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023: Screencasting Lessons & Assessments w/ LeAnn Knudsen

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Communications by Design (CBD) is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting teachers' efforts to transform teaching and learning. This podcast is hosted by our team of instructional and technology integration coaches. Find more and connect with us immediately at cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu (you can even talk to a coach live via our virtual coaching office!).
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059: Cogen in the Classroom w/ Lis Smith
(The elevateEDU digest is live! Subscribe before the next issue goes out: http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) Lis Smith shares her journey through cogenerative practices with high school students. Not sure what "cogen" is or how it reflects a true student-centered experience? Hear Lis talk about it. Whatever your role in education, you will be inspired by Amy's conversation with Lis! To contact Lis and share ideas or questions with her: lsmith1@mpsk12.net To learn more about Dr. Chris Emdin and his work: chrisemdin.com For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU *Interested in Project Based Learning training or events? cbdconsulting.com/pblacademy or email coach@cbdconsulting.com
13:23
November 12, 2018
058: Idea Slam! FutureMe, Plickers, Whooos Reading, and More!
(Did you know we now have a monthly digest? Subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) The latest idea slam from our team of instructional and tech coaches. Pete, Erik, Amy, and Zach discuss several tools and strategies to support teaching and learning. Find direct links to the tools below, and connect with one of our coaches or other resources at cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU Links from the show: futureme.org get.plickers.com whooosreading.org app.scratchwork.io
11:56
November 7, 2018
057: Growing Teacher Leaders w/ Luke Wilcox, 2017-18 MTOY
(Don't miss our monthly digest! http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) Luke Wilcox is an accomplished and acclaimed educator, a fact confirmed by receiving the 2017-18 Michigan Teacher of the Year honors. Luke teaches mathematics at East Kentwood High School where he co-founded a teacher mentorship and leadership program, and in his conversation with Pete, Luke shares about that experience and how the same mission that produced Rising Teacher Leaders (as they call it) brought about an even wider reaching educator collaboration group called Mastermind. In addition to inspiring insights, Luke shares a number of resources. See below: Luke's website and blog: lukewilcox.org or twitter.com/WilcoxL22 The Stats Medic (for statistics teachers!): thestatsmedic.com or twitter.com/thestatsmedic And for your entertainment! Wagon Attack II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZzqBPz4sY Wagon Attack III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGoOTr3Ioe0 Chop Top Challenge: http://choptopchallenge.com/ For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
43:04
November 5, 2018
056: International Education w/ Kenichi Nozaki
Kenichi Nozaki is one of those individuals not easily described in a word or phrase. His background includes education, international business, a technology startup... on 4 different continents! Listen to Pete and Kenichi discuss what it's like to teach all over the world, and reach out to Kenichi directly to hear more (Linked In or kenichi.nozaki@tufts.edu ). Remember to visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU for immediate instructional coaching or other resources and services!
15:44
October 29, 2018
055: PBL? Design Thinking? It All Starts with Empathy w/ Jeff Bush and Elaine Stiefel
Jeff Bush and Elaine Stiefel taught together at the Kent Innovation High School ( studentvoice.kentisd.org/theschool ). During this conversation, Elaine asks Jeff about some of his experiences in the world of Project Based Learning as well as ideas to support other teachers in the midst of or simply considering PBL. Don't miss Jeff's comments about empathy and the foundational principles that link Design Thinking and PBL. During the episode, Jeff mentions the Share Your Learning project. That project can be found at shareyourlearning.org . To connect with Jeff, email him at jrobertbush@gmail.com or find him on Twitter at twitter.com/strivegreater . To connect with Elaine, find her on Twitter at twitter.com/erstiefel . For more from the CBD team of instructional and technology coaches (like free live coaching and other resources), visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
24:52
October 22, 2018
054: Engagement is the Word w/ the ShareMOEdu Podcast Hosts
Maple Elementary ( twitter.com/maplewarriors ) administrators Dr. Rena Hawkins and Dr. Eric Carlin host ShareMoEdu ( sharemoedu.podomatic.com ) and join Pete to discuss the impact of their podcasting efforts and experiences. Additionally, they share their process getting started (shout out to Adam Welcome!) and some of their guests along the way. Tune in for a conversation about engagement, cross-district collaboration, and the inspiring work of podcasting in the field of education! Here are some of those mentioned in the conversation: Adam Welcome ( twitter.com/mradamwelcome ) Ryan Sheehy ( twitter.com/sheehyrw ) Aaron Duff ( twitter.com/education_geek ) To connect with ShareMoEdu: sharemoedu.podomatic.com Dr. Rena Hawkins via twitter.com/renathunderhawk or learncaching.weebly.com Dr. Eric Carlin via twitter.com/eric_carlin For more from our team of instructional coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU - Ask us questions (live coaching!) - Follow our podcast or blog - Subscribe to our monthly digest - and more!
