Deeper Learning with WeVideo explores ways to inspire creativity in the classroom, activities that ignite deeper learning for students, and interviews with thought leaders in education that motivate teachers and influencers in education technology.
Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad is a speaker, author and professional learning facilitator. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He served as Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as Education Supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher, serves on the board of the Student Voice Foundation and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force. Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and co-author of The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics with Robert J. Marzano.
Positively Impacting the Lives of Children with Laura Robb (Ep 64)
Author, teacher, literacy coach, and teacher trainer, Laura Robb has more than 40 years classroom experience and presented at conferences and in school districts in the U.S. and Canada. Even after retiring from full-time teaching, Laura has continued teaching part-time in area schools. For the past four years, she’s worked with students and trained ELA teachers in an intermediate school where about 1/3 of students entering 5th grade read on K-2 instructional levels. Author of more than 35 books on literacy, Robb also writes blogs, creates podcasts on literacy with her son, Evan Robb, and has co-authored two books with him. She believes in a student-centered approach, differentiation, and culturally relevant teaching! Follow Laura on Twitter @lrobbteacher and visit her website at https://lrobb.com/.
Ignite a Culture of Innovation with Elisabeth Bostwick (Ep 63)
Elisabeth Bostwick is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to empower learning. She is the author of, Take the L.E.A.P.: Ignite a Culture of Innovation and co-author of Education Write Now, Volume II: Top Strategies for Improving Relationships and Culture. As an innovative teaching and learning consultant and instructional coach supporting K-12 teachers, Elisabeth works alongside educators to create classroom cultures where every learner thrives. With her passion for creating a long-lasting, positive impact on education, Elisabeth supports others to identify how we can cultivate systemic change and develop essential success skills to ignite a movement of inspired, confident learners. Follow Elisabeth on Twitter @elisabostwick and visit her website at https://elisabethbostwick.com/.
How STEM Students Create Systemic Change with Angela McByrd (Ep 62)
Angela is an eight year educator that has taught STEM in elementary, middle, and high school. She is currently based in Chicago, where she teaches high school math. Her teaching philosophy centers community - the classroom being a space where teaching and learning happens with all parties involved. She also focuses on student empowerment in STEM for Black youth, with the goals of instilling STEM confidence, increasing STEM knowledge, and providing students with the tools to create systemic change through STEM. Follow Angela on Twitter @wokeSTEMteacher and visit her website https://www.thewokestemteacher.com/.
Improving Literacy Access with Dr. Jarred Amato (Ep 61)
Dr. Jarred Amato is an award-winning English teacher from Nashville, TN, and the co-founder of Project LIT Community, a national grassroots literacy movement. Jarred is an avid reader and writer who enjoys collaborating with fellow educators to improve literacy access, attitudes, and outcomes in our schools and communities. Jarred is also a three-time tater tot eating champion. You can follow him at @jarredamato on Twitter!
Building Classroom Culture with Flipgrid's Jess Boyce (Ep 60)
Jess is an Educator Innovation Lead for Team Flipgrid and gets the honor to work alongside educators every single day. She is a former middle school math teacher who is super passionate about classroom culture and building relationships with students. You’ll often hear her saying “relationships first, the rest will follow.” She is super curious by nature and loves learning/trying new things, which fueled the ways in which she ran her classroom.