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The TeacherCast Podcast is one of the longest-running educational podcasts.  Created in 2011 by Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast features today's finest and most influential educators and educational technology companies discussing the topics that mean the most to teachers, students, and parents.

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The TeacherCast Podcast is one of the longest-running educational podcasts.  Created in 2011 by Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast features today's finest and most influential educators and educational technology companies discussing the topics that mean the most to teachers, students, and parents.

    Common Sense Education: Simply the BEST Educational Resource for Teachers, Students, and Parents

    Common Sense Education: Simply the BEST Educational Resource for Teachers, Students, and Parents

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff and Matt talk to Mrs. Jennifer Ehehalt a Senior Regional Manager from Common Sense Media.


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    In This Episode ...What is Common Sense Media?


    What do you do for Common Sense Media?


    Why is Common Sense Media’s Mission So Important?


    With Education Changing, where does Common Sense Media see things moving?


    What Services do they provide to teachers? Parents? Students?


    How would you like to see educators and parents using digital literacy resources?


    Talk about Common Sense Recognition


    As a parent, do you set rules in your own household around screen time and technology usage?


    Does your job impact how you integrate digital media into your family life?


    About Common Sense MediaFamilies and teachers everywhere trust Common Sense for expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools, and so much more.


    Your trusted guide for a fast-changing world.


    Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day. From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own. With more and more of life happening online, what catches kids' attention isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear.


    Independent. Nonprofit. Research-backed.


    Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we're building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities.


    Healthy, happy kids—no matter what the future holds.


    Our mission to ensure digital well-being for kids everywhere has never been more vital than it is today.  See our story (https://commonsense.org/our-impact/) .


    Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:


    https://www.commonsenseeducation.org (https://www.commonsenseeducation.org)


    https://www.commonsensemedia.org (https://www.commonsensemedia.org)


    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/kids-action (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/kids-action)


    https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship (https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship)


    https://wideopenschool.org/ (https://wideopenschool.org/)


    About our Guest: Jennifer EhehaltJennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in education. She continues to partner with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations across the nation to help integrate Common Sense education resources. Jennifer provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development-both in-person and virtual, conference presentations, and parent universities. Jennifer sits on the Advisory Council for Kidsburgh and is a champion for Remake Learning Days Across America. Jennifer has a B.S in Elementary Education and an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership. Jennifer was recently named 2019 Alumni of the Year from Edinboro University.  


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    Mind the Gap ... The Achievement Gap!

    Mind the Gap ... The Achievement Gap!

    Delivering educational benefits through technology is a top priority for schools and districts. Learn more about ways that you can use technology in your classroom to improve student outcomes. 


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    In This Episode ...What are some examples of the achievement gap that you’ve experienced in your own career?


    In your opinion, what is technology’s role in combating the achievement gap?


    How can today’s educators proactively leverage technology to drive positive outcomes in their classrooms?


    What are some pitfalls to avoid when leveraging technology to fill the achievement gap?


    Can you describe ways that you’ve seen technology impact student engagement and achievement?


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    About Promethean Promethean (https://www.prometheanworld.com/) is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments. At Promethean, our goal is to reimagine and reinvent educational technologies that engage and empower the classroom, and we do it all for the love of learning. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., Promethean is a member of the Net Dragon Websoft Holdings Limited group of companies. For more information, please visit PrometheanWorld.com.


    Links Of Interest Camp Promethean (https://blog.prometheanworld.com/learn-promethean/camp-promethean/)


    Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PrometheanWorld/)


    Twitter (https://twitter.com/Promethean?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)


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    About our GuestsPaul NaserI am an East Stroudsburg University graduate, with a degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics. I was a classroom teacher for 12 years. I taught middle school math for 8, and elementary 5th grade for 4. 


    During my time as a classroom teacher I also was an assistant varsity football coach for 12 years, and an assistance varsity basketball coach. I was also the East Stroudsburg University Women’s Rugby Coach for 8 years.


    I have a passion for instructional technology, and have been able to work with amazing teachers in my three years at Promethean as an Education Consultant. I have recently been promoted to the Head of Project Professional Development, East Region.


    I currently reside in Easton, PA with my amazing wife Jeanann and our two dogs Cali and Eddie.


    Hailey PhilpottsI am the proud mom of two amazing daughters: Madison, 6 years and Makenzie 4, years old. I have been teaching for 15 years and was chosen by my peers as Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. I have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently teaching Prekindergarten. I was chosen to be a part of a Dade County Public Schools Promethean Pilot program in 2016 and then joined the Promethean PEP Squad in 2018. In 2018, I was awarded a 70” moveable ActivPanel which allows the smallest of learners to reach and interact with the board with ease. Students are more engaged and excited to use the ActivPanel interactively and use it as a learning center. I joined Promethean at ISTE and FETC to demonstrate how I use Promethean in the classroom to m

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    The simplicity of teaching our students about Artificial Intelligence and how it is already affecting our everyday lives.

