April-June 2018

JUNE 2018
SCHOOL-COMMUNITY BASED ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS
 & ASSESSMENT
Listen to nationally recognized expert & founder of Test Sense,John Tanner. 
Learn about the unintended consequences & how to fix them.Thank you, Fresh Grade
 
“CTE ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP:
10 THINGS TO KNOW IN YOUR FIRST YEAR
The new book from ACTE &  NOCTI with authors Delmas Watkins,  John Foster and Clyde Hornberger
 
 
 
GIFTED TEACHING
You’re gonna’ love this show with NAGC as their guest is Jake  Allen, teacher in Huntsville AL
 and a recent contestant in this year’s Jeopardy Teacher Tournament.
 
 
HOW TO BUILD GREAT  EDUCATORS
A real treat, we have SNHU Dean of Education Ray McNulty on their programs and partnerships
 
 
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH 
DISABILITIES TO EXPLORE STEM  
Dr. Greg Firn is my guest. Greg, a former Superintendent is now COO of RoboKind , 
a company devoted to all children with a special expertise that helps challenged students
A DEEP LOOK AT TITLE l
Thank you Waterford for bringing us Federal Policy expert  Charles Blaschke
 
A VISIT WITH LANDMARK COLLEGE 
Landmark College is exclusively for students who learn differently including Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, etc. President Peter Eden is my guest.
THE ILA STANDARDS FOR THE PREPARATION OF
 LITERACY PROFESSIONALS
Professors Diane Kern & Autumn Dodge on how the 
updated standards reflect equity and diversity, etc
EVERY STUDENT DESERVES A GREAT COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
 I couldn’t agree more in a computer age. The Computer Science Teachers Association brings us  CT-based computer science educator/advocate  Chinma Uche. She comes to us with an unbelievable science & computer education background
MAGNET SCHOOLS: THE VISION
Thanks to Magnet Schools of America, we have theirExecutive Director Todd Mann &
 the Supt of Mt Airy (NC) schools, Dr. Kim Morrison. 
EDUCATION PLUS: 
90 YEARS OF EMPOWERING EDUCATORS IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA
Dr.Paul Ziegler, Executive Director of Ed Plus… in a digital transition working with Discovery Ed
THE TEACHER POWER OF BOARD CERTIFICATION
Board certified Wisconsin Educator  Lyman Elliott on teacher activism in Wisconsin and the 
growing need to certify more educators as a marker of true professionalism
Five Roles and Mindsets that ignite Positive Change in Schools with
 ASCD authors  Alissa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson
 
 
 

TEACHER TRAVEL PROGRAMS: A TRIP TO QATAR…..and more

The Qatar Foundation has teamed up with GEEO, The Global Exploration for Educators Organization .

 They’re planning a trip to Qatar for educators…and we’ll talk about all their work  during the show.

LISTEN HERE

 

 

ALL ABOUT READING & LITERACY WORLDWIDE
Rick Smith, CEO and Jule McCombes-Tollis, Chief Academic Officer are  my guests. 
IDA is a first time guest..and there will be many more shows.
 
 
 
 
We have the author and the leading expert on compliance, Linette Attai.
 A must listen for school district leaders.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NORTH DAKOTA: CREATING AN EQUITABLE SYSTEM FOR ALL STUDENTS
Thank you ,CCSSO for bringing N.D.’s  State Superintendent  Kristen Baesler
SCHOOL COUNSELORS
PREVIEW THE 2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE  
Find out why LA in July will be a great experience with ASCA’s Director of Education and Training Jen Walsh

ASCD:  THE PATHWAYS TO EQUITY CONFERENCE

Learn about the June conference with Emily Davis, ASCD’s Director of Educator Engagement

LISTEN HERE

 

 

