32 episodes

Education Perspectives podcast explores the challenges and opportunities in education from birth through productive work. Everyone seems to agree in principle that education is important. So, why is it so hard for us to get to a system that works for our society as it exists today? Taking the 30,000-foot view to look at the entirety of our multiple systems so that we might begin to plot a course toward transformational change is worthwhile. This type of change cannot happen until people are “rowing the boat” in the same direction. Education Perspectives includes interviews with people engaged in the work at every level. Looking at challenges and opportunities and what they would like for decision-makers to know. This type of communication changes the dialog. Understanding where the other people in the room are coming from breaks down barriers and opens the conversation on a broader level.Framed by the host through the lens of having worked in a consulting role with each level, Education Perspectives can give policymakers, administrators, education advocates and the community a unique view into this education journey. Considering these various perspectives to make for better communication can reframe discussions and move policymakers' understanding forward to make policy that will better meet the needs of our information economy.

Education Perspectives Liza Holland

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Education Perspectives podcast explores the challenges and opportunities in education from birth through productive work. Everyone seems to agree in principle that education is important. So, why is it so hard for us to get to a system that works for our society as it exists today? Taking the 30,000-foot view to look at the entirety of our multiple systems so that we might begin to plot a course toward transformational change is worthwhile. This type of change cannot happen until people are “rowing the boat” in the same direction. Education Perspectives includes interviews with people engaged in the work at every level. Looking at challenges and opportunities and what they would like for decision-makers to know. This type of communication changes the dialog. Understanding where the other people in the room are coming from breaks down barriers and opens the conversation on a broader level.Framed by the host through the lens of having worked in a consulting role with each level, Education Perspectives can give policymakers, administrators, education advocates and the community a unique view into this education journey. Considering these various perspectives to make for better communication can reframe discussions and move policymakers' understanding forward to make policy that will better meet the needs of our information economy.

    S2 Episode 7 Empowering Youth Voices: Rachel Belin on a Vision for Equitable Education

    S2 Episode 7 Empowering Youth Voices: Rachel Belin on a Vision for Equitable Education

    PODCAST Season 2 EPISODE 7 
     
    Rachel Belin
    Managing Partner 
    Kentucky Student Voice Team
     
    Quote of the Podcast – 
    “Democracy must be learned by each generation.” This is an adaptation of a John Dewey quote by Earle T. Hawkins, the founder of the Maryland Youth and Government program.
     
    Introduction of Guest BIO – 
    Rachel Burg Belin (she/her) is the Managing Partner and, with young people, a co-founder of the Kentucky Student Voice Team. She has decades of experience supporting young people as research, policy, and storytelling partners, acting by turns as a social studies teacher, media literacy nonprofit innovator, education policy aide, development consultant, and commercial radio news director. In the course of this work, she has spearheaded nine different ventures specifically to amplify and elevate the voices of young people as full partners in civic life. With young people as collaborators, she has been the recipient of the Citizen's and Scholars Civic Spring Award, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Excellence in Public Policy Award, the Pathway 2 Tomorrow Breakthrough in Education Innovation Award, and a George Foster Peabody Award. Rachel holds a BA from Harvard University and an MAT from the University of Rochester.
    Interview
    Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators
     30,000 Ft. View – Why so we, as a society invest in education?What drew you to education?What do you love about what you do?Tell us about What we mean by meaningful student voice; Schools as engines for democracy; the value of out-of-school time in supporting young people to do democracy; students as research, policy, and storytelling partners; the benefits and pitfalls of youth and adult power sharing and more!Tell us a story or favorite memory about your work in education.What are the biggest challenges to you?What would you like decision makers to know?Podcast/book shoutouts
    Best youth podcast: The Bell's "Missing Voices" series, produced by students in NYC 
    Especially Topical Read: "High Conflict" by Amanda Ripley 
    Oddly amazing show: "Wrestlers" on Netflix
    Support the showEducation Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox
    Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

    • 37 min
    S2 Episode 6 Amanda Burrows on Innovations in Education: A Deeper Learning Perspective

