The Bits & Bytes of Education
Planning High Quality PD - BBEDU 005

Planning High Quality PD - BBEDU 005

August 12, 2018

Check out the full show notes at jpprezz.com/pod/005

 

The Edtech Minute

How can we ensure that our students are connected to the real world when they are learning in our classrooms?

 

Featured Content

 

Dr. Amy Zielinski currently serves the Ladue School District in St. Louis, MO as the assistant superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction. In our conversation, Amy talks about important considerations when planning professional development all the way from a district vision to best practices for planning individual PD sessions. 

Best Practice for structuring PD: "10 and 2, chunk and chew" - for every 10 minutes of instruction, allow 2 minutes of processing time

Amy Burvall's White Crayon video

Amy's book recommendations: The Artisan Teacher by Mike Rutherford and Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom by Amy Burvall and Dan Ryder
Amy's recommended Twitter follows: Jay McTigheRick WormeliAnthony Muhammad, and JP Prezzavento (that's me!)

Give Amy a shout out on Twitter! Connect with her @dramy_z

 

What I'm Learning

 

How can we utilize technology to amplify our students' thinking in math class?

Digital Turn and Talk

Creating Change Makers with Design Thinking - BBEDU 004

Creating Change Makers with Design Thinking - BBEDU 004

July 12, 2018

Check out the full show notes at jpprezz.com/pod/004.

The Edtech Minute

Selecting the right tool for the right task at the right time. 

 

Featured Content

Eva Rudolph serves Fox Middle School as a math and leadership teacher, along with helping students produce powerful and popular videos. Eva was recently recognized as the 2018 Fox C-6 School District Teacher of the Year. In our conversation, Eva shares how she implements design thinking in both her math and leadership class. 


FMS SWEET's YouTube Channel
Doug Deitz Ted Talk

Eva's book recommendation: Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler
Eva's recommended Twitter follows: Manuel HerreraJimmy Fallon

Check out The Edtech PodSquad's reflection on ISTE 2018

 

What I'm Learning

Marcia Kish led an amazing ISTE 2018 session on Blended Learning Coaching Strategies. Learn more about Marcia and her company DSD Professional Development on her website

Three phases of blended learning:

  1. Station rotations
  2. data-informed mini-lessons
  3. Project-based Learning and 20% time projects coupled with targeted mini-lessons

 

Creating Teacher Technology Leaders - 003

Creating Teacher Technology Leaders - 003

June 25, 2018
The Edtech Minute
 
Featured Content
Erin Lawson currently serves the Orchard Farm School District as the the District Technology Coach. Prior to this role, Erin taught 6th grade for 9 years.  Erin is the founder of the #StudentPD conference, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and was recognized as a 2018 METC Spotlight Educator honored with the 2018 Educational Technology Association of St. Louis’s V.C. McCluer award for outstanding contributions to instructional technology programs in the St. Louis area.

Erin's Technology Team lesson plans
Strength Finder Test

Erin's book recommendation: Before we were yours by Lisa Windgate
Erin's recommended Twitter follows: Alice KeelerGeorge Curous

What I'm Learning
Check out The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast hosted by Jennifer Gonzalez. I specifically referenced episode 96
 
Complete show notes: jpprezz.com/pod/003
Facilitate learning with SeeSaw - 002

Facilitate learning with SeeSaw - 002

June 12, 2018

The Edtech Minute: Date the tool, marry the ability

Featured Content: high school library media specialist Tonya Thompson shares how she uses SeeSaw to facilitate student learning

What I'm Learning: Google Team Drive

 

Full show notes: jpprezz.com/pod/002

Engaging Students with Technology -Episode 001

Engaging Students with Technology -Episode 001

May 30, 2018

The Edtech Minute: Exciting is not the same as engaging

 

Featured content: a conversation with award winning social studies teacher, PD lead, and incoming K-12 Social Studies Coordinator, Jordan McGaughey.

 

What I'm Learning: ISTE's #ETCoaches book study on Lisa Kolb's book Learning First, Technology Second.

I'm attending ISTE for the first time in June 2018. Tweet me your best tips for making the most of my ISTE conference @jpprezz.

The Bits & Bytes of Education  Preview Show

The Bits & Bytes of Education Preview Show

May 11, 2018

Welcome to the preview of the Bits & Bytes of Education Podcast! On this super short episode, JP will talk about why he's starting a podcast and what listeners can expect from this bi-weekly show.