Learning Unleashed is an ISTE podcast for innovative educators hosted by education technology veteran, Carl Hooker. Listen to the ISTE Radio Channel on BAM Radio Network to hear proven strategies for teaching with education technology along with personal insights from ISTE authors.
Three Things We Learned About School Life This Year: Considering What We Have to Do Differently If We Plan to Stay in the Classroom
Few of us expected this school year to bring more surprises than we faced last year, but it did. In this episode, we begin the process of unpacking what we learned about school life this year and what we absolutely need to do differently if we’re going to stay in the classroom.
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Caitlin McLemore is the Middle and Upper School Librarian – Technology Specialist at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL. Previously, she worked as the Academic Technology Specialist at Harpeth Hall and Technology Integration Specialist at Currey Ingram Academy. She has an Ed.D. from Johns Hopkins University with a specialization in Technology Integration in K-16 Education. She also has a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Florida. Caitlin is a Google Certified Innovator, Apple Teacher, and Common Sense Educator. Caitlin was named an ISTE Emerging Leader in 2017 and the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator in 2018. She is also the co-author of Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice.
Fanny Passeport is the Director of Learning and Curriculum at the Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria. She is an international educator who previously worked as a French Foreign Language Teacher and Technology Integrator / Digital Literacy Coach in India. Fanny started her international experience as an International Baccalaureate French Language Acquisition teacher in Middle and High School and later taught in the Elementary School. She received the Emerging Leader and the Young Outstanding Educator Awards from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). After this experience, she and her global collaborator: Caitlin McLemore, wrote the book Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice, published by ISTE in 2019.
How ‘Teaching the Way We Were Taught’ Is Changing: Champions Matter
We know that we routinely teach the way we were taught. In this episode, we look at a new way preservice teachers are introduced to teaching with technology, the successes, the barriers, and the curious view ahead for the profession.
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Teresa S. Foulger is a chapter author and co-editor of Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Supporting Future Educators and is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Program Coordinator for Educational Studies (BAE) in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). She has expertise in leading educational transformation and works to advance the use of technology for all learners. Her scholarship is use-inspired and she has published about the innovative use of technology in education, the technology infusion movement in teacher preparation, innovative professional development models, and strategies for organizational change. Teresa supports and researches the adoption of technology infusion at ASU, which has resulted in a sequence of peer-reviewed journal articles that document the long-term change project. This scholarship has received numerous research awards including the Outstanding Research Article Award (2014 and 2019) from the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education; Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology (2017, with colleagues) from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Committee on Innovation and Technology; and the Best Research Paper Award (2014) from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Technology as a Change Agent in Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group. Teresa led and co-authored international research that resulted in defining the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs), which serve to guide the professional development of teacher educators who teach in a technology-infused preparation program. This work was awarded the Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education from AACTE (2021, with colleagues). Teresa served as President of the ISTE Teacher Education Network from 2011–2015 and received the Making IT Happen award from ISTE in 2019. She served as the Co-Chair of the TPACK SIG of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) and is an Associate Editor for the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. You can learn more about her at https://www.teresafoulger.com/
Dr. Kevin J. Graziano, contributor and co-editor of Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Supporting Future Educators, is a Professor of Teacher Education in the School of Education at Nevada State College. He teaches educational technology courses to preservice and inservice teachers and conducts research on teachers’ technology integration in the classroom. Kevin is the recipient of the 2012 Nevada System of Higher Education, Board of Regents’ Teaching Award. In 2012, Kevin also received a Fulbright Specialist grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He provided training on educational technology to preservice teachers at Sakhnin College in Sakhnin, Israel. In the same year, Kevin completed two international fellowships to the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin, Ireland where he trained teacher educators and preservice teachers on photovoice and technology. During his sabbatical in 2015, Kevin worked with teachers at a newcomer high school to flip the math classroom. He has co-authored international research that led to the development of the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs).
We Need Creativity Now, More Than Ever: Here Are the Five Big Barriers and How to Get Over Them in School and in Life
Many of us think that we're not creative or that creativity is a talent you're either born with or not. Our guest explains how all of us can be more creative at a time when creativity is needed more than ever to get over the myriad barriers and limitations we face in our classrooms, schools, and life.
