On the iTeach Podcast, we discuss the current state of Personalized Learning and Innovative Teaching and Learning Practices. Anyone in education will feel at home with the show as we cover everything EDU including high level (state and district) policies and procedures, building level strategies for change management, and individual classroom best practices for new and innovative teaching and learning tools and pedagogies. Use the hashtags #iteachlive to share thoughts, questions, and ideas with us and our listening audience.
In this episode, we speak with Dr Julie Warner, a research analyst at the US Department of Education. Julie is a NBCT, has worked as an education policy advisor for Sen Al Franken and the Office of the White House, and has served as Tech Director for the Coastal Savannah Writing Project. We talk with Julie about personalized learning, micro-credentials, literacy in the maker movement, and several of her personal projects and books.
17:35 - Julie's new book
20:40 - Julie's views on personalized learning
27:24 - Micro-credentialing
45:35 - Literacy and the Maker Movement
59:35 - Julie's new book and mistakes we've made
1.32:35 - Teenagers learning with and through smart phones
1.44:35 - Closing
*All views expressed are Julie's personal views and do not represent the views of the US Department of Education
This is our "Year in Review" and "2019 Preview" show where we discussed the past year at iTeach (things like MakerBus launch, things learned at/from conferences, future casting, ITEC 7600, and other accomplishments) and previewed some exciting things we have on the horizon for 2019 (things like iTeachU and iTeach On Demand)! Give it a listen and let us know your thoughts.
In this episode, special guest (and iTeach alum) Heather Cox joins us from Microsoft to talk about how Microsoft software and hardware can be used to support personalized learning. You can follow Heather on Twitter @MrsHCox
In this episode of iTeach Live, we discuss Individual Path and Pace and how without them, you cannot be "personalized" learning. Listen in on the conversation to learn more about what is possibly the most misunderstood component to a truly personalized learning experience.
The latest episode of iTeach Live focuses on Student Voice as an essential condition for Personalized Learning. The team talks about what student voice is and how to begin incorporating it in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. EDU in the News is also featured in this episode, as well as some current pop culture trends.
Intro/Edu in the News
Student Voice 32:24.723
Pop Culture 1:33:59.030
What Are You Reading? 1:38:50.000
In the first episode of Season 3, we discuss executive function; what it is, it's impact on personalized learning, and why we chose "executive function" in lieu of some other proprietary term (Hint: it's all about the data). We also discuss strategies that teachers and parents can implement immediately to promote executive functioning in their students and children. Join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag, #iteachlive.
In this episode of iTeach Live, we pay homage to the request show we grew up on, TRL Live! We field questions from listeners on a variety of subjects that range from "What can I do this summer to prepare for PL in the fall?", to "What all does iTeach do?"
As always, let us know your thoughts and questions using the hashtag #iteachlive via all your social media outlets!
[9:32] - EDU in the News
[23:31] - Segment 1: TRL
[25:28] - Question 1
[36:20] - Question 2
[45:28] - Question 3
[58:43] - Question 4
[1:18:31] - Question 5
[1:27:04] - Question 6
[1:31:28] - iTeach Services Explained
[1:49:33] - Summer Schedule
In this episode, we have streaming issues, sound issues, and recording issues! Even still, we forged ahead and recorded a show full of great content. We covered authentic and adaptive assessments as an essential condition for personalized learning. We also had special guest, Leigh Martin (@leighmlibrarian) in the studio to talk about the KSU iTeach MakerBus and all things makered. And finally, we finished the show with 2 bits on summer PD and the second installment of Plug In Parents. Give it a listen and let us know your thoughts! Use #iteachlive to let us know what you think of the show and if there are any topics you would like to discuss in a future episode.
In this episode, we interview Education Elements CEO, Anthony Kim about his new book, The New School Rules. We also talk about Learner Voice as a n essential condition for personalized learning and how teachers can begin to incorporate learner voice in their classrooms. We had David Lockhart, The Big Guy in a Bow Tie, come by the studio to talk about HyperDuino in his segment, Gadget Time. And finally, we introduced a new segment called "Focusing on Frameworks" where we broke down the SAMR model of technology integration and what it really means for personalized learning in the classroom.
