July-September 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018
Executive Director Tom Burnford  and Dr Pam Bernards on the upcoming conference in Jacksonville, Oct 21-24
THE SCIENCE OF ADOLESCENT LEARNING
The Alliance for Excellent Education brings us Winsome Waite their VP of Practice. A great topic considering learning is a science
STEM in the RIO GRANDE VALLEY
We are pleased to have the Chief Academic Officer of the Harlingen TX Consolidated  ISD Alicia Noyola as our guest. Thank you Discovery Education
TEACHER PREP: ADDING MULTI-CULTURAL AND DIVERSITY TRAINING INTO THE MIX
AACTE brings us Professor Barbara Seidl of the U of Colorado Denver  and their Dean of Education,Rebecca Kantor.
FORWARD THINKING ADMINISTRATION IN THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING A SCHOOL DISTRICT
A real treat…we have Tom Davis,The Director of Business development at  The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators as our guest, a man and a group with great ideas. Thank you, Facilitron
NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART!
ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
Social Studies Consultant Rebecca Bush joins NCSS Director Larry Paska. Need I say more…?
ITS ABOUT EQUITY!
LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE  IN
 PreK-12 SETTINGS
The experts return. Dr Gina Umpstead  of Central Michigan U, Justin Bathon of The University of Kentucky and Mark paige from UMass Dartmouth.  A MUST LISTEN  
CCSSO  presents
THE NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2018
Congratulations to our guest Mandy Manning, Teacher at Spokane’s Newcomer Center  working with immigrant and refugee children
TEACHERS AS LEADERS AND INFLUENCERS
Award winning education blogger and LA educator 
 Robert Ward is my guest.
ARE YOU TEACHING CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?
Great professional Development abounds. Get the info you need from to Claire Troiano of Clark School’s mainstream Services .
MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT  FOR HEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLS
Important show which affects equity and accessibility for many students. Guest are John Hill of the Nat’l Alliance for Medicaid in Education and Kathy Merry, director of reimbursement  for Wayne County , MI
YOUR STATE AND COLLEGE SAVING PLANS
Your state treasurer is an integral part of helping families save for college. Helping us understand all this  is SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and Jim DiUlio, Chair of the National College Saving Plan Network. 
TEACHER PREP
INTRODUCING A NEW MASTERS DEGREE IN CLINICAL EDUCATION
Southern New Hampshire University School of Education  Director of Grad Certification  Mary Ford on the changing world of teacher prep including changes in the Bachelor’s Program.
ITS ABOUT EQUITY!
THE IMPACT OF NEURO-DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION AND THE WORKPLACE
Landmark College President Peter Eden is our guest. This unique and superb  higher education institution in Putney , VT is ‘for students who learn differently’ and they do a masterful job.
HONORING THE 
RURAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Wade Owlett of the Northern Tioga School District in PA , Teacher of the Year from The National Rural Education Association  as sponsored by Monsanto. We’ll talk to Wade and NREA Director Allen Pratt …their conference is coming up soon.
TEACHER PREPARATION: 
GETTING TEACHERS CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE.
Learn about the TEACH NOW Graduate School of Education with Andres Barnes, Admissions Director. Teach Now is a fascinating school. I learned about it at the AACTE meeting.
WHY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO AMERICA
Thanks Waterford Institute for bringing us Kathleen Peterson, an incredibly distinguished , nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood educator 
PREVIEWING THE 
 CONFERENCE
It’s all about READING AND EQUITY in October in Connecticut with IDA. Learn about it with the conference team from IDA.
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM SMARTBRIEF:
A SCHOOL LEADER LOOKS AT
‘ ‘COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP’
Based on her award winning post, we have Associate Principal Tiffany Osborne. Good Stuff
VIRTUAL CO-TEACHING IN ELA
And they make it work. Learn how from cutting edge and always thinking  Il educators Chris Bronke and Kristie Ennis
WHO’S BEING SERVED?
A LOOK AT STUDENT CENTERED CLASSROOMS
Author and Teacher/Librarian John  Hayward with insights from his new book, “Who’s Being Served”
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AUGUST 2018
CURRICULUM DESIGN FOR INDEPENDENT READING
Going to be a terrific show with Marika Ismail, Director of Curriculum Development 
for Waterford Institute’s Curriculet
ASSESSING THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
Focusing on students  whose first language is Arabic, Qatar Foundation Int’l has joined with several universities. Use it for your students from the Arab world and extrapolate it to others.
YOUR STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE AND FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
As an educator you have to tap in to your Treasurer’s office, believe me. Through the good auspices of The Nat’l Association of State Treasurer’s, we have Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and Alayna Van Tassel  of their Office of Economic Empowerment
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
On a show last week, principal Rob Furman spoke about the need to re-look at the way we assess students  as school begins. And in a timely coincidence, we have Ms Patti Smith, the Director of Marketing at Fresh Grade, the digital portfolio company!
EDUCATING TEACHERS  IN MODERN THEORIES AND APPROACHES…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETC
From cutting edge in teacher ed  Southern New Hampshire University, we have , for your listening pleasure, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Cathy Stavenger
1030a
PLACE BASED EDUCATION: 
A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
Teacher Voice presented by Smartbrief, today with Oregon-based author and educator and award winning blogger Sarah Anderson
FINDING QUALITY MATERIALS IN ED TECH
Who better to guide us along than SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox on Navigating the Digital Shift
THE NATION’S READING REPORT CARD
THE 2017 NAEP RESULTS
 with NAEP Director  Karen Wilson
 and ILA’s Executive Director Marcie Craig Post. Now that we have the data, what next?
EDUCATING TEACHERS  IN MODERN THEORIES AND APPROACHES…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETC
From cutting edge in teacher ed  Southern New Hampshire University, we have , for your listening pleasure, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Cathy Stavenger
PLACE BASED EDUCATION: 
A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
Teacher Voice presented by Smartbrief, today with Oregon-based author and educator and award winning blogger Sarah Anderson

