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PodcastPD is any time, anywhere educator professional development. PodcastPD is hosted by AJ Bianco and Christopher J. Nesi.
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PodcastPD is any time, anywhere educator professional development. PodcastPD is hosted by AJ Bianco and Christopher J. Nesi.
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    Has Education Reached Its New Normal? - PPD123

    Has Education Reached Its New Normal? - PPD123

    We're over COVID and schools and education are 'normal.' But what is this new normal? Chris and AJ discuss.
    Discussion Points:
    What is the new normal?What is AJ experiencing as an administrator?What is Chris doing to blend pre-pandemic and post-pandemic teaching strategies?What Are We Listening To?Chris
    Pod Meets World - Boy Meets World RewatchAJ
    Compete EverydayIncrease Your Impact with Justin Su'aMental Performance Daily

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    • 46 min
    Inclusive Learning 365 - PPD122

    Inclusive Learning 365 - PPD122

    Educators across the world are working to design individualized instruction that empowers every student to become experts at learning. Technology and instructional interventions designed to support students with disabilities often eventually become mainstream and used by the masses. These practices provide a pathway for designing inclusive, equitable, and accessible educational experiences that meet the needs of every individual learner.
    Chris and AJ speak with authors Christopher Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta, and Beth Poss about their new book, Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year.
    Discussion Points:
    Inclusive vs AssistiveThe shift in the mindset that occurs by exploring a different practical, inclusive strategy each day and infusing these strategies into everyday practice.Explanation of how to use the strategy to design inclusive educational experiences.Resources:
    https://inclusive365.com/#InclusiveRoadToISTE
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    • 46 min
    Goodbye 2021-2022 - PPD121

    Goodbye 2021-2022 - PPD121

    Living and teaching in a post-pandemic (almost) world has presented some obstacles and new approaches to education.
    Returning to school full-time in September of 2021 was undoubtedly welcome for many educators and now that we've gone through the school year it is time to reflect on the year.
    Chris and AJ discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the last year.

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    • 36 min
    Planning Summer PD - PPD120

    Planning Summer PD - PPD120

    Non-educators typically look at summer vacation as a free time where teachers aren't working and just sitting around. While part of any educator's Summer is undoubtedly used for rest and relaxation time is also used to learn and grow and plan for the next school year.
    In the episode, Chris and AJ discuss Summer professional development, some opportunities that are available, and some of their plans for their upcoming break.
    Discussion Points:
    Do good in your piece of the world.Is it acceptable to do nothing during Summer?Summer Conferences - Live/Virtual (TeachMeets, EdCamps)Twitter Chats, Podcasts...BooksOur Personal PD GoalsChris - Freshen up World History Course, ReflectionAJ - PBIS, Building Culture, and ClimateWhat Are We Listening To?Chris
    Code Switch School ColorsAJ
    Everybody Pulls The Tarp
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    • 44 min
    Teacher Appreciation 2022 - PPD119

    Teacher Appreciation 2022 - PPD119

    Teacher Appreciation Week is always a welcome time of year for teachers across the country and this year is no different. Classroom teachers have worked in challenging conditions for more than two years and a little appreciation goes a long way.
    Our conversation in this episode revolves around what we will be experiencing this week. AJ shares the perspective of the average administrator and Chris shares what's happening at his high school to celebrate teachers.
    What Are We Listening To?Chris
    Good Morning Podcasters!AJ
    60 Songs That Explain the 90sFirst Gen Teacher LensNo Quit Living - Episode 348Teaching ChampionsLive Chat Suggestions
    Jay Strumwasser - Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey & David Spade, Smartless with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, & Sean Hayes, Life is Short with Justin Long

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    • 46 min
    GRIT & Accountability in Education - PPD118

    GRIT & Accountability in Education - PPD118

    Featured ContentJake Thompson is the founder of Compete Every Day and your Chief Encouragement Officer! A show designed to help driven people build a winning mindset, so they can build their winning life. 
    Jake’s goal is to help you be GREAT! Join the Compete Everyday Podcast to help you re-discover a strong mindset as well as find the skills you need to win your career, training, and life. 
    Topics Discussed:
    What is GRIT and Accountability?
    Grateful, Reps, Inspire, TenacityBe mindful and focus on the PRESENT
    Be intentional
    Shift your thinking
    "Have to" vs "Get to"Busy vs ProductiveHow can Educators fit into the Compete Every Day model and mindset?
    Classroom Culture - We MUST be a team!Consider how we can support each other and be a team!How are you asking yourself questions?How will you respond?Are you a victim or a victor?
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Holly L. ,

Fantastic!

I love Podcast PD! Chris, Stacey and AJ are so personable and relatable. They invite high-quality guests with actionable tips. The variety of topics appeal to educators in various roles. This is my new favorite show. Thanks for creating this!

Diving deep! ,

Top notch podcast

Thoughtful conversations with important topics.

Clement Townsend ,

Easy listen

Great show I enjoy the hosts. They have a great personality and are a pleasure to listen to.

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