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THE BACK TO SCHOOL 2019 ISSUE IS ON SITE
AC&E
EVERY student    EVERY school     EVERY day

Read it online and see the full   journal  at WWW.ACE-ED.ORG

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SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2019

MONDAY AUGUST 19
 
NOON

MAINSTREAMING CHILDREN  WITH HEARING LOSS

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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TUESDAY

1030

 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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NOON

 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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WEDNESDAY

 

11AM

“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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THURSDAY

9A

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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1030A

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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FRIDAY

9A

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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1030A

MINDFULNESS AS A TEST PREP ADVANTAGE 

Had I known this perhaps I would have done better in college boards

. Author of “Beyond the Content” and test prep expert Logan Thompson is my guest

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FROM LAST WEEK IF YOU MISSED THEM

 

SPACE FUTUREIST 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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JULY 2019

 

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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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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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

DECEMBER 2018
an  AASA  show
THE EARLY LEARNING COHORT FOR SUPERINTENDENTS 
BUILD A GOOD FOUNDATION AND YOU BUILD A GOOD HOUSE. AASA HAS CREATED  THIS COHORT FOR NETWORKING , CONVERSATION AND RESULTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS NATIONWIDE. 
AN UPDATE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION 
with Dr. Luann Purcell of C.A.S.E.
ONE YEAR INTO A THREE YEAR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
WE RETURN TO FALLBROOK  UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SEE HOW  SUPERINTENDENT DR. CANDY SINGH AND HER STAFF ARE DOING ON THE TRANSFORMATION.
THE USC SHOAH FOUNDATION:
TEACHING WITH TESTIMONY.
OBVIOUSLY AN IMPORTANT AND PASSIONATE TOPIC . DISCOVERY ED IS WORKING WITH THE FOUNDATION TO ENHANCE CURRICULUM AND BREADTH AND THANKS TO THEM WE HAVE DR. CLAUDIE RAMIREZ WEIDEMAN AS OUR GUEST  
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WHEN A STUDENTS ‘DISABILITY’ BECOMES A STRENGTH BASED DIFFERENCE FOR THE TEACHER
TEACH TO IT. IT WORKS AND PROFESSOR MAC GANDER OF LANDMARK COLLEGE WILL SHOW YOU HOW
THE AMGEN SCHOLAR’S PROGRAM
Giving Undergrads around the world  dollars for summer research 
THE  S.T.E.A.M. ACADEMY IN FAYETTE CTY , KY SCHOOLS….& INCLUSIVE STEM HIGH SCHOOLS
 DIRECTOR OF  INNOVATIVE SCHOOL MODELS AT THE U OF KENTUCKY, JUSTIN BATHON AND TINA STEVENSON , FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF STEAM ACADEMY
COLLEGES OF EDUCATION
 AND THE PREPARATION OF PRINCIPALS
AACTE PRESENTS  COLORADO STATE PROFS WENDY FOTHERGILL  AND DONNA COONER  AND THEIR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
MAKING MATH ACCESSIBLE 
MY FRIENDS AT TEXTHELP  INCLUDE CERTIFIED GOOGLE EDUCATOR JOHN McGOWAN  WHO WORKS EVERYDAY TO MAKE MATH LEARNING ACCESSIBLE TO ALL.
 
CREATING A CULTURE THAT SUPPORTS SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS
AN NSPRA SHOW WITH RICH BAGIN, EXEC . DIRECTOR AND CURT CAMPBELL, PR DIRECTOR OF SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON SCHOOLS
GIFTED CHILDREN AND THE VALUE OF SEL EDUCATION
WITH NAGC’s RENE ISLAS AND ERINN FLOYD
WHAT’S NEW AND EXCITING AT FETC 2019
‘THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY” 
CONFERENCE
MAKE PLANS NOW FOR ORLANDO THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY. 
SCHOOL AND PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
WITH ASCD AUTHOR  BARUTI K. KAFELE ,
AUTHOR OF ‘ IS MY SCHOOL A BETTER SCHOOL BEFCAUSE I LEAD IT?”
WHEN A STUDENTS ‘DISABILITY’ BECOMES A STRENGTH BASED DIFFERENCE FOR THE TEACHER
TEACH TO IT. IT WORKS AND PROFESSOR MAC GANDER OF LANDMARK COLLEGE WILL SHOW YOU HOW
THE AMGEN SCHOLAR’S PROGRAM
Giving Undergrads around the world  dollars for summer research 
THE  S.T.E.A.M. ACADEMY IN FAYETTE CTY , KY SCHOOLS….& INCLUSIVE STEM HIGH SCHOOLS
 DIRECTOR OF  INNOVATIVE SCHOOL MODELS AT THE U OF KENTUCKY, JUSTIN BATHON AND TINA STEVENSON , FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF STEAM ACADEMY
COLLEGES OF EDUCATION
 AND THE PREPARATION OF PRINCIPALS
AACTE PRESENTS  COLORADO STATE PROFS WENDY FOTHERGILL  AND DONNA COONER  AND THEIR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
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NOVEMBER 2018
BECOME A CERTIFIED  EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY  LEADER
IT’S THE CETL PROGRAM FROM CoSN.
HERE’S A CHANCE TO LEARN THE VALUE FROM CERTIFIED LEADERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS  NATIONWIDE
ACT’s
If your students lack access to technology, they lack an equitable education. A new report 
 A LOOK AT EDUCATION AND POLITICS THROUGH THE EYES OF MAGNET SCHOOLS OF AMERICA’S  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TODD MANN
AESA’s  UPCOMING CONFERENCE
Darrell Scott’s daughter was the first child to be killed in Columbine, amazingly 20 years ago. Rachel’s Challenge, his organization works to stop bullying and violence in schools. Darrell will be speaking at the conference
ACCESSIBLE DIGITAL CONTENT FOR  STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
This is a real challenge out there for educators and school districts…and it goes document by document. Our Guest Karen McCall of Open Access Technology is an expert in this field 
LEARN ABOUT T-TESS IN TEXAS 
The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support (T-TESS) System supports teachers and as part of the continuous improvement process,
 teachers consistently hold themselves to a high standard for individual development  and performance)
AND THE USE OF DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS IN THE SYSTEM
‘STEAMING ‘ AHEAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA”
WITH LANCASTER COUNTY, SC SUPERINTENDENT  DR. JONATHAN PHIPPS
 AND DISCOVERY ED’S  ANNA STRASSNER
TEXTPROJECT
 IS A NON PROFIT  THAT PROVIDES OPEN-ACCESS MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS TO USE WITH STRUGGLING READERS
THE  2018 NATIONAL AMERICAN HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congrats to our guest Pittsburgh’s JOSEPH WELCH 
on his award from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 
TEACHING STUDENTS TO COMMUNICATE MATHEMATICALLY
We have the author of the new ASCD book, Laney Sammons
THE VALUE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR OUR  CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY.
LISTEN HERE
PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN ACTION
 The AASA Personalized Learning Cohort recently had the opportunity to get a firsthand look at personalized learning in action when they visited the Dysart Unified School District in Surprise, Ariz2 cohort members:Jeff Thake, superintendent, Williston Public School District, Williston, N.D. , & Douglas Schuch, superintendent, Bedford County Public School District, Bedford, Va.
COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS…INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WITH EXPERTS JENNIFER SCHWANKE AND DR DUSTIN MILLER, BOTH OF DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS IN OHIO
TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY
YOUR STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE MAY HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS FOR YOU K-12. TAP IN AS WE CHAT WITH VERMONT STATE TREASURER & PRESIDENT OF THE NAT’L ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS, BETH PEARCE
MATH EDUCATORS…
WE INTERVIEW THE NEW EDITOR OF NCTM‘S NEW JOURNAL “MATHEMATICS TEACHER”,
DR. ANGELA BARLOW
WE TALK ABOUT ‘CYBER PHYSICAL SECURITY’ WITH 3 CoSN GUESTS 
A PA.DISTRICT TECH DIRECTOR, 
THE SUPT OF EL PASO SCHOOLS
& CoSN’S MARIE BJERDE
DEVELOPING AN ONLINE EQUITY TOOKIT:
AN AWARD WINNING IDEA FROM OUR GUEST TEACHER JENNIFER WARD OF MERIDEN , CT
METACOGNITION
TEACHING STUDENTS TO DRIVE THEIR BRAINS
WITH ASCD AUTHORS  DONNA WILSON AND MARCUS CONYERS
TEACHING LITERACY AND WRITING TO THOSE WITH SPECIAL CHALLENGES
WITH JOHN DELUCA OF QUILLSOFT
OCTOBER 2018
LEARN ABOUT A  NEW ‘SESAME WORKSHOP” & McGRAW-HILL CURRICULUM  FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
MAKING YOUR SCHOOL A SCHOOL OF CHOICE.
NSPRA ON MARKETING YOUR SCHOOL TO THE COMMUNITY
THE BIG ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION TODAY.. from CASE, The Council of Administrators in Special Education.
ED TECH SOFTWARE FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
From Texthelp, we have Global Products Manager Jason Carroll who has trained thousands of k-12 educators on the effective use of ed tech producst for diverse learners
SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION: ED TECH SOFTWARE FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
PREVIEWING THE UPCOMING NCSS CONFERENCE
1030A
THE FULLY ACCREDITED AND VERY UNIQUE  ‘TEACH-NOW’ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
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TUESDAY 
1030
MORE ON DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
THE NEW WAY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THEIR LEARNING …
AND HELP YOU ASSESS THEM
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WEDNESDAY
1030A
TEACHER PREP AND RECRUITING
WE NEED MORE BLACK AND LATINO MALES IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION…THOUGHTS FROM AACTE
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THURSDAY
1030A
TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION IN EDUCATION
THROUGH THE EYES OF EDUCATORS  WITH PROFESSOR  DR. MONTE TATUM OF FREED-HARDEMAN  UNIVERSITY
 with ASCD authors Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger on their new book subtitled ” How to prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters,and other Hazards”
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHER PREP
with terrific professors from OK’s Northeastern State U., Dean Vanessa Anton  and Robotics Academy Director  Barbara Fuller
Thank you, AACTE.
TIPS FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
with  NAGC’s  Manager of Parent Services, Kathleen Niles
AN EDUCATOR RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR!
MEET FORMER TEACHER AND CURRENT STATE TREASURER OF MAINE
When Treasurer Hayes was a State rep she was  a champion of bipartisanship in our State House, she would take her students to Augusta for real lessons in Civics.
A great look at how education matters.
SIX STEPS YOUR DISTRICT CAN TAKE TOWARDS PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Our guest is Bloomingdale IL Superintendent Dr Bill Shields who has made it happen! Learn from an experienced expert!
EDUCATOR PERSPECTIVES ON MAGNET SCHOOLS
Find out what all the stakeholders know and believe with Todd Mann from Magnet Schools of America
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
I’ve got two educators working with The Qatar Foundation via fellowships and grants AND engaging their students in their experiences . Great Opportunities abound!
HIGH QUALITY PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Thanks to Smartbrief for selecting a post by Dr. Jenny Pieratt as this month’s Editor’s Choice award. Dr. Pieratt is an absolute expert on HQPBL.
YOUR STUDENTS AND SAMSUNG’S ‘SOLVE FOR TOMORROW’ CONTEST.
DEADLINE OCTOBER 3011
Winning NJ based teacher Jonathan Harvey joins Samsung’s Ann Woo to explain the contest and what it means to education and your students.
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SCHOOLS , TEACHERS AND
 LAB SAFETY LITIGATION
THE EXPERT RETURNS…Dr. Ken Roy, national expert of Glastonbury  CT schools. 
HOW SAFE ARE YOUR STEM AND SAFETY LABS.
PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND EDUCATOR PREP
Director of  Clinical Practice at the University of North Texas, Tim Sutton is my guest
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES AND THEIR WORK ON EQUITY
The COO of AESA Jon Bass and  MI Superintendent Dr Scott Menzel on AESA’s Affinity Group on Inclusion and Social Justice
SETDA BRINGS US A DISCUSSION ON HOW EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS WORK WITH THE EDUCATION BUSINESS
 with Missy Greene of SETDA and Pat Leonard of Midas Education
HAVE YOUR STUDENTS REFLECT AND REACT ON THEIR LEARNING
How Digital Portfolios have changed the teaching of Florida educator Dene Gainey ..and the learning of his students
ANIMATION PRODUCTION 
FOR AT RISK STUDENTS 
The man who produced  RUGRATS, Terry Thoren on  his Wonder Media Story Maker , a product geared for school and students with challenges.
EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FROM ILA
THE CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO READ 
 From ILA, Board Chair Bernadette Dwyer and Communications Manager Lara Deloza speak on this powerful initiative
TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING
EDUCATION & ELECTIONS: THE MIDTERMS AND CIVICS CLASS AND SO MUCH MORE
Teach with both sides of every issue. Listen to Procon.org CEO Kamy Akhavan
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SEPTEMBER 2018
Executive Director Tom Burnford  and Dr Pam Bernards on the upcoming conference in Jacksonville, Oct 21-24
THE SCIENCE OF ADOLESCENT LEARNING
The Alliance for Excellent Education brings us Winsome Waite their VP of Practice. A great topic considering learning is a science
STEM in the RIO GRANDE VALLEY
We are pleased to have the Chief Academic Officer of the Harlingen TX Consolidated  ISD Alicia Noyola as our guest. Thank you Discovery Education
TEACHER PREP: ADDING MULTI-CULTURAL AND DIVERSITY TRAINING INTO THE MIX
AACTE brings us Professor Barbara Seidl of the U of Colorado Denver  and their Dean of Education,Rebecca Kantor.
FORWARD THINKING ADMINISTRATION IN THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING A SCHOOL DISTRICT
A real treat…we have Tom Davis,The Director of Business development at  The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators as our guest, a man and a group with great ideas. Thank you, Facilitron
NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART!
ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
Social Studies Consultant Rebecca Bush joins NCSS Director Larry Paska. Need I say more…?
ITS ABOUT EQUITY!
LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE  IN
 PreK-12 SETTINGS
The experts return. Dr Gina Umpstead  of Central Michigan U, Justin Bathon of The University of Kentucky and Mark paige from UMass Dartmouth.  A MUST LISTEN  
CCSSO  presents
THE NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2018
Congratulations to our guest Mandy Manning, Teacher at Spokane’s Newcomer Center  working with immigrant and refugee children
TEACHERS AS LEADERS AND INFLUENCERS
Award winning education blogger and LA educator 
 Robert Ward is my guest.
ARE YOU TEACHING CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?
Great professional Development abounds. Get the info you need from to Claire Troiano of Clark School’s mainstream Services .
MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT  FOR HEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLS
Important show which affects equity and accessibility for many students. Guest are John Hill of the Nat’l Alliance for Medicaid in Education and Kathy Merry, director of reimbursement  for Wayne County , MI
YOUR STATE AND COLLEGE SAVING PLANS
Your state treasurer is an integral part of helping families save for college. Helping us understand all this  is SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and Jim DiUlio, Chair of the National College Saving Plan Network. 
TEACHER PREP
INTRODUCING A NEW MASTERS DEGREE IN CLINICAL EDUCATION
Southern New Hampshire University School of Education  Director of Grad Certification  Mary Ford on the changing world of teacher prep including changes in the Bachelor’s Program.
ITS ABOUT EQUITY!
THE IMPACT OF NEURO-DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION AND THE WORKPLACE
Landmark College President Peter Eden is our guest. This unique and superb  higher education institution in Putney , VT is ‘for students who learn differently’ and they do a masterful job.
HONORING THE 
RURAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Wade Owlett of the Northern Tioga School District in PA , Teacher of the Year from The National Rural Education Association  as sponsored by Monsanto. We’ll talk to Wade and NREA Director Allen Pratt …their conference is coming up soon.
TEACHER PREPARATION: 
GETTING TEACHERS CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE.
Learn about the TEACH NOW Graduate School of Education with Andres Barnes, Admissions Director. Teach Now is a fascinating school. I learned about it at the AACTE meeting.
WHY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO AMERICA
Thanks Waterford Institute for bringing us Kathleen Peterson, an incredibly distinguished , nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood educator 
PREVIEWING THE 
 CONFERENCE
It’s all about READING AND EQUITY in October in Connecticut with IDA. Learn about it with the conference team from IDA.
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF:
A SCHOOL LEADER LOOKS AT
‘ ‘COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP’
Based on her award winning post, we have Associate Principal Tiffany Osborne. Good Stuff
VIRTUAL CO-TEACHING IN ELA
And they make it work. Learn how from cutting edge and always thinking  Il educators Chris Bronke and Kristie Ennis
WHO’S BEING SERVED?
A LOOK AT STUDENT CENTERED CLASSROOMS
Author and Teacher/Librarian John  Hayward with insights from his new book, “Who’s Being Served”
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AUGUST 2018
CURRICULUM DESIGN FOR INDEPENDENT READING
Going to be a terrific show with Marika Ismail, Director of Curriculum Development 
for Waterford Institute’s Curriculet
ASSESSING THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
Focusing on students  whose first language is Arabic, Qatar Foundation Int’l has joined with several universities. Use it for your students from the Arab world and extrapolate it to others.
YOUR STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE AND FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
As an educator you have to tap in to your Treasurer’s office, believe me. Through the good auspices of The Nat’l Association of State Treasurer’s, we have Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and Alayna Van Tassel  of their Office of Economic Empowerment
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
On a show last week, principal Rob Furman spoke about the need to re-look at the way we assess students  as school begins. And in a timely coincidence, we have Ms Patti Smith, the Director of Marketing at Fresh Grade, the digital portfolio company!
EDUCATING TEACHERS  IN MODERN THEORIES AND APPROACHES…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETC
From cutting edge in teacher ed  Southern New Hampshire University, we have , for your listening pleasure, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Cathy Stavenger
1030a
PLACE BASED EDUCATION: 
A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
Teacher Voice presented by Smartbrief, today with Oregon-based author and educator and award winning blogger Sarah Anderson
FINDING QUALITY MATERIALS IN ED TECH
Who better to guide us along than SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox on Navigating the Digital Shift
THE NATION’S READING REPORT CARD
THE 2017 NAEP RESULTS
 with NAEP Director  Karen Wilson
 and ILA’s Executive Director Marcie Craig Post. Now that we have the data, what next?
EDUCATING TEACHERS  IN MODERN THEORIES AND APPROACHES…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETC
From cutting edge in teacher ed  Southern New Hampshire University, we have , for your listening pleasure, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Cathy Stavenger
PLACE BASED EDUCATION: 
A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
Teacher Voice presented by Smartbrief, today with Oregon-based author and educator and award winning blogger Sarah Anderson

