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Next in Ed

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This podcast discusses a wide range of topics related to education. Join co-hosts Dr. Joe Gaston and Julie Neidhardt , as they try to uncover what's Next in Ed! Follow us on Twitter at @NextInEd
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Episode 35: Keshia Barnett and Becoming an Educator and Author

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Episode 85: Wayne Fagan & the Dee Howard International Education Foundation
Episode 85: Wayne Fagan & the Dee Howard International Education Foundation
Joe and Julie are joined by Wayne Fagan, co-founder and chair of the Dee Howard International Education Foundation. Learn how they started with a small school in Alaska, specializing in Aerospace, Rural, and Automotive STEM, to where they are today! Learn more at www.dhedf.org
36:14
October 25, 2022
Episode 84: Kathy LeCroy and Alabama Public Television in Education
Episode 84: Kathy LeCroy and Alabama Public Television in Education
On the latest Episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie are joined by Kathy LeCroy. Learn about her educational background, how she got involved with Alabama Public Television, E-Learning, training programs for teachers, and more!
37:21
July 26, 2022
Episode 83: Brian Copes & Engineering an Impact
Episode 83: Brian Copes & Engineering an Impact
Joe and Julie are joined by Brian Copes, to discuss how his students are building prosthetics & making an impact across the world. Learn about his educational background, the Life Changers program, and how his students are helping cases in Honduras and beyond!
30:60
July 12, 2022
Episode 82: Dr. Valerie Johnson & the Path of Educational Leadership
Episode 82: Dr. Valerie Johnson & the Path of Educational Leadership
Joe and Julie are joined by Dr. Valerie Johnson, to discuss her experiences/path in educational leadership! Learn about her educational background, earning National Board Certification as a counselor, becoming a principal, and more!
31:34
June 28, 2022
Episode 81: William Edmonds and The Importance of Learning Foreign Languages
Episode 81: William Edmonds and The Importance of Learning Foreign Languages
Joe and Julie are joined by William Edmonds, French Instructor at Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies, to discuss why it's important for students to explore learning foreign languages. Learn about his educational background, becoming Nationally Board Certified,  how he became a French instructor, and how foreign language classes are leading students into a variety of careers! 
29:31
June 14, 2022
Episode 80: David Dai & The Look Like Me Scholarship
Episode 80: David Dai & The Look Like Me Scholarship
David Dai, former Alabama Alternate Teacher of the Year, returns to discuss the "Look Like Me" Scholarship with Joe and Julie. Learn how the scholarship was formed and how it is geared towards helping recruit the next wave of educational leaders!  If you'd like to support, follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/look-like-me-scholarship
30:60
May 31, 2022
Episode 79: Dr. Monica Motley & What's Next for Guidance/Counseling
Episode 79: Dr. Monica Motley & What's Next for Guidance/Counseling
Joe and Julie are joined by Dr. Monica Motley, the Coordinator of Transformational Improvement/Director of Guidance & Counseling at Mobile County Public Schools, to discuss how the pandemic helped emphasize the growth of social/emotional wellness in education. Learn about her educational background, her involvement in the community, and what steps MCPSS is taking to increase positions for counselors and social workers. Mobile County Public Schools will be hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair on May 25. The event will take place at the Mobile Convention Center, from 10am-6pm. Candidates can range from new graduates to in-state/out-of-state educators. All MCPSS schools will be represented by their Principals and staff. If you're thinking about a career in education, come take part of an all-in-one interview experience within the event. 
31:27
May 17, 2022
Episode 78: Suzanne Culbreth and the Alabama Numeracy Act
Episode 78: Suzanne Culbreth and the Alabama Numeracy Act
Joe and Julie are joined by Suzanne Culbreth, the 2012 Alabama Teacher of the Year, to discuss the recently-signed Alabama Numeracy Act. Learn how it will impact teachers, curriculum, jobs, and mostly importantly the classroom. 
30:44
May 03, 2022
Episode 77: Dr. Megan McCall and the Growth of Barton Academy For Advanced World Studies
Episode 77: Dr. Megan McCall and the Growth of Barton Academy For Advanced World Studies
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Dr. Megan McCall returns to share how Barton Academy For Advanced World Studies has continued to grow! Learn about the various programs offered, how her real-world experiences have helped enhance her classes, and what's next for the Academy!
29:33
March 22, 2022
Episode 76: Tiffany Brown and ACES/ELS post-COVID
Episode 76: Tiffany Brown and ACES/ELS post-COVID
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie resist with Davidson's Tiffany Brown to discuss the post-COVID challenges faced in the classroom with ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) & ESL (English as a Second Language). 
