THE 2020 ‘EDUCATOR CONFIDENCE’ REPORT
…with a HUGE thank you to HMH for sharing this information : Measuring the incredible resilience of teachers during these crisis times., their adapting to remote teaching. With HMH GM of Supplemental and Intervention Solutions, Matthew Mugo Fields.
BACK TO SCHOOL CYBERSECURITY
A CoSN show with guests AmyMcLaughlin of Oregon State and Il-based District IT Director Rod Russeau . It’s a ‘back to school’ like no other but student privacy and security must be maintained.
THIS YEAR THE ‘ED SPACES’ CONFERENCE WILL BE VIRTUAL
Ed Spaces focuses on the design and building of schools and classrooms. Normally a “don’t miss’ live conference, this year it has to be virtual , so we have Jim McGarry of the Ed Market Association, the organization behind the event with the details for you to plan
THE SCIENCE OF READING
We are going to focus on Arkansas’ major effort with Reading Horizon’s guests Tyson Smith and Laura Axtell.
THE INCREDIBLE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS DURING A CRISIS
From Gresham/Barlow OR schools, we welcome back one heck of a superintendent, Dr A. Katrise Perera along with her excellent Director of Communications Athena Vadness. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a well managed communication program , both internal and external, in these times.
AN ARCHITECTS VIEW OF SCHOOLS REOPENING
Fielding International’s Jay Litman is back with his colleague Jill Ackers-Clayton who will look at school re-openings through environmental and design eyes keeping in mind that schools must remain learning spaces and at-home learning does not replace the school environment.
ALL ABOUT ‘LEARNING PODS’ IN THE AGE OF REMOTE EDUCATION AN ARCHITECTS VIEW OF SCHOOLS REOPENING
You’ll meet returning guest Mike Teng of Swing Education. They are experts in matching substitute teachers ot districts and have developed a new service called “Bubbles” to help districts and parents create ‘learning pods’.
REAL DATA ON STUDENT SAFETY 2019-20
We need data more than ever and Gaggle has it and your district can get it too. With so much remote education, it takes on an even stronger importance. Paget Hetherington, Gaggle Director of Marketing is our guest
THE NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Tabatha, an early childhood educator. How about that! We’ll talk with her about her goals for the year as she represents great educators everywhere in this year of remote education.
a SETDA show
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT REMOTE TEACHING
The State Ed Tech Directors Association brings us the one and only Christine Fox, their Ass’t Executive Director and special guest Dr Jason Roseberry CIO of Five Star Technology on a program originally designed for Indiana educators to help them gain the skills for online teaching.
BUILDING STUDENT CONFIDENCE WITH A SOLID S.E.L. PROGRAM
“LetGrow.org” believes that building student independence through projects and activities guides their growth in confidence and self-reliance throughout their lives. It’s a very interesting school program and you’ll enjoy learning about it
SPECIAL ED ADMINISTRATION:…. THE CASE FALL CONFERENCE
CASE Executive Director with theior director of PD Heath Peine. Special ed has its own special needs this year. Important for all school administration
THE SHOAH FOUNDATION IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Learn and teach anti-racism in your classroom through the work of this incredible foundation founded by Steven Spielberg. Director of Education Claudia Ramirez Weideman is our returning guest.
“NOTICE. TALK. ACT.” : LEARN ABOUT THE SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS NOW AS WE AND THE STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL. From the American Psychiatric Association, their director of social justice programs for schools Chris Seeley and an educator who has been trained in this program from Janesville WI math teacher,Christal Alling
HOW AN IOWA ESA IS MAKING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY A CURRICULUM PRIORITY
AESA’s Joan Wade is joined by the folks at Iowa’s Heartland AEA where, for the 150,000 students and 10,000 educators they serve, they are creating a curriculum based on social justice and equity. LISTEN HERE
SUPERINTENDENTS VIEW ON EARLY LEARNING IN AMERICA
An AASSA show with Supt Ed Manuszak, Dundee MI can cochair of the Early Learning cohort at AASAand Todd Whitlock of “Standards for Success”
HOW STUDENTS ENGAGE DURING REMOTE LEARNING
We have the folks with the data on just that. Gotta keep those kids not just busy but engaged. Friends from “Catch On”, the company that gives you the data explore the subject.
MAGNET SCHOOLS DURING COVID
An overview with Toddd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America and his special guest, Immediate Past president of the Association Susan King.
THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE REOPENING OF SCHOOL
An ASCA show with two ASCA board members, school counselors both, Geoff Heckman of Platte County MO and Susan Arvidson of St. Paul MN schools
PREVIEWING AASA’S UPCOMING URBAN SUPERINTENDENTS ACADEMY
AASA,The School Superintendents Association, will (virtually) host its 6th annual Urban Superintendents Academy Conference, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The Academy prepares educators for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban settings and bolsters the effectiveness of district leadership in those settings. AASA offers two cohorts of the Urban Academy in partnership with two premier universities: Howard University and the USC Rossier School of Education ….with guests Maria Ott, Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School of Education & Samuel King, Director of Superintendent Searches, Georgia State School Boards Association
CELEBRATING THE ‘ACT SCHOLARS PROGRAM” 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Learn about a program that has had tremendous impact on education and individuals with ACT’s ‘Center for Equity in Learning’ Director Lee Montgomery and ACT scholar Dr Shamira Rothmiller
TECHNOLOGY AND THE RETURN TO SCHOOL IN CLAYTON CTY, GA
Meet April Mayo, their Director of Instructional Technology and from Boxlight-EOS, CEO Alex Leis
CoSN’s NEW “EQUITY AT SCALE’ REPORT
CoSn has always stood for equity in K12. This new report goes deep….. based on the efforts of CoSN at an Ontario Canadameeting in December of 2019. Our guests are from Hampton Township schools in PA, Asst Supt Rebecca Cunnnigham and CTO Ed McKavany as well as Cheryl Williams, the delegation leader.