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 DECEMBER 2017
THE ‘LOVE IN A BIG WORLD’ K-8 CURRICULUM
Basically SEL and Character Ed in a Big World with Curriculum creator Tamara Fyke
 
 
THE NEW REPORT
“10 million speak: Schools where Learning is the Core
13 Educational organizations on their combined vision
 for schools today with Dr. Rich Long, Executive Director
 
 
 
MICROSOFT’S COMMITMENT TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
 EDUCATION & DIGITAL SKILLS FOR ALL
Jane Broom, Senior Director of Microsoft’s Philanthropies is my guest.
 
K-12 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING:
COLLEGE RECOMMENDED TO CREATE COLLEGE READY STUDENTS
Evolution Labs Peter Kraft on how this works for  K-12 SEL and Character Education
 
 
 an AACTE  show
A PROFESSIONAL CONSISTENT LEXICON FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
AS ED STUDENTS DO MORE AND MORE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
You depend on Higher Ed to train your future teachers correctly and they’re doing it. Learn about the new report  with AACTE’s Rod Lucero and two George Mason U Education professors
 
 
 
NET NEUTRALITY CHANGES AND THEIR  EFFECT ON SCHOOLS
Oh, the times might be a’changing. 
I’ve got FCC expert , president of Funds for Learning, John Harrington on what K-12 needs to know. 
 
an NCEA show
THE DAY OF GIVING  IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Perfectly timed for the week before Xmas, we’ve got  Matt Russell and Gaby Gallagher from The National Catholic Educational Association.
 
FREE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES 
Brainpop’s new free collection for educators with  their Director  of Engagement Jessica Millstone.

 

a CCSSO show

ANOTHER CONVERSATION WITH A STATE EDUCATION LEADER

We welcome, from our glorious Midwest, Nebraska’s State Commissioner Matt Blomstedt 

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an AASA Show
THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST INITIATIVE

Last week, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced its latest school breakfast initiative, Feeding Hungry Minds: Superintendent Leadership for Alternative School Breakfast Programs. This program will reach more than 90,000 students in eight school districts around the country with guests Kenneth Eastwood, Superintendent, Enlarged City School District of Middletown; Middletown, N.Y. and Kayla Jackson, Project Director, AASA

 
 
 an ASCD show
MEDIA LITERACY: POWERFUL WAYS TO USE IT
 IN ANY K-12 CLASSROOM
Authors of the “Quick Reference Guide on Media Literacy’,
 Faith Rogow and Cyndy Scheibe are my guests 
 
 
 
FEEDBACK FROM LEADERS THAT CHANGES TEACHER PRACTICE
From “The Principal Center”, Director Justin Baeder, 
 
 an ACTE show
GREAT EDUCATORS IN CTE
From ACTE’s recent ‘VISION” conference , their two National Award winners ,
 Teacher of the Year NY’s Linda Romano and Admin of the Year, TX’s Donna McKethan
 
 
 
an NCTE show
 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND BILINGUAL STUDENTS.
Steve Alvarez, St. John’s College Prof ,Teacher at 
The University of KY and author of a book on the subject is my guest
 
 
COSN show
THE ‘CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITY’ TOOLKIT
Tracy Gray , nationally recognized leader in ed tech 
and assistive technology, is joined by Mike Jamerson, Tech Director at Batholomew (IN) schools & Holly Doe, Tech Director, Pelhams NH schools my guest
 
 
 
 
 A PRESENTERS VIEW OF  FETC 2018: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR 
with Randy Ziegenfuss , Superintendent of the Salisbury Township School District in Pennsylvania. He will be presenting or co-presenting 6 sessions at the 2018 Future of Education Technology Conference and  presenter from LA area, Assistive Technology/Program Specialist Jennifer Park.

 

 

 LIBRARIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON LEARNING

From the Boston Public Library, we have Director of Library Services,Deb Froggatt, a former school librarian and two current school librarians, elementary librarian Morgan Van Clief and Fenway High’s Bonnie Mcbride all focusing on helping neediest students

WE WELCOME THE 2017 NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES 
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
Three great educators K thru 12, the NCSS award winners: 
NY’s Kate Hunter, TN’s Erin Glenn and KY’s Ryan New. 
Co-hosting with me is NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska
 
 
 
 
 CIVICS EDUCATION IN A NEW POLITICAL AGE
Curriculum and ideas from returning Guest Marshall Croddy 
 
 
 
K-5 LEARNERS & DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
 FOR PARENT/EDUCATOR TRANSPARENCY 
The early years are the most important. 
Fresh Grade CEO Chris Besse offers his insights. 
 
