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Nov 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington about grading (or not grading), assessment and the relationship to teaching and learning.

Nov 9, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Wayne Skipper, CEO and Founder of Concentric Sky about open badging, micro-credentialing and education and learning. 

Nov 4, 2017

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 92: Translating Courses from Face-to-Face to Online

by: TeachThought Staff

For episode 92 of the TeachThought podcast, Dr. Stacy Greathouse and Dr. Sheryl Hathaway explain a six-step process to translate courses from F2F to online formats. Using the example of an introduction activity from a Business Marketing course, the conversation follows translation across delivery modes. They also explain how the activity translated across two different Learning Management Systems.

Stacy is an Instructional Designer and adjunct for Texas Woman’s University and former Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University. Sheryl is the Associate Director for Academic Engagement at the University of California Riverside. Together, they’ve balanced perspectives to deliver workshops nationally, including “High-Impact Introduction Activities.” More information and resources are available on the Open Educational Resources group for High Impact Intros.

Links & Resources For This Episode

Stacy Greathouse LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/drpyrate/

Dr. Pyrate YouTube Channel for instruction and pedagogy:

Sheryl Hathaway LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherylnarahara

Oct 30, 2017

by TeachThought Staff

Episode 91 of the TeachThought Podcast is the seventh episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

The next installment in the series will explore just-in-time learning, which will be released next week.

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Oct 19, 2017

Episode 90 of the TeachThought Podcast is the sixth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

The next installment in the series will explore the new reading behaviors of digital readers and how they unconsciously read text on a page or on a screen in an F or Fast-pattern, which will be released next week.

Oct 9, 2017

Episode 89 of the TeachThought Podcast is the fifth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

The next installment in the series will be Part 6, Attribute #4: Digital learners prefer to network and collaborate simultaneously with many others, which will be released next week.

Sep 23, 2017

Episode 88 of the TeachThought Podcast is the fourth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

The next installment in the series will be Part 5, Attribute #3: Digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, color, and video before they process text, which will be released next week.

Sep 19, 2017

Director of TeachThought Professional Development, Drew Perkins, talks with Emily Merritt and Brian Lamb of Recap about the inquiry process and how they've iterated and used Design Thinking to develop their and their app/platform.

Sep 14, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with recent high school graduate, Edward Holicky, about his experience and involvement in FIRST Robotics Competitions and STEM education.

Sep 7, 2017

Episode 85 of the TeachThought podcast is the third in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the 'always on' generation.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner 'is' and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and on the  Graduate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University. He is also Director at InfoSavvy21

Next week we'll publish the fourth part in this series, ‘Part 4: Attribute #2: Digital Learners Prefer Parallel Processing And Multitasking.' 

Aug 31, 2017

Episode 84 of the TeachThought Podcast is the second in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

The next installment in the series will be Part 3, Attribute #1: Digital learners prefer receiving information quickly from multiple, hyperlinked digital sources, will be released next week.

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Aug 18, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Andy Smarick, Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about his recent article in National Affairs Magazine regarding the legacy of the structures of control of our education systems and school choice and how rethinking those might lead to real improvements.

Aug 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jeff Lowe and Sarah Richards from SMART Technologies about the challenges and best practices for implementing #Edtech and effective collaboration strategies. 

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 81 of the TeachThought podcast is the first in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the 'always on' generation.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner 'is' and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and on the  Graduate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University. He is also Director at InfoSavvy21

This week we'll publish the second part in this series, 'The Nine Core Learning Attributes of the Digital Generation: A Primer.' 

Jul 26, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with JuanCarlos Arauz of E3 Education as a second part to their recent initial conversation about equity and education. This time they take a deeper dive into equity in assessment and differentiation practices as well as PBL.

Jul 8, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with author and thought-leader Grant Lichtman about educational change and his latest book. 

Jul 4, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Erin Geiger, VP of Business Development at Hackbright Academy, about the role of women in the tech industry and how increasing that presence can impact women and society.

Jun 28, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with E3 Education's Founding Executive Director, JuanCarlos Arauz about educational equity as it relates to excellence. 

Jun 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Soundtrap Education Ambassador Meredith Allen about using tools like Soundtrap to increase student collaboration and deepen learning. 

Jun 13, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Chief Innovation Officer for EcoRise in Austin, Texas, Richard Kincaid, about their work with teachers to design and develop PBL that focuses on teaching environmental literacy, social innovation and hands-on design skills.

May 29, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Cox about what she learned from her first year of being a middle school principal.

May 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Stephen Ritz and Suzie Boss, co-authors of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools.

May 1, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Kath Murdoch from Australia about her work and book and creating a culture of inquiry in schools around the world.

Apr 26, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Steve Grubbs of VictoryVR about their virtual science books as well as the current and future state of virtual reality in education.

Apr 7, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Drew Schrader from the New Tech Network about the role of assessment, rubrics, and student contracts in personalizing learning and helping to create a stronger PBL culture.

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