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Tech Talk For Teachers June 30, 2021 • 26 min

In this week’s episode, we explore computational thinking and begin helping teachers unpack the concept for application in the classroom to help build students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Tech Talk For Teachers June 23, 2021 • 24 min

This week, our guest is Dr. Ellen Dorr, Chief Technology Officer, from Renton Unified School District in Renton, Washington. Join the team as we explore how the technology team has supported students, teachers, and their families navigate the challenges of the pandemic with empathy and understanding.

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Tech Talk For Teachers June 16, 2021 • 24 min

This week, our guest is Natasha Monsaas-Daly, Director of Information and Learning Technology for Watertown-Mayer Schools. She shares how her small, rural district integrates rigorous and authentic instruction, with quality technology tools.

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Tech Talk For Teachers June 9, 2021 • 27 min

Explore how to engage students in virtual field trips to provide rich learning opportunities, develop a broader perspective of the world around them, and a deeper understanding through shared experiences that may be otherwise unattainable.

Tech Talk For Teachers June 2, 2021 • 24 min

Our guest has experienced what it means to lead a school district through a year of unprecedented obstacles. Tune into our conversation with Dr. Dan Bittman, Superintendent of ISD 728 in Minnesota, for a discussion of how challenges became opportunities to provide care and support to the community.

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Tech Talk For Teachers May 26, 2021 • 26 min

Welcome to Teacher Insights! This week, our guest is Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher from Renton Unified School District in Renton, Washington. Kaia shares her strategies for introducing creativity and choice with our youngest learners.

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Tech Talk For Teachers May 19, 2021 • 27 min

Join us this week to explore the power of creativity and choice in the classroom to empower students to take ownership of their learning.

Tech Talk For Teachers May 12, 2021 • 30 min

Join us in our conversation with Dr. Winston Benjamin, a Social Studies and English Language Arts facilitator in the Renton School District in Washington. He shares his expertise in culturally responsive teaching to begin a conversation about how we as teachers must challenge our beliefs and examine our own biases to create a classroom that supports all students—celebrating their experience and applying it to their learning process.

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Tech Talk For Teachers May 5, 2021 • 23 min

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.

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Tech Talk For Teachers April 28, 2021 • 26 min

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.

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Tech Talk For Teachers April 21, 2021 • 23 min

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.

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Tech Talk For Teachers April 14, 2021 • 20 min

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.

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Tech Talk For Teachers April 7, 2021 • 17 min

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.

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Tech Talk For Teachers March 31, 2021 • 21 min

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.

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Tech Talk For Teachers March 24, 2021 • 19 min

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.

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