Future Ready tech leaders are used to handling all sorts of disruptions, but the global pandemic of 2020 has created a new set of challenges that will take our collective minds to tackle. Brought to you by Dr. Adam Phyall and Carl Hooker, UnDisrupted, a Future Ready Schools podcast for school and district technology leaders, will breakdown many of the challenges facing district-level leaders today. Tune in to listen to some of the nation’s top technology leaders and how they discuss how they are finding opportunities in the midst of uncertainty.
Season Finale with Jenn Ellis
Join us for an exciting episode on the UnDisrupted Podcast as we wrap up this season with a bang! Hosts Adam and Carl are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ellis, Director of State Government Relations at All4Ed, for a captivating discussion.
Discover the best uses of artificial intelligence in K-12 education. Get ready to be inspired by innovative AI applications that are transforming classrooms and what they see coming next.
But that's not all! Jennifer Ellis will also unveil the All4Ed State Policy Center launch and explain how it's set to significantly impact school districts.
Don't miss out on this season finale packed with valuable knowledge and exciting updates.
Tune in now to stay UnDisrupted! Season Finale with Jenn Ellis
I Just Don’t Do Technology
This week, hosts Adam and Carl are joined by a special guest, Nikki Schafer, the Director of User Supports at Omaha Public Schools. Get ready for an insightful conversation as they dive into the world of educational technology and its impact on teaching and learning.
Have you ever wondered what skills are essential for those working in the tech services department to support education effectively? Nikki Schafer has the answers! She brings a unique perspective to the table by sharing how her "musical mind" has been a guiding force in her role as Director of User Supports.
Don't miss out on this engaging discussion that explores the intersection of technology and education. Whether you're an educator, a tech enthusiast, or simply curious about the future of learning, this episode has something for everyone.
Professional Development Mindset
This week on the Undisrupted podcast, hosts Adam and Carl sit down with Zareen Pooneen Levien, Director of Digital Learning at San Francisco Unified School District, to delve into effective strategies for enhancing professional learning for all staff members. The conversation also touches on the ideal incentives that should be offered to educators who engage in personalized professional development. A must-listen for K-12 edtech leaders looking to get the most out of their professional learning programs.
Don’t be Monolithic
In this must-listen episode of UnDisrupted, Adam and Carl delve into the hot topic of what could replace Twitter as the next big platform for educational discourse and networking. Joining them is special guest Patricia Brown, the Director of Educational Technology in Ladue School District and a board member of ISTE. Patricia lends her valuable insights on what it takes to be a successful edtech director in today's fast-paced educational landscape. Whether you're an established edtech veteran or just starting out in the educational technology sphere, this episode has something for everyone. Don't miss out on this informative discussion!
Moving the Needle to Equity
Adam and Carl delve into the intriguing world of school leadership and social media. Joining them in this stimulating discussion is Henry Turner, the principal of Newton North High School in Newtonville, MA, bringing a wealth of experience to the table. Henry Turner shares his firsthand experiences and wisdom as a school principal who actively uses social media to connect with students, parents, and the wider school community. He provides valuable insights into the dos and don'ts of social media engagement for educational leaders.
But the conversation doesn't stop there. The trio explores the crucial aspect of supporting equity in schools. They discuss how school leaders can leverage social media as a tool to promote equity, share resources, and amplify underrepresented voices.
In this episode, our hosts, Adam and Carl, dive deep into the world of digital equity and access for federal funding in education. They are joined by a special guest, Rebeca Shackleford, the director of federal government relations at All4Ed. Rebeca Shackleford brings her expertise to the table, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in securing federal funding for educational technology initiatives. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode as Adam, Carl, and Rebeca unravel the complexities of digital equity and access in education, providing a roadmap for a future where every student has equal opportunities to thrive in the digital age.
Informative with a side of humor! 😍
Great first episode!
Very relevant topics, I look forward to episode two.