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 13: Discussion on One to One Classrooms, and Deepening Student Learning with AR | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1280

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 Mike bring in their big ideas, while Ryan provides his professional opinions.Mike talks about one to one classrooms and how they have changed the learning landscape. Sarah chimes in this week with her research on how AR can improve student learning!Want to read more about the big ideas discussed in today's show, click on the links below:Mike: https://bit.ly/2FShITpSarah: https://bit.ly/2FGw8WM

 Ep 12: Inquiry Based Learning, and the Misuse of Technology in Schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1384

This week on Big Ideas of Education, we change the format and discuss two big ideas. Tweet us your feedback on this format at @AcademicaMedia or use #BigIdeasinEducation.On this week of Big Ideas in Education, Ryan and Mike present their big ideas while Sarah provides her educational opinion. Ryan talks about using inquiry-based learning approach in the classroom. Mike speaks about the increase of misuse of technology when it comes to student assessment. Want to read more about the big ideas discussed in today's show, click on the links below:Ryan - https://bit.ly/2SZZpigMichael - https://bit.ly/2qgHWYMRyan:Mike:Hosts: Sarah Fye (@readwithfye), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair), Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Producer: Frankie Mestre (@frankiemestre14)

 Ep 11: Teaching compassion in schools; employers value creativity; Utah's tech education leadership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1478

Hello Education Lovers! This week, the Big Ideas team has a new slate of stories for you. Ryan talks about a seventh grade teacher's interesting approach to teaching his students compassionate behaviors. Sarah discusses the most in-demand skill from employers in 2019 (creativity!) and how schools can encourage it in their students. Mike talks about Utah's recent innovations in tech education and how they can serve as a model for schools around the country. Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)Sources: https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2018/12/18/want-your-students-to-be-kinder-try.htmlhttps://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/01/07/the-most-in-demand-skill-of-2019-according-to-linkedin.htmlhttps://venturebeat.com/2019/01/09/heartland-tech-weekly-utahs-approach-to-tech-education-could-be-a-model-for-the-nation/

 Ep 10: Reducing Stereotype Threats in the classroom, digital tools for SEL, and the downfall of GlassLab | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1728

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.The team is back for the new year! This week, Ryan shares the story of GlassLab and its efforts to prove that games can assess learning. Sarah brings in her perspective on reducing stereotype threats in the classroom, and Michael brings in research on SEL initiatives with digital tools for the classroomhttps://bit.ly/2Aa3jgV - Michaelhttps://bit.ly/2NC26HV - Sarahhttps://bit.ly/2Lh5aoE - RyanHosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 9: Teachers as Decision Makers, Self-Regulation for Students, and Learning in a Changing World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1536

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, the team talks about giving teachers the same platform as administrators, to make school decisions. Michael brings in his big idea about using guided meditation in the classroom, and Sarah challenges teachers to learn again!Hosts: Sarah Fye (@readwithfye), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair), Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Articles:Sarah - Learning in a Changing World by Katie Martin, featured in November/December 2018 (Volume 36, Issue 3) of Literacy Today; literacyworldwide.orgMichael - https://bit.ly/2PKlLSwRyan - https://bit.ly/2zZOVb0

 Ep 8: Personalized Learning, Progressive Grading, and the Digital Touch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1510

The team is back this week with a fresh set of new ideas about teaching and education. This week, Sarah brings to the table the topic of personalized learning and how it's taking over education; Ryan discusses how a flexible grading system can actually foster a better learning environment; and Mike closes the show with his big idea: teaching through video conferencing. A lot of new ideas that you could use in your classroom.Hosts: Sarah Fye (@readwithfye), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair), Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)

 Ep 7: The Best Ways to Study, Mixed Grade Classrooms, and the First High School SiriusXM Station | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1536

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 on the show, Ryan, Frankie, and Sarah are rounding up new developments in education research and school news. Sarah presents interesting new research about what the strongest studying practices are. Frankie introduces new experimental grade-mixing in schools and how they're producing better results than the traditional single-grade class. And Ryan talks about an amazing development this week from within our charter school network: the first high school SiriusXM radio station in America. Find the articles down below!Sarah:https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/49750/a-better-way-to-study-through-self-testing-and-distributed-practiceFrankie:https://www.districtadministration.com/article/breaking-age-barrier-in-k12-schoolshttps://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/bullying-less-common-in-schools-with-larger-grade-spans/Ryan:https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/slam-launches-studentrun-national-radio-channelHosts: Sarah Fye (@readwithfye), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair), Frankie Mestre (@frankiemestre14)Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)

 Ep 6: Assignment-Choice, E-Sports, and Community Engagement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1300

