Jeff Utecht

Episode 52: When Parents Push Back On A 1:1 Program


This week my passion gets the best of me as I talk about some of the emails I have received this past year with pushback that schools and districts are receiving from parents when they roll-out a 1:1 program with students.

Links:

Zoom H2n Mic (The one I use in this episode and I carry with me. Great for the classroom as well.)

The Future Is Now Conference

Eduro Learning Parent Resouces

 

Episode 51: A COETAIL Reflection from Ghana


This week I have a chat with Ryan Harwood, an international educator who is living in Ghana at the moment. Ryan is also a COETAIL graduate and just finished facilitating his first COETAIL Cohort. We chat about being a connected educator, being an international educator and his COETAIL journey.

Show Links: 

Ryan Harwood
Twitter: @rharwood17
Twitter hashtags:
#AfricaEd (International educators in Africa)
#Nesachat (International educators in the Middle East)

Episode 50: PBL in the High School English Classroom


This week I have a chat with Erin Dickey a High School English Teacher an co-producer of the Project-Based Awesome podcast. A great conversation on how she runs her entire English and Social Studies classes on a PBL model.

Links: 

Erin Dickey Twitter: https://twitter.com/ogybuns

Podcast: https://www.projectbasedawesome.com/

Student Project: https://kevinpeurrung.wixsite.com/israelandpalestine

Right Question Institute: http://rightquestion.org/

Canva: http://www.canva.com

Sway: https://sway.com/

Adobe Spark: http://spark.adobe.com

1to1 Podcast recording times….SIGN UP TODAY! http://www.sospodcast.org/1to1

 

Bounce Episode: Reflection on the Google I/O 2018 Keynote


Thank you for subscribing to the Shifting Our Schools podcast channel. A reflection on the Google I/O 2018 Keynote and what it means for us in education.

Links

Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/tag/google-i-o-2018/

The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/8/17320962/google-io-keynote-2018-announcements-news-android-p

 

Episode 49: Rolling Out In Nampa

In this episode, I have a chat with Tim Rigsby from Nampa, Idaho, and his school districts 1:1 rollout and his role as an instructional coach. 

Episode 48: The Future Is Now


This week I reflect on my manual labor weekend helping my wife flip a house north of Seattle. I woke up sore, tired and excited. Why? Why is doing stuff so much fun? How can we have students make more stuff?

Questions:
Where did I learn how to do all this?

Why is manual labor so much fun?

Why did I sleep so well?

Challenges:

1. Find a way to have your students make something physical. Give them the challenge to build a tower, a bridge, a wagon for the Oregon Trail out of popsicle sticks. There is so much learning and feeling of accomplishments when we do manual labor and we get to see our progress.

2. Find a way to bring movement into your classroom. Find a way to get students up and moving!

Links:

The Shift Key Podcast: http://elpn.edurolearning.com

The Future Is Now Conference: http://www.sospodcast.org/tfin

Date: June 27, 2018
Where: Seattle, WA
Time: 8-4
Parking Includes
6 STEM Clock Hours available

Jeff’s Wife New Passion: http://www.g3-homes.com

 

 

Episode 47: Are We Killing Wonderment?

Jeff has a brain dump of thoughts based on the work he’s been doing at conferences and with school districts over the past couple weeks in Burns, OR, Port Angeles School District and Enumclaw School District.

Episode 46: Teaching A Media First Generation


In this episode, I talk through my ideas on teaching a “Media First Generation” and why we in education need to think differently when it comes to engaging them in meaningful work that speaks to their media first brains.

Links:

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation
https://www.amazon.com/Millennials-Rising-Next-Great-Generation/dp/0375707190

Pew Research: Defining Generations
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/defining-generations-where-millennials-end-and-post-millennials-begin/

New York Times: Generation Z Name
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/style/generation-z-name.html

Common Sense Media: Census on media use by kids age zero to eight 2017
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/the-common-sense-census-media-use-by-kids-age-zero-to-eight-2017

 

Episode 45: Just Get Started


This week I’m joined by Photo Joseph and Chrissy Hellyer as we talk about having students be creating in the classroom and how video and photos are a great way to engage the media first generation.

You can reach out to Joseph here:

Episode 44: Do Stuff With A Purpose


In this episode, Mark Hofer from the College of William & Mary joins David Carpenter in I to talk about the work he is doing with school districts through the Center of Innovation and Learning Design at the college. A great show that hits on some key points of what it takes to shift a school and district.