THE RIGHT STUFF
SCHOOL PR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Director Communications Nicole Kirby of Park Hill Schools in MO
 is joined by Rich Bagin of NSPRA.
Science teacher Meg Richard of Olathe KS wrote an award winning blog post (linked above) and was named Smartbrief‘s Editor’s Choice Content Award winner for this month. Here what she’s doing
 
SCHOOL BOARDS AND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
NSBA president  Kevin Ciak returns. 
He’ll give us the national update on this crucial issue.

MATCHING  BEGINNING READERS  TO TEXT

Meet Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Faulkner and Metametrics founder/CEO Malbert Smith III  as they speak on building reading skills for young children
 
 
FINALLY A ‘CTE’ CURRICULUM FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
Meet Whitney Wilson, a Family and Consumer  Science HS teacher in Texas and  Megan O’Quinn of ICEV  about the new curriculum available
 
BE PREPARED FOR THE NEW E RATE FILING WINDOW 
Get every dime you deserve. Listen to Funds For Learning expert Micah Rigon
an NCTE show
 POLICE REPORT WRITERS AND READERS
 IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
MIssouri State prof Dr. Leslie Seawright  on a very cool topic.
 
 
RURAL EDUCATION
INNOVATION IN APPLACHIA
Featuring The Kentucky Valley  Educational Cooperative,
 getting rural students college and career ready.
E RATES  and the HOMEWORK GAP ON THE BRINK
My guest Jon Bernstein is an expert in Federal Policy 
and is President of The Bernstein Group , an advisory group on Education policy
 
 
 
 
PLACE BASED INSTRUCTION? 
PLACED BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 COMES FIRST
Smartbrief Award winning educational blogger, Crista Anderson
Principal/Superintendent of a K-8 school in rural Montana is my honored guest
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSITION IN A
 LARGE SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
We’ll spend some time wit Dr Kevin Maxwell, Supt. of Prince George’s County MD  and check out the good things happening there with Matt Monjan , Discovery Ed’s VP of Educational Partnerships
 
 
 
SUPPORTING ELL’S THROUGH BLENDED LEARNING
Goals, Practice and Evaluation with guest Dr. Lisa Frumkes of Rosetta Stone.
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NOVEMBER 2017

EDUCATION ,JUSTICE & SOCIAL ACTION 

IN MIAMI DADE SCHOOLS
Students and activists are concerned that there is a ‘school to prison” pipeline and we have a group of students and researchers who recently put out a report on this. A group called  “The Advancement Project” offers alternatives
 
 
AASA SUPERINTENDENTS ON THE NATIONWIDE IMPACT OF ‘PERSONALIZED LEARNING’
Valerie Truesdale, Ass’t Supt. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Jeff Thake, the Superintendent in Amboy, IL
 
 
SIX ARGUMENTS WHY SCHOOLS SHOULD BE DIFFERENT
Smartbrief brings us  award winning blogger 
Dr Scott McLeod from the University of Colorado (Denver), 
 
 AUTHOR JOHN ARTHUR LONG ON HIS NOVEL 
“The Mean”, an incredibly well-reviewed novel combines a thriller plot with a public high school background and explores the nature of true learning against the best and worse of public education
 
SCIENCE EDUCATION
 LEARN ABOUT ” THE MOLECULARIUM” 
AND THE NEW APP
Dr Richard Siegal from Rensselaer’s Nanotechnology  Center has been with us before. Have your students enter the world of molecules, fun and easier than ever with the new app.
 
 
 
CODING AND CHILDRENS TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Krishna  Vedati, founder of Tynker.com on the importance of STEM Learning at an early age  with an emphasis on “language instruction, i.e., the language of coding.
THE EVER CHANGING WORLD OF
 SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS
with Tim Carroll, CIO of Allen (TX) ISD & Rich Bagin of NSPRA
 
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS IN HIGH LEVEL THINKING
ASCD author Erik Francis on ‘Depth of Learning”
 
 
 
 STATE ESSA PLANS AND 
THE EDUCATOR EQUITY ISSUE
with NCTQ’s Elizabeth Ross. 
Listen and Learn from the group that represents teacher quality
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNER AGENCY 
AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN TODAY’S SCHOOLS
NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is back. Always a terrific show with Professors Nancy Mangum and  Mary Ann Wolf who work with schools and leaders all over the country
 
 
DIGITAL ASSESSMENT
SUPPORTING STUDENTS  & PARENTS FOR
 EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION
Learn how the educational community can teach parents  to fully understand and monitor their child’s progress. Andrea Keith of Fresh Grade is my guest!
 
LIVE
 FROM THE W.I.S.E WORLDWIDE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
IN DOHA, QATAR
Thanks to my friends at The Qatar Foundation International,, we have three international education entrepreneurs as my guests:
Christine Renaud, CEO e180 
Arnold Fu, Founder and CEO of Hujiand EdTech and
Nathan Martin of Matterfund
THE LEARNING AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS
 AT WEST VALLEY (WA) SCHOOL DISTRICT
Join Superintendent Mike Brophy and some of his faculty and administrators as they talk about some great things going on in rural Washington state. 
 
 
LITERACY AS A PATHWAY TO EQUITY
 Board President Dr. Douglas Miller of The International Literacy Association is my guest…and a look at their new event, ILA West
 
TRANSFORMING TEACHER PREP
AACTE guests from various universities explain the  Teacher Quality Grant Program

 

a CCSSO SHOW
PRESENTING WYOMING’S STATE SUPERINTENDENT JILLIAN BALOW
on MANAGING A RURAL STATES EDUCATION
 
 
COSN’s  ANNUAL INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY
with IL District 214 Chief of Tech Keith Bockwoldt and
  COSN Project Director Paula Maylahn
 
 
 
 
WHAT SCHOOL LEADERS , TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CAN LEARN
  FROM THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
An ASCD show with the authors of
Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins
 

The IGNITE MY FUTURE IN SCHOOL Initiative

Tata Consultant Services is sponsoring this initiative  in a partnership with Discovery Education, Lina Klebanov, Corporate Social Responsibility at Tata and  Charmion Kinder from Discovery join me

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January 23-26 in Orlando Make your plans to attend.
We’ll give you the reasons why! 
 
 
 
 
 
FOR THE INDUSTRY
THE EDUCATION BUSINESS FORUM FROM ETIN
Bridget Foster, Managing Director of ETIN is my guest.
 
HOW ONLINE PROGRAMS ARE FILLING THE GAP IN PRE-K
Quantifiable success is available now .
We’ll have Waterford’s Rich Stombres to explain it all.
 
an NAGC show
A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
 FOR GIFTED EDUCATION 
Executive Director M. Rene Islas  with Board Member 
 Angela Housand on their Whole Child initiative and the goings on at the Charlotte conference.
CHARACTER EDUCATION and
EDWEB.NET bring us Jason Robbins, 12th Grade Government and Economics teacher at Steele Canyon HS in San Diego on teaching the value of Sacrifice and Courage. Joining us, of course, Lisa Schmucki, EDWEB Founder
THE EDUCATION COMMUNITY AND
 ITS RESPONSE TO NATURAL DISASTERS
Rich Long of Learning First  is my guest on how education 
has been impacted and how it is reacting.
 
a CIVICS show
CIVICS : AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MISSION AT
  LEYDEN HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS
Listen to Superintendent Nick Polyak, teachers and students.
 
A LOOK AT CANADIAN EDUCATION AND
THE UPCOMING ED TECH CONFERENCE 
Robert Martelacci of Mindshare Learning , the Guru of Canadian Ed, is my guest
a  S.T.E.M. SHOW
THE AMGEN FOUNDATION …
GRANTS FOR THE AMGEN BIOTECH 
EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
From the Amgen team, we have Rebecca Lewis 
and from WestEd research, she is joined by  Andrew Grillo-Hall
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION
IN THIS COMMUNICATIONS AGE 
 Language Magazine joins us in the persona of  Publisher Dan Ward.

OCTOBER 2017

A CCSSO show
GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN EDUCATION IN MISSSISSIPPI 
 with the boss, Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi’s  State Superintendent.
 PRESENTING AN EXPERT IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
What could be more timely! Thanks a lot, Mr. Weinstein, you jerk! Expert and a wonderful returning guest, Attorney Kathleen Conn  on
“Dear Colleague letters and Sexual Misconduct”
1030 a
FOR STRUGGLING READERS…FOR ESL
ALL ABOUT NOAH TEXT
Company founder Sarah Blodgett is my guest
 COLLEGES OF EDUCATION’S INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO PRODUCE SPECIAL ED TEACHERS
AACTE Vice President Rodrick Lucero introduces the framework for the national effort that colleges of education are undertaking to advance special education with
   Brian R. Barber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Special Education Kent State University  Valeisha Ellis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & edTPA Coordinator, Spelman College Education Department and Karmen Kelly, Business Officer, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
 
 
A Collaborative Guide
The expert, The Guru…The Sultan of Science and School Safety Dr. Ken Roy returns  to talk about his newest book, co-written by Dr. Tyler S.Love. I promise you’ll learn a lot. Ken is the safety Compliance Office in Glastonbury CT schools…Listen to this one 
SCHOOLS FOR RIGOR..
How Learning Sciences International works with schools
to promote  Student Learning and Growth
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
with NCSS President Terry Cherry and Executive Director Larry Paska
 
 
IT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Considering the hurricanes, the fires etc, please listen to  returning guests Lenny Schad, Chief Technology Officer, Houston ISD,  Dustin Hardin, Executive Director of Technology Services, Humble ISD and Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN
WRITING A WINNING GRANT PROPOSAL
Learn all about it from our resident expert Ashley Pereira, 
founder of Greater Good Consultants
THE THICK OF THIN THINGS
How social media use by educators is changing education. 
Has it played out? Is is too shallow? Listen to Steve Hargadon of Learning Revolution Project
 
EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION  IN EARLY EDUCATION 
Prince George’s County MD is doing it right . It’s the Terri and Meri show….Listen to PGC educators  Teri Jefferson and Meri Robinson. 
Thanks Waterford Institute for this introduction 
 
A LOOK AT MENTOR TEACHING
Oregon Educator Doug Robertson on the creative aspect of mentoring new teachers
 
 
an AASA show 
EQUITY AND JUSTICE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
When it comes to equity and justice in education, superintendents have a major role to play. Wendy Robinson, superintendent, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Bryan Joffe, project director, AASA
 
 
an NCTE SHOW
THE NATIONAL DAY OF WRITING
 UWisconsin Professor Holly Hassel and author of “How to Host a Write-In”, is our guest …about hosting a Write-In  for  this NCTE celebration
 
RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PRINCIPALS
We welcome NAESP Executive director Dr L.Earl Franks  as we celebrate the beginning of National Principals Month.
 
 
an ISTE SHOW
LEADING PERSONALIZED AND DIGITAL LEARNING
with superstar educators from The Friday Institute  for Education Innovation at NC State.
 