29:28
March 01, 2022
Episode 75: Silje Lindstad and Student Life after the Pandemic
Episode 75: Silje Lindstad and Student Life after the Pandemic
Joe and Julie catch up with former South Alabama student, Silje Lindstad, to find out where she is in her educational journey, life in Ireland, continuing her athletic career, and more!
28:23
February 15, 2022
Episode 74: Madeline Will and Educational Recap of 2021
Episode 74: Madeline Will and Educational Recap of 2021
How was education affected by the pandemic? How will it change the future of education? Madeline Will, reporter with Education Week, returns to Next in Ed to share her findings from 2021.
32:13
February 01, 2022
Episode 73: Dr. Anthony Betrus & Media Meeting Education
Episode 73: Dr. Anthony Betrus & Media Meeting Education
It gets technical in the latest episode of Next in Ed! Joe & Julie zoom with Dr. Anthony Betrus, Professor/Business Admin Asst. Chair at Potsdam State University of New York, to discuss how multimedia intersects into learning environments. Learn about his educational background, emerging education with Virtual Reality, and more!
38:47
January 18, 2022
Episode 72: Maegan Gayle & Becoming an Educator with Joe/Julie
Episode 72: Maegan Gayle & Becoming an Educator with Joe/Julie
In a special episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie sit down with Maegan Gayle. Learn how to go into the educational field, becoming a nationally certified teacher, and what it was like to work with Joe and Julie!
26:32
January 04, 2022
Episode 71: Dr. Lee Meadows and the Alabama STEM Council
Episode 71: Dr. Lee Meadows and the Alabama STEM Council
Joe and Julie are joined by Dr. Lee Meadows, Executive Director of the New Alabama STEM Council, to learn about how the program came about and the impact it's making! Learn about his educational background, how the council was formed during the pandemic, and their mission of Improving STEM education, student-awareness of STEM careers, and growing Alabama's STEM workforce. 
31:42
December 14, 2021
Episode 70: Teaching is a Calling
Episode 70: Teaching is a Calling
On the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie analyze if there's a shortage of teachers entering the workforce. Did the pandemic affect those pursuing the field? Is the classroom changing the demands of the position? Why are so many not taking a traditional route to the classroom? Learn more of what's next for education!
31:01
November 30, 2021
Episode 69: Matt Weyer and the Education Commission of the States
Episode 69: Matt Weyer and the Education Commission of the States
SPECIAL Thanksgiving Edition Joe and Julie zoom with Matt Weyer, Senior Policy Analyst of the Education Commission of the States. Learn about his educational journey and his focus on early-learning issues with the ECS.
38:21
November 23, 2021
Episode 68: Ashley Rich and Educational Programs at the Mobile County District Attorney's Office
Episode 68: Ashley Rich and Educational Programs at the Mobile County District Attorney's Office
Joe and Julie are joined by Ashley Rich, Mobile County's District Attorney, to discuss the educational program that they have within schools and the community. Learn about her educational background, Youth/Family Services Programs for all levels of education, being a podcast veteran, and more!
29:39
November 09, 2021
Episode 67: Dabra Broome and Project Search
Episode 67: Dabra Broome and Project Search
Joe and Julie are joined by Dabra Broome, MCPSS Project Search Teacher, to discuss how the program is making an impact for students with special needs. Learn about her educational background, the program's support networks, job opportunities for students, and more!
25:44
October 26, 2021
Episode 66: Brad Lowell and Athletics in Education
Episode 66: Brad Lowell and Athletics in Education
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie sit down with Brad Lowell (Academic Supervisor of Athletics, Drivers Ed, and Health for Mobile County Public Schools). Learn about his educational background, how he came into his current position, the factors athletics faced during the pandemic, and more! 
27:04
October 12, 2021
Episode 65: Laura Sergeant & the PACE Program
Episode 65: Laura Sergeant & the PACE Program
When it comes to Pursuing Academics Creativity and Excellence, Gifted Students learn at a new level. Find out about the evolution of the PACE program, with special guest Laura Sergeant! Learn about how she became involved in education, what it takes for students to qualify for a gifted program, and what could be next in education!
