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"Teaching Gwinnett" is a Gwinnett County Public Schools podcast that tackles important, relevant, and timely topics that impact the school district's more than 200,000 students and staff. Each episode features in-depth and informative interviews and a special segment called… “Pop Quiz?”

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"Teaching Gwinnett" is a Gwinnett County Public Schools podcast that tackles important, relevant, and timely topics that impact the school district's more than 200,000 students and staff. Each episode features in-depth and informative interviews and a special segment called… “Pop Quiz?”

    S3: Episode 5: A One on One EXCLUSIVE Interview with Dr. Calvin Watts, GCPS First African-American School Superintendent

    S3: Episode 5: A One on One EXCLUSIVE Interview with Dr. Calvin Watts, GCPS First African-American School Superintendent

    Dr. Calvin Watts, Gwinnett County Public Schools' new superintendent, and the first African-American to hold the position, drops by to discuss a variety of topics including, the district’s face mask mandate, social emotional learning, his relationship with the Gwinnett Board of Education and so much more.

    Episode Highlights:


    11:10- Concerning things he’s heard during his Look Listen and Learn Tour

    17:05- Response to children that say school feels like prison

    22:41- Response to the increase in social media school threats targeting schools

    31:12- His stance on the Mask Mandate

    36:29- Disruptions at school board meetings and how it impacts the work of the school board

    42:20- Social Emotional Learning; What it is and why it is needed in GCPS

    50:07- His relationship with the Gwinnett County Board of Education

    52:29- How he handles disagreements between himself and the Gwinnett County Board of Education

    58:41- His thoughts on hunting and butchering his own food, or going without it


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    S3: Episode 4: TOTY Take Over! Behind the scenes of the GCPS Teacher of the Year competition

    S3: Episode 4: TOTY Take Over! Behind the scenes of the GCPS Teacher of the Year competition

    Two former Gwinnett County Public Schools Teachers of the Year (TOTY) stop by to discuss:


    02:08: What it is like being a TOTY during COVID.
    06:47: How the TOTY selection process works; what candidates & judges have to do and go through
    09:08: Reaction to hearing the news that they won
    12:43: What TOTY finalists go through
    16:54: Funny stories from the night they were named winners/hardest thing and best thing about being TOTY
    25:50: How the final selection process works for TOTY
    29:37: Some 2022 TOTY candidates share some of their innovative teaching techniques
    42:42: Pop Quiz.


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    • 48 min
    S3: Episode 3: Chasing a state title! A revealing conversation with Collins Hill High football coach head Lenny Gregory

    S3: Episode 3: Chasing a state title! A revealing conversation with Collins Hill High football coach head Lenny Gregory

    From the hunters to the hunted! Collins Hill High School’s varsity football coach Lenny Gregory drops by to discuss the 2021-22 season and the challenges of winning the 7A state title after coming up short in the title game last year. The district’s athletic director also makes an appearance to discuss the success of girls flag football, allowing fans to watch games in person and another edition to, Pop Quiz. 


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    • 29 min
    S3: Episode 2: The "School of the Arts"! GCPS' new groundbreaking and innovative addition to Central Gwinnett High School

    S3: Episode 2: The "School of the Arts"! GCPS' new groundbreaking and innovative addition to Central Gwinnett High School

    The new "School of the Arts" (SOTA) at Central Gwinnett High School is another example of Gwinnett County Public Schools' unwavering commitment to the fine arts. Shane Orr, the principal of Central Gwinnett High, stops by and explains why students obsessed with street dance or play an instrument, love recording or illustrate graphic novels, dream of art installations or write their own music, can pursue their artistic vision, explore their creativity, and learn from industry professionals at the SOTA. The district's director of fine arts explains how the SOTA came about and another edition of Pop Quiz.


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    • 23 min
    S3: Episode 1: "The wheels on the bus go round and round" What GCPS did to prepare its school buses for the new year

    S3: Episode 1: "The wheels on the bus go round and round" What GCPS did to prepare its school buses for the new year

    Carla Hart, Transportation Manager with Gwinnett County Public Schools, joins the show to discuss transporting students during a pandemic, what the district is doing to keep students safe on the ride to and from school and what parents and students should know about taking the school bus this year. She also reflects on the COVID-19 related challenges the transportation department faced over the last 18 months, why Uber Eats and Door Dash could learn a thing or two from her department and her revealing reaction to “Pop Quiz".


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    • 23 min
    S2: Episode 6: Don't call it Summer School! GCPS' new innovative plan to teach students in the summer

    S2: Episode 6: Don't call it Summer School! GCPS' new innovative plan to teach students in the summer

    Dr. Clay Hunter, Gwinnett County Public Schools' (GCPS) Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, drops by to discuss Summer Enrichment and Acceleration, GCPS' plan to help students brush up on what they learned this year--- while also exposing them to the curriculum they will be taught in the fall. 


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    • 55 min

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