 
 
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
A PREVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FFA CONFERENCE 
 
 
an NCTE SHOW 
A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE
starring NCTE president and Mark Twain Scholar Jocelyn A. Chadwick
 
 
PROMOTING PROJECT BASED ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING
My guest is Richard Kincaid, Chief Innovation Officer at ECORISE
 
RURAL EDUCATION
 NREA’s CENTENNIAL RURAL FORUM AND RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Listen to Dr Allen Pratt Executive Director  on this important segment of education
 
 
 
 
an ASCD show
HOW TO AVOID FADS AND FOCUS ON LEARNING
ASCD author of FIGHTING FOR CHANGE IN YOUR SCHOOLS, Harvey Alvy is my guest
MEDICAID IN EDUCATION…so freaking important
We’ll preview the upcoming conference of The National Alliance with Executive Director John Hill and Wayne  Cty MI’s Diector of Medicaid Reimbursement Kathleen Merry
 
 
SUPPORTING EDUCATORS WITH ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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SEPTEMBER 2017

NAGC: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE PRACTICES 

FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN

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1030a

TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND

 THE ACTFL ‘SEAL OF BILITERACY’ 

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CREATING HIGH TEACHER QUALITY IN 

TEACHER PREP PROGRAMS

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MAKING STUDENT LEARNING VISIBLE AT ARLINGTON ,TEXAS ISD

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THE VALUE OF MID-LEVEL EDUCATION and

A PREVIEW OF THE AMLE CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 6-8

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NSBA on THE IMPORTANT INTERACTION BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS , PARENTS AND SCHOOL BOARDS

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NASP: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS re: SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN THE AFTERMATH OF DISASTERS; NATURAL OR MAN MADE

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SMARTBRIEF presents TEACHER VOICE

THE POWER OF LISTENING..THE CREATION OF OPPORTUNITY

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TEACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
Don’t be scared…use Procon.org. Both sides of Every Issue. Learn about it
THE ASCD/BOSTON COLLEGE WHOLE CHILD, WHOLE PERSON SUMMIT
 ASCD‘S Sean Slade and BC professor Dennis Shirley on Changing the Message in Schools of Education to bring about classroom change.
 
 
SUPPORTING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN US SCHOOLS
The benefits and challenges of an Arabic language program from , QFI‘s Kelly Doffing and  Washington DC based teacher Alexander Porcelli are my guests
 
 
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHER QUALITY:
A look at the national teacher shortage with Hannah Putnam
 
 
NOON
AASA, THE SUPERINTENDENT’S ASSOCIATION,
 SCHOOL SECURITY AND CODE COMPLIANCE WITH AN AMAZING QUARTET OF SCHOOL SAFETY EXPERTS
 
9a
NCTE : BANNED BOOKS WEEK

S.T.E.A.M. EDUCATION IN FORT MILLS .S.C. SCHOOLS

We welcome Superintendent  Dr.Chuck Epps Jr and from Discovery Education, VP of Educational Partnerships,Rob Warren.

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SCHOOLS CREATING THE TALENT PIPELINE IN AGRICULTURE

FFA CEO  Mark Poeschl is my guest to prove that

  there’s great opportunity for your students in an Ag career.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

VISIT CUTTING EDGE DISTRICTS

VIA NSBA SCHOOL DISTRICT SITE VISITS

NSBA’s Ann Flynn and her host districts of E.Irondequoit NY’s & 

Greenville County NC  are my guests

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FOR THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY..AND ALL EDUCATORS

A PREVIEW OF THE EDNET CONFERENCE , SEPT 2017

Vicki Bigham, EDNET Conference Director is joined by old friend Robert Iskander of School Messenger and my new best friend Megan Harney, CEO of MIDAS Education

LISTEN HERE

 

 

CCSSO’S TEACHERS OF THE YEAR VISIT SPACE CAMP

The out of this world adventures of MA’s Sydney Chafee, NY’s Amy Hysick and  AZ’s Michelle Doherty

LISTEN HERE

FOR THE INDUSTRY

THE IMPORTANCE OF USING QUALITY DATA IN YOUR MARKETING

MCH Data’s Larry Buchweitz is my guest with some great tips and information

LISTEN HERE

 

CHARACTER EDUCATION AND SEL

Both important, the President of Project Achieve, Dr. Howie Knoff is my guest

LISTEN HERE

 

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AUGUST 2017

 

TRANSFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING 

IN MAURY CTY TN SCHOOLS

A visit with their new Chief Digital Officer , our old friend, John Carver 

who is building a Future Ready District with a new team led by Supt Chris Marczak

LISTEN HERE

Presented by Discovery Education

 

 

AN UPDATE ON EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS 

Returning guest from The Heritage Foundation Jonathan Butcher is back with us…re some some changes in the law.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM DESIGN IN AN AN INDEPENDENT READING PROGRAM

and how to add technology to it ……………..with Waterford Institute‘s Anne Brown

LISTEN HERE

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ASCD on BULLYING

Author and Attorney Dr. Kathleen Conn on the issue which has fallen to the background lately. Its good we’re bringing  it into focus again as school begins.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS THROUGH THE EYES OF A TEACHER

Hillsborough Texas English Teacher Gaila Sanders uses Fresh Grade Digital Portfolios for better parent engagement and student assessment. Listen to how she does it

LISTEN HERE

 

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THE NEW ” K-12  DIGITALLY RICH TEACHING” CERTIFICATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER & E.IRONDEQUOIT NY SCHOOLS

Dean Borasi of the University and Supt. of East Irondequoit NY schools, Susan Allen join me along with Joe Sutorius, Chief Digital Officer  of the district and Professor Dave Miller

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RURAL EDUCATION : 

ON BOARD CONNECTED BUSING IN HOWE OK.

Superintendent  (my guest today) Scott Parks and his team are working wonders in a small rural district

LISTEN HERE

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ARE CHANGES IN WASHINGTON GOING TO 

AFFECT E-RATES FOR YOUR SCHOOL

John Harrington of Funds for Learning has the answers

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

 

THE ARTS AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

with the Executive Director of NAESP, Dr. L. Earl Franks

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

THE STEM ED COALITION…ESSA AND STEM EDUCATION

Jame Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition is my guest. 

The Coalition unites business and education….

Lord knows, we need a STEM workforce

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

 

CREATING HIGH QUALITY , COST EFFICIENT SPECIAL ED 

Meriden CT schools are doing a great job. District Physical Therapist Heather McDaniel  and Director of Pupil Personnel Patricia Sullivan Kowalski are my guests

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS

Talk about transparency k-12 while keeping goals in mind for parents and students, Steve Wandler of FRESH GRADE is my guest

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CHINESE IMMERSION AT SCHOOL

My good friends at ACTFL are bringing to us Amy Quinn of The Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC. Amy has been involved in  dualla and mono lingual schools for over 30 years.

This show is presented by The Qatar Foundation International

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LET’S REMEMBER TO TEACH CIVICS THIS SCHOOL YEAR 

This is so important and we have the incredible

Executive Director of I-Civics Louise Dube as our guest

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An NCTE show:

TEACHING CLIMATE CHANGE IN ENGLISH CLASS 

Professors Richard Beach, Jeff Share and Allen Webb on their new NCTE book “Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents” 

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ED LEADER 21…AND THEIR PROFILE OF A GRADUATE PROGRAM

Ken Kay of Ed Leader 21 , Dr. Gail Pletnick ( Supt of Dysart Unified in Surprise AZ and new AASA president) and parent Jeanine Jerkovic on the why and how well it works.

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“HOW TO BE HEARD: TEN LESSONS TEACHERS NEED TO ADVOCATE FOR THEIR STUDENTS AND PROFESSION”

The founder of TEACH PLUS, Celine Coggins on her new book of the same title

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WE WELCOME THE NEW PRESIDENT

 AND PRESIDENT-ELECT OF AASA

Gail Pletnick, Sup’t of Dysart Unifed District 89 in Surprise AZ & Chris Gaines, Supt of Mehlville Public Schools, St. Louis, MO

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LITERACY DRIVING SOCIAL CHANGE

From ILA, Our good friend Stephen Sye returns with Monita Bell, Senior Editor for Teaching Tolerance at The Southern Poverty Law Center

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THE  NEWLY RELEASED ISTE STANDARDS

 Sarah Stoeckl , Sr Project manager at the ISTE Standards Dept. joins me.

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an  EDUCATION IN AMERICA podcast

 Lani Harac , Director of Content at PTO Today, is my guest

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AACTE  AND THE ONGOING EFFORT

 TO BRING MEN OF COLOR INTO THE TEACHING PROFESSION

Program Directors and Educational Leaders from Fairfax Cty, VA, 

University of South Carolina, Cal State-Northridge, Clemson and Boston University

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WHAT’S THE REAL PURPOSE OF A

 COLLEGE EDUCATION IN THE 21st CENTURY

Understanding that helps students get in, graduate and get jobs. 

We have retired Dean of Marquette U, Dr. Bob Neuman

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THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IS COMING 

My resident Astronomy expert and the Stem Outreach Director 

at Motlow College, Billy Hix, returns

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EXPERT MIKE ANDERSON ON HOMEWORK

Where was he when I was in school? A chat about current research and policies.

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AUTHOR LEILANI CAUTHEN ON

 “THE CONSUMERIZATION OF LEARNING”

The educational continuum she developed as a 

philosophic path for education leadership

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THE NATIONAL RURAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Rural Ed matters in all 50 states and it is too often overlooked. Allen Pratt Exec Director of NREA and Dr Jason Bell, Chair of the National Rural Teacher of the Year Award

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HISTORY SIMULATIONS

Iowa based History Teacher Dave Harms, founder of 

History Simulation.com

LISTEN HERE

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JULY 2017

 

KIDS AT RISK!!

THE SCIENCE OF EDUCATION…DELAYED? 

with Canadian author/educator Mike Maloney

Thanks Aperture Education

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Qatar Foundation International  presents

A MOVEMENT TO MAKE LEARNING A LANGUAGE A NATIONAL PRIORITY

with ACTFL Executive Director Marty Abbott

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SMARTBRIEF  /SMARTBLOGS presents TEACHER VOICE…

SCHOOLS AND PARENTS WORKING

 TOGETHER TO HELP ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’ LEARNERS

with educator/award winning blogger for this post Amanda Morin 

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DIGITAL TRANSITION AT SPRING BRANCH ISD IN TEXAS

Our ongoing series. Thanks again for sponsoring, Discovery Education

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DISTRICTS, TELL YOUR STORY

LEARNING FIRST’S  BACK TO SCHOOL TOOLKIT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICH LONG IS MY GUEST

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

ENHANCING PARENT ENGAGEMENT

 WITH DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS

Expert Chris Besse of Fresh Grade is my guest

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NCTQ on ESSA EDUCATOR EQUITY

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RURAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA

TWO GREAT GUESTS: 

Dr. Jeff Hawkins of The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative 

and John White, Deputy Ass’t Secretary for Rural Outreach at the US Department of Education

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SCHOOL BOARDS AND EDUCATION 

NSBA President Kevin Ciak is my guest

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THE COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS

DELIVERING AN EQUITABLE EDUCATION

CCSSO Executive Director, the one and only Chris Minnich is my guest

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TRANSFORMING K-5 SCIENCE EDUCATION

 IN KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS

Thanks Discovery Education

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NCTE

presents

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN READING AND WRITING

Sheridan Blau and Howard Tinberg, , authors of

” Deep Reading:Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom

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SMARTBRIEF

presents

THE WRITING AND READING IN CLASS WORKSHOPS OF CT TEACHER & AWARD WINNING BLOGGER  LANNY BALL

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ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY &  FOSTERING A LOVE OF 

READING AND LEARNING

Learn how the Mission School District of Texas and MyON Reader have worked together  for literacy and community engagement.