16:31
October 16, 2018
053: The Reading Crisis & Dean Elizabeth Moje's Unique Perspective
In episode 44, Pete interviewed Dean Elizabeth Moje of the University of Michigan's School of Ed. During that conversation, they discussed what Dean Moje labelled "The Reading Crisis." For this episode, Pete and Erik recap that segment of the interview and share some reflections on the state of literacy education today. Take a look at Pete's blog post about the topic (with additional research!) at cbdconsulting.com/the-reading-crisis . And always remember to visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU to connect with our team of instructional coaches (or visit additional resources like our blog!). You can also subscribe to our monthly digest of teaching strategies, ideas, and anecdotes at eepurl.com/dH7LTT
11:40
October 8, 2018
052: Gone Boarding - A HS Class Like No Other w/ Bill Curtis
Bill Curtis ( bcurtis@goneboardingedu.com ) co-founded Gone Boarding ( goneboardingedu.com ) in collaboration with high school students to provide an academic experience that gave students a place to live and learn their passions during the school day. Once merely a cross-curricular course students could take at Forrest Hills Public schools, the program has grown into an adaptable curriculum available to any school or district. Listen as Zach and Bill discuss the profound ideas behind one of the coolest and most dynamic high school classes around (featured in Ted Dintersmith's "What School Could Be", published in spring, 2018). Find more about the program and student experience on Instagram (@_goneboardingedu) or Facebook (Gone Boarding) or simply by searching "Gone Boarding" on most major social media platforms. Schools interested in adopting the program should contact Bill (616-706-7929). For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
40:07
October 3, 2018
051: Ways School Should Look Like Games w/ Randy Fairfield
Randy Fairfield ( misteredtech.com and twitter.com/randyfairfield ) is an instructional coach from Pasco, Washington. Pete caught up with Randy virtually about some of his latest work and ideas, including his thoughts about lessons teachers and education might be able to learn from video games. And they are compelling thoughts, indeed! Listen to Pete and Randy discuss ways teachers can re-design instruction to incorporate several powerful concepts readily associated with video gaming. For more from our team of instructional coaches (or to connect with a coach like Pete!), visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
16:32
October 1, 2018
050: Positive Impact Projects w/ Todd Babiasz
Todd Babiasz joins us once again (see episode 40 on Backchanneling) to talk with Erik about his leadership class and the incredible experience of his students' positive impact projects. Listen to Todd share with Erik how students are making a difference in tangible and personal ways all over their community. You can see all of the projects by visiting Todd's youtube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoYdeNmGNxc_IzVJ2Tf2S4GgATMi-SdGV ) or connect with Todd further on Twitter ( twitter.com/mrbabiasz ). For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU (drop in any time for free virtual support and instructional technology coaching!).
13:06
September 26, 2018
049: The Amazing Culture Race w/ Pam Stuckey
Pam Stuckey ( pstuckey@rockfordschools.org ) is a seasoned middle school teacher (North Rockford Middle School) who, even 30 years into her career, is constantly innovating and re-invigorating. One example is her Amazing Culture Race activity that draws her 6th grade social studies students into global cultures in exciting and dynamic ways. Listen as she shares the details with Zach. For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU (remember that we offer free virtual coaching and support for teachers!).
