October-December 2019

SETDA presents
THE BROADBAND IMPERATIVE:
DRIVING CONNECTIVITY, ACCESS AND STUDENT SUCCESS 
SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox joins us to explain this incredible and useful program for K-12
THE NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR DIGITAL EQUITY 
You’re going to meet two amazing people , Bob McLaughlin and Susan Ballard and learn about the work they have done with the Federal Government to have banks  abide by Federal law re The Community Reinvestment Act and provide grants for digital equity. Its an amazing story and ongoing. 
USING LESSON JAMS (HACKATHONS) TO PROMOTE COLLABORATIVE, CROSS-CURRICULAR LESSON PLANS
Meet Mike Russell, Director of Studies and Academic Innovation at NJ’s Doane Academy and learn to LESSON JAM  with us.
Thank you SMARTBRIEF for this introduction.
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ENSURING THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF STUDENT DATA 
 A CoSN Show with Linnette Attai, CoSN Project Director and renowned author on data security, and two school district leaders Jennifer Miller and Andrew Moore 
SEARCHING FOR DIGITAL EQUITY IN THE
CLASSROOM AND COMMUNITY
with Dr. Nicol Howard, a speaker at ISTE, ISTE author and Asst Professor at The University of California Redlands, working always on teacher training. Nicol is amazing.
“STORIES ARE STRONGER THAN HATE”
DISCOVERY EDUCATION WORKS WITH THE SHOAH FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS  
Together they have created an astonishing experience for your students. I encourage you to listen to returning guest  Dr Claudia Ramirez Weideman of The Shoah Foundation, created by Steven Spielberg. 
ONLINE EDUCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY 
A visit with Michigan Virtual’s Director of Instructional  Product Development Krista Tomaselli and Oekmos MI Superintendent John J Hood  on the new standards for online education
A DEEP DIVE INTO THE VALUE OF GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
NCGE’S Executive Director Charlie Regan, formerly of National Geographic Sr. VP where he was GM of the Maps Division. Charlie has been on the show before and he is a terrific guest
EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT  THROUGH CLEP EXAMS
Emily Paulsen, the Executive Director of CLEP, a credit-by-exam program that lets students earn college credit by demonstrating college level knowledge in any of 34 subjects. In this episode, you’ll learn more about the College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP exams are another option to help high school students earn college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. CLEP has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 2,000 test centers.“

THE AASA LEADERSHIP NETWORK 

Driving superintendent success, innovation and growth, and shaping the future of public education while preparing students for what’s next. With the creation of 35 network programs, this initiative connects educational leaders to the professional learning, leadership development, relationships and partnerships they need to ensure a long career of impact  with Mort Sherman / AASA Associate Executive Director, Leadership Network,Valerie Truesdale / Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Network, Bernadine Futrell / AASA Director, Leadership Network

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SOCIAL STUDIES: NCSS’ RECENT CONFERENCE:

ACTION, AGENCY ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY

Social Studies, Geography and Civics are the highlightswith guests from NCSS and NCGE

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IMPROVING STUDENT ACCESS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
VIA TELE-THERAPY 
A show I have been waiting for a long time with Kristin Martinez, Head of Clinical Services  at Presence Learning which has helped thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of students.
CHANGING MIS-PERCEPTIONS ABOUT GIFTEDNESS IN
LOW INCOME AND MINORITY POPULATIONS
An NAGC show  with Joy Lawson Davis  who specializes in diversity and gifted ed and Kristina Collins  an expert in SEL needs of the Gifted
MULTI- CULTURAL EDUCATORS:
THE WINNERS OF THE ALAS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Meet Beatriz Maldonado, Director of Language Acquisition in Berwyn IL schools and Belinda Reyes, Executive Director for Multi-cultural Curriculum In Osceola FL, two wonderful educators and winner of ALAS scholarships sponsored by Curriculum Associates
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN SCHOOLS 
Dr. Tracey Benson , Ass’t Professor of Education at UNC Charlotte on his book of the same title. Great stuff for this time in Education.
USING VIRTUAL REALITY TO INCREASE SUCCESS FOR EDUCATORS
Welcome to the future of Professional Development.We have Ms Stacey Kruse from SIM SCHOOL an AI based  ‘flight’  simulator for Educators . 
PLAN NOW FOR FETC’S 2020 CONFERENCE : ED TECH IN MIAMI IN MID- JANUARY.
WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?
The one and only  Lenny Schad, LRP Media Group CIO  and Innovation Officer for District Administration ( former Houston ISD and KatyTX ISD CTO) and Jennifer Womble , Conference Program Chair are my guests. 
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NOVEMBER 2019
THE STEM CAREERS COALITION
A terrific show on creating STEM careers with coalitions members , Chevron’s Manager of Education & Corporate Programs Janet Auer, Dan Ayoub, Microsoft General Manager of Education and Marla Wislon, Sr Director Coalition and Partner Success at Discovery Ed. 
 
