Erie High School PLP: The Evolution of a PBL Program (Practicing PBL #25)

July 1, 2016

USD 101 in southeast Kansas has had a PBL program since fall of 2007 and has been able to establish and grow a strong program. Kellie Woolf, the Coordinator of the Personalized Learning Program and Steve Woolf, the Superintendent of Erie-Galesburg school district share some of the history of the school program, how it works, and some of the projects their students are doing this year. aquaponics hydroponics/seed center trees maker station NASA contest — 4 girls designed a device to […]

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Horse Lover’s Math (STEM Everyday #47)

June 30, 2016

Horse Lover’s Math uses real-life stories about horses to generate math questions.  Deborah Stacey developed horse lover’s math to bring children, horses and math together.  She developed a real world math question drawn from the real world of horses one day while helping her horse loving daughter that struggled with math. Kids not only learn about horses, they also improve their math skills! Join Chris Woods and Deborah Stacey as they share thoughts on getting kids to connect and enjoy math.   You […]

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Level Up Village (STEM Everyday #45)

June 21, 2016

Imagine a combination of pen pals, PBL, Tom’s Shoes, and STEAM. That’s the idea of Level Up Village, a program started by parents Amy McCooe and Neesha Rahim. Their “unique curriculums stimulate unforgettable 1-to-1 interactions between US students and their Global Partner students – interactions that teach STEAM and design thinking through collaborative, real-life problem solving on an international scale” Listen as Chris, Amy, and Neesha talk about how students can learn so much more from doing creative projects together […]

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Writing For The Government (Better Learning For Schools #40)

June 15, 2016

This podcasts explores what it is like to be an educator who writes for the government.  Our guest is Suzy Meyers–a long time teacher who now works and writes for her state’s Department of Education as a literacy and writing consultant. She helps oversee the training of tens of thousands of teachers when it comes to literacy standards and reading and writing instruction and assessment. Suzy shares tips for communicating through writing with clarity. Curtis Chandler can be contacted at: Twitter […]

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You Can Exercise Even Though You Are Blind or Have Low Vision (The Way I See It #32)

June 14, 2016

Everyone can benefit from some form of exercise, even if you are blind or have low vision. But remember, before you begin any exercise routine, it’s recommended that you discuss it with your doctors. It is common for blind children to limit their activety by choosing to stay indoors to be with their computer instead of being physically active. Join Eastin Televera as he shares his lack of exercise as a youth is affecting his health now. You can contact Estin at: twitter @estintalavera email […]

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Quick Question with Steve Woolf: Getting Practical About Building Relationships (PracticingPBL #24)

June 13, 2016

Ginger asks Steve Woolf, USD 101 Superintendent of schools at Erie-Galesburg Kansas about some practical advice for school leaders who want to help their teachers develop stronger relationships with students. As usual, Steve shares an inspirational story, while still delivering strong practical advice of what we can do. “It’s hard to have quality time unless you have quantity time!” Get your copy of Heart2Heart Teaching here: ucts/all/Steve%20Woolf Steve is a passionate school leader and powerful Best-Keynote speaker. You can […]

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Guardian Princesses – STEAMrollrs Special Edition (STEM Everyday #44)

June 3, 2016

Guest host, Marion Leary, takes time to interview Setsu Shgematsu, Associate Professor in the Media and Cultural Studies Department at University of California, Riverside and creator of the childrens’ book series Guardian Princesses, along with Pavita Singh Director of Outreach. A special fifth birthday present led to the Guardian Princesses who are heroines of a NEW BOOK SERIES. The stories transform the cultural meaning of the princesses into inspiring leaders who take action to protect the people and the planet.  They shift […]

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Timelines (History Tech #37)

May 31, 2016

Do  you want the ability to do lots and lots of things with only one tool? Creating a timeline is not always a simple task, however technology is making it easier.  A couple of Glenn’s favorite tools for creating timelines are the free web-based tools called Padlet and HSTRY. Padlet not only can be used for collaboration, but can help you  build a functional and chronological presentation with text, dates, images and even videos for a visually appealing and stimulating timeline. HSTRY seems perfect for the “show me what […]

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21st Century Instructional Technology Coach, Kaycee Damming (STEM Everyday #43)

May 23, 2016

It was a great interview with some awesome ideas for adding instructional technology…and about the “V squad”. Research just isn’t writing a report anymore.  Join Chris and his guest Kaycee to hear how technology can take learning to a whole new level.   . . You can connect with Kaycee by going to: Twitther@Dammannology 21st Century Instructional Technology Coach at Swan Valley Schools, Michigan You can always reach Chris Woods at: Twitter:@dailystem Email: Be sure to subscribe to receive […]

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Be the Change You Seek in our Schools A Dialogue with Dennis Sparks (Sticky Standards #34)

May 16, 2016

Be the Change You Seek in our Schools A Dialogue with Dennis Sparks Our guest is Dennis Sparks.  Dennis comes to this dialogue as a former high school teacher, director of an alternative high school, director of a teacher center, author, consultant, and the former Executive Director of Learning Forward. Most recently Dennis has been working as a “thinking partner” with districts on leadership development.  He also writes a weekly blog. Without Leadership, it is difficult to establish the other […]

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