WHOLE CHILD EDUCATION:
SAVING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Returning guest Mike Hynes, Superintendent of Patchogue-Medford schools in NY is a great thought leader  on Potential Based and Whole Child education
 CREATING A VIBRANT CULTURE OF STEM
We’re heading over to Richardson TX and speaking to Supt. Dr. Tabitha  Branum to 
discover all the great thing she and her team are doing in the district. 
AN EXPLORATION OF MICRO CREDENTIALING, ACCESS AND EQUITY
HAPPENING JUST BEFORE ISTE IN CHICAGO:
Our good friends Bruce Umpstead and Wayne Skipper join conference organizer Noah Geisel.
Badges are cool and important…a very worthwhile listen
THE STATE OF SOCIAL STUDIES 2018
NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska  with Board member Mary Ellen Daneels 
and Utah Social Studies educator  Robert Austin
BOZEMAN , MT SCHOOLS & PROTECTING STUDENT PRIVACY
Linnette Attai of Playwell LLC, Tech expert Tom Unwin join Bozeman’s Tech Director Brad Somers
Thank you ,CoSN
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MAY 2018
HOW LIVE, ONLINE TEACHERS FULFILL CRITICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSIONS 
Academic service needs grow and districts need even more qualified educators. 
Find out how East Moriches NY school superintendent Dr. Charles Russo handled the challenge with  help from iTutor….iTutor’s COO Steve Pines will be joining the conversation.
THE CROSS CURRICULAR ‘CSI FORENSIC ‘ UNIT IN DRIGGS, IDAHO SCHOOLS
I learned about this at ASCD where the teaching team presented. Breaking down the silos,
 getting the community involved and getting the kids engaged….who could ask for anything more. We’ve got the teaching team as our guests

THE  AASA URBAN ACADEMY

with Morcease Beasley, Superintendent Clayton County (Ga.) Public Schools & Rupak Gandhi, Superintendent, Fargo (N.D.) Public Schools. AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched distinct partnerships with Howard University and the University of Southern California to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas.The leadership program is designed to prepare individuals for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban settings. Two of the latest graduates from the program include our guests.

 INTERVENTION !  REACHING STRUGGLING READERS
Thanks to our friends at Waterford Institute, we have with us  Dr. Gayle White-Wallace, the Director of Pre-K and The Standards Administrator of ELA/Literacy, Reading & Social Studies at NY’s Mount Vernon School District
The UTEACH INSTITUTE
MAKING GREAT STEM TEACHERS
There’s a national UTEACH consortium of colleges making great STEM educators. 
Represented today are The University of Houston, University of Kansas and The University of Texas in Austin
Board certification is so important for all educators and NBPTS is the group that does the certifying.  Today we’ll be talking with Rich Klein, NBPTS Communications Director and his special guest  Sabrina Gates, Executive Director of The Center for Technology and Education in Hillsborough County, FL.
A VERY SPECIAL SHOW
EDUCATORS FROM PUERTO RICO  UNIVERSITIES
CREATING A ‘ DISASTER PEDAGOGY’ CURRICULUM
How do we teach our children after a disaster like the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico, tornadoes everywhere, floods in Houston, etc. We have  Professors Ricia Anne Chansky and Edward G. Contreras Santiago and award winning author Marci Densiuk on dealing with these terrible situations and creating a way to teach children about how to deal with it all
From USAD, National Director Joyce Swanson and our good friend from AESA, Executive Director Joan Wade
ENSURING EQUITY FOR ALL STUDENTS 
From Cedar Hill ISD in Texas , we have Superintendent Billy Snow,
 a former Elementary school Principal of the Year. Thank you Fresh Grade for this introduction
THE NEW DAILY MATH FLUENCY PROGRAM
From our old friends at ETA Hand2Mind, we have Golden Apple award winning educator,
 Lindsey Petlak to explain this exciting new product
LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL RURAL COLLEGE ACCESS & SUCCESS SEMINAR
Thank yoU , Executive Director Allen Pratt of NREA  for this show on rural workforce development aligning with K-12 to end the skills gap.
THE ED-FI ALLIANCE & SETDA
SETDA‘s Execuitve Director Tracy Weeks is joined by ED-FI‘s Maureen Wentworth.
Ed-FI is a non-profit that empowers educators with comprehensive data
 that is secure, accurate and actionable  
SOME GREAT THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 
We have leading expert and author Vicki Gibson and from Newmark Learning,
VP Eileen Hillebrand
HELPING  ENGLISH TEACHERS PERSEVERE!
Great show title from NCTE  with guests, authors Professors Leila Christenbury 
and Ken Lindblom on “Continuing the Journey” for seasoned professionals 
INCLUSION !  
MAINSTREAMING SPECIAL ED IN THE CLASSROOM
THE AACTE SPECIAL EDUCATION TASKFORCE
 AACTE  brings us Dr Renee Roselle from UCONN, Dr Deborah Reed from U North Florida with 
AACTE’s Amanda Lester  & Dr Jane West
GIFTED EDUCATION: THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP AT ADVANCED LEVELS 
From Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, we have Dr . Jonathan Plucker.
 Dr. Plucker is  also President-Elect of The National Association for Gifted Children 
IDENTIFYING SCHOOL SUPPORT NEEDS  AND THE ‘GET GO’ PROCESS
Returning guest Dr. Howie Knoff on identifying MTSS “Multi-Tiered School Support” Needs.
 
