Jeff Utecht

Episode 83: The Science Learning Tracker


What a fantastic show talking science with Bobby and Julie from the Enumclaw School District. Two Middle School teachers who are using something called a “Learning Tracker” that they have created for their students to self-assess throughout the year. Julie was kind enough to share some templates and examples with me to share with you. So have a listen to the podcast and then go view some amazing examples of structuring learning in the science classroom.

Links:

Bobby’s Blog

Julie’s Blog

Blank Learning Tracker Template (So you can create your own)

Learning Tracker Template Master created for Force and Motion Unit (So you can see how Julie create’s it for students)

Learning Tracker Student Example: (View Only) Julie writes “I actually don’t grade them on their tracker because I want them to feel like they have the freedom and autonomy to record their learning however it works best for them.”

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Episode 82: JB and the 3Rs of Teaching


This week I have a great conversation with JB Blair a Middle School English teacher who talks about his philosophy and creating learning experiences that adhere to the 3Rs. Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. You’re going to love hearing some of the ways he uses technology to bring relevance to his classroom.

Links:

JB’s Blog

Blog Post on Mission Statement

Vlog on persuasive texting assignment

Enumclaw Case Study

Listening at @jutecht on #sospodcast talking about being relevant with students today. JB shares how he used text messaging to teach persuasion in his middle school classroom. Click To Tweet

Episode 81: A Conversation with Gunner Argo


This week I get to kick off my exit conversations with Enumclaw Educators with a conversation with Gunner Argo. Gunner is a High School English Teacher at Enumclaw HS how has been involved in a year-long blended-learning PD experience with me. You’re going to enjoy hearing from this thoughtful teacher about his classroom, his approach, and what he learned from his big project this year.

Links:

Gunner’s Blog

Enumclaw Case Study

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Episode 80: The Questions I Get Asked


This week I go over some questions I was recently asked by a school district as they get ready to launch there 1:1 program next year. I hear very similar questions all the time, so thought I would just turn my responses into this week’s podcast. Let me know if you agree or disagree with anything I say. Leave a comment on our Flipgrid or reach out to me personally if you’d rather.

Links:

Now booking August Keynote and PD sessions. Will out the contact form here at
sospodcast.org
jeffutecht.com

The Mirage: An in-depth look into teacher professional development and what does and does not work

Andragogy: The adult learning theory

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Episode 79: Moses Lake and the YouTube Tech Coach Challenge


This week what a pleasure to sit down with Monica and Stefan from Moses Lake to talk about the trainings we’ve been doing together all year, what we’re seeing and to explore a bit more their YouTube Challenge they have going on just between the two of them. A great reflective podcast!

Links:

Monica’s YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2KXcBol
Monica’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/monimcatee

Stefan’s YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2KVi6nr
Stefan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MosesLakeHS

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Episode 78: Avenues: The World School


This week it was a great honor to sit down with Andy Torris a mentor and friend through the years who was always willing to allow me to take risks as a teacher and try things out and was right there with me supporting me as a leader.

Links:

Avenues: https://www.avenues.org/
Andy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/atorris
Andy’s LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtorris/
Andy’s Blog: http://www.sentimentsoncommonsense.com/

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Episode 77: Teaching the Modern Day Calendar


Just a quick episode this week challenging educators to teach the specific skill of calendaring in a digital world. Today’s calendars are so powerful yet as I talk to students I find that very few actually use them to strucutre their very busy lives. Let’s take some time to specifically teach this very important skill.

Links:

Avenues School: https://www.avenues.org/
Google Calendar Tips and Tricks: http://bit.ly/2U98ZPo
Outlook Calendar Tips and Tricks: http://bit.ly/2U99hWu
iPhone Calendar Tips and Tricks: https://cnet.co/2U9AWqq

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Episode 76: The Kindest School


This week I have a chat with Brian Tupper, educator and founder of The Kindest School. Brian and I met back in 2012 and since then he’s gone on to create an online learning platform and is now launching his Kindest School. I think you’ll enjoy hearing about his journey and the resources that he shares for teachers to use in their classroom.

Links:

www.thekindestschool.org
The PTA Promotion Form, launching the campaign –  One Million Kind #1MK
Instagram 
Facebook
Twitter

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Episode 75: Counting Notifications


This week just a short rant on a fun thing I’m seeing on social media and that is teachers taking time to count notifications on students cell phones in class. My question is what are you doing with that data?

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Episode 74: The Global Knowledge Summit


Yawn….stretch…..great to be back after a 3 month break. Excited to start creating new episodes again and getting to talk to more teachers.

In December I was honored to be invited to the Global Knowledge Summit where I gave a talk the changes that I see need to be made in education systems in order to help prepare students for the new knowledge economy. The talk was recently released on YouTube which allows me to release it to you here. Enjoy!

Links:

YouTube Video of the talk

Knowledge Summit Website

Knowledge Summit YouTube Channel

Knowledge4all Index

Global Knowledge Index 2018

Global Knowledge Index – Executive Summary 2017

Global Knowledge Index 2017

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