Sunday, July 28, 2019

Interview with Rae Hughart

Rae Hughart
We really enjoyed our chat with Rae Hughart, 6th grade educator, Director of Training and Development for the Teach Better Team, and Illinois State University Instructor. We think you will, too!
In this episode, Rae discusses mastery learning, her growth as an educator, and some innovative ideas for any classroom looking to make connections with their community.



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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Amber Heffner and IDEA


Amber Heffner
We discuss technology integration and professional learning with Amber Heffner, Executive Director of the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA - formerly Illinois Computing Educators).

Some definitions...
  • ISTE = The International Society for Technology in Education - Learn more at https://www.iste.org/
  • SAMR = This model describes how technology is used, as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition - Learn more at http://hippasus.com/blog/archives/227
  • TPACK = This model describes how Technical Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, and Content Knowledge work together - Learn more at http://tpack.org/




UPDATE: We've had a couple questions since this episode was first published...

  • Q: How much does membership in IDEA cost? 
  • A: Educators can join Illinois Digital Educators Alliance for FREE! Visit www.ideaillinois.org for details!
  • Q: If I was a member of Illinois Computing Educators, what do I do to join IDEA? 
  • A: You don't have to do a thing. Your membership will transfer automatically.


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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Interview with Adam Welcome

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Enjoy our discussion of leadership ideas with Adam Welcome, co-author of Kids Deserve It! and author of Run Like a Pirate and Empower Our Girls.

Follow Adam Welcome on Twitter at @mradamwelcome and visit his website




Counterpoint on Coaching: TEDtalk by Atul Gawande: Want to get great at something? Get a coach

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

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The Importance of Knowing Yourself, with Dr. Denny Barr

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