FROM JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY : “CENTER FOR EDUCATION POLICY
WHY KNOWLEDGE AND HIGH QUALITY CURRICULUM MATTERS FOR ALL STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS
Meet Dr David Steiner, Executive Director of the Institute, former NY State Commissioner of Education, and Director of Education at The Nat’l Endowment for the Arts. A rigorous and engaging curriculum makes all the difference in the world to every child’s learning. We need to make that happen
LEARN ABOUT THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR EDUCATORS
This is going to be a very interesting show with Dr Ianya Jaafar, a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and how that works in her daily job in North Bergen NJ schools as mental health situations arise
THE IMPORTANCE OF PD DURING COVID
It’s a brave, new world of opportunity and chaos out there in education today. We’re thrilled to have Dr Bob Spires and Dr Kate Cassada from the University of Richmond schools and centers of education on new courses designed to help educators get through. These courses were developed through the auspices of Discovery Education and Susanne Thompson from Discovery will be joining us.
THE IMPACT OF COVID ON SCHOOL BUDGETS AND PROGRAMS
We welcome a very learned voice in education, Rich Long, The Executive Director of “Learning First”, the organization that works with many professional education associations nationwide to coordinate actions and thought leadership
GIFTED EDUCATION DURING REMOTE EDUCATION
An NAGC show on ways to advocate and also a look at alternatives in these crazy COVID times to be sure gifted kids are getting the education they deserve while education is so caught up in a shuffle of other expectations.
AUTHOR /EDUCATOR BRONWYN HARRIS
Having taught in Oakland at an under-resourced school, she saw what’s going on first hand and how we can all make it better . Now a thought leader in the field of equity, we welcome Bronwyn to our show
HELP YOUR STUDENTS PLAN
CAMPUS VISITS THIS FALL
Platform Q Education plans virtual campus visits. Mallory Willsea, their Director of Strategy and Operations is our guest. Help your students plan higher ed ..give a listen
LEARN ABOUT ONLINE EDUCATION AND WHY PROACTIVE CARE MATTERS FOR STUDENTS
From DeVry Institute, we welcome back Elise Awwad, their VP of Strategic Enrollment. We can all learn from folks who have been doing this for years!
REOPENING CHILD CARE CENTERS
Meet Dr Calvin Moore Jr., CEO of The Council for Professional Recognition,
the accreditation group for professionals in the field.
MUSIC BASED MATH LEARNING
This has been a pet peeve of mine for years…why music isn’t incorporated into math education since kids love music and music is mathematics. Finally the great Dr Lana Israel has created MUZOLOGY, a company and program that emphasizes this and she is really something.
BACK TO SCHOOL 2020 IN MERIDEN ,CT
Listen to long time Supt Mark Benigni, his ass’t supe, Mike Grove and the amazing Barb Haeffner, director of teaching and innovation at a district we’ve visited many times and their plans for opening the craziest back to school season ever.
CREATING AND MAINTAINING A SAFE, CLEAN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
The Ed Market Association , producers of the Ed Spaces Conference, is now partnering with ISSA, the international association for cleaning products and services to give education tips, guidelines and resource as well as certifications for school safety and cleanliness as many building reopen.
CONGRATS TO DISCOVERY ON THEIR NEW ‘TECH & LEARNING’ AWARD
HOW DISCOVERY DEVELOPS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR K-12
Let’s go behind the scenes and discover (no pun intended) how the sausage is made with their VP of Content Robin Porter, mor important now than ever as learning and assessment changes under COVID.
A CoSN REPORT ON..and a new resource for …
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE K-12
CoSN leaders Dr Beth Holland and Susand Bearden are our guests regarding a new resource from CoSN.
SUPERINTENDENT VOICE ON REOPENING SCHOOLS FROM CCSSO, THE CHIEF STATE OFFICERS ASS’N….ON REOPENING SCHOOL
Join Doug Roberts of the Institute for Education Innovation and his guest, Ass’t Supt from Paducah KY, Will Black for a preview of their ‘open-to all’ virtual seminar this week.
FROM CCSSO,THE CHIEF STATE OFFICERS ASS’N….
ON REOPENING SCHOOL
From The Council of Chief State School Officers, we have Kirsten Carr on their newest resource for reopening education this Fall.
COLLEGE FOR EVERY STUDENT: RURAL, URBAN , SUBURBAN CREATING AND MAINTAINING A SAFE CLEAN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
Meet Rick Dalton of Brilliant Pathways, a non profit designed
to bring college to every student.
EDUCATIONAL PLURALISM : HOW IT WORKS. WHY IT WORKS
Professor Berner returns . She’s so enjoyable to listen to that you’ll want to take notes.Educational pluralism is a structure for school systems in which the government funds and regulates, but does not always operate, elementary and secondary schools. Most democratic school systems are pluralistic. This is a great topic especially in the changing educational times we live in.You can get her book on Amazon.
NEVADA TEAMS WITH DISCOVERY ED STATEWIDE FOR SOLID LEARNING AND TEACHING , NO MATTER WHERE THIS FALL
We welcome Nevada’s State Superintendent Jhone Ebert to discuss how and why the decision was made as we make ready a new school year under COVID conditions.