    The simplicity of teaching our students about Artificial Intelligence and how it is already affecting our everyday lives.

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff and Matt are joined by Dr. Justin Aglio the Director of Academic Achievement and Innovation at Montour School District to discuss Artificial Intelligence in Schools


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    In This Episode ...Artificial IntelligenceWhat is it?


    Why is it important?


    How are we using it already in our everyday lives


    STEMAdjusting our STEM lessons to Distance Learning environments


    Future of Education


    About our Guest: Dr. Justin AglioDr. Justin Aglio, a former teacher, and award-winning principal, is the Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University's (https://hcii.cmu.edu/people/justin-aglio) Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science.


    In addition to his duties at Montour and Carnegie Mellon, he is a Future Ready Schools (https://futureready.org/) Thought Leader, and was selected as a participant in the 2015 Presidential Maker Round-table discussion at the White House. 


    Links of InterestTwitter:  https://twitter.com/JustinAglio (https://twitter.com/JustinAglio)


    Website:  https://sites.google.com/view/justinaglio/justin-aglio?authuser=0 (https://sites.google.com/view/justinaglio/justin-aglio?authuser=0)


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    Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:


    AI for All


    Google AI Experiences


    MIT Media Lab


    ReadyAI


    All of resources discussed today can be found in Justin’s website:  


    https://sites.google.com/view/justinaglio/artificial-intelligence-resources?authuser=0 (https://sites.google.com/view/justinaglio/artificial-intelligence-resources?authuser=0)


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    The 2020 Conrad Challenge: What Happens When The Challenge Gets Challenging?

    The 2020 Conrad Challenge: What Happens When The Challenge Gets Challenging?

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Kristie Letter, educator and two-time mentor of two Conrad Challenge student teams onto the program.


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    In This Episode …What is the Conrad Challenge?


    How do you ask your students to be innovative enough to change the world?


    How to choose a topic for the Challenge with your students


    How to create a student-led group to complete the challenge


    How to plan and budget for your groups Challenge


    Planning a calendar of events throughout an entire year


    How do face adversity and challenges throughout the year


    How to get involved with the Conrad Challenge


    What Is The Conrad Challenge?Registration opens soon for the 2020-21 sign up here (https://www.conradchallenge.org/miss-out) .


    Teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18, along with a coach (who may be a teacher, administrator, business leader, or other adult), participate in the Challenge to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:


    Aerospace & Aviation


    Cyber-Technology & Security


    Energy & Environment


    Health & Nutrition


    Smoke-Free World


    Transforming Education with Technology


    Winning teams receive awards, investment opportunities, patent support, business services and scholarships to support the growth of their concepts into real businesses that can make real difference. At the end of the competition, teams maintain ownership of their Intellectual Property.More than 600 teams, a record number, competed in the 2019-20 Conrad Challenge, including 37 finalist teams from eight different countries. Award winners were announced in May at the Challenge’s first-ever Virtual Innovation Summit. Learn more about the award-winning teams, students and educators here (https://www.edcircuit.com/international-student-entrepreneurs-awarded-top-honors-in-twenty-twenty-conrad-challenge-virtual-innovation-summit/) .


    Links of InterestWebsite: www.conradchallenge.org (http://www.conradchallenge.org/)


    Twitter: @ConradChallenge (https://twitter.com/ConradChallenge)


    Facebook: facebook.com/ConradChallenge (https://www.facebook.com/ConradChallenge/)


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    About our Guest: Kristie LetterKristie Betts Letter teaches Innovation and Design Thinking in Colorado. She’s spearheaded an innovation initiative which started as one strange elective class and evolved into a schoolwide collaboration with a required ninth grade class. Students in this initiative have won national social entrepreneurship awards including top awards in the Conrad Challenge, the World Series of Innovation, the Lexus Eco-Challenge, and the Adcap Challenge. Kristie’s publications include a poetry collection Under-Worldly (Editorial L’Aleph, 2015) and a book of short stories Fire in the Hole (Engine Books, 2019). In non-fiction, she’s published a teaching handbook for the Colorado Department of Education, and a true tale in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul. She's earned four NEH fellowships, and the national Conrad Innovative Teacher of the Year award.


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    Let's Talk About Equity and Equal Access for All Students

    Let's Talk About Equity and Equal Access for All Students

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff speaks with Larry Jacobs & Maia Appleby about the importance of Equity and Equal Access for all students.


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    In This Episode …The American Consortium for Equity in Education


    The AC&E/Equity & Access digital journal


    Equity issues brought to light by the pandemic and protests


    About our GuestsMaia ApplebyMaia is a marketing professional, writer and advocate who has been focusing on equity in education for 10 years. She oversees the editorial strategy of the AC&E/Equity & Access journal and serves as the Executive Director of the American Consortium for Equity in Education. Follow her on Twitter at @maialee (https://twitter.com/maialee) .


