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Educators from around the world come together to chat about various topics.

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Recorded on January 23, 2019

 

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. (@SheldonEakins) is an accomplished K-12 educator and administrator. He has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels during his career in the states of Florida, Louisiana and in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.  Dr. Eakins also served several years as a school principal in the states of Louisiana and Oregon.

Currently, Dr. Eakins serves as the Director of Special Education at the Shoshone-Bannock School District in Fort Hall, ID.

Dr. Eakins has a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, a M.S. degree in Higher Education Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education. He maintains professional certifications in Grades 6-12 in the State of Idaho. Dr. Eakins is a prolific conference presenter at the regional, national, and international levels, and he has been successful in recently obtaining grants and foundation awards for debt reduction, technology,  scholarships, and capital improvements.

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on January 13, 2019

 

Moderator:

Brent Coley (@BrentColey)

Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching grades four and five for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently the proud principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary School in Murrieta, California.

 

Passionate about educational technology, Brent is always looking for new ways tech can engage students and families while increasing student achievement. His award-winning classroom website, mrcoley.com, promoted 24/7 learning with math review videos and iPod flash cards, and his students shared their learning with the world through their daily blog and classroom podcast. In his leadership role, Brent strives to support teachers as they pursue excellence by integrating technology and taking risks in their classrooms.

 

A firm believer in the power of collaboration, Brent shares what he learns through Twitter (@brentcoley), his website at BrentColey.com, and at educational technology conferences. He is also the creator of “Teaching Tales,” a podcast that gives educators a platform to share their stories and experiences.

 

When not working, Brent loves spending time with his wife and two teenage children, reading, and playing golf.

 

Panelists:

Martine Brown (@mmbrown_brown)

Martine Brown is an instructional coach in a K-12 district. Her mission is to be an agent of change in education.

 

Art La Flamme (@ArtLaFlamme)
I worked in the intelligence field for 25 years before transitioning to teaching college. Yes, I have stories. Yes, I use stories.

 

Cyndy Harrison (@cyndy8412)

Currently an education technology consultant, but former social studies classroom teacher with a passion for teaching U.S. History (or herstory as the case may be). Mainly encouraging students to learn how to tell their own story.

 

Elford Rawls-Dill (@elfordrawlsdill)

Elford is a lead learner who believes in the power of human connections in educational spaces. Elford is currently working as a director of Curriculum and Instruction in NJ.

 

Al Thomas (@educopilot)

Al Thomas is an educational leader with more than sixteen years in the field of education. His passion is to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve the quality of the learning experience and to inspire educators by telling stories through cinematic, documentary style films.

 

Kristen Koppers (@Mrs_Koppers)

Kristen Koppers is a national Board Certified Teacher who encourages her students to succeed. She brings authentic experiences into her classroom everyday.

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on January 6, 2019

 

Moderators:

Leslie Fagin (@MsFagin)

#TheFaginator is awesome.

Robin Harris (@RobinHarris417)

Wife, mom, daughter of the King, teacher, edtech coach, GSuiteEDU Certified Trainer, Walking Dead addict...Tweets are her own.#bombdiggitytech

 

Panelist:

Martine Brown (@mmbrown_brown)

Martine Brown is an instructional coach in a K-12 district. Her mission is to be an agent of change in education.

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on December 18, 2018.  Topic: Deeper Learning and Digital Innovation in K-12.

Special shoutout to our moderator @ireneamelia1 and her amazing @loyolaet students on panel: @cnfutch @coegtzbcps @KristenListman9 @rachael_berke @whitplunk @tlong963 @misshahnteach & @leslo1031. #edumatch #et660 #LoyolaET

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

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January 29, 2019

Quotations in Education

Recorded on December 16, 2018

 

Moderator:

Rachelle Dene Poth (@RDene915)

Rachelle is a Foreign Language and STEAM Teacher and teacher blogger for Getting Smart and Kidblog.

 

Panelists:

Rodney Turner (@TechyTurner)

Rodney is a virtual educator located in New Jersey. He loves networking and sharing his experiences.

 

Paul O’Neill (@pauloneill1972)

Paul O’Neill is an educational game changer from the state of New Jersey.  His hashtag #pln365 provides professionals with a place for daily reflection and renewal.

 

Martine Brown (@mmbrown_brown)

Martine Brown is an instructional coach in a K-12 district. Her mission is to be an agent of change in education.

 

Dennis Griffin Jr (@D4Griffin3)

🙏🏾Blessed #ServantLeader walking in my #purpose as an advocate for change in the 🌍 through #education. #FamilyFirst #EduGladiators #TweetsThatLead

 

Amy Storer (@techamys)

Proud Aunt•Instructional Coach•Technology Integration Mentor•Connected Educator•Proud Ambassador•MIE•Learner For Life•Presenter #4OCFPLN

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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January 22, 2019

Divergent EDU

Recorded on November 25, 2018

Moderator:

Mandy Froehlich (@froehlichm)

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking. She consults with school districts and post-secondary institutions around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, conducts workshops as a Google for Education Certified Trainer and has presented on similar topics at conferences such as CUE, TIES, FETC and ISTE. Her first book, The Fire Within: Lessons from defeat that have ignited a passion for learning, discusses mental health awareness for teachers. Her second book, Divergent EDU, is based on an organizational structure she developed to support teachers in innovative and divergent thinking.

