October-December 2018

DECEMBER 2018
an  AASA  show
THE EARLY LEARNING COHORT FOR SUPERINTENDENTS 
BUILD A GOOD FOUNDATION AND YOU BUILD A GOOD HOUSE. AASA HAS CREATED  THIS COHORT FOR NETWORKING , CONVERSATION AND RESULTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS NATIONWIDE. 
AN UPDATE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION 
with Dr. Luann Purcell of C.A.S.E.
ONE YEAR INTO A THREE YEAR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
WE RETURN TO FALLBROOK  UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SEE HOW  SUPERINTENDENT DR. CANDY SINGH AND HER STAFF ARE DOING ON THE TRANSFORMATION.
THE USC SHOAH FOUNDATION:
TEACHING WITH TESTIMONY.
OBVIOUSLY AN IMPORTANT AND PASSIONATE TOPIC . DISCOVERY ED IS WORKING WITH THE FOUNDATION TO ENHANCE CURRICULUM AND BREADTH AND THANKS TO THEM WE HAVE DR. CLAUDIE RAMIREZ WEIDEMAN AS OUR GUEST  
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WHEN A STUDENTS ‘DISABILITY’ BECOMES A STRENGTH BASED DIFFERENCE FOR THE TEACHER
TEACH TO IT. IT WORKS AND PROFESSOR MAC GANDER OF LANDMARK COLLEGE WILL SHOW YOU HOW
THE AMGEN SCHOLAR’S PROGRAM
Giving Undergrads around the world  dollars for summer research 
THE  S.T.E.A.M. ACADEMY IN FAYETTE CTY , KY SCHOOLS….& INCLUSIVE STEM HIGH SCHOOLS
 DIRECTOR OF  INNOVATIVE SCHOOL MODELS AT THE U OF KENTUCKY, JUSTIN BATHON AND TINA STEVENSON , FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF STEAM ACADEMY
COLLEGES OF EDUCATION
 AND THE PREPARATION OF PRINCIPALS
AACTE PRESENTS  COLORADO STATE PROFS WENDY FOTHERGILL  AND DONNA COONER  AND THEIR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
MAKING MATH ACCESSIBLE 
MY FRIENDS AT TEXTHELP  INCLUDE CERTIFIED GOOGLE EDUCATOR JOHN McGOWAN  WHO WORKS EVERYDAY TO MAKE MATH LEARNING ACCESSIBLE TO ALL.
 
CREATING A CULTURE THAT SUPPORTS SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS
AN NSPRA SHOW WITH RICH BAGIN, EXEC . DIRECTOR AND CURT CAMPBELL, PR DIRECTOR OF SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON SCHOOLS
GIFTED CHILDREN AND THE VALUE OF SEL EDUCATION
WITH NAGC’s RENE ISLAS AND ERINN FLOYD
WHAT’S NEW AND EXCITING AT FETC 2019
‘THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY” 
CONFERENCE
MAKE PLANS NOW FOR ORLANDO THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY. 
SCHOOL AND PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
WITH ASCD AUTHOR  BARUTI K. KAFELE ,
AUTHOR OF ‘ IS MY SCHOOL A BETTER SCHOOL BEFCAUSE I LEAD IT?”
WHEN A STUDENTS ‘DISABILITY’ BECOMES A STRENGTH BASED DIFFERENCE FOR THE TEACHER
TEACH TO IT. IT WORKS AND PROFESSOR MAC GANDER OF LANDMARK COLLEGE WILL SHOW YOU HOW
THE AMGEN SCHOLAR’S PROGRAM
Giving Undergrads around the world  dollars for summer research 
THE  S.T.E.A.M. ACADEMY IN FAYETTE CTY , KY SCHOOLS….& INCLUSIVE STEM HIGH SCHOOLS
 DIRECTOR OF  INNOVATIVE SCHOOL MODELS AT THE U OF KENTUCKY, JUSTIN BATHON AND TINA STEVENSON , FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF STEAM ACADEMY
COLLEGES OF EDUCATION
 AND THE PREPARATION OF PRINCIPALS
AACTE PRESENTS  COLORADO STATE PROFS WENDY FOTHERGILL  AND DONNA COONER  AND THEIR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
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NOVEMBER 2018
BECOME A CERTIFIED  EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY  LEADER
IT’S THE CETL PROGRAM FROM CoSN.
