Episode 34: Teacher Activism with Shawn Sheehan

In episode 34, Dan and Michael talk with 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year about teacher activism, including his non-profit Teach Like Me and his run for the state Senate.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Visit Teach Like Me at TeachLikeMe.org
  2. You can learn more about Shawn’s work at ShawnSheehan.com and make sure to read Shawn’s post-election blog post, “Lessons From a Teacher Who Ran For Office.”
  3. To learn more about teacher’s frustration in Oklahoma, the “teacher’s caucus” of 31 Oklahoma teachers who ran for legislative seats, and the election results where 7 of 31 teachers won their elections, read these stories from episode 29 guest, education reporter Ben Felder.

Contact

Shawn Sheehan is a special education math teacher at Norman High School. You can contact him on his website or tweet at him @SPSheehan on Twitter.

 

Episode 33: Teaching In Virtual Environments with Chris Hitchcock

In episode 33, Dan and Michael chat with Chris Hitchcock about teaching in virtual environments!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Episode 30: Virtual Communities and Co-learning with Howard Rheingold
    1. Chris mentioned that she learned much from our discussion with Howard Rheingold. In fact, it was this episode that inspired us to get a classroom teacher
  2. Episode 13: Creating Authentic Media with hosts Dan and Michael
    1. Dan referenced this episode to discuss how he teaches in his online course.
  3. The SAMR model
    1. Dan referenced the SAMR model which was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. The link about if a video of Dr. Puentedura discussing the model!
  4. What is TPACK? 
    1. I found this journal article entitled ‘What is Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)? As the article title amused me, I thought that this would be the article that I would share.
  5. Dan and his students created something neat about the importance of learning people’s names! Check it out.
  6. Check out the podcast that Chris is a part of – Talking Social Studies!

Contact

Chris Hitchcock teaches world history at an online school. She is also a co-moderator of #sschat, a social studies focused Twitter group. And she was also recently awarded with the Jacobs Educator Award for her contributions to integrating technology with classroom learning. She will probably blush because we put this here. You can contact her via Twitter at @CHitch94.

Episode 32: A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Election with Nate Bowling & Chris Hitchcock

In a free-ranging panel discussion about how the Presidential election 0f 2016 has impacted their classrooms, Michael and Dan are joined by former guest Nate Bowling and upcoming guest Chris Hitchcock.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out episode 26 where we chat with Nate about school equity and resources.
  2. Check out episode 33 (upcoming) with guest Chris Hitchcock!
  3. Nate’s approach to helping his students digest the 2016 election was recently highlighted by King 5 (an NBC affiliate).
  4. Nate was also featured on his local NPR station discussing the impact of the election.
  5. Want to learn about Nate’s approach to teaching government? Check out this piece from KUOW.org!
  6. You can find more about Nate’s work on his site: http://www.natebowling.com/

Contact

Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.

Chris Hitchcock teaches world history at an online school. She is also a co-moderator of #sschat, a social studies focused Twitter group. And she was also recently awarded with the Jacobs Educator Award for her contributions to integrating technology with classroom learning. She will probably blush because we put this here. You can contact her via Twitter at @CHitch94.

Episode 31: Oral Histories in Education with Gabriele Abowd Damico

In episode 31, Dan and Michael talk Oral Histories in Education with Gabriele Abowd Damico of Indiana University.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Learn more about the INSPIRE Living-Learning Center on their site: inspire.iu.edu; And here’s a video of INSPIRE’s director and friend of the show James Damico talking about INSPIRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDfrLQqRX-c
  2. Voices in Time oral histories project “focuses on listening to and documenting the voices and experiences of leading educators across Indiana who have made a substantial educational impact on the lives of children, youth, or adults”: inspire.indiana.edu/voices-in-time
  3. Learn more about the Armstrong Teachers: education.indiana.edu/license-development/development/armstrong/index.html
  4. Learn more about the Harmony Myer Institute for Democracy and Equity in Education: news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2015/03/harmony-meier-institute.shtml
  5. The Community of Teachers Program at IU “is designed to foster long-term relationships between fellow teachers and faculty members and prepare students to collaborate with fellow teachers in their professional lives.” Learn more: http://education.indiana.edu/undergraduate/programs/secondary/secondary-cot.html
  6. More about Fulbright teachers at IU: http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2016/09/fulbright-teachers.shtml
  7. Fresh Air with Terry Gross: http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/

So, in short, they’re doing lots of cool stuff at IU’s School of Education.

Contact

Gabriele Abowd Damico is a clinical Assistant Professor in Art Education and the Community of Teachers Program at Indiana University – Bloomington. You can contact her at gabowd@indiana.edu.

Episode 30: Virtual Communities and Co-learning with Howard Rheingold

In episode 30, Dan and Michael talk Virtual Communities, co-learning, and more with the great Howard Rheingold.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can find a cornucopia of Howard Rheingold resources and work on his website, Rheingold.com, including his books:
    1. The Virtual Community (1993)
    2. Smart Mobs (2002)
    3. Net Smart (2012)
  2. Howard mentiond educational theorists John Dewey, Paulo Freire, Maria Montessori who advocated for student empowerment.
  3. Howard also mentions John Taylor Gatto and Ivan Illich as theorists who have critiqued how students learn to do school.
  4. The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub hosts a website and a conference annually to “advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era.”
  5. This short article previews key ideas from Howard’s book Net Smart: Rheingold, H. (2010). Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies. Educause Review, 45(5), 14-24. The five social media literacies Howard discusses in the article and book are:
    1. Attention
    2. Participation
    3. Collaboration
    4. Network Awareness
    5. Critical Consumption or Crap Detection
  6. Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic (2008)
  7. Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it)” by Howard Rheingold in SFGate.com (05.11.09)

Contact

According to his Wikipedia page, Howard Rheingold is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing).You can tweet @hrheingold, follow him on Facebook, and find all his work and books on Rheingold.com.

