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Jan. 16, 2021

19 - Seth Stewart: space to create

"That would be dope if . . ."

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Jan. 11, 2021

18 - Betsy Struxness: broadway and beyond

Betsy Struxness takes us on a journey from a small town in Italy to the hectic backstage of Broadway performances.

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Dec. 22, 2020

17 - Voltaire Wade-Greene: learning through dance

Voltaire shares his early learning experiences like when he recorded Thriller over a precious family VHS tape, and memorized the …

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Dec. 17, 2020

16 - Stephanie Klemons: the beauty of choreography

What can we learn from musicals like Hamilton?   TONS! Join Matthew Downing and Stephanie Klemons as they dive into Hamilton (t…

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Dec. 7, 2020

15 - Michael Brody-Waite: leading through authenticity

What can great leaders learn from living like a drug addict? Listen in as Matthew Downing chats with Michael Brody-Waite about hi…

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Nov. 24, 2020

14 - Michael Soskil: flipping the system

Matthew Downing chats with Michael Soskil about his newest book and the pivotal role teachers play in transforming the education …

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Nov. 20, 2020

13 - Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth: literacy and technol…

What can we learn from this remote learning experience?  Matthew Downing chats with Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth…

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Nov. 11, 2020

12 - Scott McLeod: 4 shifts towards deeper learning

What can help lead to deeper learning when integrating technology?  Matthew Downing and Dr. Scott McLeod discuss this relevant a…

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Nov. 4, 2020

11 - Todd Nesloney: the power of relationships to transform education

Matthew Downing chats with Todd Nesloney about his biggest takeaways from education. Todd mentions relationships with staff, stud…

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Oct. 18, 2020

10 - Jon Smith: students as creators

What can foster an authentic learning experience?   Matthew Downing and Jon Smith discuss how to create these types of authentic…

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Oct. 9, 2020

9 - Monica Burns: tasks before apps to promote deeper learning

Teachers are on constant lookout to promote deeper learning with the use of technology. Matthew Downing and Monica Burns discuss …

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Oct. 3, 2020

8 - Dom Traynor: literacy beyond the classroom

How can we make literature come alive for our students?  Literature is supposed to make us feel and imagine.  Stories were meant …

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Sept. 27, 2020

7 - Jennie Magiera: a courageous adventure to innovate

Innovation is lacking in schools across the country. Matthew Downing and Jennie Magiera talk about ways to foster greater innovat…

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Sept. 19, 2020

6 - Richard Byrne: helping teachers and students discover their passi…

Matthew Downing chats with Richard Byrne about a multitude of topics.  They go from student agency to 200+ mile bike rides.  How …

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Sept. 12, 2020

5 - Jennie Kristoffersen: breaking down silos with Nearpod

Matthew Downing talks with Jennie Kristoffersen about classroom culture, transformative technology integration, importance of rel…

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Sept. 3, 2020

4 - Tony Vincent: Technology integration - from Palm Pilots to Shapeg…

Matthew Downing talks with Tony Vincent about the progress of technology integration, and how to effectively use it to engage stu…

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Aug. 29, 2020

3 - Rachelle Dene Poth: Charting a New Course for Learning

Matthew Downing and Rachelle Dene Poth dive deep into charting a new course for learning.  Topics include AR/VR, Project Based Le…

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Aug. 14, 2020

2 - Thomas C. Murray: Explore, Design, and Create with Technology

Technology is a great tool, but it is important to think about it in deeper terms. Matthew Downing talks with Thomas C. Murray ab…

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