT THE UDL-IRN CONFERENCE
 UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING
We’re live from Orlando with Kevin Custer and CAST’s Steve Nordmark. The UDL-IRN’s Mission is to support the design of future-ready learning environments that are equitable, beneficial, and meaningful for all learners!
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MARCH 2019
MATH EDUCATION
ROUTINELY ENGAGING STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICAL DISCOURSE AND PRACTICES IN CASE YOU MISSED LAST WEEK’S SHOWS
From Curriculum Associates, Danielle Curran, VP of Math Instruction along with the authors of ‘Routines for Reasoning” helping to foster math practices for all students
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CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
FROM ACTE, THE NEW S.T.E.M. PARENT APP
CTE is STEM education and ACTE is using an app from “LifelongJourney.us to get parents involved  and get a deeper understanding of what CTE means.
S.T.E.A.M EDUCATION
A BOND ISSUE TRANSFORMING EDUCATION 
IN MOUNT VERNON NY
The title says it all. Our guest is Superintendent Dr. Ken Hamilton. How his team and the city made it happen
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A HIGHER ED UPDATE FROM LANDMARK COLLEGE
SUMMER PROGRAMS  FOR STUDENTS WHO LEARNING DIFFERENTLY
The Senior Director of Short Term Programs at Landmark, Carroll Pare is our guest. Landmark wants all of K-12 to know that every student can succeed in higher ed and they work at it every day
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TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE CHANGING SPECIAL EDUCATION
Nationally recognized Special Education expert Kevin Custer of Arc Capital Development brings educator Melissa Corto, CEO of  compliance-oriented, learning minded  Education Modified ,to our show
THE MATHICAL BOOK PRIZE 
An annual show we do honring the next books out there that include Mathematics as part of the ext and pictures…not textbooks….but childeren’s books, fiction etc. Fun and good thought with Dr Jordan Ellenberg and Kirsten Bohl of The National Mathematics Research Institute
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THE IMPACT OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC ON SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
TRAUMA INFORMED EDUCATION
A fascinating preview of the  WestEd webinar upcoming on March 19.  
EQUITY IN EDUCATION 
MEETING THE NEEDS OF ELL LEARNERS BY INTEGRATING CURRICULUM SUPPORTS 
From Curriculum Associates, we have Claudia Salinas , their VP of English Learning
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HOME-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS
A GUIDE FOR PARENTS ON WORKING WITH & UNDERSTANDING LEARNING ISSUES
Our guest is the author of a new guidebook called “The ABC’s of Learning Issues”, Dana Stahl
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RETHINKING THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE
Fro Education Reform Now,  Michael Dannenberg and from
the Alliance for Excellent Education, Anne Hyslop 
21st CENTURY HOLISTIC  ASSESSMENT FOR TODAYS EDUCATION:
USING DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
Its time for a real and deep change as we assess our students for an ever changing world. Learn more form BulbApp.com guests Erik Petrick and Dr. Bill Williams
THE NEW SCHOOL RULES
My guest, author Keara Mascarenaz, leads work in  change management, leadership development, school design and innovation
THE NBA ( yeah, that NBA):
SUPPORTING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN MATH AND SCIENCE
The NBA has teamed up with Discovery Education . Our guests include two folks from the NBA’s Social Responsibility team.
Cool show, eh?
OLD FRIENDS RETURN
” CREATING COMMUNITIES OF COURAGE”
Christian Villenas and Susan Zelinski are the creators of two new and powerful reports about Communities of Courage.
A CONVERSATION WITH A TRUE EDUCATION LEADER…FORMER GOVERNOR BOB WISE OF WEST VIRGINIA
The founder of the Alliance for Excellence in Education and former Governor of W. Virgina Bob Wise returns. He believes that the next 3 years are crucial in shaping education for next few decades.  A MUST LISTEN
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FEBRUARY 2019
THE SHELBY COUNTY, TN
S.T.E.M EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Learn how an excellent school district is combining digital tools and Professional Development to fully support STEM learning
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SCHOOL NETWORKING:
THE INTEROPERABILITY OF TECH AND DATA SYSTEMS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS
An array of CoSN experts  will be joining us
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CELEBRATING PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Leading the celebration  is our guest Dr. Rich Long, the Executive Director  of Learning First, the organization of   national associations in education.
SOCIAL STUDIES IS THE ANSWER
My guests from NCSS will prove that you; Larry Paska, executive director and India Meissel, President
OVERCOMING POVERTY: CREATING SUCCESS IN 
PRE-SCHOOL AND THE EARLY GRADES
Waterford Institute bring us Arizona educator,Dr. Laura Neal, Sup’t., at Somerton AZ
That’s the name of the new book by expert author Michelle Zimmerman who , coincidentally, is our guest today!
ASSESSMENT LITERACY
We’ve touched on this before, now  we’re taking  an an in depth look with Director of Assessment and Personalized  Learning at Curriculum Associates, Ken Tam is my guest
CREATING CHANGE FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
Professor Jonathan Plucker , the President Elect of NAGC is my guest
INCORPORATING CURRENT BUSINESS AND TECH NEW INTO YOUR CONTENT  
Discovery and Cheddare work together. This is a very  cool. Learn about how TECHBOOKS makes it happen!
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AN FETC PANEL DISCUSSION ON EQUITY
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THE ED TECH ADVOCACY SUMMIT 2019
SETDA’S Tracy Weeks, CoSN’s  Keith Krueger and  Ed Tech expert Jon Bernstein are my guests.
Learn about this and please plan to attend 
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 MATH  ANXIETY 
Welcome to my world. We have an expert from Landmark College, the higher education institution for students who learn differently,
Dr. Michelle Bower.
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STUDENT DATA PRIVACY
THE #1 ISSUE IN ED TECH.
BUILDING A SCHOOL  COMPLIANCE PROGRAM 
with  author Linnette Attai, the ultimate expert
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LIVE FROM TCEA
A visit with some great vendors at TCEA
Waterford Institute on Early Ed
Robokind on Autism
7 Mindsets on SEL
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JANUARY 2019
TEACHER VOICE 
FIGHTING TEACHER BURNOUT  
Kansas teacher Anthony Meals  speaks out. He is a SMARTBRIEF Editor’s choice  Content Award winner for his recent and excellent blog post.
SPECIAL EDUCATION
AN FETC  PANEL DISCUSSION ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We’ll be talking Assistive Technology etc with a group of educators  that includes  experts Chris Bugaj of Loudon VA, Kindy Segovia of Kent ISD  in MI and Mia Laudato & Robin Williams of FDLRS Action resource Center
STUDENT VOICE AND DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS..
A NEW ROAD TO BETTER ASSESSMENT
BulbApp  founder Erik Petrick and student Keith McBrayer on their experiences  working with this wonderful new assessment tool.
USING THAT DATA:
Author David Niemi, VP of Measurement and Evaluation at Kaplan
 on his new book 
9A
ASCD author David Niguidula all about his new book ( same as the title)
A NEW WRITING ASSESSMENT TOOL
Jason Carroll of Texthelp on their new ‘WriQ” product. See them at FETC
ADVANCING EQUITY IN ALL ENVIRONMENTS 
 AN FETC SHOW…FETC HAPPENS JAN 27 -30 IN ORLANDO  with conference presenter Tara Brown of Learner’s Edge Consulting  and Kelsey Olsen, Director of Partnerships at Shmoop.
AUTISM ETC
SEL, BULLYING AND CAREER TRANSITION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS TEENS 
 An old friend returns….Marc Zimmerman of The Social Express, and now Teen Career Path and Cool School…great products for special children grown out of a life experience.
 