28:46
September 28, 2021
Episode 64: Joshua Sneideman & Sheila Boyington with Learning Blade SPECIAL
Episode 64: Joshua Sneideman & Sheila Boyington with Learning Blade SPECIAL
Joe and Julie are joined by Joshua Sneideman & Sheila Boyington, from Learning Blade, to learn about the impact they're making in education and career readiness! Learn about their beginnings and how Learning Blade is expanding opportunities to learn about careers, tools, and technologies throughout STEM fields. For more information on Learning Blade, email info@learningblade.com Watch all of the latest episodes of Next in Ed, our our YouTube page, at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCovj_hHJYze9obtuqX8dWVQ
34:19
September 21, 2021
Episode 63: Joshua Sneideman & Sheila Boyington with Learning Blade
Episode 63: Joshua Sneideman & Sheila Boyington with Learning Blade
Joe and Julie are joined by Joshua Sneideman & Sheila Boyington, from Learning Blade, to learn about the impact they're making in education and career readiness! Learn about their beginnings and how Learning Blade is expanding opportunities to learn about careers, tools, and technologies throughout STEM fields. For more information on Learning Blade, email info@learningblade.com Watch all of the latest episodes of Next in Ed, our our YouTube page, at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCovj_hHJYze9obtuqX8dWVQ
33:58
September 14, 2021
Episode 62: Danielle Booth and Career/Technical Education
Episode 62: Danielle Booth and Career/Technical Education
Joe and Julie sit down with Danielle Booth, Career and Technical Education Supervisor for Mobile County Public Schools, to find out how programs continue to evolve within schools! Learn how she became involved in career tech and how the programs continue to evolve and expand opportunities for careers!
26:09
September 07, 2021
Episode 61: Terry King & Jane Bartlett Pappas and The Drug Education Council
Episode 61: Terry King & Jane Bartlett Pappas and The Drug Education Council
Education is crucial at every age, especially early on. Joe and Julie are joined by Terry King & Jane Bartlett Pappas, of the Drug Education Council, to learn about the importance of educating students on the dangers of drugs. Learn how the program's evolved with outreach, scholarships, and more!
23:17
August 31, 2021
Episode 60: Robin Fenton and Flight Works Alabama
Episode 60: Robin Fenton and Flight Works Alabama
Being invited to the White House once is an honor, but what can get you 4 visits? Joe and Julie sit down with Robin Fenton, a consultant with Flight Works Alabama, to discuss how she helped grow a robotics program into one of the most impactful education programs on the Gulf Coast!
26:39
August 24, 2021
Episode 59: Sherry McDade and the MCPSS School Board
Episode 59: Sherry McDade and the MCPSS School Board
Joe and Julie are joined by Ms. Sherry McDade, District 4 School Board Commissioner, to discuss the impact Mobile County Public Schools continues to make. Learn about her educational journey, teaching for nearly four decades, becoming the first female athletic director, and her current role with the school system. 
26:20
August 17, 2021
Episode 58: Lt. Col. Barrow and the Expansion of STEM in ROTC
Episode 58: Lt. Col. Barrow and the Expansion of STEM in ROTC
Joe and Julie are joined by Lt. Col. Barrow, to discuss how STEM programs are creating opportunities for JROTC students. Learn how he became involved in education and has grown a local program, that continues to impact students across the country. 
25:28
August 10, 2021
Episode 57: Dr. Megan McCall & the Exploration of Education
Episode 57: Dr. Megan McCall & the Exploration of Education
Joe and Julie return in a NEW season of Next in Ed, with special guest Dr. Megan McCall! Learn about her educational journey, joining the New Barton Academy For Advanced World Studies, her research outside of the classroom, and ongoing projects with social/emotional learning!
28:28
August 03, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Tiffany Brown and Social/Emotional Learning
The Best of Next in Ed: Tiffany Brown and Social/Emotional Learning
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Davidson's Tiffany Brown to discuss social/emotional learning and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Learn about her educational journey, teaching English as a Second Language for Mobile County Public Schools, and the importance of learning your students, so they can learn better.
42:49
July 27, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Dr. Katie Guffey/Dr. Angela Rand and the Future of Elementary Science
The Best of Next in Ed: Dr. Katie Guffey/Dr. Angela Rand and the Future of Elementary Science
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, it's a full panel of learning! Joe and Julie are joined by South Alabama's Dr. Katie Guffey & Dr. Angela Rand on the next generation of Science Standards, Engineering Design, Conceptual Understanding, and more! Find out what would be next in education with Elementary Science in this week's episode!
49:16
July 20, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Madeline Will and Education Week's Charts of Teaching in 2020
The Best of Next in Ed: Madeline Will and Education Week's Charts of Teaching in 2020
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie zoom with Madeline Will (Education Week's teaching profession reporter) about her recent article on the effects of 2020 on teachers. Learn what the data reflects on the methods & morale of education in 2020, including which core subject was most affected. Follow the link below to read the article: https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/the-teaching-profession-in-2020-in-charts/2020/12 If listeners know exceptional educators and would like to connect them with Madeline, they can contact her at mwill@educationweek.org
39:14
July 13, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Staci Smith and National Board Certification
The Best of Next in Ed: Staci Smith and National Board Certification
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie sit down with MCPSS' Staci Smith. Learn about her journey in education, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher, and how the experience has helped her career!
40:06
July 06, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Dr. Susan Ferguson and Linguistics in Education
The Best of Next in Ed: Dr. Susan Ferguson and Linguistics in Education
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by South Alabama's Dr. Susan Ferguson. Learn about her educational journey and how she became involved in helping students across the country, where English is their second language. Find out about the various programs that are impacting students and what could be Next in Education!
