April-June 2020

JUNE 2020

 DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS 

THE FIRST OF A SERIES  

A DISCOVERY DEEP DIVE ON EQUITY 

We thank our friends at Discovery for bringing these two guests onto the show… two nationally known district Superintendents, returning guest Dr Luvelle Brown , Superintendent of Ithaca, NY schools  and first time guest , Superintendent of  Reading PA schools, Dr. Khalid Mumim.

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CoSN presents 

THE STATE OF ED TECH LEADERSHIP IN 2020 

We’re always happy to welcome CoSN”s Executive Director Keith Krueger. This show Keith brings with him Pete Kozcera, Sentior Mgr of Education Strategy at CDW-G and Sean Casey, of the Ed-FI Alliance

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STEPS TOWARDS CHANGING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND INEQUITY IN OUR SCHOOLS 

Project Achieve’s Dr. Howie Knoff is back….former president of the Nat’l Ass’n of School Psychologists , a man who consults to districts natiowuide, Howie brings great insight to a tough topic.

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ADDRESSING COVID 19 IN HUTTERITE COLONY SCHOOLS 

Though many of us are more familiar with Amish and Mennonite culture, The Hutterites settled in the Northern Great Plains of the Dakotas. We, of course, have an equity obligation to teach their children and keep them healthy while learning. Superintendent Joel Bailey joins us for a discussion about his very interesting district. I want to thank Waterford Institute for setting it up.

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ONLINE LEARNING AND PROACTIVE STUDENT CARE

Our guest today is an expert in the challenges  of online learning, Elise Awwad is VP of Strategic Enrollment  at DeVry Institute  with miore than 15 years if experience  creating student centered ,engaged online  learning.

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING  NOW

PBL Works , Editor in Chief John Larmer returns to talk about this very popular pedagogy ; its effectiveness, its barriers, and great resources for those interested .

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HOW ONE DISTRICT IS PREPARING FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 

Off we go to Pennsylvania’s Daniel Boone Area School District near Reading PA  and see how they are working with vendors to prepare for any eventuality next  school year …..with their Ass’t Superintendent Preston McKnight and  Discovery’s Alissa McLean

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EQUITY AND ACCESS IN AN AGE OF BLENDED LEARNING 

From ENA and Catch On, we have Industry leader Lil Kellogg along with Monica Cougan  with guidelines to help district leaders prepare for the next school year in terms of both access to technology and real data on tech usage by teachers and students.

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CREATING LEARNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN A NEW AGE

WITH AN ANALYSIS OF CDC REQUIREMENTS DEFINING 

Fielding International experts Jay Litman and Jill Acres, designers of schools and environments for learning all over the world, look at what’s coming down the pike in terms of design and infrastructure of schools.

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WORKING WITH ESA’s IN THESE TIMES OF  PLANNING & REMOTE 

We’re heading way out west to Wyoming to their Region V BOCES for a chat with its Executive Director  Dan Mayer  on meeting the needs of several rural districts. AESA Exec Director Joan Wade joins in

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DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF EDUCATING IN TOUGH TIMES IN WORTHINGTON OHIO  

 CHALLENGES …AND OPPORTUNITIES…FACING ONE OHIO DISTRICT IN THE TIME OF COVID.

Current NSBA president Charlie Wilson , an education law Professor, sits on the School Board in Worthington OH. He’s bringing with him Supt.Dr. Trent Bowers who is managing his school district , like so many other leaders, through the pandemic.   

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an AASA show

LEADING THROUGH TIMES OF CRISIS  DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF EDUCATING IN TOUGH TIMES IN WORTHINGTON OHIO

In times of crisis, it’s critically important to meet the needs of all children. By doing so, district leaders must focus on their school culture, vision and mission more so now than ever before. It’s also important to cultivate a culture of love throughout the school community.Our guest is Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, N.Y.  

