Sunday, March 29, 2020

Luxblox with Mike Acerra

Heather and Mike Acerra

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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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learning Online with Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois joins us on the special episode to share tips on leveraging video for teachers and administrators:
  • Find your tool
  • Find your content
  • Have fun
  • Be visible
Ben also discusses the importance of educator self-care during these times of change.



Ben recently conducted a webinar for Nick's teachers on these and other topics to help them prepare for e-learning. View the webinar on demand.

Some of the tools Ben mentions:


Contact Ben
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Janelle McLaughlin on Student-Driven Learning and Coaching

Janelle McLaughlin
Janelle McLaughlin discusses the importance of student-driven learning on this week’s episode. Janelle is a consultant and instructional coach who works with schools supporting student choice and voice. Janelle also shares her views on professional learning, technology integration, and the role of the coach in schools.

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Janelle’s Contact Info


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Rae Hughart Revisited



When we started this podcast, one of the guests we both knew we needed to have on the podcast was Rae Hughart. In this look back at Episode 5 of the Learning Through Leading Podcast, Rae talks with us about her journey from brand new teacher to classroom innovator, as well as some of the new projects she was working on back then. If you follow Rae on social media, you also know that she has another new project in the works, too. Rae has written a book, called Teachers Deserve It!, with Adam Welcome. While we eagerly await the release of that book’s release, we hope you enjoy this look back with our first interview with Rae Hughart!




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