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This educational podcast features classroom conversations on making learning more rigorous, engaging, and blended, which means a combination of online and face-to-face experiences.

Invitations to Learn Podcast Nishi Langhorne

    • Education

This educational podcast features classroom conversations on making learning more rigorous, engaging, and blended, which means a combination of online and face-to-face experiences.

    Building Portrait of a Graduate Skills in Students

    Building Portrait of a Graduate Skills in Students

    I speak with Christie Day, a learning innovation specialist in Fairfax County, about the importance of building "Portrait of a Graduate" skills in students.

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    Podcast website:
    http://invitationstolearn.com/
    Twitter: @MrsLanghorne
    Email: invitationstolearn@gmail.com

    Follow Christie Day on Twitter @christiepday

    Show Notes:
    For Fairfax County students and staff:
    For a list of upcoming Academy classes focusing on POG skills, view this flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rj_bbNho3X0_f53jOwzeV34CwaDre8pESQvzOvDbnpE/edit?usp=sharing
    For our vertical articulation charts, click here: https://crsearch.fcps.edu/crsearch/retrieveresourcefile.cfm?hxresid=R016DC0

    • 19 min
    The Importance of Reading

    The Importance of Reading

    I speak with English teacher and department chair Lisa Beskenis and students Sabina and Oscar about the importance of reading. Tune in to also hear some great book recommendations for the new year!

    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you know when my next episode is released and leave a review because your feedback counts!

    Podcast website:
    http://invitationstolearn.com/
    Twitter: @MrsLanghorne
    Email: invitationstolearn@gmail.com

    Follow Lisa Beskenis on Twitter @ltbeskenis

    Books mentioned:
    The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
    The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
    I Feel Bad about my Neck by Nora Ephron
    The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
    Simon vs. The Homosapien's Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    The Kite Runner and a Thousand Splended Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    On Writing by Stephen King

    • 18 min
    REPOST: Using Technology Mindfully

    REPOST: Using Technology Mindfully

    REPOST--Episode 7: I interview Beth Werfel, our school psychologist, on tips for using technology mindfully and apps to support mental health, emotional well-being, and organization.

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    Podcast website: http://invitationstolearn.com/
    Twitter: @MrsLanghorne
    Email: invitationstolearn@gmail.com

    • 17 min
    REPOST: Utilizing Twitter to Grow Your PLN

    REPOST: Utilizing Twitter to Grow Your PLN

    REPOST--Episode 9
    I interview Margaret Sisler (@TechyMargaret), an educational specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools, on how to utilize Twitter to grow your personal and professional learning networks. She discusses tips for getting started with Twitter, guidelines for participating in Twitter chats, and how to use Twitter as an instructional tool.

    Subscribe to me on iTunes so you know when my next episode is released and leave a review because your feedback counts!

    Podcast website: http://invitationstolearn.com/
    Twitter: @MrsLanghorne
    Email: invitationstolearn@gmail.com

    To learn more about Margaret, check out her blog: https://edutechnicallyspeaking.wordpress.com/about-margaret/

    • 19 min
    Building Equity in a School Community

    Building Equity in a School Community

    I speak with McLean Spanish teacher, Jamie Heath, McLean assistant principal, Megan Sherrill, McLean counselor, Brooke Dalrymple, and McLean student Fiorella about hosting a Spanish-Speaking Family Night. This was a team effort to build equity in our McLean High School community. The team discusses the structure of the evening, the roadblocks they encountered, and the key takeaways from the night.

    Follow Ms. Heath on Twitter @JamieHeath42 and Ms. Sherrill @MeganSherrillAP

    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you know when my next episode is released and leave a review because your feedback counts!

    Podcast website:
    http://invitationstolearn.com/
    Twitter: @MrsLanghorne
    Email: invitationstolearn@gmail.com

    • 28 min
    Cultivating Self-Advocacy in Students

    Cultivating Self-Advocacy in Students

    Kathleen Otal, a high school counselor, shares her thoughts on how parents can cultivate self-advocacy in their children and help them manage their own lives. She also discusses the transition from middle to high school and the gradual release of control.
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you know when my next episode is released and leave a review because your feedback counts!

    Podcast website:
    http://invitationstolearn.com/
    Twitter: @MrsLanghorne
    Email: invitationstolearn@gmail.com

    Show Notes:
    Books to learn more:
    How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    Range by David Epstein
    The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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Great Podcast

This is a great podcast that focuses on how learning can be supported by technology!

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Entertaining & Informative

A breezy conversation on how to connect more deeply with students. I learned several things and wished it didn’t end so soon.

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