43:42
June 29, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Dr. Tres Stefurak and the Psychosocial Impact in Today's Youth
The Best of Next in Ed: Dr. Tres Stefurak and the Psychosocial Impact in Today's Youth
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie are joined in studio by Dr. Tres Stefurak (Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of South Alabama). Learn about his educational journey and how he began the Mobile Juvenile Court Collaborative, to impact psychosocial issues in our communities.
48:53
June 22, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Silje Lindstad and Being an International Student during the Pandemic
The Best of Next in Ed: Silje Lindstad and Being an International Student during the Pandemic
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie are join in-studio by South Alabama student Silje Lindstad! Learn about her education journey from Norway to Mobile, how she was uniquely recruited for track/field, her experience during the pandemic and more!
45:50
June 15, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: Denise Riemer and MCPSS Social Services during the pandemic
The Best of Next in Ed: Denise Riemer and MCPSS Social Services during the pandemic
In this Best of Next in Ed episode, Joe and Julie sit down with MCPSS' Lead Social Worker Denise Riemer. Learn about how she became MCPSS' first social worker, how the Social Services department has continued to grow, and how they've been able to help students/families during the pandemic!
34:55
June 08, 2021
Episode 56: Dr. Kimberly Walker and the Evolution of Guidance Counselors
Episode 56: Dr. Kimberly Walker and the Evolution of Guidance Counselors
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Dr. Kimberly Walker, Supervisor of Guidance & Counseling for Mobile County Public Schools, to discuss the roles and evolution of school guidance counselors. Learn about her educational journey, transitioning from the classroom, overseeing 118 school counselors in the system, the challenges counselors faced during the pandemic, and more!
36:52
June 01, 2021
Episode 55: Dr. Kelly Byrd and The Evolution of Math Methods
Episode 55: Dr. Kelly Byrd and The Evolution of Math Methods
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Dr. Kelly Byrd, from South Alabama's College of Education! Learn about her educational background, teaching at the various levels, the evolution of how math is taught, and more!
46:48
May 25, 2021
Episode 54: Terrell Patrick and Youth/Family Services in Education
Episode 54: Terrell Patrick and Youth/Family Services in Education
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Terrell Patrick, Youth and Family Services Director for the Mobile County District Attorney's Office. Learn about his educational background, how he started working with the D.A.'s office, growing programs for at-risk youth, and more!
42:32
May 18, 2021
Episode 53: Valencia Belle and the Impact of ACT Prep
Episode 53: Valencia Belle and the Impact of ACT Prep
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Valencia Belle! Learn about her educational background, how she began helping students with ACT prep, launching her own company, and how she's impacting the college process locally and internationally!  
41:38
May 11, 2021
Episode 52: Commander Curtis Graves and Safety in Schools
Episode 52: Commander Curtis Graves and Safety in Schools
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Commander Curtis Graves to learn about the advancements in safety for schools and the community. Learn about his career journey from serving in the military, Police Department, Resource Officer with the school system, and hosting Safe Schools on the MCPSS TV Network. 
44:04
May 04, 2021
Episode 51: David Akridge and How The Pandemic Affected Education
Episode 51: David Akridge and How The Pandemic Affected Education
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by David Akridge, Director of Technology for Mobile County Public Schools, to recap how the pandemic affected the previous school year. Learn about the changes to curriculum, how technology was incorporated into the various forms of learning, and more! 
39:01
April 27, 2021
Episode 50: Next in Ed 1 Year Anniversary Episode
Episode 50: Next in Ed 1 Year Anniversary Episode
Tune in to our One-Year Anniversary Episode of Next in Ed! Joe, Julie, and Marcie recap the past year, the biggest topics, the variety of guests, the stories around the pandemic, how COVID affected education, and more! 
40:25
April 20, 2021
Episode 49: Alex Gaston and Career Tech Programs
Episode 49: Alex Gaston and Career Tech Programs
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Alex Gaston, to learn about how students are benefiting from the various career tech courses offered by Mobile County Public Schools! Learn how he went from automotive to airplane mechanics, the impact of the MCPSS Signature Academies and Bryant Career Center, and his career path to becoming a Certified Airplane Mechanic!
43:07
April 13, 2021
Episode 48: Tiffany Brown and Social/Emotional Learning
Episode 48: Tiffany Brown and Social/Emotional Learning
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Davidson's Tiffany Brown to discuss social/emotional learning and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Learn about her educational journey, teaching English as a Second Language for Mobile County Public Schools, and the importance of learning your students, so they can learn better. 