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Tim Needles is an artist, educator, performer, and author of STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum. He is a TEDx Talk speaker, a technology integration specialist, and teaches art and media at Smithtown School District and Five Towns College. His work has been featured on NPR, in the New York Times, Columbus Museum of Art, Norman Rockwell Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, Katonah Museum of Art, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. He’s the recipient of ISTE’s Technology in Action Award and Creativity Award, NAEA’s Eastern Region Art Educator Award & ArtEdTech Outstanding Teaching Award, and The Rauschenberg Power of Art Award. He’s also a National Geographic Certified Teacher, PBS Digital Innovator, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, an ISTE Community leader, NAEA ArtEdTech interest Group chair, and an Adobe Creative Educator. He’s active on social media at @timneedles.
What Can We Learn From Students About What's Working, What's Not, and What's Ahead?
Join us for another riveting and inspiring discussion with a thirteen-year-old who has 44,000 Twitter followers, and a new book co-authored with her mom about your kids who are doing fascinating things with technology.
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Olivia Van Ledtje (@thelivbits) is an 11-year-old who is smart about all things sharks. She hopes to be an ichthyologist and work to save sharks all over the world. A seasoned keynote speaker, Liv’s work on LivBits has been featured internationally as a model of digital good. An accomplished ballerina, Liv has participated in summer intensives in Chicago and New York City. Liv is an avid reader and Pop Tart-eater, living in Durham, New Hampshire, with her family.
Cynthia Merrill (@cyndisueboo) is a consultant, speaker and teacher dedicated to strengthening literacy experiences for all students. She works in diverse school communities throughout the U.S .coaching, training and encouraging administrators and teachers in their practices. Merrill is passionate about creating authentic opportunities for students to document their thinking using tech tools.
The Host: Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. From his start as a teacher to his current district technology leadership, he’s always had one common belief – the kids need to drive their own learning. He realizes the challenges in our current public educational institutions and meets them head on. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As a speaker, he brings this background as well as a wealth of practical tools and ideas that teachers can use in their classroom tomorrow.
Strategies for Teachers Who Are Not Ready to Leave the Classroom: Managing the Four Social Media Principles Impacting the Future of Teaching and Learning
Our guests are clear about the link between social media and the school climate that is driving many educators to consider leaving the profession. Join us as we discuss four social media principles that any educator who wants to stay in the field will want to understand and master.
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Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages) discern fact from fiction in the information they consume. A huge fan of YA Literature, Jennifer currently lives, works, reads and drinks lots of coffee in Olympia, Washington. Follow her adventures at www.librarygirl.net or on Twitter @jenniferlagarde.
Darren Hudgins is a passionate advocate for creating learning experiences that drive educators of all kinds and their students to think, do, and thrive. He believes in this mission so much that he conceptualized and currently leads Think | Do | Thrive, LLC (thinkdothrive.org). He has 20+ years in education, edtech, and coaching to inspire critical thinking, champion active learning, and create opportunities for educational communities to improve.
Jennifer and Darren are co-authors of the bestselling book Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of Fake News and the newly released Developing Digital Detectives: Essential Lessons for Discerning Fact from Fiction in the ‘Fake News’ Era (ISTE 2021).
Increasing the Joy of Learning While Minimizing the Risk of Game-Based Learning
After two and a half years of pandemic teaching, our guests explain why game-based learning is more helpful, beneficial, and needed now than ever before for both students and teachers.
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Lindsey Blass (@LindseyBlass1) is the personalized learning environments program manager for San Francisco Unified School District. As adjunct faculty for Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, and a Google Certified Innovator, she’s a leader in the edtech field. Blass is a sought-after speaker on gamification and game-based learning, and is the cofounder of #PlayPD, an unconference movement that leverages the power of gameplay to engage educators in designing innovative learning experiences. She believes learning should be fun for teachers and students, and strives to create dynamic and engaging learning experiences that inspire lifelong learners.
Cate Tolnai (@CateTolnai) is the director of member engagement for CUE, the ISTE affiliate in California. She has spent 10 years in K-12 classrooms and five years coaching teachers and administrators at the district and county levels. As a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and adjunct faculty for Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, she supports the integration of technology and teaching across grade levels and content areas. Tolnai is the co-founder of #Sketch50, a movement to incorporate visual creativity into learning, and #ConnectedTL, a network for teacher-leaders
Practical, Relevant to the point
Love the flow, brevity, and snakable format of this podcast. Engaging and passionately inquisitive host. Informative and insightful guests. Relevant and practical edtech discussions. Thanks, ISTE, Carl Hooker and the BAM Radio team for another exceptional resource!
What a great podcast!!! If you are into edtech you have to listen to this.
Love the practical tips
I find many educational podcasts to spend too much time talking “in the clouds” and not enough time “in the dirt”, but this is an exception. Filled with all kinds of practical tips and suggestions this is going to be a must listen for me moving forward!