CHALLENGES OF SCHOOL DESIGN AND INFRASTRUCTURE AS WE PREPARE TO POSSIBLY RETURN IN THE FALL
Our good friends from the school design firm of Fielding International Jill Ackers and Jay Litman return. This is a very important issue regarding school and student and staff safety…the CDC has requirements , but we probably need to go much differently and further to ensure safety.E
ACT CENTER FOR EQUITY IN LEARNING presents
A CONVERSATION ON SEL & EQUITY
with Dr. Nancy Lewin, Program Director of the Center, Dr. Dana Murano, Research Scientist at The ACT Center for Social, Emotional and Academic Research, and Marci Price, Program Director of ACT Learning Division-SEL.
HOW TWO MISSISSIPPI EDUCATORS DELIVERED A-RATED INSTRUCTION THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
Make sure you air conditioning works because we’re heading way down south to Mississippi to visit with Dr Carla Evers, Supt of Pass Christian Public Schools and Dr Kiana Pendleton, Principal of the Laurel Magnet School in, you guessed right, Laurel MS.Thank you Curriculum Associates for the introduction to these two excellent educators.
PLANNING DIGITAL DEVICES AND TOOL NEEDS FOR WHEN SCHOOL REOPEN
Two returning experts from Lenovo, Rich Henderson and Celia DeCourcey are my guests. They deal with districts nationwide and are here to share what they are learning in these COVID times
GREAT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS LEADERS S
This has never been more important than during this time of education change and crisis. Proper and effective internal and external communications matter now more than ever. Listen to NSPRA’s Rich Bagin, Melissa Braham and Jennifer Alexander. Believe me, they know of what they speak.
AUTHOR AND PRINCIPAL DEREK MCCOY
EMPOWERING CHANGE IN OUR SCHOOLS
Derek McCoy has been the NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year and author “The Revolution: It’s Time to Empower Change in Our Schools”. His ‘revolutionary’ voice is worth listening to as we take a good look at schooling today.
TEACH SOMETHING REALLY COOL
PHILOSOPHY…YEAH, PHILOSOPHY EVEN OVER THE SUMMER
Red T Media’s Amy Leask is back and brings with her Canadian educator Jen Apgar of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario.
PART 1: SCHOOL CULTURE
WHY IT MATTERS …HOW IT IMPROVES
Our remarkable guest is Dr Ashley Rogers Berner, Deputy Director of The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Associate Professor at JHU’s School of Education. She is author of ” Pluralism and American Public Education”
DEVELOPING EQUITABLE PROGRAMS OF
We have one the great experts in family engagement in education, Dr Joyce Epstein , Professor at Johns Hopkins University, founder and leader of the National Network of Partnership School and Director of The JHU Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships
PART 2 … a continuation from Tuesday’s show
WHY IT MATTERS …HOW IT IMPROVES
Our remarkable guest is coming back to follow up on Tuesday’s show ;Dr Ashley Rogers Berner, Deputy Director of The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Associate Professor at JHU’s School of Education. She is author of ” Pluralism and American Public Education”
ALL IN THIS TOGETHER:
INSIGHTS ON RE-TOOLING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
The industry works day and night to keep you connected to your students and colleagues with access for all involved. This show features friends from Cox Communication with their broad view of education as they work with districts all over the country.
ADDRESSING THE COVID CRISIS
Industry voice with our good friend, Jessica Sliwerski, CEO of Open Up Resources. Their HIVE conference is coming up and they’ve been busy bees ( see what I did there.) You’ll enjoy Jess’ insights and expertise.
DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS
THE FIRST OF A SERIES
A DISCOVERY DEEP DIVE ON EQUITY
We thank our friends at Discovery for bringing these two guests onto the show… two nationally known district Superintendents, returning guest Dr Luvelle Brown , Superintendent of Ithaca, NY schools and first time guest , Superintendent of Reading PA schools, Dr. Khalid Mumim.
THE STATE OF ED TECH LEADERSHIP IN 2020
We’re always happy to welcome CoSN”s Executive Director Keith Krueger. This show Keith brings with him Pete Kozcera, Sentior Mgr of Education Strategy at CDW-G and Sean Casey, of the Ed-FI Alliance
STEPS TOWARDS CHANGING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND INEQUITY IN OUR SCHOOLS
Project Achieve’s Dr. Howie Knoff is back….former president of the Nat’l Ass’n of School Psychologists , a man who consults to districts natiowuide, Howie brings great insight to a tough topic.
ADDRESSING COVID 19 IN HUTTERITE COLONY SCHOOLS
Though many of us are more familiar with Amish and Mennonite culture, The Hutterites settled in the Northern Great Plains of the Dakotas. We, of course, have an equity obligation to teach their children and keep them healthy while learning. Superintendent Joel Bailey joins us for a discussion about his very interesting district. I want to thank Waterford Institute for setting it up.
ONLINE LEARNING AND PROACTIVE STUDENT CARE
Our guest today is an expert in the challenges of online learning, Elise Awwad is VP of Strategic Enrollment at DeVry Institute with miore than 15 years if experience creating student centered ,engaged online learning.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING NOW
PBL Works , Editor in Chief John Larmer returns to talk about this very popular pedagogy ; its effectiveness, its barriers, and great resources for those interested .
HOW ONE DISTRICT IS PREPARING FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
Off we go to Pennsylvania’s Daniel Boone Area School District near Reading PA and see how they are working with vendors to prepare for any eventuality next school year …..with their Ass’t Superintendent Preston McKnight and Discovery’s Alissa McLean
EQUITY AND ACCESS IN AN AGE OF BLENDED LEARNING
From ENA and Catch On, we have Industry leader Lil Kellogg along with Monica Cougan with guidelines to help district leaders prepare for the next school year in terms of both access to technology and real data on tech usage by teachers and students.
CREATING LEARNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN A NEW AGE
WITH AN ANALYSIS OF CDC REQUIREMENTS DEFINING
Fielding International experts Jay Litman and Jill Acres, designers of schools and environments for learning all over the world, look at what’s coming down the pike in terms of design and infrastructure of schools.