42:24
April 06, 2021
Episode 47: Paula Reese and Parenting/Pre-K Education
Episode 47: Paula Reese and Parenting/Pre-K Education
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie sit down with Paula Reese (School/Home/Community Programs Manager for Mobile County Public School System Federal Programs). Learn about her educational background, her involvement with parenting & Pre-K programs, what it's like hosting her own TV show, and the impact of teaching early childhood during COVID. 
40:20
March 30, 2021
Episode 46: Quintin Howard and Educational Broadcasting
Episode 46: Quintin Howard and Educational Broadcasting
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by MCPSS TV Studio Manager Quintin Howard! Learn about his educational background, how he got started in broadcasting, and the type of programs that are impacting Mobile County Pubic Schools and education overall!
43:27
March 23, 2021
Episode 45: Dr. Katie Guffey/Dr. Angela Rand and the Future of Elementary Science
Episode 45: Dr. Katie Guffey/Dr. Angela Rand and the Future of Elementary Science
It's a full panel of learning on the latest episode of Next in Ed! Joe and Julie are joined by South Alabama's Dr. Katie Guffey & Dr. Angela Rand on the next generation of Science Standards, Engineering Design, Conceptual Understanding, and more! Find out what would be next in education with Elementary Science in this week's episode!
48:51
March 16, 2021
Episode 44: Dr. Tracy Jay & The MCPSS Environmental Studies Center
Episode 44: Dr. Tracy Jay & The MCPSS Environmental Studies Center
Joe and Julie are joined in studio by Dr. Tracy Jay, Director of the MCPSS Environmental Studies Center, in our latest episode of Next in Ed! Learn about how she transitioned from the classroom, the educational programs offered at the center, and what's on the horizon! -Learn more about the MCPSS Environmental Center and how to give at mcpsesc.com or Email esc@mcpss.com
44:21
March 09, 2021
Episode 43: Ernest Scarbrough and Advanced Technology in MCPSS
Episode 43: Ernest Scarbrough and Advanced Technology in MCPSS
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by MCPSS Deputy of Operation Ernest Scarbrough, in the latest episode of Next in Ed! Learn about his background with owning/operating multiple education technology companies, to working for Mobile County Public Schools and the technology incorporated in schools! 
37:29
March 02, 2021
Episode 42: Silje Lindstad and Being an International Student during the Pandemic
Episode 42: Silje Lindstad and Being an International Student during the Pandemic
Joe and Julie are join in-studio by South Alabama student Silje Lindstad! Learn about her education journey from Norway to Mobile, how she was uniquely recruited for track/field, her experience during the pandemic and more!
45:26
February 23, 2021
Episode 41: Dr. Larry Turner and Administration in Education
Episode 41: Dr. Larry Turner and Administration in Education
Joe and Julie are join in-studio by Dr. Larry Turner, in the latest episode of Next in Ed! Learn about his educational journey, to becoming a superintendent, and what he envisions for the future of education!
47:54
February 16, 2021
Episode 40: Amy Hermon and School Librarians United
Episode 40: Amy Hermon and School Librarians United
On the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie zoom with fellow podcaster Amy Hermon! Learn about her educational journey, to becoming a librarian and starting School Librarians United.  Learn more about the resources offered to librarians on her podcast at https://schoollibrariansunited.libsyn.com
42:29
February 09, 2021
Episode 39: Dr. Susan Ferguson and Linguistics in Education
Episode 39: Dr. Susan Ferguson and Linguistics in Education
In a new episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by South Alabama's Dr. Susan Ferguson. Learn about her educational journey and how she became involved in helping students across the country, where English is their second language. Find out about the various programs that are impacting students and what could be Next in Education!
43:18
February 02, 2021
Episode 38: Amanda Prowell & MCPSS Signature Academies
Episode 38: Amanda Prowell & MCPSS Signature Academies
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by Amanda Prowell, Signature Academies Supervisor for Mobile County Public Schools. Learn about her educational journey, becoming supervisor of the programs, and what academies are offered within the Mobile County Public High Schools! Learn more about the Signature Academies offered at all twelve Mobile County Public High School at https://signatureacademies.schoolinsites.com/ !
33:17
January 26, 2021
Episode 37: Madeline Will and Education Week's Charts of Teaching in 2020
Episode 37: Madeline Will and Education Week's Charts of Teaching in 2020
Joe and Julie zoom with Madeline Will, Education Week's teaching profession reporter, about her recent article on the effects of 2020 on teachers. Learn what the data reflects on the methods & morale of education in 2020, including which core subject was most affected.  Follow the link below to read the article: https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/the-teaching-profession-in-2020-in-charts/2020/12 If listeners know exceptional educators and would like to connect them with Madeline, they can contact her at mwill@educationweek.org
38:26
January 19, 2021
Episode 36: Dr. Tres Stefurak and the Psychosocial Impact in Today's Youth
Episode 36: Dr. Tres Stefurak and the Psychosocial Impact in Today's Youth
Joe and Julie are joined in studio by Dr. Tres Stefurak, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of South Alabama. Learn about his educational journey and how he began the Mobile Juvenile Court Collaborative, to impact psychosocial issues in our communities. 
