Episode 033: Creating a system to focus on each individual, with Dean Gorrell.

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Dean is a native of Maquoketa, Iowa, a small farming community in east central Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, receiving a B.S. in physics with honors in 1985.  Dean took an additional year to become certified as a public school teacher and in 1986 accepted a teaching position at West High School in the Iowa City Community School District. He taught physics and AP Physics at West from 1986 – 1992. Dean enjoyed much success as a teacher receiving the Read more...

Episode 032: Increasing engagement increases learning, with Trevor Bryan.

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Trevor Bryan is an elementary art teacher in Jackson Township NJ. He is the creator of The Art of Comprehension which is an approach to teaching comprehension and other academic skills through viewing and responding to artworks. He is also co-founder of the education blog Four o’clock Faculty.
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GETTING TO KNOW TREVOR

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Episode 031: Find the passions within your students, with Matt Austin.

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Matt Austin currently teaches 9th grade Biology at Verona Area High School.  He has been in this position for the past 14 years.  Matt also serves as the Science department chair, and is also the boys assistant golf coach.  During his 20 years of teaching, he has taught at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, 7th grade Science, AP Biology, Environmental Science and Integrated Science.  Matt graduated from Lawrence University with a B.A. in Biology, along with earning his teaching license there.  During the past 3 years, Read more...

Episode 030: Together everyone achieves more, with Kate Sommerville and Angela Patterson.

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Kate Sommerville is in her 16th year of teaching.  She received her undergraduate degrees in elementary and special education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2000.  In 2007, she received her Master’s Degree in Education in Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.  Kate begun her teaching career in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but moved back to the Milwaukee area after one year.  Kate has spent the last 15 years of her career teaching fourth and fifth grade at Swanson Elementary School in the Elmbrook School … Read more...

Episode 029: Making learning real, relevant and meaningful, with Derek Doucet.

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Derek Doucet is an educator who strives to be up to date on the best practices so his students can receive a rich educational experience that will follow them for the rest of their lives. First and foremost, Derek is the loving spouse and father of two. Ironically he was never traditionally the “good student” who payed attention to everything in class and received great grades. In fact, many of his former teachers were shocked that he would consider entering the profession based solely on karma. In 2001, in … Read more...

Episode 028: All students are destined for greatness, with Sixto Cancel.

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Sixto Cancel founded Think of Us, a non-profit dedicated to innovating with data, technology and multi-media to serve vulnerable population. As a Dell Youth Innovation Advisor, Sixto leads a working committee that focuses on the learning of vulnerable youth populations.  He is a Young Fellow with Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative who is passionate about advocating for our youth. He is serving on the integration team at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and has participated in several White House briefings around technology, foster care, and LGBTQ Read more...

Episode 027: There are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow, with Angela Maiers.

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Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years, teaching every level of school from kindergarten to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. She helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology and the Internet. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits. She is the author of six books, including Read more...

Episode 026: Every student, everyday, with Rose Colby.

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Rose Colby is currently a Competency-Based Learning and Assessment Specialist assisting schools in designing high quality competency, assessment, and grading reform systems in many states.  She is a Talent Cloud Competency Education Fellow for 2Revolutions, an education design firm.  She is a member of the national Advisory Board and contributor to Competency Works, the national clearinghouse and resource for innovative practices in competency education.  She has served as Competency Education Consultant for the NH Department of Education for several years. In that capacity, she serves on … Read more...

Episode 025: Every learner has potential, with Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

Episode 025: Every learner has potential, with Shelly Sanchez Terrell.
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an international speaker, teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert. She has also been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional … Read more...

Episode 024: Revamping education for students of all socioeconomic levels, with Stephen Pham.

Episode 024: Revamping education for students of all socioeconomic levels, with Stephen Pham.

Stephen Pham is a part of Rocketship’s Achievement Team, overseeing the implementation of online learning and driving the personalized learning initiatives throughout the network. Previously, Stephen was a 5th grade Integrated Math teacher at Sí Se Puede Academy, where he first began his work leveraging blended learning strategies to improve outcomes for all students. Stephen grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he studied biophysics. After graduating, he joined Teach for America and began his career at Rocketship. Stephen Read more...