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Reimagine Schools

Summary: Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in K-12 education with an emphasis on leadership development, scaling innovation and transforming our public school system. Guest have included some of the world's most prolific thought leaders on education, including Ted Dintersmith, Ted Fujimoto, Ian Jukes, Alfie Kohn, Grant Lichtman, Marc Prensky and Dr. Tony Wagner. The Reimagine Schools Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network (EPN). Be sure to join the conversation with #ReimagineSchools. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

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 Envision Learning with Justin Wells | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2246

In this episode, Justin Wells, a deeper learning advocate and Executive Director of Envision Learning Partners, shares insights into how school districts are using innovative principles of deeper learning to design better performance assessments to measure student success. In addition, Wells encourages school leaders and classroom teachers to design capstone experiences and a portfolio defense system at various grade levels to help "build muscle" on the path to greater equity for all students. Twitter: @jusowells. Meet Justin Wells Justin Wells is the Executive Director of Envision Learning Partners, a team of coaches who help schools and districts develop performance assessment systems guided by the principles of equity and deeper learning. Before that, he taught high school English and led teacher teams in the design and implementation of multidisciplinary projects. He is co-author of the book Transforming Schools with Common Core Standards, Performance Assessment, and Project-Based Learning (with Bob Lenz and Sally Kingston). About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Unconventional Leadership with Jessica Cabeen | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1917

In this episode, award-winning principal Jessica Cabeen shares the principles of Unconventional Leadership that includes putting people over position, taking big risks, and dispelling the myth that every school should have the "perfect principal." Cabeen, a popular speaker and author of four books on school leadership, also encourages principals to reimagine professional development for teachers by creating a "PD Playlist" that allows educators to "pick and choose their own adventure" on the path to their own professional growth. Finally, Cabeen talks about the power of being a connected educator on Twitter and why being called the "school mom" by her teenage students is the ultimate compliment in her daily work as a school administrator. Twitter: @JessicaCabeen. Meet Jessica Cabeen Jessica Cabeen is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the principal of the "Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota", the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois. She is the author of four books, including Unconventional and Lead With Grace. Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal.  About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 The Empowered Classroom with John Spencer | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1830

In this episode, former middle school teacher, best-selling author, and current college professor Dr. John Spencer shares insights from his work around design thinking, project-based learning, and deeper learning strategies to promote creativity and wonder in schools. From his two most popular books - Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student and Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning - Spencer talks about the power of his Launch Cycle that creates a streamlined process to help students move from asking big questions to ultimately creating a prototype and presenting final projects to a public audience. Twitter: @SpencerIdeas. Meet Dr. John Spencer Dr. John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is the co-author of Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student and the founder of two ed-tech start-ups. In 2009, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking. His work has been featured in Kappan Magazine, The Answer Sheet, Slate, and Edutopia. Website: www.spencerauthor.com. www.rocketpd.com.  About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Powerful Learning with Rachelle Dené Poth | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2297

In this episode, award-winning teacher, author, consultant and keynote speaker Rachelle Dené Poth shares practical strategies on how teachers can create a culture of sustained inquiry in the classroom by using choice boards, project-based learning, and a station rotation model to challenge students on the path to more powerful learning opportunities. Poth also discussed some of her favorte teach tools, how the pandemic has allowed teachers to take more risks with classroom instruction, and offers some advice on how to make the shift from recipe-based learning to true project-based learning. Twitter: @rdene915. Meet Rachelle Dené Poth Rachelle Dené Poth is an ed-tech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology at Riverview Junior-Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She is a Consultant and Speaker, owner of ThriveinEDU LLC Consulting. She is an ISTE Certified Educator and currently serves as the past -president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and on the Leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network. At ISTE19, she received the Making IT Happen Award and a Presidential Gold Award for volunteer service to education. She is also a Buncee Ambassador, Nearpod PioNear, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.Rachelle is the author of seven books and is a blogger for Getting Smart, Defined Learning, and NEO LMS. Follow Rachelle on Twitter and Instagram at @Rdene915. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Coaching Teachers with Mike Rutherford | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2128

