Education Connection" Podcast Series
Cooperating School Districts offers podcasts covering education topics. You can subscribe to podcasts or you can select from the list below.
METC, February 12-13, 2013
From Tragedy to Triumph –– The Journey of the Joplin Schools
Dr. C.J. Huff, superintendent of Joplin Schools
METC Leadership Lunch Keynote, Tuesday, February 12, 12:00-2:00 pm
Additional Registration Required $30. Register here.
The Joplin Schools was devastated by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. In spite of heavy losses, the school district rallied the community to open schools on time 87 days later. This session will provide an overview of some of the current challenges and opportunities faced by the Joplin Schools as it endeavors to turn this terrible tragedy into an amazing opportunity to reinvent public education for its children.
Dr. C.J. Huff, superintendent of Joplin Schools, experiences as a classroom teacher, building principal, superintendent and a family farmer prepared him to lead his district through the recovery effort following the devastating Sunday, May 22, 2011 tornado that ripped through the heart of Joplin destroying or damaging 10 of the 19 buildings including the high school and leaving over half of his students without a school to return to on the following Monday. Huff’s declaration that “We will start school on time” is credited with being a key factor that drew the community of Joplin together just days after the tornado and provided a positive light for the country to rally around in the midst of such tragedy and destruction. On August 17, 2011, Joplin’s 7,700 students started the new school year as scheduled.
Dr. Huff’s recognitions include: People Magazine's “2011 Heroes Among Us”, eSchool News 2012 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award, Missouri Association of School Administrators 2012 Pearce Award. Listen to Podcast.
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Transitioning to Common Core Using Technology with Ferdi Serim
Ferdi Serim, recorded September 11, 2012
Join us as we delve deeper into the Common Core State Standards, this time with a technology focus. Ferdi Serim, Executive Director of the New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE), the Learning Community Technologies Director at Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations and Owner of CLARD Consulting, on how schools can transition to the CCSS and integrate technology tools at the same time. Explore how to use engaging projects to help learners develop 21st century skills by applying the Common Core to real-world challenges and how to use available school performance data to select the most appropriate and engaging projects. Examine strategies for determining readiness entry points for staff, based on their prior experience with project based learning and comfort level with online learning, and how to use job-embedded online professional development to help all staff transition to the Common Core.
Character Education Conference June 25-27, 2012
Social and Emotional Learning
Annie, author of Middle School Confidential, is an expert in helping 21st century students and teachers understand how social/emotional development impacts academic progress. Learn strategies to change your school social dynamics and empower students make better choices. Annie Fox podcast
Stan, author of Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention and founding member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, shares how to protect the target and helps develop positive character in the bully. Stan Davis podcast
Closing the Achievement Gap
Johncarlos, North Carolina Guilford County Principal, will share how he integrated a data –driven model of character education that turned his school around. The results are increased academic achievement and a school climate where every child succeeds. Johncarlos Miller podcast
Stu is the founder of the Ovation Company and a specialist in developing positive school climate and culture. He will share his expertise and insight of programs like Dots, 4Word and Momentum. Plus the Learning for Living Boomerang project (student transition programs like Link Crew and WEB) Stu Cabe podcast
For additional information or to request a specific topic to be covered, contact Craig George at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Vincent is a National expert and leader in Character Education. He brings more than 20 successful years of experience in education to his presentations, workshops, bestselling books and staff development work for school civility. He has worked with more than 33 school districts in formulating and implementing their character education programs as well as consulting in 25 other states. He has written numerous journal articles about developing character, gifted education, computer ethics, and working with at-risk students in an alternative classroom setting. See the latest Character Education resources at his bookstore at the conference too.Podcast
Hal Urban is an author and has taught high school for 36 years in California. He has attended every CHARACTERplus Character Education Conference for the past 16 years. Hal shares his views on the power of one teacher and why character education is more important today than ever. Listen as he talks specifically about the role of the media and its impact on today's youth. Podcast
Marvin Berkowitz is the Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Listen as Marvin discusses the role CHARACTERplus plays in the national character education movement and answers questions about trends he sees in character education. Podcast
John a keynote at the upcoming Character Education Conference, is the leader and president of the Giraffe Heroes Project, www.giraffe.org.--an international nonprofit organization moving people to stick their necks out for the common good. Graham was a U.S. Diplomat for 15 years, a foreign policy advisor to Senator John Glenn and has written four books. Podcast.
Mother of Megan Meier and founder of the Megan Meier Foundation will be a keynote speaker at the 17th annual Character Education Conference, June 23-24, 2011. Listen to this podcast from Tina as she talks about bullying, the foundation she created, cyberbullying and technology.
Eric will kick off the conference. Eric, a Navy SEAL, photographer, essayist and international humanitarian, founded The Mission Continues which values the capacity and desire of wounded veterans to serve their communities through fellowships. Podcast
Muriel Summers will be a keynote speaker at the Characterplus Character Education Conference. Muriel is the visionary principal of A. B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary. They took a school on the brink of extinction to becoming a National School of Character. Podcast
February 9, 2011 Peter Buffett interview about his upcoming keynote and concert at the 2011 Midwest Education Technology Conference. Hear Peter speak about how his presentation and concert pertains to education.
November 15, 2010 CHARACTERplus Character Education Conference 2011 changes location to St. Charles Convention Center.
September 10, 2010 The Big Return Encouraging youth to community service
July 29, 2010 New CSD Web Site
September 24, 2009 WHEELS: A Train the Trainer Program for Administrators and Bus Supervisors
August 27, 2009 Podcast H1N1 Flu an interview with Dr. Michael Williams
March 16, 2009 Podcast English Language Learners
February 9, 2009 Podcast Media Training for Education Leaders
January 23, 2009 Podcast Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) Preview
January 14, 2009 Podcast Legislative Outlook for 2009
August 29, 2008 Podcast High Cost of Fuel and its Impact on Education
September 22, 2008 Podcast School Reform
September 30, 2008 Podcast Cyberbullying and Internet Safety for Parents
October 20, 2008 Podcast Suggested Improvements to the No Child Left Behind Act
October 30, 2008 Podcast Technology Integration in the Classroom
November 12, 2008 Podcast Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis Celebrates Five Years
November 19, 2008 Podcast Preparing Students for the Global Workplace
December 19, 2008 Podcast Teacher Retirement and Social Security Issue