11:04
September 24, 2018
048: Perspective, Community, and Emotion w/ Brian Pickerd
Brian Pickerd teaches high school world language at Rockford High School and supports the TESOL programs at Cornerstone University. Additionally, Brian authored Scattering Seed in Teaching (learn more at pickerd.com ). For episode 48, Zach and Pete talk with Brian about his experiences in his various roles as well as the journey of writing a book about education. Listen to Brian share about the value of perspective and community and his efforts to teach through relationship and the power of emotion. To learn more about Brian and his work, contact him at brian@pickerd.com (or find him on Facebook or LinkedIn) or visit pickerd.com . For more from our team of instructional coaches like Pete and Zach, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
36:50
September 19, 2018
047: Teach Your Passions w/ Bridget Rieth
Bridget Rieth teaches 5th grade at Breton Downs Elementary in East Grand Rapids. Along with an army of coworkers, students, and community members, Bridget oversees a literacy experience like none other. In this episode, Pete talks with Bridget about that experience (SPOILER! It is every Harry Potter lover's dream event!) and how because of the personal interest and passion she brings to it, it has been fuel for her career in many ways. Additionally, Pete and Bridget use that idea to dive into the true value of teaching from a place of passion and leveraging one's passions in the classroom. For more from our team of instructional coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
13:28
September 17, 2018
046: Simple Ways to Demonstrate Learning w/ Katie Nethaway
Katie Nethaway ( katie.nethaway@laingsburg.k12.mi.us ) shared about flexible seating on episode 17 of this podcast. For this episode, Zach and Katie continue discussing some of her simple strategies to have students demonstrate learning. Tune in for a few quick tips, or reach out to Katie directly for more details and dynamic ideas (she is always happy to share!). For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
07:16
September 12, 2018
045: Differentiating Using Screencasts w/ Garth Trask
Garth Trask ( twitter.com/garthtraskmi or gtrask@springlakeschools.org ) joins us once more, this time to discuss differentiation and screencasting. Listen as Erik and Garth discuss how he utilizes short and simple videos to elevate routines like word study and station rotations. To hear Garth talk about how he uses live broadcasting in his 1st grade classroom, jump over to episode 29! For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU (remember: we offer free live virtual support, too!).
11:36
September 10, 2018
044: Teacher Training w/ UofM SoE Dean Elizabeth Moje
University of Michigan School of Education Dean Elizabeth Moje joins Pete in a discussion about teacher recruitment and retention and literacy education. Listen as Dean Moje shares about researched and innovative strategies to help better prepare pre-service teachers for the main event as well as some of the challenges teachers face today and how individual teachers can face those challenges. To connect with Dean Moje's work and the U of M School of Ed, visit soe.umich.edu ( twitter.com/umicheducation ) or twitter.com/elianmo9 . For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches or to connect with a coach immediately (we offer FREE virtual support for teachers!), visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
1:16:32
September 5, 2018
043: TL Podcast Recap w/ the CBD Team
If you are just recently tuning in or have missed some content over the summer, this episode is a great way to catch you up on some of the interesting ideas that teachers have shared! Our team sat town together and discussed some of our favorite concepts shared over the past couple months. Listen for a quick recap of the Transforming Learning Podcast! For more from or to connect immediately with our team, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU . Remember, we offer free live teacher support that takes no more than a single click! Visit our page for more.