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TEACHING EQUITY IN EDUCATION IN DAYS OF SOCIAL UPHEAVAL 

Don’t miss this show because author and professor, Thought leader Gholdy Muhammed returns to talk on the subject of which she is a nationally-recognized expert on EQUITY and brings with her NYC Advanced Placement teacher  Ivelisse Ramos-Brannon,

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BRAND NEW RESEARCH ON SPECIAL EDUCATION  IN RURAL AMERICA 
The RISE2 Deeper learning Project  presents its finding based on work in rural Eastern Kentucky ..with the help of KVEC, the Kentucky Valley Educational Coop. Old friend from KVEC Drs. Jeff Hawkins and Dessie Bowling join us along with RISE2 Senior aurhtor and KVEC Consultant Dr. Will Kayatin

MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION

TRAUMA ABOUNDS THESE DAYS FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS

Meet Kevin Baird, the author and of “WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive” and Josh Knutson CEO and Co-Founder of ‘Rhithm’

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MAY 2020
REMOTE LEARNING, REMOTE P.D FROM THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER 
A return visit from Chief Learning Officer at the Center, Dr Kerry Sautner on the many offerings for all educators K12 from this valued institution about our most valued document.
THE SEVEN STAGES OF EDUCATOR RESPONSE  TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Our guest is Dr Rich Long , Executive Director of The Learning First Alliance, the organizational partnership of leading education associations.
TEACHING THE POWER OF 
EMPATHY DURING CRISIS
Each year we have an important discussion with Steven Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation, thanks to our friends at Discovery who work closely with them…about teaching with testimony…with education director Dr Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman. This is it…always such a worthwhile show. 
PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS …INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
This show is a real treat…..with first time guest from RED T Media Amy Leask with some of the most amazing curriculum ideas for kids and teacher s in an area too often overlooked. You’re gonna love Amy!
 HOW TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ….AND IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM …HERE ARE LAST WEEK’S SHOWS….
Cosn’s brilliant  guests for this show are  Larry Irving of The irving Group which broke the research on the Digital Divide ( Mr Irving is the first African American  elected to The Internet Hall of Fame)  FCC Commissioner and a leading voice in broadband expansion,
Jessica Rosenworcel. Honored to have them with us.
THE  PARTNERSHIP OF
PROGRAM”
Our friend Corey Thomas from VMM is back with another partner organization,Nest Steps…..both geared to helping K-12 youth succeed now and in the future by building awareness , confidence and acumen . 
Corey is joined  by Dana Jewel Harris, Founder and CEO of Next Steps.
MAINTAINING CLASSROOM CULTURE DURING REMOTE EDUCATION
Expert in Blended Learning and national education consultant Danielle Sullivan and  Florida based Middle School English teacher Megan Mayer give us some great insights and expertise as our new normal continues. Thank you Curriculum Associates for these experts
HIGHLIGHTING GEORGIA’S COBB COUNTY SCHOOLS 
VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
 FOR ELL TEACHERS 
Wow, great topic with  with Cobb County Assistant Superintendent Kathy Metcalfe and from our friends at Discovery Education, their Senior Director of Urban Education Partnerships, Molly Hebert Lloyd
ASTRONOMY  EDUCATION  K-12
THE GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE PROJECT
The sky’s the limit. It is….and even at home every child has it. And it is a wonder. This project has educational components built in for your class . Calling in from the project base in Chile is Valentina Rodriguez, Director of External Relations for the project.
A MUST FOR THOSE EDUCATORS INTERESTED IN ED TECH, SCHOOL NETWORKING AND STUDENT ACCESS.
 A REVIEW OF COSN’S FIRST EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
CoSN’s National Conference was scheduled for early  March in DC and, like all conferences, was cancelled due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop CoSN from getting together this past week. Conference  Co-Chairs Steve Langford  of Beaverton OR schools and Marlo Gaddis of Wake County Schools, North Carolina give us the full report.
MEETING ALL STUDENTS LITERACY NEEDS…
EVEN DURING A PANDEMIC
Hard enough to do during normal times. Meet Reading Partners.org doing their best to ensure that expert literary resources reach all families and kids in need during  this historic crisis.
THE YALE CENTER FOR DYSLEXIA & CREATIVITY
“OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA” 
2nd EDITION
A favorite guest returns, Dr Sally Shaywitz. This entertaining and learned expert talks about the new 2nd edition of her  book  with the newest scientific findings in dyslexia.
THE TURNOVER  CHALLENGE 
IN RURAL SUPERINTENDENCY’S
Thanks you to the Nat’l Rural Education Ass’n  we have Dr Barry Kamrath,, Director of School Leadership Grad Programs at University of TN, Chattanooga to talk about the continuing need for high quality,rural district  leadership.
DESIGNING LEARNING SPACES FOR THE NEW NORMAL