FINDING QUALITY MATERIALS IN ED TECH
Who better to guide us along than SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox on Navigating the Digital Shift
THE NATION’S READING REPORT CARD
THE 2017 NAEP RESULTS
 with NAEP Director  Karen Wilson
 and ILA’s Executive Director Marcie Craig Post. Now that we have the data, what next?
A FAVORITE GUEST RETURNS:
 A NEW NOVEL ABOUT THE JOYS  AND TRAVAILS OF BEING AN EDUCATOR 
Renowned author of both Teaching fiction and non fiction Roxanna Elden on her new novel ,” ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS. Don’t miss this one. Roxanna is terrific.
THE MCGRAW HILL EDUCATION 2018 FUTURE WORKFORCE STUDY
Every day you teach to put students on track for the workforce. Need I say more, so I won’t but MHE’s VP of Learning Solutions Strategy. Susan Gouijnstook certainly will.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS :
IDENTIFYING THE GIFTED
Wow! Good subject. Thanks to my guests NAGC’s Rene Islas and from The National Center for Research on Gifted Children, Director Del Siegle
THE VIEW FROM SOUTH PARK …
BRING THE FUTURE TO YOUR CLASSROOM TODAY
No kidding. My guest is the Principal of South Park Elementary in PA, Educational Futurist and author…returning guest Rob Furman on the start of the school year and  BRINGING THE FUTURE INTO THIS SCHOOL YEAR.
WHAT MAKES A MAGNET SCHOOL.
Todd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America , on their upcoming October conference and creating  different types of magnet schools.
COMPREHENSION DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN EARLY SCHOOLING

Waterford Institute brings us a fascinating topic, at least to me with  

Nell K. Duke, Ed.D., is a professor of language, literacy, and culture and faculty associate in the combined program in education and psychology at the University of Michigan.
 
 
COSN’s NEWEST DIGITAL EQUITY TOOLKIT
Digital Equity, its definition and why it’s a hell of a lot more important than being a buzzword or cliche. How to make it a reality in your district with CoSN expert Susan Bearden, Director of the project.
 
