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Where we explore the wide world of effective teaching strategies made possible when we stop teaching from the front of the room. This podcast shares practical teaching practices, and new approaches to teaching challenges powered by flipped instruction.

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Where we explore the wide world of effective teaching strategies made possible when we stop teaching from the front of the room. This podcast shares practical teaching practices, and new approaches to teaching challenges powered by flipped instruction.

    How to Use Passion Based Learning to Resurrect Apathetic Students and Spark Intrinsic Motivation to Learn

    How to Use Passion Based Learning to Resurrect Apathetic Students and Spark Intrinsic Motivation to Learn

    In the wake of the pandemic, student apathy soared to new levels, and teaching became more challenging and exhausting.  Our guests have discovered how to use passion-based learning to resurrect apathetic students and tap into their intrinsic motivation to learn.

    Follow on Twitter: @CShawR10 @Martinez_Edtech @Eanderman @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Chandra Shaw has more than 24 years of experience in education, as a teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and now a Literacy Consultant at Region10 Education Service Center providing professional development, planning assistance, and instructional coaching services to more than 120 districts in the DFW area.  Whether as a TEDx speaker and amateur YouTuber Chandra loves to find creative ways to share her passion and love for teaching and learning with educators everywhere.

    Eric Anderman, Professor of Educational Psychology and Interim Dean and Director of the Mansfield Campus at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on academic motivation, and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and invited chapters on this topic, as well as several books.  He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, and his research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CBS News, Dateline NBC, CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous others.

    Steve Martinez is a former Social Science teacher from California where he had a fervor for the Flipped Classroom model and Project-based Learning. He now serves schools and districts across the United States as a Teacher Success Champion at Kami, delivering high-quality Professional Development with Kami and Pedagogy.

    • 16 min
    10 Ways We’re Improving Project-based Learning with ChatGPT and Other Generative AI

    10 Ways We’re Improving Project-based Learning with ChatGPT and Other Generative AI

    Dan Jones with Marilee Scott, Jay McTighe, Rachelle Dené Poth, and Brad Weinstein

    We’re always exploring the possibilities for enhanced teaching and learning, and we’ve discovered that ChatGPT opens some new possibilities in our classrooms. Today we run down a quick list of ways we use AI to level up project-based learning.

    Resources: Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI)

    Follow our PLN on Twitter: @Rdene915 @jaymctighe @TeacherGoals @ideasforteacher @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    Maralee Scott, a National Board Certified teacher since 2003, holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from University of MN and was a recipient of the NASA Endeavor Fellowship, Goddard Space Center, in Rye, NY, earning her STEM Certification through Columbia Teachers College in 2013. After getting her start as a teacher in St. Paul, MN, Maralee has been teaching 2nd – 8th grades at Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 in Buffalo Grove, IL for the past 20+ years. Maralee is known by her administrators, colleagues and students as an innovator, whose ideation and creativity stretch students to think in all directions. Maralee learned early on that shifting the power of learning over to students creates a dynamic community of shared learning by engaged learners.

    Brad Weinstein is a co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice and has been featured in numerous high-profile publications and podcasts. He is also is the creator of TeacherGoals, one of the most popular educator social media accounts in the world. Brad is passionate about fostering equitable teaching and learning practices that help all students succeed.​Brad was the founding Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a network of high schools in Indiana dedicated to an innovative student-centered approach to equipping students with future-ready skills to enhance outcomes in college attainment and career success.

    Jay McTighe is an accomplished author, having written more than 50 articles and book chapters and has co-authored 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® series with Grant Wiggins. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at state, national and international conferences. He has made presentations in 48 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally in 41 countries on six continents.

    Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. Rachelle is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. She is a past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and served on the Leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network for five years. She received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award and has received several Presidential Gold Awards for volunteer service to education.

    • 13 min
    Yes, We're Using ChatGPT to Teach Higher Order Thinking, Here's How

    Yes, We're Using ChatGPT to Teach Higher Order Thinking, Here's How

    Teachers who have embraced ChatGPT have found that we can take students to the very top of Bloom’s taxonomy by shifting our thinking about the tool. This conversation discusses the traditional barriers to teaching higher-order thinking and how ChatGPT and other generative AI tools can help students apply, analyze, evaluate, and create.

