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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 109: What have teachers learned during virtual learning; Using read-alouds to boost students literacy skills

    Ep 109: What have teachers learned during virtual learning; Using read-alouds to boost students literacy skills

    This week, Sarah shares an article that highlights the voices of educators who are learning important lessons during this critical time period. Ryan shares an article that talks about using read-alouds as an instructional tool to help foster the love of literacy and language in students of all ages.

    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.ideastream.org/news/what-teachers-have-learned-from-pandemic-education

    https://www.edutopia.org/article/using-read-alouds-improve-older-elementary-students-literacy-skills

    https://www.studyinternational.com/news/why-teachers-should-read-aloud-to-older-students/

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

    • 22 min
    Ep 108: Communication Between Parents and Teachers; Principal Quality and Student Achievement

    Ep 108: Communication Between Parents and Teachers; Principal Quality and Student Achievement

    This week, Ryan shares an article that talks about the importance of effective communication between teachers and parents when sharing ideas and concerns. Sarah shares an article that talks about the elements that contribute to a high-quality principal and effective schools.

    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.weareteachers.com/no-emails-parent-teacher/?utm_content=1611788815&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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

    • 21 min
    Ep 107: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 01): Keeping students safe online with Perry Roach and Luke Kasprzak of Netsweeper

    Ep 107: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 01): Keeping students safe online with Perry Roach and Luke Kasprzak of Netsweeper

    This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Joining us on the program is Perry Roach and Luke Kasprzak of Netsweeper, a provider of student online safety solutions for schools. Sarah and Ryan talk to our guests about what schools should be doing to keep students safe online and how these needs have begun more urgent amid the pandemic. You can find out more about our guests’ work by visiting www.netsweeper.com.

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

    • 19 min
    Ep 106: Encouraging collaborative learning; introducing the 1619 Project Education Network

    Ep 106: Encouraging collaborative learning; introducing the 1619 Project Education Network

    This week, Ryan shares an article that talks about the importance of encouraging collaborative learning to build competence and confidence for students in the classroom. Sarah talks about the introduction of the 1619 Project Education Network to explore racial justice and other pressing issues in communities.

    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://pulitzercenter.org/blog/announcing-1619-project-education-network
    https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-why-teamwork-in-class-builds-competence-and-confidence/2021/02

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

    • 17 min
    Ep 105: Resources to teach Holocaust Remembrance Day; How the pandemic is permanently changing education

    Ep 105: Resources to teach Holocaust Remembrance Day; How the pandemic is permanently changing education

    This week, Sarah shares resources to help schools teach the Holocaust across K-12, raise awareness, and help amplify the voices of those affected by this traumatic time in history. Ryan shares an article that discusses the developments and technological investments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that will shift education and become a permanent part of how classrooms will function in the near future.

    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.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/palm/fl-jj-boca-raton-international-holocaust-remembrance-day-20210115-jkia46rijffcbi64knl7jcxy5q-story.html http://www.fldoe.org/holocausteducat
    http://www.fldoe.org/holocausteducation/resources.stml
    https://www.adl.org/holocaust-education
    https://www.ushmm.org/collections/bibliography/childrens-books
    https://www.weareteachers.com/teachers-aftercovid/?utm_content=1610487522&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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

    • 15 min
    Ep 104: Ed-tech trends to watch; Changes to the SAT

    Ep 104: Ed-tech trends to watch; Changes to the SAT

    This week, our hosts are joined by guest panelist Dr. Jill Siler, superintendent of the Gunter ISD. Dr. Siler will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about five education technology trends that have evolved throughout the course of COVID-19. Ryan shares an article that talks about the College Board’s decision to discontinue the SAT subject tests and essay-writing section of the standard SAT to simplify demands on students and to make the process more streamlined.

    Be sure to check out this year’s Florida Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org.

    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/5-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2021/592717/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-ending-essay-subject-tests/2021/01/19/ac82cdd8-574a-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html



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

    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 24 min

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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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