    S2 Episode 6 Amanda Burrows on Innovations in Education: A Deeper Learning Perspective

    PODCAST Season 2 EPISODE 6 
     
    Amanda Burrows
    Deeper Learning Director, CKEC
     
    Quote of the Podcast – 
    Our job, as teachers, is not to "prepare" kids for something; our job is to help kids learn to prepare themselves for anything. - AJ Juliani
     
    Introduction of Guest BIO – 
    Amanda Burrows is the Deeper Learning Director at Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative, where she leads and supports more than twenty school districts in their deeper learning initiatives. Burrows has been an educator since 2005, serving as a classroom teacher, college and career coach, educational consultant, and assistant principal. Burrows received her Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching and Master of Arts in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. She earned her Education Specialist Degree and principal certification from the University of Kentucky. In 2011, Burrows was selected as Elkhorn Crossing School’s first ever teacher of the year and was recognized as the High School Teacher of the Year for Scott County Schools. Additionally, she was a recipient of the Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching Award and the University of Kentucky Teacher Who Made a Difference Award. Burrows is passionate about transformational education, innovative instructional models, engaging teaching strategies, and personalized systems of deeper learning. She is an avid supporter of students and the continuous growth and professional learning of educators in Kentucky.
     
    Interview
    Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators
     30,000 Ft. View – Why so we, as a society invest in education?What drew you to education?What do you love about what you do?Tell us About the Deeper Learning InitiativeExplain what the Co-Ops are and what they offerTell us a story or favorite memory about your work in educationWhat are the biggest challenges to you?What would you like decision makers to know?Podcast/book shoutouts
    I would love for people to be able to check out our CKEC Deeper Learning Google Site. There are a lot of free resources there. bit.ly/CKECDL
    Support the showEducation Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox
    Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

    • 24 min
    Season 2 Episode 5 The KC7 Effect: Revolutionizing Cyber Education with Greg Schloemer

    Season 2 Episode 5 The KC7 Effect: Revolutionizing Cyber Education with Greg Schloemer

    PODCAST Season 2  EPISODE 5  
    Greg Schloemer
    Threat Intelligence Analyst at Microsoft  
    Vice-President/Co-Founder of KC7 Foundation
     
    Quote of the Podcast – 
    "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
     
    Introduction of Guest BIO – 
    Greg is a threat intelligence analyst at Microsoft who focuses on tracking North Korean state-sponsored cyber threat actors. Greg also co-founded and is the Vice President of the KC7 Foundation, a cybersecurity education nonprofit whose mission is to empower a more diverse cybersecurity workforce. Greg is passionate about creating opportunities in cyber and tech for students in underserved communities, like those in Rural Appalachia.
    Interview
    Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators
     30,000 Ft. View – Why so we, as a society invest in education?What drew you to education side of training in Cyber?What do you love about what you do?KC7gamification in educationmaking STEM education more accessible/approachableTell us a story or favorite memory about your work in educationWhat are the biggest challenges to you?What would you like decision makers to know?Podcast/book shoutouts
    I'll shout out to everyone to go play KC7 - even if you "aren't technical" or have no interest in cyber, you may surprise yourself with how fun it can be :)
     


    Support the showEducation Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox
    Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

    • 33 min
    S2 EP4 Nema Brewer - Protecting Educators and Building Community Trust

    S2 EP4 Nema Brewer - Protecting Educators and Building Community Trust

    PODCAST Season 2 EPISODE 4 
    Nema Brewer
    Organizer
    Accidental Activist


    Quote of the Podcast – 
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”- James Baldwin 

    Introduction of Guest BIO – 


    A working mom and wife, Nema became an accidental activist for public education in 2017 and hasn’t shut up since 
    Interview
    Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators
     30,000 Ft. View – Why so we, as a society invest in education?What drew you to education?What do you love about what you do?Teacher & public school staff retentionUnited We Stand 120Tell us a story or favorite memory about your work in educationWhat are the biggest challenges to you?What would you like decision makers to know?Podcast/book shoutouts
    Support the showEducation Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox
    Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

    • 35 min
    S2 EPISODE 3 Barnett Berry - Rethinking Teachers' Roles in a Changing World

