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This podcast is all about helping educators and students become better sensemakers and innovators. Each week, we interview experts to uncover the concepts and patterns that help us organize our world. We hope this podcast will inspire our listeners to design creative solutions to complex problems and accelerate innovation in today’s schools.

Conceptually Speaking Trevor Aleo

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

This podcast is all about helping educators and students become better sensemakers and innovators. Each week, we interview experts to uncover the concepts and patterns that help us organize our world. We hope this podcast will inspire our listeners to design creative solutions to complex problems and accelerate innovation in today’s schools.

    Dr. Ashely Rogers Berner Talks Educational Pluralism & Democracy

    Dr. Ashely Rogers Berner Talks Educational Pluralism & Democracy

    To say we’re living through a moment of education polarization would be a mild understatement. Considering the digital echo chambers we all find ourselves in, I believe it’s more important than ever to engage with people who may move in different circles and have different perspectives, but share some foundational beliefs about democracy, wisdom, and advancing the public good. My guest this week is Dr. Ashley Rogers Berner—and she was the perfect person for just such an exchange. As the direc...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dr. Andrea Gambino Talks Critical Media Literacy

    Dr. Andrea Gambino Talks Critical Media Literacy

    One of the best things about attending conferences is the conversations, connections, and collaborations that emerge after the sessions are over. Last year, I was lucky to meet Dr. Andrea Gambino at NCTE 2023 in Columbus. Andrea earned her Ph.D. in Education from UCLA in 2023 and is an active co-organizer of the annual Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas. Her research and practice draws on her experiences implementing critical media literacy as a tool for advancing self, social...

    • 1 hr
    Dr. J Palmeri Talks Multimodality & New Media Pedagogies

    Dr. J Palmeri Talks Multimodality & New Media Pedagogies

    The emergence of ChatGPT has sent shockwaves through many secondary and post-secondary English departments. There’s no shortage of doomsaying and prognosticating about the future of writing instruction, even the discipline itself, in the wake of the large language model revolution. Luckily for us, my guest today is Dr. J Palmeri—Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Georgetown University. J’s work exploring the past, present, and future of multimodal composition is some ...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dr. Sheena Mason Talks Raceless Antiracism & Literary Studies

    Dr. Sheena Mason Talks Raceless Antiracism & Literary Studies

    For anyone who’s been tuned into Conceptually Speaking for a while, you know I love finding new approaches, perspectives, and frames to tackle complex issues. Despite the fact that’s a staple on the show, my guest for this episode, Dr. Sheena Mason, takes things to the next level. Dr. Mason is an author, professor, and creator of the theory of racelenss. A theory that, in her words, is a creative and forward-thinking approach that helps people stop the underlying causes and effects of racism—...

    • 1 hr
    Shawna Coppola Talks Literacy For All

    Shawna Coppola Talks Literacy For All

    Complaining about the theory-practice divide in education feels a bit cliche, but there’s a reason why it’s a constant source of conversation and consternation in classrooms, conferences, and academic journals. As someone with their feet firmly planted in both worlds, I’m always excited to connect with other educators who can bridge that divide—and my guest today is an exceptional example of just such a person. Shawna Coppola is a literacy specialist, educator, and author of the recently rele...

    • 51 min
    Jeffrey Austin Talks Emergent Strategy and Facilitating Educational Change

    Jeffrey Austin Talks Emergent Strategy and Facilitating Educational Change

    According to the late Octavia Butler, ”God is Change and in the end, God prevails.” Though Butler passed in 2006, her words resonate deeper than ever. And while she’s no longer able to chart out fantastical journeys across the stars, the philosophy that structures her work is one of the principle inspirations for adrienne marie brown’s book, Emergent Strategy. I won’t try to define the scope of Emergent Strategy in my introduction, but at its essence, it’s an orientation, stance, framework, a...

    • 1 hr

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19 Ratings

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Best of the best!

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Great team

These two respected experts are very dedicated to improving teaching and learning for all students and teachers. I’ve interviewed them both for our podcast and they bring excellent insights to every discussion.

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