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Holly Pantle on the Role of Libraries and Technology

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Holly Pantle is the incoming Technology Director for the Charleston (IL) school district. During much of her career, Holly spent time supporting students, teachers and administrators as a Library Information Specialist. In this episode, Holly discusses the changing role of the Library Information Specialist, how she has supported students and teachers during remote learning, and some of the challenges she plans to tackle in her new role.




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LaVonna Roth SHINEs!

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Author, Brain Research Expert, Consultant, Trainer, and Teacher LaVonna Roth shares her thoughts on culture and climate in our schools. LaVonna also shares some hands-on minds-on ideas to use during remote learning activities. Learn how LaVonna's ideas can help educators stretch their comfort zones and recognize the value that each of us can bring to the world.

Contact LaVonnaTwitter Handle: @igniteyourSHINE @LaVonnaRothFacebook: @igniteyourSHINEInstagram: @LaVonnaRothWebsite: www.igniteyourSHINE.com
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Transitioning to Remote Learning with Mike Lubelfeld

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Mike Lubelfeld discusses his district’s transition from in-person learning to e-learning and then to remote learning. In this candid interview, Mike talks about the things that went well, the things they could have done better, and the phenomenal work that his staff is doing to support learners wherever they are.

Contact Mike LubelfeldTwitter: @mikelubelfeldPodcast: Lighthouse 112 on AnchorBlog: https://mikelubelfeld.edublogs.org/School Website: www.nssd112.org
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Adapting E-Learning to Remote Learning

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This episode focuses on how two school districts, one suburban and one rural, are adjusting their existing e-learning plans to a longer-term remote learning situation. Shannon Duling is the superintendent of Princeville Community Unit School District 326 in rural central Illinois. John Connolly is the Chief Technology Officer in suburban Consolidated Community High School District 230. Together we discuss the surprising commonalities in their approaches to adapting their existing e-learning plans to our current reality of longer-term remote learning.

This episode was recorded just before the State of Illinois had released their guidelines supporting remote learning. The approaches taken by each of these very different school districts aligns nicely to the state guidelines and provides valuable insight into the process of adapting e-learning plans, which were designed for just a day or two of instructional support, into longer-term remote learning plans.



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Remote Learning with Adam & Alex Valencic

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Adam Valencic and Alex Valencic offer some insights into their experiences in remote learning and online learning. Adam Valencic is an instructional designer at Lindenwood University in Missouri. Alex Valencic, is the Coordinator for 21st Century Teaching and Learning for the Freeport (IL) School District #145. Together, these brothers discuss their ideas to support learners and educators navigate remote learning online. 
In this episode: Community of Inquiry | Randy Garrison | Wikipedia | The Community of Inquiry Website | Community of Inquiry 2-pager from Purdue University

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Jodi Scott Discusses Remote Learning

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Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott was part of the team that created the Illinois Remote Learning Recommendations. In this special episode, Jodi returns to our show to discuss the differences between Illinois’ current Remote Learning Recommendations and the earlier legislation. Listen as Jodi provides critical clarifications and insights.  
Connect with Jodi Scott:EMail: jscott@roe33.netWebsite: www.roe33.netTwitter: @ROE33_HKMWRemember to check out this and all past episodes at www.LearningThroughLeading.com and click the Subscribe button at the top of the screen to have every episode delivered right to your email inbox.
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Luxblox with Mike Acerra

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Heather and Mike Acerra are the educational entrepreneurs behind Luxblox, allowing students to explore science, engineering, and design in almost any setting. Luxblox are non-digital high-tech learning tools that enable teachers to approach a multitude of subjects with a hands-on and creative approach. Lux Blox are used in schools, STEAM labs and maker spaces around the globe. Lux Blox are especially popular in Finland and HungaryLux Blox are the featured exhibit at museums around the nation and are part of the permanent exhibit on structures and math at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.
In this episode, Mike tells us about how Luxblox can be used in classrooms to support science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics in almost any learning activity.

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