    Resources: Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI)

    Follow our PLN on Twitter: @lmcampbell2001 @Catlin_Tucker @jaymctighe @danfitztweets @JamesBrauer @ideasforteacher @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    Jay McTighe is an accomplished author, having written more than 50 articles and book chapters and has co-authored 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® series with Grant Wiggins. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at state, national and international conferences. He has made presentations in 48 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally in 41 countries on six continents.

    Dr. Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. Catlin is currently working as an education consultant and blended learning coach while pursuing her doctorate at Pepperdine University. er, Keynote Speaker & Bestselling Author and author of several books, including Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change.

    Dan Fitzpatrick is the author of The AI Classroom: The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Education. Award-winning digital learning strategist. A former teacher and senior leader of a UK secondary school.

    Throughout her career, Dr. Lois Campbell has consistently worked on ways to encourage learners (Elementary-College) to be engaged in the areas traditionally associated with STEM. She had directed students in cognitive-focused inquiry instruction, environmental/science education, and laboratory techniques. Her greatest emphasis has been on student research endeavors. She is certified in Flipped Learning 3.0 Certification Level 1, and focuses on Standards Based Grading, Mastery Learning and developing Higher Order Thinking Skills in her students.

    Dr. James Brauer is currently the Director of Graduate Studies and Instructor at Avila University’s School of Education. Previously, he was the founding school leader of Iowa Connections Academy (a public, virtual school serving students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Iowa) and an assistant principal for the North Kansas City School District. Dr. Brauer began his career as a special education teacher at USD 500 Kansas City, KS.

    • 20 min
    ChatGPT Is Here, We’re Using It, It’s Amazing: 6 Creative Ways to Teach With It Right Now

    ChatGPT Is Here, We’re Using It, It’s Amazing: 6 Creative Ways to Teach With It Right Now

    Dan Jones with Kate Baker, Bryan Beal, Trent Bowser, and Marcos Navas
    Innovative educators are embracing ChatGPT as a transformative tool that can improve teaching and learning, make creating interactive lesson plans more accessible, and unleash a whole new level of student, parent, and community engagement. In this discussion, teachers, tech coaches, and a school superintendent share specific ways they use ChatGPT.

    Follow our PLN on Twitter: @KtBkr4, @bryanrbeal,@Mrnavas @Handsoncoding @Latinosincoding

    @ideasforteacher @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    KateBaker, M.Ed/MAIT, is an Edtech Specialist at BookWidgets, a 20+ year high school English teacher, a board member of the Flipped Learning Network, & contributing author of Flipping 2.0. Kate leads by example, sharing her authentic, classroom, edtech and SEL integration expertise with the global education community on Twitter and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktbkr4/.

    Marcos Navas has been an active member of the Ed Tech space for over two decades. As an advocate of student voice, Marcos is one of the original Flipgrid ambassadors and a Ted Ed Innovative Educator helping spread student Ted Talks via Ted Clubs. Within the coding and STEM space he is one of the original Raspberry Pi Certified Educators in the U.S. helping enable people of all ages to explore computing. Marcos completed a fellowship with the IDEO Teachers Guild making him one of ten educational experts trained in Design Thinking.

    Bryan Beal leads the Solution Architecture organization globally for all Compute services at Amazon Web Services. The people on his team are the most-technical resources that work with customers in areas like AI and ML, High-Performance Computing, Visual Computing and the entire breadth of AWS Compute services. He has a 20+ year career in Software and Networking and an MBA and BS in Business.

    Dr. Trent Bowers is a proud graduate of Worthington Schools. He has 27 years of experience in public education and has served students and families as a teacher, coach, dean of students, and the principal of three schools. In addition, he has worked as the Director of Human Resources and Assistant Superintendent for the district. Dr. Bowers is currently the Superintendent of Worthington Schools.