One of the leading school designers , Jay Litman of Fielding Int’l  return with his insights how COVID creates a new normal for now and beyond as we look carefully at Learning spaces going forward. To put it bluntly, it ain’t your daddy’s Oldsmobile anymore! Our friend from Norva Nivel School Furnishing Jolene Levin brings her insights to the show as well
VETERANS MOLDING MINDS
Taking sixty years of learning experience in the military to the nation’s classrooms, Veterans Molding Minds is an organization dedicated to school safety , student entrepreneurship/ success while building confidence with wonderful , enlightening programs
TWO  ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ON LESSONS LEARNED SO FAR FROM REMOTE TEACHING
Thank you to my friends at Curriculum Associates for finding these two educators  to speak on the challenges and the new opportunities…and the stress and the joys…of remote education during Covid times
ON-DEMAND MUSIC EDUCATION K-12
 I am so glad I am doing this show as I simply don’t do enough on Music Ed. We have the real thing….Scott Ellaway, Music educator ,author and Conductor, now at Yale Unviversity’s Jonathan Edwards College on his ideas and curriculum  for K-12 
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ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO A 
 CAREER IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
Manufacturing , Logistics and Factory work offers great STEM and income opportunities for your students and sometimes we tend to overlook this  as we educate students to enter  the workforce career ready. Meet author and expert on the subject Terry Iverson and his educator guests  on this show.
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ONLINE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY
We have an expert, Professor  and VP for Educational Research and Innovation, Dr Manju Bannerjee of Landmark College.
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EMERGING TRENDS IN VIRTUAL REALITY AND THEIR PLACE IN REMOTE LEARNING
 Lenovo’s Director of Global Education Solutions, Rich Henderson , is my guest. Rich is one smart guy and you’ll find that out for yourself as we look at E sports Virtual Reality and  things that make a difference as we move to a world  of Remote Learning .
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 MAGNET SCHOOLS AND EQUITY
KImberly Lane, Director of  Advanced Academics and maget Programs for Durham NC Schools  is the Special guest of our good friend Todd Mann , Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America on new legislation on addressing the digital divide.
A VISIT WITH  TWO GREAT SUPERINTENDENTS
MANAGING A SCHOOL DISTRICT 7 WEEKS INTO COVID AS SCHOOL STARTS TO WIND DOWN
We’re going to Chicagoland to visit with Mike Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak… and discuss how the coped with the abrupt change, how  things are going as school  winds down in May and what they are planning for the unknown future 
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SUPPORTING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS  DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS
Dr Tracy Inman , professor at Western Kentucky University ( and ‘Parent Representative  on the NAGC Board of Directors) joins John Segota, Executive Director of NAGC  with some very helpful guidelines, tips and supports for these children during these nutsy times. 
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“THE DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED MEDIA PROGRAM”
ACCESSIBLE MEDIA MATERIALS  TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOW
 Meet Cindy Camp of DCMP, a first time guest on Edutalk, as she describes the program, what it is, how it works and why it is such a valuable resource to educators
TEACHING ESL ONLINE  AND OTHER PEDAGOGICAL TIPS..
Congrats to my guest Saurabh Annand on his new Masters in TESOL from the University of Minnesota. This New Delhi Born educator and author is expert in many languages.
LOOKING BEYOND THE 
END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Good topic with Ian MCullough of TurnItIn as we all assess how the first shot at forced distance  learning and teaching needs to be evaluated…close equity gaps…and assess the integrity of student work.
NAVIGATING THE RAPID TRANSITION TO REMOTE LEARNING IN ED TECH SYSTEMICS  OF HARDWARE/SECURITY ETC
My guest Scott Friedlander of Insight Enterprises which supports K12 in the hart, but background of ed tech on the new needs of school districts during the era of COVID whihc may last a very long time.
  THE AASA LEADERSHIP NETWORK
Competent Intelligent Supportive and Caring Leadership matters NOW MORE THAN EVER…in the nation …in every state …..and in every school district. Easy to say when its abstract but it ain’t abstract anymore in COVID times. Mort Sherman and Valerie Truesdale , AASA leadership experts are my valued guests
A VISIT WITH  TWO  NSBA
NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENTS:
EDUCATION DURING COVID
 Gonna be a great conversation with current president Professor Charlie Wilson and Immediate Past President beth Branham, Esq.
LEXINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2.
WE’RE GOING TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO HEAR HOW THEY ARE DOING THESE DAYS.
The immediate return of Beth Branham, this time with her local high school high school Vice Principal Alicia Helms for  a check in on how they’re doing with the change to distance online learning and other aspects of the new education under COVID19. 