12:42
September 3, 2018
042: Tech Integration Resources w/ Heather Gauck
Heather Gauck is a K-3rd grade Resource Teacher in Grand Rapids Public Schools where she focuses heavily on the potential for technology to elevate her students' experiences. In this episode, CBD's Pete Grostic talks with Heather about her experiences and the creations of innovationclassroom.com , a resource she built to support other teachers' efforts to leverage technology. For more from our team or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
12:28
August 29, 2018
041: Teaching Leadership Through Projects w/ Carson Ratliff
Carson Ratliff ( twitter.com/carson_ratliff ) teaches high school English and Leadership at West Michigan Aviation Academy. In this episode, Pete and Carson discuss how he approaches elective courses in a project-based manner, leveraging the freedom in the curriculum as well as the opportunity to connect with other content and outside community elements. Note: Carson mentions a Drew Dudley TED Talk. You can view this resource here https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
12:45
August 27, 2018
040: Give Students Voice by Backchanneling w/ Todd Babiasz
Todd Babiasz ( twitter.com/mrbabiasz and tbabiasz@grandblancschools.org ) teaches social studies at Grand Blanc High School. Erik and Todd discuss one simple yet profound use of Backchannel chats in class to elevate classroom culture as well as learning. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches like Erik, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
10:29
August 22, 2018
039: Tips for Teachers: Find Passionate Peers w/ Leah Sajdak
Leah Sajdak teaches English Language Arts at Sparta Middle School ( leah.sajdak@spartaschools.org ). In this episode, CBD's Elaine and Leah discuss lessons Leah learned in her first two years teaching as well as insights gained by seeking the wisdom of other passionate educators. Listen to more ideas from Leah on episode 20. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches like Elaine, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
09:43
August 20, 2018
038: Wowville (As Cool as It Sounds!) w/ Christina Ostrander
Christina Ostrander ( twitter.com/costrand16 ) teaches 4th grade at Mason Elementary in Grand Blanc Community Schools. In an effort to make social studies more interesting, Christina conceived Wowville. In short, students construct and operate a city, but with her students at the helm, it became so much more! Teachers of any content and level should hear Erik and Christina discuss this year-long, multi-discipline, student-centered project! For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Erik, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
13:08
August 15, 2018
037: Professional Collaboration Done Better w/ Katie and Dee
Katie and Dee are both Lakeside Elementary teachers in Muskegon Public Schools. In this episode, Zach talks with Katie and Dee about their thoughts on finding better ways to collaborate effectively and efficiently. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches like Zach, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
10:33
August 13, 2018
036: Gamifying 3rd Grade Social Studies with Mark Schlaudt
Mark Schlaudt ( twitter.com/mschlaudt ) teaches 3rd grade at Roguewood Elementary in Rockford Public Schools. Mark and Erik discuss how a simple gamification process revolutionized the social studies learning for his students. For from our instructional coaches like Erik or to connect with us immediately, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
10:55
August 8, 2018
035: International Collaboration and More w/ Teresa Perles
For episode 35, Pete talks with Teresa Perles, a teacher at Alpha and Omega school in Spain. Pete and Teresa first met at an education conference in 2015 where Pete heard Teresa present about some of her strategies. Impressed even years later, we reached out to Teresa to share her ongoing thoughts about giving students ownership of instruction as well as connecting with other classrooms internationally. Connect with Teresa by finding her on Twitter ( twitter.com/tepesal ), LinkedIn, and Facebook. For more from our team or to connect with our instructional coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
09:37
August 6, 2018
034: These 6 Things with Dave Stuart, Jr.
