#1 – Welcome to Tech Talk for Teachers

Unpacking Education August 24, 2020 2 min

The classroom is changing. The educational system is changing. If you’re a teacher who is struggling to address how these challenges will impact your students and the learning environment, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to Tech Talk for Teachers, our brand new podcast that is designed to share actionable teaching strategies for remote and blended learning, by teachers for teachers. We want to hear from you. What is working that you would like to share with others? What challenges do you have where this community can come together to provide input, support, and understanding?

Paul Beckermann has over 32 years of experience as an English teacher, Library Media Specialist, adjunct professor, and PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist. Paul has earned several state-wide education awards, including Minnesota Library Media Specialist of the Year and Minnesota AV Coordinator of the Year. Paul was also a member of the 2019 Minnesota District Technology Team of the Year, and he has been a Minnesota Teacher of the Year semifinalist. Paul’s ongoing mission is to empower students by empowering teachers.

Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist

Rena Clark is a National Board Certified Teacher who is a Digital Learning Coach in the Renton School District. She is continuing to build on the great work she’s done around incorporating principles of computer science (CS) into elementary classrooms, integrating STEM, expanding opportunities for cross-curricular learning, and engaging students in exploring and creating as modes for deepening learning. In addition, Rena is a Code.org CS Fundamentals Facilitator.

Pamela Beckermann is a PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist with over 25 years of experience in education. She has a Master’s degree in Information Media and teaching licenses in 6-12 business education and K-12 library media. Pam has been recognized as Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota’s Media Specialist of the Year, ISD 466 Teacher of the Year, twice nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, and a member of the 2019 Minnesota District Technology Team of the Year. Pam’s mission is to educate, empower and inspire learners of all ages.

You can expect down to earth conversations that address the challenging topics we are facing in our classrooms today. We will provide you with strategies for teaching in a remote, hybrid, or blended learning classroom. Strategies to empower your students. And strategies for ensuring equity as we engage with students online.

Paul Beckermann, Host and PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist, Elk River Area School District, MN