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Meet Education Project

Summary: The Meet Education Project is a podcast series, hosted by Nick DiNardo, focused on deep conversations with the thought leaders, action takers, and “do’ers” in the education industry. Learning and education are only as good as the people behind it. MEP interviews inspiring people who hold many different roles in K-12 and higher education, such as: Teachers, Education entrepreneurs and startups, School leaders & administrators (public, private, and new school models), Consultants, Professors, Higher education professionals, & Students.

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  • Artist: Nick DiNardo: Education Technology Professional, Action-Taker, and Podcaster
  • Copyright: 2013


 BEP078 – Post-Covid Year in Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:41

Here are our general observations, a review of where the sentiment is and productivity is, almost a year after Covid19 hit. 02:05 Our hopes 03:06 Teachers are still being very reactive, day to day based on COVID cases coming in and out 04:26 Thinking about our first graders and their teachers 06:10 Administrators putting out […]

 BEP077 – Designing Equity-Based Goals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:47

Why do we pull data and set goals around sub-groups in a school when we have a goal that’s hoping to meet the needs of all students?   02:00 Schools setting goals based on data on student academic success 03:00 Schools also set goals based on specific subgroups  03:30 Trying to understand where some of […]

 BEP076 – Post-Covid Impact on Relationships in Schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:31

What is the impact on relationships that this remote virtual learning world has put on teachers, parents, students, and staff? 02:00 Why this episode 03:00  Building rapport and building relationships 03:19 Transactional relationships 03:45 You don’t have those water cooler moments anymore 04:17 How do you build trust? 05:00 Strategy cycles at Whiteknact Elementary, with […]

 BEP075 – Musings on Student Engagement 2.0 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:11

What can potentially engage students virtually? Here are different tactics to lessen the load on the emotional exhaustion that happens from running a virtual classroom all day, and to increase student engagement. 04:49 Flipped model for learning 09:01 Having an agenda or checklist 10:46 Pick sticks 13:05 Waterfall response  

 BEP074 – On Stamina, and Why It’s Important | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:56

We talk about stamina as it pertains to distance learning from the student and teacher perspective, and the challenge of student engagement. 01:32 Three  buckets of stamina: from the lens of a teacher from a first grader doing distance learning from an older learner, an adolescent ninth-grade student 04:31 Everybody is trying to get some sort of […]

 BEP073 – Families as Experts Series: SEL at Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:43

Continuing our family-facing series on supporting your child at home, we talk about practicing social emotional learning (SEL) at home, what SEL means, and its familiar and unfamiliar applications.    02:00 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is about being able to manage one’s self and relationships. CASEL defines SEL as the process, through which children and adults […]

 BEP072 – Families as Experts Series: The Learning Environment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:32

Malika Ali joins us in this series about parents supporting their distant learners; a resource for parents on how to set their child up to be able to learn at home.  In this episode, we talk about how to set up the learning environment, and develop routines and procedures at home that allow the student […]

 BEP071 – Teacher’s Guide to Bizarroland Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:04

This episode is a deep dive on teachers and what they’re dealing with as they go back to school and focus on student success.   01:44 The teachers are on the front lines of this, having to focus on student success, but also, redesign and rethink how they’re approaching these models.  04:39 Polarization of emotions […]

 BEP070 – Back to School 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:32

How are people making back-to-school decisions for K-12? We share our perspectives on some of the different strategies for going back to school.   01:24 Guidance from the state for how schools should be considering going back to school. 02:58 How are the school leaders impacted and trying to make these decisions and what are some […]

 BEP069 – Today’s One Thing Week 6: Differentiation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:58

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 6: How do you differentiate remote instruction?   00:42 Recap of past episodes 01:40 What differentiation is and is not 03:35 Tips for looking at differentiation in 3 different ways: Targeting instruction by strategically grouping your students Offering opportunities for choice Universal accessibility of […]

 BEP068 – Distance Learning Feedback: What do we leave behind? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:12

In this Part 2 of the Distance Learning Feedback series, we share what students and teachers want to leave behind once we get to a new normal in the classroom.   01:04 Why talking about the “leave behinds” is important 01:22 Students and teachers miss actually being in person  04:16 Some students are struggling with […]

 BEP067 – Today’s One Thing Week 5: Assessment for Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:14

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 5: How do I assess learning to inform and improve instruction remotely?   01:12 Data points to be used not to assign grades but as a concrete way to collect information to meet students instructional needs 02:24 What is important is how […]

 BEP066 – Distance Learning Feedback: What Do We Keep? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:01

Christina did a survey in mid-March, asking students and teachers: What was successful about distance learning? What do you want to keep?   01:29 Reason for the survey 03:03 Use of choice boards and playlists so that students can learn at their own pace 03:51 What is a choice board? 05:18 What is a playlist? […]

 BEP065 – Today’s One Thing Week 4: Curating Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:23

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 4: How can educators flip existing content or curate content online to personalize and engage students, still with high levels of rigor?   01:41 Teachers, don’t recreate the wheel 02:21 Flipping the content: How can teachers translate their already existing super […]

 BEP064 – Screencasts: What, How, and Why? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:48

We’re talking about screencasting in the classroom: how is it used and how can it help re-imagine effective learning in this new virtual world.    01:30 What is screencasting? 02:14 Screencastifty 03:07 Making interactions more efficient 04:19 A teacher’s experience, and feedback from students  05:56 What Screencastify can do for thinking and learning 06:32 […]


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