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The Lurnist Show is broadcast live on Business RadioX every second Tuesday of the month. We discuss all things education - from instructional design to edtech to entrepreneurs creating courses. Our guests range from edupreneurs, leaders in education, Ed tech executives, and local Education "stars". We also bring on guests with relevant information for educators and education professionals like decision making skills, leadership and project management.

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The Lurnist Show is broadcast live on Business RadioX every second Tuesday of the month. We discuss all things education - from instructional design to edtech to entrepreneurs creating courses. Our guests range from edupreneurs, leaders in education, Ed tech executives, and local Education "stars". We also bring on guests with relevant information for educators and education professionals like decision making skills, leadership and project management.

    ASU Professor Aram Chavez and Aha to Exit

    ASU Professor Aram Chavez and Aha to Exit

    In Episode 6 of The Lurnist Show, Debra talked with Professor Aram Chávez of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.  Among other things, they discussed teaching and mentoring entrepreneurship curriculum in...

    • 57 min
    Episode 5: Chief Product Officer of UQualio, Christian Nielsen, and one of the world's Top Educators, Erik Francis

    Episode 5: Chief Product Officer of UQualio, Christian Nielsen, and one of the world's Top Educators, Erik Francis

    Our fifth episode of The Lurnist Show discusses the future of video on demand learning by UQualio, why video is the best way to learn, and how to implement this in your organization.  We also talk in depth with Maverik Education about the differences between testing and teaching, how national standardized test have reduced our capacity to teach and how to use questioning in our classroom.
    uQualio® is the company name and the name of a new kind of video eLearning platform for the use in onboarding, training, marketing, sales and sales support. uQualio® takes the value of video for training, cloud-based technologies, SaaS, smartphones, social media, gamification and bite size learning and creates a new way to create, distribute and consume learning.
    uQualio® is a revolutionary way to do this for companies, NGO’s, non-profits and startups across the world.
    Christian Nielsen is uQualio® Chief Product Officer and co-founder. He holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering. He has a long career with extensive international experience in Management, Leadership & Quality within learning and software industries. Back in 2000 Christian was the CEO of one of the first eLearning companies in Denmark.

    Maverik Education, LLC provides academic professional development and consultation to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities on developing learning environments and delivering educational experiences that challenge students to demonstrate higher-order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge (DOK).
    Our areas of expertise include teaching and learning for depth of knowledge (Webb’s DOK), higher-level questioning and inquiry, authentic learning, differentiated instruction, personalized learning, and talent development.
    Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S. is an international author and presenter with over 20 years of experience working as a classroom teacher, a site administrator, an education program specialist with a state education agency, and a professional development trainer.
    He has extensive experience working with students who are academically at-risk, gifted and talented students, English language learners, and students with special needs.
    Erik is the author of Now THAT’S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by ASCD. His book on teaching and learning for depth of knowledge will be published by Solution Tree International in Fall 2020. Erik has also been ranked as one of the World’s Top 30 Education Professionals for 2019 (#13) and 2020 (#3) by the international research organization Global Gurus.
    Erik received his Master’s in Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University and Master’s of Science in Film and Television Production and Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication and English from the University at Albany. Erik currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his family.
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    Episode 4: Andy Rahden, CEO of Shmoop

    Episode 4: Andy Rahden, CEO of Shmoop

    Shmoop was founded in 2009, under the concept that the idea of learning was too hard. Shmoop’s teaching method centers on the belief that students can love learning, and humor can be the catalyst of engagement. To support this, we build tools that give all students equal opportunity to succeed through easing the stress of the learning environment.
    As one of the largest digital educational publishers, we have grown our Shmooper-base to over 16 million monthly learners, with over 1,200 schools and districts using our solutions.
    Shmoop proudly owns 100% of our content, with an author base that boasts years of teaching experience, PhDs, and Masters program graduates.
    Shmoop’s online courses, college readiness prep, award-winning test prep, and free study guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style withacademically rigorous materials.
    Andy Rahden is the CEO of Shmoop.com. Andy recently moved Shmoop to Scottsdale, AZ in mid 2019 and has been hiring talent focused in tech, sales and marketing since.
    Prior to Shmoop, Andy was a partner, GM, and VP at Pluralsight which is an edtech company based in SLC, UT that went Public in 2018.
    While there Andy lead teams to create online learning focused on Design, Engineering , and Media & Entertainment. These technical tools are created by companies like Adobe and Autodesk.
    Prior to Pluralsight Andy lead large global teams at Autodesk where he was focused on building the manufacturing business there.
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    • 55 min
    Episode 3 - Naomi Harm: Women in STEM, Preparing our Teachers for the Future of Education

    Episode 3 - Naomi Harm: Women in STEM, Preparing our Teachers for the Future of Education