 
 
 
 
SCHOOL FACILITIES: 
MANAGING THE BALANCE BETWEEN  SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY USE
I always love doing shows with my friends at Facilitron. This is a subject too long overlooked. 
This time Jeff Benjamin brings with him  former AASA Supt of the Year 
Phil Lanoue who is a great guest whenever he comes on. 
They’ll talk about their new “White Paper” on the subject.

 

 
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
We have one of the experts with us, Dr. Fraser Shein of Quillsoft on Universal Design for Learning
 and how AT has grown
ILA Choices” Reading List
Putting Quality Lit  into the Hands of All
Paying increased attention to diversity: Race, Culture, Abilities, Gender with 
 Terrilynn Lebel Cheney from Maine’s Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing &  Julie Scullen of Anoka-Henderson MN schools, former member of ILA’s Board of Directors  and former Pres of MN Reading Association
 
DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE 
GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF CERTIFIED TEACHERS
TEACH NOW is an amazing company I met at the AACTE Conference.
Founder  Dr. Emily Feitstritzer  has been revolutionizing teacher education for over 40 years is our guest.
 
 
 
 
MAKING DIGITAL CONTENT ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
with special guests NWEA’s Director of Accessibility Brian Tosky and Dr. Elizabeth Barker, their Accessibility Lead . We’ll talk on the importance of Universal Design and much much more
 
 
PREPARING TEACHERS FOR IMPORTANT & 
CHALLENGING LEADERSHIP ROLES IN SCHOOLS 
From “The Witch City” in Massachusetts, Salem State U  Professors Jacy Ippolito 
and Megin Charner-Laird on their new certificate program
 
Dr. Robert McLaughlin , Executive Director, is our guest.The Collaborative works
 with communities to close the digital divide for low income learners.
THE CONVERGENCE OF CONSUMER &
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS
with Dr. Tracy Gray of The American Institutes for Research & The Center on Technology and Disability on integrating technology with the best strategies for educating students
COSN’S ‘EMPOWERED SUPERINTENDENT INITIATIVE”
Supt. Ann Linson of East Noble School Corporation in Indiana and 
Supt Mike Winstead of Maryville, TN join Ann McMullan representing COSN
Educator Voice from Smartbrief
with Smartbrief Editor’s Choice Content Award Winner
Matt Miller, Indiana Educator, blogger and author
EMPOWERING NEW TEACHERS THROUGH 
CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION
Another Smartbrief winner, California’s Lisa Michelle Dabbs, founder 
of the New Teacher Chat and Professor at University of La Verne
EXPLORING THE PUBLIC ROLE OF THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL
NAESP’s Ass’t Executive Director,Danny Carlson is our guest
A LOOK AT SPECIAL EDUCATION TODAY
and Laurie VanderPloeg, the President of The Council for Exceptional Children
 CATHOLIC EDUCATION : SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
There’s a great schedule for Catholic School educators from NCEA.
Learn all about it
ED TECH AND THE FULL LEARNING CYCLE 
Waterford Institute’s COO Andy Myers join us  on engaging the 
entirety of education; students, family, teachers and administration
 
 
 
THE “NEXT GENERATION SCHOLARS” PROGRAM OF
with Brian Dulay Executive Director of The Roundtable. Work with your business community!!
 