HERE’S A CHANCE TO LEARN THE VALUE FROM CERTIFIED LEADERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS  NATIONWIDE
ACT’s
If your students lack access to technology, they lack an equitable education. A new report 
 A LOOK AT EDUCATION AND POLITICS THROUGH THE EYES OF MAGNET SCHOOLS OF AMERICA’S  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TODD MANN
AESA’s  UPCOMING CONFERENCE
Darrell Scott’s daughter was the first child to be killed in Columbine, amazingly 20 years ago. Rachel’s Challenge, his organization works to stop bullying and violence in schools. Darrell will be speaking at the conference
ACCESSIBLE DIGITAL CONTENT FOR  STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
This is a real challenge out there for educators and school districts…and it goes document by document. Our Guest Karen McCall of Open Access Technology is an expert in this field 
LEARN ABOUT T-TESS IN TEXAS 
The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support (T-TESS) System supports teachers and as part of the continuous improvement process,
 teachers consistently hold themselves to a high standard for individual development  and performance)
AND THE USE OF DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS IN THE SYSTEM
‘STEAMING ‘ AHEAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA”
WITH LANCASTER COUNTY, SC SUPERINTENDENT  DR. JONATHAN PHIPPS
 AND DISCOVERY ED’S  ANNA STRASSNER
TEXTPROJECT
 IS A NON PROFIT  THAT PROVIDES OPEN-ACCESS MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS TO USE WITH STRUGGLING READERS
THE  2018 NATIONAL AMERICAN HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congrats to our guest Pittsburgh’s JOSEPH WELCH 
on his award from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 
TEACHING STUDENTS TO COMMUNICATE MATHEMATICALLY
We have the author of the new ASCD book, Laney Sammons
THE VALUE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR OUR  CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY.
LISTEN HERE
PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN ACTION
 The AASA Personalized Learning Cohort recently had the opportunity to get a firsthand look at personalized learning in action when they visited the Dysart Unified School District in Surprise, Ariz2 cohort members:Jeff Thake, superintendent, Williston Public School District, Williston, N.D. , & Douglas Schuch, superintendent, Bedford County Public School District, Bedford, Va.
COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS…INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WITH EXPERTS JENNIFER SCHWANKE AND DR DUSTIN MILLER, BOTH OF DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS IN OHIO
TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY
YOUR STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE MAY HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS FOR YOU K-12. TAP IN AS WE CHAT WITH VERMONT STATE TREASURER & PRESIDENT OF THE NAT’L ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS, BETH PEARCE
MATH EDUCATORS…
WE INTERVIEW THE NEW EDITOR OF NCTM‘S NEW JOURNAL “MATHEMATICS TEACHER”,
DR. ANGELA BARLOW
WE TALK ABOUT ‘CYBER PHYSICAL SECURITY’ WITH 3 CoSN GUESTS 
A PA.DISTRICT TECH DIRECTOR, 
THE SUPT OF EL PASO SCHOOLS
& CoSN’S MARIE BJERDE
DEVELOPING AN ONLINE EQUITY TOOKIT:
AN AWARD WINNING IDEA FROM OUR GUEST TEACHER JENNIFER WARD OF MERIDEN , CT
METACOGNITION
TEACHING STUDENTS TO DRIVE THEIR BRAINS
WITH ASCD AUTHORS  DONNA WILSON AND MARCUS CONYERS
TEACHING LITERACY AND WRITING TO THOSE WITH SPECIAL CHALLENGES
WITH JOHN DELUCA OF QUILLSOFT
OCTOBER 2018
LEARN ABOUT A  NEW ‘SESAME WORKSHOP” & McGRAW-HILL CURRICULUM  FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
MAKING YOUR SCHOOL A SCHOOL OF CHOICE.
NSPRA ON MARKETING YOUR SCHOOL TO THE COMMUNITY
THE BIG ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION TODAY.. from CASE, The Council of Administrators in Special Education.
