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DOE Digest with the New Jersey Department of Education

DOE Digest with the New Jersey Department of Education

By New Jersey DOE
In DOE Digest, host Dr. Ken Bond and guests discuss educating New Jersey's 1.4 million students. DOE Digest is based on the simple premise that, as educators, the greatest resource we have is each other. It is a platform for information exchange that highlights the work being done by innovative and transformative educators around the state.

Transcripts at www.nj.gov/education/pln/podcast-transcripts/.

Neither the New Jersey Department of Education, nor its officers, employees or agents, specifically endorse, recommend or favor views expressed by those interviewed.
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Grow the Flame - Accelerating Learning in Secondary Schools
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses accelerating learning in middle and high school with Mackey Pendergrast, Lisa Haberl, and Erin Murphy-Richardson. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education.
26:37
May 12, 2022
Ecosystems for Growth - Accelerating Learning in Elementary School
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses accelerating learning in elementary school with Mackey Pendergrast, Lisa Haberl, Tracey Marinelli, and Nicole Dilkes. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education.
27:45
April 14, 2022
SEL and School Climate - Joy and Community
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate with Kathy Ehling, Colin Hogan, Karin Stanton, Lauren Gunther, and Felicia Henderson. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education. The SEL Modules that were referenced in the episode can be found on the Department's website. 
34:00
March 10, 2022
SEL Integration - A Whole-School Approach (Rebroadcast)
In this episode rebroadcast, Ken Bond discusses social and emotional learning (SEL) integration with Jaclyn Citro, Robin Ivanisik, Gayle Colucci, Latasha Casterlow-Lalla, Margie Thomas, and Kandice Point-Du-Jour. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education.
31:01
February 10, 2022
Educator Mentorship - Long-Term Professional Growth
In this rebroadcast from April 2020, staff from the Somerdale School District and the Neptune School District spoke with Ken Bond about educator mentorship. The discussion included how to sustain both formal and informal mentorship.
29:30
January 13, 2022
Planning for Student Voice - Accelerating Learning through Individuality
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses student voice and learning acceleration with Theresa Maughan, Dennis Dagounis, Teresa De Sapio Diaz, and Kimberley Madalena. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education. 
25:36
December 16, 2021
Teacher Rejuvenation
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses Teacher Rejuvenation with Samantha Johnson Boyer, Lynne Bussott, Jim House, Julie Knight, and Shawna Longo. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education. 
31:59
November 10, 2021
To the Heart - Equity Professional Learning
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses equity professional learning with Patricia Haney, Avé Altersitz, Loretta Winters, Joe Bollendorf, Rosetta Treece, Lois Baldwin, Vicky Pilitsis, and Lora Marie Durr. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education. Click this link for the equity professional learning guidance referenced in the episode. 
34:03
October 14, 2021
Fast Break - Activism, Youth Voice, and Anti-Hazing Statute
In this fast break episode, Ken Bond talks with Matthew Prager about his involvement in the signing of a New Jersey anti-hazing law.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education. 
07:04
September 30, 2021
Restorative Practice – Strengthening Community
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses restorative practice with Anne Gregory, Christine Johnson, Stephen Dickerson, and Derek Piccini. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education, visit https://www.nj.gov/education. You can find work that Anne Gregory referenced at this link.
31:36
September 16, 2021
SEL Integration - A Whole-School Approach
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses social and emotional learning (SEL) integration with Jaclyn Citro, Robin Ivanisik, Gayle Colucci, Latasha Casterlow-Lalla, Margie Thomas, and Kandice Point-Du-Jour. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
30:31
August 12, 2021
Learning Acceleration - Extending Learning Opportunities
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses extending learning opportunities with Arlene Rogo and Ambrose Duckett III. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
28:21
July 14, 2021
Solidarity for Language Learning - Standing with Families for Multilingualism
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses standing in solidarity for language learning with Anel Suriel and Shirley Santos. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
26:03
June 10, 2021
Thinking Outside the Box - Parent Collaboration and Special Education
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses parent collaboration and Special Education with Kasey Dudley, Ginny Bryant, Kevin Sturges, Jodi Mahoney, and Paul Barbato. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
25:12
May 13, 2021
Teachers Leading the Way
In this episode, Ken Bond, Angel Santiago, Syreeta Primas, Justin Saxon, and Mary Bozenmayer discuss how teachers lead the way in New Jersey through honored educator programs as well as the Teacher Leader Endorsement. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
26:20
April 14, 2021
Models of Service - Head Start Programs
In this episode, Ken Bond, Isaac Dorsey, Bonnie Eggenburg, and Ciara Haynes discuss how Head Start programs foster parent leadership and take a multifaceted approach to engaging children. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
23:28
March 11, 2021
Exploring Your Future – Career and Technical Education
In this episode, to mark Career and Technical Education Month, Ken Bond discusses this topic with David Nash, Kitty Dorfman, Ben Kluempen, Keely DiTizio, Joe Castellucci, Shari Castelli, and Gary MacDonald.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.  
32:19
February 10, 2021
Human Trafficking Prevention in Schools
In this episode, to mark National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Ken Bond discusses human trafficking prevention with Danny Papa, Kate Lee, and Victoria Adams.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.  If you are interested in finding out more about the NJ Human Trafficking Coalition visit https://www.njhumantrafficking.org/.
32:33
January 11, 2021
Gifted and Talented Education - Advancing Student Learning
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses supporting gifted students with Saketh Maddali, Kaelyn Brisby, Emelysse Jacobo, Courtney Carrelha, and Michael DeTuro from the Mahwah School District as well as Karen Machuca and Ymani Matthews from the Orange School District. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
31:59
December 09, 2020
Students as Artists - Community and Creativity