WORKING WITH ESA’s IN THESE TIMES OF PLANNING & REMOTE
We’re heading way out west to Wyoming to their Region V BOCES for a chat with its Executive Director Dan Mayer on meeting the needs of several rural districts. AESA Exec Director Joan Wade joins in
DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF EDUCATING IN TOUGH TIMES IN WORTHINGTON OHIO
CHALLENGES …AND OPPORTUNITIES…FACING ONE OHIO DISTRICT IN THE TIME OF COVID.
Current NSBA president Charlie Wilson , an education law Professor, sits on the School Board in Worthington OH. He’s bringing with him Supt.Dr. Trent Bowers who is managing his school district , like so many other leaders, through the pandemic.
an AASA show
LEADING THROUGH TIMES OF CRISIS DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF EDUCATING IN TOUGH TIMES IN WORTHINGTON OHIO
In times of crisis, it’s critically important to meet the needs of all children. By doing so, district leaders must focus on their school culture, vision and mission more so now than ever before. It’s also important to cultivate a culture of love throughout the school community.Our guest is Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, N.Y.
TEACHING EQUITY IN EDUCATION IN DAYS OF SOCIAL UPHEAVAL
Don’t miss this show because author and professor, Thought leader Gholdy Muhammed returns to talk on the subject of which she is a nationally-recognized expert on EQUITY and brings with her NYC Advanced Placement teacher Ivelisse Ramos-Brannon,
BRAND NEW RESEARCH ON SPECIAL EDUCATION IN RURAL AMERICA
The RISE2 Deeper learning Project presents its finding based on work in rural Eastern Kentucky ..with the help of KVEC, the Kentucky Valley Educational Coop. Old friend from KVEC Drs. Jeff Hawkins and Dessie Bowling join us along with RISE2 Senior aurhtor and KVEC Consultant Dr. Will Kayatin
MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION
TRAUMA ABOUNDS THESE DAYS FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS
Meet Kevin Baird, the author and of “WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive” and Josh Knutson CEO and Co-Founder of ‘Rhithm’
REMOTE LEARNING, REMOTE P.D FROM THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
A return visit from Chief Learning Officer at the Center, Dr Kerry Sautner on the many offerings for all educators K12 from this valued institution about our most valued document.
THE SEVEN STAGES OF EDUCATOR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Our guest is Dr Rich Long , Executive Director of The Learning First Alliance, the organizational partnership of leading education associations.
TEACHING THE POWER OF
EMPATHY DURING CRISIS
Each year we have an important discussion with Steven Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation, thanks to our friends at Discovery who work closely with them…about teaching with testimony…with education director Dr Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman. This is it…always such a worthwhile show.
PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS …INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
This show is a real treat…..with first time guest from RED T Media Amy Leask with some of the most amazing curriculum ideas for kids and teacher s in an area too often overlooked. You’re gonna love Amy!
HOW TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ….AND IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM …HERE ARE LAST WEEK’S SHOWS….
Cosn’s brilliant guests for this show are Larry Irving of The irving Group which broke the research on the Digital Divide ( Mr Irving is the first African American elected to The Internet Hall of Fame) FCC Commissioner and a leading voice in broadband expansion,
Jessica Rosenworcel. Honored to have them with us.
THE PARTNERSHIP OF
Our friend Corey Thomas from VMM is back with another partner organization,Nest Steps…..both geared to helping K-12 youth succeed now and in the future by building awareness , confidence and acumen .
Corey is joined by Dana Jewel Harris, Founder and CEO of Next Steps.
MAINTAINING CLASSROOM CULTURE DURING REMOTE EDUCATION
Expert in Blended Learning and national education consultant Danielle Sullivan and Florida based Middle School English teacher Megan Mayer give us some great insights and expertise as our new normal continues. Thank you Curriculum Associates for these experts
HIGHLIGHTING GEORGIA’S COBB COUNTY SCHOOLS
VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
FOR ELL TEACHERS
Wow, great topic with with Cobb County Assistant Superintendent Kathy Metcalfe and from our friends at Discovery Education, their Senior Director of Urban Education Partnerships, Molly Hebert Lloyd
ASTRONOMY EDUCATION K-12
THE GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE PROJECT
The sky’s the limit. It is….and even at home every child has it. And it is a wonder. This project has educational components built in for your class . Calling in from the project base in Chile is Valentina Rodriguez, Director of External Relations for the project.
A MUST FOR THOSE EDUCATORS INTERESTED IN ED TECH, SCHOOL NETWORKING AND STUDENT ACCESS.
A REVIEW OF COSN’S FIRST EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CoSN’s National Conference was scheduled for early March in DC and, like all conferences, was cancelled due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop CoSN from getting together this past week. Conference Co-Chairs Steve Langford of Beaverton OR schools and Marlo Gaddis of Wake County Schools, North Carolina give us the full report.
MEETING ALL STUDENTS LITERACY NEEDS…
EVEN DURING A PANDEMIC
Hard enough to do during normal times. Meet Reading Partners.org doing their best to ensure that expert literary resources reach all families and kids in need during this historic crisis.
THE YALE CENTER FOR DYSLEXIA & CREATIVITY
A favorite guest returns, Dr Sally Shaywitz. This entertaining and learned expert talks about the new 2nd edition of her book with the newest scientific findings in dyslexia.
THE TURNOVER CHALLENGE
IN RURAL SUPERINTENDENCY’S
Thanks you to the Nat’l Rural Education Ass’n we have Dr Barry Kamrath,, Director of School Leadership Grad Programs at University of TN, Chattanooga to talk about the continuing need for high quality,rural district leadership.
