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A weekly interview series featuring the incredible teachers, administrators, students, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and other voices that are leading an education revolution.

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A weekly interview series featuring the incredible teachers, administrators, students, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and other voices that are leading an education revolution.

    Ep 99: What Happens Next with charter school alum and journalist Amanda Milian

    Ep 99: What Happens Next with charter school alum and journalist Amanda Milian

    This week, Ryan sits with Amanda Milian, a charter school graduate and current student at Florida International University studying digital broadcasting. On this episode, Amanda talks about her experience working with the SLAM Radio SiriusXM station and how this has contributed to the work that she does now. Amanda also talks about taking over as the new host of What Happens Next on Academica Media and provides advice for high school seniors in pursuing their future endeavors. Tune in!

    Host: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 14 min
    Ep 98: Using assistive technology to build a positive school culture with Dr. Seth Feldman of Bay Tech Charter

    Ep 98: Using assistive technology to build a positive school culture with Dr. Seth Feldman of Bay Tech Charter

    This week, Ryan sits with Dr. Seth Feldman, the Executive Director of the Bay Tech Charter School in Oakland, California. On this episode, Dr. Feldman talks about Bay Tech Charter and what makes his school so special. Dr. Feldman discusses how his school uses assistive technology platforms, such as iReady, to foster strong learning outcomes and a positive school culture. Tune in!

    You can find out more about our guest school by visiting www.baytechschool.org

    Host: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 17 min
    Ep 97: Fostering the love of reading in students with Ric Hasenyager of RosenLightSail

    Ep 97: Fostering the love of reading in students with Ric Hasenyager of RosenLightSail

    This week, Ryan sits with Ric Hasenyager the Vice President of Curriculum Solutions for RosenLightSail, a education platform that provides e-reading and reading assessment solutions for students and schools. On this episode, Ric talks about keeping students engaged with reading during COVID19 and provides advice how charter schools can use this technology to implement a reading across a curriculum plan. Ric also talks about how schools can use technology to get data about student reading and the core features of the RLS product. Tune in!

    You can find out more about our guest's work by visiting www.rosenlightsail.com.

    Host: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 17 min
    Ep 96: Classroom of the Future Series: enhancing the online classroom experience with Homero Gonzalez of Pinecrest Preparatory

    Ep 96: Classroom of the Future Series: enhancing the online classroom experience with Homero Gonzalez of Pinecrest Preparatory

    This week, we continue our series of interviews with stakeholders from schools who are taking part in the Classroom of the Future initiative and are working to use this technology to foster lasting change in the education system. This week, Ryan sits with Homero Gonzalez, a charter school parent whose daughter currently attends the Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High School in Miami, Florida, which is currently using Classroom of the Future technology. On this episode, Homero talks about his daughter’s Carmela classroom experience and how Pinecrest Prep used this technology to help her succeed. Homero also talks about the biggest challenge as a parent helping manage your child’s education during the pandemic and how COTF helped with that challenge. Tune in!

    You can find out more about our guest school by visiting ppmhcharterschool.org

    Host: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 13 min
    Ep 95: Advancements in Social and Emotional Learning with Carly Daff and Dr. Vanessa LaPoint of Canva

    Ep 95: Advancements in Social and Emotional Learning with Carly Daff and Dr. Vanessa LaPoint of Canva

    This week, Ryan sits with Carly Daff and Dr. Vanessa LaPointe of Canva. Our guests talk about the Canva platform and their partnership with the Care Bears to create new SEL resources. Our guests also talk about why SEL is so important for education and the emphasis placed on ensuring these resources are effective for all educators and students.

    You can find out more about this project by visiting canva.com.

    Host: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 13 min
    Ep 94: Classroom of the Future Series: Incorporating innovative technology in K-12 education with Mark Quiroz of Samsung

    Ep 94: Classroom of the Future Series: Incorporating innovative technology in K-12 education with Mark Quiroz of Samsung

    This week, we continue our series of interviews with stakeholders from schools who are taking part in the Classroom of the Future initiative and are working to use this technology to foster lasting change in the education system. This week, Ryan sits with Mark Quiroz, the Vice President of Marketing for the Display Division of Samsung. On this episode, Mark talks about Samsung’s work in education and what inspired the company to want to provide hardware solutions to educators and schools. Mark also talks about how Samsung’s displays help teachers in the Classroom of the Future environment and what’s next for Samsung in education. Tune in!

    You can find out more about his work school by visiting www.classroomofthefuture.com

    Host: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 20 min

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