EARLY LITERACY STARTS IN THE LIBRARY
 This is going to be a fun show with the Gwinnett County Public Library and Augmented Reality with the help of Alive Studios, student engagement experts
 
 
SOUTH CAROLINA’S STATEWIDE EFFORTS  FOR 
CAREER READINESS
Thanks to CCSSO, we are honored to have  SC State 
Superintendent Molly Spearman as our guest
 
CIVICS IS BACK and I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER
with two of my resident experts on the subject, IL educators Mary Ellen Daneels and Shawn Healy, both of the McCormick Foundation, Shawn runs their Democracy Program
 
AUGMENTED REALITY, 21st CENTURY SKILLS AND STEM
Emerging technologies  for education with Darya Yegorina, CEO of Clever Books working daily to create equal access to technology for kids globally.
BUILDING A SOCIAL LEARNING NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR SMALL RURAL SCHOOLS
Improving student outcomes by focusing  on growing a comprehensive school transformation model of community involvement…with Dr. Jeff Hawkins of the KY Valley Ed Cooperative and Transformation leader Jennifer Carroll
EDUCATOR VOICE:
DEVELOPING YOUR CLASSROOM PRESENCE
We have California educator Sol Henik, a teacher of ‘at risk’ students whose post won Smartbrief’s Content Award this month
AUTHOR TOM MURRAY ON HIS  BOOK “LEARNING TRANSFORMED
 Tom of The Alliance for Excellent Education  is  “THE KING OF FUTURE READY SCHOOLING’   and will talk about leadership and what goes in to making a school work at maximum to produce ready and able  students.
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JULY 2018
MATCHING DIGITAL CONTENT 
WITH DIGITAL EQUITY
The Chief Academic Officer of Discovery Education Marty Creel joins me in conversation on the role of content when it comes to equity for all student’s learning
THE LAW AND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
Education Legal Experts on equity. Get the real scoop from our panel of legal scholars which  includes, Dr. Gina Umpstead of Central Michigan University. Dr. Justin Barthon of the University of Kentucky and Dr Mark Paige  of UMASS-Dartmouth.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR STUDENTS AS A STAPLE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Competency Based Education expert Fred Bramante returns  for a look at where the future of education is…and the future is NOW.
RURAL EDUCATION & THE SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS AT A VERIZON GRANT  LEARNING SCHOOL NO SHOWS ON FRIDAY. WHAT THE HECK ITS SUMMER
 Allan Pratt of The National Rural Education Association is joined by Dr Jason Bell and Ryan Goodman of Polk County TN schools
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY: POSITIONED TO CHAMPION COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION  
Paul Ezen, our guest, is the Director  of Graduate programs in the School of Educatopn at SNHU as SNHU “partners with 2 revolutions” for 21st century teacher education.
ROBOTS DON’T REPLACE TEACHERS….THEY ENHANCE LEARNING….FOR ALL STUDENTS !
We have a true expert in the field with us, education expert Rich Margolin, Winner of the 2017 Tech Titan award and a 2018 finalist  for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southwest region. He is now  CTO of Robokind.
INNOVATIVE ASSESSMENT AT ITS BEST
Teela Watson works at an ESA near FT Worth that works with 77 districts. Every district is different. How do best assess children in different districts. This is a good one. Thank you Fresh Grade
YOUR STATE TREASURERS &
“THE ABLE PROGRAM”
and its effect on Education for People with Disabilities
with two State Treasurers Eric Schmitt of Missouri 
and Michael Frerichs of IL.
REDUCING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR EVERYWHERE  IN YOUR SCHOOL
Founder of The Collaborative Classroom Approach, Dr Jennifer Bashant is our guest!
 AN ONLINE FORUM TO BETTER PREPARE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
 starring Lisa Schmucki of Edweb and her special guest , Dr Monte Tatum of Freedman Hardeman University
SMARTBRIEF TEACHER VOICE
brings us
TEACHING CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Thank you Smartbrief for bringing us a first time show on this topic with educator/award winning blogger  Heather Stinson of Clarke Schools. Here is her award winning post: http://clarkemainstream.blogspot.com/
INTEGRATING  TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING…A SCHOOL LIBRARIAN SPEAKS OUT !
This time Smartbrief bring us IL  High School Librarian, Professor  Rebecca Scott  on her award winning  post
TODAY’S SUPERINTENDENT:
LEADING SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TO EDUCATE ALL CHILDREN
One of my favorite superintendents returns. Phil Lanoue and his co-author Dr Sally Zepeda on their new book

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