ED TECH SOFTWARE FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
From Texthelp, we have Global Products Manager Jason Carroll who has trained thousands of k-12 educators on the effective use of ed tech producst for diverse learners
SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION: ED TECH SOFTWARE FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
PREVIEWING THE UPCOMING NCSS CONFERENCE
1030A
THE FULLY ACCREDITED AND VERY UNIQUE  ‘TEACH-NOW’ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
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TUESDAY 
1030
MORE ON DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
THE NEW WAY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THEIR LEARNING …
AND HELP YOU ASSESS THEM
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WEDNESDAY
1030A
TEACHER PREP AND RECRUITING
WE NEED MORE BLACK AND LATINO MALES IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION…THOUGHTS FROM AACTE
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THURSDAY
1030A
TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION IN EDUCATION
THROUGH THE EYES OF EDUCATORS  WITH PROFESSOR  DR. MONTE TATUM OF FREED-HARDEMAN  UNIVERSITY
 with ASCD authors Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger on their new book subtitled ” How to prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters,and other Hazards”
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHER PREP
with terrific professors from OK’s Northeastern State U., Dean Vanessa Anton  and Robotics Academy Director  Barbara Fuller
Thank you, AACTE.
TIPS FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
with  NAGC’s  Manager of Parent Services, Kathleen Niles
AN EDUCATOR RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR!
MEET FORMER TEACHER AND CURRENT STATE TREASURER OF MAINE
When Treasurer Hayes was a State rep she was  a champion of bipartisanship in our State House, she would take her students to Augusta for real lessons in Civics.
A great look at how education matters.
SIX STEPS YOUR DISTRICT CAN TAKE TOWARDS PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Our guest is Bloomingdale IL Superintendent Dr Bill Shields who has made it happen! Learn from an experienced expert!
EDUCATOR PERSPECTIVES ON MAGNET SCHOOLS
Find out what all the stakeholders know and believe with Todd Mann from Magnet Schools of America
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
I’ve got two educators working with The Qatar Foundation via fellowships and grants AND engaging their students in their experiences . Great Opportunities abound!
HIGH QUALITY PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Thanks to Smartbrief for selecting a post by Dr. Jenny Pieratt as this month’s Editor’s Choice award. Dr. Pieratt is an absolute expert on HQPBL.
YOUR STUDENTS AND SAMSUNG’S ‘SOLVE FOR TOMORROW’ CONTEST.
DEADLINE OCTOBER 3011
Winning NJ based teacher Jonathan Harvey joins Samsung’s Ann Woo to explain the contest and what it means to education and your students.
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SCHOOLS , TEACHERS AND
 LAB SAFETY LITIGATION
THE EXPERT RETURNS…Dr. Ken Roy, national expert of Glastonbury  CT schools. 
HOW SAFE ARE YOUR STEM AND SAFETY LABS.
PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND EDUCATOR PREP
Director of  Clinical Practice at the University of North Texas, Tim Sutton is my guest
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES AND THEIR WORK ON EQUITY
The COO of AESA Jon Bass and  MI Superintendent Dr Scott Menzel on AESA’s Affinity Group on Inclusion and Social Justice
SETDA BRINGS US A DISCUSSION ON HOW EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS WORK WITH THE EDUCATION BUSINESS
 with Missy Greene of SETDA and Pat Leonard of Midas Education
HAVE YOUR STUDENTS REFLECT AND REACT ON THEIR LEARNING
How Digital Portfolios have changed the teaching of Florida educator Dene Gainey ..and the learning of his students
ANIMATION PRODUCTION 
FOR AT RISK STUDENTS 
The man who produced  RUGRATS, Terry Thoren on  his Wonder Media Story Maker , a product geared for school and students with challenges.
EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FROM ILA
THE CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO READ 
 From ILA, Board Chair Bernadette Dwyer and Communications Manager Lara Deloza speak on this powerful initiative
TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING
EDUCATION & ELECTIONS: THE MIDTERMS AND CIVICS CLASS AND SO MUCH MORE
Teach with both sides of every issue. Listen to Procon.org CEO Kamy Akhavan

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