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 58: Reducing decision fatigue; Supporting students with disabilities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1024

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, Ryan talks about an article from Edutopia discussing how decision fatigue can increase the possibly of school leaders making undesirable behaviors and irrational decisions. Sarah talks about a study that focuses on professional development to help educators support students with learning differences to create an environment that is conducive for all students to succeed. Article: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2020/02/principals_need_help_to_support_students_with_disabilities.html https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2575z13.html Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 57: Increasing ELL representation in Gifted programs; playing movies in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1588

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 from EdWeek discussing the underrepresentation of the ELL community in Gifted programs and steps that need to be taken to better identify, assess, and educate ELL learners in these programs. Ryan talks about copyright and legal procedures when playing movies in schools and gives tips to educators to reevaluate the policies surrounding the use of movies in schools. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 56: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 2): We discuss student data privacy with Eileen Belastock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1150

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 Eileen Belastock, the academic technology director from the Mount Greylock Regional School District in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Eileen talks about student data privacy and the challenges and opportunities faced when integrating new initiatives at the district level. Elieen also outlines some ways to optimize education technology in your school. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 55: Building student relationships; We the People competition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1600

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 building relationships with students and how this sort of relationship building should be viewed through the lens of skill development to enhance teachers’ competencies in this area. Ryan talks about his recent experience judging the We the People competition and how the We the People program can make a lasting impact on social studies students in building their citizenship skills and their understanding of civic institutions. Tune in!Links: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55144/relationships-are-important-how-do-we-build-them-effectively-with-kidswww.civiced.orgHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 54: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 1) with SMART Technologies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 942

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. New segment! Ryan and Sarah are bringing you the first in a monthly series of “Big Ideas in Education Technology,” recorded from the Future of Education Technology conference in Miami Beach, Florida. This series will bring you the hottest innovations in Ed Tech from the people making those innovations happen. This week, ur hosts are joined by representatives of SMART Technologies to hear about SMART’s groundbreaking new classroom smartboards. Our guests also share their thoughts on the future of education technology and some of their favorite developments. Find out more by visiting www.smarttech.com. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 53: Citizen science experimentation in south Florida; E-Sports in K-12 education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1266

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 a study that incorporates scientific processes to create work that is more visible and that exists beyond the classroom. Ryan talks about an article that highlights the rise of e-sports leagues in K-12 education and some of the ways that schools are embracing these programs. Article: https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Science-Conservation-/Growing-Beyond-EarthNasa-and-Fairchild How to get involved: https://thefairchildchalle.wixsite.com/growing-beyond-earthHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 52: Powerful motivators for student work; implementing music education programs in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1493

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. As we welcome the new year this week, Ryan talks about an article from EdWeek that discusses the importance of integrating student work into lessons and displaying student work in classrooms. Our hosts articulate specific strategies that educators can implement to put student work out in the open. Sarah talks about an article on the importance of implementing music education and social developmental programs in schools. Tune in! Article: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-12-17-why-music-education-is-more-than-learning-how-to-play Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 51: Computer science for all; vacation breaks without schoolwork | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1285

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 discusses improving access to computer science competencies for students and how this program can be replicated in other schools. Ryan talks about an article from We Are Teachers Blog that shares the idea of vacation breaks without schoolwork, but as a way to supplement other optional enrichment activities. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 50: Body positivity in classrooms; providing ongoing support to students beyond high school | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1308

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. BIIE has made it to episode 50! Thank you to all our listeners for your continuing support! This week, Ryan talks about an article from Edutopia that discusses best practices in adapting curriculum and the physical classroom space to better acknowledge and honor the size diversity of students. Sarah talks about an article introducing a school initiative that identifies the needs of low-income students, providing ongoing individualized academic advising to get these students in and through college. Article: https://www.edutopia.org/article/creating-body-positive-classroom Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 49: Teacher shortages; empowering students through union simulation exercises | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1425

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 detailing the causes of teacher shortages and attrition. Ryan talks about an article from Education Week about a school shop class that does union simulation exercises as a mechanism to help resolve conflicts and communicate course goals effectively. Articles: https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Education-leaders-pinpoint-why-teachers-are-leaving-at-annual-summit-565452851.html https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/11/13/these-shop-teachers-told-their-students-to.html Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 48: Effective literacy instruction, striving for educational progress in mathematics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1334

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, Ryan talks about a recent article detailing effective literacy instruction and elementary reading classrooms are relying too heavily on commercial products and small-group instruction. Sarah talks about a recent article from the LA times that focuses on the three essential elements in math instruction. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 47: Identifying personal fulfillment goals; curriculum alignment in math education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1434

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 and Ryan are back in the Miami, Florida studio. On this episode, Sarah talks about a recent article discussing the relationship between having a life purpose and one’s psychological and physiological health. Sarah discusses how we can use this article’s findings to inform how we think and apply this practice in our everyday lives with our students, gearing the education system more towards helping students find their purpose. Ryan talks about a recent article by Just Equations that discusses effective sequencing in high school math instruction. Ryan and Sarah discuss the relevancy of math sequencing and identify practical math strategies to help students find their purpose in this subject. Article links: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/53733/whats-your-purpose-finding-a-sense-of-meaning-in-life-is-linked-to-health https://justequations.org/wp-content/uploads/Just-Equations-2019-Report-Branching-Out-Digital.pdf Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 46: Incorporating teleteaching in schools (recorded from FCSC 2019) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1647

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 and Ryan bring you another episode from the 2019 Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando! On this episode, they are joined by Cory Oliver, principal of the acclaimed Somerset Academy Jefferson K-12 school in North Florida. Cory talks to our hosts about his recent use of teleteaching at his school and the benefits the technology provides in supporting student learning and improving teacher effectiveness.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 45: Incorporating industry certifications in schools (recorded from FCSC 2019) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1066

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 and Ryan are recording from the 2019 Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando! They are joined by Mindy Howa and Wyman Patten from Certiport, a provider of industry certification programming for students and schools. Wyman and Mindy talk to our hosts about the Certiport program and the importance of including industry certifications in all types of schools to prepare students for the job market.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 44: Incorporating STEM competencies in JROTC programs; delaying school start times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1148

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 a recent article about bringing computer science and STEM competencies to JROTC programs, exposing students to STEM through practical base application and applying these principles into military activities. Ryan talks about a state law in California that mandates later start times in schools. Our hosts provide their perspective on this idea, discussing many logistics and potential outcomes once this bill is implemented.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

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