Podcasts

Welcome to Tech Talk for Teachers! With our classrooms changing at a faster pace than we’ve ever seen, teachers need easy-to-implement strategies to support their students online.

Tech Talk for Teachers is a podcast that will transform today’s students into tomorrow’s empowered digital learners. Our leading education innovators provide immediately applicable digital strategies and tech tips during engaging, down-to-earth conversations that address the challenging topics we are facing in our classrooms today.

This podcast is filled with warmth, humor, and practical suggestions you can immediately apply in your classroom. Whether teaching in a remote, hybrid, or blended-learning classroom, we will provide you with teaching strategies to empower your students and ensure equity as you engage with them online.

Upcoming Episodes

  • May 5 — Accelerating Learning with AVID to Empower Students and Educators Through Agency
  • May 12 — Accelerating Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • May 19 — Tapping into Creativity and Choice: Student Agency for Powerful Learning
  • May 26 — Teacher Insights with Kaia Tomokiyo: Creativity and Choice Starting in Kindergarten
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Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast May 5, 2021 23 min

#38 – Accelerating Learning with AVID to Empower Students and Educators Through Agency

While the past year resulted in disruption in schooling, as we look forward, can we shift the focus of the national dialogue from learning loss to accelerating learning? Join us as we talk with Dr. Lynn Kepp, Vice President of Executive Communication and Project Management Office at AVID Center, about how AVID is shifting the conversation to focus on student agency.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast April 28, 2021 26 min

#37 – Reassembling After Loss: Putting the Pieces Together for a New Picture

Join us for the last installment of our SEL series where we reframe the narrative. Rather than focusing on learning loss, we explore what we have learned this year that has led to growth and resiliency.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast April 21, 2021 23 min

#36 – Managing Transitions Back to the Classroom

In part five of our SEL series, we share strategies for supporting students, families, and staff as we transition back to the physical classroom, with resources and tips for addressing the anxiety of the unknown.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast April 14, 2021 20 min

#35 – Supporting Families During the Pandemic: Coping With Stress, Anxiety, and Grief

Explore tips to help students reduce the stress and anxiety that has accompanied the learning process this year with practical strategies to promote self-awareness and self-regulation.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast April 7, 2021 17 min

#34 – Caring for Students During Pandemic Learning

Explore tips to help students reduce the stress and anxiety that has accompanied the learning process this year with practical strategies to promote self-awareness and self-regulation.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast March 31, 2021 21 min

#33 – How to Prioritize Self-Care: Developing Your SEL Toolkit

In the second episode of our SEL series, we talk about how to take time to build a personalized SEL toolkit, which starts with a need to understand our self-care bias and to identify daily practices to alleviate stress and help us find moments of joy.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast March 24, 2021 19 min

#32 – Refuel, Recharge, and Recover: Teacher Self-Care

Join us for the first episode in a six-part series focused on supporting the social and emotional health of teachers, students, and families during COVID-19.

Featured Guests
Paul Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Rena Clark
Digital Learning Coach
Pamela Beckermann
PreK-12 Digital Learning Specialist
Tech Talk for Teachers Podcast March 17, 2021 26 min

#31 – Digging Deeper Into Project-Based Learning

You are already doing so many great things, but what if you could make some adjustments and engage students in authentic, real-world problem-solving? Join us as we dive deep into project-based learning.

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