48:04
January 12, 2021
Episode 35: Keshia Barnett and Becoming an Educator and Author
Episode 35: Keshia Barnett and Becoming an Educator and Author
Joe and Julie zoom with Keshia Barnett, Assistant Principal at MCPSS' Scarborough Model Middle School. Learn about her educational journey, becoming a self-published author, and how her latest work reflects on overcoming the coronavirus.  You can get her works at https://keshiaandkylareallife.com/our-first-book/  and  https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-Made-Through-Coronavirus-ebook/dp/B088DKS1BQ
44:55
January 05, 2021
The Best of Next in Ed: ALSDE Teacher of the Year Finalist David Dai
The Best of Next in Ed: ALSDE Teacher of the Year Finalist David Dai
Enjoy the holidays with this special edition of Next in Ed! Joe and Julie sit down with Alma Bryant High School's David Dai about his approach in the classroom and becoming a finalist for the Alabama State Department of Education's Teacher of the Year Award!
35:26
December 29, 2020
The Best of Next in Ed: Virtual Reality in Education with Vince Jordan
The Best of Next in Ed: Virtual Reality in Education with Vince Jordan
Enjoy the holidays with this special edition of Next in Ed! Is Virtual Reality a reality for education? Joe and Julie zoom with Vince Jordan from Lobaki (https://www.lobaki.com/) about the possibilities of what could be on the horizon in the evolution of education! Learn More Students virtually interacted with Chancellor Boyce from the University of Mississippi and Brett Favre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XD8Dst8kPc&feature=youtu.be
36:09
December 22, 2020
Episode 34: Marcee Hinds and the James Madison Fellowship
Episode 34: Marcee Hinds and the James Madison Fellowship
Joe and Julie are joined in-studio by MCPSS American History Teacher Marcee Hinds. Learn about her educational journey, to becoming an award-winning teacher and being selected as the James Madsion Fellow for Alabama.
32:16
December 15, 2020
Episode 33: Dr. Stephanie Hulon and SARIC
Episode 33: Dr. Stephanie Hulon and SARIC
Joe and Julie are joined in studio by Dr. Stephanie Hulon, Director of the South Alabama Research and Inservice Center. Learn about her educational journey and how SARIC serves over 8,000 educators in the surrounding areas. 
37:55
December 08, 2020
Episode 32: Tim Wills and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama
Episode 32: Tim Wills and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama
Joe and Julie are join in-studio by Tim Wills, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama! Learn how he got started with Boys and Girls Clubs, BGCSA's educational impact, and the services they offer!
39:30
December 01, 2020
Episode 31: Matt Weyer and the Education Commission of the States
Episode 31: Matt Weyer and the Education Commission of the States
Joe and Julie zoom with Matt Weyer, Senior Policy Analyst of the Education Commission of the States. Learn about his educational journey and his focus on early-learning issues with the ECS. 
38:03
November 24, 2020
Episode 30: Staci Smith and National Board Certification
Episode 30: Staci Smith and National Board Certification
Joe and Julie sit down with Staci Smith, with Mobile County Public Schools, about her journey in education and becoming a National Board Certified Teacher! Learn about her process and how the experience has helped her career. 
39:17
November 17, 2020
Episode 29: Jennifer McCrary and the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
Episode 29: Jennifer McCrary and the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
Joe and Julie zoom with Jennifer McCrary, the Technology Administrator of AMSTI, about her journey in education and her impact with the Alabama State Department of Education. Learn about the initiative within schools state-wide since 2002. 
34:52
November 10, 2020
Episode 28: Dr. Alex Martinez and Education in Mexico
Episode 28: Dr. Alex Martinez and Education in Mexico
Dr. Alex Martinez returns to zoom with Joe and Julie about the educational system in Monterrey, Mexico. Learn how their system compares to the United States for students/educators and what the future holds!
22:53
November 03, 2020
Episode 27: Tracye Mathis and MCPSS IT
Episode 27: Tracye Mathis and MCPSS IT
Joe and Julie are joined in studio by Tracye Mathis, MCPSS Telecommunications/Web Manager, to discuss the exciting developments with collaboration rooms, security upgrades at Davidson High School, and technology at Barton Academy!
46:13
October 27, 2020
Episode 26: Sophie Boyd and Women in Technology
Episode 26: Sophie Boyd and Women in Technology
Joe and Julie sit down with Sophie Boyd, a student at the University of South Alabama, about her educational experience with technology. Learn about how Sophie started coding in high school and carried that into her college career, as a special education major. How important is it for women to incorporate technology in education? Find out in this episode of Next in Ed!
