Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Learning Revolution Shows Today: "Practical Solutions and Good News," "STEMed," and "Adult Stutters" #learningrevolution

We have three live Learning Revolution shows today ("Teaching by Heart" is on hiatus, REINVENTING.SCHOOL is doing a special project on "Positive Education" to be release soon). 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 (September 30th):
  • 10:00 AM - The Connected Classroom with Rusty May - a Conversation with Jim Scribner. "Jim Scribner is the principal and superintendent of a school district in Northern California and will join us to share good news about what's going right in his district and simple, practical things that he and his staff are doing to successfully deal with the challenge of distance learning."

  • 4:00 PM - "Thrive in EDU" with Rachelle Dene Poth - "Grace Suh, Vice President of Education at IBM." "For this week, I invite everyone to join in for an important and informative discussion with Grace Suh, the Vice President of Education and Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM. In her position, Grace manages IBM’s global education portfolio, including the P-TECH 9-14 School Model and SkillsBuild, both of which we will learn about in our conversation today. Prior to IBM, Grace worked at the Children’s Defense Fund, a national child advocacy organization in Washington, D.C., and has worked in city government with a focus on juvenile justice issues. Grace serves on a number of education committees and boards, including the Coalition for Career Development, Cahn Fellows Programs and Schools That Can. Grace has a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University."

  • 7:15 PM - "ECEL: Are you even listening to me?: Conversation about being an adult stutterer." "If you are an adult stutterer, you know what it can be like to give a presentation to a group of peers, to make a phone call, to order take-out... Your heart races, your palms sweat, your words in your brain go blank as you fear how you begin to sound as you talk. You know what you have to say is important and you wish like anything that you can be the person next to you who doesn't have to work so hard to speak. When you finally get the words out you think people are paying more attention to how the words sounded then what the words actually meant. But you push through and you keep going and you try to remain calm to show everyone you are not affected- but you are. And their eye rolls or apparent good-natured wanting to finish your word for you makes you bitter and angry inside. I am excited to talk about my journey with others on ECEL on September 30th. If you have experiences to share, are an adult stutterer, or would like to know more about what it's like, please join us in the live discussion."

See you "online!"


Steve Hargadon

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