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APRIL 2020

PARENTS, DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP! 
SOME GREAT RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE
Discovery Education’s Nicole Lawn is my guest. They have great resources and great tips for helping parents during our STAY AT HOME  Covid 19 quarantine.
THE UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM OF EDUCATIONAL SPACE DESIGN
Nationally recognized school architect and designer Jay Litman is my guest with Jolene Levin of  NorvaNivel school furniture
THE ED TECH ADVOCACY AND POLICY SUMMIT 2020
A CoSN presentation : Reviewing the summit, held visrtually this year with Reg Leighty, Lil Kellogg, John Harrington, thee experts in ed tech in a time when we need it now more than ever.
TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES ONLINE
My favorite subject, taught it for years….and in an election year its more important than ever,. Our guests are Larry Paska Executive Director of NCSS and the association president Tina Haefner with special guest NCSS Technology Chair, Nick Lawrence, from the East Bronx Academy of the Future
LITERACY AND THE NEW NORMAL
 From Reading Horizons we have President/CEO Tyson Smith and his special guest, award winning educator Sandra Halley, winner of the Charlotte Lockhardt Literacy award
 EdSPACES  THE SCHOOL FACILITIES CONFERENCE AND THE SCHOOL BOND NETWORK
SchoolBondNetwork is the first comprehensive, online database tracking K12 bond–funded capital improvement projects in the United States, 
THE REAL TIME LIVING HISTORY CURRICULUM
My guest is Dr Hope Umansky and her movement to Mission Centered  initiatives in these crazy times of COVID with a very timely show.
LEARN ABOUT GRACKLE DOCS
CREATING  ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Communications to all matters right now. Grackle Docs ‘ Jeff Mills and Graham Barker will be joined by Valerie Hull of  of Barbers Hill ISD near Houston
THE REMOTE LEARNING PLATFORM OF THE STAR AUTISM NETWORK
How important is this for these kids in your district. Need I say more? Listen to training director  Kara Magee-Arick.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN THE AGE OF
REMOTE EDUCATION/DISTANCE LEARNING
Dr Sheldon Berman, our special guest,  is a leading expert on bringing SEL into a district curriculum having been Supt of Schools in Eugene OR, Jefferson County KY, Hudson Public Schools  in Massachusetts and now Andover MA. He is an author on social responsibility in schools as well
SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS NOW!!! 
Again, need I say more??? A very important show from NSPRA  with Executive Director Rich Bagin and NSPRA President Kelly Avants, she of Clovis CA schools
WHATS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CANADIAN EDUCATION ….IT ALL ABOUT EQUITY AND ACCESS THERE TOO 
with Robert Martellacci of Mindshare Learning who has his finger on the pulse of Canadian schools and technology.
 McLANE GLOBAL DELIVERING MEALS TO RURAL CHILDREN  IN WAKE OF COVID 19 CRISIS
That’s why McLane Global, a leading food and logistics company, is calling on rural school districts to sign up for home delivery of free meals through the Emergency Meals-To-You Partnership. Eligible participants can get more information and enroll at www.MealsToYou.org
THE ROLE OF THE EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCIES NATIONWIDE IN COVID 19 TIMES OF REMOTE LEARNING
Listen to AESA’s Dr. Joan Wade,, Glenn Morris, Exec. Dir of The Center for Interactive learning  and Collaboration and  Jan Zanetis , an expert on the use of video technologies in education.
DISRUPTIVE  INNOVATION, 
COVID 19 AND EDUCATION
Coping tools with Dr Howie Knoff of Project Achieve , past preseident of the National Association of School Psychologists basing this show on his blog post about the work of Dr. Clayton Christensen 
RE-THINKING READING WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DURING THE COVID CRISIS
Our friends from Benetech make an important return visit…important for all teachers, both general education and special education .
MEET CCSSO TEACHER OF THE YEAR
 RODNEY ROBINSON
Here’s to you Mr Robinson, who teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center, a 6-12 school inside  the Richmond Juvenile Jail.
WORKING TO CORRECT INEQUITIES OF ACCESS IN K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS
A very important show about how those companies invoLved in internet access are working so hard to make sure that in the future , meaning asap, every student is connected.
MAKING IT WORK IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION  FEATURING THE CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE
A look at whats happening  during this Covid era in terms of learning and assessment. My thanks to Curriculum Associates for help with this show

SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY FOR RURAL STUDENTS  DURING THE COVID CRISIS

MEET CCSSO TEACHER OF THE YEAR
 RODNEY ROBINSON
Dreama Gentry, Executive Director of Partners for Education at one of my favorite higher ed institutions, a place everybody needs to know and love, Berea College. No surprise to me that they’re supporting education for all during this chaotic time.
A VISIT WITH A 6TH GRADER, LEARNING AT HOME 
DURING THE COVID CRISIS IN EDUCATION
You’ll meet and hear the point of view of Ms.Tannah Levin at home now with her mom Jolene , President of Norva Nivel US,( the school furniture company) and 2 sisters and a brother at home.  Quite a handful around her.. Lets hear from an actual kid during all this craziness.
HIGH QUALITY PRE-SCHOOL
 IN A RURAL SETTING
 Madison Grant United School Corp  in Indiana is engaging theirstudents through the lens of STEM, which will prepare them not only for Kindergarten, but will also lay the groundwork for College and Career Readiness  
  THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER:
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS 
My guest is Dr Kerry Saudner ,Chief Learning Officer. Listen to this show and while you’re here, check out this link from their on line visit with Ken Burns on April 3 
Listen to Ken Burns here
 THE “IGNITE MY FUTURE  ” PROGRAM
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
ACCESS & EQUITY  IN  SCIENCE EDUCATION
Meet my friends from Vernier who are working daily to create science education for multi-lingual, English Learning students
BRINGING ABOUT EQUITY WITH
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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A CLIMATE CHANGE CURRICULUM FOR PORTLAND (OR) SCHOOLS
Our guests are Nichole Berg, Programs Manager for Climate Change and Climate Justice and  Portland General Electric’s  Kimberly Howard . They are working together to make this happen
RURAL EDUCATION:
THE POWER OF MICRO-CREDENTIALING IN TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Great topic with my good friends who always seem to get it right
at The Kentucky Valley Educational Coop (KVEC)
SCHOOL BOARDS MATTER….EXTREMELY SO AS THEY GOVERN OUR SCHOOLS IN THESE CRISIS TIMES
NSBA President Beth Branham is our guest

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