Episodes (Page 5)

Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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.

Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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.

Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education 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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Unpacking Education March 17, 2021 • 26 min

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.

Unpacking Education March 10, 2021 • 18 min

Welcome back to Teacher Insights! Meet Annie Tremonte, a Digital Learning Coach and ELA/Social Studies Facilitator in the Renton School District in Washington. Annie talks about her experiences with project-based learning, sharing how she has learned to embrace the complexity and the messiness of the process to provide her students with real-world problem-solving opportunities.

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