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Being an educator in the 21st century is indescribably complex. There’s a constant pressure to meet standards and help students achieve, but there’s also a need to allow learners to color outside the lines in an effort to prompt creativity.

The Arizona K12 Center believes effective teaching and learning is grounded in quality teacher development and teacher leadership. To support educators along the continuum, the Center developed “3Ps in a Pod” to further dissect practice, policy, and passion in the field of education. Voiced by the organization’s Professional Learning Directors and Associate Director of Programs, Danielle Brown, Donnie Dicus, Mary Field, and Angelia Ebner, "3Ps in a Pod" will feature numerous guests with ideas, perspectives, and stories relevant to what educators do both in and out of the classroom. This is a conversation, not a lecture. Ditch your notebook, but be ready to share. There’s no need to cram for a pop quiz, but we hope you’ll pledge to be a lifelong learner.

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast Arizona K12 Center

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Being an educator in the 21st century is indescribably complex. There’s a constant pressure to meet standards and help students achieve, but there’s also a need to allow learners to color outside the lines in an effort to prompt creativity.

The Arizona K12 Center believes effective teaching and learning is grounded in quality teacher development and teacher leadership. To support educators along the continuum, the Center developed “3Ps in a Pod” to further dissect practice, policy, and passion in the field of education. Voiced by the organization’s Professional Learning Directors and Associate Director of Programs, Danielle Brown, Donnie Dicus, Mary Field, and Angelia Ebner, "3Ps in a Pod" will feature numerous guests with ideas, perspectives, and stories relevant to what educators do both in and out of the classroom. This is a conversation, not a lecture. Ditch your notebook, but be ready to share. There’s no need to cram for a pop quiz, but we hope you’ll pledge to be a lifelong learner.

    S9 Episode 2: Inclusion in Schools: A Look Inside Tempe Union, Part 2

    S9 Episode 2: Inclusion in Schools: A Look Inside Tempe Union, Part 2

    In this episode, we’re continuing our conversation from last week about inclusion in Tempe Union High School District.
    Hosts Kathleen, Mary, and Angelia reflect on last week’s episode when they spoke with Tempe Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin Mendivil and several Tempe Union students, pointing out connections to the conversation you’ll hear with Tempe Union teachers.
    They then turn the discussion over to teachers Cheryl Jannuzzi, Chanda McDonald, Raquel Salas, and Shauna Demers. This panel of Tempe Union teachers talk about their understanding of diversity and inclusion and the efforts they take toward equity in their work. They share about the challenges they face and strategies they use to talk about race with students and colleagues and reflect on the importance of affirming students’ identities to help them be their best selves.
    You can use the reflection guide linked here to help process the discussions you hear in both parts of this Inclusion in Schools series.
    Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

    • 35 min
    S9 Episode 1: Inclusion in School: A Look Inside Tempe Union, Part 1

    S9 Episode 1: Inclusion in School: A Look Inside Tempe Union, Part 1

    We’re starting off our ninth season of 3Ps in a Pod with two episodes focused on discussions of race and inclusion in schools. We’ve partnered with Tempe Union High School District’s superintendent, teachers, and students to highlight the conversations happening in their community.
    In this episode, hosts Angelia, Kathleen, and Mary talk with Tempe Union Superintendent Dr. Kevin Mendivil about the breadth and diversity of the district and his excitement for the work Tempe Union has done and continues to do.
    The hosts then welcome four Tempe Union high school students to the podcast. The student panel discusses their involvement in race and inclusion discussions at their schools, why talking about race can feel so uncomfortable, and ways they think teachers and other school staff can help provide the best space for all students to realize academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.
    You can use the reflection guide linked here to help process the discussions in this week’s episode. 
    Be sure to subscribe to 3Ps in a Pod to listen to next week’s episode when we continue this discussion with Tempe Union High School District teachers.
    Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

    • 47 min
    S8 Episode 18: Hearts Full of Gratitude for Arizona Teachers

    S8 Episode 18: Hearts Full of Gratitude for Arizona Teachers

    No one predicted just how challenging this year would be, especially for teachers. In this holiday season and as we prepare for the close of 2020, we wanted to reflect on our gratitude for you and all Arizona educators.
    In this episode, all five 3Ps in a Pod hosts share about the meaningful moments of gratitude they felt as teachers from students and families. Then, a variety of educators and leaders from Arizona and across the country express their gratitude for you!
    You’ll recognize many of these voices from earlier podcast episodes or from Arizona K12 Center events. This week’s episode includes messages of gratitude from tech expert and teacher Tony Vincent, educator and facilitator Kass Minor, author and inquiry practitioner Trevor MacKenzie, Arizona Education Association Vice President Marisol Garcia, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, speaker and public education advocate Kim Covington, 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels, University of Arizona Dean of the College of Education Bruce Johnson, Northern Arizona University Dean of the College of Education Ramona Mellott, author and educator Andy Hargreaves, former Google Education Evangelist Jamie Casap, and Arizona K12 Center Executive Director Kathy Wiebke.
    We hope you feel the love and appreciation in this episode and in this season. We’ll see you in 2021 for the ninth season of 3Ps in a Pod!
    Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org