RURAL EDUCATION
A CALL TO ACTION IN KENTUCKY 
One of the most concerning issues nationally is bringing equity of education to all students in rural America. The call to action of the title is a report  to be presented to Kentucky legislators at the start of their session and is a blueprint for rural education in every state.
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IMPROVING PERSON TO PERSON INTERACTION FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM
Dr. Greg Firn,the COO of Robokind ( and if you don’t know about them, you should), returns with renowned expert and author Dr. Lisa Raiford,  currently South Carolina DOE’s expert on Autism.
 
 
IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION  
A CONVERSATION WITH THE FORMER EDITOR OF VIRTUAL REALITY REVIEWER MAGAZINE AND CO-FOUNDER OF VR EDUCATION, DAVE WHELAN.
ADVANCING EQUITY IN ALL ENVIRONMENTS 
 AN FETC SHOW…FETC HAPPENS JAN 27 -30 IN ORLANDO  with conference presenter Tara Brown of Learner’s Edge Consulting  and Kelsey Olsen, Director of Partnerships at Shmoop.
AUTISM ETC
SEL, BULLYING AND CAREER TRANSITION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS TEENS 
 An old friend returns….Marc Zimmerman of The Social Express, and now Teen Career Path and Cool School…great products for special children grown out of a life experience.
 
 
RURAL EDUCATION
A CALL TO ACTION IN KENTUCKY 
One of the most concerning issues nationally is bringing equity of education to all students in rural America. The call to action of the title is a report  to be presented to Kentucky legislators at the start of their session and is a blueprint for rural education in every state.
IMPROVING PERSON TO PERSON INTERACTION FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM
Dr. Greg Firn,the COO of Robokind ( and if you don’t know about them, you should), returns with renowned expert and author Dr. Lisa Raiford,  currently South Carolina DOE’s expert on Autism.
 