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses supporting students as artists with Lisa Spero, Bryan Williams, Sheika Norris, and Angela Mikula. Thank you to the organizations involved in today's episode including NJPAC (https://www.njpac.org/) and Arts Ed NJ (https://www.artsednj.org/). For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
32:34
November 30, 2020
Student Athletes - Caring for the Whole Student
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses supporting student-athletes with Mary Liz Ivins, Jason Lester, Joe Trentacosta, and Michael Pede. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
27:51
October 15, 2020
Meaningful Learning - Engaging Students
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses student engagement with Kimberly Dickstein-Hughes, Sabrina Capoli, and Bruce Reicher. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
30:46
September 10, 2020
Sustaining Support - Remote Professional Learning Networks
In this episode, Ken Bond discusses how to create and sustain remote professional learning networks with Kelly Cerbone, Keri Orange-Jones, and Luigi Laugelli. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
25:45
August 14, 2020
Reflecting to Move Forward - Sharing across the State
In this episode, hear reflections on remote education from around New Jersey. Ken Bond starts the episode by interviewing Cory Radisch and then shares a curated collection of voice memo reflections from educators in the state. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
25:03
July 15, 2020
Opening the Shades - Confronting Systemic Racism
Guests Tonya Breland, George Guy, and Dan Tulino spoke about confronting systemic racism and the personal impact it has on us as educators and people. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
35:53
June 10, 2020
Facilitating Balance - Virtual Mental Health Fair
Staff from the South Brunswick School District spoke with Ken Bond about remote mental health services, including a virtual mental health fair. View the website for the fair at https://sites.google.com/view/sbhsmentalhealthwellnessfair/home?authuser=0. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
25:31
May 13, 2020
Educator Mentorship - Long-Term Professional Growth
Educators and leaders from the Somerdale School District and the Neptune School District spoke with Ken Bond about educator mentorship. The discussion included how to sustain both formal and informal mentorship. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
28:43
April 15, 2020
Fast Break - Voices of Encouragement
In this episode, hear encouragement from around New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Education curated a collection of voice memos from educators in the state. These educators describe and process their experiences living in the reality of spring 2020.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
12:41
April 02, 2020
Leveraging the NJDOE as a Resource – Advancing Organizational Capacity
Camden City School District staff joined Ken Bond to discuss how educators can co-construct educational opportunities with the New Jersey Department of Education. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
26:09
March 11, 2020
Together for Community - Engaging Faith-Based Organizations
Rev. David Jefferson, Jr. joined Ken Bond to discuss how to build bridges with faith-based organizations. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
20:55
February 12, 2020
Storytelling for Empathy - Elevating Youth Voice with Podcasting
Staff members and students from the Bridgewater Raritan School District and the Red Bank Regional School District joined Ken Bond to discuss how to come alongside youth as they create podcasts to elevate their voices. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
28:43
January 15, 2020
Welcoming Opportunity - Newly-Arrived ELLs
Staff members and students from the Atlantic City School District and Passaic City School District joined Ken Bond to discuss how to build environments that are responsive to newcomer English language learners (ELLs). Bilingual/ESL Model Program information discussed in this episode can be found at https://www.state.nj.us/education/bilingual/resources/slr/. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
28:54
December 11, 2019
Healing Connections - Trauma, the Brain, and Education
Staff members from the Union City School District and Ocean City School District joined Ken Bond to discuss the impacts of trauma on the brain and how schools can build environments that are trauma informed. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
28:04
November 13, 2019
Progress through Goal Setting - Building Data Leadership
This episode explores how to build student and teacher data leaders through distributed leadership.  During the episode, Ken Bond talks with Laura Sandy and students from the West Deptford School District as well as Bruce Henecker from Freehold Regional School District.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
25:58
October 09, 2019
Building the House - Staff Climate and Culture
This episode features Ken Bond as well as Kimberly Dickstein (2020 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year) and Paul O'Neill (#pln365 Twitter chat creator).  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.
22:02
September 11, 2019
Relationships that Last - School and University Collaboration
This episode features Ken Bond as well as students, teachers, and professors from around New Jersey.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.     
26:43
August 14, 2019
Changing the Future - Centering Student Voice in Education
This episode features Ken Bond as well as students, teachers, and professors from around New Jersey.  The NJ History Day video from the New Brunswick students featured can be found at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAOT9wguAEQ.  Information about the HHYRA Conference and Rutgers Graduate School of Education can be found at  https://sites.google.com/view/hhyraconference and https://gse.rutgers.edu/. For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.    
22:60
July 12, 2019
Fast Break - Voices from the NJDOE SEL Forward Conference
This episode features Ken Bond as well as participants from the NJDOE SEL Forward Conference.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.   
09:49
June 26, 2019
Partnerships for Success - Family Engagement in Schools
This episode features Ken Bond as well as members of the Hamilton (Mercer County) School District community.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.  
23:30
June 13, 2019
Skills for the Future - Infusing SEL into Classrooms and Schools
 This episode features Ken Bond as well as educators from the Somerville and Spotswood Districts.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.  To find out more about New Jersey's SEL Competencies, visit  https://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/sandp/sel/SELCompetencies.pdf .   
26:40
May 15, 2019
Edcamps, Twitter and Beyond - Educator Professional Learning Networks
This episode features New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet, host Ken Bond and educators who participated in Edcamp Newark.  For more about the Office of the Professional Learning Network visit https://www.nj.gov/education/pln/.  To find Edcamps in your area visit https://www.edcamp.org/.  
22:30
April 10, 2019
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01:09
March 06, 2019