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.
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.
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.
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.
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.