Dave Stuart, Jr. is an author, blogger, presenter, and high school social studies teacher who has devoted himself to fostering, as he describes, long-term flourishing in his students and his readership. In this episode, Pete and Dave discuss his book, These 6 Things, in the context of his vision for teaching and learning and his hopes for other teachers. Educators will no doubt be inspired, refreshed, and challenged by Dave's insights and experiences! Learn more about Dave's work and the release of his latest book at davestuartjr.com where you can also sign up for his free newsletter. For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
1:01:59
August 1, 2018
033: ClassroomScreen, Tour Builders, Gimkit w/ the CBD Team
In this episode, the CBD team slams some interesting ideas for instructional technology. We hope you enjoy a few practical edtech tips! For more or to connect with our instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
10:56
July 30, 2018
032: Collaboration Screens with Marisa Thompson
Marisa Thompson ( twitter.com/MarisaEThompson ) is an ELA teacher, PD instructor, and presenter in Southern California. Recently, Marisa developed a solution to the constant concern of isolation in a 1:1 technology environment. With her HS students, she implemented what she calls "Collaboration Screens" and wrote about the community development that resulted on her blog, unlimitedteacher.com . Listen to Zach and Marisa discuss why and how she made this change, and check out Marisa's blog for more from her! To connect with one of our instructional coaches like Zach, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
13:22
July 25, 2018
031: Tips for Changing Routines with Ellen Wiese
Ellen Wiese teaches special education in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. Working with a CI student population often elevates certain kinds of challenges, and according to Ellen, one such challenge is change. In this episode, Pete talks with Ellen about how she approaches change in things like classroom routines so that improvements are possible without sacrificing student comfort. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, or to connect with a coach like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
08:05
July 23, 2018
030: 3 Active Vocabulary Strategies with Jasmine Ramahi
Jasmine Ramahi teaches world languages at East Kentwood Public Schools. In this episode, Pete talks with Jasmine about the importance of understanding academic vocabulary, and Jasmine shares 3 of her favorite vocabulary strategies for students. For more from our instructional coaches or to connect with Pete or another coach on our team, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
09:28
July 18, 2018
029: GO LIVE! to Share Your Classroom with Garth Trask
Garth Trask is a highly innovative 1st grade teacher at Jeffers Elementary in Spring Lake, MI. In this episode, Erik talks with Garth about the idea of live broadcasting classroom activities for others to see. All K-12 teachers should hear and consider this incredible strategy to break down the classroom walls and invite families and others in! To connect with Garth directly, email him at gtrask@springlakeschools.org or find him on Twitter at twitter.com/GarthTraskMI For more from our team of instructional coaches or to connect with a coach like Erik directly, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
10:43
July 16, 2018
028: Leadership & Ed w/ Angie Morgan, NYT bestselling author
In this extended episode, Pete talks with leadership expert Angie Morgan, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller "Spark" as well as "Lead from the Front" (for more, visit leadstar.us/books ). Angie and Pete discuss how leadership and education intersect as well as such topics as feedback, accountability, empathy, and even mindfulness and mental health. To learn more about Angie's work, visit sparkslead.us . For more from our team of instructional coaches or to connect with us, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
39:46
July 11, 2018
027: Project-Based Learning for Math with Glenn and Bob
Glenn Waddell and Bob Quinn ( gwaddell@unr.edu and quinn@unr.edu ) work with pre-service teachers at the University of Nevada Reno, supporting math and science teachers and efforts to integrate Project-Based Instruction. In this episode, Zach and Amy talk with Glenn and Bob about strategies to elevate the PBL experience in a math classroom. To learn about their program, visit www.unr.edu/nevadateach For more resources or to connect with one of our instructional coaches like Zach and Amy, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
09:32
July 9, 2018
026: Desmos, Guess Who, and HS Math with Mike Dodge
As a high school math teacher, Mike Dodge ( twitter.com/MrDodgeMath ) has infused technology tools like Desmos in dynamic ways to enhance instruction and build inquiry (often a challenge in a math classroom!). Listen to episode 26 to hear Pete talk with Mike about some of those strategies. For more resources or to connect with an instructional coach like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
07:55
July 4, 2018
025: A 5th Grade Research Project with Dean Meyer
Dean Meyer ( twitter.com/meyerisland or dean.meyer@laingsburg.k12.mi.us ) teaches 5th grade at Laingsburg Elementary School. He also assists in leading the district technology committee. In this episode, Dean shares some of the activities and strategies he finds most useful and impactful, one example being his very unique take on a College Research Project (yes, in 5th grade!). Listen for more about how he brings that to life for 10 yos. For more resources or to connect with one of our instructional coaches like Zach, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU.
08:50
July 2, 2018
024: LIVE from #ISTE18! Idea Slam with the CBD Team
We bring this one to you from the main conference hall at the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago! The CBD team shares insights and reflections about ideas, strategies, or tech tools we discovered through this year's ISTE experience. Sure, there's background noise (we are in a conference hall surrounded by thousands of people!), but it is the sound of positive progress toward elevating education! For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU (remember, you can connect with use directly in many ways - visit the page for the details).
