Big Ideas in Education show

Big Ideas in Education

Summary: A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

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 Ep 95: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 11): Global competencies in education with Nader Hamda of Ozobot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 846

This week, we continue our series of interviews with Ed Tech innovators from the Future of Education Technology conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Our guest on the program is Nader Hamda, the Chief Executive Officer at Ozobot. On this episode, Nader talks about Ozobot and the services they provide. Nader also talks about learning mechanisms and tools that Ozobot offers to ensure effective outcomes. Tune in! You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://ozobot.com/ Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 94: Social emotional learning best practices; identifying students mental destress in remote learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1408

This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about critical strategies in SEL and also discusses best practices on how to implement effective SEL throughout school closures. Ryan shares an article that talks about how teachers can effectively identify mental health stressors within students in the remote learning setting. Tune in! Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.wallacefoundation.org/news-and-media/press-releases/pages/report-offers-early-lessons-from-schools-afterschool-programs-implementing-sel-supports-for-students.aspx https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-sel-programs-benefit-from-partnerships-adults-understanding-of-ow/587415/ https://www.educationdive.com/news/how-to-detect-mental-health-issues-in-remote-students/586967/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 93: Rethinking educational ambitions for the future; Removal of school discipline questions on the Common Application | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1537

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about results from a Snapchat study about students rethinking their career plans due the impacts of COVID-19. Ryan shares an article that talks about the Common Application removing questions that required college applicants to disclose their disciplinary and criminal history. Tune in! Articles: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchat-shares-new-research-into-evolving-approaches-to-education/586949/ https://forbusiness.snapchat.com/blog/back-to-school-takes-on-a-new-meaning-for-snapchatters https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/common-app-removes-school-discipline-question-from-college-application-301142324.html https://educationpost.org/heres-why-dumping-the-discipline-question-on-the-common-app-really-matters/ https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2020-10-13/school-suspension-data-shows-glaring-disparities-in-discipline-by-race Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 92: An innovative approach to bringing girls into STEM; Talking politics in remote civics classes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1324

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article talks about ways to improve course offerings for students to ensure that girls and students of color are included in STEM programing. Ryan shares an article that talks about effective ways to facilitate a more organized political discussion among students in civics classes remotely. Articles:https://www.educationdive.com/news/million-girls-moonshot-aims-to-bring-1m-girls-into-school-stem-programs/585931/https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/09/21/talking-civics-in-remote-classes-in-2020.htmlHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 91: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 10): Classroom management and monitoring with Justin Riley of Impero Software | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 802

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, we continue our series of interviews with Ed Tech innovators from the Future of Education Technology conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Our guest on the program is Justin Riley, the Chief Executive Officer at Impero Software. On this episode, Justin talks about his work at Impero Software and the services they provide. Justin also talks about student data privacy and how Impero addresses all classroom technological needs. Tune in! You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://www.imperosoftware.com/us/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 90: Digital Learning Ambassadors to bridge the technological gap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1661

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article talks about the challenges of servicing immigrant families, English language learners, and special education students remotely. The hosts discuss how the digital divide and inequities have significantly impacted low-income families and disadvantaged groups. The panel also shares their thoughts on ways to close this divide. Tune in! Articles:https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/09/23/novel-proposal-help-millions-kids-struggling-with-online-school/Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 89: School bands and choirs during COVID; Turning on webcams in virtual classes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1469

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article from EdWeek that talks about the challenges schools are facing to resume music instruction in the physical classroom. Ryan shares a few articles that talk about concerns when requiring students to turn on their cameras during virtual learning.Articles:https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/08/24/will-coronavirus-silence-school-bands-and-choirs.htmlhttps://www.mlive.com/news/2020/09/reasons-online-students-should-be-able-to-keep-webcam-off.html https://www.edutopia.org/article/engaging-students-virtual-instruction-cameraHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 88: A stronger education system post-COVID; Student Voice in Discipline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1423

