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The Good Life EDU Podcast is dedicated to discussing all things education in the state of Nebraska and across the US. This program is presented by the Nebraska Educational Service Unit's Coordinating Council.

The Good Life EDU Podcast Andrew Easton

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Good Life EDU Podcast is dedicated to discussing all things education in the state of Nebraska and across the US. This program is presented by the Nebraska Educational Service Unit's Coordinating Council.

    Transformative Efforts to Advance Computer Science in Nebraska Schools

    Transformative Efforts to Advance Computer Science in Nebraska Schools

    This week on The Good Life EDU Podcast, we explore how recent legislative support has paved the way for an elevated commitment to computer science education. Special guests Shaun Young, Computer Science and Technology Specialist from the Nebraska Department of Education, and Jeremy Keeshin, CEO of CodeHS, share insights on the new standards, available resources, and the future of computer science in Nebraska. Listen in to learn how these efforts are set to empower educators and heighten student interest and access to computer science.To learn more about Computer Science in Nebraska, visit https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/cis/ (https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/cis/)To learn more about CodeHS, visit https://codehs.com/ (https://codehs.com/)To access the CodeHS's Nebraska resources, go to https://codehs.com/states/NE (https://codehs.com/states/NE)If you are interested in receiving educator training from CodeHS, contact hello@CodeHS.com (hello@CodeHS.com)

    • 29 min
    The ESUCC's Statewide Support of Mental Health Through the Behavior Intervention Training

    The ESUCC's Statewide Support of Mental Health Through the Behavior Intervention Training

    This week, we are joined by Dr. Larianne Polk who was recently named the ESUCC's new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Polk shares the context for and details about a piece of 2023 Nebraska legislation that has led to an opportunity for the ESUCC to develop and deliver statewide training on topics related to mental health and teacher support. Terri Haynes of ESU 13 and Jackie Ternus of ESU 7 also speak from their role as content developers on this important teacher training.For more information, access our Behavior Intervention Training and Teacher Support Act flyer and related FAQs communication (https://www.canva.com/design/DAF_4wWYgYY/MufaAH__cmsw4fYF3MohVQ/edit?utm_content=DAF_4wWYgYY&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton).

    • 25 min
    The Happy Teacher Revolution Hits the Road for a New Book Tour

    The Happy Teacher Revolution Hits the Road for a New Book Tour

    This week, we welcome Danna Thomas, CEO and founder of the Happy Teacher Revolution, back to the show to chat about her new book "Happy Teacher Revolution" and all the collaboration, research, and learning that went into its development. Throughout the episode, Danna's passionate advocacy for educator wellness is as contagious as her message for empowering teachers with strategies for claiming and sustaining joy. We are grateful for this opportunity to revisit the Happy Teacher Revolution and wish Danna the best as she begins her book tour across the US.To learn more about the Happy Teacher Revolution, visit https://www.happyteacherrevolution.com/ (https://www.happyteacherrevolution.com/)To learn more about the book by the same title (which currently sits as the #1 New Release in Adult & Continuing Education), visit https://a.co/d/3zUTT2m (https://a.co/d/3zUTT2m)To listen to our previous podcast episode with Danna, visit https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happy-teacher-revolution-supporting-educator/id1512974122?i=1000589397622 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happy-teacher-revolution-supporting-educator/id1512974122?i=1000589397622)

    • 38 min
    Elevating Special Education Collaboration: Inside Elkhorn’s Experience with Get SET Nebraska

    Elevating Special Education Collaboration: Inside Elkhorn’s Experience with Get SET Nebraska

    This week we revisit a conversation from the fall of 2022 that highlighted Get SET Nebraska's efforts toward developing effective onboard support for new-to-the-profession Special Education teachers. Since then, Get SET Nebraska has grown in its reach and impact, and this episode brings together a team of educators from Elkhorn Public Schools to speak about the Get SET program and materials. Together with Get SET's Project Manager Pam Brezenski, the Elkhorn team of Adrienne Kennedy, Cara Schrock, and Emma Jackson share their experiences as a part of this collaboration.To learn more about Get SET Nebraska, visit https://getsetnebraska.org/ (https://getsetnebraska.org/)To listen to the previous episode about Get SET Nebraska, visit https://getsetnebraska.org/podcast-explores-get-set-nebraskas-support-of-special-education-teachers/ (https://getsetnebraska.org/podcast-explores-get-set-nebraskas-support-of-special-education-teachers/)

    • 32 min
    The Collaboration That Changed the Interpretation of Rule 10

    The Collaboration That Changed the Interpretation of Rule 10

    This episode shares the story of how the Accreditation Committee in Nebraska identified a need and creatively addressed the issue through extended collaborative efforts that resulted in a new interpretation of Rule 10 to better serve Nebraska schools. Together, Dr. Decua Jean-Baptiste (Director of Accreditation with NDE), Dr. Dan Schnoes (CEO of ESU 3), and the Accreditation Committee Chair and Superintendent of Ainsworth Community Schools, Dale Hafer provide what Nebraska school leaders need to know about this interpretation while also demonstrating the culture of cooperation and shared support between the NDE, ESUs, and Nebraska Districts.To learn more, visit the NDE Accreditation page at https://www.education.ne.gov/apac/ (https://www.education.ne.gov/apac/)

    • 30 min
    What All Educators Need to Know About the National Ed Tech Plan

    What All Educators Need to Know About the National Ed Tech Plan

    This week, we are grateful to our guest Zac Chase, Digital Equity Impact Fellow with the US Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, for his time as he joins the pod to speak to the 2024 National Ed Tech Plan (NETP). In the episode, listeners can expect to learn about the context for and development of the NETP and its central tenets. While the conversation references some of the great work in US schools, the NETP includes 50+ exemplars from across the country that illustrate these efforts in action. To access those examples and the NETP, visit https://tech.ed.gov/netp/ (visit%20https%3A//tech.ed.gov/netp/).

    • 31 min

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🙌A delightful way to learn🙌

Andrew is a truly inspiring and genuine host/educator/person! He invites amazing guests on the show and the conversations are so authentic.
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Great conversations with applicable information

Andrew Easton does a wonderful job inviting experts into a conversation about educational best practices. I appreciate the variety, relevance and applicable nature of his conversations and always end each podcast with ideas on how to enhance education.

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