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Episode 139: Expanding the Walls of Your District: How do you add value to your community? with Steve Murphy & JB Blair

Jeff Utecht November 18, 2020

Another free webinar from Shifting Schools. This time we learn from Steve Murphy and JB Blair. Two teachers in the same district find ways to have their classes work together on projects across schools and across grade levels. Community comes in many forms, creating one within your district is just another way to support students in understanding how to work in a networked world. Links: Slide Deck Padlet Link

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Episode 137: Strategies and Tools for Digging into Difficult Conversations with Teens with Georgina Gonzalez

Jeff Utecht October 28, 2020

This episode is a recording from our free webinar series over at Shifting Schools. If you would like to join us live for the discussion we’d love to have you. You can sign up at shiftingschools.com and join us live and of course continue to listen to the recordings here. You’ll also find the video version of this webinar along with the slide deck on the Shifting Schools website and in the show notes to this podcast.  Please enjoy this recorded webinar with Georgina Gonzalez on Strategies and Tools for Digging into Difficult Conversations with Teens.  Links: Georgina González Webinar […]

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Episode 136: Having Hard Conversations with Jennifer Abrams

Jeff Utecht October 9, 2020

When we go through disruptions like this it’s a struggle. It’s a struggle to be open to and have hard conversations with ourselves and with our colleagues around the changes that we’re going through. In this free webinar, Jennifer Abrams walks us through important planning strategies to help us authentically engage with the dialogues that challenge us.  Links: Jennifer Abrams’ WebsiteJennifer Abrams’ Book

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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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