    Larry JacobsLARRY IS PRESIDENT of the American Consortium for Equity in Education at ace-ed.org and publisher of the official journal of the Consortium, AC&E/Equity & Access PreK-20. He has an M.ED in Education and both publishing and teaching experience. Follow him on Twitter at @edutalkradio (https://twitter.com/edutalkradio) .


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    About our GuestLinks of InterestACE-Ed.org | https://ace-ed.org (https://ace-ed.org)  


    Equity Consortium | https://ace-ed.org/consortium (https://ace-ed.org/consortium)  


    ACE-Ed Twitter | @access2equityed


    ACE-Ed Facebook | @access2equityed


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    Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:


    ACE-Ed.org | https://ace-ed.org (https://ace-ed.org)  


    Equity Consortium | https://ace-ed.org/consortium (https://ace-ed.org/consortium)  


    Link 3


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    Student Tech Squad to the Rescue!

    Student Tech Squad to the Rescue!

    Student Tech Squad to the Rescue! – The saying, not all heroes wear capes, is true for the National School District Student Tech Squad. Join us to learn how they started a new initiative to help support their teachers with technology.


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    In This Episode ...What is the Student Tech Squad? How did it come about?


    How has this initiative impacted how teachers and students approach technology in the classroom? What are the biggest benefits for each?


    How can other schools replicate this type of initiative? What were the first steps?


    What does the future look like for the Student T2ech Squad?


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    About Promethean Promethean (https://www.prometheanworld.com/) is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments. At Promethean, our goal is to reimagine and reinvent educational technologies that engage and empower the classroom, and we do it all for the love of learning. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., Promethean is a member of the Net Dragon Websoft Holdings Limited group of companies. For more information, please visit PrometheanWorld.com.


    Links Of Interest Camp Promethean (https://blog.prometheanworld.com/learn-promethean/camp-promethean/)


    Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PrometheanWorld/)


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    LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/promethean)


    About our GuestsDr. Wendy O’ConnorDr. O’Connor currently serves as a director in the Educational Services department of the National School District. Her focus is Literacies, Educational Technology, and Innovation (LETI). In addition, Wendy works as an online adjunct professor in the Literacy masters program at California State University, San Marcos and the Educational Technology masters program at Concordia University. She previously served as an Early Literacy Coordinator in Curriculum and Instruction in the Vista Unified School District. Prior to working as an Early Literacy Coordinator, she served as a VUSD district leader through the roles of Content Support Resource Teacher and Literacy Coach. In addition to serving as a teacher on special assignment, she has been a classroom elementary teacher, supervised numerous student teachers, served as a site liaison for student teachers from CSUSM, provided support to beginning teachers through Beginning Teachers Support and Assessment (BTSA), served as a district Language Arts mentor teacher. Throughout Dr. O’Connor’s entire career, her passion has been to support students, teachers, administrators, and parents in ensuring literacy for all.


    Social Media Links: email- @nsdleti (http://twitter.com/nsdleti)


    Nathan BlandNathan Bland currently serves as the District Resource Teacher for Technology for National School District where he provides professional development for teachers, teaches demonstration lessons in TK-6th grade classrooms, and provides technology training for parents. He also is the facilitator for the Junior Tech Squad where he provides training and support for the Promethean panels, Chromebooks, and iPads. He is Google certified and an

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13 Ratings

Storyman53 ,

Tons of great content, lots of ideas!

I've been listening to this podcast for over two years and continue to learn new things about what is going on in education today. I'm impressed with the self-less nature of Jeff - and of his podcast guests - who do this because they genuinely care about the education and welfare of their students. This podcast is a source of inspiration for me and is a reliable source for ideas and information on the use of technology in the classroom. I have greatly enhanced my own presentations with what I have learned! What a terrific resource for teachers and educators in all strata of the educational system! I have to say that as I have listened to this podcast - and my awareness of the current status of education in America has increased - my faith has been restored in the education system in this country. I have always respected teachers for what they have to do to make their students experience the best possible (and how difficult that has been, and can be)...but that repsect has increased exponentially as I listened to what so many of them are doing - mostly on their own time, and sometimes, at their own expense - in and out of the classroom on behalf of the students and their families. Granted, things are far from ideal (in America's education system, in general), but with people like Jeff, and those who appear and contribute to this podcast, our students will truly benefit from their time in school. Well done, Jeff! I will certainly continue to tell educators (and parents!) that I meet about TeacherCast! Stellar!!

Moby Rocks It ,

I always get something...

I've been listening for a few months now, and I always hear about great uses of technology in the classroom. Jeff and colleagues LOVE sharing information, and provide thorough, pertinent and timely advice to any educator who wants to use technology in a better way in her/his classroom. Keep a note-taker on hand while listening; you’ll never remember all they share.

Kirbyeducation ,

Great practical ideas

I regularly learn something that can be applied in my school. The ideas are all practical - they can actually be implemented in a real-life school! Thanks.

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