13 episodes

The special education teacher training program at Olivet Nazarene University recognizes that the COVID 19 pandemic has changed the work of special educators. We want to understand how. With this podcast, we have gathered future special educators together to listen to the reflections of practicing special educators in the Kankakee, Illinois area. In each episode, someone from Olivet--either a special education major or a professor--shines the spotlight on a practicing special educator from one of our local schools.

Charting Uncharted Waters: Special Education in the Days of COVID Brian Stipp

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The special education teacher training program at Olivet Nazarene University recognizes that the COVID 19 pandemic has changed the work of special educators. We want to understand how. With this podcast, we have gathered future special educators together to listen to the reflections of practicing special educators in the Kankakee, Illinois area. In each episode, someone from Olivet--either a special education major or a professor--shines the spotlight on a practicing special educator from one of our local schools.

    Episode 12 - Christine Segvich, Manteno Middle School

    Episode 12 - Christine Segvich, Manteno Middle School

    In this episode, Dr. Ruth Reynolds interviews Christine Segvich. Christine takes us through her routine as a support specialist at Manteno Middle School. She talks about how her job has changed over the course of the pandemic, and how she continues to meet the needs of her students through this time.



    Music by PrimiciaRD from Pixabay

    • 27 min
    Episode 11 - Stephanie Bailey, Wilmington Middle School

    Episode 11 - Stephanie Bailey, Wilmington Middle School

    In this episode, teacher candidate Joanna Alvord interviews middle school teacher Stephanie Bailey. Stepahnie shares how she has grown as a teacher throughout this pandemic and how instruction has looked and changed for her students from the spring to the fall of 2020.



    Music by PrimiciaRD from Pixabay

    • 20 min
    Episode 10 - Daniel Hersch - Bradley West Elementary School

    Episode 10 - Daniel Hersch - Bradley West Elementary School

    In this episode, teacher candidate Maribel Bolivar interviews Daniel Hirsh. He takes us through his pandemic experiences and what it was like to balance teaching his students as well as teaching his own son from home. He discusses the importance of flexibility in today’s teaching and how future teachers can prepare for the current world of education.



    Music by PrimiciaRD from Pixabay

    • 25 min
    Episode 9 - Jennifer West - Manteno High Schoo

    Episode 9 - Jennifer West - Manteno High Schoo

    In this episode, teacher candidate Abigail Wakeley interviews high school special education teacher Jennifer West. Jennifer explains the differences in what remote teaching looked like in the spring and how it looks now in the fall of 2020 and how she has evolved as a teacher through her experiences.



    Music by PrimiciaRD from Pixabay

    • 18 min
    Episode 8 - Kelli Wadley Manteno Middle School

    Episode 8 - Kelli Wadley Manteno Middle School

    In this episode, teacher candidate Kaylee Leeuw interviews Kelli Wadley, who teaches instructional English Language Arts and Math to 5th-8th grade students. Mrs. Wadley talks about her journey of entering the special education world as well as her experiences during remote teaching. She walks through how her school experience has changed and how she adapted through the pandemic challenges.



    Music by PrimiciaRD from Pixabay

    • 43 min
    Episode 7 - Jori Koster, Kennedy Middle Grade School

    Episode 7 - Jori Koster, Kennedy Middle Grade School

    In this episode, teacher candidate Andrew Ryczek interviews Jori Koster, who co-teaches 5th grade students. Jori shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her professionally and personally and how her team has worked together to meet student needs in this new model of learning



    Music by PrimiciaRD from Pixabay

    • 16 min

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