Tag Archives: West Irondequoit

CCC0051: Rethinking Our Learning Environment

Jim is joined by Susanne Angarano and Catherine Wolfe from Vaysen Studio.
They talk about trends in education and learning spaces.


03:30 Philosophy Approach the Classroom and Teaching

10:15 Creating Curiosity

11:35 Unpacking the ‘Why”

13:56 Examples of Different Environments

18:26 Classroom Technology and the Environment Interesect

26:24 How Will This Look As We Go Forward

31:15 Bridging the Gap

36:00 Interested in The Grant?

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CCC0050: 50th Episode

Jim and Dan commemorate 50 Episodes of the podcast with clips from many of our past favorites!


02:40 Episode 1 Clip

03:46 Episode 2 Clip explaining why we are doing a podcast

06:20 Episode 40 Clip with Laura Westerman

08:10 Episode 42 Clip with Laura Reeves

11:50 Episode 16 Clip with Castle Learning

17:29 Episode 18 Clip with ISTE Review

22:50 Episode 32 Clip with Erin Quintero and Author Peter Nowak

Stay to the end you wont be sorry!

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CCC0049: Assessment Data and the Classroom Environment

Jim is joined by West Irondequoit Central School District’s Director of Humanities Kim Cristal and West Irondequoit Director of STEAM and Adjunct Professor at University of Rochester Orlando Marrero

03:45  Great Ways People are Using Assessment Data Already

06:45 What Can Assessment Be?

12:50 Other Instructions Beyond the Traditional Model

16:55 Instruction Models of the Future

24:10 Hope for the Future for Data Gathered

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CCC0047: 2021-2022 Year

Jim and Dan get together to look at the changes going into the 2021-22 school year.

04:48 End of the Year Surveys and What We Learned

07:49 New Help Desk

10:00 Student Run Help Desk

20:10 Alignment

21:20 TEAMS for File Sharing

25:20 Feedback and Grading

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CCC0045: Stories from 2020-2021 Teaching

Jim, Jamie Armstrong and Laura Westerman talk candidly about the 2020-2021 school year. The hits, the misses, the absurd and the outright funny! The original video is here for West Irondequoit Employees

03:00 The 2020-2021 Dumpster Fire

06:20 Feedback From Teachers and Students

06:53 Let the Funny and Odd Stories Begin

13:25 Laura Talks About Being Rick-Rolled

21:50 Over-The-Shoulder-Parent-Check-Ins

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CCC0042: Schoology Assessments Q&A

Teachers in our district have started to use the assessment material type in Schoology in some innovative and effective ways. Rethink the traditional assessment and learn how to use the assessment tool to administer it in a digital landscape. Join Laura Reeves and Jim for a demonstration and exploration of this tool.  The original video is here for West Irondequoit Employees.

01:40 Using Assessment and Test and Quizes

05:45 How Algerbra 1 Team Uses Test/Quiz Feature Weekly

08:20 Randomizing Question

10:10 Labelling Diagrams

15:30 Diving in With An Idea of What You Want It To Look Like

19:15 Things We’d Like to See

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CCC0035: Building and Maintaining Student Relationships with Remind

In this episode Jim does a Q and A on Remind with Super User teachers Jamie Armstrong and Erin Quintero

06:00  Schedule Reminds

08:22  Attaching a Doc or Picture

09:38  Boundaries

10:50  Remind Setup

13:20 Tips for New Users

15:11 Other Ways to Utilize It

24:20 Shutdown Story and Remind

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CCC0032: Author Peter Nowak

In this episode Jim and Erin Quintero interview Peter Nowak author of Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species.

01:18  Peter joins the show

03:55  Does He Still Feel the Same Way About Technology?

06:50  Moore’s Law

12:00  Projecting the Future?

16:10  Anticipating Skills Future Adults Will Need

23:10  Proactive About the Future World

33:40 Screen Time Issues

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CCC0028: West Irondequoit Central School District Superintendent Dr. Aaron Johnson


In this episode Jim talks with West Irondequoit Central School District Superintendent Dr. Aaron Johnson.  He’s been with the district for a year now and we talk about his thoughts and views of the district and the future.

01:27  Dr. Aaron Johnson talking about his path to WICSD

05:14  Challenges of a New District

10:10  Grand Vision of Instruction

15:30  Social Emotional Connections

16:26  Culture of West Irondequoit

19:40  Vision for the Next 5 Years

23:16  Tech Used in West Irondequoit compared to other places

27:30  Leverage Technology

29:05  Things He’d like To Try at West Irondequoit

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CCC0019: The Podcast Challenge

In this episode Jim discusses the NPR Podcast Challenge with West Irondequoit Teachers Casey Nelan, Erica Kramarz and Erin Quintero.  They brought samples of their students submissions and talk about the benefits.

03:40 Teens Have A Voice with Podcasts

05:15 Ideas to Getting the Ball Rolling

06:48 Podcast Period

10:26 How Students Prep for their Podcasts

13:50 Editing their Work

17:50 Students Podcast Examples

23:50 Podcasting as a Class Activity

The NPR Podcast Challenge can be found here.