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares a article that talks about the future of education post COVID-19 and how education can emerge stronger than ever before. Ryan shares an article that talks about school protocols to effectively manage student discipline once schools reopen. Tune in!Articles:https://www.brookings.edu/research/beyond-reopening-schools-how-education-can-emerge-stronger-than-before-covid-19/https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/56393/why-student-voice-is-critical-for-managing-discipline-when-schools-reopenHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 87: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 9): Integration of hybrid learning with Danielle Sullivan of Curriculum Associates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 897

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, we continue our series of interviews with Ed Tech innovators from the Future of Education Technology conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Our guest on the program this week is Danielle Sullivan, National Director, Content and Implementation at Curriculum Associates. Danielle talks about the implementation of digital content versus the value of note taking to retain information. Danielle also talks about Curriculum Associates and the benefits of integrating both new and old school learning modalities into the classroom. Tune in! You can find out more about our guests’ work by visiting https://www.curriculumassociates.com/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 86: Helping young learners engage in online learning; teaching reading using background knowledge instruction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1584

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares a few articles that provides suggestions on how best to engage early learners during remote instruction. Ryan shares an article from Edutopia that talks about a background knowledge approach when teaching students reading comprehension, activating their prior knowledge to build schema. Articles: https://www.educationdive.com/news/how-to-engage-youngest-learners-in-remote-learning/583995/ https://www.edutopia.org/article/making-learning-home-work-preschool-students https://www.edutopia.org/article/it-time-drop-finding-main-idea-and-teach-reading-new-way Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 85: Building relationships while teaching remotely; School yearbooks in COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1715

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about positive student teacher relationship building during distance learning and its effects on students’ academic outcomes. Ryan shares an article that talks about how school yearbooks should document the pandemic and preserve this unique moment in time. Tune in! Articles: https://www.albert.io/blog/building-relationships-teaching-remotely/ https://www.weareteachers.com/document-covid-19-yearbook/?utm_content=1597344860&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 84: Experiential nature education during COVID-19; Army of tutors in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1059

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about a educational program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in which allows youth to take advantage of a experiential learning opportunity to make observations about the natural world. Ryan shares an article that talks about a tutoring program in the United Kingdom designed to help students make up for COVID-related learning loss. Tune in!Articles:https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/nature-education-serves-as-inspiration-for-penn-hills-woman/https://www.pittsburghparks.org/young-naturalistshttps://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/8/10/21362664/england-national-tutoring-program-us-americorps-congressHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 83: Reopening schools safely; integration of historical context in STEM instruction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2028

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an NPR article that talks about the safeness of reopening schools by providing a safety procedure checklist that complies with the CDC guidelines. Ryan shares an article from Edutopia that talks about teaching history within STEM learning and how this helps students gain an appreciation for the broader impact that science has on society. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 82: Reopening classrooms in the Fall; The role of memorization in student learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1721

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School in New York how and how they are reimaging what classrooms will look like when facilitating an Equity by Design approach to meet the needs of student’s individually. Ryan shares a series of articles from EdWeek that talks about understanding the role of memorization beyond learning and presents the pros and cons of fact memorization. Articles: https://www.the74million.org/article/social-distancing-for-the-most-vulnerable-students-a-teacher-who-needs-to-self-quarantine-online-back-to-school-toolkit-can-help/ http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2020/07/the_roles_of_memorization_in_teaching_learning.html Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 81: Fostering creativity in students; Summer enrichment activities for school aged children | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1685

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about the power of play in creating a fertile environment to strengthen the levels of creativity in students. Ryan talks about an initiative from the Los Angeles Unified School District which provides free enrichment summer courses by featuring unique titles to pique the interest of children bringing online summer learning to LAUSD’s student population. Articles: https://ideas.ted.com/10-tips-for-cultivating-creativity-in-your-kids/https://www.the74million.org/article/how-los-angeless-virtual-summer-of-learning-hopes-to-help-students-avoid-covid-slide-with-a-little-help-from-nasa-titanic-and-despicabl/Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

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