May – June 2021 Issue

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A CLIMATE CHANGE CURRICULUM IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Meet Nichole Berg, Portland Public Schools' Program Manager for Climate Change and Climate Justice, and Portland General's Kimberly Howard. They are working together to make a climate change curriculum available to students throughout Oregon. For more information, visit pps.net/climatejustice. Listen Here: ...
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BRINGING ABOUT EQUITY WITH ‘OPEN UP RESOURCES’

BRINGING ABOUT EQUITY WITH  'OPEN UP RESOURCES' :We need all the resources we can get, especially now, so meet Jessica  Sliwerski  of OUR and  and how it can help you and students NOW in our COVID crisis and beyond ...
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ACCESS & EQUITY IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

ACCESS & EQUITY  IN SCIENCE EDUCATION : Meet my friends from Vernier who are working daily to create science education for multi-lingual, English Learning students LEARN ABOUT AND PLEASE JOIN THE AMERICAN CONSORTIUM FOR EQUITY IN EDUCATION...READ OUR ONLINE JOURNAL "ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIAND & EQUITY (AC&E) ..ALL AT WWW.ACE-ED.ORG ...
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A GREAT OPPORTUNITY NOW TO IMPROVE STEM AND COMPUTER SCIENCE ACCESS

   IGNITE MY FUTURE : This is cool. TATA Consultancy Services, the huge worldwide corporation, is working with Discovery Education to improve STEM  access and computer science education...with great programs  all the time and now in COVID crisis LEARN ABOUT AND PLEASE JOIN THE AMERICAN CONSORTIUM FOR EQUITY IN EDUCATION...READ ...
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A FREE VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE APRIL 7-11 FOCUSED ON SPECIAL NEEDS

A FREE VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE APRIL 7-11 FOCUSED ON SPECIAL NEEDS :   This is called Kidskintha  and it is being produce out of India  by our guest, conference founder  Devishoba Chandramouli. This is a conference that is vitally important for special education teaching  in these crazy days of COVID ...
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A VISIT WITH RAPIDES PARISH, LOUISIANA SCHOOLS

It'll be a great conversation as kids still need to learn .... with Rapides'  Director of Middle and Magnet Education, Brandy Lawrence and from Discovery Ed, , Stephanie Workman. Discover is still working daily through the crisis helpoing with online events etc at discoveryeducation.com/events.  ALSO PLEASE ENJOY OUR ONLINE JOURNAL ...
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ENSURING EQUITY AND PRIVACY IN A CHANGING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

The Challenge of online learning was always there, now tracking students using it is more important than ever. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CatchOn remains committed to helping school districts gain insight and track student engagement on applications students are using on district devices both inside and outside school ...
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DYSLEXIA AND CREATIVITY

DYSLEXIA AND CREATIVITY :  Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Landmark College, Ken Gobbo, a world renowned dyslexia expert and author of the recent book from Cambridge Scholars "Dyslexia & Creativity" is our guest ...
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A LOOK AT SCHOOL BOARDS AND DISTRICT GOVERNANCE

 A LOOK AT SCHOOL BOARDS and IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES : Highly recommended to me from N.D Sate Supt Kirsten , our guest AJ Crabill is a well known expert and consultant . An education reformer, he recenty served as the Texas Education Agency's Deputy Commissioner for Governance PLEASE ENJOY  OUR ...
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A COSN SHOW: MANAGING YOUR DISTRICT ED TECH DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS

CoSN's annual national conference was scheduled for this past week and, of course, was cancelled in light of events. There will now be a virtual conference for all in May. More on that later. In the meantime, they have excellent advice for Ed Tech Directors who are dealing the COVID ...
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CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

As you prepare to teach again, albeit online while the crisis lingers, there are lots of resources available to you. Listen to this show to hear what Discovery Education is offering. Listen to the interview below: ...
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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING DAY ….MARCH 27th

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING DAY  ....MARCH 27th with one oif its creators  Dave Adams of New York City Schools and The Urban Assembly ...
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PresenceLearning Offers Teletherapy Platform for Students/Teachers

PresenceLearning Offers Teletherapy Training and Online Therapy Platform to Help Special Education Teams Continue Serving Students During COVID-19 School Closures Offering includes professional development training on teletherapy best practices, access to the leading teletherapy platform specifically built for K-12 students with special needs, parent resources, and technical support during school ...
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CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION DURING THE COVID CRISIS

DISCOVERY IS ON YOUR SIDE. AS YOU PREPARE TO TEACH AGAIN, ALBEIT ONLINE WHILE THE CRISIS LINGERS , THERE ARE LOTS OF RESOURCES OUT THERE FoR YOUR STUDENTS AND YOU.. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER ...
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A COSN SHOW: MANAGING YOUR DISTRICT ED TECH DURING THIS COVID 19 CRISIS

