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Episode 134: Engaging Families in STEM with Deidre Holmberg

Jeff Utecht September 17, 2020

Deidre Holmberg is a consultant with STEMCore Consulting, LLC. In this role, she supports the implementation of STEM initiatives, authors culturally relevant, standards-based STEM/STEAM curriculum for signature programs in numerous districts, and coaches school administrators and teachers on all aspects of STEM design, computational thinking, and the Science and Engineering Practices. Using an integrated approach, Deidre often leverages current events and bioethical dilemmas to make student work relevant, meaningful, and timely. Deidre is particularly interested and experienced in closing the persistent opportunity gaps for students in STEM and in building cohorts of diverse, highly capable STEM professionals for the 21st […]

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Episode 132: The Art of Connection with guest Dan James

Jeff Utecht August 26, 2020

This week we talk about communication with guest Dan James. In a time when educators are worried more than ever about creating connections with students, learn some tips we can use to truly make sure we communicating in effective ways? A great session with ideas and tips to start practicing and using today. Links: Dan James WebsiteOne-pager of terms

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Episode 131: Preparing Students for Their Future Not our Past

Jeff Utecht August 13, 2020

A recording of a free webinar I gave back in June as part of our Shifting Schools series. We have free webinars starting the week of Aug. 17th running through the month of September at least. You can register to join us live at shiftingschools.com or we’ll be releasing them here as well in the coming weeks. Links to Slide Deck for Webinar

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Episode 130: Moving for Attendance focused to being engagement focused

Jeff Utecht August 5, 2020

Welcome back to a new episode and season 4 of Shifting Our Schools. Excited to be back at the microphone sharing my thoughts, trainings, webinars, and conversations with all of you. We kick off season 4 with an email I wrote to a State Department of Education when asked my opinion on attendance policies in remote learning. Links: Connecitivism Theory: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1089.2000&rep=rep1&type=pdf Becoming Relevant Again: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1219672.pdf Vanderbilt University Research: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/effective-educational-videos/ Portfolios are the future of University Admissions: https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/05/26/experts-consider-how-new-admissions-test-could-change-higher-education

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Episode 129: Meaningful Assessment: Grading for the Future

Jeff Utecht July 1, 2020

Tyler Rablin a High School ELA teacher and Tech Coach shares with us his grade book and assessment practices as he moved from a traditional way of grading to a mastery way of grading. This is the recording of a free webinar that Tyler gave as part of the ReImagine WA Ed program we have just wrapped up across the state of Washington. Titled: Meaningful Assessment: Grading for the Future, Tyler walks us through how you can rethink your grading and assessment practices to align with today’s best practices. Links: Chat file from Webinar Slide Deck One Page Handout

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Episode 128: Project-Based Awesome: Imagine What Your Students Can Do

Jeff Utecht June 27, 2020

This episode is a recording of a Free Webinar we hosted as part of the ReImagine WA Ed program. These Webinars are open to any and all educators around the world and are free to join or listen to later. We will be releasing them here as podcasts as well.  This webinar hosted by Chris Butler who many of you regular listeners know as “Chris the Tech Coach” My co-host here at Shifting Our Schools and Erin Dickey a High School teacher and long time friend of Chris’s lead us through their Project-Based Awesome Webinar. Links: Chat file from Webinar […]

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Episode 126: Engaging Students in Learning through Choice and Voice

Jeff Utecht June 10, 2020

This is a recording of the free Webinar offered by the ReImagine WA Ed team who have been supporting over 4000 Washington State educators on the journey of distance learning. Led by Jen Longmire and Shannon Cunningham we dive into the 5 Steps to bring Choice and Voice into your lessons.  Links:  Chat file from Webinar Presentation

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