AC&E Online Journal
November – December 2019 Issue

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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT EARLY ON EQUALIZES THE LEARNING

Thank you, Waterford Institute, for introducing our audience to Charles Dinofrio from Lehigh Valley Children's Center. It has become more important than ever to create great education experiences starting with preschool, and every district needs to know how and why to do it ...
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FREE VIDEO & PD FOR TEACHING MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CIVICS & HISTORY

If you teach social studies, please listen to this show and learn about IZZIT.org's free resources. If you aren't using them now, you will be soon ...
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NAESP: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS & THEIR ROLE IN EQUITY

Three principals from across the country talk about their efforts to overcome equity challenges in this NAESP show ...
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GENDER & RACIAL EQUALITY IN STEM EDUCATION

A great topic with great guests to discuss it. Meet Marla Wilson, Executive Director of The STEM Careers Coalition from Discovery Education and  Matt Crommett of Lyda Hill Philanthropies and LH Capital, Inc ...
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VIRGINIA’S STATEWIDE STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL LEARNING

How does a large state like Virginia plan for all students to learn during these trying times? Will virtual learning continue post-Covid? Hear about these topics and more from Dr. James Lane, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction ...
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ADDRESSING SEL & EQUITY WITH DIGITAL CURRICULUM

Meet Jean Sharp, Chief Academic Officer at Apex Learning, and learn about a uniquely equitable digital approach that works SEL into curriculum ...
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A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LOOKS AT STUDENT SUPPORT NEEDS DURING & POST PANDEMIC

Returning guest Dr. Howie Knoff, President of Project Achieve, joined us to talk about the need for a multi-tiered system of support in this crucial time. http://www.ProjectAchieve.net is where the full web-based course is available for you ...
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CREATING AN 80% SUCCESS RATE FOR TODAY’S MINORITY TEEN STUDENTS

Meet Dave Cary, a K-12 Education Improvement Evangelist and author of the book "A Nation at Even Greater Risk" with a look at the challenges and reforms needed to improve education for students we could possibly lose ...
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TEACHING THE USE OF LANGUAGE WITH A LOOK AT ‘CORPUS LINGUISTIC’

Corpus linguistics allows us to see how language is used today and how that language is used in different contexts, enabling us to teach language more effectively. Welcome to the expertise of returning guest Saurabh Anand and how this affects teaching ...
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BRINGING EDUCATION & PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTISE TOGETHER DURING THE PANDEMIC

Listen as Margaret Ben-Or of Ariadne Labs and Jin-Soo Huh a managing partner at Learning Accelerator are my guests ...
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BUILDING LEARNING SPACES FOR EQUITY

A conversation reviewing a recent series of webinars on building safe schools with equity as a keystone of the process Meet Nathan Strenge of the highly acclaimed school architectural firm Fielding International, along with San Diego Met High School principal Melissa Agodelo and one of her students, aspiring filmmaker and ...
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SCHOOL DISTRICTS PRIORITIZING FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FOR THEIR YOUNGEST LEARNERS

THE FLAMBOYAN FOUNDATION FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWS NATIONAL COHORT Shana McIver, Director of Family Engagement for Baltimore City Public Schools, and returning guest Minerva Pardo of West Valley Schools in Yakima, WA join Mike Andrews, Senior Director Leadership Development and Capacity Building for The Flamboyan Foundation ...
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ACT CENTER ON EQUITY: IN SCHOOLS & IN THE WORKFORCE

When you hear "ACT," you probably think of testing, but we're here to tell you they're so much more than that. ACT is doing excellent work on equity in both K-20 and the workplace. Hear about it from their CEO Janet Godwin, who returns to our show ...
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HOW TO MAKE HYBRID/REMOTE LEARNING A PERMANENT MODEL FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Everybody's talking about how the pandemic is going to change education and schools forever — that there's a new normal. Bradley Hellickson, Vice Principal of The Hybrid School of Innovation, part of the Corona-Norco Unified School District in California, joined us to talk about what that means for his students ...
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EQUITY AS PART OF A QUALITY SEL PROGRAM

