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Shift Everything

Shift Everything

By Shift Everything
There are those who say “that’s just the way things are,” and there are those who push for change. Dr. Mark Klaisner is the latter—and in Shift Everything, he challenges the education community to shake up their thinking and prepare to challenge the status quo to make the impossible become possible.
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Policy Recommendation with Jeff Tarr
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Jeff Tarr, Communications Specialist, to discuss policy recommendations regarding the teacher shortage in Illinois.
26:01
February 17, 2021
COVID-19 and Teacher Shortage with Jeff Tarr
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Jeff Tarr, Communications Specialist, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the teacher shortage in Illinois.
24:46
February 17, 2021
Educator Shortage Survey with Jeff Tarr
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Jeff Tarr, Communications Specialist to discuss the education shortage survey in Illinois. Dr. Klaisner, President of IARSS, explains how IARSS is at the forefront of assessing the teacher shortage in Illinois.
18:46
February 17, 2021
The Pandemic with Jeff Tarr
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Jeff Tarr, Communications Specialist, to discuss the Covid-19 Pandemic. 
28:28
January 19, 2021
Technology with Jeff Tarr
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Jeff Tarr, Communications Specialist, to discuss Technology. 
14:22
January 19, 2021
Teacher Shortage with Jeff Tarr
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Jeff Tarr, Communications Specialist, to discuss the educator shortage in Illinois and across the country.  Dr. Klaisner, President of IARSS,  explains how IARSS is in the forefront of assessing the teacher shortage in Illinois.
15:57
November 30, 2020
Rethinking School Inspections
Steve Bogren, Director of Compliance at West40, joins the podcast to explain how West40 has transformed the perception of compliance in West Suburban Cook County. Along with Dr. Klaisner, Steve explains how ISCs can shift their approach to compliance to become an encouraging partner for local schools.
25:07
April 21, 2020
Building a Support System for Educators
Dr. Klaisner and Sharon Balderas, West40 Licensure Specialist, talk about the teacher shortage in Illinois and discuss how West40’s forward-thinking approach helps teachers and administrators to keep up with changing requirements.
13:16
April 21, 2020
Race & Inequality in Education
How can we change our thinking to address inequality in our school system? For this discussion of difficult issues, Dr. Mike Popp, Assistant Executive Director of West40, joins Dr. Klaisner to talk about implicit bias among school faculty, the impact of No Child Left Behind, and much more.
32:47
April 21, 2020
Designing the 21st Century School
Dr. Klaisner is joined by Dr. Mike Popp, Assistant Executive Director of West40, and Steve Bogren, Director of Compliance at West40, to discuss how to create a school for 21st century learning. They cast a vision for how classroom design can evolve, how to create more equitable funding for districts across Illinois, and more.
27:43
April 21, 2020