In this episode, Brent talks with Brandi about how Sharon-Mutual PS handled distance learning during COVID-19. As a 1-to-1 Chromebook district, they were already using many personalized learning technology tools that made the transition a little easier. She gives several recommendations on what helped her.
In this episode, Brent speaks with Kyle Reynolds about the struggles and successes Woodward PS has experienced during the COVID-19 distance learning period, their lessons learned and their plans moving forward.
In this episode, Brent speaks with Washington PS Superintendent Chris Reynolds and founder of The Program: College Consulting, Deanna Akin, about how the two have been working together to help students navigate the process of preparing for college. Made more difficult during COVID-19, Deanna has been supporting the district's counselors and students on how to stay on top of all the necessary steps leading up to their first year of college.
In this episode, Brent talked with Sabari about her own educational experience and then how she came to co-create Nepris, a website that connects educators with a vast network of industry professionals to engage students in their learning and prepare them for their future.
In this episode, Brent talks with Marilyn Doerfel, who homeschooled 5 of her 7 children, including our colleague Jordan Doerfel! She also has experience in teaching students through a blended model, so we picked her brain of what to do and what not to do when it comes to distance learning.
In this episode, Brent talks with OKCPS Title III ELL Instructional Facilitator Diana Dawson about strategies to use in distance learning with English language learners. Solutions they discussed include newcomer and shelter packets and a whole variety of online resources.
In this episode, Brent speaks with OSDE's Office of Legal Services General Counsel Brad Clark. They discuss various legal questions surrounding distance learning that the State Department has received: equity, special education, CPR requirements, privacy issues using Zoom and students, support employee pay, etc.
In this episode, Brent talks with Oklahoma Achieves Executive Director Ryan Walters who also teaches online AP U.S. History to McAlester and Millwood Public School students. He covers lessons he has learned by teaching through distance learning, both the pros and the cons, and how to effectively use various tools to present the best lessons possible to your students.
In this episode, Brent talks with OSDE Executive Director of Special Education Todd Loftin about various resources and solutions available to use with those students who have special needs.
In this episode, Brent talks with Superintendent Kyle Lierle about how Ft. Cobb PS is handling distance learning, the challenges his community faces and their solutions to address them.
In this episode, Jason Midkiff and Jason Mack talk with Jason Lange about how BloomBoard is helping teachers further their own learning through micro-credentialing. They also announce an exciting new partnership with us and how we plan to support our members with their online resources.
In this episode, Brent talks with Dr. Lisa Daniels, program specialist with the Oklahoma Supplemental Online Course Program (OSOCP). OSOCP is a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board & the local school district. Dr. Daniels talks about all the existing resources they have that schools can use for online learning, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode, Brent talks with OPSRC Teaching & Learning staff Jason Midkiff and Jean Potter about a variety of resources available for teachers to use in distance learning. They also offer up helpful suggestions to make the experience less stressful for all.
Now that schools have the option to hold virtual school board meetings, Brent gathered some of the OPSRC team (Terri Thomas, Eric Doss, Andy Evans) to talk about guidelines schools will need to follow and recommendations on how to begin holding virtual board meetings.
We talked with counselors and school leaders who shared resources for coping during a time of anxiety & uncertainty.
We talked to Muskogee Public Schools' Chief Operations Officer Eric Wells and Aruba Systems Engineer Joshua Williams about infrastructure, equity issues, connectivity issues and how schools can support online learning.
Brent talked with Transcend Education's Partner of School Design Services Jamila MacArthur and Casady School's Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist, Wesley Fryer. Their discussion included various resources families can use throughout school closures due to COVID-19.
Brent talked to Executive Director of Hunger Free Oklahoma Chris Bernard and El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay and Community Outreach Director Brooke Robertson about resources and guidance on how to handle feeding students during #oklaed school closures.
The 2 Jasons (Mack & Midkiff) talk with Sandra Kent about her role at A+ Schools, what the organization is all about and how they're helping implement art education throughout all curriculum. They also discussed the upcoming June conference: Creativity 2020: Not Your Average Conference.
Jason Mack and Jason Midkiff talk to Todd about his role at the OKSDE in furthering financial literacy among our state's public schools. They also talk about his work to support districts' business teachers and various student opportunities available to help them think about financial career opportunities: career fairs, internships, mentorships, etc.
In this episode Jason Mack and OPSRC Policy Director Jacque Walsh talk with Rebecca about Oklahoma's current legislative session and active education bills.
TSET's Director of Public Information & Outreach Thomas Larson and Healthy Incentive Grants (Schools) Program Manager Sharon Howard speak about their work to help schools and programs beyond.
In this episode, Jason Mack talks with Rep. Rosecrants about his play-based learning initiative (HB 2794). Rep. Rosecrants also gives an update on the upcoming legislative session, including bills that are being proposed to address education in our state.
In this episode, Jason Mack talks with Emily about Operation Engagement. They also discuss her other role of being an instructional specialist with Yukon Public Schools. Operation Engagement began as a passion project to get students excited about learning and help teachers make their classrooms fun places by using special kits Emily and her staff have created that teachers can use for free!