Sunday, January 26, 2020

Leadership, Learning, and Culture with Jimmy Casas


If you ever have an opportunity to chat with Jimmy Casas, don’t let it pass by!

In this week's episode we have a fascinating talk with Jimmy about the changing role of the school leader and the power of leading by example, especially when it comes to professional learning. Jimmy provides great advice for new and experienced leaders alike to help build a culture of mutual respect and support in a school or district.

 


Contact Info: J Casas & Associates
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How to Listen

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Nick and Matt are proud to announce our latest partnership! The Learning Through Leading Podcast is now produced in partnership with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, also known as the LTC. You can find out more on their website at ltcillinois.org

The Learning Technology Center is an Illinois State Board of Education program that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities that further four main focus areas:
  • Digital teaching, learning, and leadership
  • Network and technology infrastructure
  • Student data security and safety
  • Equity and access
The LTC’s goal is to maximize school districts’ access to technology and enhance districts’ use of technology to improve educational opportunities for the students of Illinois. Check out all that the LTC can do for your school or district at ltcillinois.org 

Disclosure: Matt Jacobson is the Online Learning Specialist for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Floop: Feedback Loops In Any Classroom


We had a great talk with Christine Witcher and Melanie Kong about Floop, an app that supports teacher and peer feedback in almost any classroom. Listen to their startup story and how Melanie and Christine have used their classroom experiences and action research to build student agency and efficacy. Then check out Floopedu.com to see how you can use it in your classroom.


Contact the Floop team via Email: team@floopedu.com

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Company Bio

Based on research and built by teachers, Floop is a web platform that helps teachers give meaningful feedback faster and teaches students how to use feedback to learn. Floop works on any internet-connected device (phones, tablets, laptops) to streamline the feedback process and give more agency to students.

About the developers






Christine Witcher has worked in education for over 13 years, working with students from preschool age to high school seniors. She currently teaches middle school science, math, and innovation at Forest Ridge School in Bellevue, WA.



Melanie Kong is a high school engineering and entrepreneurship teacher at Tesla STEM High School in Redmond, WA. She has worked in education for 10 years as a classroom teacher, professional development trainer, and curriculum designer.

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