DESIGNING LEARNING SPACES FOR THE NEW NORMAL
One of the leading school designers , Jay Litman of Fielding Int’l return with his insights how COVID creates a new normal for now and beyond as we look carefully at Learning spaces going forward. To put it bluntly, it ain’t your daddy’s Oldsmobile anymore! Our friend from Norva Nivel School Furnishing Jolene Levin brings her insights to the show as well
VETERANS MOLDING MINDS
Taking sixty years of learning experience in the military to the nation’s classrooms, Veterans Molding Minds is an organization dedicated to school safety , student entrepreneurship/ success while building confidence with wonderful , enlightening programs
TWO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ON LESSONS LEARNED SO FAR FROM REMOTE TEACHING
Thank you to my friends at Curriculum Associates for finding these two educators to speak on the challenges and the new opportunities…and the stress and the joys…of remote education during Covid times
ON-DEMAND MUSIC EDUCATION K-12
I am so glad I am doing this show as I simply don’t do enough on Music Ed. We have the real thing….Scott Ellaway, Music educator ,author and Conductor, now at Yale Unviversity’s Jonathan Edwards College on his ideas and curriculum for K-12
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO A
CAREER IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
Manufacturing , Logistics and Factory work offers great STEM and income opportunities for your students and sometimes we tend to overlook this as we educate students to enter the workforce career ready. Meet author and expert on the subject Terry Iverson and his educator guests on this show.
ONLINE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY
We have an expert, Professor and VP for Educational Research and Innovation, Dr Manju Bannerjee of Landmark College.
EMERGING TRENDS IN VIRTUAL REALITY AND THEIR PLACE IN REMOTE LEARNING
Lenovo’s Director of Global Education Solutions, Rich Henderson , is my guest. Rich is one smart guy and you’ll find that out for yourself as we look at E sports Virtual Reality and things that make a difference as we move to a world of Remote Learning .
MAGNET SCHOOLS AND EQUITY
KImberly Lane, Director of Advanced Academics and maget Programs for Durham NC Schools is the Special guest of our good friend Todd Mann , Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America on new legislation on addressing the digital divide.
A VISIT WITH TWO GREAT SUPERINTENDENTS
MANAGING A SCHOOL DISTRICT 7 WEEKS INTO COVID AS SCHOOL STARTS TO WIND DOWN
We’re going to Chicagoland to visit with Mike Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak… and discuss how the coped with the abrupt change, how things are going as school winds down in May and what they are planning for the unknown future
SUPPORTING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS
Dr Tracy Inman , professor at Western Kentucky University ( and ‘Parent Representative on the NAGC Board of Directors) joins John Segota, Executive Director of NAGC with some very helpful guidelines, tips and supports for these children during these nutsy times.
“THE DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED MEDIA PROGRAM”
ACCESSIBLE MEDIA MATERIALS TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOW
Meet Cindy Camp of DCMP, a first time guest on Edutalk, as she describes the program, what it is, how it works and why it is such a valuable resource to educators
TEACHING ESL ONLINE AND OTHER PEDAGOGICAL TIPS..
Congrats to my guest Saurabh Annand on his new Masters in TESOL from the University of Minnesota. This New Delhi Born educator and author is expert in many languages.
LOOKING BEYOND THE
END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Good topic with Ian MCullough of TurnItIn as we all assess how the first shot at forced distance learning and teaching needs to be evaluated…close equity gaps…and assess the integrity of student work.
NAVIGATING THE RAPID TRANSITION TO REMOTE LEARNING IN ED TECH SYSTEMICS OF HARDWARE/SECURITY ETC
My guest Scott Friedlander of Insight Enterprises which supports K12 in the hart, but background of ed tech on the new needs of school districts during the era of COVID whihc may last a very long time.
THE AASA LEADERSHIP NETWORK
Competent Intelligent Supportive and Caring Leadership matters NOW MORE THAN EVER…in the nation …in every state …..and in every school district. Easy to say when its abstract but it ain’t abstract anymore in COVID times. Mort Sherman and Valerie Truesdale , AASA leadership experts are my valued guests
A VISIT WITH TWO NSBA
NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
EDUCATION DURING COVID
Gonna be a great conversation with current president Professor Charlie Wilson and Immediate Past President beth Branham, Esq.
LEXINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2.
WE’RE GOING TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO HEAR HOW THEY ARE DOING THESE DAYS.
The immediate return of Beth Branham, this time with her local high school high school Vice Principal Alicia Helms for a check in on how they’re doing with the change to distance online learning and other aspects of the new education under COVID19.
PARENTS, DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP!
SOME GREAT RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE
Discovery Education’s Nicole Lawn is my guest. They have great resources and great tips for helping parents during our STAY AT HOME Covid 19 quarantine.
THE UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM OF EDUCATIONAL SPACE DESIGN
Nationally recognized school architect and designer Jay Litman is my guest with Jolene Levin of NorvaNivel school furniture
THE ED TECH ADVOCACY AND POLICY SUMMIT 2020
A CoSN presentation : Reviewing the summit, held visrtually this year with Reg Leighty, Lil Kellogg, John Harrington, thee experts in ed tech in a time when we need it now more than ever.
TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES ONLINE
My favorite subject, taught it for years….and in an election year its more important than ever,. Our guests are Larry Paska Executive Director of NCSS and the association president Tina Haefner with special guest NCSS Technology Chair, Nick Lawrence, from the East Bronx Academy of the Future
LITERACY AND THE NEW NORMAL
From Reading Horizons we have President/CEO Tyson Smith and his special guest, award winning educator Sandra Halley, winner of the Charlotte Lockhardt Literacy award
EdSPACES THE SCHOOL FACILITIES CONFERENCE AND THE SCHOOL BOND NETWORK
SchoolBondNetwork is the first comprehensive, online database tracking K12 bond–funded capital improvement projects in the United States,
THE REAL TIME LIVING HISTORY CURRICULUM
My guest is Dr Hope Umansky and her movement to Mission Centered initiatives in these crazy times of COVID with a very timely show.
