Podcast On Your Plan episode 48 #NCTE16 Recap with Christy and Caitlin

Returning guest, Christy Mock-Stutz, Montana’s ELA Director, and fellow Montana education leader, Caitlin Chiller, share significant takeaways from the 2016 annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference!

Talking Points:

  • advocacy through writing
  • advocacy through the curriculum content
  • diversity
  • responsibilities to the community as an educated individual
  • teachers’ well-being
  • building an online community for professional growth
  • and the issues with overemphasizing College-and-Career Readiness

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Podcast On Your Plan ep 43 with Amy Nicar and Julie Moore

IMG_20160825_130233287This episode features Amy Nicar, our state’s assessment BFF, and Julie Moore, Mustang Public Schools! We clarify and discuss a lot of assessment stuff. Amy has been hard at work reviewing possible test items with teachers across the state, including Julie. They give me all the details and, of course, we talk about aspects of education that need to be disrupted. Probably one of my favorite episodes! It has a little something for everyone! Learn more by visiting the Office of Assessment home page.

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Podcast On Your Plan ep 35 with Dr. Kajder and Dr. Gerber

Dr Sara Kajder and Dr Hannah GerberFirst, a big SHOUT OUT and an enormous THANK YOU to our friends at Oklahoma State University (notably Dr. Shelbie Witte) for introducing me to Dr. Hannah Gerber, University of Georgia, and Dr. Sara Kajder, Sam Houston State University. Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder were amazing keynote speakers at OSU’s 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series. Each had an incredible amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to share about digital literacies. My aim was to tap into their collective knowledge base for multimodal literacies guidance.

Multimodal literacies is a new aspect of the Oklahoma  Academic Standards for English Language Arts. With Dr. Kajder’s research on adolescent literacy identities, digital tools, and social media, and Dr. Gerber’s research on the ecologies and pedagogies afforded through video-gaming practices, I was sure to walk away with some new ideas. I hope you enjoy this episode and also level-up some ideas of your own for incorporating multimodal literacies into daily practice.

You can continue the learning by following Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder on Twitter:

twitter miniDr. Hannah Gerber @HannahGerber

twitter miniDr. Sara Kajder @SKajder

Learn more about the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research by clicking here!

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Podcast On Your Plan – OMLEA Edition

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 8.49.20 AMThis episode of the podcast was recorded during a presentation about podcasting at the 2016 Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association (OMLEA) Conference. Get it? We recorded a podcast in a session about recording podcasts! The three guests/attendees for the session are Karen Mann, Anne Beck, and Scott Haselwood. We were an eclectic group with diverse backgrounds and the resulting conversation was as hilarious as it was thought provoking! So, hang on and try to keep up in this episode.

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Podcast On Your Plan ep33 with Dan and Mary, Santa Fe South HS

 

IMG_20160205_111426252In this episode we explore Restorative Justice, a philosophy to build community and relationships in schools and districts among students and faculty. Santa Fe South’s Vice Principal, Dan Buckmaster, breaks it down into practical steps and shares the powerful outcomes happening at Santa Fe South in Oklahoma City. We also discuss his transition from teacher to administrator, basketball skills, and what needs to be disrupted in education. As an added bonus, Mary Mazariegos joins us!

This is a great episode for education leaders and teachers interested in classroom management and fostering community.

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