    • 29 min
    S8 Episode 17: 'Moving' and Social Mobility with Andy Hargreaves

    S8 Episode 17: 'Moving' and Social Mobility with Andy Hargreaves

    You may know Andy Hargreaves for his educational research, but in his newest book, he pairs his personal educational insights with his own story.
    In this week’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Angelia and Donnie talk with Hargreaves about his new memoir, Moving, and the idea of social mobility that he highlights through the book. Social mobility refers to the chance and opportunity to move up in economic or social standing, Hargreaves explains. In this episode, he reflects on education’s role in creating social mobility.
    Hargreaves also shares how, no matter how different our struggles may be from others, recognizing our own struggles can help us empathize and better support our students facing their own challenges.
    Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

    • 37 min
    S8 Episode 16: From Student Teaching to First-Year Teaching with Brianna Winiesdorffer

    S8 Episode 16: From Student Teaching to First-Year Teaching with Brianna Winiesdorffer

    You may remember hearing from Brianna Winiesdorffer in a 3Ps in a Pod episode last March. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in the spring, Winiesdorffer is now a math resource teacher at Coconino High School in Flagstaff Unified School District.
    In this episode, Winiesdorffer catches up with hosts Danielle and Kathleen about her transition from pre-service to first-year teaching and what resources and support she’s received through the Arizona Teachers Academy. She also shares her words of encouragement for all Arizona educators.
    The Arizona Teachers Academy provides funding to support teachers throughout their career. This program’s initiatives include helping cover expenses at the pre-service level, providing mentoring and professional development for beginning teachers, and supporting teachers in pursuing National Board Certification. You can hear more about the multifaceted Arizona Teachers Academy in this 3Ps episode from earlier this fall.
    Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

    • 20 min
    S8 Episode 15: PD in 30: Creating Inviting Slides

    S8 Episode 15: PD in 30: Creating Inviting Slides

    Hang out with tech experts Tony Vincent and Paul West in this PD in 30 segment of 3Ps in a Pod. PD in 30 is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. This segment is most beneficial if you’re able to listen with a pencil and paper in hand and can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device. Feel free to listen with a group of other teachers or by yourself.
    In this episode, Tony Vincent of Learning in Hand and Paul West of Pdubya Tech and Tempe Elementary School District share best practices for engaging slideshow presentations and a load of resources for creating your own attractive slides. How do you find the balance of sharing information without being overwhelming? How do I make attractive slides if I’m not a “design person”? Tony and Paul have the answers.
    Here are resources mentioned in this episode:
    Get slide themes from SlidesCarnival, SlidesGo, and SlidesMania. Get colors from MaterialUI and Canva Color Tools. Get copyright friendly images from Unsplash and Pixabay. Get icons from The Noun Project and emojis from Emojipedia. Get animated GIF by searching Google Images or at Giphy (teachers can use Giphy to find GIFs, but it’s probably inappropriate for student use) Get images with transparent backgrounds from Snipstock, CleanPNG, and Remove.bg. Get templates for magazine covers and more from Ryan O’Donnell. Narrate slides with Adobe Spark Video or Screencastify. Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

    • 31 min

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Mrs. Buzan ,

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I love that this podcast is so positive and up-to-date. Every week revolves around a trending topic and even though some of this touch on important, sensitive educational issues, the moderators keep the focus in a problem-solving realm rather than a blame analysis. I've also noticed that every episode cycles around ideas and actions that are within individual teachers' locuses of control.

Catherine @ReadersLeadPD ,

Entertaining, educational and hits the spot!

Full of valuable information and insight. I’m relatively new to this podcast, but so far I love the frequency, the variety of topics, the length and caliber of guests.

Please keep up the nice work. It is greatly appreciated!

MoHo93 ,

Great Resource!

I think this podcast is a great resource for teachers to go to for insight on different topics to support them and their students in and out of the classroom!

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