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ISTE

 presents author DR.MICHELE HAIKEN ON

GAMIFYING LITERACY

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“TECH BUDDIES” AT MERIDEN CT. SCHOOLS

A GREAT NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM  IN A TERRIFIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

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NOON

EDUCATION IN AMERICA 

featuring a wonderful parent engagement tool BLOOMZ

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EDUCATION IN AMERICA

 working with Parents and Students via  POWER MY LEARNING

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HACK LEARNING: A SIMPLE APPROACH TO PROBLEM SOLVING

with Publisher Mark Barnes

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FLIPPED LEARNING K-20 AND INTO THE BUSINESS WORLD

We’re re-doing last weeks show on INTERNATIONAL FLIPPED LEARNING with Jon Bergmann and joining Jon is the most well know educator in Iceland , my friend Hjalmar Arason about the difference Flipped Learning has made in his Technical Post -Secondary School, Keilar in Keflavik

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SMARTBRIEF   presents

NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Ms. SYDNEY CHAFFEE 

“TAKE RISKS AND IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING”

Sydney is CCSSO Teacher of the Year and also Smartbrief’s Editor’s Choice Content Award

winner this month  for this important post

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FOR THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

A PREVIEW OF EDNET 2017 

This important industry even is scheduled for Scottsdale AZ in Sept.

Be there or be Square…with EDNET Conference Director Vicki Bigham

 

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SUPPORTING THE MOST CHALLENGING KIDS

TEACHER VOICE , thanks to Smartbrief..the voice of Vermont teacher Alex Shevrin , THEIR  Editor’s Choice Content Award winner this month for the blog post :A mindset shift to continue supporting the most frustrating kids.

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A TEACHERS UNION CONTROVERSY IN CALIFORNIA 

Michelle Raley is my guest.

She’s part of a lawsuit that challenges the requirement

that even non-union member teachers must pay fees that some consider politically motivated.

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF SCHOOLS AND MEDICAID

with Executive Director of NAME, National Association of Medicaid in Education John Hill and Kathy Merry Director of of Medicaid Reimbursement for a large Michigan County. Any Medicaid cuts truly affect education

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FREE RESOURCES TO HELP AND SUPPORT TEACHERS

. Listen to this one!!

NEA’s Carson Helsper and  Big Deal Media’s Marilyn Schutz are my guests

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IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 

WITH FIDELITY…& TANGIBLE RESULTS

7Mindsets co-founder Jeff Waller and

  1. Elementary Principal  Tracey Smith are my guests

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TEACHER VOICE AFFECTING TEACHER PREP 

TEACH PLUS Texas Teaching Policy Fellow Christopher Green

on the value of solid mentor-ship and teacher prep

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LIVE FROM ISTE  : 3 DIFFERENT SHOWS FOR YOU

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LISTEN HERE TO SHOW  #2

LISTEN HERE TO ISTE SHOW #3

 RICH LONG , EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEARNING FIRST

WITH GREAT INSIGHTS ON EDUCATION NATIONALLY

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TEACHER VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF WITH  TEACHER LAUREN POROSOFF:

Another Editor’s Choice Content Award winner this month

for her  blog post Teaching students to see each other.

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ZOO EDUCATION AND  ASHBORO NC SCHOOLS

The Ashboro City Zoo School; with Supt. Terry Worrell and

Pat Simmons.Director of The North Carolina Zoological Park

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CHANNEL ONE NEWS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

Dave Drucker, VP at ChannelOne on getting the news

to kids in class in the age of Fake news

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ASSESSING YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS DIGITAL LEAP

CoSN’s new Matrix & Peer Review

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BEING GENERATIONALLY SAVVY IN YOUR COMMUNICATION

 Working Effectively Across the Generations:Collaborating, supervising and working with colleagues who aren’t your age and how you modify your communication to be most effective with renowned education Consultant Jennifer Abrams .

Presnted by EdCircuit.com

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JUNE 2017

 

SETDA  on 

DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS  FOR LEARNING

 From the State  Association of Ed Tech Directors, Christine Fox on supporting the shift to digital materials

Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION

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EDUCATION IN AMERICA

So parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE PARENT/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

Learn all about Bloomz, the tool that allows educators and parents

 to connect, communicate and coordinate activities and learning.

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HOW PRINCIPALS ARE DEALING WITH THE TEACHER SHORTAGE

NASSP’s President Jayne Ellsperman is my guest

Presented by Aperture Education

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THE RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY AND CIVICS EDUCATION

Tony Pennay , Chief Learning Officer of The Reagan Foundation and Institute  and the California Social Studies Teachers of the Year, Brian Dennart & John Downey

Presented by EdCircuit.com

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PHILLY SCHOOLS, ACCESS FOR STUDENTS  AND E RATES

John Harrington of Funds for Learning brings with him Jennifer Gardner of Philadelphia Public Schools ( where I went K-12) for a look at connectivity for all. 

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CREATING A DIVERSE TEACHING WORKFORCE  

AACTE brings us  Rowan University Dean Dr. Monika Shealy and Holmes program scholars; a program supporting doctoral students from historically under-represented  backgrounds pursuing education at AACTE institutions 

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TEACH TO LEAD from ASCD

Inspiring and Advancing Teacher Leadership

  with Emily Davis,Director of Educator Engagement at ASCD

Presented by MyOnReader

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THE NEWSLITERACYPROJECT.ORG

Rather timely topic , eh? Peter Adams, VP of Education Programs for the Project is my guest on

 Teaching News Literacy in the Classroom

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WHY EVERY DISTRICT NEEDS A 

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Rich Bagin of NSPRA is back with

 Jason Gaston , the Public and Media Relations Coordinator for the Hoover, AL school district.

Find out what the role truly entails on a daily basis

Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING 

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EDUCATION IN AMERICA

So parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

THE ‘READ TO THEM’ PROGRAM :CREATING FAMILY LITERACY

Schools and communities work and read together as they all read the same book. This porgram works in many districts all over the country…why not yours. Great way to get the community involved with and working with the schools.

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AASA’S DIGITAL CONSORTIUM : 

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS

CASE STUDY :  VIRGINIA BEACH, VA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Superintendent Aaron Spence is  my guest with great information for every school district in America on building a successful digital model for 21st century student engagement

Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION

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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION WITH FFA:

CARGILL’S VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP FOR YOUR STUDENTS

It’s part of their “AgExplorer” program  (with Discovery Education)

with FFA’s Ambra Tennery

Presented by iCEV ONLINE

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STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING &

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING IN PITTSFIELD, NH

Superintendent John Freeman on the great things

 happening for students in this small New Hampshire district

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SCHOOL SAFETY: 

SUMMER TRAINING UPDATE FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

NASRO Executive Director Mo Canady is my guest

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BUILDING AUTHENTIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

 FOR YOUR STUDENTS

Dr Candace Singh, the Superintendent  of California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District joins yours truly and my co-host for today’s show, Dr. Mark Edwards of Discovery Education. Candy is terrific, great educator and you’ll really enjoy this show.

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THE BANNING OF THE MEXICAN 

AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM IN TUCSON,ARIZONA

 NCTE brings us Curtis Acosta, Assistant Professor in Language and Cultural in Education at the University of Arizona South and speaker for the NCTE WLU Institute, July 20-22, in Tucson.

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THE EDUCATION IN AMERICA PODCAST

So all parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

FEATURING WASHINGTON STATE’S HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT

and their GLEA BABY ACADEMY, 

A PRE-SCHOOL PARENT EFFORT FOR KINDERGARTEN READINESS

 GLEA is a partnership program between King County Housing Authority and Highline School District. It is funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the program is to educate and connect the families of infants and toddlers to community and district programs that support kindergarten readiness skills and academic success. The program includes 9 weeks of classes for parents and academy babies along with home visits. During each session academy babies go to our preschool classrooms with early learning teachers and staff where they have their first classroom learning experiences. Parents attend a series of group learning sessions with speakers from a variety of outside agencies. The GLEA Program started in the Fall of 2015. Since then we have served 40 Greenbridge families, more than 50 GLEA Academy babies ages 0-4years, 44 or more siblings ages 5 and up. Parents who attended all the sessions earned 3 credits from Highline Community College. 

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THE EDUCATION IN AMERICA PODCAST

So all parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

PARENT AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKS TO INCREASE BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Working with grants  from the Qatar Foundation,[1] more and more US parents are encouraging their children to take Arabic. We’ll find out  their rationale and how it has worked out for their children in K-12 and College.

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THE EDUCATION IN AMERICA PODCAST

So all parents and communities can see the good going on

  and what’s needed in education nationwide

DUAL HIGH SCHOOL /COLLEGE ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENTS

We’ll hear how award winning Superintendent Chris Downing of LA Unified’s South District works with local colleges for student course credit …including 8th graders.

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POWERING AND PERSONALIZING  LEARNING
 IN HIGH NEED K-12
Personalizing learning in low income schools and districts, 
meet Elisabeth Stock of “Power My Learning”
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING YOUR 
CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Renowned Global Educator Steve Hargadon, Portland OR HS Principal Peyton Chapman
 and Qatar Foundation International Executive Director Maggie Salem are my guests
 
 
 
 
 
 
A VISIT WITH A PRE-SERVICE TEACHER
Bloomsburg (PA) University student Chris Rozelle with his thoughts
 on teacher prep, student teaching and the future of education
RACIAL DISPARITIES IN DISABILITY 
IDENTIFICATION IN US SCHOOLS
Penn State professor Paul Morgan on a serious and controversial issue
 
 
 
CREATING AND UNDERSTANDING POLICIES 
THAT SUPPORT GIFTED EDUCATION
From NAGC, Executive Director M. Rene Islas and 
 Director of Government Relations  Bill Knudson are my guests
Presented by 7 MINDSETS
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ARIZONA;IMPACT AND PRACTICE REGARDING EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
School choice advocate, Education Director of The Goldwater Institute Jonathan Butcher returns to the show with a look at the expanded new law
Presented by NCEA
A LOOK AT RURAL EDUCATION
From Mississippi State, we have Devon Brenner and Professor Anastasia Elder  on what’s happening K-12 in rural education,an area of US education too often overlooked.
 
EDUCATION IN AMERICA
So all parents and communities can see the good going on
  and what’s needed in education nationwide
PRE K-2 EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES NATIONWIDE
MAY 2017
EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF DROPOUTS
Co-Founder of Diplomas Now, Dr Robert Balfanz is our guest along Rene Patten Director of Early Warning Systems for Boston Public Schools
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
NASSP: THE ASS’T PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR 
 The new 2017 NASSP National AP of the Year Brad Currie, 
who you might also know as the founder of #satchat 
Presented by NCTQ
 
NOON
TEACHING SUSTAINABILITY : THE RIGHT CURRICULUM AND PD
Learn about EcoRise, a curriculum designed for K-12 students
 to create the next generation of real world problem solvers that fits right in with what you are already doing in the classroom
 
 
SPECIAL ED AT THE END OF THE YEAR
 CASE Executive Director Luann Purcell with an end of year update on the federal budget and events from CASE
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
 
 
TEACHING AND ASSESSING THE 4 C’s
David Ross of P21 with his guest educatorss from the 
Joseph R Pye School in South Carolina , a P21 Exemplar
Presented by Waterford Institute
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
A visit with the renowned expert on PBL Thom Markham an
d his guest, Principal Connie McCarley of Tice Creek School in Walnut Creek ,CA
THE FEDERAL BUDGET AND ITS AFFECT ON LITERACY EDUCATION
Professional Development and Teacher Prep  etc though the eyes of ILA and  their Associate Executive Director Stephen Sye as well as a Conference Preview
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
EDUCATION IN AMERICA
our GET TO KNOW A DISTRICT series continues
So all parents and communities can see the good going on in education nationwide
HIGHLIGHTING UTAH’S WASATCH SCHOOL DISTRICT THIS WEEK
PREPARING HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS TODAY
NCTQ’S Rob Rickenbrode on their new report on Teacher Education
for Secondary School educators. Always great stuff when NCTQ is here
EXPLAINING THE DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES 
OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND SCHOOL CLIMATE
The Man who knows, Dr Jonathan Cohen of THE SCHOOL CLIMATE CENTER is our guest.
 
