May – June 2021 Issue

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WHAT KIDS ARE READING: 2020

Dr. Gene Kerns of Renaissance Learning discusses a new report on what kids are reading. And yeah, kids are reading! ...
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TEACHING CHILDREN WITH HEARING DIFFICULTIES

Former Maryland teacher and parent of a child with hearing challenges, author Suzanne Demallie wrote Can You Hear Me Now? and is the author of the National PTA's Classroom Auditory Learning Resolution ...
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THE LEARNING ACCELERATOR’S STRATEGIES SUPPORTING TEACHERS & STUDENTS

The Learning Accelerator is back on the show. They have  great resources and, quite simply, do great thinking for PreK-12. Our guest is Juliana Finegan, their resident expert in adult learning and designing tangible resources for practitioners ...
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MEDIA LITERACY NOW

Media messages shape all of us. Today's students need to become skilled at vetting sources, checking facts, and finding reliable, truthful information. Erin McNeil, Founder and president of "Media Literacy Now," talks about the effort to get media literacy education included in curricula across the country ...
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INTEGRATING SEL & EQUITY

When you integrate SEL and equity, you get 'SELEQUITY,' as 7 Mindsets CEO and founder Scott Shickler likes to say... and we agree. His colleague Krista Stippich joins him, along with Principal Jonathan Powell of Keefer Crossing Middle School of New Caney, TX, near Houston ...
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TEXTHELP’S READ & WRITE: POSITIONING TO PREVENT LEARNING LOSS NEXT YEAR

Meet Jeff Levinson of Texthelp and Stacy Alvare from the Nassau County, Florida Board of Education's Department of Learning Support and Disability Services ...
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MAKING BOOKS & READING ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, FROM PUBLISHER TO STUDENTS

ADDRESSING INEQUITIES IN INFORMATION ACCESS: Michael Johnson of Benetech (you know, the folks who bring you Bookshare) brings with him two e-learning librarians from Southern NH University, Anaya Jones and Trisha Previtt ...
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LEARNING IN THE WAKE OF THE PANDEMIC

A great conversation with Smart Technologies' Nicholas Svensson on how they are applying what they've learned and what we've all learned over the past year to improve products to meet the needs of educators ...
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A VISIT WITH COLORADO’S COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Thanks to CCSSO, an enjoyable conversation with the Chief State School Officer in Colorado Dr Katy Anthes ...
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LANDMARK COLLEGE’S 5-DAY BOOTCAMP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY

Hear about a great idea for college or college-bound students who are neurologically diverse, presented by three experts from Landmark College in Putney, VT ...
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THE STEM CAREERS COALITION

We welcome back Marla Wilson, Executive Director of the Coalition which, under the auspices of Discovery Education, works with the business community to create a STEM pipeline of opportunities for the future. Learn about resources that help mitigate learning loss and stimulate STEM education ...
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COSN’S ED TECH ADVOCACY & VIRTUAL FLY-IN

This great group of COSN guests includes Legal expert Reg Leighty, Sean McDonough of NYSCATE, Sara Kloek of SIIA and  Rachel Wente-Chaney   CIO at High Desert ESA in Oregon ...all here to invite and introduce you to this year's virtual summit ...
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