CREATING ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Communications to all matters right now. Grackle Docs ‘ Jeff Mills and Graham Barker will be joined by Valerie Hull of of Barbers Hill ISD near Houston
How important is this for these kids in your district. Need I say more? Listen to training director Kara Magee-Arick.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN THE AGE OF
REMOTE EDUCATION/DISTANCE LEARNING
Dr Sheldon Berman, our special guest, is a leading expert on bringing SEL into a district curriculum having been Supt of Schools in Eugene OR, Jefferson County KY, Hudson Public Schools in Massachusetts and now Andover MA. He is an author on social responsibility in schools as well
SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS NOW!!!
Again, need I say more??? A very important show from NSPRA with Executive Director Rich Bagin and NSPRA President Kelly Avants, she of Clovis CA schools
WHATS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CANADIAN EDUCATION ….IT ALL ABOUT EQUITY AND ACCESS THERE TOO
with Robert Martellacci of Mindshare Learning who has his finger on the pulse of Canadian schools and technology.
McLANE GLOBAL DELIVERING MEALS TO RURAL CHILDREN IN WAKE OF COVID 19 CRISIS
That’s why McLane Global, a leading food and logistics company, is calling on rural school districts to sign up for home delivery of free meals through the Emergency Meals-To-You Partnership. Eligible participants can get more information and enroll at www.MealsToYou.org.
THE ROLE OF THE EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCIES NATIONWIDE IN COVID 19 TIMES OF REMOTE LEARNING
Listen to AESA’s Dr. Joan Wade,, Glenn Morris, Exec. Dir of The Center for Interactive learning and Collaboration and Jan Zanetis , an expert on the use of video technologies in education.
COVID 19 AND EDUCATION
Coping tools with Dr Howie Knoff of Project Achieve , past preseident of the National Association of School Psychologists basing this show on his blog post about the work of Dr. Clayton Christensen
RE-THINKING READING WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DURING THE COVID CRISIS
Our friends from Benetech make an important return visit…important for all teachers, both general education and special education .
MEET CCSSO TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Here’s to you Mr Robinson, who teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center, a 6-12 school inside the Richmond Juvenile Jail.
WORKING TO CORRECT INEQUITIES OF ACCESS IN K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS
A very important show about how those companies invoLved in internet access are working so hard to make sure that in the future , meaning asap, every student is connected.
MAKING IT WORK IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION FEATURING THE CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE
A look at whats happening during this Covid era in terms of learning and assessment. My thanks to Curriculum Associates for help with this show
SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY FOR RURAL STUDENTS DURING THE COVID CRISIS
MEET CCSSO TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Dreama Gentry, Executive Director of Partners for Education at one of my favorite higher ed institutions, a place everybody needs to know and love, Berea College. No surprise to me that they’re supporting education for all during this chaotic time.
A VISIT WITH A 6TH GRADER, LEARNING AT HOME
DURING THE COVID CRISIS IN EDUCATION
You’ll meet and hear the point of view of Ms.Tannah Levin at home now with her mom Jolene , President of Norva Nivel US,( the school furniture company) and 2 sisters and a brother at home. Quite a handful around her.. Lets hear from an actual kid during all this craziness.
HIGH QUALITY PRE-SCHOOL
IN A RURAL SETTING
Madison Grant United School Corp in Indiana is engaging theirstudents through the lens of STEM, which will prepare them not only for Kindergarten, but will also lay the groundwork for College and Career Readiness
THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER:
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS
My guest is Dr Kerry Saudner ,Chief Learning Officer. Listen to this show and while you’re here, check out this link from their on line visit with Ken Burns on April 3
THE “IGNITE MY FUTURE ” PROGRAM
This is cool. TATA Consultancy Services, the huge worldwide corporation, is working with Discovery Education to improve STEM access and computer science education…with great programs all the time and now in COVID crisis
ACCESS & EQUITY IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
Meet my friends from Vernier who are working daily to create science education for multi-lingual, English Learning students
BRINGING ABOUT EQUITY WITH
We need all the resources we can get, especially now, so meet Jessica Sliwerski of OUR and and how it can help you and students NOW in our COVID crisis and beyond.
A CLIMATE CHANGE CURRICULUM FOR PORTLAND (OR) SCHOOLS
Our guests are Nichole Berg, Programs Manager for Climate Change and Climate Justice and Portland General Electric’s Kimberly Howard . They are working together to make this happen
THE POWER OF MICRO-CREDENTIALING IN TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Great topic with my good friends who always seem to get it right
at The Kentucky Valley Educational Coop (KVEC)
SCHOOL BOARDS MATTER….EXTREMELY SO AS THEY GOVERN OUR SCHOOLS IN THESE CRISIS TIMES
NSBA President Beth Branham is our guest
A LOOK AT SCHOOL BOARDS
IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES
Highly recommended to me from N.D Sate Supt Kirsten , our guest AJ Crabill is a well know expert and consultant . He currently serves as the Texas Education Agency’s Deputy Commissioner for Governance
DYSLEXIA AND CREATIVITY
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Landmark College, Ken Gobbo, a world renowned dyslexia expert and author of the recent book from Cambridge Scholars “Dyslexia & Creativity” is our guest.
