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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  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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  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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  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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  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.