    S2 EPISODE 3 Barnett Berry - Rethinking Teachers' Roles in a Changing World

    PODCAST Season 2 EPISODE 3 
    Barnett Berry
    Senior Advisor, What School Could Be
    Senior Research Fellow, Learning Policy Institute
    Quote of the Podcast – 
    “Getting to scale with deeper, student-led learning requires teachers who “increasingly to think of themselves as operating in a web of professional relations that influence their daily decisions, rather than as solo practitioners.”  Dick Elmore (1996)
    Introduction of Guest BIO – 
    Barnett Berry currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and a Senior Advisor for What School Could Be while also supporting efforts to ignite student-led learning. He especially supports the empowerment of the teaching profession required for it. Barnett’s work with the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future led to his founding of the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) in 2000, and for 19 years, the nonprofit focused on igniting a bold brand of teacher leadership essential for an effective and equitable system of public education. His two books, TEACHING 2030 and Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave, frame a bold vision for the profession's future. In 2021, Barnett was honored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards with the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching. He currently serves on several advisory boards dedicated to transforming education systems, including the University of Kansas’ Center for Reimagining Education, the Digital Promise Global Cities Education Network, and Next Education Workforce Initiative of Arizona State University.
    Interview
    Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators
     30,000 Ft. View – Why so we, as a society invest in education?What drew you to education?What do you love about what you do?Tell us about Why schools have be do difficult to change; and how they can do so now! Teacher roles: When it comes to school "reform" teachers have never been the problem; they have always been the solution.Tell us a story or favorite memory about your work in educationWhat are the biggest challenges to you?What would you like decision makers to know?Podcast/book shoutouts
    TEACHING 2030
     Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave
    Learning Policy Institute for applying science of learning and development to school design 
    Ted Dintersmith and Kapono Ciotti for advancing teacher-led innovation for student-led learning; Carole Basile and Brent Madden of ASU and their growing efforts to redesign the job of the teacher.
    Support the showEducation Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox
    Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

    • 36 min
    Season 2 EP2 Adam Watson - Gamification of Education

    Season 2 EP2 Adam Watson - Gamification of Education

    PODCAST Season 2 EPISODE 2 
    Adam Watson
    Deeper Learning Design Specialist, OVEC


    Quote of the Podcast – 
    “Follow your bliss.” -- Joseph Campbell


    Introduction of Guest BIO – 
    ADAM WATSON (@watsonedtech) is a Kentucky educator with a passion for edtech. Starting as an English teacher in 2005, he was named Teacher of the Year at South Oldham High School in 2009 and became National Board Certified in 2013. Adam's journey into educational technology began with a student podcast project, gaining recognition in Kentucky Teacher and other publications.
     In 2014, his "Shakespeare and Star Wars" unit garnered attention, featuring a Skype Q&A with a best-selling author and a mention in Star Wars Insider. Adam later became Shelby County Public School’s first Technology Integration Coach, contributing to the district's 1:1 initiative and pioneering the Profile of a Graduate.
    Among his achievements, Adam developed a digital citizenship curriculum featured in a 2019 ISTE book. Named the 2018-2019 Outstanding Leader of the Year by the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education, Adam is a sought-after speaker at national conferences. He shares insights through his blog "Edtech Elixirs" and YouTube channel, and currently serves as a Deeper Learning Design Specialist for the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.
    Interview
    Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators
     30,000 Ft. View – Why so we, as a society invest in education?What drew you to education?What do you love about what you do?Tell us about Game Based LearningTell us a story or favorite memory about your work in educationWhat are the biggest challenges to you?What would you like decision makers to know?Podcast/book shoutouts
    Books: Play (Stuart Brown)
    Running with Robots (Greg Toppo and Jim Tracy)
    Adam’s You Tube Channel
    Podcasts: Teachers in the Dungeon. 
    Websites: Kentucky Educators for Role Playing Games (kyedrpg.com)
    Edtech Elixirs (watsonedtech.blogspot.com)
    Support the showEducation Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox
    Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

    • 43 min

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