STUDENT DATA PRIVACY AND ONLINE LEARNING
A visit with the experts at Catch-On.Though things are a bit nutty out there, the basic responsibilities remain. Good people for a good show.
THE NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Our guest is Dr. JD LaRock, President and CEO of NFTE..and education expert whose expertise was valued by Ted Kennedy and current Mass Governor, Charlie Baker; a gentleman who works all over the country with curriculum designed for creating an entrepreneurial mindset.
A FREE VIRTUAL
FOCUSED ON SPECIAL NEEDS
This is called Kidskintha and it is being produce out of India by our guest, conference founder Devishoba Chandramouli. This is a conference that is vitally important for special education teaching in these crazy days of COVID.
A COSN SHOW
DISTRICT ED TECH MANAGEMENT DURING THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS
DISCOVERY OFFERS GREAT , FREE, ACCESSIBLE ONLINE
RESOURCES DURING THIS COVID CRISIS
‘PRESENCELEARNING’ IS HELPING SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE AS THEY OFFER TELETHERAPY AND DISTANCE HELP FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND TRAINING YOUR CURRENT SPECIAL NEEDS STAFF FOR TEACHING ONLINE.
YOU CAN NOW AFFORD THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOUR DISTRICT NEEDS
Meet The Funding Doctor,Dr Paula Love, founder of RFPMatch.com , a excellent and unique service helping companies out there find funds for their district clients to use.
THE MAGNET SCHOOLS OF AMERICA
Coming up in Vegas , Magnet Schools stand for Equity of Learning and Accessibility for all. Our guest is MSA Executive Director Todd Mann.
SURVEY RESULTS ON TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Edweb founder and CEO Lisa Schmucki on how edWeb makes a difference to teachers and students nationwide.
THE CHALLENGE OF EQUITY WITHIN
Our guest is Ary Amerikaner VP of PreK-12 Policy at EdTrust.org who wrote a brilliant column for the New York Times on this subject. Don’t miss this one.
NREA Executive Director Allan Pratt updates us on issues and upcoming events in this under-served area
THE POWER OF
PLACE BASED EDUCATION
Its all about authentic learning with renowned expert Tom VanderArk. His new book “The Power of Place” is recently published.
a CCSSO presentation
PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN UTAH
with very special guest
STATE SUPT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION SYDNEE DICKSON
along with another special guest, Ms Tiffany Stanley, Utah’s State Board Chief of Staff we’ll discuss how this goes hand in hand with their Portrait of a Graduate program
EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ED TECH INDUSTRY
We welcome Jill Abbott , Managing Director of ETIN and SIIA Director of Ed Policy, Sara Kloek at SIIA
YOU’RE INVITED…ITS AN
‘ADVENTURE 2 LEARNING’
Our guest is Michael Rhatigan, CEOof Adventure2Learning and and IL Elementary Ed teacher Quinlan O’Grady ( who I have a feeling is Irish) ..all about their customized, interactive video lessons …geared to all learning styles for a diverse classroom.
SANTA ROSA FLORIDA SCHOOLS:
, HOME OF THE 3RD NATIONAL S.T.E.M. SYMPOSIUM
We have Mike Knowlton, Instructional Technology Trainer in Santa Rosa County schools , one of the people putting an A into STEM. Thank you Discovery Ed for helping me put this show together
EMPOWERING READERS THROUGH
AASL President Mary Keeling returns with advice on the why and how to….building a diverse collection in your library..the “Own Voices” Program will be explained.
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IN THE WORK OF EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCIES
AESA Executive Director Dr. Joan Wade is joined by Dr Rhonda Williams, analyst at the Richardson TX ESA for Region 10.
THE SDE* NATIONAL CONFERENCE
*STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS
Plan now for this July conference with Jim McGarry of Ed market Association, the organization which manages the conference and from SDE, their Directors of Professional Development, Laureen Reynolds
HONORING PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2020
This is Public Schools Week 2020 A number of educators are participating in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, February 26, on the critical roles public schools play in our society. Today’s program will feature two distinguished individuals from the panel: 1. Curtis Jones, superintendent, Bibb County School District, Macon, Ga. & AASA 2019 National Superintendent of the Year….and 2. Lesley Bruinton, APR, Public Relations Coordinator, Tuscaloosa City Schools, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 2020 AASA Women in School Leadership honoree
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT BY BRINGING THE OUTSIDE WORLD INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
Learn about JustLearn.io and Planet Box, environmental education and understanding… promoting student engagement and equity with founder Djimo Serodio
SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNICATION AND THE ROAD TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Heidi Otero , Director of Communications of the AZ School Boards Ass’n is joined by Rich Bagin, NSPRA Executive Director
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IN THE WORK OF EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCIES
AESA Executive Director Dr. Joan Wade is joined by Dr Rhonda Williams, analyst at the Richardson TX ESA for Region 10.
SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET
Meet Mary Filardo, Executive Director and Founder of The 21st Century School Fund and founder of BUILD Build America’s School Infrastructure Coalition
DESIGNING SCHOOL FURNITURE FOR LEARNING , PERSONALIZATION AND EQUITY
Gee, I Used to sit in a row at a static desk. No more as you well know. Ed Spaces is the fastest growing conference in education because facility interior design is so important. A good deal of the furniture design comes from Avron Levin of Norva Nivel. Of Importance to all from teachers to superintendents
SPECIAL ED ADMINISTRATION..
A BIG CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP AT C.A.S.E
The wonderful Executive Director at CASE ,Luann Purcell, is retiring after all these years. She is our guest along with the new Executive Director , an absolutely excellent choice to fill big shoes, Phyllis Wolfram
UPDATE ON THE CoSN NATIONAL CONFERENCE
TWO ED TECH LEADERS ON SCHOOL DISTRICT ISSUES and WHY CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS SO IMPORTANT.
