20 episodes

The Charter Central Podcast takes a monthly look at topics that impact charter public schools through in-depth interviews with education experts. A state and national leader in the charter public school movement, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University shares insights on how public education can innovate to help students succeed.

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The Charter Central Podcast takes a monthly look at topics that impact charter public schools through in-depth interviews with education experts. A state and national leader in the charter public school movement, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University shares insights on how public education can innovate to help students succeed.

    Examining the Impacts of the Pandemic – A Discussion with Adam Aberman and David Hartman

    Examining the Impacts of the Pandemic – A Discussion with Adam Aberman and David Hartman

    On this episode, we talk with Adam Aberman from The Learning Collective and David Hartman from Venn Education. They walk us through their findings and recommendations that are now available in their report, Examining the Impacts, Changes and Innovations Schools Have Experienced During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This report follows their research, including focus groups and surveys with CMU partner schools, to investigate this important topic. We cover a diverse range of areas from accelerated learning to supporting teachers.

    • 40 min
    Episode 23: Celebrating Innovation – A Discussion with Countryside Academy

    Episode 23: Celebrating Innovation – A Discussion with Countryside Academy

    Tune in for this episode as we are joined by Countryside Academy, the winner of the Center’s third annual Innovation and Vision Award contest. We discuss what makes the school unique, focusing on its curriculum and programming that offers its students a diverse range of opportunities. We also share the schools that are the finalists for the next Innovation and Vision Award.

    • 19 min
    Episode 22: Literacy – A Discussion with Dr. Meghan Block

    Episode 22: Literacy – A Discussion with Dr. Meghan Block

    Tune in for this episode as we welcome Dr. Meghan Block, faculty member and co-director of The Literacy Center at Central Michigan University. Dr. Block shares her insights on a range of topics, including strategies to increase student engagement, how school leadership can support literacy efforts, and how all subject areas teach literacy.

    • 31 min
    Episode 21: Strategic Communications and Engagement – A Discussion with Matt Resch

    Episode 21: Strategic Communications and Engagement – A Discussion with Matt Resch

    On this episode we talk with Matt Resch from Resch Strategies about why engagement with a range of stakeholders is important to the success of charter schools. He discusses how to share you story and connect with partners serving in your community while also looking at some simple first steps in forming an outreach strategy.

    • 18 min
    Episode 20: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A Discussion with Dr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens

    Episode 20: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A Discussion with Dr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens

    Tune in for this episode as we are joined by Dr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens vice president and chief diversity officer at CMU’s Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She unpacks the differences between diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the importance of raising awareness in schools.

    • 28 min
    Episode 19: School Board Recognition Month – A Discussion with Steve Grigorian and Leigh Chandler

    Episode 19: School Board Recognition Month – A Discussion with Steve Grigorian and Leigh Chandler

    January is School Board Recognition Month and to celebrate we are talking with board directors Steve Grigorian from A.G.B.U. Alex and Marie Manoogian School and Leigh Chandler from Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Steve and Leigh discuss how they use their professional management skills and experiences in their board governance roles. They also share lessons learned, points of pride and the legacy they hope to leave on their schools.

    • 33 min

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