CCC0012: Dr. Michael Reichert -Podcasts as a Learning Tool



In this episode we start by talking about the ISTE Edtech Conference in Philadelphia June 23-26‎.  We will all be there and are very excited. We are joined by Dr. Michael Reichert Director of Technology and Instruction at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware.  He talks about using podcasts as a professinal learning tool.

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01:00 ISTE Conference discussion

03:22 ISTE Technology and Literacy

9:05 Dr. Michael Reichert joins us

14:00 Coffee EDU

15:00 Sustainable Professional Learning Models

21:40 Biggest Challenge of Building an Infrastructure

24:30 Blogging About Technology

28:00 Where People Can Find Dr. Reichert’s blog.


CCC0011: Professional Development Roundtable



In this episode we have a round table panel on Professional Development and we are joined by Karen Finter, Director of Instruction 7-12 and Tracey Savine, Teacher – World Languages.  Great discussion covering on-line resources, hybrid courses and the future of professional development.

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02:30 Current West Irondequoit state of professional development (PD)

08:00 Resources On-line for PD

11:20 Hybrid Courses

14:20 Learning Walks

19:32 The Future of PD

27:00 Zoom Room Reflections

29:45 Twitter PLN – Personal Learning Network

31:20 Ed Camps


Tim Terranova

CCC010: Tim Terranova Talks About Teaching



In this episode we interview Dr. Tim Terranova, deputy superintendent at West Irondequoit Central School District.  Tim talks about hiring and retaining top teaching talent, matching teaching demographics to student demographics, and highlights key characteristics of amazing instructors.

Our question of the episode is: What characteristics lead to fantastic teachers?

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04:00 EdTech Balderdash

08:15 Dr. Tim Terranova Interview

11:10 The Culture of Our District

16:20 The Hiring Process

20:50 Building More Diversity

25:00 What Aren’t Teachers Being Prepped For In Colleges

30:30 What Does He Hope To See With Technology

37:10 Students With Special Needs

42:10 Hosts Recap And Discuss The Interview


NewsELA

009A: Drive-Through NewsELA Pro



Jim and Maria introduce NewsELA Pro articles and features for personalized student content delivery and interaction. For more information, check out our website at k12ccc.com or send us an e-mail at feedback@k12ccc.com.

 


Jim Thomas

CCC009: French Teacher Jim Thomas



Jim, Maria, Dan and Tracey talk about encouraging authentic learning experiences in the classroom, and solicit feedback to the feedback line at 346-FAQ-HELP.  Of course, you can always shoot us an e-mail at feedback@k12ccc.com. Next, Jim conducts a fantastic interview with Irondequoit High School French Teacher Jim Thomas!


Allison Thompson

CCC008: Tech Director Allison Thompson



In this episode we interview Allison Thompson, director of technology at St. Gerard Catholic School in Lansing, Michigan.  She talks about balancing instruction with technical support, the Triple E Framework from Liz Kolb, building foundational tech skills, and embracing creative freedom in the classroom.

Our question of the episode is: What strategies do you use to insure technology is used to collaborate and not isolate?

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00:52 Question of the Episode
05:24 Collaborative Whiteboarding Software
07:20 Allison Thompson Interview
07:56 Transition to Tech Director
10:05 Balancing Instruction with IT Support
11:57 Technology Planning Committee
13:34 Purposeful Integration of Technology
13:53 The Triple E Framework (Liz Kolb) https://www.tripleeframework.com
14:50 Engagement vs. Educational Growth
16:35 New Michigan Standards based on ISTE Standards
17:10 ‘Thompson Island’ Persuasive Research Project
19:50 Modeling and Building Foundational Skills
21:00 Learning to Troubleshoot
21:40 Embracing Creative Freedom in the Classroom
22:20 Community Engagement and Social Media Sharing
23:15 Evaluating Tech Integration
23:50 Crossfit & Burpees
24:25 Words of Wisdom
25:35 Contact Information @AllisonTEDU
26:10 A Critique of Engagement as a Primary Goal
31:54 Next Episode – Jim Thomas, IHS French Teacher