Steve Langford of Beaverton OR Schools and Marlo Gaddis of Wake County NC Schools are my guests, both CTO’;s facing Tech issues everyday, but still devote time and effort to the organization and the conference. They’re involved . Learn why!
MAKING AN EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT ACCESSIBLE
LEARNING MATERIALS AND THE ROAD TO ACCESSIBILITY
From MacMillan, we welcome back Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility at the company for a look at how Macmillian makes it all come together to build access for all.
A VISIT WITH ARKANSAS’ SECRETARY OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Arkansas has a program called R,I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Achievement).It’s working and so are their teacher prep programs. Secretary Key is in fact, the key to the answers about these changes in education in Arkansas.
SHOWING THE LOVE TO YOUR STUDENTS
AN ASSET BASED APPROACH TO INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Our returning guest is the Executive Director of NILD, The National Institute for Learning Development, Dr. Kristin Barbour and shows I do with Kristin always bring the best of ideas to educators.
USING THE US CENSUS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
The US Census has great classroom tools for you, at no charge at all, great for every subject. Listen and as we present Victoria Glasier , manager of their Statistics in Schools program and Alaska educator Lem Wheeles, a history and government educator at Dimond High School in Anchorage
LEADERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AN
ED TECH AGE
A SETDA show with Julian Fallon from the Washington State Department of Ed where she works daily to improved the quality of instruction and administration as the Program Lead for TIIA. She is a Past Chair of SETDA
FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES;
THE IMPORTANCE AND SELF-UNDERSTANDING AND METACOGNITION
Completing his 44th year of teaching, Landmark College Education Professor Jim Baucom bring us his insights on this important topic.
THE DIGITAL LEARNING ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DLAC is the ONLINE EDUCATION conference, Feb 24-26 in Austin and leading the way is the Conference Director John Watson, our guest for this show. Online education brings accessibility and equity, that’s why we believe it is so important.
BELONGING THROUGH A
CULTURE OF DIGNITY
Our old friend , Educator and author Starr Sackstein, now a publisher at Mimi &Todd Press returns with author Floyd Cobb
MEET SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR LAURA ROSS
THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR 2020
An ASCA Presentation….From Lawrenceville GA, we welcome school counselor Laura Ross with a great day-to-day look at why this role in education is so damn important in age when there is such a terrible shortages of counselors.
REDESIGNING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN SALINE MICHIGAN SCHOOLS
The re-design of the learning environments is a favorite topic of ours. We cover it a lot in AC&E Online Journal. Thanks to my friends at Discovery Ed, we’re going to have a nice conversation with Steve Laatsch, Salines’ Ass’t Superintendent
ASCD AUTHORS DEBBIE ZACARIAN & MICHAEL SILVERSTONE:
On fostering student agency and self confidence in your students
A STATEWIDE LOOK AT COMPUTER SCIENCE, CYBERSECURITY & KINDERGARTEN READINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA
Returning guest State Chief School Officer Kirsten Baesler always bring great insights to our show. She works hard every day for the kids in North Dakota. It working..listen and learn.
REDUCING THE SKILLS GAP IN CAREER READY EDUCATION
Ed Dernulc, Director of The “Foundation for Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs” of FMA.net produces fabulous programs for your students to engage them in vocational careers.
A FIRST LOOK AT THE CoSN CONFERENCE
Solid network planning makes for equitable and accessible education for all students in an Ed Tech age. The conference isn’t until March, but listen up and understand why you should plan to attend this DC event. This show offers the insights of Fall Creek WI Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo and from Raytown MO schools IT director, Melissa Tebbenkamp
GIVING SCHOOLS AN HONEST GRADE
Returning to the show to speak about public perceptions of education is Jim Harvey,
ON SPARKING CHANGE AND EMPATHY ONLINE
Welcome 11 year old author Olivia VanLedtjie OF “SPARK CHANGE: MAKING YOUR MARK IN A DIGITAL WORLD” and her mom, co-author Cynthia Merrill, former UNH faculty, now a literacy /digital consultant working with teachers and schools.
FRAMING THE EVIDENCE:
NEW SETDA ED TECH RESEARCH FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
The State Ed Tech Directors Association (SETDA) presents Professor Stan Silverman of NY Institute of Technology and Connecticut State Ed Tech Director Doug Casey on the new reserach so school districts can find and use the right Ed Tech products, demodcratizing the the selection and piloting process.
Dr Rod Lucero and his colleagues are moving towards making big changes in teacher preparation including , obviously, more clinical work as we all realize a critical teaching shortage and the need to recruit more people of color into teaching.
THE ED TECH GENOME PROJECT
A SETDA show with their Executive Director Candace Dodson and Jefferson Education Exchange CEO/President Bart Epstein , a sector wide effort to discover why Ed Tech tools work differently in various contexts.
First Time Guest Ericka Uskali, Executive Director of the
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
THE ACTE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Join me in welcoming Kimberley Wilson from Alexandria VA schools
and Early Childhood Education specialist.
A MAJOR CHALLENGE NATIONWIDE
CLOSING SECONDARY STUDENTS ACADEMIC SKILL GAPS
Our good friend Dr Howie Knoff returns with great suggestions about ending a significant chhallenge nationwide; too many students with major skill gaps in secondary schools.
CREATING A DIGITAL ‘STUDENT SAFETY NET”
In the day and age of SEL, student suicides, bullying, violence, Gaggle has a program that works. Paget Hetherington, their marketing director
RECOGNIZING AND EMPOWERING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA
We welcome a wonderful lady Dr Barbara Morelli, President of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation helping those with Dyslexia who study in the STEM field .
You’ll be impressed.