 
 
 
 
USING DIGITAL CONTENT TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Listen to the experience of Brunswick City OH schools with Supt Michael Mayell 
and Discovery Ed’s VP of Digital Learning, my co-host for the show, Dr Mark Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STUDENT VOICE IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
Dr. Larry Paska , President of NCSS is our guest on building student engagement thru student voice
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATORS
FROM NCEA
Lots of good programs this year, like every summer , from NCEA for all those terrific educators
 who work in America’s Catholic Schools. We’ll go over them all .
PAY ATTENTION TO ​LOUISIANA COMPUTER USING EDUCATORS
One of the best Ed Tech Directors out there, LaShona Dickerson of Lafayette,LA schools 
on what’s happening​ at the upcoming LACUE meeting. Great ideas for everyone nationwide.
 
 
 
LITERACY ALERT
ARKANSAS READS ONE BOOK
IF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS…YOU SHOULD!
Schools and Communities nationwide focus on Family Literacy  with the help of the READ TO THEM program. 
This show is features on the efforts  of Little Rock AR and other districts in Arkansas with Supt. Mike Poore and Economics Arkansas’ Marsha Masters
 
 
 RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS & PARENTS TO END UNDERAGE DRINKING
Ralph Blackman of ASK LISTEN LEARN returns
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
NCTE : WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT LITERACY TEACHER EDUCATION
The title says it all. That’s what schools are supposed to do. 
How’s the training to do it?.. with Dr Louann Reid from Colorado State and Dr.Victoria Risko of Vanderbilt
 
 
ANOTHER LOOK AT TEACHER EDUCATION ADDRESSING THE TEACHER SHORTAGE 
WITH OUR FRIENDS AT AACTE
 
 
HISTORY TEACHERS AND EVERY EDUCATOR OUT THERE:
LEARN ABOUT 
THE AMAZING “CONCORD REVIEW”
Will Fitzhugh , publisher for  30 years of this amazing and unique journal 

which publishes the serious history research papers  of secondary students, is our guest.

ADMINISTRATORS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS AND LEARNING
AASL’s President Audrey Church with Deb Levitov, editor of Teacher Librarian
 magazine and Michelle Folk school librarian from Ft. Atkinson WI​ 
 
 
 
 
Another EDUCATION IN AMERICA show 
on 
EDUCATION TALK RADIO NOW GETS OVER 44,000 LISTENS EVERY MONTH
 
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APRIL 2017
​MAKING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING A DISTRICT WIDE INITIATIVE​
Assessing and then using the proper curriculum is making a
difference in Buncombe County,​North Carolina schools
 

THE COACH APPROACH TO SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

ASCD presents the authors of the book of the same title,, Kathy Perret 
and Jessica Johnson on leading teachers to higher levels of effectiveness
EQUITABLE SCHOOL FUNDING: FOCUSING ON ILLINOIS​
We’ll talk about education by zip code with Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Fellow Kali Skiles
 
 
​THE MANY ROLES OF TODAY’S SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATOR
​Internal and External communications are key to school and district success.
 Learn the value and intricacies of professional school communications with NSPRA’s Rich Bagin and MN’s Bob Noyed​
WHEN ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY; A PASSION FOR KINDNESS
Smartbrief brings us  winning blogger VA. Teacher Tamara Letter on teaching kindness in the classroom
 
 
 
 
TEACHING CTE… 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
AACTE authors  on their new book on becoming  a great CTE educator..and staying great!
Presented by iCEVonline
DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS FOR STUDENTS AND ASSESSMENT
Chris Besse, President of FRESH GRADE is my guest on how portfolios are changing education and assessment
Presented by EdCircuit
 
 
STEM IDEAS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Professor Billy Hix of Motlow College and The STEM Outreach Foundation returns
 , not only with great STEM ideas for teachers ,but also a look at teaching
 astronomy and the upcoming solar eclipse
THE ED TECH ADVOCACY AND POLICY SUMMIT , NEXT MONTH
SETDA, P21 and  ISTE have created this meeting to educate policymakers on Ed Tech. So important. Guests from all 3 organizations will join me and hopefully get you involved!!
 
 
 
THE NEWEST MARKET RESEARCH ON ED TECH
FutureSource’s Ben Davis reports on the latest finding in the US and UK
 regarding Ed tech usage for school administration and students.
Presented by MCH Strategic Data
 
“DRUMBEAT” IN SCHOOLS:
DISCOVERING AND BUILDING SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC
Principal Beth Nave from Florida on how well its working in her school and 
Jessica Frederick, Drumbeat facilitator in Polk County Florida schools
 
 
DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING PRINCIPAL PIPELINES
with Jody Spiro of The Wallace Foundation and her guests,
 Prince George’s County Schools Associate Supt  Douglas Anthony and 
Professor Dr. Annette Campbell Anderson of Johns Hopkins
 
 
 
THE IMPACT OF…AND TEACHING ABOUT…FAKE NEWS
School Library “Mover and Shaker” Michele Luhtala of New Canaan,CT 
and a superstar talks about the role of the librarian…
and all educators in combating fake news and teaching news literacy.
 
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CELEBRATING SPECIAL EDUCATION
Dr. Bill Lane, an expert on working with parents and schools on IEP’s 
and Deerfield IL School District Superintendent Mike Lubelfeld  & his Special Guest
Parent Mrs. Patty O’Machel, Creator of  DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK 
 
 
ED TECH MEETINGS AND AWARDS WITH SIIA
SIIA’s Ed Tech Industry Network (ETIN) ha the May Ed Tech Policy Seminar,
 then  has an industry conference in July in San Francisco. Learn about the plans, 
The CODIE awards and the role of education thought leaders. 
Bridget Foster and Michael Jay guide us along
Presented by MCH Strategic Data
 
 
PARENTS AND 21ST CENTURY SKILLS LEARNING

Learn about  Ed Leader 21’s “PROFILE OF A GRADUATE” process to energize communities of educators, students and parents around envisioning the essential competencies for success and provides tools and resources that support schools and districts in this process. The campaign’s goal is to have 1,000 schools and districts create and adopt a Profile of a Graduate by the end 2019.EdLeader21 has developed a free, online PoG Toolkit that helps education stakeholders define what student success looks like in their own school or district. 

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A SERIOUS LOOK AT CLINCIAL PRACTICE TEACHER PREPARATION
AACTE’S Dr Rodrick Lucero with, Monmouth U Dean John Henning, Ball State U Dean of Education John Jacobson and  Loyola Marymount’s Director of Clinical Practice Diane Fogarty.
Presented by EdCircuit.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLEGE FOR EVERY STUDENT
Rick Dalton, CEO, & Leroy Nesbitt (a CEFS Program Director and former Howard U Law professor) of “College For Every Student” helping rural and 
low income students be College and Career ready
Presented by 7 MINDSETS
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 
CULTIVATING EMPATHY FOR BETTER STUDENTS
 & BETTER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Dr. Michele Borba renowned educational author (her latest being “Unselfie“)returns.
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
SCHOOL SAFETY IN MAKER SPACES, FAB LABS AND STEM LABS
We ain’t kidding. Save your district a lawsuit. Protect your students.
 The renowned National Maven of School Safety, Dr Ken Roy, 
Director of Environmental Health and  Safety in Glastonbury CT schools
FULL S.T.E.A.M AHEAD
 First time guest Dr. Leah Haines of  the “Two Bit Circus Foundation” on cultivating invention  and preparing children for the jobs of the future, whatever they will be.
 
SATURDAY APRIL 22nd IS EARTH DAY
THE ‘LIFE OF A CAN”  CURRICULUM PROGRAMS
 FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NOVELIS
Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products and recycling, 
and the largest global producer of automotive and beverage can sheet.
 Treat your students to this wonderful “Life of a Can” project in environmental education
 
 
HE IS THE ‘EDU-TAINER”…DR.DARRYL ADDAMS VISITS
One of my favorite folks, former nationaly recognized Superintendent of Coachella Valley in
 California, Dr. Adams shares his vision for  Effective 21st Century School/District Leadership in the Digital Age
 
 A CONTINUING SERIES FOR PARENTS NATIONWIDE 
GET TO KNOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT
April  19 at Noon ET or anytime after:
A look at Leyden High SchoolDistrict in IL with Superintendent  Nick Polyak & guests
So parents and community understand what’s going on in other districts around the country…
so they learn what educators outside their district are doing to improve their own.
 
“EDUCATION IN AMERICA”
GET TO KNOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT
So parents and community understand what’s going on in other districts around the country…
so they learn what educators outside their district are doing to improve their own.
April  13 at Noon ET or anytime after:
A look at Fall Creek WI with Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo & guests
 
 
Friday April 14 9aET or anytime after:
‘ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS OF EDUCATORS
Many parents , particularly those from different cultures or high poverty areas feel uncomfortable when meeting with their children’s educators. We have guests from “rightquestion.org” to help them understand how to deal with the situations.
 
 
 
 
SIIA’s ETIN  with an update on FEDERAL EDUCATION POLICY
Brendan Desetti, Director of  Education Policy  at SIIA joins yours truly. 
This should be lively considering the state of The Feds these days.
Presented by MCH STRATEGIC DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEACHERS WORKING TO IMPROVE TEACHER ED &
 FILL THE TEACHER PIPELINE
Hope Street Group presents teacher fellows, Utah educator Meghan Everette 
and  California’s Lauren Stuart on their mighty efforts engaging with stakeholders
Presented by 
 
 
 
INNOVATOR GRANTS, STUDENT SCHOLARSHPS AND REASEARCH FROM
Foundation grant winner Peter  Srervideo Distance Learning Co-ordinator at
 Saint Dominic Academy , John Watson of the Evergreen Education Group
 and Foundation director Amy Valentine
 
PARTNERING FOR PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Elisabeth Stock, CEO of the organization “Power My Learning” 
on their innovative programs.
 
 
 
 NCTE ADVOCACY DAY IS APRIL 27
&
Oklahoma State University Professor Shelbie Wittee and
 Antero Garcia, Stanford U Professor, on their work and NCTE’s work in advocacy
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Smartbrief winning educator/blogger  Todd Clinton : his post on TWEET TUESDAY AND THE TWEET BOX
and thoughts on his work in his school’s TRAC’s Program
 
 
 
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & FFA
Student Service activities are well supported and well funded by FFA. 
“Living to Serve” Senior  Team Leader Michele Sullivan is my guest.
Presented by iCEVOnline
THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL EDUCATION CUTS
From NASSP ‘s Advocacy Team,  Amanda Karhuse and  Zachary Scott, focusing on Title II
 
 
 
 
EDUCATION IN AMERICA
 
 
A VISIT WITH THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
Frank Edelblut was named to his position in February. He is a businessman and former NH House member who brings a business eye to education. Strong on competency based education and 21st Century workforce skills, it will be a very interesting excellent interview
Presented by iCEV
THE AASA NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR 
We welcome with congratulations  Matthew Utterback of Clackamas OR to speak about EQUITY FOR ALL STUDENTS. Joining Matt will be AASA’s Bryan Joffe,Project Director, Children’s programs
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 ​CREATING AND BUILDING YOUR SCHOOL’S BRAND​
PR with Panache  Editorial Director Chris Piehler
 is joined by  Brianna Hodges, Director of Digital Learning at Stephenville TX ISD.
 This topic came up during a show last week with DC Public Schools as a real challenge.
Anxious to hear Brianna’s thoughts.
 
