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Changing the Tune For Math Strugglers With Music Enhanced Learning

Changing the Tune For Math Strugglers With Music Enhanced Learning

March 24, 2022

Math teacher and Department Head, Shirley Forehand, and Pre K-12 Math Supervisor Gary Petko, have not only seen engagement and test scores increase drastically for their math students--music enhanced learning with Muzology is creating a cultural shift in math learning, and growing confidence in the their students that is impacting cross content achievement.

 

Resources: 

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Read about Muzology's creator, Dr. Lana Israel

 

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Improving Accessibility for Students With Hearing Loss: Janice Lintz

Improving Accessibility for Students With Hearing Loss: Janice Lintz

March 17, 2022

Janice Lintz has become the go-to, global consultant and advocate for hearing access. She shares her inspiring story of working with education, cultural, and government institutions to improve accessibility, and offers tips for educators on how to best support students with hearing loss.  

 

Resources:

Contact Notysing - supplemental, digitally-based music curriculum

Janice Lintz Website

Janice Lintz on LinkedIn 

Founder & CEO: Hearing Access and Innovations

HuffPost Article: 10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard of Hearing

Rethinking Cities for People With Hearing Loss by Janice Lintz

Contributor: Tell Her She Can't: Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women

2008 People Magazine Hero: A Champion for the Hard of Hearing

2016 Nominated United State of Women Changemaker

 

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Equip Students to Critically Analyze Media Messages and Sources

Equip Students to Critically Analyze Media Messages and Sources

March 10, 2022

Library Media Specialist, Sara Webb, shares how the Media Bias Chart and other resources from Ad Fontes Media, have equipped her students to think critically about the messages coming from all different media branches and platforms. Ad Fontes teaches students to read laterally and measure reliability and bias in the news stories they are reading for content studies as well as social media.

 

Resources:

Find the Interactive Media Bias Chart

ad fontes' SUMMA Essential News Literacy Curriculum

ad fontes media --Tell them the EdCuration podcast sent you!

Media Literacy Now

Where Can I Find Resources for Media Literacy Lesson Planning? Blog post by Sara

National Association of Media Literacy Educators --Membership is free and they have a great journal.

The 2021 Media Literacy Index 

The Stanford History Education Group

An article reporting the SHEG study findings that students are unable to judge the credibility of online information.  

 

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Dr. Christopher Steinhauser from Long Beach USD Reflects on Successes and His New Book

Dr. Christopher Steinhauser from Long Beach USD Reflects on Successes and His New Book

March 3, 2022

The Long Beach Unified Public School District regularly hosts visitors from all over the world, eager to learn from their success in closing achievement gaps. Christopher Steinhauser, who led the LBUSD for 18 years as superintendent, reflects on the reasons for their success and his newly released book.

LBUSD is the five time nominee and national winner of the Broad Prize- the nation's largest education prize, honoring large urban districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among various ethnic and socioeconomic groups of students. Additionally Long Beach was listed as a World Class School by Mckenzie and company and were recognized as schools that are beating the odds by the Learning Policy Institute.

Dr. Steinhauser is the Co-author of Schools on the Move: Leading Coherence for Equitable Growth (Corwin Press in 2022) with a forward by Michael Fullen.

 

Resources:

Connect to Proliftic

Chris' book Schools on the Move: Leading Coherence for Equitable Growth 

                   and here from google books

                   and here from Amazon

More information on The California Promise

Learn about Swun Math Curriculum

Learn about Swum Math Professional Learning

 

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Cross-Content, Customized Project-Based Units have Revolutionized Learning for These Three Districts

Cross-Content, Customized Project-Based Units have Revolutionized Learning for These Three Districts

February 24, 2022

Educators Jennifer Romer from Alaska, Shannon Heckelsmiller from Washington State, and Ashley Martinez-Doublin from Colorado, all share how they transitioned to project based learning strategies with the cross-content, standards-aligned, customized units from Educurious. Student engagement and achievement have both soared. Students are making connections to their environment and community in ways previously unseen, and formerly reluctant learners have tuned in and turned on.

 

Resources:

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Transformative Coaching Practices for Teacher Support, Efficacy & Retention

Transformative Coaching Practices for Teacher Support, Efficacy & Retention

February 17, 2022

Becca Silver is a teacher, coach, and founder of The Whole Educator. Her customized trainings are focused on fostering teacher buy-in, bridging gaps and increasing teacher effectiveness and retention. You'll love her tips on how to give teachers the real support they need to be great at their jobs, and to love teaching again.

 

Resources:

Connect to Learners Edge

The Whole Educator

Free e-book: 17 Tips For Being a Mind-Blowingly Impactful Instructional Coach

Becca's Transformative Coaching videos

Whole Educator Programs

 

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Educator Marisa Curtis Shares Why Crandall ISD Students are Hitting Standards Like Never Before!