 
A CULTURE OF S.T.E.A.M. EDUCATION IN JANESVILLE WI SCHOOLS
Always promoting equitable education for every student through “Janesville Promises”,we have Stephen Pophal, Janesville Supt. and Josh Truman from Discovery Education   who is working with the district to explain it all
 
 
 
INTEGRATING GROWTH MINDSET IN K-6
Thank you Newmark Learning  for bringing author and professor Dr. Rosanne Kurstedt, 
Assoc. Director of  READ East Harlem/Hunter College
 
 
 
Authors Bill Sommers and Diana Zimmerman join us on having the right conversation at the right time.
 
 
 
 Creating a partnership of the entire community to bring about STEM Education in an organized manner
 
 
ED TECH ,EQUITY AND THE POWER OF USER EXPERIENCE
Ed Tech expert Sean Oakes of The Backpack Interactive 
and SOS Brooklyn is our guest
 
A LOOK AT MANAGING AND CREATING  INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING
Teachers working together  to build better learning. Who’s in charge and how
 is it done successfully with educator, blogger and thought leader Starr Sackstein
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 APRIL 2018
ED TECH WITH SETDA
QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS YOU CAN USE 
SETDA  Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox is joined by Utah educator
 Alan Griffin, currently Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah Sate DOE
 
 
 
BRING THE SKY INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
STEM expert Professor Billy Hix returns with tips on science curriculum and using astronomy in your class , even in daylight hours. Every show with Billy Hix is a great one! Treat yourself and listen.
 
 
 
HOW HIGH THE BAR?
TRULY MEASURING  U.S. EDUCATION AGAINST OTHER NATIONS
Two great guests…Jim Harvey from The National Supt’s Roundtable and the 
Supt of Patchogue Medford (NY) Schools , Michael Hynes
 
CONTINUOUS  IMPROVEMENT
 PORTFOLIOS AND AN EQUAL PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
Thank you Fresh Grade for bringing us the wisdom and experience of 
 Dr. Sean Scott, Ass’t Supt. of Medford TX ISD
 
 
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE 
IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM OF TODAY 
A real treat calling from The American School of Tegucigalpa Honduras, we have educator  Michelle Lagos…thanks to our friends at The Computer Science Teachers Association where she was the first person of Latin American heritage to serve on the board
 
 
EMPOWER STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
  Our good friend Bruce Umpstead of ScaleUp Education Partners is joined by Eric Butash of The Highlander Institute.The Highlander Institute is an education non-profit organization focused on researching, developing, and disseminating innovative methods to improve outcomes for all learners 

 

 
LEARN ABOUT THE
NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
A terrific conference coming to  Lake Buena Vista Florida June 13-15.
 Explaining it all is LSI’s CEO Michael Toth. Its all about THE POWER OF YOU”
 
 
ISTE on  IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
Ed Tech expert Jaime Donally , author of “Learning Transported, is my guest
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF
Teacher Christina Torres, an 8th Grade English Teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has worked with Teach For America, Hope Street Group, the Center for Teacher Quality, and Teaching Tolerance.  on her award winning post
 
CONNECTING THE DOTS
IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES WITH GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN 
Two Instructional Technologists from Ozarks Technical Community College join us , They use a product called COURSETUNE which is getting rave reviews  nationwide , allowing K-20 educators  to design proper learning. It is very very cool and your district needs to know about it..
 
 
 
 
an AASA show
THE AASA DIGITAL CONSORTIUM..APRIL 19-21 IN ST. LOUIS
 AASA’s Digital Consortium is co-chaired by
 IL Superintendents Mike Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak. 
We’ll focus on the critical importance of digital learning and mobilizing school supts 
 in creating E Leaning environments
 
 
 
A HALLMARK OF PROFESSIONALISM  IN SCHOOL COMMUNICATION:
EARNING ACCREDITATION
Every district needs a professional communications officer in an age of family engagement and financial pressures. We have ring  Rich Bagin and Karen Kleinz and Jennifer Landes of NSPRA, The National School Public Relations Association, to explain it all.  
 
