AC&E/Equity & Access Online Journal
June – July 2020 Issue

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ARTICLES


INDUSTRY NEWS


PODCASTS

CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH HISTORY & GOVERNMENT

The ex social studies teacher in Larry Jacobs always comes out when he does a show like this. Meet Patrick Riccards of The Driving Force Institute and hear about the untold stories you won't find in any textbook. Great stuff in coordination with the University of Southern California's Rossier School ...
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A RURAL ED SERVICE AGENCY’S ROLE IN EQUITY & SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

One of the best and most active ESA's out there, KVEC services the "hollers" and school districts of rural Eastern Kentucky... and what a job they do. Listen as they discuss new projects they are highlighting and the challenges of this crazy year in rural education regarding equity, learning, and ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY CURRICULUM WITH INDUSTRY VOICE

Catherine MacKay, president and COO of Amplify is all about equity and quality, and so is her company. Learn about the work they're doing here ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH-QUALITY CURRICULUM IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Dr. Angela Watson, Senior Fellow of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, discusses the role of parents and tells us about a great resource for them ...
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SPECIAL ED AND COVID… HOW THEY INTERSECT

Hear from Dr. Alecia Mobley, District Director of Special Education at Richfield MN Public Schools, on what this year has been like, what she's learned so far throughout the school year, and what still needs to done ...
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NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

Landmark College's Jan Coplan and the Social Impact Practice Leader of DXC Technology, Michael Fieldhouse, discuss empowering students with autism as they make career choices ...
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HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS AFFECTING TEENS AND LEARNING

One of our favorite guests, renowned school psychologist and President of Project Achieve Dr. Howie Knoff, discusses how social media is impacting learning for teens ...
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SCHOOL / COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS: NEW LEADERSHIP AT NSPRA

Our great friend Rich Bagin is retiring as NSPRA Executive Director after 29 years and introducing us to the new Executive Director Barbara Hunter. We'll miss ya, Rich.... and welcome, Barbara! ...
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CULTIVATING EFFECTIVE PARENT/TEACHER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We welcome the CEO of ClassTag Vlada Lotkina who, with her company, is on a mission to help parents become partners in their children's education. There's a right way to do it! ...
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LEADING THROUGH ALL FACETS OF A PANDEMIC

Dr. Lori Koerner, a New York based administrator, talks about the role of parents, administrators and teachers during the pandemic era... and the character traits necessary to be an effective leader ...
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GREAT TIPS FOR ONLINE TEACHING AHEAD OF THE GRE, GMAT, SAT & ACT

Listen to Dennis Yim, a veteran Kaplan teacher who's an expert at engaging students online, as he discusses preparing students for the GRE, GMAT, SAT and ACT ...
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Crayola Education Director on the Value of Creativity in Difficult Times

Crayola has been with us through everything, and they're with us now. Thank you Cheri Sterman, Education Director at Crayola, for sharing how the company is working with schools to engage learners' creativity during these challenging times ...
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CREATING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

They needed to make it work, they got it done, and it is working. Enjoy the success story from Peter Finch, Assistant Superintendent at West Valley School District in Washington state, who is joined by Family Engagement Coordinator Minerva Pardo and Migrant Family Coordinator Don Bender ...
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A SUSTAINABLE & SAFE CLASSROOM THROUGH & POST COVID

School design firm Fielding International has a plan for environmental safety and sustainability now and in the future, all through the eyes of architects and classroom designers. Meet VS Furniture Craig Harvey, who discusses what they're working on, and read their 40-page manual on the subject here ...
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A CONVERSATION WITH THE BEHAVIOR HUB ON BRAIN-BASED EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Lauren Spigelmyer, Hub founder and UPenn professor, talks about brain-based emotional and behavior regulation ...
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NEBRASKA’S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ON EDUCATION DURING A TIME OF SOCIAL CHANGE

A CCSSO show: we thank our friends at The Council of Chief State School Officers for bringing us Nebraska's Commish, Dr. Matthew Bloomstedt, now also President of CCSSO's Board of Directors ...
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GREAT FREE VIDEOS AND LESSONS FROM IZZIT.ORG

Izzit is a terrific company offering a tremendous service to k-12 educators nationwide. Susan Gable, their Director of Education and Dr. Dean Graziano, their VP, returned to Education Talk Radio to remind every educator that there are great resources out there for the asking ...
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WHY WE NEED TO BE TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY IN OUR SCHOOLS

This is an interesting show with a different perspective. Craig Cecilio founded DiversyFund, a financial investment technology firm that helps all invest well with minimum investment. He has seen firsthand the need for greater education in this area ...
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THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY: ACT WORKS FOR EQUITY

Learn about Tina Gridiron, Vice President of ACT's Center for Equity in Learning, as she and Larry Jacobs discuss the importance of providing all students access to a rigorous, high-quality education, regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status ...
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SCHOOL LIBRARIANS: YOUR BEST RESOURCE FOR SLOWING THE COVID SLIDE

Your school librarian is a great resource all the time, but especially now. AASL President and high school librarian Kathy Carroll in Blythewood, SC is joined by Sauk Village, Illinois district librarian Danielle Baker to talk about it ...
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AN AASA SHOW: PERSONAL & CLASSROOM PLASTIC PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Excellent topic, and we thank AASA, the Superintendents Association. for bringing Tim Bolton, Vice President of North American Plastics, to our audience for a look at how the industry is meeting school district needs nationally ...
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MENTAL WELL BEING FOR ALL IN TODAY’S CLASSROOM

Learn about Sharpen, a technology platform that improves social, emotion and mental  well being for schools and communities from its founder Robin Hussa Farrell, who's joined by former superintendent and thought leader Greg Firn ...
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USING THE POWER OF SPORTS LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

U.S. bobsled gold medal winner Steve Mesler talks about his creation "Classroom Champions," now mentoring more than 25,000 students worldwide ...
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GATHERING & USING GRADUATING CLASS DATA

ACT's Shannon Hayes and Katie Gragnaniello explain how gathering and using the data on any year's graduating class allows better planning for future student learning... with a look at ACT's new program, Mosaic. This data is available at http://www.act.org/gradclass2020 ...
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ED TECH FUNDING DURING THE PANDEMIC

How are investors supporting innovation in this challenging time for education? Meet ed tech entrepreneur Brad Schiller, Co-Founder and COO of Prompt.com, and Liam Pisanso, Managing Director of Edulab Capital Partners, who discussed this topic ...
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SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF LATINX LEADERS IN EDUCATION

We are honored to welcome Colorado principal Luis Murillo, who was awarded a $10,000.00 ALAS scholarship and Linda DuBois, VP at Curriculum Associates, who is an ALAS Lifetime Achievement award winner ...
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS THE 3M YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE

Get your students involved in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Discovery Education's Lori McFarling and 3M's Denise Rutherford tell us all about it ...
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A POST-CONFERENCE VISIT WITH SPECIAL ED ADMINISTRATORS

Last week, CASE held their virtual conference. Today, we had Executive Director Phyllis Wolfram on Education Talk Radio to provide an update on special ed successes and needs now and for 2021 ...
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MAGNET SCHOOLS IN THE AGE OF COVID

Todd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America, speaks about how magnet schools are doing in these challenging times ...
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QUALITY STEM EDUCATION IS AN EQUITY ISSUE

Meet creator, entrepreneur and thought leader Braydon Moreno, one of Forbes' 2017 "30 Under 30 to Watch." He's co-founder and Director of STEM solutions for ROBO 3D, now part of Boxlight. Braydon has excellent insights on STEM education. Listen here! ...
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