Educator Marisa Curtis Shares Why Crandall ISD Students are Hitting Standards Like Never Before!

February 10, 2022

Instructional leader and curriculum team member, Marisa Curtis, from Crandall ISD in Texas, is excited to share the resource that has her students highly engaged and hitting standards in authentic measurable ways--consistently. Education Galaxy is a space-themed instruction and assessment tool that has transformed data-driven, standards-based instruction, and has helped students become highly invested in their own learning.

 

Resources:

Connect to Education Galaxy Online

Education Galaxy's Liftoff Adaptive Intervention

Education Galaxy's free professional learning ExPLoration: Identifying Academic Gaps to Reclaim Learning Loss

Education Galaxy's sponsored episode with Dr. Deborah Heiser

 

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International Expert, Lottie Dowling, Helps Us Understand Global Competencies and How to Integrate Them into Classrooms

International Expert, Lottie Dowling, Helps Us Understand Global Competencies and How to Integrate Them into Classrooms

February 3, 2022

Lottie Dowling has worked for the last 20 years in education, as a school practitioner and professional learning leader on a global, national, and regional level. She's worked in 6 different countries and is a sought after speaker and consultant on Global Citizenship and the Global Competencies that are increasingly becoming a part of our academic landscape. In this episode she gives us a deeper understanding of what those are and how to teach them.

 

Resources:

Discover Meg Languages Spanish and Meg Languages Mandarin

Lottie Dowling on Twitter

Lottie Dowling on LinkedIn

 

A great model :

Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World

 

Some Background Reading:

What is 'Global Citizenship Education'?

PISA Global Competence Assessment

 

Lottie's blog posts:

Critical Thinking Can Help Students Become Better Global Citizens

Having Difficult Conversations

 

Greta Thunberg's Fridays for the Future

 

Video Resources:

The Global Oneness Project

 

Free videos and lesson plans to inspire global citizens:

Project Explorer

The Mongolian Band Hangai singing one of their most famous songs:

         Drinking Song

 

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Teachers Share the Content Specific, Standards-Based, Gamified Science Learning that Kids Love!

Teachers Share the Content Specific, Standards-Based, Gamified Science Learning that Kids Love!

January 27, 2022

Fifth grade teacher and instructional coach Amanda Borum says her students' science scores are higher than they've ever been, and elementary science specialist Christopher Linton agrees. They were anxious to share Penda Science: a supplemental resource that fills science learning gaps, targets standards, increases achievement, and fosters a love for science. 

 

Resources:

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INTRODUCING: Steven Miletto [Teaching, Learning, Leading K-12] with Irshad Manji

INTRODUCING: Steven Miletto [Teaching, Learning, Leading K-12] with Irshad Manji

January 25, 2022

Irshad Manji is a professor  at Oxford University’s Initiative for Global Ethics and Human rights and a New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars.  She serves as the Director of Moral Courage ED at Let Grow, a nonprofit that promotes independent thinking and emotional resilience in students. Its signature program for secondary school students (and their teachers!) is Moral Courage ED, which empowers students to hear, not fear, different perspectives. She is the recipient of Oprah’s first “Chutzpah Award” for boldness.

 

irshadmanji.com

Moral Courage Ed

LetGrow.org

Moral Courage on Twitter 

Moral Courage Project on Instagram

Moral Courage on Facebook

Moral Courage You Tube Channel

Irshad Manji on LinkedIn

Irshad Manji's book, "Don't Label Me: How to do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars."

 

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The Mentor Project Unites Students Around the World With The Brightest Minds of Our Time

The Mentor Project Unites Students Around the World With The Brightest Minds of Our Time

January 20, 2022

Deborah Heiser, an Applied Developmental Psychologist, is passionate about helping people leave a legacy and share their knowledge and passion with the next generation. The Mentor Project partners with schools around the world to pair top experts across many fields with classrooms and schools--all for free.

 

Resources:

Connect with Education Galaxy

Learn how to identify academic gaps and reclaim learning loss with Education Galaxy's Liftoff

 

The Mentor Project

Deborah Heiser's website:  www.DeborahHeiser.com

Deborah Heiser's article in Psychology Today: The Right Side of 40  

The Optimize Your Success Broadcast

The Mentor Project podcast

The Meet Your Mentor Podcast

Deborah Heiser's TEDx Talk  - Rethinking Aging: Mentoring A New Generation

 

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Primary Teachers Share Evidence-Based Success for Emerging Readers

Primary Teachers Share Evidence-Based Success for Emerging Readers

January 13, 2022

Kindergarten teachers Allison Martinez and Kelly Spinks, share the challenge of engaging beginning readers in leveled, uninspired texts and how decodable Express Readers have changed their own practice, created excitement and fun, and have consistently improved student reading outcomes.

