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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

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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.

    A Conversation with John Spencer on Choice and Voice, A Future Ready Nebraska Conference Preview

    A Conversation with John Spencer on Choice and Voice, A Future Ready Nebraska Conference Preview

    In this episode, educator, author, and speaker John Spencer joins us to preview his upcoming keynote message and afternoon workshop that he will deliver at this year's Future Ready Nebraska Conference on June 13th and 14th, 2022. John shares on the topic of choice and voice along with advocating for frameworks such as project-based learning and genius hour.If you're interested in participating in the Future Ready Nebraska Conference, you can register to join in-person or remotely at https://nefutureready.com/ (https://nefutureready.com/)For additional info, resources, blogs, and more from John Spencer check out https://spencerauthor.com/blog/ (https://spencerauthor.com/blog/)

    • 32 min
    The NDE SEED Team on the Upcoming Educator Effectiveness Summit

    The NDE SEED Team on the Upcoming Educator Effectiveness Summit

    This episode is the third of five pods we are hosting with the NDE SEED Team on their work with the Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performace Standards (NTPPS). Julie Downing, Kim Snyder, and Ryan Ricenbaw join us this week to discuss the upcoming Educator Effectiveness Summit on June 16 & 17, 2022.

    • 20 min
    Special Services in Support of Student Mental Health

    Special Services in Support of Student Mental Health

    In this episode, we feature ESU 9's efforts to support the mental health and wellness of the students in their region through their special services, specifically discussing their LIMHP and LMHP supports. Joe Haney, the Director of Special Services at ESU 9, along with Liesel Hogan, a licensed independent mental health practitioner at ESU 9, speak to their experiences serving and supporting schools in this critical area of education.

    • 30 min
    An Education-Centered Recap of Nebraska's 2022 Legislative Session

    An Education-Centered Recap of Nebraska's 2022 Legislative Session

    In this week's episode, Dr. John Skretta, administrator of ESU 6 and all-around ed advocate in our state, joins the show to provide a detailed summary of the education-related legislation that was passed into law during the 2022 session in Nebraska.For information specific to each bill, you can follow the timestamps associated with each in the notes below.Legislative Bill #: Time in the EpisodeLB 852: 20:18LB 1112: 22:25LB 1143 & 1146: 27:45LB 1034: 29:52LB 1218: 32:14LB 945: 35:47LR 374: 38:51LR 397: 40:40LR 401: 41:10

    • 46 min
    Personalized Professional Learning, Engagement, and Games in EDU

    Personalized Professional Learning, Engagement, and Games in EDU

    What a fun episode this week as Alison Smith of ESU 16 and Mellissa Donohoe of Mullen Public Schools joined us to share their story of how our ESUs support professional learning in Nebraska with personalized professional learning. In this episode, Mellissa explains how she capitalized upon her PLC's learning and implemented strategies that enhanced engagement, learner motivation, and the culture in her business class.

    • 32 min
    The NDE SEED Team on Teacher Retention and Recruitment

    The NDE SEED Team on Teacher Retention and Recruitment

    In this episode, Julie Downing and Kim Snyder of the NDE SEED Team discuss how school leaders can take action to retain teachers and recruit the best new hires by fostering for their staff a sense of belonging, having a voice, feeling supported, and receiving excellent professional development. Julie and Kim speak from their lens as a part of the educator effectiveness team, a group charged with developing the teacher and principal standards in Nebraska.To learn more about the NDE SEED Team and/or to contact its members directly, please visit https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Educator-Effectiveness.Utilizing-Supporting-Educator-Effectiveness-through-Development-S.E.E.D.-to-Grow-Systems.pdf (https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Educator-Effectiveness.Utilizing-Supporting-Educator-Effectiveness-through-Development-S.E.E.D.-to-Grow-Systems.pdf)

    • 37 min

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