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 103: Actively engaging students during distance learning; cultivating effective friendships among educators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1475

This week, our hosts sit with Eric Sheninger, Associate Partner with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Eric will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about efforts made to reach the most vulnerable groups of students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan shares an article that talks about friendships amongst teachers and staff and how these friendships are critical to fostering a positive work environment and increasing teacher retention. Be sure to catch this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org).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.edweek.org/leadership/inside-the-effort-to-find-and-help-disengaged-youth/2021/01https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/57170/what-difference-can-teacher-friendships-make-at-schoolsHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 102: Fostering healthy relationships with students online; the value of arts field trips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1940

This week, Our hosts are joined by guest panelist Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, who will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about how to support student relationship building remotely. Ryan shares an article that talks about the positive effects that arts field trips have on student engagement and learning outcomes.Be sure to catch this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org)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.edworkingpapers.com/sites/default/files/ai20-284.pdfFutureready.org/homeworkgaphttps://www.kqed.org/mindshift/56993/tips-for-cultivating-healthy-school-friendships-onlineHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Thomas C. Murray (@thomascmurray)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 101: Integrating computer science programing; Student engagement in the virtual classroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 928

This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about integrating computer science education into schools to engage underrepresented student groups, parents, and families as well as community partners. Ryan talks about an article that shares a unique sticker face initiative to help students stay actively engaged remotely and decrease Zoom fatigue. 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.k12dive.com/news/iste-2020-expanding-computer-science-opportunities-for-girls-students-of/591757/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/12/08/sticker-face-teacher-remote-school/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 100: Education technology post COVID-19; Mental health impacts on students | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1499

This week, Mike shares an article that talks about the digital transformation in remote learning and the effects of these investments in a post pandemic world. Sarah shares an article that talks about the impacts on the mental health of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sarah also shares many practical strategies on how educators can address students’ social emotional needs. 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://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2020/11/state-educational-technology-post-pandemic-world http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2020/08/the_elephant_in_the_room_three_sel_challenges_to_consider.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB 
https://namica.org/blog/impact-on-the-mental-health-of-students-during-covid-19/Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 99: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 13): Innovation in education with Dr. Sonny Magana of Magana Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 992

This week, we conclude 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 Dr. Sonny Magana, the Chief Executive Officer of Magana Education. On this episode, Dr. Magana talks about the true nature of technology and its impact on learning and achievement. Dr. Magana also talks about the T3 Framework and how it can be implemented in modern instructional practice. Tune in! You can find out more about our guest work by visiting https://maganaeducation.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 98: Mentoring teachers; Independent reading during the pandemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1445

This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about professional development initiatives that focuses on improving hybrid, in-person, and remote models of instruction. Ryan shares an article that stresses the importance of independent reading during the pandemic and provides useful tips for teachers and parents to encourage independent reading by students. 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.educationdive.com/news/teacher-mentoring-still-adds-pd-value-in-remote-learning/589075/ https://www.edutopia.org/article/mentoring-new-teachers-virtually https://educationpost.org/heres-why-independent-reading-matters-in-a-pandemic/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 97: Chronic absenteeism in the age of COVID; Alex Trebek’s impact on education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1157

This week, Sarah discusses issues that schools are having when tracking attendance in a virtual classroom and shares metrics to combat chronic absenteeism during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan then talks about the late Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek and the contributions he made in education. 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.educationdive.com/news/relationships-matter-remote-learning-hurdles-chronic-absenteeism-covid/588430/ https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/news-events/alex-jean-trebek-and-compassion-project Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 96: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 12): Integrating audio into curriculum with Audrey O’Clair and Meredith Allen of SoundTrap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 956

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 Audrey O’Clair and Meredith Allen, the Educational Specialist and Sales Enablement Manager of Soundtrap at Spotify. On this episode, our guests talks about the audio recording web platform Soundtrap and how it is being utilized to spark creativity in students. Our guests also talk about the future of audio innovation in K-12 education and the various features that their platform offers. Tune in! You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://www.soundtrap.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 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

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