The Class Intercom podcast aims to help educators learn how to market their school through social media and empower students to engage in sharing their story. Our goal is to help schools provide a social learning environment which allows educators to teach students digital leadership and professional social content management processes.
#29: Jessica Schwindt - Relationship Marketing Intern at Disney
Jessica Schwindt studied marketing with an emphasis in finance and economics at Grand Canyon University. She moved to Orlando, Florida and is currently interning with Disney in Relationship Marketing. She manages campaigns with brands like Southwest, ABC, Wheel of Fortune, Freeform, and has had the opportunity to work with a lot of synergy talent (If you want to meet Katy Perry or Ciara, she's your girl).
Growing up, Jessica was very involved; sports, clubs, honor societies, and still managed to do very well in school. She believes in 150% dedication to everything she does and considers building genuine relationships as one the many keys to success. “If you care for people in networking, they also want to care for you and help you succeed,” Jessica stated.
She is passionate about making a difference in the world and desires to use her skills from her career to open start-up businesses to benefit impoverished communities.
We hope you enjoy this conversation with Jessica.
#28: Clay Reisler - Digital Learning Specialist at Pulaski High School
For episode 28, Taylor is joined by Clay Reisler, the Digital Learning Specialist at Pulaski High School, in the Polka Captial of the world, Pulaski, Wisconsin. Clay uses social media and technology to connect with the world, individualize instruction, innovate classrooms with technology and to support 70 teachers and administration to tell stories. He has created a great resource for his district and beyond with his Twitter and Instagram accounts, along with his Youtube channel, blog, iPaddiction and podcast, EdVanage.
Clay has cultivated a strong storytelling movement at Pulaski using Class Intercom and use of their Twitter hashtag, #radarstrong. He tells his students, “This isn’t our high school," meaning it’s not our adult's high school. "It's your high school and it’s yours to tell the story, so get after it!”
He also emphasizes the importance of the "4 C's": Collaboration, critical thinking, creation, and communication. He states,"It’s everything that drives us. That’s better than any multiple choice test.”
Clay is a great example of a leader who is using social media to positively impact the world. We hope you enjoy this conversation with him.
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#27: Bekah Vought - Digital / Social Media Assistant at Indiana University
Bekah Vought, of Three Lakes, Wisconsin works at Indiana University as their Digital / Social Media Assistant, where she executes social creative ideas for IU’s 24 athletic teams. This year, she worked with College GameDay, involving live content, as well as Instagram and Snapchat stories, Periscope, Facebook Live, and Instagram Live. No day is the same for Bekah, as her job changes from season to season; covering football games, live-tweeting volleyball games, creating GIFS for use on Twitter, and managing Indiana's Basketball team’s Instagram page.
Her journey to success involved hard work and determination, as she used her Advertising / Journalism degree to land an internship at Oregon State Universtiy, to later sending her resume around the country to D1 schools, and finally receiving a 'yes' from the Indiana Hoosiers. “It just takes one person to believe in you and that changed my whole perspective.” She stated. “Every path is different, there is no right or wrong way to do something.”
Bekah values meaningful conversation and building genuine connections. Although she is savvy with social platforms, she believes every connection made is something to not take for granted.
We hope you enjoy this conversation with Bekah.
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#26: Laura Kroll - K-12 Principal at Exeter-Milligan Public Schools
For episode 26, Taylor is joined by Laura Kroll, the K-12 Principal and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Exeter-Milligan Public Schools. Laura knows the ins and outs of education in a small school from her 26 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach and principal.
She shares insight into how she maximizes the opportunity in a small school by consistently tweeting words of encouragement at 7 a.m., creating an in-school challenge and reward for teachers and students to discover new ideas on Twitter and how to build an online professional network.
Laura believes in digital citizenship and sharing stories. She states,"The future is making connections and knowing how to responsibly use technology. It's a disservice if you are not promoting your school on social media and getting students involved that way."
We hope you enjoy this conversation with Laura.
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#25: Andy Ohlson - K-12 Media Specialist/Technology Coordinator at Axtell Community School
For episode 25, Taylor is joined by Andy Ohlson, the K-12 Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator at Axtell Community School. Andy has a degree in Secondary FCS and Mathematics and soon-to-be Masters in Instructional Technology. Andy shares his experience with social media in a rural school and how Twitter's trending hashtag #StealEDU has allowed him to gather new ideas for his classroom. Andy also gives great advice for rural schools who are still working to incorporate social media into their school. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Andy!
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