A CoSN show with Pete Just , CoSN Board Chair  and aCTO in Indiana and Amy Mclaughlin of CoSN;s Cybersecurity Initiative Team on  MANAGING YOUR DISTRICT ED  TECH DURING THIS COVID 19 CRISIS ...
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THE POWER OF PLACE BASED EDUCATION

THE POWER OF PLACE BASED EDUCATION : Its all about  authentic learning  with renowned expert Tom VanderArk. His new book  "The Power of Place" is recently published ...
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RURAL EDUCATION

RURAL EDUCATION  WITH NREA Executive Director Allen Pratt updates us on issues and upcoming events in this under-served area  ...
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THE CHALLENGE OF EQUITY WITHIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS

THE CHALLENGE OF EQUITY WITHIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS Our guest is Ary Amerikaner VP of PreK-12 Policy at EdTrust.org who wrote a brilliant column for the New York Times on this subject. Don't miss this one ...
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EDWEB.NET SURVEY RESULTS ON TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

EDWEB.NET  SURVEY RESULTS ON TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Edweb founder and CEO Lisa Schmucki on how edWeb makes a difference to teachers and students nationwide ...
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PREVIEWING THE MAGNET SCHOOLS OF AMERICA CONFERENCE

PREVIEWING THE MAGNET SCHOOLS OF AMERICA  CONFERENCE Coming up in Vegas , Magnet Schools stand for Equity of Learning and Accessibility for all. Our guest is MSA Executive Director Todd Mann ...
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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT…ONE ISSUE AT A TIME

Carl Narlesky, School Improvement Office for the Hope AR district is our guest and Thank you Waterford Institute for finding Carla for us.   ...
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VENDORS HELPING DISTRICTS FIND FUNDING FOR PRODUCTS VIA RFPMATCH.COM

YES, YOU CAN NOW AFFORD THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOUR DISTRICT NEEDS ...Meet The Funding Doctor,Dr Paula Love, founder of RFPMatch.com , a excellent and unique service helping companies out there find funds for their district clients to use. You'll also meet Julane Whipple who has learned the value of RFPMatch ...
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EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ED TECH INDUSTRY

EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ED TECH INDUSTRY : ​We welcome Jill Abbott , Managing Director of ETIN and SIIA Director of Ed Policy,  Sara Kloek​ at SIIA ...
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an NAGC presentation : NATIONAL POLICY AND ADVOCACY FOR GIFTED EDUCATION

an NAGC presentation NATIONAL POLICY AND ADVOCACY FOR GIFTED EDUCATION  John Segota, NAGC Executive Director is here along  with special guest,  Cheryl McCullough, State Representative, NAGC Board of Directors and Supervisor of Gifted Services, Arlington County Schools, VA... about the guidelines, the funding  out there currently and advocacy for more ...
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EQUITY VIA CULTURALLY AND HISTORICALLY RESPONSIVE LITERACY IN SCHOOLS

CULTIVATING GENIUS: AN EQUITY FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURALLY AND HISTORICALLY RESPONSIVE LITERACY : From our friends at Scholastic, we happily have as our guest renowned author and education expert,  Dr Gholdy Muhammed of Georgia State. She'll discuss her book of the same title as the show  ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN TEACHING PRACTICE

an ASCD Show  .The .EMPOWER 2020  conference is around the corner  : THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN TEACHING PRACTICE ... Learn how to your forces of influence with author and thinker and returning guest, Fred Ende who will also give you some great insights about the upcoming conference ...
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PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN UTAH with STATE SUPT DR. SYDNEE DICKSON

a CCSSO presentation    PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN UTAH with very special guest STATE  SUPT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION DR. SYDNEE DICKSON  .... along with another special guest, Ms Tiffany Stanley, Utah's  State Board Chief of Staff we'll discuss how this goes hand in hand with their Portrait of a Graduate program ...
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MAKING EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS ACCESSIBLE: LEARNING MATERIALS AND THE ROAD TO ACCESSIBILITY

Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility at MacMillan, tells us how the company makes it all come together to build access for all. Listen to the interview below: NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS A MINOR TECH CHALLENGE ABOUT 20 MINUTES IN, SO THERE MAY BE A SHORT GAP ...
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An AASA Show HONORING PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2020​

An AASA Show  HONORING PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2020​ : This is Public Schools Week 2020 A number of educators are participating in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, February 26, on the critical roles public schools play in our society. Today’s program will feature two distinguished individuals from the ...
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SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNICATION AND THE ROAD TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY

A fantastic conversation with Heidi Otero, Director of Communications of the Arizona School Boards Association and Rich Bagin, NSPRA Executive Director. Listen to the interview below: ...
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