15:28
June 27, 2018
023: Screencasting Lessons & Assessments w/ LeAnn Knudsen
LeAnn Knudsen teaches a split class of 4th and 5th grade students at Moon Elementary. In an effort to cope with not only a plethora of student needs, LeAnn also must teach two different curriculums simultaneously. Her solution: screencasting. Listen to LeAnn talk about how this tool and her strategies have transformed her instruction and her students' learning. For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
08:10
June 25, 2018
022: Elevate Empathy w/ David Theune, Fulbright Scholar
David Theune teaches ELA at Spring Lake High School where he also launched the Elevate Empathy movement in the form of a book by that title and a podcast called The Share Chair. Listen to David's story and his compelling quest to let teenagers be heard, both in his own and nearby districts, as well as being recently awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, the Netherlands and beyond. David makes a regular habit of connecting with other teachers and would love to discuss how others can join his efforts. He can be found on Twitter (@DavidTheune), Facebook (David Theune), and Instagram (@dktheune), and we encourage listeners to check out his podcast at soundcloud.com/thesharechairpodcast For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
44:45
June 20, 2018
021: Competency Is Not Enough with Amber Kasic
Amber Kasic teaches world languages at Holland High School where she has invested herself in the work of fostering skills in her students beyond the scope of content and curriculum. Along with traveling the world, Amber has served on the 2017-18 Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council. To connect with Amber, follower her on twitter at twitter.com/edu4change For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Pete, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
08:11
June 18, 2018
020: Your Mess is Your Message project with Leah Sajdak
Leah Sajdak teaches ELA at Sparta Middle School. Leah shares a project geared toward fostering empathy in deeper and more meaningful ways with her students, a project that has implications for a lot of subject areas and grade levels! To connect with Leah directly, you can email her at leah.sajdak@spartaschools.org For more strategies or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Zach, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
08:35
June 13, 2018
019: Mystery Hangouts w/ Jim Bowering and Kristen Vallimont
Jim and Kristen teach 5th grade in Grand Blanc Community Schools. Both tried Mystery Hangouts for the first time this year and found the experience not only worthwhile but worth repeating! Listen to their experiences as well as pro tips about how to maximize a dynamic collaboration experience like Mystery Hangouts. For more from our team or to connect with Pete or any other instructional and technology coaches on our team, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
08:14
June 11, 2018
018: The Transforming Learning Journey with Renne Wyman
Renne Wyman teaches special education at Sparta High School. Over the course of her conversation with Elaine, she shares countless strategies and resources to leverage technology in Special Education, but greater still is her inspiring story about how a 20-year veteran teacher learns new and profound ways to meet students' needs and elevate instruction. For more or to connect with Elaine or any of our instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
12:01
June 8, 2018
017: Flexible Seating (not just bean bags) w/ Katie Nethaway
Katie Nethaway teaches 3rd grade at Laingsburg Elementary and is diving deep into the world of student-centered learning, starting with the furniture and seating in her room. If you have considered flexible seating in any capacity, tune-in to receive vital insights and inspiring examples. Katie would love to share more with any interested, so feel free to reach out to her at katie.nethaway@laingsburg.k12.mi.us For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology integration coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
10:11
June 6, 2018
016: Collaboration Beyond the Classroom w/ Lindsay & Valerie
Lindsay and Valerie are Grand Blanc Community Schools teachers who found immense value in cross-building collaboration. Listen as Pete and Elaine ask about how Lindsay's 8th graders and Valerie's 11th graders connected in a meaningful way. For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
06:30
June 4, 2018
015: CBD Team Idea Slam: Rewordify, Google Sites, and more!