Have a big idea in education that you want discussed on the show? Tweet #bigideasineducation and let us know about it! This week, the Big Ideas Team tackles how giving students on their assignment can actually foster better, more targeted schoolwork. Going outside the box, the team dives into how competitive video game scenes are actually benefiting the students' education. Rounding everything up, they share with us recent efforts in South Florida to shape students to be engaged community members. Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez (@_infosecmike), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 5: Classroom greetings; homework in elementary schools; neuroscience for teachers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1741

Have a big idea in education that you want discussed on the show? Tweet #bigideasineducation and let us know about it! This week, the Big Ideas Team discusses a very special classroom greeting program organized by Kindergarten students in Birchwood, Wisconsin. They also discuss a recent article in Education Week about homework in the Kindergarten level: How early is too early, and how much is too much? The show closes with a conversation about the recent announcement by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative about its new program to help teachers learn neuroscience.Articles: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/agree-kind-kindergartners-day/story?id=59129700https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/11/12/kindergarten-homework-too-much-too-early.htmlhttp://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2018/11/chan_zuckerberg_initiative_educational_neuroscience.htmlHosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez (@_infosecmike), Frankie Mestre (@frankiemestre14), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 4: Technology-infused homework; assigning groupwork effectively; improving mental health in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1603

Have a big idea in education that you want discussed on the show? Tweet #bigideasineducation and let us know about it! This week, the Big Ideas Team have three discussion-worthy topics for you from this week in education. First, Sarah, Mike, and Ryan discuss the increasing role of technology in homework assignments. Technology has the potential to make homework more enriching for students, but it might also be adversely affecting students who don't have the resources at home to complete tech-heavy assignments. Our hosts also discuss effective strategies for designing group projects that maximize student learning and minimize free riders on assignments. The show closes with a discussion of mental health in schools, and the innovative initiatives that some school districts are implementing to improve student wellbeing. Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 3: Expanding narrative writing in the classroom; phonics vs. whole language debate; maker faires in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1472

The Big Ideas team is back in the Academica Media studio this week, and they have some great education topics to share with you! First, Sarah, Mike and Ryan discuss National Novel Writing Month and the importance of getting students to do more personal, narrative-style writing assignments where they have the opportunity to find their unique voice as a writer. Sarah mentions the Veteran's Story Project and the American Creed writing project as great resources in this area. Next, our hosts discuss a recent Washington Post article by Professor Daniel Willingham discussing the controversial debate regarding the use of phonics versus a whole language approach to teach reading. Finally, the team talks about the emerging phenomenon of maker faires in schools and how students can benefit from having maker education in the school environment. The hosts give shout-outs to Joe Mazza (@makerdads) and Michael Lomuscio (@michaellomuscio), who are doing great things in this area. Articles: National Novel Writing Month: https://bit.ly/2gIvBp7National Writing Project American Creed: https://bit.ly/2PBnugUPhonics vs. Whole Language Article: https://wapo.st/2JAwlKjHow "Makers" Make the Classroom More Inclusive: https://nyti.ms/2Pw9ZizHosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael), Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 2: Strengthening the principal-teacher relationship; celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month effectively; using smartphones in the classroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1345

This week, the show is broadcasting its second and final episode from the Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando. We are back in the Academica Media Studio next week! First, Sarah, Mike, and Ryan talk about a recent article in Ed Week outlining actionable strategies that principals can employ to fortify relationships with their teachers and boost teacher retention in the process. Next, our hosts discuss Hispanic Heritage Month and what schools can do to avoid superficial celebrations of Hispanic heritage and embrace a deeper dive into the wide variety of cultures we celebrate in September and October. The show closes by talking about an Ed Week article by Rhett Oldham about how teachers can use smartphones to enhance classroom learning.Articles: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/10/17/what-principals-can-do-to-keep-good.html http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2018/10/4_ways_to_integrate_smartphones_into_your_classroom.htmlHosts: Sarah Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez, Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 1: Improving teacher retention; how the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School is preserving Native American culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1087

Welcome to Big Ideas in Education! Each week, the BIIE hosts will bring you their favorite topical stories of inspiration and innovation in your schools. But this show is more than just an education news show; our diverse panel of education professionals are to inform you, to motivate you, and to provide you with actionable tips to make you the best teacher, administrator, student, or education advocate that you can be.This week, the show is broadcasting from the exhibit hall at the Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando. Our hosts discuss the latest insights in improving teacher recruitment, retention, and recognition. They also talk about the innovative model of the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Okeechobee, Florida. Pemayetv Emahakv was the talk of the Conference, both for its incredible program designed to preserve and strengthen the Seminole culture, as well as for the fact that its fourth grade math teacher Joy Prescott was recognized as the 2019 Florida Teacher of the Year. Ms. Prescott is the first charter school teacher in Florida to receive this honor (Congratulations, Ms. Prescott!). Hosts: Sarah Fye (@readwithfye), Mike Hernandez, Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

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