In this segment, we talk about mastery dispositions as an essential condition for personalized learning. We discuss not only what "mastery dispositions" means and how it relates to personalized learning, but what teachers can do right now in their classrooms to move towards a mastery disposition!
iTeach Live is the new format with hosts Andy, Stephanee, and Anissa. In episode 2, we talk about Mastory Dispositions and what teachers can do right now to move towards mastery in their own classrooms. We also talk with instructional coach, Ana Hale, about badges and micro-credentialing that teachers can acquire to personalize their own professional development. Finally, introduced a new segment called Plug In Parents where we discuss the difficult topic of parenting connected kids. We address screen time in particular in this episode.
We got to sit down and chat with Common Sense Media's Steve Garton at GaETC 2017 about everything from parenting today's connected children to managing systematic change at the state level.
You can follow Steve on Twitter @sgarton121.
You can watch the interview on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/646lh8Z9-kU.
We got the opportunity to talk with Tony Vincent at GaETC 2017! We talk about everything from the new iPhone, missed opportunities with students, and the merits of project based learning.
You can follow Tony on Twitter @TonyVincent.
Learn more about Tony and/or check out his learning resources at https://learninginhand.com/
You can watch the interview on our Youtube channel @ https://youtu.be/5WkyKfYbKzQ
Listen in as we chat with Carlo and Amber (from Nearpod)about all things Nearpod! They were kind enough to stop by our booth at GaETC and fill us in on all the new features and even dropped some hints on some upcoming!
You can follow Carlo on Twitter @Nearpod_Carlo;
You can follow Amber on Twitter @PeppyZestyTeach;
Learn more about Nearpod @https://nearpod.com/
You can watch the interview at https://youtu.be/Zm9yzCCi_Uk
This very special episode was recorded live from our booth at GaETC 2017. Listen in as Google's Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap, talks with us about trends in education, Personalized Learning, and Google's involvement in the Dynamic Learning Project (with Digital Promise).
You can follow Jaime on Twitter @jcasap.
You can watch the video of this interview on our YouTube page @ https://youtu.be/-fXIz-WVvoM.
Get to know KSU iTeach Instructional Technology Specialist Nisa Peek in this episode of Education 3.0. Nisa is the second longest serving member of the iTeach team and is the project lead for our Paulding County Schools project. She shares with us some valuable tricks that she uses to help clear her mind and focus on the big picture, while at the same time not losing focus on #onesmallthing. Give it a listen and if you like what you hear, subscribe today. You can follow Nisa on Twitter @NisaPeek.
In this episode, we talk with PCSD Tech Eds project lead, Nisa Peek to get a "peek" at the grassroots change she is leading in Paulding County Schools. Nisa shares with us everything from the humble beginnings of the Tech Eds program to the "District of Distinction" awards they have received since pushing the project out. Listen in to hear some of Nisa's strategies and tips for leading and managing systematic change from the bottom up on a shoestring budget!
You can follow Nisa on Twitter @NisaPeek.
You can learn more about the Tech Eds on their website, http://pauldingteched.weebly.com/.
In this episode, I talk with Heather Cox about how she supports coaches in the field. We also speak about missing the classroom and how new coaches need to be assertive when trying to fill their calendar. Heather shares with us some of her strategies for coping and identifying what teachers need and when. Listen in to keep up with the conversation as I never have any problems talking openly and honestly with Heather (Spoiler: She just needs a mic)! Don't for get to subscribe and if you like it, share it with your friends. You can follow Heather on Twitter @MrsHCox.
In this episode, I travel to College Park to talk with KSU iTeach Instructional Technology Specialist, Jackie Souffrant. Jackie came to us via her own personal pursuit for happiness. She epitomizes what it means to "love what you do." And that love shows when she walks down the halls of her schools as her teachers and students obviously love her back. Listen in as we get to know Jackie and how "loving what you do" means just as much to your clients as it does to you. You can follow Jackie on Twitter @JackieSouffrant
Join me, Heather, and special guest Stephanee Stephens as we go over all things GaETC 2017! We cover who to see, what to leave with, and how to survive for first timers and conference pros. Don't forget that we will be broadcasting live from the venue and will have tons of freebies and give-aways! Come by and see us at the conference and, as always, don't forget to hit that "Subscribe" button.