In this episode, author, speaker, and educational consultant Mike Rutherford shares his perspective on the art of teaching and how school principals can improve classroom observations and feedback to truly become instructional leaders within schools. In reviewing various coaching strategies for school principals, Rutherford encourages observers to use a field and ground approach to see the "big picture" before focusing on specific details to help provide quick, specific, immediate and quality feedback to help educators improve skillful teaching. Twitter: @RLGMike. Website: rutherfordlgcom. Meet Mike Rutherford Mike Rutherford provides high-value training and development experiences for educators through his work as a teacher, speaker, author, and consultant. Mike’s work focuses on high-performance teaching and learning, leadership development, creating and leading team-based organizations, and results-based organizational improvement. He has created and developed numerous award-winning educational programs for students, teachers, and education leaders including The Artisan Teacher™, Developing the Artisan Teacher™, The Artisan Teacher:  A Field Guide to Skillful Teaching™, Creating the Learning Centered School™, Skillful Observation and Coaching Laboratory™, LeaderNext™, and Requisites of a Leader™.   Formerly a high school chemistry teacher, coach, and middle school principal, Mike received his BA in Education from Indiana State University, his MA in Educational Administration from Fayetteville State University, and his Doctor of Education degree from Morehead State University. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 True Accountability with John Tanner | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2228

In this episode, educational writer and thought leader John Tanner shares insights on how his Benefits-Based Accountability Framework can help school districts make the shift from a Portrait of a Graduate to a true accountability system for long-term school success. As the founder of Brave Ed, Tanner also provides a historical summary of high-stakes testing in schools and why policymakers continue to utilize a narrow approach to data collection that creates a "punishment-based" system for school districts. Finally, Tanner offers advice to school leaders on how to change the narrative around accountability by engaging stakeholders in new conversations about what benefits should provided to students throughout the K-12 school experience. Twitter: @testsensejt. Website: www.brave-ed.com. Meet John Tanner John Tanner is an educational writer and thought leader committed to a benefits-based accountability in every school and community. John has spent his entire educational career focused on educational accountability. He started his career in testing when that was considered the best means for an educational accountability and has served as a state test director and an executive at a leading test publisher. He served as the director of accountability efforts for one of the leading educational organizations in the country, which is when he began doing the research and formulating the ideas for what a True Accountability should look like. He founded braveEd (formerly Test Sense) in 2009. John lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. You can follow him on Twitter at @testsenesejt. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 On Your Mark with Tom Guskey | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1839

In this episode, long-time University of Kentucky professor Dr. Tom Guskey, an award-winning author on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, grading, and professional learning, provides valuable insight into the harmful effects of traditional grading methods from his two most popular books, Get Set, Go! Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems (2020) and On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting (2015). Dr. Guskey also shares thoughts on why compliance continues to drive the use of letter grades in the classroom and offers solutions for change as he shares an innovative approach to grading in Canada. You can buy both books at www.tguskey.com and follow along on Twitter at @tguskey for more valuable resources on how to change classroom grading and assessment.  Meet Dr. Tom Guskey Dr. Thomas R. Guskey is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky where he served as Department Chair, Head of the Educational Psychology Area Committee, and President of the Faculty Council. He has been a Visiting Professor at ten other universities in the U.S. and a Visiting Scholar at universities in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. He began his career in education as a middle school teacher and earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago under the direction of Professor Benjamin S. Bloom. He served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools before becoming the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national research center. Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of 25 award-winning books and more than 250 book chapters, articles, and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, grading, and professional learning. His articles have appeared in prominent research journals including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research, as well as practitioner publications such as Education Week, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, The Learning Professional, and School Administrator. He served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, on the task force to develop the National Standards for Professional Development, has been featured on the National Public Radio programs Talk of the Nation and Morning Edition. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Learner-Centered Innovation with Katie Martin | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1715

In this episode, Dr. Katie Martin shares insights from her two books - Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm (2021) and Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius (2018) as we discuss the changing role of the classroom teacher, how to empower students to take ownership of their own learning, and why school district leaders should look beyond the Portrait of a Graduate to take the next big step forward to create an action plan for student success. Dr. Martin also provides an overview of her consulting work and how she helps educators think differently about shifting from a traditional teaching model to one that inspires kids to find passion and curiosity through inquiry-based learning. Click HERE to purchase the book. Meet Dr. Katie Martin Dr. Katie Martin is the author of Learner-Centered Innovation and Evolving Education and serves as the Chief Impact Officer Learning at Learner-Centered Collaborative. She teaches in the graduate school of Education at High Tech High and is on the board of Real World Scholars. Dr. Martin has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has served as a middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district’s new teacher mentoring program. At the university, district and school level, Katie aspires to create experiences that empower all learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to thrive in a changing world. As a mom, she wants her kids to have learning experiences in school that build on their strengths and interests, and as an educator; she is passionate about making sure we do the same for all kids. Twitter: @katiemartinedu. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Redefining Student Success with Ken Kay & Suzie Boss | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2002