 

an FETC show
USING CLASSROOM TOOLS TO DRIVE EQUITABLE ACCESS & OUTCOMES 
 with Ken Tam, Executive Director of Personalized Learning and Assessment at Curriculum Associates and Educational Psychologist Lori Jackson and SEL and Ed Tech expert, co founder of The Connections  Model. Both will be at FETC Jan 27-30 in Orlando
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
ARE YOU A BOSS, A LEADER OR A BUILDER AT YOUR SCHOOL 
About School Leadership with Robyn Jackson, Educational Consultant , author and CEO of Mindsteps.
EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
WE WELCOME A NEW GUEST ASSOCIATION,
with a very special guest, Executive Director  of The Assistive Technology Industry Association,  David Dikter. Their conference is the same week and in the same city as FETC ..Orlando Jan 30-Feb 2
A MAJOR CHANGE IN THE EDUCATION OF EDUCATORS
THE EDUCATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE  UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AT
 THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
We know how people learn. Education is a science as in STEM. We’ll be talking with Dr. Firat Soylu, the founder and developer of the program
CCSSO’s DIVERSE AND LEARNER READY TEACHERS INITIATIVE
with The Council of Chief State School Officer’s Saroja Warner
TRANSFORMING TRADITIONAL CLASSROOMS 
A CONVERSATION WITH THE FOLKS AT NORVANIVEL  WHO CREAT AMAZING  AND UNIQUE CLASSROOM FURNITURE THAT ENHANCES LEARNING, EXCITES STUDENTS AND CREATES AN EQUITABLE AND  ACCESSIBILITY ATMOSHPHERE.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2019 
AN NCEA SHOW WITH  NCEA’S GABY GALLAGHER AND  MATT RUSSEL…PLUS INFO ON THEIR DAY OF GIVING  TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
AN FETC PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF ED TECH
CALL IT A PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT FETC HAPPENING THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY IN ORLANDO WITH FETC PRESENTERS KEVIN CUSTER ON SPECIAL ED, ED TECH MANAGEMENT WITH LEARNPLATFORM’S KARL RECTANUS AND CT’S ED TECH GURU  DOUG CASEY
CREATING A CULTURE OF QUESTIONING
 IN THE CLASSROOM
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF  
MEET KASEY SHORT, FROM CHARLOTTE , EDITORS CHOICE WINNER, ENGLISH DEPT CHAIR,  SOCIAL STUDIES/LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER. SHE’S  ONE OF THOSE GREAT TEACHERS WHO GETS BETTER EVERY DAY AND ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO DO THE SAME
A DIFFERENT LOOK AT SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 
LOOKING AT THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEL, HOW IT WORKS , WHAT IT DOES AND A LOOK AT FINE TUNING YOUR PROGRAM SO IT REALLY WORKS WITH DR. HOWIE KNOFF OF PROJECT ACHIEVE
MAP YOUR CURRICULUM 
A CONVERSATION WITH THE  DIRECTOR OF ED TECH AT NYU’s SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, DR. CHRIS  ZAKRZEWSKI ON THEIR USE OF ‘COURSETUNE’
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POVERTY AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
RESULTS OF A NEW STUDY WITH TWO GENTLEMEN FROM NWEA  CHRIS MINNICH AND ANDY HEGUDUS.
IS SCHOOL DISCIPLINE ALREADY A PRISON FOR MANY STUDENTS?
MY GUEST DR. MARYANN WOODS- MURPHY , A NEW JERSEY GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATOR BELIEVES IT IS. SHE IS AN OUTSTANDING AND WELL RECONIZED AWARD WINNING EDUCATOR AND HAS RECENTLY BEEN AWARDED A SMARTBRIEF ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD FOR A RECENT POST WHICH WE WILL DISCUSS.
ISSUES IN TRANSITION TO HIGHER ED  FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
OUR FRIENDS  FROM LANDMARK COLLEGE RETURN WITH THEIR INCREDIBLE INSIGHTS ABOUT STUDENTS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY
CLOSING THE EQUITY GAP IN A DIVERSITY RICH OKLAHOMA  DISTRICT
THANK YOU WATERFORD INSTITUTE. WE’LL BE HAVING A CHAT WITH EDUCATOR RENEE DOVE FROM OKMULGEE SCHOOLS
THE CoSN ANNUAL INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY
LEARN WHERE YOUR DISTRICT STANDS IN COMPARISON TO OTHERS AS WE REVIEW THE RESULTS WITH PAULA MAYLAHN AND  IL. ED TECH DIRECTOR KEITH BOCKWOLDT

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