 
IT’S POETRY MONTH 
Thank you NCTE for bringing us Huntersville, NC AP Lit educator  Melissa Smith and her students.Melissa is the creator of the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag
Poetry’s cool. Have no fear. Enjoy the show and 
 
 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE
FINDING SUCCESS THE FIRST YEAR: 
A SURVIVORS GUIDE FOR NEW TEACHERS 
Ann Arbor, MI educator Matt Johnson, a Smartbrief award winning blogger ….
 an expert on improving writing instruction is my guest
 
an ASCD show
Developing Educator Capacity within Schools and Systems with author Eleanor Drago-Severson
RETHINKING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 
ASCD authors Dr. Brent Duckor and Dr. Carrie Holmberg of the new book, 
7 High Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning
 
GLOBAL EDUCATION, THE QATAR FOUNDATION 
AND STUDENTS WORKING WORLDWIDE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Students from the US and Qatari students met in Doha for a sustainability conference called  YALLAH C2A. The kids loved it.
 We’ve got students involved to talk about their sustainability proposals and ideas.
 
 
 
 
The Mathical Book Prize aims to share books which inspire a love of math in the everyday world. Each year’s winners and honor books join a selective and ever-growing list of fiction and non-fiction titles for kids of all ages Math professor from the University of Wisconsin in Madison Dr Jordan Ellenberg and Kirsten Bohl  of The Mathematical Sciences Outreach Institute join us to discuss the winning titles 
 
 
 
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL CTE
An ACTE show presented by iCEV  featuring  the CTE Director of Peoria  schools in AZ
 Patti Beltram and ACTE’s Steve DeWitt
 
PROPER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LEADS TO
 NEW FUNDING IN SAN JOSE SCHOOLS
How they’re doing it is explained by ESUHSD. org Assistant Supt of Business Services Marcus Battle. Thank you Facilitron for the introduction
 
 
THE ASCA FINALISTS FOR
SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR 
 Congratulations to my guests
Colorado’s Cassie Poncelow of Fort Collins , 
Crystal Brewer from Pinola, MS 
and Geoff heckman from Platte City, MO
ALL ABOUT MAGNET SCHOOLS
Todd Mann, the Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America, joins us. 
 
starring  the Founder and Chief Academic Officer  of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative, the one and only Jon Bergman
 
 
NURTURING THE QUIET KIDS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Returning guest , whole child , connected educator Chrissy Romano,  on balancing social emotional learning  and advocating for those quiet kids, lessons learned  after  25 years in the classroom.
 
PROTECTING STUDENT DATA PRIVACY
Huge topic as ed tech expands. Thanks to guest Bruce Umpstead, 
and Education Daily reporter  Emily Brown
 
 
PBS: HELPING TO CREATE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS K-12 IN GEORGIA
Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Director of Education Laura Evans is joined by 
Discovery Education’s Kelly Hines, the Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 
talking about their very unique partnership.
 
 
 
 
GET TO KNOW DISRUPT ED TV
Champions for students have started a new service for educators. Guests are the founder ,
longtime NJ educator Rich Allen and Michele Hill, World Language and
 Special ed educator, consulting to Disrupt ED.
 
 
  
ITS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH
The gang from AASL is here to help your school celebrate….including Library Month Chair Jillian Ehlers  from Queens, NY, Steve Yates , AASL prez, the one and only Sylvia Knight Norton, AASL Exec. Director and  AASL Prez-elect Kathryn Root Lewis 
LITERACY COACHING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 
ILA brings us Dr. Jacy Ippolito from Salem MA State University, Chair of the Secondary and Higher Ed Department  and Dr. Rita Bean, Professor Emerita from the U of Pittsburgh on the specialized role of Literacy Coach
 
E SPORTS IN EDUCATION…STEM
In addition to Friday Night Lights, you need to know about E sports for your school , focusing on what Orange County CA has done with  UC-Irvine Professor of Informatics Constance Steinkueler , Gerald Solomon of the Samueli Foundation and  also Head of School at Samueli Academy , Anthony Saba are my guests. 

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