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 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

 Ep 80: ELL Support for ELL students in distance learning; Copyright law for remote instruction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1566

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 talks about an article that shares effective instructional methods, online activities, and additional distance learning strategies to help better serve English Language Learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan talks about changes in copyright law that would potentially facilitate more effective instruction in virtual learning. Articles: https://www.colorincolorado.org/article/distance-learning-ells-instruction Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 79: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 8): Engaging and instructional videos using screencast with Christine Umayam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 840

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 Christine Umayam, the senior content marketing manager of screencast-o-matic. Christine talks about the mission of screencast-o-matic and the services they provide. Christine also talks about the benefits of using a screencast and shares some insight on how to create effective videos. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://screencast-o-matic.com/Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 78: Khan Academy closes the digital divide; 2020 National Teacher of the Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1106

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 role that Khan Academy is playing in closing the digital divide and democratizing learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan celebrates the new National Teacher of the Year, Tabatha Rosproy, and her innovative Pre-K program located inside a retirement facility. Tune in! Article: https://qz.com/1857486/how-khan-academy-hopes-to-reduce-covid-19s-impact-on-education/ http://neatoday.org/2020/05/21/national-teacher-of-the-year-tabatha-rosproy Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 77: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 7): Bringing Esports into the K-12 landscape with Raigan Irwin-McCabe and Ryan Ogle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1072

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 Raigan Irwin-McCabe and Ryan Ogle of Trox, a company that focuses on superior EdTech products and solutions for thousands of K-12 classrooms by walking you through the design, purchasing, integration and installation of all EdTech solutions. Raigan and Ryan talk about Troxell-CDI and the EdTech services they provide to K-12 classrooms and many higher ed institutions. Our guests also talk about the adoption of the Esports curriculum and the internal motivational benefits for students. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://www.trox.com/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 76: Reopening schools in the fall; the rise of microschools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1184

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 what schools will look like in the fall by sharing recommendations on implementing social distancing routines. Ryan shares an article that talks about “microschooling” as a potential solution for many families navigating the post-COVID educational landscape. Tune in!Article:https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/11/the-new-routines-for-students-when-schools.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FBhttps://www.kqed.org/mindshift/56118/5-radical-schooling-ideas-for-an-uncertain-fall-and-beyondHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 75: Anti Racist Work for Schools Begins at the Top; Explicit and Implicit Biases in the Teaching Profession | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1305

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 reputable resources that talk about racial inequities and ways to engage in meaningful conversation about race with students while raising awareness. Ryan shares an article from EdWeek and a study that discusses ways to combat implicit and explicit bias within the teaching profession. Tune in!Articles:http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/oct19/vol61/num10/How-to-Be-an-Antiracist-Educator.aspx https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/highered/racial-diversity/state-racial-diversity-workforce.pdfhttps://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/09/teachers-have-racial-biases-too-study-shows.html?cmp=soc-edit-twLink to Study: https://www.aera.net/Newsroom/Teachers-Are-People-Too-Examining-the-Racial-Bias-of-Teachers-Compared-to-Other-American-AdultsHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 74: Piloting test optional college admissions for students with John Haller and Nate Crozier of the University of Miami | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1333

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, joining us on the program from the University of Miami is John Haller, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Nate Crozier, the Assistant VP for Undergraduate Admissions and Marketing. John and Nate talk to our hosts about the factors that inspired the University to make the decision to join other universities in piloting test optional college admissions for its Fall 2021 entering class. Our guests also talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the work they do in college admissions. Tune in!Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

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