MARCH 2019
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