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A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

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A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

    Ep 83: The safeties toward reopening schools; Integration of historical context in STEM instruction

    Ep 83: The safeties toward reopening schools; Integration of historical context in STEM instruction

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    This week, Sarah shares an NPR article that talks about the safeness of reopening schools by providing a safety procedure checklist that complies with the CDC guidelines. Ryan shares an article from Edutopia that talks about teaching history within STEM learning and how this helps students gain an appreciation for the broader impact that science has on society.

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 33 min
    Ep 82: Reopening classrooms in the Fall; The role of memorization in student learning

    Ep 82: Reopening classrooms in the Fall; The role of memorization in student learning

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School in New York how and how they are reimaging what classrooms will look like when facilitating an Equity by Design approach to meet the needs of student’s individually. Ryan shares a series of articles from EdWeek that talks about understanding the role of memorization beyond learning and presents the pros and cons of fact memorization.

    Articles:

    https://www.the74million.org/article/social-distancing-for-the-most-vulnerable-students-a-teacher-who-needs-to-self-quarantine-online-back-to-school-toolkit-can-help/

    http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2020/07/the_roles_of_memorization_in_teaching_learning.html

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 28 min
    Ep 81: Fostering creativity in students; Summer enrichment activities for school aged children

    Ep 81: Fostering creativity in students; Summer enrichment activities for school aged children

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about the power of play in creating a fertile environment to strengthen the levels of creativity in students. Ryan talks about an initiative from the Los Angeles Unified School District which provides free enrichment summer courses by featuring unique titles to pique the interest of children bringing online summer learning to LAUSD’s student population.

    Articles:

    https://ideas.ted.com/10-tips-for-cultivating-creativity-in-your-kids/
    https://www.the74million.org/article/how-los-angeless-virtual-summer-of-learning-hopes-to-help-students-avoid-covid-slide-with-a-little-help-from-nasa-titanic-and-despicabl/

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 28 min
    Ep 80: ELL Support for ELL students in distance learning; Copyright law for remote instruction

    Ep 80: ELL Support for ELL students in distance learning; Copyright law for remote instruction

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    This week, Sarah talks about an article that shares effective instructional methods, online activities, and additional distance learning strategies to help better serve English Language Learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan talks about changes in copyright law that would potentially facilitate more effective instruction in virtual learning.

    Articles:

    https://www.colorincolorado.org/article/distance-learning-ells-instruction

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 26 min
    Ep 79: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 8): Engaging and instructional videos using screencast with Christine Umayam

    Ep 79: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 8): Engaging and instructional videos using screencast with Christine Umayam

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    This week, we continue our series of interviews with Ed Tech innovators from the Future of Education Technology conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Our guest on the program Christine Umayam, the senior content marketing manager of screencast-o-matic. Christine talks about the mission of screencast-o-matic and the services they provide. Christine also talks about the benefits of using a screencast and shares some insight on how to create effective videos.

    You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://screencast-o-matic.com/

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 14 min
    Ep 78: Khan Academy closes the digital divide; 2020 National Teacher of the Year

    Ep 78: Khan Academy closes the digital divide; 2020 National Teacher of the Year

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about the role that Khan Academy is playing in closing the digital divide and democratizing learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan celebrates the new National Teacher of the Year, Tabatha Rosproy, and her innovative Pre-K program located inside a retirement facility. Tune in!

    Article:

    https://qz.com/1857486/how-khan-academy-hopes-to-reduce-covid-19s-impact-on-education/

    http://neatoday.org/2020/05/21/national-teacher-of-the-year-tabatha-rosproy

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 18 min

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9 Ratings

diwieland ,

Preparing Students For Their Future

Excellent discussion around how we feel we are preparing students for jobs that we don't even know exist yet! I love the idea that one of the newest skills we need to impart to our students is, 'Learning to Learn.'

Lilly S. ,

Excellent Podcast

Great information, current topics, applicable to educators and administrators! Looking forward to upcoming podcasts!

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