Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Learning Revolution Shows Today and Tomorrow: "Connected Classroom," "Exceptional Learners," 2 x "Thrive in EDU," 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.

WEDNESDAY'S SHOWS (August 12th):
  • 10:00 AM - The Connected Classroom with Rusty May - Mental Health Issues This Fall. Schools are feverishly working on plans to address the educational needs of students this fall, but what about the mental health issues which have developed or been exacerbated in staff and students over the last 6 months? Join me for a lively discussion about what to expect and how to create a safe, connected environment that will facilitate the healing process. 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 - Episode 8: Unmasking the Realities of the Academic Year 2020. Host Rebecca Muller, Special Educator and Advocate is joined by Jess Raut and Reka Barton. Jessica is a PA professional school counselor currently providing trauma-informed counseling and consultation at a small Catholic School in North Philadelphia. Reka Barton is a literacy and dual-language specialist.

  • 4:00 PM - "Thrive in EDU" with Rachelle Dene Poth - Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D., Founder of the Leading Equity Center. I look forward to having a conversation with Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D.  Dr. Eakins is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education.Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education. Join us for a great conversation, bring  your questions and let's learn together. 

  • 5:00 PM - "Thrive in EDU" with Rachelle Dene Poth - Greg Bagby, Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, TN. I look forward to having a conversation with Greg Bagby. Greg is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Hamilton County schools in Chattanooga, TN. In this position, he assisted in building the 45K student district's 1:1 program in middle and high schools. He is also charged with training teachers in device and application use throughout the district. As well as building the district's educational technology team. As the past principal of Barger Academy Chattanooga, Tennessee he developed district technology training as well as coached other administrators with technology use. Before stepping into the role of administration Greg worked as the Technology Integration Specialist for 21st Century Academy. Greg is also an MIE Expert. He is one of the co-founders of EdCampGigCity, a co-moderator for #EdTechChat and #TnEdChat. Join us for a great conversation, bring your questions and let's learn together. 
THURSDAY'S SHOW (August 13th):
  • 4:00 PM - REINVENTING.SCHOOL with host Howard Blumenthal. We present the fifteenth LIVE episode of the new weekly interview series, REINVENTING SCHOOL. This week, REINVENTING SCHOOL is all about student empowerment, agency, and a model of learning that grows from the needs of children and teenagers. While the education system promises this approach, many students, parents, and teachers see a need for change. In addition to several students who are so important to these conversations, we welcome Chris Lehmann, founding principal and CEO of Science Leadership Academy; Julie Evans, the CEO of Project Tomorrow, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for students through the effective use of STEM resources; and Michelle D. Jones, who founded and now runs a college that she founded, Wayfinding Academy.

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