 
MEASURING SUCCESS IN DIGITAL TRANSITION
North Carolina’s Asheboro City schools have a team join Mark Edwards and I:
Supt Terry Worrell, Principal Julie Brady , Teacher Laura King 
Presented by Discovery Education
 
 
 
 
MAKING TIME A VARIABLE IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Former Principal of the Year and now NASSP President Jayne Ellspermann 
explains how  use time in school to power learning
 
 
 
 
 
GIFTED EDUCATION:
 AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW FILM “GIFTED”  
Director Marc Webb will be joined by NAGC Executive Director Rene Islas 
to discuss the learning needs of gifted children and the struggles they encounter . 
The film stars Octavia Spencer, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate and opens in late April
 
 
USING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO EXTEND 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING INTO THE COMMUNITY

7 Mindsets provides Social and emotional learning that empowering mindset-based programs that are proven to transform lives: This show features:

Dawn Huffman is the Assistant Principal at Cactus Middle School in Casa Grande, Arizona. She’s been the AP there for 5 years, where she coordinates the 7 Mindsets program in her school. Last year Dawn attended her first 7 Mindsets Universityand afterwards returned to Casa Grande with some very big ideas for how to take the Mindsets deeper into her school and community framework for social emotional learning

 and

 Jennifer Murietta, the Principal at Casa Grande Middle School, just down the street! Last year Principal Murietta was recognized as the Arizona School Administrators (ASA) Distinguished Administrator for the Middle Level Division, in addition to numerous other awards and honors in recent years. Also a 7 Mindsets leader in her community, this year Jennifer will be a speaker at 7 Mindsets University in San Antonio July 11-12th.
 
 
 
 ITS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH
We’ve got the top officers of AASL and Suzanne Dix ,an Upper School Librarian in OH,
 who is the  Chair of The School Library Month Committee
 
 
 
 
Authors Marceta Riley and Simon T. Bailey on their new book for school and districts leaders
 
 
 
FINDING GRANT FUNDING
with the founder of  Greater Good Consultants, Ashley Pereira, 
working to fund the work of educators and non profits globally
 
 
 
Edweb.net presents 
BALANCED LITERACY K-5
Lisa Schmucki and her guest Tina Posner of Abrams Learning Trends 
 
LISTEN HERE
 
 
 
 
​1030a
for Parents and Community Stakeholders

THE CURRENT MONTH IS ON TOP
 
MARCH 2017
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION: SPRING UPDATE
with Dr. Luann Purcell of C.A.S.E on the upcoming events at CEC in Boston, etc
Presented by 7Mindsets
 
 
 DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH TO
END THE HOMEWORK GAP FOR YOUR LOWER INCOME STUDENTS
PROVIDING DIGITAL EQUITY IN RHODE ISLAND
With a deadline for schools to apply upcoming, learn about the impact of  THE SPRINT 1 MILLION PROJECT on lower income high school students with Sprint’s Jim Spillane and Rhode Island educators
 
 
 
 
“From Cybersecurity to Cloud Computing and
other news at CoSN’s 2017 Conference”
Joining COSN CEO Keith Krueger will  COSN chair Tom Ryan of Santa Fe Public Schools
 and Wayne Township Indiana’s Pete Just
 
 
 
 
PARTNERSHIPS TO ENSURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS FOR TODAY
P21 CEO David Ross brings with him Maggie Salem, Executive Director of 
The Qatar Foundation International and Ken Lockette, Assistant Supt of PA’s Avonsworth School District 
where the high school is a P21 Exemplar School.
 
 
 
COMBINING EFFORTS FOR BETTER SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Guest Roberto Rivera gave a closing keynote at the recent SXSW conference. His company “The Good Life, an educator and parent training company just recently merged with 7 Mindsets. Some insights on better SEL learning and teaching from Roberto and Ian Bryan. 
 
 
BLENDED LEARNING IN D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 Discovery Education’s VP of Digital learning Mark Edwards and I welcome
  John Rice, Director of Ed Tech in DC Public Schools for a look at digital learning in our nation’s capital.
 
 
 
CHANGING WORLDWIDE EDUCATION THROUGH PROJECT BASED LEARNING
A leading voice in PBL, Thom Markham of PBL Global joins us for a discussion 
of the impact on student learning and the training of teachers.
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE
 
 
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT …AND  TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Monica Burns , author and consultant on technology, student voice and assessment
 
ENSURING EQUITY IN STEM EDUCATION
Former Superintendent and Leader of McGraw Hill Urban Markets initiative,
 Dr.A. Katrise Perera is my guest on what equity really means to every student and how teaching practices in STEM can make a difference.
 
 
 
 
 
FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
on
HOW AND WHY KINDERGARTEN READINESS MAKES
 A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY

CLASSROOM GAMIFICATION
with a special look at ‘Escape Rooms” from expert educator Jon Cassie 
and contributing editor to “Game Level Learn, science educator Tracy Wazenegger
 
 
LOOKING AT MID-LEVEL EDUCATION
with Associate Supt at Princeton City OH schools and middle school expert, Tom Burton
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN MEDIA LITERACY
Renowned thought leader in the field, Frank Baker, is our guest
 
LEARNING TRANSFORMED; 8 KEYS TO DESIGNING TOMORROWS SCHOOLS 
Author of the new ASCD book and  Director of Innovation , Future Ready Schools Tom Murray is our guest. His co-author Eric Sheninger may join us as well about their new book, coming out in May.
Presented by NCTQ
 
 
 
 
 EDUCATOR VOICE
Meet the man behind the voice, Smartbrief award winning blogger Bryan Christopher
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM HAWAII
TEACHER RETENTION :  A TEACHER SUMMIT
There’s a terrible teacher shortage in the Aloha State. Hope Street Group organized a summit of NBCT certified teachers  in Hawaii and here are their thoughts and ideas for solutions from HI-based NBCT educator Loretta Labrador.
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
SCIENCE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
Last week our guest Larry Plank of NSELA was testifying before Congress.
Today he’s with us.
 
FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
on
 THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

 

LOOKING AT SUPERINTENDENTS FROM EDCIRCUIT.COM
Charles Sosnick, EdCircuit Editor in Chief, reports of the happenings at last week’s AASA Conference
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
THE “GREAT DISTRICTS FOR GREAT TEACHERS” INITIATIVE 
Sarah Heaton of NCTQ on  this new initiative launched at SXSW
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES/EDUCATIONAL PURCHASING AGENCIES
Learn about that layer of education that lies outside school districts for assistance in curriculum, technology and purchasing  with Joan Wade of AESA and George Wilson of AEPA
 
 
 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
 Learn about the nationwide wide non profit that provides SEL in after school programs, Wings For Kids.
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
 
 
 
CREATING DIGITAL EQUITY: THE SPRINT 1 MILLION PROJECT
Sprint’s Jim Spillane and Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Tech Facilitator Kevin Poirer 
on how this project, designed to to high-schoolers in lower income schools is making a HUGE difference
 
 
PREVIEWING THE NCEA CONFERENCE 
If you’re involved in Catholic Education or thinking about getting involved, 
Dr. Tom Burnford will be giving us some planning guidelines looking at presentations,
 exhibit floor etc for the mid-April St.Louis conference.
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
 MENTAL HEALTH  AS A FUNCTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
 Dr David Shriberg, Professor at Chicago’s Loyola U
Presented by 7 Mindsets
 
 
 
NAESP AND NASSP  WILL HOLD  THEIR NATIONAL CONFERENCE TOGETHER IN PHILLY
 The National Principals Conference will be help July 9-11, 2017, and our good friend NASSP Public Affairs Director Bob Farrace insisted—practically demanded—that the conference be held in his home town   (and mine) of Philadelphia, PA. For a discussion of what’s planned in “The City of Brotherly Shove” , we have Dr. Beverly Hutton, Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Services at the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Bobby Dodd, principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio (just outside Columbus) Bobby is also an NASSP Digital Principal of the Year.
 
SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS:
MAKE YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL A SCHOOL OF CHOICE 
 NSPRA Executive Director and winner of this years Horace Mann League Award for being a great friend to Public Education,Rich Bagin, is our guest on
“Why district PR matters more NOW than ever!”
 
TEACHER RETENTION :  A TEACHER SUMMIT
No not ‘detention”, ‘RETENTION”. Hope Street Group organized a summit of NBCT certified teachers
 in Hawaii and here are their thoughts and ideas for solutions
Presented by SMARTBRIEF

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HANDLING BULLYING AND OTHER HARMFUL BEHAVIORS K-12 
My guests are Jonathan Cohen of The School Climate Center
 and Asst Supt of the Monroe Woodbury School District in NY, Eric Hassler
Presented by 7Mindsets
E RATES AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION
A change in Washington, digital equity and filing windows.
 Listen to John Harrington of Funds for Learning
Presented  by CoSN
CRITICAL SKILLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS  
Author of “The Missing Link; Teaching and Learning Critical Success Skills”, 
from Rutgers University, Steve Heisler
Presented by Aperture Education
 
  
 “NOW THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION”
PROMOTING COGNITIVE RIGOR THROUGH CLASSROOM QUESTIONING
ASCD author Erik Francis ( book of the same title as the show is my guest) on creating
 a culture of inquiry for your classroom
Presented by EdCircuit.com 
 
 
 
 NCTE presents
 sj Miller,  Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services. NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of SchoolsNew York University, and his topic is Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans*and Gender-Dynamic Youth
 
 
 
 
CREATING GREAT MATH TEACHERS 
New standards for math educator education from AMTE leaders,
 Professors  Christine Thomas and Randall Phillipp and maybe even Mike Shaughnessy
 
 
RE-DESIGNING PRINCIPAL EDUCATION
We want principals to meet the needs of the districts that hire them.
 School and District  Leadership expert Jody Spiro is my guest
Presented by Hapara
 
 
 
 
CTE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION
ACTE brings us Kristen Law from The Horatio Alger Foundation, a great supporter of Career Technical Education
Presented by iCEV Online
 
 
EDWEB.NET  presents CULTIVATING EMPATHY
as an antidote to bullying
Edweb’s Lisa Schmucki and her guests  Judy Galbraith of Free Spirit Publishing and renowned expert on the bullying challenge, Educational Psychologist/author Dr. Michele Borba
 
 
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FEBRUARY  2017
SOCIAL STUDIES AND A WELL ROUNDED EDUCATION
Larry Paska, Executive Director of NCSS is our guest
Presented by HAPARA
 
 
NEW SURVEY RESULTS ON K-12 PRINCIPALS
Great information on what school principals need re Technology and standards from the industry as they make product decisions.
From the data company MCH STRATEGIC DATA   ,VP Angela Ridpath is our guest
 
 
 
 
 
  Executive Director of the Foundation Amy Valentine
 ( so wonderful  she had a day named after her last week) 
is our guest
Presented by COSN, the consortium for school networking
 
 
EDUCATION FOR FUTURE MANUFACTURING
RECRUITING A NATION OF MAKERS 
Rich Long of Learning First brings with him 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE 2017
&
THE SMARTBRIEF EDITOR’S CHOICE EDUCATOR/WINNERS
 Melissa Greenwood, SMARTBRIEF Director of Editorial Content with
 winning educator/bloggers Barbara Blackburn and Mary Tarashuk
 
 
 
THE CHANGING GLOBAL FACE OF FLIPPED LEARNING
Flipped Learning pioneer Jon Bergmann of Flipped Learning Global
 with an update on the global reach of Flipped learning
Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING
 