    Naomi Harm is an instigator of STEM innovation, and an edtech women in leadership thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of brain-based instructional approaches, supported with technology literacy best practices with k12 students and educational leaders worldwide.
    Her current professional facilitated offerings include mentoring girls and young women to pursue passion-driven STEM careers, coding and robotics theme-based activities, global engineering derbies infused with NGSS problem-solving student-centered challenges, women in leadership coaching/mentoring best practices, redesigning classroom learning spaces with the brain in mind to support the student-centered classroom, and maximizing creativity, communication and collaboration with the Google Suite of learning tools and student choice and voice media projects.
    Her 20+ years in the educational learning space reflects a passion driven approach to leading and learning as a CUE STEM Educational Specialist, ISTE Faculty Instructional Coach, Google Certified Innovator, Woman in Leadership Coach and Mentor, CS for All Teacher Ambassador, Master LEGO Educator, Makey Makey Ambassador, Book Creator Ambassador and CEO and founder of her own Innovative Educator Consulting company http://www.NaomiHarm.org
    We discussed many important topics with Naomi including:
    How  to prepare k12 schools and educational leaders to be future ready.
    Generation Z and Generation Alpha students: how to define who this new generation of students are, and what makes them so different from previous generations such as the Baby Boomers, the Gen Xer's or even the Millennials known as Gen Y
    How do we as a collaborative society prepare today's k12 students for their futures and even by the year 2030, and what type of skill sets should we be preparing them for to make them highly marketable in a diverse global economy
    What do face-to-face, blended and online professional learning offerings look like and feel like to prepare and transform today's k12 educational school leaders communication and collaboration skill sets
    How to know what strategies to lead with to transform a school's culture to make lasting and postive change
    How to know when to "Lean In" to ensure your leadership voice and expertise is being heard and validated, to contribute to positive change in today's k12 teaching and learning environments
    Mentoring girls and young women in STEM, and role modeling the importance of women in leadership fields/careers and how do these mentoring life skills impact young women success rates of pursuing a passion-driven careers in STEM
    Naomi shared some personal tips, tricks and strategies that she utilizes and recommends to stay relevant in a professional field/career
    Links and References:
    2030 Students Job Tasks and Skill Sets
    Motivating Girls to Lean TO Pursue Passion Driven Careers in STEM
    ISTE Technology Literacy Standards
    Career Village
    Million Women Mentors
    STEM Connector and Million Women Mentors
    Why Do Girls Lose Interest in STEM Article
    How to connect with Naomi:
    Website
    LinkedIN
    Twitter
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    • 53 min
    Episode 2 - Experienced Course Creators talk Marketing and Selling

    Episode 2 - Experienced Course Creators talk Marketing and Selling

    THE LURNIST Author Tim Slade and International Raw Food Chef Crystal Bonnet
    Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics.
    Tim is also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook, and creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy.
    Connect with Tim on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Crystal Dawn Culinary is an online professional plant-based culinary school offering the most comprehensive with high-quality instructional videos, culinary theory, assignments, quizzes and more.
    Whether you are an at-home chef, culinary student or professional chef, you will gain the confidence and knowledge to prepare living foods, lead a healthier life and take your business to the next level.
    They currently offer a raw desserts chef certification course taught by industry professionals with ongoing support from lead instructors, an online community and monthly live Q and A’s.
    Crystal Bonnet is an International Raw Food Chef, Instructor and Cookbook Author. Her culinary passion started with living, plant-based food in her own kitchen, which led her to train at industry-leading Culinary schools: PlantLab (formerly Matthew Kenney) and Pure Joy Academy.
    Also, a graduate of plant-based and raw food nutrition programs, she knows the importance of teaching not only the culinary aspect but also nutrition of living foods. Crystal believes her students should be given as much knowledge as necessary to gain a full understanding of raw foods and their health benefits.
    Crystal’s extensive knowledge of the plant-based culinary industry has led her to develop unique plant-based menus for new restaurants, catered multiple health retreats within Canada and Europe and even started her own professional raw chocolate and dessert business.
    She believes everyone should have the knowledge and skills to incorporate healthy food alternatives into their lifestyle. Her greatest reward is seeing the positive impact this can have on others which is why she created Crystal Dawn Culinary.
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    • 50 min
    Episode 1 - Instructional Design and Diversity in Education

    Episode 1 - Instructional Design and Diversity in Education

    Listen as I talk to my guests: Julie Scales and Amy Bonnett:
    Julie Scales is a Senior Instructional Designer at the University of Washington where she collaborates with developers to create engaging content to enhance learning using a variety of modalities.
    Julie has a background with over 10 year’ experience teaching adult learners in the US and abroad in Barcelona and Buenos Aires. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design, a Master’s degree from the UW in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a K-12 teaching certificate in Teaching English Language Learners and Spanish.
    Amy Bonnett has spent most of her career in strategic program and project management in Fortune 500 companies. Her education qualifications are an Undergraduate Degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing and a Masters in Information Systems along with being certified as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Manager(PMP).
    Her volunteer experience and passions are with: GLSEN, Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s- Family Advisory Council, and Scottsdale Parent Council.
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    • 43 min

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