 

Resources:

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Free Digital Decodable Book Workshop & Resources

 

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Ruth Gotian, PhD, Shares the Secrets of Optimizing Success, for Our Students and Ourselves

Ruth Gotian, PhD, Shares the Secrets of Optimizing Success, for Our Students and Ourselves

January 6, 2022

Dr. Ruth Gotian reveals the four characteristics that innovators, astronauts, olympic champions and Nobel prize winners share that lead to success. Her new book, The Success Factor, offers a blueprint for how we can all become more successful, and how we, as educators, can foster these characteristics in our students.

 

Resources:

Learn more about our episode sponsor,  Education Galaxy

McREL research study of Education Galaxy:   https://educationgalaxy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/McREL-Research-with-Summary.pdf

Dr Ruth Gotian's website: https://www.ruthgotian.com/

Dr. Gotian's free downloadable Passion Audit:  https://www.ruthgotian.com/resources

Order The Success Factor, by Dr. Ruth Gotian

Read more about Dr. Gotian and her work at Top 30 Management Thinkers to WatchThinkers50 Radar List

Read Ruth's articles in Forbes and Psychology Today about optimizing success.

Join those who want to become high achievers - https://www.ruthgotian.com/contact

 

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A Reading Intervention That Integrates CTE, SEL, 21st Century Skills, and Supports ELs

A Reading Intervention That Integrates CTE, SEL, 21st Century Skills, and Supports ELs

December 30, 2021

Kiwonda Riley, principal of South Flores College Prep, in San Antonio Texas shares how Read to Lead has created more collaborative and equitable learning in Middle and High School classrooms and produced a 42% consistent growth on unit assessments, particularly for English Language Learners. 

 

Resources: 

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Renowned Speaker & Author Lois Letchford Shares Her Strengths-Based Approach to Literacy

Renowned Speaker & Author Lois Letchford Shares Her Strengths-Based Approach to Literacy

December 23, 2021

Lois Letchford is a literacy problem solver, specializing in teaching students who struggle to read with creative, intuitive, strengths-based strategies that work even when all else has failed. Lois presents at literacy and learning conferences worldwide, and she is the author of the book Reversed: A Memoir

 

Resources:

Connect with Learning Ally

Lois Letchford's Website

Find Lois on LinkedIn

Subscribe to  Lois on YouTube

          Course: When Learning is Trauma

Read Reversed: A Memoir

Read The Gift of Dyslexia by Ron Davis

 

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School Counselor, Patricia Bryant,  Shares the Literacy Based SEL Solution She Loves

School Counselor, Patricia Bryant, Shares the Literacy Based SEL Solution She Loves

December 16, 2021

School counselor, Patricia Bryant, has been working in education for 40 years and has seen a lot of programs come and go. She loves how Cloud9World addresses Social Emotional Learning for K-12 students, in Spanish and English, while reinforcing literacy and integrating with core content.

 

Resources:

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What is Media Literacy, Why is it Essential, and How Do We Teach it?

What is Media Literacy, Why is it Essential, and How Do We Teach it?

December 9, 2021

Erin McNeill is nationally recognized as an expert on policy related to media literacy. As founder and president of Media Literacy Now, Erin is helping to ensure that all K-12 schools are teaching a comprehensive set of media literacy and digital citizenship skills. Discover how both we, and our students, can become smarter about who and what to believe. 

 

Resources: 

Ad Fontes Media Bias Chart

Ad Fontes Summa News Literacy Curriculum

Media Literacy Now

Contact Erin McNeill:

                        emcneill@medialiteracynow.org

                          Twitter: @erinmcnll

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Project Based, Integrated STEAM Curriculum Checks All the Boxes

Project Based, Integrated STEAM Curriculum Checks All the Boxes

December 2, 2021

Tech Director, Mike Nye, can't find enough great things to say about SAM Labs and the STEAM rollout in his school district in Redmond Oregon. Teachers and students are all in with this integrated STEAM curriculum and project kits--learn why.

 

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Reframing Your Curriculum for Social Justice & Sustainability

Reframing Your Curriculum for Social Justice & Sustainability

November 25, 2021

Susan Santone, author of Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability, helps schools, districts and organizations of all kinds to design learning experiences that increase engagement, critical thinking, and rigor, while inviting activism, social justice and sustainable communities. 

 

Episode Notes:

Connect with SPEAK, vocal empowerment curriculum and workshops

Susan's Website

Susan's Ted Talk

Creative Change Educational Solutions  

Susan's book Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability (Routledge, 2018).

Twitter @SusanSantone

Instagram: SantoneSusan

Susan on LinkedIn

 

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Easy, Integrated, Interactive SEL Digital Platform for Secondary Students

Easy, Integrated, Interactive SEL Digital Platform for Secondary Students

November 18, 2021

College freshman and author, Malavika Eby, shares how the imSparked Social Emotional Learning Program by Vivensity changed the course of her education and her life. Her 2020 book, The Gift That Keeps on Giving, provides a personal and detailed framework for self-growth and wellness for students of all ages. 

 

Resources: 

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving book

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