In this episode, we get to meet 21 yr teaching vet Kristin Siembieda. Kristin leverages her unique experience with the Ranger Service and love for outdoor education to motivate and inspire students and teachers in the schools she supports. Listen in to get to know her and learn some of the strategies she employs in both of the Title I schools she serves. You can follow Kristin on Twitter @kmsteach31
Listen in on Alex and I discuss how her early exposure to a personalized, co-taught environment has shaped the way she supports her schools today. And learn that she is not only the in-house Microsoft expert for the iTeach team, but she supports a Microsoft Showcase School and one-of-28, Teach-to-One schools in the nation! How good is the work Alex is doing? Just ask the US Department of Education's Office of Ed Tech (@OfficeofEdTech)...or read about it at the link below! You almost can't tell we forgot to plug in the mic :)
You can follow Alex on Twitter @Alex_n_wndrlnd
Read about the work KSU iTeach and Alex Larson are doing at Bear Creek Middle School: https://tech.ed.gov/stories/bear-creek-middle-school/
KSU iTeach project lead, David Lockhart and I talk about how he brings personalized learning and the maker movement to one of the poorest counties in the nation. He also gets to work with the STEM and Innovation team from the second largest school district in Georgia. Learn some of his strategies for balancing the load with two school districts on opposite ends of the spectrum.
You can follow David on Twitter @bigguyinabowtie.
In this special episode, Andy chats Kris McBride, the longest server member of the iTeach team. Kris has a unique roll with the team in that she is one of the Project Leads for our largest contract and she gets to "coach the coaches." Tune in to learn some of the strategies and best practices Kris uses to support our embedded coaches in the field.
You can follow Kris on Twitter @ijustkeepswimn
In this episode, we get to meet KSU Instructional Technology Specialist Philip Wagener. Phil came to iTeach from Illinois and uses his experience as a traveling musician to engage and personalize learning for his students. Listen as he shares some of his unique strategies for success and the exciting projects he is currently working on.
You can follow Phil on Twitter @PhilipWagener
EDU Mashup co hosts Andy Boyle and Heather Cox talk with KSU iTeach Director Stephanee Stephens, and KSU Bagwell College of Education professor Dr Anissa Vega about personalized learning. They cover everything from Maria Montessori and her role in personalized learning to state and national policies that are complicating the implementation of personalized learning and education 3.0.
You can follow everyone on Twitter at : @MrsHCox, @Stephsteph83, and @LokeyVega
In this episode, we get to Meet KSU iTeach Instructional Technology Specialist Ana Hale. Ana has a unique set of challenges presented to her as she is embedded in two schools that couldn't be more opposite each other. Learn some of the strategies and tools that Ana uses to personalize learning for both a low SES elementary school and one of the highest SES high schools in the district.
You can follow Ana on Twitter @AnaHale
In Episode 4, Heather Cox enlightens us on what it means to be "Vanguard". She also catches us up on the Vanguard team in Fulton County Schools and some of work she has been doing with other districts in places as far away as Maryland and Texas.
Follow Heather and the Vanguard team on Twitter here: @MrsHCox and @FCSVanguard.
Andy and Trent talk about personalized learning and what it looks like in a north Atlanta elementary and middle school. Trent shares his unique journey to iTeach and some of his favorite strategies for success! You can follow Trent on Twitter @StapleTech.
We apologize for the noise on this episode, but Hurricane Irma forced us to improvise and record at a local Starbucks.
In episode 2 of Education 3.0, we get to meet Stephanee Stephens, Director of iTeach at Kennesaw State University. Stephanee fills us in on what and who exactly iTeach is, her journey to iTeach, and what iTeach is working on right now.
Follow Stephanee on Twitter @StephSteph83.
In episode 1 of Education 3.0, we get to meet Dr Traci Redish, chair of the Instructional Technology Department in the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University and Stephanee Stephens, Director of iTeach at Kennesaw State University. They walk us through an explanation of what exactly Education 3.0 is and recaps of EDU 1.0 and 2.0.
Keep up with and follow our guests here: @TraciRedish, @KSUITEC, @KSUiTeach, @Stephsteph83