In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Rich Czyz and educational leader and author making a positive impact for educators and learners. Rich is the author of The Four O'Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide to Revolutionize Professional Development.
Author Rich Czyz is on a mission to revolutionize professional learning for all educators. In The Four O’Clock Faculty, Rich identifies ways to make Professional Development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, personally relevant.
Rich's book is a practical guide that reveals why some Professional Development is so awful and what you can do to change the model for the betterment of you and your colleagues.
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One of Rich's favorite reads: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
One of the books that most impacted Rich's thoughts on education: Lead Like a Pirate! by Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess
Sphero: The Affordable Robot for Every Classroom.
Tools & Resources mentioned: Smore, Wordswag, Retype, Type O Rama, Voxer, EdCamp
Rich's one word for 2017: Push!
Ideas & Themes Mentioned: No Office Day, Use Your Commute, The Hour of Possibility, Pop-Up PD, Survey Teachers, Own Your Own PD, Go Above & Beyond Your Learning