Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Learning Revolution Shows This Week: 2 x "Thrive in EDU," "Connected Classroom," "Exceptional Learners," and "REINVENTING.SCHOOL" #learningrevolution

We have five Learning Revolution shows this week ("Teaching by Heart" is on hiatus, "Thrive in EDU" is doing two again this week!). Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time--to see the schedule in your own time zone, and to get the links to attend live in Zoom, please use the SCHEDULE page on the Learning Revolution site.

TUESDAY'S SHOW (August 4th):
  • 10:30 AM - ThriveinEDU - "Inite the S.H.I.N.E. in Your Students" with Host Rachelle Poth and Special Guest LaVonna Roth. This week I have two episodes!  In this first episode on Tuesday, August 4th, I will be talking with LaVonna Roth. Creator of Ignite Your SHINE.Self. Heart. Ignite. Navigate. Exceptional. These words capture the path that LaVonna Roth uses to challenge others in finding out how to ignite the S.H.I.N.E. in their students, others and self. As a learning specialist, author, keynote speaker and consultant, LaVonna bridges her passion for how the brain learns with education and helping every individual realize the value they bring. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, a Master’s in the Art of Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. LaVonna taught at the elementary and secondary levels and is the author of 8 books. She has presented in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East on increasing engagement and the fun factor in learning. Thus why she calls her keynotes and workshops are called FUNnotes and FUNshops! She is the founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.™ initiative, where every person is encouraged to use his or her skills, talents and gifts… to illuminate the world. LaVonna has a gift for creating a culture shift in any organization, school or business and provides the tools to keep that momentum going! Visit her websites, www.igniteyourshine.com and www.brain-powered.com, for more information or contact LaVonna through LinkedIn.

  • 10:00 AM - The Connected Classroom with Rusty May - "Taking Care of Teachers" with Matthew Ventresca Principal Highland Park Elementary Lewistown Montana. Teachers are scared, tired, and stressed out and school hasn’t even started. Join us for an important conversation about what school administrators are thinking and doing to create a climate of community, trust, and support for the staff and students in their care, in-person and/or online. If you are a concerned educator, parent, or student, please join in as the mics are always open in the Connected Classroom and we want to hear from you.

  • 2:00 PM - Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners - "Bridging the Classroom to the Home school: Continuity of Behavior Tracking for Children with Special Needs.” Host Rebecca Muller, Special Educator and Advocate. mytaptrack® Founder + CEO Nikody Keating has a dynamic 20+ year career history in all aspects of software development. An avid technology advocate, Nikody has worked on groundbreaking technologies including architect for Coca-Cola Freestyle’s UI and software; CEO of an online photo storage website; CTO of a live streaming app; and cloud architect for Mutual of Enumclaw. Nikody’s proven track record building new business value through proper use of technology, marketing, and partnerships effectively minimizes in-house operations that typically slow growth. Nikody is also the father of a son with autism, and when challenged by the limited tools available for public schools, took steps to launch a brand focused on the success of children with behavioral and special needs. An expert speaker on the subjects of technology and data, Nikody has given talks at ISTE, NCCE, and Serverless Nights San Fransisco. Dr. Jenny Klein-Sosa received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in child and family therapy and published research in the areas of family interactions, parenting styles, and predictors of child emotional and behavioral problems. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she focused on pediatric and clinical child assessment and intervention.  Dr. Klein-Sosa has conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations in an array of settings, including residential, acute inpatient and pediatric hospitals, private outpatient and community-based public clinics, serving youth with a broad variety of characteristics and diagnoses. She is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and has experience in evidence-based, manualized treatments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, parent-focused behavioral interventions for children with externalizing behavior problems (e.g., ADHD), exposure and response prevention strategies for youth with anxiety disorders, and behavioral activation and CBT for anxiety and depression. She has served on interdisciplinary teams and worked closely with school-based IEP/504 teams, medical staff, and other support providers in coordinating care for clients. She also holds strong interest and experience in how educational policies impact children’s learning and development, and for several years she worked at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where she assisted program offices (e.g., Special Education and English Language Learners) in linking data with policy development. Dr. Klein-Sosa currently provides neuropsychological evaluations at a private practice in a Boston suburb with youth presenting with a wide variety of challenges related to learning, attentional and executive functioning, socio-emotional, and/or behavioral development. She believes that research and data must underlie practice, and she brings her knowledge of clinical psychology and behavior management, child development, and special education laws and regulations to the mytaptrack team as the Chief Research Officer. In her personal time, Dr. Klein-Sosa enjoys spending time with her husband, and two young sons, one of whom has special needs. She is active in her local Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and helps coordinate school-based activities that promote inclusivity and acceptance for all students.

  • 4:00 PM - ThriveinEDU - with Host Rachelle Poth and ISTE Teacher Education Network Leaders. This week I have two episodes! On Wednesday, I will be talking members of the ISTE Teacher Education Network leadership team. I have served as president for the past two years and have invited the new president and a few members to join in an important conversation about preparing for back to school, confronting fears and challenges about returning and respond to any questions from our attendees!  Join us for a great conversation with members from different experiences, roles and backgrounds in education. 
THURSDAY'S SHOW (August 6th):
  • 4:00 PM - REINVENTING.SCHOOL with host Howard Blumenthal. 

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