22:32
October 20, 2020
Episode 25: Alex Chanto-Wetter and PASSAGE USA
Episode 25: Alex Chanto-Wetter and PASSAGE USA
Joe and Julie are joined in studio by Alex Chanto-Wetter, Assistant Director Passage USA at the University of South Alabama! Learn about her journey in education and how PASSAGE USA (Preparing All Students Socially and Academically for Gainful Employment) is creating opportunities for students. 
37:57
October 13, 2020
Episode 24: Michelle Guzman and Education in the Dominican Republic
Episode 24: Michelle Guzman and Education in the Dominican Republic
Joe and Julie zoom with Michelle Guzman about schools in the Dominican Republic and her educational journey to becoming a teacher.
36:00
October 06, 2020
Episode 23: Jackie Zeigler and the Alabama State Board of Education
Episode 23: Jackie Zeigler and the Alabama State Board of Education
Joe and Julie sit down with Jackie Zeigler, Vice President of District 1 for the Alabama State Board of Education. Learn about her journey in education and her impact at the state level!
35:32
September 29, 2020
Episode 22: Denise Riemer and MCPSS Social Services during the pandemic
Episode 22: Denise Riemer and MCPSS Social Services during the pandemic
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie sit down with MCPSS' Lead Social Worker Denise Riemer. Learn about how she became MCPSS' first social worker, how the Social Services department has continued to grow, and how they've been able to help students/families during the pandemic!
34:07
September 22, 2020
Episode 21: Dr. Andi Kent and Dual Enrollment at South Alabama
Episode 21: Dr. Andi Kent and Dual Enrollment at South Alabama
Joe and Julie are joined by Dr. Andi Kent, Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. Learn about her journey in education and the exciting developments happening with the University, in her new position!
40:40
September 15, 2020
Episode 20: Dr. Amanda Jones and Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies
Episode 20: Dr. Amanda Jones and Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies
Joe and Julie are joined by Mobile County Public School's Dr. Amanda Jones on the exciting developments happening with the new Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies. 
28:13
September 08, 2020
Episode 19: Dr. Paul Frazier on Diversity & Inclusion in Education
Episode 19: Dr. Paul Frazier on Diversity & Inclusion in Education
Joe and Julie sit down with Dr. Paul Frazier, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the University of South Alabama, about the innovations with diversity/inclusion for public & higher education institutions. Also, hear how education is evolving with COVID-19. 
36:00
September 01, 2020
Episode 18: Dr. Neil Lamb and the Educational Impact of Hudson Alpha
Episode 18: Dr. Neil Lamb and the Educational Impact of Hudson Alpha
Joe and Julie zoom with Dr. Neil Lamb, VP of Educational Outreach at Hudson Alpha, about their impact made in education during the pandemic.  Neil Lamb, PhD, leads the Educational Outreach team in its endeavor to foster a genetics-literate society and Alabama’s biotechnology workforce. In this capacity, he creates innovative teacher training, student experiences, public enrichment, classroom kits, and digital resources that re-shape how science education is delivered. You can learn more about Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology at https://hudsonalpha.org/shareable-science/
39:60
August 25, 2020
Episode 17: John Kellerman and STEM Revolution in UAE
Episode 17: John Kellerman and STEM Revolution in UAE
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie zoom with John Kellerman about STEM Revolution and its impact in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Get ready to be "STEM'ified"!
39:58
August 18, 2020
Episode 16: American Association of School Librarians President Mary Keeling
Episode 16: American Association of School Librarians President Mary Keeling
Joe and Julie are joined by Dr. Pamela Moore, as they zoom with AASL President Mary Keeling. Learn about the impact that the American Association of School Librarian are making in education in our country and how the role continues to grow in schools. 
36:01
August 11, 2020
Episode 15: Varkey Global Teacher Finalist Jeff Remington
Episode 15: Varkey Global Teacher Finalist Jeff Remington
In our latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie zoom with the Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Award finalist Jeff Remington. Learn about his advocacy for STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) in education, his take on teaching styles over the past three decades, and how he became 1 of 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Award. 
33:48
August 04, 2020
Episode 14: Education Advocacy with NSTA's Jodi Peterson
Episode 14: Education Advocacy with NSTA's Jodi Peterson
Joe and Julie zoom with NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Asst. Executive Director, Legislative and Public Affairs Jodi Peterson to learn about the developments in advocacy, resources, and funding for education. Learn about resources for teachers, students, and parents on the NSTA website at www.nsta.org!
