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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.

Big Ideas in Education Academica Media

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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 128: FEED DROP--Creating an effective student government on your campus (Charter School Superstars)

    Ep 128: FEED DROP--Creating an effective student government on your campus (Charter School Superstars)

    This week, we are giving you a feed drop from the Academica Media program Charter School Superstars. Host Ryan Kairalla interviews two students about how to create an effective student government organization on their campus. Like what you hear? Then subscribe to Charter School Superstars on the Academica Media podcast network!

    • 14 min
    Ep 127: Embracing smaller student activities; Learning styles

    Ep 127: Embracing smaller student activities; Learning styles

    This week, Ryan shares an article that talks about the need for schools to supplement large school events with smaller interest-focused gatherings to foster a stronger community on campus. Sarah shares a video that talks about the myth of learning styles and debunks this theory to better understand how students learn.
    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.

    Articles & links:

    https://www.edutopia.org/article/interest-based-events-can-boost-students-sense-belonging
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhgwIhB58PA

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

    • 24 min
    Ep 126: Free cyber education resources; Different Approaches to Math Instruction

    Ep 126: Free cyber education resources; Different Approaches to Math Instruction

    This week, Mike shares a resource that provides workshops, events, and techniques to help educators teach cyber security and include those concepts into curriculum. Ryan shares an article that talks about recent trends in math instruction such as building students’ problem-solving skills without including memorization of basic concepts. Tune in!

    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.

    Articles:

    www.cyber.org

    https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-what-it-takes-to-actually-improve-math-education/2021/06?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=soc&utm_campaign=edit


    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 25 min
    Ep 125: First Amendment in Schools; A Different Kind of Summer School

    Ep 125: First Amendment in Schools; A Different Kind of Summer School

    This week, Ryan talks about the recent Supreme Court ruling in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. and discusses the extent to which schools can regulate student conduct under the First Amendment. Sarah talks about one school district’s unique approach to summer school and how it is helping students recover after a year of pandemic 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.


    Sources:

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-255_g3bi.pdf

    https://www.wbez.org/stories/after-a-year-of-pandemic-learning-a-different-kind-of-summer-school/ecc317f9-59ec-4a58-b0dc-8c4c4c60d1e1?utm_source=email&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share&player.ui=open



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

    • 23 min
    Ep 124: Diversifying your teaching staff amid teacher recruiting challenges; Celebrating Juneteenth in the classroom

    Ep 124: Diversifying your teaching staff amid teacher recruiting challenges; Celebrating Juneteenth in the classroom

    This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about efforts made by school districts to diversify their teaching staff and boost recruitment. Ryan shares an article that talks about Juneteenth and outlines strategies that teachers can employ to celebrate this holiday in their classrooms.

    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.

    Articles:
    https://www.k12dive.com/news/minnesotas-grow-your-own-programs-aim-to-diversify-teaching-staffs/601851/
    https://inservice.ascd.org/juneteenth-a-time-to-reflect-and-educate/

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

    • 19 min
    Ep 123: What does good listening look like; the beginning of the end of the pandemic in schools

    Ep 123: What does good listening look like; the beginning of the end of the pandemic in schools

    This week, Ryan shares an article that talks about giving students the liberty to experiment with other body positions to facilitate their listening and foster better cognitive skills. Sarah shares an article that talks about the current state of education through efforts made to return to in-person learning following the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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.

    Articles:
    https://www.edutopia.org/article/what-does-good-listening-look
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/us/schools-covid.html

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

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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11 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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