What’s Become Clear: Questioning assumptions, reinventing schools

with Dr. Steve Wyckoff

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You may be wondering about the name of this podcast/blog, What’s Become Clear. Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days listening to some of the best minds in America. One of those individuals was Tom Peters. Tom is considered to be one of the great business thinkers of our time and he did a wonderful presentation. At the end of his presentation he asked the question, “As a result of today’s conversation, what has become clear to you?” I thought it was a fascinating question and it really prompted me to think deeply. Since that time I’m forever asking people, “So what’s become clear to you?”

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The Maker Movement (What’s Become Clear #36)

September 2, 2014

Steve Wyckoff and his guest Kevin Honeycutt re-launch What’s Become Clear after a year’s hiatus.  Join them as they discuss the conditions necessary for real learning to occur and how the Maker Movement can support that process. You can contact Steve at: Twitter @essdoc Facebook stevew@essdack.org     http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/wbc_36.mp3 You can contact Kevin Honeycutt at: Twitter @kevinhoneycutt https://www.facebook.com/kevinhoneycuttplace http://kevinhoneycutt.org Be sure to subscribe to receive an email of future podcasts.  

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Glenn Wiebe Teaching Social Studies In the 21st Century (What’s Become Clear-Thowback Thursday)

March 27, 2014

The podcast  first published October 26, 2012. Glenn is a state certified standards trainer with a Master’s degree in American History, he is able to facilitate curriculum and assessment writing for schools and districts as well as research-based best practices in Social Studies. Glenn also works with teachers on Curriculum Mapping, Understanding by Design, and the Common Core. He facilitates technology integration topics such as mobile devices, blogging, social media, online learning, website development, and provides support in copyright/plagiarism issues. Join […]

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Safe Rooms: Is Your Safe Room Safe? (Special Episode)

March 20, 2014

This podcast was originally published May 28, 2013, eight days after the devastating Moore Oklahoma tornado. http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Safe_Rooms_kssa.mp3 As we enjoy watching the green buds appear, the flowers beginning to bloom, or the children out playing outdoors we should also be aware that severe weather might happen at any time. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning are some of Nature’s most violent storms; therefore having a safe room is important. However, is your safe room safe?   The safest place for school children during […]

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Jim McNeice – KSBE and NASB – The Future Direction of Schools (What’s Become Clear #35)

February 5, 2014

Jim McNeice Mr. Jim Mc Niece was elected to serve on the Kansas State Board of Education in November of 2012. He represents District 10 which includes parts of South Central Kansas, as well as a portion of the City of Wichita. Mr. Mc Niece has served for over 30 years as a teacher, coach and principal in the State of Kansas in both public and catholic schools ranging in size from class 2A to 6A . In 2009 he […]

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KASB Attorney, Angie Stallbaumer, And KASB Technology Director,Kay Tibbs (What’s Become Clear #34)

January 30, 2014

Angie Stallbaumer Policy Specialist/Staff Attorney at Kansas Association of School Boards   KASB Legal Services      Kay is the Technology Director for KASB.  She is a MACE (Mid-America Computers in Education) board member,  DEN STAR LC educator, Intel Senior Trainer, certified in Online Safety-Cyber Bullying and Celebrate Kansas Voices workshops.     http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/wbc_34.mp3 You can contact Steve at: Twitter @essdoc Facebook stevew@essdack.org

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Gary Sechrist and Fred Dierksen – The State Of Education (Whats Become Clear #33)

January 23, 2014

Dr. Fred Dierksen is currently superintendent for USD 376. His career spans 32 years in public education. Fred came to Sterling in 1997 as the grade school principal, having held that position for six years. His work experience also includes fifteen years at Jetmore, Kansas. There he was the sixth-grade teacher and a three-sport coach before becoming the K-8 principal/transportation director for the Jetmore district. Dierksen graduated from Sterling College (1982) with a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education, received a […]

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Dr. Mike Cook Host of ESA Talk (What’s Become Clear #32)

January 9, 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/WBC_a32.mp3 Dr. Mike Cook, Executive Director, ESSDACK Mike currently serves as the Executive Director of ESSDACK where he oversees the many ESSDACK activities, services, and personnel. A former teacher and administrator, he has been at the helm of the organization since 1997. Mike received his doctoral degree from Wichita State University where his research emphasis was in the use of scenario building as a tool for the strategic planning process. His interest lies in the future of education, organizational development, […]

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Sterling High School’s Volt Project (What’s Become Clear #31)

December 19, 2013

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/WBC_31.mp3 Welcome to the SHS Chevy Volt Project! Sparked (pun intended!) by a “What if?” comment during discussion of an assignment in Environmental Science last winter, the idea for this project can be traced back to a workshop I attended that focused on helping to integrate an understanding of economics into classroom discussion using current environmental issues. One of the points emphasized in this workshop is now the basis for the SHS Chevy Volt Project: solutions to environmental issues are […]

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Bryan Goodwin and Dr. Howard Pitler, McREL – AESA 2013 (Whats Become Clear AESA)

December 10, 2013

TEDxEastsidePrep – Dr. Tae – Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools? Bryan Goodwin – Chief Operating Officer As chief operating officer at McREL, Bryan is responsible for managing internal and external communications, including media relations. Prior to joining McREL, he was a journalist, high school teacher, and college instructor. He holds an M.A. in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in professional writing, environmental studies, from Baylor University.   Dr. Howard Pitler – Chief Program […]

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Jamie Vollmer Author At AESA 2013 (What’s Become Clear)

December 9, 2013

Jamie Vollmer and Steve Wyckoff at AESA 2013 Jamie is the author is Schools Cannot Do It Alone, proclaimed by the American School Board Association as one of the “top books of the year.” Once a harsh critic, he is now an articulate champion of America’s Public Schools. He is President of Vollmer, Inc., a public educational advocacy firm working to increase student success by raising support for America’s schools. Jamie began his national speaking tour with AESA in 1992. […]

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