#Compromise: March 2024 MO Legislative Update with Otto Fajen - Episode 207
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by Samanthahayesi
1M ago
  MNEA's Otto Fajen reflects on the first 12 weeks of the session and forecasts the last 7 weeks in a conversation with Samantha Hayes about the Missouri Legislative Session (in regards to Education) so far.    MNEA Members: Interested in being a part of the resolutions committee or becoming a host or guest on MNEA Connects? Follow this link: http://bit.ly/3kvyEFb or contact Samantha Hayes. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Samantha Hayes at 800-392-0236 or Samantha.Hayes@mnea.org ..read more
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March 2024 State Board of Education Report - Episode 206
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by Samanthahayesi
2M ago
Welcome to MNEA’s “Top Takeaways from the March 2024 Missouri State Board of Education”   ➡️Reports on Literacy Program Initiatives and LETRS Training in Missouri ➡️Accreditation of Missouri Educator Preparation Programs ➡️Beginning Teacher Assistance Program Rule Changes Approved for Public Comment  ➡️Update on the DESE and State Board Strategic Plan Scroll through the posting to get more info on each of these! The full report can be found at mnea.org/stateboard. If you have any questions or concerns about the State Board or the report, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebeka McI ..read more
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#Slow #Reset: February 2024 MO Legislative Update with Otto Fajen - Episode 205
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by Samanthahayesi
2M ago
MNEA's Otto Fajen and Samantha Hayes recap another month of the legislative session in regard to movement on education legislation, which covers the reason behind Senate’s month delay, to Initiative Petition, to education bills that have focus at this time.   MNEA Members: Interested in being a part of the resolutions committee or becoming a host or guest on MNEA Connects? Follow this link: http://bit.ly/3kvyEFb or contact Samantha Hayes. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Samantha Hayes at 800-392-0236 or Samantha.Hayes@mnea.org ..read more
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MNEA's February 2024 NEA Superweek Recap - Episode 204
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by Samanthahayesi
3M ago
NEA Senior Director, Andy Slaughter and interim NEA Director, MNEA Vice President Rebeka McIntosh, recap the latest NEA Superweek that occurred the first full week of February. They recap their work lobbying on the Hill, topics of discussion for NEA business, and how MNEA is growing strength as an association from this National presence.    MNEA Members: Interested in being a part of the resolutions committee or becoming a host or guest on MNEA Connects? Follow this link: http://bit.ly/3kvyEFb or contact Samantha Hayes. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Samant ..read more
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February 2024 State Board of Education Report - Episode 203
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by Samanthahayesi
3M ago
Welcome to MNEA’s “Top Takeaways from the February 2024 Missouri State Board of Education”   ➡️MNEA Members honored as 2023 Milken Educators ➡️4-Day School Week Report ➡️MSIP 6 APR Updates and Resources ➡️Praxis Returns to Missouri July 1, 2024, Cut Scores Set ➡️Missouri State University Leads in Teacher Apprenticeships ➡️A brief note on Charter Schools   Scroll through the posting to get more info on each of these! The full report can be found at mnea.org/stateboard. If you have any questions or concerns about the State Board or the report, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebeka M ..read more
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#Cold: January 2024 MO Legislative Update with Otto Fajen - Episode 202
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by Samanthahayesi
4M ago
MNEA's Otto Fajen and Samantha Hayes delve into early 2024 Missouri Legislative Session, focusing on key education legislation. The following legislation is referred to in the podcast: SB 727 (Koenig): Modifies provisions of the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program SB 728 (Koenig): This act establishes the Parents' Bill of Rights Act of 2024 and creates provisions relating to discussion of certain topics by school personnel SB 729 (Koenig): Authorizes a tax credit for certain educational expenses SB 814: Creates the Education Freedom Act and modifies provisions relating to the as ..read more
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Then and Now: Common Ground in the MO Legislature - Episode 201
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by Samanthahayesi
4M ago
Happy 2024, MNEA Connects Listeners!! We are happy to bring another year of podcasting to you!    MNEA Legislative Director, Otto Fajen, and Samantha Hayes, MNEA Director of Professional Practice, discuss Otto’s experience in witnessing and finding common ground in the Missouri Legislature. Everything from term limits, to language and issue frames, to redistricting, to the impacts of the media and social media is discussed. And, of course, the appointment of Dr. Eslinger as DESE’s next commissioner is thrown into the mix!   Curious about the book that Samantha references? See&nb ..read more
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MNEA Member-Led Episode: Students & Technology, Pt. III with Andy Slaughter & Dr. DeAnna Massie (Episode 125)
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by Samanthahayesi
5M ago
In the final installment of this three-part, member-led episode, Social Studies Teacher, MNEA member and NEA Director, Andy Slaughter, interviews Dr. DeAnna Massie, Professor at Lewis and Clark College in Illinois and NEA member, to discuss student use of social media and technology and the impact on students. This timely and very relevant discussion focuses on social media usage by students, impacts of technology usage on student behavior, and references to Dr. Vivek Murthy’s recent publication on Loneliness.    MNEA Members: Interested in becoming a host or guest on MNEA Connects ..read more
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#SinkOrSwim: Otto Fajen’s thoughts on the 2024 Missouri Legislative Session - Episode 129
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by Samanthahayesi
5M ago
MNEA Legislative Director, Otto Fajen, talks about the upcoming, 2024 Missouri legislative session, including his thoughts, predications, and #hashtag (hint: see title).    MNEA Members: Interested in being a part of the resolutions committee or becoming a host or guest on MNEA Connects? Follow this link: http://bit.ly/3kvyEFb or contact Samantha Hayes. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Samantha Hayes at 800-392-0236 or Samantha.Hayes@mnea.org ..read more
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Member-Led Episode: ChatGPT in Schools, with Lindsey Weatherby and Colin Davitt - Episode 128
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by Samanthahayesi
5M ago
SDNEA member and local leader, Lindsey Weatherby, hosts an episode with Colin Davitt, Director of Imagination and Wonder at Lindbergh School District, to discuss ChatGPT in Schools and how it can be a beneficial tool for educators and students alike.    MNEA Members: Interested in being a part of the resolutions committee or becoming a host or guest on MNEA Connects? Follow this link: http://bit.ly/3kvyEFb or contact Samantha Hayes.   If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Samantha Hayes at 800-392-0236 or Samantha.Hayes@mnea.org    ..read more
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