Episode 29: Education Reporting with Ben Felder

In episode 29, Michael and Dan discuss the importance of multiple perspectives (including teacher voice) in education journalism with guest Ben Felder, a reporter for The Oklahoman.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Ben works for The Oklahoman, a daily newspaper covering the greater Oklahoman City area!
  2. Here’s is Ben’s fantastic article we discuss in the episode: Letter grades highlight income gap in Oklahoma school performance by Ben Felder, May 17th, 2016
  3. Ben Felder’s page on The Oklahoman website – to check out his work!
  4. Episode 26: School Equity with Nate Bowling
  5. Here’s the study on how Oklahoma social studies teachers address accountability-reform cultures:  Houser, N. O., Krutka, D. G., Roberts, R. D., Pennington, K., & Coerver, N. A. (in press). Navigating the reform-accountability culture in Oklahoma social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education.
  6. You can learn more about the Education Writer’s Association on their site: http://www.ewa.org/about-ewa
  7. You can even listen to sessions about Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from the Education Writer’s Association sessions: http://www.ewa.org/agenda/abcs-essa-agenda ; Here’s more from the Department of Education on ESSA: http://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn; And here’s a video from EdWeek that explains ESSA:
  1. Episode 17: Teacher PLN’s with Torrey Trust, Jeff Carpenter, and Dan Krutka

Contact

With a masters in new media journalism, Ben Felder (@BenFelder_okc) is an investigative reporter for the Oklahoman and often covers education! Check out some of his work on his page on The Oklahoman website!

Episode 28: Supporting New Teachers with Lisa Dabbs

In episode 28, Dan and Michael talk with Lisa Dabbs about supporting new teachers, particularly through #ntchat.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Find more of Lisa’s work on her website: lisadabbs.com
  2. More on the Educause conference Lisa mentions: educause.edu
  3. Learn more about, and get connected through, Lisa’s New Teacher Mentoring Project on her site: http://www.lisadabbs.com/new-teacher-mentoring-project
  4. Buy and read the book Lisa wrote along with Nicol R. Howard entitled, “Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources.

Contact

Lisa Michelle Dabbs is an Educational Consultant, blogger, and speaker. She began her career as an elementary school teacher principal in Southern California. Lisa is currently a university Adjunct Professor and, in 2010, she created and founded New Teacher Chat #ntchat. You can find her blogging and sharing her passion to support and mentor new teachers at LisaDabbs.com and on Twitter @teachwithsoul and other non-Snapchat social media sites.

Episode 27: #EdChatting with Tom Whitby

In episode 27, Michael and Dan talk with Tom Whitby who is one of the creators of the education Twitter sensation #EdChat.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Some people who helped begin #EdChat
    1. Shelly Sanchez
    2. Stephen Anderson 
  2. Books written or edited by by Tom Whitby
    1.  The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning (with Stephen Anderson)
    2. The Educators Guide to Creating Connections
  3. #EdChat Archives
  4. #EdChat Interactive Page
    1. #EdChat has been hosting interactive virtual conferences, check them out!
  5. The Educators PLN
  6. Episode 17: Teacher PLNs with Torrey Trust, Jeff Carpenter, & Dan Krutka
    1. Listen about Dan’s research on teacher PLNs. It’s good.
  7. And don’t forget to check out Tom’s blog: tomwhitby.wordpress.com

Contact

After 34 years teaching English, Tom Whitby retired but stayed very engaged as an adjunct professor at St.Joseph’s College in New York and as a social media aficionado. Writer of books, creator of the most popular education hashtag, and wearer of Hawaiian shirts, Tom can be found on Twitter at @tomwhitby.

Episode 26: School Equity & Resources with Nate Bowling

In episode 26, Dan and Michael talk with 2016 Washington state Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling about school equity and resources.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can find more about Nate’s work on his site: http://www.natebowling.com/
  2. Here’s the State of Washington release on Nate winning the 2016 Teacher of the Year award: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/TOY/TOY2016.aspx WOo hOo!
  3. Learn more about Teachers United on their site: http://teachersunitedwa.org/
  4. Nate has written, and been written about, in several great articles. Here are three of them:
  5. The Problem We All Live With PART ONE” American Life episode on segregation in Normandy School District on the border of Ferguson, Missouri.
  6. What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?” by Nicole Lewis from the Hechinger Report (10.03.16)
  7. Nikole Hannah-Jones reports on school segregation. Here’s her website: http://nikolehannahjones.com/. Here are three articles by her:
    1. Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City:How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system” (2016, June 9)
    2. The Continuing Reality of Segregated Schools” (2015, July 31)
    3.  “School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson” (2014, December 19)
  8. EdBuild is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing common sense and fairness to the way states fund schools: http://www.edbuild.org/

Contact

Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.

Episode 25: Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) with Joel Breakstone

In episode 25, Michael and Dan discuss the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) with their director Joel Breakstone.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. SHEG website: https://sheg.stanford.edu/
  2. SHEG Beyond the Bubble assessment website: http://beyondthebubble.stanford.edu/
  3. SHEG’s Historical Thinking Matters website: http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/
  4. You can find magazine articles, research articles, and books about the research SHEG has done on their website, including the article Joel discussed in the podcast:
    1. Reisman, A. (2012). Reading Like a Historian: A document-based history curriculum intervention in urban high schoolsCognition and Instruction, 33(1), 86-112.

Contact

Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG’s assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He received the Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in 2014. He holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and a M.A. in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. After graduating college, he taught high school history in Thetford, Vermont, for six years. His research focuses on how teachers use assessment data to inform instruction (Bio on SHEG website). You can find him on Twitter @joelbreakstone.