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Episode143: The Need to Teach Network Literacy

Jeff Utecht January 20, 2021

Ready to dig into the free resources explored in this episode? You can find our free guide on Wikipedia here and get our free guide on learning to Search like a pro where we store our developing collection of free plug and play resources: https://www.shiftingschools.com/free-pdfs Did the Solar Flare Digital Do Now interest you? You can ALSO grab that by clicking: http://bitly.ws/bhCd If any of the resources inspire you to use them, we would LOVE to hear about it! Send us an email sospodcast@gmail.com or leave your feedback on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jeffutecht Is your PLC looking for an all […]

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Episode 142: SEL and Language Learners During Distance Learning with Tan Huynh

Jeff Utecht December 23, 2020

Tan shares 5 specific strategies to meaningfully integrate emotional intelligence into our already packed teaching schedules.  The framework he will share can be applied K-12 and the specific examples that he will share come from his teaching experience (5-12). He even allows us to see and listen to his synchronous time with his students.  This was a highly interactive session and so you might want to check out the chat transcript and the video version at shiftingschools.com under the resource menu. Tan’s Website

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Episode 141: Race, Privilege, and Creating Safe Spaces in the Digital Classroom with Christina Torres

Jeff Utecht December 16, 2020

This recorded webinar is designed for classroom teachers to explore the idea of what “safe space” means in classrooms— digital or otherwise. For space to truly be safe, it must take into consideration racial and power dynamics that exist in our schools. This webinar will explore the connection between these things and provide examples of how to create racially and culturally conscious safe space in classrooms. Links: Slide Deck Christina’s Website

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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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