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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.

 

Also check out:

 

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)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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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.

 

Also check out:

 

Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on November 18, 2018

 

Sawsan is a student-focused educator of 18 years, lifelong learner, PHD candidate, NBCT candidate, and mother of 3 awesome kids. She is passionate about contributing to a better tomorrow! Follow her at @SJEducate.

 

Also check out:

 

Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on October 27, 2018

 

Inspired by his youth development and nonprofit work as a student at Morehouse College, Jason Green has dedicated his career to creating positive change in education. Co-founder of LINC (Learning Innovation Catalyst) and co-author of the best-selling book, Blended Learning in Action, Jason has helped hundreds of schools and districts reimagine and implement 21st century teaching and learning. Through an ongoing research partnership with Stanford University Graduate School of Education’s Dr. Arnetha Ball, Jason develops and implements professional learning experiences designed to help educators build their practice of blended and personalized learning. Jason holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania, and has spoken at leading universities and conferences around the world. Connect with Jason on Twitter @jasontoddgreen.

 

Also check out:

 

Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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Recorded on November 15, 2018

 

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.

Also check out:

 

Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

Subscribe: podcasts.edumatch.org/edumatchpodcast

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Microcredentials in Professional Learning

Recorded on October 28, 2018

 

Moderator:

Irene Bal (@IreneAmelia1)

Irene Bal is a Lecturer in the Educational Technology Program at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. She is a certified PreK-12th grade music teacher who has integrated technology in her classroom since her student teaching days.

 

Panelists:

Noah Geisel (@SenorG)

#badgechat on Mondays at 630pmET, #BadgeSummit June 22, 2019 in Philly

 

Damon Torgerson (@AlludoPlay)

Co-founder of Alludo - a gamified learning platform built for K12.

Check out:

EduMagic by Samantha Fecich

The Fire Within by Mandy Froehlich

The Teacher’s Journey by Brian Costello

Journey to the Y in You by Dene Gainey

 

Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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November 6, 2018

Gender in Leadership

Recorded on October 21, 2018

 

Moderator:

Brian Kulak (@bkulak11)

Father. Husband. K-5 Principal. @EdumatchBooks Author. Founder of http://leveluplead.com. Speaker. Stay relevant. Stay passionate. #leveluplead

 

Panelists:

Desiree Alexander (@EducatorAlex)

Desiree is an Ed. Consultant, SLLA Prep Coach, Google Certified Trainer/Innovator, PBS Innovator, Certified in Microsoft, IC3, Symbaloo, Edmodo, Remind, Nearpod.

 

Erin Kiger (@EBGTech)

Tech & Edu combined! CCSD | OSU | SEAS | SDSU Leadership Student #ebgtech #ebgtechteach #ebgtechadmin Insta: EBGtech

Check out:

EduMagic by Samantha Fecich

The Fire Within by Mandy Froehlich

The Teacher’s Journey by Brian Costello

Journey to the Y in You by Dene Gainey

 

Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)

 

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