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    19 Ways to Use ChatGPT in Your Classroom
    ChatGPT—The Game-Changing App Every Teacher Should Know About
    How teachers can harness ChatGPT for good
    Using ChatGPT to Create a Lesson Plan

    • 13 min
    How Teachers Work Most Effectively With In-Class Tutors: 18 Do’s and Don’ts

    How Teachers Work Most Effectively With In-Class Tutors: 18 Do’s and Don’ts

    Teachers working side-by-side with outside tutors is not new, but the practice has expanded in the wake of the pandemic. Collaborating effectively with tutors requires some awareness of the unique challenges and some clear guidelines. In this discussion, we talk about the essential basics and identify 18 do’s and don’ts.

    Resources: Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI)

    Follow our PLN on Twitter: @MsGreeneEdu @ideasforteacher @MsRandazzo @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Cat Peretti is the Executive Director of CityTutor DC. She has worked in education policy at the national, state, and local levels and has been a volunteer tutor since 1999

    Kathryn Greene is a former educator and edtech enthusiast who works as a Professional Learning Specialist for Paper. Known for sharing lessons and resources to use in the classroom as @MsGreeneEdu, Kathryn is thrilled to now work daily supporting teachers in the classroom and school communities.

    Karen Randazzo is an enthusiastic chemistry teacher in New Jersey. She believes that every student has the power to learn anything, even chemistry. Chemistry teacher by day, teacher-author by night, she’s dedicated to making teachers’ lives more manageable by offering professional development, sharing her engaging resources on her website, and collaborating with educators on various social media platforms. A former ‘chalk and talk’ teacher, she shares her journey navigating the Next Generation Science Standards and student-centered learning on her YouTube channel.

    Scott Will has been in the education profession for 23 years. Scott has been in school administration the past twelve years, the most recent two years as a Superintendent of a public charter school focused on arts integration and mastery based learning. He is a husband and father of five children, an avid backpacker and enjoys watching individuals grow into the best version of themselves. Scott views his overall purpose as serving and his passion is education and the growth of students as learners and individuals.

    • 18 min
    Rising Above the Barriers to Unfinished Learning

    Rising Above the Barriers to Unfinished Learning

    We can help students surpass the barriers to unfinished learning if we acknowledge the challenges and think differently about how we approach teaching and learning.

    Follow our PLN on Twitter: @SarahDSparks @playyay @d4griffin3 @ideasforteacher @poweroficu @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    BreAnn Fennell is a 1st, 2nd, 3rd-grade looping teacher in Ashland, Ohio. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. She is a Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team. BreAnn is the 2021 Ohio Teacher of the Year for District 5. She has served the state of Ohio as a Teacher Leader Liaison for two years and continues to serve as a Teacher Leader Ambassador for the years 2022- 2023. BreAnn serves on the board of directors for Discovery School and on the board of directors for Buckeye Book fair and is the author of the children’s books: Play? Yay!, Play? Yay! Baby Talk, and Choose Your Cheer. She is also a contributing author to the books Finding the Edu Balance, That One Kid, and The Labyrinth of Leadership. BreAnn has also been published in Principal Navigator Magazine.


    Sarah D. Sparks is a reporter and data journalist for Education Week who has covered education research and the science of learning for more than 15 years. Sarah joined Education Week in 2010 and has published on education and other issues in Education Daily, the Republican-American, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, and others. A New Orleans native, she now calls Maryland home.

    Dennis Griffin serves as the principal of Prairie Elementary School and is pursuing his doctoral studies in Educational Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University. Dennis is a servant leader that seeks to build collaborative cultures that enhance the future for ALL students, educators, and communities at large.

    Danny Hill spent thirty-three years as a practitioner teaching science, economics, history, health and coaching football/basketball at the secondary level for ten years. Learning Master Teacher status. He spent four years as a high school assistant principal before becoming head principal of Southside, a large K-8 school, where he remained for twenty years. He is the author of three successful books, Power of ICU, Brick House and Grade Cleanse. He is also a nationally respected authority on student apathy and school culture. Danny has presented to thousands of educators in twenty-five states. www.poweroficu.com

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