Episode 043: Why districts need to create levels of engagement in our rigid educational system, with Anthony Kim.

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Anthony is the author of Personalized Learning Playbook, Why the Time is Now. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences and Recommendations from the Field. Anthony is a nationally recognized speaker on personalized learning and his work has been referenced by the Christensen Institute, iNACOL, EdSurge, CompetencyWorks, EdWeek, District Administrator, and numerous other research reports. He is the founder and CEO of Education Elements, a provider of technology and professional services to school districts across … Read more...

Episode 042: Success and failure should be expected, with Curt Mould.

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Curt Mould is the Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement for the Sun Prairie Area School District. Curt works with teachers, leaders and community members to create designs for learning that are responsive to learners in the new century. Curt was a program coordinator for the Northwestern University Center for Talent Development and has served as curriculum director, building administrator and teacher. Curt is a member of Games, Learning and Society, and a researcher with the Personalization in Practice team at the University of Wisconsin – Read more...

Episode 041: Build the plane while it’s flying, with Johnna Noll.

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Johnna Noll is the Executive Director and District Administrator for Norris Academy. Norris Academy is a small rural public school system serving disadvantaged youth with an Innovative Alternative Program that utilizes a cyclical student centric educational delivery approach. The model is based on a comprehensive assessment, plan, pathway and proffer of learning across four dimensions of learning; Academic and Career planning, employability, Citizenship, and personal wellness. Prior to coming to Norris, Read more...

Episode 040: A little bit of effort will go a long way, with Ryan Piper.

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Ryan Piper has been teaching 8th grade math at Gilmore Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin for 15 years. He has been a major advocate for personalized learning after experiencing the failures of traditional teaching methods firsthand. His goal is to show other educators that personalized learning can be done successfully in an urban setting. Ryan was recently named the 2016 Wisconsin PTA Outstanding Educator of the Year.

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Episode 039: We can empower students to create their own learning network, with Lisa Nielsen.

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Lisa Nielsen is The Innovative Educator. She found school boring and irrelevant. That ticked her off so she became a public school educator who works to help change that for others. She does this by finding and sharing innovative ways to prepare students for relevant and real-world success. Among other things, this means ensuring educators and students have a voice in conversations, issues, and policies that affect them. She began her career in the 90s as a librarian which was a perfect fit enabling her to … Read more...

Episode 038: Helping every educator create a competent classroom, with Allison Zmuda.

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Allison Zmuda is a full-time education consultant who works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible and worthy of the attempt. Over the past fifteen years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment, and instructional ideas, shown illustrative examples, and offered practical strategies of how to get started.  Allison Zmuda began as a public high school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut. Her passion for her students and her innovative spirit inspired the writing of her first book: The Competent Classroom (2001). Zmuda Read more...

Episode 037: In personalized learning, relationships matter even more, with Jin-Soo Huh.

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Jin-Soo Huh is the Personalized Learning Manager at Alpha Public Schools. He is a D.C. Region ’09 alum and he taught middle and high school math in Prince George’s County, New Orleans and Chicago. He served as a teacher leader in implementing one of the nation’s first 1:1 iPad programs where he got exposed to the world of ed tech and supported the operations and teacher training with an influx of 900+ iPads. In his previous role as Director of Technology at KIPP Chicago Schools and Read more...

Episode 36: Every student. Every time. All the time, with Dr. Hansen & Dr. Monogue.

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Dr. Mark Hansen has served as Superintendent for the award-winning Elmbrook School District since 2012.  Prior to his current role he served as Chief Academic Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Associate Principal and Teacher for the School Districts of Pewaukee, Waukesha and Brown Deer.  In 2006, he was named Wisconsin High School Principal of the Year and was one of three finalists for National Principal of the Year.  Over his career, he has been known as an innovator and risk taker, including leading the establishment of two Read more...

Episode 035: Relationships deal with purpose, people and pathways, with Gunnar Counselman.

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Gunnar Counselman is a former Marine HUMINT Officer who served in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. He performed initial research for the book Disrupting Class in 2005 and currently is the co-founder and CEO of Fidelis Education, a leading Learning Relationship Management company.

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Episode 034: Step back to be the best facilitator, with Joshua Bocock.

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Joshua Bocock has been a classroom teacher for 10 years.  He spent one year at Nottoway High School in Crewe, Virginia but has now spent the rest of his time at Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia.  Classes that he teaches include World History II, US/VA History, US Government, Sociology, Criminal Justice, 20th Century History, AP US History and AP European History. Joshua is a Lead Teacher for Magna Vista High School from 2008-2013 as well as Social Studies Department Chair for the 2014-2015 school Read more...