Contract Staffing for Specialized Services in Schools
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by WOUB Public Media
1M ago
Teacher and staff shortages, particularly in areas of specialized need like speech pathology, counseling, and accessible education, are increasing throughout the country. Such shortages coupled with increasing non-instructional demands on teachers increase stress and, for some, burnout. Despite that, a recent survey conducted by Soliant, a recruiting and staffing company specializing in education and other skilled sectors, shows that teachers remain optimistic about their impact. Lesley Slaughter, Senior Vice President at Soliant, discusses the challenges of staffing and potential solutions of ..read more
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The Science of Reading with Kari Kurto of the Reading League
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by WOUB Public Media
1M ago
Reading is a fundamental skill that facilitates learning across standards, subjects, and grade levels. Yet, national statistics show that students are reading less and, generally speaking, below grade level. Kari Kurto is the National Science of Reading Project Director for the Reading League. Kari discusses a resource called Compass, which provides educators, administrators, policy makers, and others with resources on evidence-based practices that improve students’ reading skills. To learn more about Compass, visit the Reading League’s website: https://www.thereadingleague.org/compass ..read more
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Scientifically Supported Reading Instruction
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by WOUB Public Media
1M ago
This episode is part of a two-part series on the topic of scientifically supported reading instruction. Joe Burns is a regional product manager for Capstone, an educational technology and publishing company. Having taught early childhood grades, Joe discusses the importance of developmental skill development in reading as well as how Capstone augments phonics instruction with authentic texts. Joe also discusses topics raised in a recent article about the science of reading instruction in eSchool News. Connect with Joe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrburns-710/ Read more from Joe abo ..read more
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The Deeper Learning approach at the Ulster (NY) Board of Cooperative Educational Services
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by WOUB Public Media
1M ago
In 2023, Deeper Learning Global (DLg) awarded the Ulster, New York, Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Ulster BOCES) with the “Deeper Learning” designation. Ulster Superintendent Dr. Jonah Schencker discusses this designation and how the district operationalizes deeper learning through its north star commitments of developing self, contributing to community, developing capacity, and engaging in continuous cycles of inquiry. Ulster will partner with DLg to host the DL Global New York conference in July of 2024. To learn more about Ulster BOCES, visit their website: https://www.ulsterboc ..read more
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Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom
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by WOUB Public Media
2M ago
Following the release of Chat-GPT and other Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms, teachers and administrators at all levels of education have worked to react to both the possibilities and problems of AI. Carl Hooker is a former educator and now an author who analyzes the implications of AI for teaching and learning in his new book, Learning Evolution: The New Era of AI in the Classroom. Our discussion highlights practical advice as well as some of the ethical and social implications of AI. Learn more about Carl at his website: https://carlhooker.com ..read more
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Dr. Cynthia Wise and the Culture Conscious Campus Model
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by WOUB Public Media
2M ago
Dr. Cynthia Wise has developed a career-long track record of turning low-performing schools into schools of distinction. Currently the Principal and Chief Academic Officer of the Transformation Waco Charter Schools in Waco, TX, Dr. Wise discusses the Culture Conscious Campus Model that she has developed as a proven model for school transformation. As she narrates her story, you will learn key takeaways about the importance of teacher-student relationships, leadership, and relentless pursuit of student academic success. Connect with Dr. Wise on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-cynthia-w ..read more
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Providing Teletherapy Support for English Language Learners
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by WOUB Public Media
3M ago
Sam Torres is a bilingual case manager for VocoVision, a company that provides teletherapy services for students across multiple specialties. Sam discusses specific strategies for promoting success for English Language Learners, the fastest growing student population in the U. S. Sam explains unique needs facing ELL students, including the intersection of speech disorders and language learning, as well as how teletherapy can provide a robust solution for schools. Connect with Sam on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-torres-13bb9b2b4/ Learn more about VocoVision on their website: h ..read more
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Using Teachergram for Sustained Professional Development
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by WOUB Public Media
6M ago
In special education, as well as the larger teaching field, there exists significant needs for ongoing professional development where teachers can orient with affinity groups that provide support and feedback that extends beyond local school districts. Dr. Jen Newton, an Associate Professor in the Patton College of Education at Ohio University and co-creator of Teaching is Intellectual, discusses how Teachergram, a specific use of Instagram by teachers, is fulfilling that need. Newton and co-author Mira Cole Williams recently published an article on this topic in the Journal of Special Educati ..read more
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The Need for Computer Science Education
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by WOUB Public Media
7M ago
Since the time of Sputnik, national education reform initiatives have made the case for integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into education at greater levels. Dr. Whitney Dove, CEO of Ellipsis Education, suggests that even greater attention should be given to computer science instruction. Dr. Dove discuses the need for holistic computer science curriculum as well as intentional professional development for computer science teachers. Learn more at: https://ellipsiseducation.com ..read more
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Empowering Teachers and Students for Success
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by WOUB Public Media
7M ago
Randi Economu is a former educator and current CEO of Capstone, an educational technology and publishing company dedicated to equitable access to education. In this discussion, Randi narrates her journey from the classroom to being an industry leader and also explains her perspectives on the need for high quality educational resources to empower teaching and learning ..read more
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