In this episode, Ken Kay and Suzie Boss provide insight on their new book, Redefining Student Success: Building a New Vision to Transform Leading, Teaching, and Learning, that provides a North Star to help school districts bring the Portrait of a Graduate concept to life with an emphasis on big conversations around community engagement and teaching kids to become both self-directed learners and creative problem solvers. Kay and Boss also discuss how a backward design approach to deeper learning can not only help identify essential skills for students, but can create a new pathway to building a Profile of an Educator to drive school district orientation and professional development. Click HERE to purchase the book. Meet Ken Kay Ken is best known as a co-founder of the 21st century skills movement. He was the founding CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and EdLeader21. Prior to leading those organizations, he founded the CEO Forum on Education Technology. He has co-authored both the Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education (Valerie Greenhill) and Redefining Student Success (Suzie Boss). He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Denver College of Law. He is active on social media (Twitter: @kenkay21) and as an education provocateur (kenkay21.com). Meet Suzie Boss Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of 10 popular books for educators, most recently Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences and Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, 3rd Ed. She collaborated with award-winning teacher Stephen Ritz to tell his inspiring story about classroom innovation in The Power of a Plant. A regular contributor to Edutopia, PBLWorks National Faculty emeritus, and frequent conference presenter, she consults with schools and nonprofit organizations around the world interested in shifting to a more student-centered, innovative approach to teaching and learning. Active on social media (@suzieboss), she maintains a website at suzieboss.com.  About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support for Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now click HERE to "buy a bourbon" for Dr. Goins to help support this podcast. Thanks for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Pushing Boundaries with Dr. Rick Jetter | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2184

In this episode, Dr. Rick Jetter, a long-time school administrator from New York, shares insights from his newly released #100StopSeries, a collection of books that begins with the 100 No-Nonsense Things that ALL Teachers Should STOP Doing, that is widely considered one of the largest collaborative educational publishing projects ever with more than 100 authors represented. This first book celebrates the teaching profession by highlighting 100 areas of deep, honest and no-nonsense improvement that can take place at any school, anywhere, anytime and sets the stage for additional books that will target School Leaders, Parents, Students and Politicians. Jetter also shares his own personal struggles that have served as a catalyst to his work as a best-selling author and nationally recognized educational consultant (Pushing Boundaries Consulting LLC) with co-founder Rebecca Coda. Twitter: @RickJetter. Website: RickJetter.com. Meet Dr. Rick Jetter Ranked #17 in the TOP 30 Global Gurus of 2021, Rick Jetter, Ph.D., is an educator, author, speaker, trainer and national education consultant.  He has worked in the field of education for over 21 years and has held the positions of: alternative education teacher, English teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools before pursuing a career in consulting, speaking, writing and publishing.  Known as "Dr. J.," he is also the co-founder and lead consultant at Pushing Boundaries Consulting, LLC and a 2021 fellow for the NY Education Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by Teachers College at Columbia University.  Dr. J. has written 9 books for educators and is currently one (of a very small handful) of scholars and thought leaders across the nation who develops narrative theory research models for transforming school culture and carrying out school reform initiatives.   About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Creating Modern Classrooms with Kareem Farah | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1729

In this episode, former high school Math teacher Kareem Farah talks about how an innovative Blended Learning model that started at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. has now turned into The Modern Classrooms Project (MCP), a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of educators in implementing a self-paced, mastery-based instructional model that meets the needs of every student.  This three-tiered approach includes Blended Learning principles with teacher-created videos, a self-paced learning environment and a mastery-based grading system that collectively eliminates the traditional one-size-fits-all classroom. Twitter: @KareemFarah23. Website: ModernClassrooms.org. Meet Kareem Farah Kareem Farah taught high school math in Hawaii and Washington, DC, for six years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and later received a master’s degree in secondary education at Johns Hopkins University. Farah was awarded the 2018 DC Public Schools Award for Classroom Innovation. Instead of using a traditional lecture model, Farah taught mathematics through a blended model where students accessed content through his self-made videos. The cornerstone of his classroom was the ability for students to work through the content at their own pace and Farah’s ability to employ mastery-based grading to evaluate student learning. In an effort to scale his classroom model, Farah co-founded a nonprofit, The Modern Classrooms Project. As the CEO of The Modern Classrooms Project, Farah and his team train and support teachers who seek to redesign their classroom to better support the unique needs of their students, particularly in our most underserved communities.  About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Find Your "Googliness" with Jennie Magiera | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1852