 
  
P21 on  CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP 
P21 Executive Director David Ross  brings with him
,Exemplar School Principal  Aaron Brengard from San Jose’s Katherine Smith School 
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE 
 
 
VITAL INSIGHTS ON DATA  USAGE FOR LEARNING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Where are the gaps? What’s really working? Are you ESSA compliant?
Acumen Partners brings us Drs. Bruce Hayes and Phil Esbrandt
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSITION  IN YAKIMA WASHINGTON’S 
 Dr. Michael Brophy, Superintendent with my co-host for the show, 
Discovery Education’s VP of Digital Learning Dr. Mark Edwards
 
 
NBPTS on WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO
Kim O’Neil, NBCT, on the new revised edition of the book in the title 
 
 
IT’S NATIONAL FFA WEEK
I do love the prospects for students in Ag Ed. Great careers abound…
To celebrate , we have FFA‘s Kristy Meyer
Presented by iCEV Online
 
 
1030a
HOW SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AFFECTS ACADEMICS
Marc Kirsch of Aperture Education is joined by Professor Dr. Cynthia Waltman
of Plymouth State University
 
THE AT-HOME KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM
 IN NEW ALBANY ,IN
Waterford Institute’s UPSTART program  is highlighted 
by two district educators, Tony Duffy and Barbara Hoover
 
 
AASA’s NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS
March 2-4 in New Orleans. If you’re a Superintendent, don’t miss out…
and to tell you why we have AASA’s Jimmy Minicello and Bernadine Futrell
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
 
THE GREAT VALUE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NASSP President Jayne Ellsperman is back with 
her thoughts on public schools, school choice , vouchers, etc 
Presented by IMPERO SOFTWARE
SPECIAL ED
THE C.A.S.E HYBRID CONFERENCE
with CASE’s Dr. Luann Purcell
 
A LOOK AT SOUTH CAROLINA’S SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCILS
The community gets involved in a very organized approach  led by our guest Tom Hudson,Executive Director of the SC School Improvement Council at U. of South Carolina Center for Ed Partnerships
Presented by APERTURE EDUCATION
 
 
 
THE BROADBAND IMPERATIVE:
GET YOUR STUDENTS CONNECTED AT HOME
SETDA‘s Executive Director Dr Tracey Weeks
joins us with Jim Spillane, Director of Public Policy at SPRINT
Presented by Funds For Learning
 
MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE,SAFE AND SECURE
Hapara’s   Lee Becker on the need to adopt technology 
and the why …while putting data to work for student learning

EDWEB.NET PRESENTS PAJAMA P.D. WITH TECH EDUCATOR AND PD SPECIALIST RACHEL LANGENHORST

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NOON:
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: KINDNESS IN THE CLASSROOM 
Learn about Random Acts of Kindness week and all the wonderful free curriculum activities
TALKING CIVICS EDUCATION WITH LOUISE DUBE OF I-CIVICS
ITS CTE MONTH
iCEV presents ACTE manager of Public Affairs Jarrod Nagurka and Kevin Oshinskie, Project Manager 
 
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS THROUGH GAME BASED LEARNING
Jon Cassie returns. His last show with me was terrific so he has to be even better this time. Jon is a Director of Innovation and Learning in California
 
A VISIT WITH HOPE STREET GROUP
Teachers on teaching and working with central admin  with TN Hope Street Fellows
 
 
 INTERDISCIPLINARY  SCIENCE EDUCATION WITH
President and Past President  Ellen Ebert and Peter McLaren respectively
on K-12 science education
 
 
 
A NEW REPORT ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS
Elizabeth Ross of NCTQ on their new report  about administrative support to produce the best educators.
 
DESIGN THINKING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF  FAILURE
Smartbrief brings us KY teacher Kristi Hodges on ‘design thinking” and learning by failing  from her award winning post!
 
 
MENTORING WOMEN TO LEADERSHIP
THEE EDUCATOR’S ROLE
Two of the very best superintendents in the country join us, 
 
 
 
SCHOOL SAFETY  K-12
Mo Canady, director of NASRO on the upcoming School Safety Leadership Summit
 
 
THE UNLEARNING LEADER
Thoughts on Superintendency and School Leadership from
 IL Supt’s Nick Polyak and Mike Lubelfeld about their new book
 
 
EDUCATION TODAY
Editor in Chief of EdCircuit.com, returning guest Charles Sosnik…well, returns.
Always a great show
 
DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS
Discovery’s S.V.P Bob Onsi on the creation and development of “Techbooks”
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JANUARY 2017

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR TECH SCHOOLS

Rich Bagin of NSPRA is our guest along with Shane Haggerty,NSPRA Board member

 and Communications Director at Tolles Career and Technology Center in Plain City, OH

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ADDRESSING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SHORTAGES

Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt-Strobach and Dr Eric Rossen from the

 National Association of School Psychologists join us.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

TEACHING THE WHOLE TEEN

Practices that Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life to be discussed with 

authors Jeff Benson and Rachel Polliner

LISTEN HERE

 

CHARTER SCHOOLS AND A NEW ADMINISTRATION

Returning Guest Nina Rees, CEO of The National Alliance for Public Charter schools on what we can expect regarding charters under ESSA, The Trump Administration and School Choice

LISTEN HERE

 

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK with a chat on SCHOOL CHOICE

Always a good show with NCEA…with guests CEO Tom Burnford and our old buddy Heather Gossart. Hear what’s happening via NCEA.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

PUBLIC SCHOOL INNOVATIONS NATIONWIDE

The man in the catbird seat joins us, Executive Director of the association of Educational Associations,Learning First Alliance, Rich Long  with special guest NASSP‘s Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti

LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

THE TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION : 

CREATING COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STUDENTS

Thanks to Discovery Education, we have  Dr Katherine Bihr of Tiger’s Foundation with a curriculum available with  interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.

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SCIENCE SAFETY Pre K-12

The expert, returning guest Ken Roy, Chief Safety Compliance Office at NSTA and 

Environmental Health Director/Chemical Safety at Glastonbury CT schools

LISTEN HERE

 

 

A HOW-TO ON DIFFICULT DIALOG  and

GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IN THE CLASSROOM

Great resources and ideas for teachers from Generation Global

LISTEN HERE

 

 

AASA presents a show on 

THE ROLE OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

With February being African-American History Month, we have 

Dr Joyce Payne of The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and

 John Feming, CEO of Black Educational Events.  Cool show, indeed

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  THE AFRICAN AMERICAN READ IN

Hosted by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE 

Thanks NCTE… Black History Month approaches and we have  Michelle Rankins, Assistant Professor, English, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio  and ELA teacher/adjunct professor Jeanette Toomer  speak on the important subject of your participation

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SCHOOL BOARDS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CHANGING TIMES 
 National School Boards Association president Miranda Beard  for a chat on equity in education, the role of school boards in public education … and the new Presidential administration
 
 
CREATING MODERN DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Discovery Education’s VP of Digital Learning, Dr Mark Edwards bring with him
  two Canadian Ass’t Superintendents, Tim Cusack and Corine Gannon
 
 
ENGLISH TEACHER to TECH COACH to  ASPIRING ADMINISTRATOR
Let’s take the journey with SMARTBRIEF  award winning educator Adam Schoenbart
 and we’ll talk about his winning post on his blog
 
THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION FOR EDUCATORS FROM PBS
Returning guest Cyrisse Jaffe from WGBH‘s Education Department  on The Masterpiece Collection on PBS Learning Media ( Masterpiece is produced by Boston’s WGBH) with a look at the new series VICTORIA.
 
MEDIA LITERACY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
The nationally recognized expert Frank W. Baker returns.  
Learn how to use the Oscars and The Super Bowl as teaching tools for literacy,
 how to address fake news ..and more 
 
 
TEACHING THE SCIENCE AND DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING
Learn about the new digital tools, geared toward middle school from 
Responsibilty.org and their CEO Ralph Blackman
 
 
 
CIVICS EDUCATION , SOCIAL STUDIES AND A CHANGING PRESIDENCY 2017
My favorite Civics/SocialStudies triad returns…
Michelle Herczog , from L.A. County Office of Education, 
and Kamy Akhavan, CEO of Procon.org
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES
The Unsung Heroes of Educational Purchasing
Joan Wade , AESA Executive Director and Association President Jerry Maze join me for a great discussion
 
 
E RATES WORK
USE THEM AND GET WHAT YOUR DISTRICT DESERVES
starring Cathy Cruzan, President of Funds for Learning and
LaShona Dickerson, Tech Director  at Lafayette (LA) Parish School System
 
 
 
CLOSING THE POVERTY/LEARNING GAP WITH A GREAT PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH
From  beautiful St. George, Utah, right by Zion National park,, Kathy Peterson,Title 1 Director joins us. 
 
LETS STOP ALL KIDS FROM FAILING
Author/Educator  Mike Maloney (Canadian National Literacy Educator award winner)
is our guest on conquering the failure rate of 30-35% of our students
 
 
THE ARTISAN TEACHING MODEL FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LITERACY
ASCD author Dave Krulwich on working together to improve your teaching and the results thereof by using an artisan model for teacher development
 
 
 
 
 
SUPTS…SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS IN EDUCATION IN THE NEW YEAR
Two great IL Superintendents, Mike Lubelfeld of Deerfield and Nick Polyak of Leyden HS District 212, two of the founding members of AASA’s Digital Consortium on best practices for districts using digital media.
 
CERTIFICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Agricultural education offers many great STEM careers to students. Dusty Moore of CEV Multimedia, Erin Gorter of The South Coast Region Ag Ed Program and teacher Lauren Peterson from King CityHS in CA are our guests.
 
 
 
 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Pete Janhunen, a Principal of The Fratelli Group, an award winning communications firm based in DC providing strategic guidance and training  for education groups and leaders.
 
 
 

IF I HAD OGMENT ,I’D STILL BE IN THE CLASSROOM

PERSPECTIVES FROM A FORMER EDUCATOR ON A BREAKTHROUGH CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

OGMENT makes teacher’s work easier and makes learning better. Proving it, we have Meg Jackson, former high school history teacher and  current Ogment Lead Trainer, Johanna Wetmore,  co-founder of EvoText and Ogment 

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A NEW APP FOR TEACHERS TO CURATE AND COLLABORATE
Former KY Teacher of the Year and returning guest Ashley Lamb-Sinclair , about CURIO LEARNING
 
GREAT TO GREATER SCHOOLS
Dr. Doug Reeves and his research on “Great to Greater Schools
 
MAKE 2017 YOUR TEACHER POWERED YEAR
Educators Rebekah King and Liz Seubert on THE TEACHER POWERED SCHOOLS initiative from The Center for Teaching Quality & Education Evolving and their upcoming conference
 
 
STEM ENRICHMENT IN AFRICA
Cool show with Mark Gelfand , founder of STEM SYNERGY, introducing and teaching young ladies and boys in Ethiopia, South Sudan and other East African nations
 
 
 
THE STATE OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN 2017
Dr. Lawrence Paska, the new Executive Director of NCSS , is our guest…
opportunities and strategies for the new year.
 
 
WE WELCOME THE NEW ASCA SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to our guest , Michigan’s Terri Tchorzynski,  on the counselor’s 
role in career and college readiness
 
 
LEADING SCHOOL CHANGE IN CHANGING TIMES
Former Ed Tech Director in Klein, TX…Educator/author Ann McMullan , author of 
 
 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Returning guest, Dr. B. Grace Bullock, CEO and Founder of The Internat’l Science and Education Alliance, on the role of mindfulness in education and in our schools.Her new book is ‘Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success’