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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

 

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Apple Distinguished Educator, Mary Kemper.

Mary Kemper is the K-12 Director of Mathematics in Coppell ISD in Coppell, Texas.  Her impact extends beyond her district as she also serves as the President of the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics.  Ms. Kemper oversees her district's long-term plans for mathematics, designs curriculum, and supports campus educators and principals through professional learning.  Her long-term professional goal includes improving equity and access to high quality teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.  Named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2015, she embraces the opportunity to make a difference as an authentic author, trusted advisor, passionate advocate, and global ambassador. Follow Mary on Twitter: @MrsKemper

Mentioned in the Podcast:

Book: Table Talk Mathby John Stevens

Mary's Blog: agreaterimpact.wordpress.com

Mary's Resource #1: Promoting Mathematical Conversations at Home

https://www.icloud.com/pages/0rX-B79ijUZ9RUIWsGFNeZeCw#Promote_Mathematical_Conversation_at_Home

Mary's Resource #2: One of my No Office Days:

https://agreaterimpact.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/noofficeday/

Joy of Professional Learning: https://www.joyofprofessionallearning.org/

One of Mary's favorite influential books: John Maxwell's book, 5 Levels of Leadership

Win a a copy of John Couch’s book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducatoron Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email.

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe.
 
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
 
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
 
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. 
Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
Jul 26, 2018

Paul is the Head of Learning Technologies (Primary) at Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. A leader and innovator in the Edtech world, renowned for his work in AR, AI and iBeacon technology, Paul is a best selling Children's Picture Book Author, App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. Paul is the Author of the best selling children's book, "If I Were a Wizard..."

Paul has been featured in 'The Age, 'Sydney Morning Herald'​, 'Canberra Times'​ as a leading pioneer in the edtech field. He is the visionary of the EduBeacons App - One of the first creators/users of iBeacon technology in the Educational field in the World. Paul is the creator of "Edtech Synchronicity"​, a reflection framework for integrating tech in education. He says, "Teaching is in my blood. Transforming education through innovation is at the heart of what I do. Helping others make a connection, is what I love." He is also the author of 'iPad Monthly.' Paul is also a member of the Canva Education Advisory Board, Explain Everything Advisory Boar, and a Book Creator Ambassador, an Apple Distinguished Educator, 2013 Finalist, International EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions―and the best and brightest minds―in education and technology. 2013 Finalist - EduBlogs Life Time achievement award.

About Paul's book, If I Were a Wizard: 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE A WIZARD?

In a quiet corner of a distant forest, a young mouse dares to dream of what might be. While her fellow classmates aspire to become football players, architects and doctors, Hazel begins an adventure of a lifetime. With the power of magic, Hazel journeys through her day, helping friends and family, solving problems and making the world a better place.

If I Were A Wizard...

Introduces coding concepts through the imagination of a young mouse. From Repeats and Loops to Algorithms, If I Were A Wizard prompts discussions and helps build conceptual understanding of coding concepts.

Paul's website: http://www.appsbypaulhamilton.com/
Follow Paul on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PaulHamilton8

Mentioned in this podcast: 

If I were a Wizardby Paul Hamilton

Paul recommends the book Drive by Daniel Pink

Win a a copy of John Couch’s book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducator on Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email.

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe.
 
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
 
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
 
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. 
Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

 

Jul 13, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews John D. Couch, the 54th person hired at Apple, the first VP of Education at Apple, friend of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and the author of a hot new book titled: Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential

You can order your copy of John's book here:Rewiring Education by John Couch.

Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education, employing technology to make an enormous positive effect on the lives of millions of students. The man Jobs tapped to realize this vision was John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive who had a passion for education. Couch believed learning needed to be personal and collaborative. He argued the real purpose of education was to help children discover their uniqueness and empower them to reach beyond their perceived potential. However, changing a system that has notoriously resisted change for the past century proved to be no small task, even for an Apple vice president.

Now, though, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, a rewiring of education is finally beginning to unlock the potential of our schools, children, and society.

In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he’s learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple’s major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple’s walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.

Rewiring Educationexamines the future, looking at the most promising of the emerging technologies, and how we, as parents, teachers, and voters, can ensure our children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed both today and tomorrow.

Mentioned in this podcast:

John's new book: Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential

John's Non-Profit is: BeyondSchool.com

Win a a copy of John Couch's book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducator on Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

Steve Wozniak's Woz University: https://woz-u.com/curriculum/

Challenge Based Learning

 

Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email.

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe.
 
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
 
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
 
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. 
Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

 

Jul 8, 2018

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Wes Molyneaux on how to successfully implement a 1:1 tech deployment, how a district might be able to improve upon an unsuccessful attempt, creating great professional development opportunities, Apple's Education Event in Chicago, and so much more. (Topics include but not limited to: 1:1 deployment, fixing a bad deployment, Great PD, instructional leaders, best practices, student engagement, Mar

I know you are going to love this interview! Wes is the director of technology in the Elkhart Community School district, an Apple Distinguished Educator, on the ADE Advisory Board for the Americas, a Google Certified Teacher L1 and L2, a great friend and a brilliant educator. Wes shares so much. He is Brilliant! Follow Wes on Twitter!

Wes Molyneaux is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District where he is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives and innovative professional development. This includes overseeing the technology integration team and ensuring the alignment of professional development to the teacher appraisal system and the strategic plan. Wes started his career at New Trier High School in 2006 teaching biology and anatomy and physiology.
 
After teaching for a few years he moved into a professional development role spending 50% of his time teaching anatomy and physiology to juniors and seniors and 50% of his time working with teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.
 
In addition to teaching and leading professional development at New Trier and now Elkhart, he has presented at a number of different venues including; Mobile2012 in Arizona, ASCD Conference in Chicago, Apple Executive Briefing Center in Chicago, the CPS iPad Academy, several redefining mobile learning events in the Midwest at the ADE2013 Institute in Austin, Texas, at the ADE institute 2014, at EMS2014, at the EdTech Innovation summit in 2016, ConnectEd academy in Dallas in 2016 and 2017, SXSedu 2016, Innovation Summit in Nobelsville, IN in 2017, and at MACUL in 2017.  Wes will be presenting at ISTE in June of 2018, at iEngage-Midwest in April of 2018 and at 2018 IGNITE eLearning Conference in June on innovative teaching methods using iPads in the classroom.
 
Wes is a Google Certified Teacher Level I and II.  He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has served on the Apple Distinguished Educator’s advisory board since January of 2015.
 
\Wes's website is dedicated to helping teachers and students use the interactivity, portability and anywhere anytime learning capabilities of the iPad to increase student engagement and their overall learning.
 
Mentioned in this podcast: 
 
Planbook.com: The best way to plan, organize and share your lessons. www.planbook.com
Wes's website: https://ipads4education.org
Apple's March Education Keynote: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2018/
Wes's favorite iPad case: This is the best case for iPad and Apple Pencil.
A gadget Wes is hoping to get: A hand-held gimbal for iPhone.
Book Recommendation: The Highly Engaged Classroom by Robert Marzano
Book Recommendation: The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano
 

Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email: 

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe.
 
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 104 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
 
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
 
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library.
 
 
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