Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in P-12 education. Join the conversation as we "reimagine" how Future Ready Schools can transform learning for a new generation of connected students. Be sure to follow Dr. Greg Goins on Twitter at @DrGregGoins.
In this episode, Dr. Mark Wagner, CEO of EdTechTeam, Inc., discusses his new book, More Now: A Message from The Future for the Educators of Today, and shares his thoughts on the state of educational technology in our schools. Among the topics discussed are the EdTechTeam Summits, EdTechTeam Press, the publishing division of EdTechTeam, Inc., and his role with Google for Education as he helps lead the Google Certified Innovator Program. Twitter: @markwagner, @edtechteam.
In this episode, Jon Corippo, Executive Director of CUE, a non-profit organization that specializes in professional development for educators, discusses "seamless technology" in the classroom that will create a culture of learning through the four C's of communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. As one of the nation's leading voices in educational technology, Corippo also shares insights from his book, The EduProtocol Field Guide: 16 Student-Centered Lesson Frames for Infinite Learning Possibilities. Corippo is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Certified Google Innovator and was named to the National School Board Association's (NSBA) Twenty to Watch in 2016. He is also the creator of the popular CUE Rock Star Camp Series. Twitter: @jcorippo.
In this episode, Dr. Pam Moran reflects on a 43 year career in public education that included 13 years as the Superintendent of the Albemarle Public School District in Virginia. Selected as the 2016 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, Pam is a long time advocate of an educational model that prepares students for “success in their century, not mine.” She emphasizes the value of student-led research, project-based learning and contemporary learning spaces that promote collaboration, creativity, analytical problem-solving, critical thinking, and communications competencies among all students. She can now add co-author to her list of accomplishments as her new book, Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools will be released in August, 2018. Twitter: @pammoran.
In this episode, Dr. Denver Fowler shares insights from his new book, The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World and cites evidence to support the use of digital tools in the classroom to meet the needs of a new generation of digital learners. As an international speaker and researcher, Dr. Fowler also discusses the global impact of the American education system and why Finland is widely considered the world leader in P-12 education. Twitter: @DenverJFowler.
Are you frustrated with traditional models of professional development? Are you ready to take PD at your school to the next level? In this episode, special guest Rich Czyz, an elementary school principal from New Jersey, discusses his book, The Four O'Clock Faculty: A Rouge Guide to Revolutionary Professional Development, and shares some innovative solutions to "reimagine" PD for educators. Among the topics discussed are EdCamps, Ignite Sessions, #CoffeeEDU, Book Studies, Voxer Groups and a few surprises to challenge the status quo. Twitter: @RACzyz. Blog: www.fouroclockfaculty.com.
Are you ready to eliminate grade levels and create better learning opportunities for kids? In this episode, Travis Lape, Innovative Programs Director of the Harrisburg School District in South Dakota, shares an innovative new model that includes design thinking, personalized learning and school maker spaces for enhanced student engagement. To learn more, follow Travis Lape on Twitter at @travislape and read his blog at www.lensintolearning.com.
In this episode, Heather Warrell, a Digital Learning Coach at the Kentucky Department of Education, shares her thoughts on Digital Leadership, Purple Cows and the #KYGoDigital movement that continues to gain momentum as innovative school leaders throughout Kentucky have embraced a new approach to professional learning. Twitter: @heatherwarrell, @DrGregGoins.
In this episode, Dr. David Geurin shares his thoughts on Digital Leadership and provides an overview of his book, Future Driven: Will Students Thrive in an Unpredictable World? Dr. Geurin serves as the principal at Bolivar High School (MO), a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, and was selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a National Digital Principal of the Year in 2017. Learn more about Dr. Geurin at www.davidgeurin.com.
In this inaugural episode of the Reimagine Schools podcast, Dr. Greg Goins interviews special guest Ted Dintersmith about his new book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America. Be sure to follow Ted Dintersmith at @dintersmith and buy the book at www.teddintersmith.com.