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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Brett Elliott: PHEARCE PLCs

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Brett Elliott
Brett Elliott, Principal of Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois, shares his PHEARCE philosophy with us:

Process
Humility
Energy
Adversity
Relationships
Culture
Excellence

Brett also discusses his work with Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and how he leverages technology tools for teaching, learning, and professional learning #GlobalPLC
“Leadership is truly about the people you’re leading.”
- Brett Elliott 



Twitter Handle: @brettmelliott1

Brett Elliott: Professional Bio

Brett M. Elliott has spent 25 years in the urban public education system as a teacher, coach and administrator. His passion and energy set him apart from the pack with a resume of excellence. He has taken over a failing urban high school and transformed the entire culture for learning through positive student and staff relationships, high energy and growth mindset for learning. Whether transforming and failing urban high school into “The Pride of the City” or redefining the school culture of an International Bachelorette High school into “The Standard of Excellence”, his knowledge of teaching, learning and culture provide a wealth of knowledge to any organization. His enthusiasm for change and creating the “ultimate learning environment” make him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to their school and district to the next level.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • NEWSWEEK Best STEM High Schools in the Nation 2020
  • Illinois Journalism Association Administrator of the Year 2019
  • Northern Illinois University – Marguerite F. Key Fellowship for Innovation and Excellence in High School Leadership 2019
  • Illinois State Board of Education “Award of Excellence”, Administrator of the Year 2017
  • Peoria Public Schools “Those Who Excel” Administrator of the Year 2017
  • U.S. News and World Reports “Best High Schools in the Nation” Silver Award 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Illinois Principals Association “Principal of the Year” 2015-16
  • “Principal of the Year” Council for Exceptional Children 2014-15
  • Staff Morale and Service Award – Peoria Public School 2013-14
  • YouTube Documentary “A Case Study” Peoria High School 2014
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Adam Welcome Revisited

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Several months ago we were fortunate to sit down with Adam Welcome for a discussion about leadership, culture, and improving instruction. The audio quality on our original recording was less than perfect, to say the least. With production assistance from the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, we were able to reduce some of the distractions to help make the episode a little easier on the ear. We hope you enjoy this look back on our talk with Mr. Adam Welcome.



Links:
We would also like to encourage you to check out the soon-to-be-released book that he has co-authored with our friend Rae Hughart (@raehughart), entitled Teachers Deserve It!

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Technology Trends and Services through ILTPP with Courtney Fleeger

Courtney Fleeger, ILTPP
The Illinois Learning Technology Purchasing Program, or ILTPP, helps schools and districts find more affordable options to support learning through a wide variety of technology tools. Through this service, ILTPP also has a unique perspective on the latest trends and topics that educators around Illinois are pursuing. Courtney Fleeger of ILTPP joins us to help shed light on this and explain how ILTPP can help.



ILTPP Website

Upcoming ILTPP Events

Courtney Fleeger’s Contact Info

ILTPP Contact Info


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The Learning Through Leading Podcast is produced in partnership with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

ILTPP is an initiative of the Learning Technology Center (LTC) and contributes to the LTC’s mission of building statewide capacity for educational change through technology-related professional learning, programs, initiatives, and support.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Tim McIlvain Talks Cyber-Security, SOPPA, and how LTC can help

Tim McIlvain
Tim McIlvain is the Director of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, known as the LTC. In this episode, Tim discusses some of the many services provided by the LTC. Tim shares his knowledge of recent legislation, some cybersecurity tips, and a preview of the array of upcoming LTC professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and IT professionals.



Check out the links to all the LTC has to offer, including:

Stay on top of everything the LTC can offer, and interact with other educators and ed-tech professionals by joining the LTC Community.

Acronyms heard in this episode


Tim McIlvain’s Contact Info

Twitter Handle: @timmcilvain or @ltcillinois
Email: tmcilvain@ltcillinois.org
Website: ltcillinois.org

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Disclosure: Co-Host Matt Jacobson is an employee of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Professional Learning with Dr. Courtney Orzel

Dr. Courtney Orzel
Dr. Courtney Orzel will soon soon take the role of leading professional development for the IASA: the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

In this episode, Dr. Orzel discusses her love of professional learning and shares her views on the current challenges and future directions for professional learning in Illinois.  


Cortney Orzel’s Contact Info

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