 

Panelists:

Rodney Turner (@TechyTurner)

Rodney is a virtual educator located in New Jersey. He loves networking and sharing his experiences.

 

Rachelle Dene Poth (@RDene915)

Rachelle is a Foreign Language and STEAM Teacher and teacher blogger for Getting Smart and Kidblog.

 

Jennifer Casa-Todd (@JCasaTodd)

I am currently a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, I spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher for Literacy and Literacy Consultant, respectively.

 

Evan Abramson (@evanabramson)

National Future Ready Schools Thought Leader, Chair of Future Ready Schools NJ, ISTE Leadership Award Nominee, Google Cert. Trainer, K-12 Director of Tech MTPS

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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January 21, 2019

Special Episode: Brian Kulak

Recorded on January 20, 2019

 

Brian Kulak is entering his 20th year in education. For the first fifteen, he taught English and journalism at his alma mater in New Jersey. Working almost exclusively with seniors, Brian was committed to making connections with his students, so they could make connections with their world. He also served as a new and novice teacher mentor during which time he developed his passion for leadership.

Most recently, he served as Chief Academic Officer for four years before becoming a K-5 principal in 2018. His blog, leveluplead.com, combines shared educational experience with his unique style. Blending self-effacing humor, pop culture, and storytelling, Brian challenges readers to see themselves and their leadership differently. His work has been featured on Edutopia, in Educational Viewpoints, and in Stories in EDU. Brian has also presented on teaching, learning, and leadership at conferences such as NJAMLE and NCTE/CEL.

Brian is a baseball fanatic, a Pearl Jam aficionado, and a devoted family man. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on November 18, 2018

 

Moderator:

Dr. Toutoule Ntoya (@ToutouleNtoya)

Dr. Toutoule Ntoya is an educator and entrepreneur dedicated to helping students achieve by 1) working with teachers in professional development and cognitive coaching to implement curricula and 2) working with students directly using learning and motivational strategies. Toutoule has completed a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in teaching. Dr. Ntoya has also obtained a Cleared Teaching Credential in Science and an Administration Services Credential. Dr. Ntoya possesses an educational doctoral degree in Urban Education Leadership at the University of Southern California emphasizing in educational psychology. As a life-long learner, Dr. Ntoya loves to work in collaborative settings with like-minded individuals working in synergy. Throughout his career, Dr. Ntoya has shown a passion for working with diverse learners to show them the necessary skills to be successful in whatever endeavor they choose to participate in.  

 

Panelists:

Coach William Jeffery (@CoachJeffery)

Science Coordinator K-12 Lamar CISD

 

Ronnie Thomas (@funweirdscience/@aisciguy)

Ronnie Thomas applies his 20 years of STEM teaching experience to ensure that all learners are challenged. He is an enthusiastic and passionate technology driven educator with a solid commitment to the social, academic and developmental growth of every student. Known for his engaging and versatile teaching methods, Thomas has the ability to inspire hands­-on learning experiences that capture a student’s imagination. A native of Birmingham, he graduated from Alabama State University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Beta Zeta). Additional professional endeavors include building Kan't Stop Services, LLC, a mobile dj/outdoor movie/photo booth service provider. The Founder of Georgia Science & Robotics Academy, Inc 501c3 and Fun Weird Science, LLC, Ronnie resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.

 

Eric Garcia (@EdTechGarcia)

I am a first-grade teacher at Browning Road STEAM Academy. I’m on my thirteenth year of teaching. I love tech, teaching STEAM, and the constant building of relationships with students.

 

Christy Cate (@ChristyCate)

Christy grew up in a family of educators and vowed that education would NOT be her destiny. God, however, had other plans for her and after first starting out in the business world, she found herself finally at home in a classroom in 1997. Her business background gave her an edge in technology use when tech tools hit the schools. She eventually became an instructional technology specialist and currently serves as a Digital Innovation Consultant for 42 rural school districts in West Texas.

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

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Bennett College maintains strong academic programs. Degrees from Bennett result in impactful careers and graduate school acceptance.  Additionally, Bennett has a rich legacy of producing outstanding African-American women who become leaders in various fields throughout the state, the nation and the world. The Deputy Minority Leader in the North Carolina Legislature is a Bennett Belle. The first African-American mayor in the city of Greensboro is a Bennett graduate. The first woman and first African-American to serve as director of the U.S. Peace Corps is a Belle. The first African-American District Attorney in North Carolina is a Bennett graduate. The first African-American woman licensed surgeon in the south is a Belle. Moreover, the first African-American woman to become president of a four-year institution was Dr. Willa B. Player, who served as Bennett’s President from 1955 to 1966.

You may donate in the following ways:

  • Go to www.bennett.edu/donate to make an online donation
  • Text the word Belles to the number 444999 and follow the instructions
  • Check payable to Bennett College:  Mail to: Bennett College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 900 East Washington St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

If you have any questions, contact Bennett College’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 336.517.2248. Please #StandwithBennett.

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Special Episode: Elissa Frazier

 

Recorded on January 6, 2019

 

Elissa Joy is a mother, wife, educator, and advocate for families touched by Autism. She draws inspiration for her books from her own life experiences. She enjoys seeing children get excited as they transform into the minds of the characters they read about. She hopes that her readers are able to see the beauty in diverse perspectives and grow in their ability to see greatness in every situation.

 

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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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