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.
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
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’
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.
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.
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
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.
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
ASSESSMENT , EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
How important is that combination. Learn from NWEA experts team members Brian Tosky and Vanessa Peterson.
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
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
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!
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”
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.
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
BENETECH’S NEW ACCESSIBILITY CERTIFICATION FOR ED CONTENT.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS
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.
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
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 .
STRENGTHENING URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
IMPROVING KENTUCKY EDUCATION DAILY ;
A VISIT WITH EDUCATION COMMISSIONER WAYNE LEWIS
Competency based education, Equity , improving test scores, bridging accessibility gaps are just some the areas we’ll cover with Dr Lewis.
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.
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
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.
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
YOU CAN ALLY WITH
THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR SAFE SCHOOLS
Re-imagining what safe and healthy schools can look like, educators are taking the bull by the horns. Meet Physics teacher Mark Vondracek of Evanston (IL)H.S & Ed Dunkenblau of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning about their national coalition of educators making a big difference out there.
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.
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
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.
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
THE CHALLENGE OF ACCESSIBILITY FOR RURAL SCHOOLS
A 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!
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.
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
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”.
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
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