Listen as Scott Shickler, founder and CEO of 7 Mindsets, and his guest Kelly Morrison, principal of Harris Elementary School in Decatur IL, discuss staff development and student success ...
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NCSS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES & CIVICS IN A TIME OF NATIONAL TURMOIL

NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska and association president Stephanie Wager on advocacy for social studies and civics education ...
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How EmpowerU Is Helping School Counselors & Psychologists Reach More Students

EmpowerU CEO and founder Katie Dorn talks about how her company is working to challenge the many disparities that exist in providing mental health and social support to children and families in need ...
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HOW BROKEN ARROW, OK SCHOOLS HANDLED THE COVID PIVOT

Larry's friends at Waterford never fail him when he asks them to find him an interesting district to talk to. His guest today was Kristen Henness, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at BA Public Schools ...
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Equity in Early Learning: Play & Learn Groups

This topic is coming up more and more. A report from Washington state districts on their successes with "Play and Learn" groups specifically designed for economically disadvantaged families as a first step in the spectrum of education ...
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HONORING GREAT TEACHING: THE NEA FOUNDATION

THE NEA FOUNDATION  SALUTES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION BY  HONORING GREAT TEACHING PROFESSIONALS We are honored to have three recipients of the Excellence award with us for this show: Amy Gallaway of Fairbanks, AK... Casey Keyser of Frederick, MD.... and Leila Kubesch of Norwood, OH speak of their experience and their hopes ...
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A NEW LOOK AT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & APPRENTICESHIP

When James Harvey, Executive Director of the National Superintendents Roundtable, sees a trend or a need for change in education, then we need to take a look. Listen to a great conversation on vocational education and apprenticeship ...
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A NEW APP FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Hear about a great way to teach ELLs English through topic-based courses. Max Korneev, CEO and Founder of EWA, tells us about a new app & its applications for K12 ESL students and teachers ...
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THE NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT’S CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FROM AASA

Listen as three superintendents who recently graduated from AASA's 18-month Superintendent's Certification Program discuss how they're applying what they've learned to daily situations in their districts ...
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THE URBAN ASSEMBLY & C.A.S.E. WORKING TOGETHER ON SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Two great organizations, Urban Assembly and The Council of Administrators of Special Ed, produce a synergy for SEL learning, targeting students with special needs. Listen to hear more from David Adams of UA and our dear friend Phyllis Wolfram, Executive Director of CASE ...
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THE ROLE OF RUBRICS IN THE PURSUIT OF EQUITY

Love this topic, so we thank our friends at Turnitin as we welcome their Director of Customer Engagement, Patti West-Smith, to the show ...
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THE POWER OF UNTOLD HISTORY IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION

Hear how the Kentucky Valley Education Coop, one of the most creative ESAs in the country, works with the Driving Force Institute to provide students with equitable and engaging history education ...
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LANDMARK COLLEGE: SUCCESS CONCERNING NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Landmark College in Putney, Vermont is working with companies who know that Landmark students can get the job done for them after graduation. Jan Coplan from Landmark and Michael Fieldhouse from DXC Technology discuss how these partnerships are creating equity and opportunity for students who learn differently ...
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MEET KELLI CAMPBELL, THE NEW PRESIDENT OF DISCOVERY EDUCATION

Discovery Education has big plans for 2021 and beyond, and now they have Kelli Campbell leading the way. Listen to our discussion with this great female voice of leadership in education ...
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A SNEAK PEEK OF THE CoSN ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The CoSN conference is coming up in March! CoSN has proven itself to be more important than ever with its focus on Ed Tech in this age of hybrid/remote and onsite learning. Listen to get a preview from event co-chairs Marlo Gaddis CTO of Wake County, NC schools and Steve ...
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THE CURRENT STATE OF GIFTED EDUCATION

Learn about a new report on gifted education, courtesy of our friends at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) ...
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