OSHA REGULATIONS GOVERNING SCHOOL SCIENCE LABS 
You aren’t going to believe how important this is.. with Glastonbury CT School  Safety Officer and NSTA top safety consultant Dr. Ken Roy.
SPECIAL EDUCATION 2020 
A visit and a look-ahead with the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)’s Executive Director  Luann Purcell
 
COLLEGE SELECTION FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Transitioning to college is tough for anyone. For LD students, frankly its tougher. Listen to two Landmark College Professors  Rebecca Matteon and Dorothy Osterholt on how they work with neuro-divergent students to achieve success
 
 
CREATING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT CREATE LEARNING 
We’re going to review what happened at the Ed Spaces national  conference  two weeks ago in Milwaukee with Association Executive Director Jim McGarry
DIVERSITY IN TEACHING HISTORY …USING RELEVANT MATERIALS
Meet Stuart Matranga, LA – based middle school History teacher and creator, president , publisher at Midgard Education.
NORTH DAKOTA’s 2018
 TEACHER OF THE YEAR 
LEAH JUELKE…AN ELL TEACHER
You bethca! ( sorry , couldn’t resist)….. ELL  even in good old North Dakota.  Leah’s work affects the school ( Fargo South High )and the community. She’ll offer some great strategies and insights. Recommended to me by their wonderful state Supt. Kirsten Baesler. 
MAGNET SCHOOL ASSISTANCE 
PROGRAM GRANTS.
HOW THEY HELP DISTRICTS
Our guests are Magnet Schools of America Executive Director Todd mann and from SC’s District 5 in Columbia, Sara Wheeler
CoSNpresents
GETTING STARTED AS AN ED TECH PROFESSIONAL
A whole bunch of early career tips from some CoSn experts in the form of  retured district CTO Donna Williamson,Jamie Locklin CTO of Alamo Heights, TX schools and Sarah Ashton CTO of San Rafael, CA schools.
WORKING WITH EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES  TOWARDS EQUITY 
An AESA show with returning guest, Dr Scott Menzel, Superintendent  Of Washtenaw Intermediate School District, a Michigan ESA.
STUDENT DIET, STUDENT HEALTH AND LEARNING
Listen and meet Sarah Martin, Director of Programs for Healthcorps. This show is all about school-based health. 
TEACHING READING TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE  LEARNERS
Thank you Smartbrief  Education for introducing us to today’s guest, educator Carol Behel, 2019-20 Alabama Teacher of the Year who is an expert in the area. She is Board Certified as a ‘New Language” educator.
K-12 AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
 Our guest Hasan Davis is an expert at giving hope and impetus to  students across the nation on this subject. We all know its a system in need of reform and because it matters to the lives of so many of our students, we happily welcome Hasan to the show. 
ROWAN-SALISBURY NC SCHOOLS: THEIR TRANSITION TO A
‘RENEWAL SCHOOL SYSTEM’
Learn how this school district is taking full advantage of a North Carolina  law change  for their students  and with the help of partners with Superintendent Lynn Moody.  Thanks to one of those partners, Discovery Education.
WORKING TO PROVIDE MORE CLINICAL PRACTICE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Critical to the future of teacher preparation, this group was recently founded at Sacred Heart University to develop partnerships between K-12 and educator preparation.
USING AUDIO IN THE CLASSROOM
The time has come and why not! We have Front Row’s Mark Jones with us who explains that audio works better for bioth students and teachers for learning, for safety, for communication.
MEN OF COLOR and HIGHER EDUCATION SUCCESS
Returning guests Professor Amy Gamel and UMich  counselor Andarius Taylor  on overcoming barriers and making it all work for everybody. Their insights are amazing.
SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN 
TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Its all about Equity ! Deputy Chief of Academics at Tulsa schools  Danielle Neves is our guest along with returning guest,  CEO of Leading Educators Chong-Hao Fu
The AASA LARGE COUNTYWIDE & SUBURBAN DISTRICT CONSORTIUM

The Consortium met earlier this month, a gathering hosted by Greenville County Schools in Greenville, S.C. ! Our AASA guests today are : Burke Royster / Superintendent, Greenville County Schools,  Ember Conley / Superintendent, Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, Ariz. , Jack Smith / Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Md. 

PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION
 October is National Principals Month and on that note we have the Executive Director of NAESP, Dr. L. Earl Franks focusing on their Center for Innovative Leadership.
S.T.E.A.M. EDUCATION IN A SMALL RURAL SCHOOL
This is going to be a nice show with teacher  Caitlin Bowen  from Wellsville, NY Secondary School…a huge thanks To Smartbrief for finding Caitlin for us.
CTE LEARN
THE NEW ONLINE PLATFORM FROM ACTE
starring the Professor who developed it , Dr Michelle Conrad and ACTE’s Mike Connett
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OCTOBER 2019
 STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES…AND CIVICS EDUCATION
This is going to be a very interesting show with Ace Parsi from National Center for Learning Disabilities and  Kei Kawashima Ginsburg , Director of CIRCLE at Jonathan M Tisch College  of Civic Life
GIFTEDNESS KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES !
A VERY SPECIAL SHOW PREVIEWING A PANEL AT THE NAGC  66TH ANNUAL CONVENTION , ALBUQUERQUE NOV  7-10
 with CBS News  Poltical Commentator and Producer and expert on Hispanic Education Leslie Sanchez and former NFL  and CFL quarterback , educator and leader in Educational Inclusion,  Shawn Moore
MATH SUCCESS FOR ALL LEARNERS
We’ll focus on elementary math with  First Grade educator Julie Dossantos from Vero Beach FL and  Dina Neyman from our friends at Curriculum Associates. Guaranteed to be a fun show
TEACHERS AS LEARNERS:
 A TRUE DISCUSSION AMONG SOME TERRIFIC EDUCATORS
 Our wonderful guests are  Dr Kristin Barbour of NILD.org, Dr Carey Borkoski of Johns Hopkins, and Doctoral candidates  ( I’m calling them ‘Doctor’)  Brianne Roos, faculty at Loyola U, Maryland and  Paula Clark, Math Department Chair at North High School in Ohio.
 RE-THINKING SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
I used to teach Social Studies so I love doing shows about it.  Director if Curriculum Kim Dinkheller of at Quincy IL schools is our guest as they work their way through a digital transition.

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THE NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
This year the Gilder Lehrman Institute honoree is our guest ,Ms. Alysha Butler of Washington DC Public Schools.
PERSONALIZED INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR EACH AND EVERY STUDENT
Nobody does it better than the DC Everest School District in Wisconsin and their long time and absolutely excellent Superintendent Kristine Gilmore and her innovative team.They are back this time with a special guest Keith Ruskowski of Diamond Assets, a company which really helps school districts keep up with technology needs. 
YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY:
LEADERS IN INCLUSION, EQUITY & DIVERSITY
The title says it all. You know how I feel: all school librarians got to heaven !!!. We welcome AASL President and Director of Library Services for Newport News VA Public Schools, Mary Keeling
MINDFULNESS AS A TEST PREP ADVANTAGE
A very interesting way to improve student achievement and test scores. Author Logan Thompson, author of  “Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage” is our guests
IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS IN DISTRICTS WITH LESS THAN 35OO STUDENTS
About a new and very important new service from NSPRA explained by Executive Director  Rich Bagin and Associate Director Melissa Braham
DESIGN THINKING IN 
CURRICULUM DESIGN
Author of “Designed to Learn: using Design Thinking to Bring Purpose and Passion to the Classroom, Dr. Lindsay Portnoy is our guest
 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
 IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Executive Director of The State Ed Tech Director’s Association, Candice Dodson is very special guest.
LEVERAGING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR READING DISTRICT WIDE
with  Christine Jones , one of our good friends at Benetech/Bookshare  to be sure all children have equal access to reading.
FACING THE EVERYWHERE CHALLENGE OF TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION
 I hate to talk about this subject because  we have far too many children coming to school with Adverse Childhood Experiences. Every school must cope with this and formulate a game plan to help these children. Expert Dr. Howie Knoff will be able to put this into a greater perspective with strategies and ideas for your district.
 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MONTH : CONNECTING EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY
An ACTE presentation with two very interesting guests representing industry associations and their education initiatives along with ACTE’s Mike Connet

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION

POVERTY AND ITS EFFECT ON EDUCATION

AN AESA PRESENTATION

Always welcome here, our good friend Dr. Joan Wade , Executive Director of AESA, the national organization of Educational Service Agencies and Kansas ESA director of ESSDACK, Dr Mike Cook.

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION

TRAINING AND RETAINING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

A SMARTBRIEF SHOW

We have two experts who have studied this challenge , booth professor at California Polytech..Dr Heather  Taylor Wizikowski and Dr. Joanne Van Boxtel

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SCHOOL SAFETY WITH AASA

The National Superintendents Association  brings us Fire Captain Bob Otter of Citizens Aid, an organization charged with keeping schools and the citzenry safe from circumstances that might endanger them  in schools

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AN AC&E EQUITY PRESENTATION

LAPTOP EQUITY & ACCESS 

IN EVERY SCHOOL

Youy are goning to love this show! Learn about LAPTOPS ANYTIME and how Duncanville (TX) ISD is using this incredible method  of putting technology into the hands of all their students. Basically bringing kiosk technology into schools and it works.

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