In this episode, Jennie Magiera, a best selling author and Global Head of Education Impact at Google, shares insights on some exciting new changes coming to Google Classroom as part of the Anywhere School Initiative for 2021. Magiera also shares her thoughts on how Google has changed the game for teaching and learning and how the Google Education Team has remained innovative in its mission to help educators adapt to virtual learning and self-paced learning strategies. Finally, Magiera talks about her definition of "Goggliness" and how school technology leaders can now participate in the newly created Google For Education Certified Coach Program. Twitter: @MSMagiera. Website: about.me/jenniemagiera Meet Jennie Magiera Jennie Magiera is the Global Head of Education Impact at Google, the Corwin bestselling author of Courageous Edventures and the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Our Voice Alliance, whose mission is to elevate marginalized voices and perspectives to improve equity & empathy in education. Previously, she was the Chief Program Officer at EdTechTeam, the Chief Innovation Officer for the Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. Jennie uses her classroom experiences to inform her work supporting educators to create new and better opportunities for their students. She believes that despite the many challenges facing schools today, every classroom can be a place for “edventures”: student-centered, passion-based experiential learning. Her work centers around acknowledging problems and finding innovative ways to navigate them so as to allow teachers and students dive into these classroom edventures. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 EduDuct Tape with Jake Miller | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2005

In this episode, Jake Miller, host of the popular Educational Duct Tape Podcast, shares his philosophy on using technology as a tool to enhance learning, prompting educators to think differently about why they should add a new app or digital tool into the classroom. Miller also talks about the impact that social media has had on professional learning for educators this summer as Twitter remains a popular space to find supportive voices, share big ideas and take advantage of "bite-sized learning" opportunities. Finally, Miller shares strategies on how to develop student-paced classrooms that allows kids of all ability levels to use a video playlist to eliminate "one-size-fits-all" instruction in favor of more student choice and personalized learning. Twitter: @JakeMillerTech. Website: JakeMiller.net. Meet Jake Miller Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on JakeMiller.net. The #EduDuctTape Podcast focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. In each episode, Jake sits down with a different inspiring guest to share and discuss some awesome ideas for using tech in the classroom! Join us for Educational Duct Tape, every other week on Wednesday! He works as a science teacher for the Orange City School District in Ohio and previously spent 5 years as a technology integration specialist and an additional 12 years in the classroom teaching math, science & STEM at various grade levels. Jake’s favorite job, however, is his full-time position as a husband and father. About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Leading Positive Schools with Jim Van Allan | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1914

In this episode, Dr. Jim Van Allan, Vice President of Schools for The Jon Gordon Companies, shares thoughts on how K-12 school leaders can create a more positive school culture through the Power of Positive Schools Program, a whole-school model built around a series of books from best-selling author Jon Gordon that includes The Energy Bus, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. The Power of Positive Schools Program is based on proven principles and practices to improve your school culture, leadership, teamwork and performance and includes the popular Energy Bus for Schools Program. Twitter: @JimVanAllan. Website: PowerofPositiveSchools.com. Meet Dr. Jim Van Allan Dr. Jim Van Allan is an accomplished speaker and trainer with clients across the country. He specializes in using a unique blend of audience-engagement and high-energy to make workshops and keynote speeches come alive. Jim is a Certified Speaker with The Jon Gordon Companies and has been presenting curriculum and material on behalf of Jon Gordon for over 10 years. He has conducted presentations on all of Jon’s books. He is a Professor of Communication Studies with Keiser University where he teaches Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication courses. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Jim also has his Ph.D. in Education Leadership where he analyzed the impact of professional development training based on the best-selling book ‘The Energy Bus’. The research focused on how schools and organizations can sustain a positive culture. He resides in Palm City, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie, and two boys, Brady and Brenden.  About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

 Next Gen Leadership with Justin Bathon | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2156

In this episode, we kick off our Summer Leadership Series with Dr. Justin Bathon, Director of Innovative School Models at the University of Kentucky, who talks about how the UK Next Generation Leadership Academy has evolved to help school districts throughout Kentucky take a bold step toward innovative practice and deeper learning strategies. Bathon also shares insights from his new book, Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation, and why leaders of Deeper Learning Schools displayed high levels of courage and risk taking to create a direct and intentional visioning process to transform schools. Finally, Bathon announces an exciting new partnership between UK Next Gen and noted author and filmmaker Ted Dintersmith, that includes a What School Could Be Leadership Academy for the 2021-22 school year. Twitter: @JustinBathon. Website: lead.school. Meet Dr. Justin Bathon Dr. Justin Bathon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky and serves as the Director of Innovative School Models for the College of Education. He is a co-Director of the Next Generation Leadership Academy at the College and a co-director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). Justin works directly with schools and school leaders to reform the systems that support the learner experience in school. Justin’s research focuses on the underlying code of education and the changes necessitated by the digital, global age. This work looks at the intersections of education, law, and technology and translates research into specific actions for local learning communities. Justin has legal and educational experience at the local, state, national, and international levels including as a high school teacher in southern Illinois. He holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Indiana University. He is co-author of Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation that will be available in July, 2021.  About Dr. Greg Goins As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.  Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

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