14 episodes

Introducing the Texas School Safety Center’s Learning Lab School Safety Podcast, where we have thought-provoking conversations about safety and security issues facing Texas schools and communities. Join us as we sit down with passionate “boots on the ground” Texans who are working to improve the physical, mental, social-emotional, and digital safety of Texas youth. In each episode our hosts and expert guests analyze and highlight the challenges and successes of improving Texas youth safety and security.

The Learning Lab School Safety Podcast Texas School Safety Center

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Introducing the Texas School Safety Center’s Learning Lab School Safety Podcast, where we have thought-provoking conversations about safety and security issues facing Texas schools and communities. Join us as we sit down with passionate “boots on the ground” Texans who are working to improve the physical, mental, social-emotional, and digital safety of Texas youth. In each episode our hosts and expert guests analyze and highlight the challenges and successes of improving Texas youth safety and security.

    #14: Can Artificial Intelligence Improve School Safety? Pt. 2

    #14: Can Artificial Intelligence Improve School Safety? Pt. 2

    In this two-part Learning Lab episode, host Brian Clason explores how artificial intelligence is shifting the school safety landscape for Texas school districts. In part two, Brian sits down with Liberty Hill ISD's Chief of Schools, Travis Motal, to discuss the role artificial intelligence is playing in Liberty Hill ISD's ongoing journey to improve safety.

    • 42 min
    #13: Can Artificial Intelligence Improve School Safety? Pt. 1

    #13: Can Artificial Intelligence Improve School Safety? Pt. 1

    In this two-part Learning Lab episode, host Brian Clason explores how artificial intelligence is shifting the school safety landscape for Texas school districts. In part one, Brian sits down with Waco ISD’s Superintendent, Susan Kincannon, and Chief Technology Officer, Jerry Allen, to discuss the role artificial intelligence is playing in Waco ISD’s ongoing journey to improve school safety in the wake of a 2022 active shooter hoax and the discovery of weapons at Waco High School in early 2023.

    • 44 min
    #12: Tobacco Use in the Military: An Insider’s Perspective

    #12: Tobacco Use in the Military: An Insider’s Perspective

    In this Learning Lab episode, host Kathleen Bates sits down with retired Naval Executive Officer, Alvaro (Al) Lima, to reflect on the changing targeted marketing tactics he witnessed from tobacco companies over the course of his 30 years of service. In addition, Lima provides insight on the cultural acceptance of tobacco use while serving tours in other countries and the altered sense of reality it has created for men and women globally since the 80’s. Lastly, Kathleen and Al discuss practical efforts to bridge the gap in denormalizing the use of tobacco, especially among new recruits and veterans.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #11: Tobacco Use in the Military: A Historical Perspective

    #11: Tobacco Use in the Military: A Historical Perspective

    In this Learning Lab episode, host Kathleen Bates sits down with Dr. Joel Dunnington, former professor of Diagnostic Radiology at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to discuss the deceptive tactics the tobacco industry used to sabotage the U.S. military into accepting the use of tobacco products as a part of their culture. In addition, revealing how the military is left paying for the detrimental health effects tobacco use causes as well as prevention efforts that better support tobacco-free living on military bases.

    • 44 min
    #10: A Discussion About School District Cybersecurity Preparedness

    #10: A Discussion About School District Cybersecurity Preparedness

    In this Learning Lab episode, host Celina Bley sits down with Todd Pauley, the Deputy CISO and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the Texas Education Agency, and Karen Fuller, the Director of Network Infrastructure & Communications at Cypress Fairbanks ISD, to discuss the challenges school districts face in their journey to protect their cybersecurity infrastructure.

    Recorded: March 2023

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #9: A Discussion About the School Safety and Security Committee

    #9: A Discussion About the School Safety and Security Committee

    In this Learning Lab episode, host Celina Bley sits down with Paul Batchelder, Director of Life, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness in New Caney ISD, to discuss the key role the district’s School Safety and Security Committee plays in safety and security planning, implementation, and assessment. 

    Recorded: March 2023

    • 27 min

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