Podcast On Your Plan episode 54 with Anne Beck

You’re going to love Anne Beck! In this episode, we debrief after a day of working with preservice teachers at the University of Oklahoma College of Education. After some insight about PD and reflecting on the responses from the preservice teachers, we discuss favorite PD moments at EdCamp and iPadpalooza. Of course, this leads us down a discussion about the future teachers, how to implement technology in a meaningful way, tenure probs, realizations from flipping classrooms, TEACHING TO THE TEST (!), how to manage emails, and 90’s music.

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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 episode 46 with Dr. Doug Fisher

Dr Doug Fisher and Josh Flores

Dr. Doug Fisher was the keynote at our 2016 Reading Summit and was gracious enough to close the day with a live Q&A podcast! In our time together, Dr. Fisher elaborates on points made in his keynote and afternoon breakout session and responds to questions provided by Oklahoma’s ELA community and members of the audience. This episode is a must-listen for reading and writing teachers!

Dr. Fisher is also on Twitter at Twitter logo mini@DFISHERSDSU! SHOUT OUT to the University of Central Oklahoma for the generosity of hosting Oklahoma teachers and us! Give them a personal shout out via Twitter at Twitter logo mini@UCOBronchos!

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LINKS

Fisher and Frey.com – Visit the official homepage of Dough Fisher and Nancy Frey and access a generous amount of open resources, research, and presentations!

Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts – This is a great addition to your professional library and the basis for Dr. Fisher’s keynote at our 2016 Reading/Literacy Summit.

Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12 – This text provides a wealth of research worth considering when evaluating learning programs in school or as a catalyst for teacher teams to reflect on current instruction and curriculum practices. It was the basis for Dr. Fisher’s afternoon breakout session at the 2016 Reading/Literacy Summit.

DOWNLOADS

4 MBRigorous Reading 5 Access Points slides by Dr DougF isher 7 MBVisible Learning for Literacy slides by Dr Doug Fisher

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!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes, highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!