25:41
July 28, 2020
Episode 13: ALSDE Teacher of the Year Finalist David Dai
Episode 13: ALSDE Teacher of the Year Finalist David Dai
Joe and Julie sit down with Alma Bryant High School's David Dai about his approach in the classroom and becoming a finalist for the Alabama State Department of Education's Teacher of the Year Award!
33:45
July 21, 2020
Episode 12: Impact in Education with Commissioner Merceria Ludgood
Episode 12: Impact in Education with Commissioner Merceria Ludgood
Joe and Julie sit down with Commissioner Merceria Ludgood to discuss her impact in education, throughout her career and beyond. 
40:24
July 14, 2020
Episode 11: The Impact of Internet in Education with David Akridge
Episode 11: The Impact of Internet in Education with David Akridge
Joe and Julie sit down with MCPSS' Director of Technology David Akridge to discuss the evolution of the internet in education and the future impact of Dark Fiber!
26:25
July 07, 2020
Episode 10: Virtual Reality in Education with Vince Jordan
Episode 10: Virtual Reality in Education with Vince Jordan
Is Virtual Reality a reality for education? Joe and Julie zoom with Vince Jordan from Lobaki (https://www.lobaki.com/) about the possibilities of what could be on the horizon in the evolution of education! Learn More Students virtually interacted with Chancellor Boyce from the University of Mississippi and Brett Favre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XD8Dst8kPc&feature=youtu.be
34:28
June 30, 2020
Episode 9: Teaching on the Navajo Reservation with Jay Hosteen
Episode 9: Teaching on the Navajo Reservation with Jay Hosteen
Joe and Julie zoom with educator Jay Hosteen about the challenges of teaching on the Navajo Reservation. Be sure to check out the podcast his 5th grade students produce called Talking with Thunderbirds: https://anchor.fm/thunderbirds. 
35:53
June 23, 2020
Episode 8: 2018 Alabama Teacher of the Year Chasity Collier
Episode 8: 2018 Alabama Teacher of the Year Chasity Collier
Joe and Julie sit down with Chasity Collier, the 2018 Alabama Teacher of the Year, to discuss how education is evolving and highlight the great programs/resources like:  Empatico            https://empatico.org Teach 2 Learn   https://www.teach2learnalabama.com
32:31
June 16, 2020
Episode 7: Facing Racism & Diversity with Educator Reggie Duncan
Episode 7: Facing Racism & Diversity with Educator Reggie Duncan
Joe and Julie welcome back Educator Reggie Duncan to get his take on some of the challenges happening in today's society when facing racism and diversity, professionally and personally.  Reggie encourages anyone who would like to reach out and discuss any items in the show, to email him at duncanreg19@gmail.com. 
51:33
June 09, 2020
Episode 6: Teaching Elementary during Quarantine with Reggie Duncan
Episode 6: Teaching Elementary during Quarantine with Reggie Duncan
Joe and Julie ZOOM with Reggie Duncan about the challenges of preparing and teaching remotely during the pandemic with elementary students. 
29:32
June 02, 2020
Episode 5: Teaching Science Across Platforms with Stephanie LeGrone
Episode 5: Teaching Science Across Platforms with Stephanie LeGrone
Joe and Julie sit down with Mobile County Public Schools' K-12 Science Supervisor Stephanie LeGrone, to discuss the challenges of teaching science across multiple platforms during quarantine and more!
27:09
May 26, 2020
Episode 4: Being a student during Quarantine with Sophie Boyd
Episode 4: Being a student during Quarantine with Sophie Boyd
Joe and Julie sit down with Sophie Boyd, a student at the University of South Alabama, to discuss the challenges students have faced during the quarantine regulations.
18:45
May 19, 2020
Episode 3: The Impact of Broadcasting in Education with David Akridge
Episode 3: The Impact of Broadcasting in Education with David Akridge
Joe and Julie are joined by MCPSS' Director of Technology David Akridge to discuss the latest developing programs with Information Technology and how Broadcasting has made an impact!
22:43
May 15, 2020
Episode 2: Responding to the Pandemic in Mexico with Dr. Alex Martinez
Episode 2: Responding to the Pandemic in Mexico with Dr. Alex Martinez
Joe and Julie are joined by Dr. Alex Martinez, from Monterrey, Mexico, to discuss how education has been affected by COVID-19 and what could be on the horizon for the evolution of education!
22:56
May 05, 2020
Episode 1: SPECIAL Pandemic Perspective with Marcie McNeal
Episode 1: SPECIAL Pandemic Perspective with Marcie McNeal
Joe and Julie are joined by MCPSS' Digital Media Supervisor, Marcie McNeal, to discuss the school system's efforts to keep students/families engaged during the COVID-19 period and what could be on the horizon digitally!
37:05
April 28, 2020
Next in Ed: Pilot
Next in Ed: Pilot
Learn about the Next in Ed podcast and what's to come on the show!
06:47
April 21, 2020