In this episode, the CBD team of instructional coaches (minus Elaine who was not able to attend) get together to share interesting technology tools and strategies that we have recently encountered during our time working with teachers. The episode is a casual conversation intended to give you a glimpse into a Friday afternoon with CBD. For more or to connect with one of us, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
09:32
June 1, 2018
014: Discussing Education with Tracy Horodyski, 2016-17 MTOY
In a change of pace from our previous episodes, episode 14 is a more extended conversation with the 2016-17 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Tracy Horodyski. During the conversation, we discuss her experiences as TOY as well as some compelling topics relevant to education perspectives today. To contact Tracy directly, find her on Twitter (@tracyhorodyski) or email her at tracyhorodyski@gmail.com For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
33:02
May 30, 2018
013: A Student Feedback Strategy with Meggin Verduzco
Meggin Verduzco shares a simple but powerful feedback strategy that both creates opportunity for students to receive more feedback on their work and fosters much-needed communication and digital interaction skills. We discussed the idea of feedback in greater depth in episode 9, but listen now as Meggin shares a practical strategy for just such a thing. For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
08:13
May 23, 2018
012: How 1st Graders Change the World with Jaci Jackson
Jaci Jackson teaches 1st grade at Lakes Elementary in Rockford, MI. Her background includes both suburban and urban school districts, and whatever the student population, she has found great success in fostering and growing positive life skills in her students. Listen as she discusses some of her strategies and perspectives. For more or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
08:54
May 21, 2018
011: Pocket Poetry with Rebecca Hubbard
Rebecca Hubbard teaches middle and high school English and Creative Writing at Frankfort High School. Together with several of her students, she describes the Pocket Poetry idea they developed to bring life to poetry in new and innovative ways. For more about the original idea, search "Poem in Your Pocket Day." Continue the conversation with one of our instructional and technology coaches by visiting cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu.
08:17
May 17, 2018
010: Power Responses with Mark Wells
Mark Wells is a high school band instructor who wanted the ability to give every student meaningful, personal feedback on his/her playing. His solution was the development of what he calls Power Responses. Listen as Pete Grostic discusses the development and implementation of the strategy with Mark. If you like the concept but don't know where to start, connect with a CBD coach today by visiting cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu.
08:27
May 11, 2018
009: 2 Things Every Classroom Needs NOW
In this episode, we discuss two must-have elements of teaching and learning that represent a synthesis of innumerable conversations with teachers and years of supporting research and that every classroom can integrate and incorporate immediately. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu and talk to one of our coaches today!
07:11
May 2, 2018
008: Monday Morning Meetings with Dan Derksen
In this episode of the Transforming Learning Podcast, Dan Derksen, a 5th grade teacher at Valley View Elementary School in Rockford, shares his strategy for Monday Morning Meetings. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
06:43
April 27, 2018
007: 3 Things that Elevate Every Learning Experience
In this episode, we share thoughts about high impact learning experiences and the 3 things that tend to occur in those memorable learning moments. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
06:05
April 18, 2018
006: Flipgrid Fridays with Carmen Weigel
In this episode, Carmen Weigel, a high school teacher in East Grand Rapids, MI, shares her Flipgrid Fridays strategy for her business classes. Check out flipgrid via flipgrid.com For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
06:03
April 17, 2018
005: Students Do the Technology and Instructional Support
In this episode, we share a strategy many school districts are beginning to implement that involves utilizing students for technology support and instructional coaching in their schools. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
06:30
April 16, 2018
004: An Activity to Bring the Periodic Table to Life
In this episode, we will share an idea that a middle school science teacher suggested to bring the study of the periodic table of elements to life. This strategy could also easily be adapted to any subject area or content! For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
04:15
April 16, 2018
003: A New Take on Podcasting to Give Students Voice
In this episode, we share an idea from Spring Lake High School teacher David Theune who uses podcasting as a way to combat bullying and cruelty in his school. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
06:35
April 16, 2018
002: Teacher Collaboration and 3 ?s to Boost Conversations
In this episode, we will share 3 questions that teachers can ask one another (or use for individual reflection) to maximize collaborative time and support sharing practical ideas with one another. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
05:35
April 16, 2018
001: Welcome to the Transforming Learning Podcast!
Communications by Design is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting schools and teachers through innovative technology integrations and instructional practices. In this first episode, we want simply to share a bit about our company and our purpose for the podcast. Connect with us directly at cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
04:03
April 16, 2018
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