Oakland County Literacy Podcast
Hear the exciting things happening in literacy primarily in Oakland County, Michigan. Hear from educators, authors, students as well as about great literacy projects.
info_outline #20 Berkley Educators reflect on Teachers' College Institute 03/23/2017
#20 Berkley Educators reflect on Teachers' College Institute Berkley School District sent a group of 8 educators; Administrators and Teachers, to the Teachers' College Individual and Small Group Conferring Institute. Five of these educators discuss what they learned, how they will use this information to improve student learning, and how they will share this with colleagues. The five educators who discuss their learning on the podcast are: Stacie Angel. Instructional Support Specialist. email@example.com Scott Francis. Principal, Pattengill Elem. firstname.lastname@example.org Prima Dailey. 1st Grade Teacher. email@example.com Lauren Wexler. 1st Grade Teacher. firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Griffith. 3rd Grade Teacher. email@example.com Berkley Schools Website: Berkley Schools Berkley Schools Educators on Podcast
info_outline #19 Cultures of Thinking with Ron Ritchhart 03/01/2017
#19 Cultures of Thinking with Ron Ritchhart In this podcast, Dr. Lauren Childs talks with Ron Ritchhart about Cultures of Thinking. They talk about how Ron’s research into areas such as intellectual character, mindfulness, thinking dispositions, teaching for understanding, creativity in teaching and communities of practice led to Cultures of Thinking. Lauren is deeply involved in this work and has worked, with Ron, implementing Cultures of Thinking in many Oakland County Schools. Ron Ritchhart Website Cultures of Thinking Introductory Seminar Cultures of Thinking Strolling Dinner & Gallery Walk
info_outline #18 A Conversation with Dr. Cook Robinson - Superintendent of Oakland Schools 02/24/2017
#18 A Conversation with Dr. Cook Robinson - Superintendent of Oakland Schools Dr. Cook-Robinson is the Superintendent of Oakland Schools. She is an experienced educator with roles from classroom teacher to District Superintendent. She has many awards recognizing her contributions to excellence in education. In 2013, she received Michigan's Superintendent of the Year award and this year, 2017, received the Courage Award for Educational Excellence and Development at the Martin Luther King Jr Luncheon. Dr. Cook-Robinson is passionate about Public Schools and works tirelessly with the State and local school districts to provide the best possible education for Oakland County students. In this podcast, she shares her vision for education, how Oakland Schools works in collaboration with local school districts, and who she is as a person. Oakland Schools
info_outline #17 Formative Assessment and Teacher Development - A Conversation with Dylan Wiliam 12/07/2016
#17 Formative Assessment and Teacher Development - A Conversation with Dylan Wiliam Dylan Wiliam is a world renowned educational leader and researcher specializing in teacher development and formative assessment. On today's podcast, Dylan shares the key aspects of formative assessment, thoughts on teacher development and formative assessment and some practical ideas to consider for your teaching. In addition to hearing Dylan speak about formative assessment and learning, there are some useful links included. Dylan will also be speaking on embedding formative assessment into daily practice at Oakland Schools on Feb 1, 2017. More information about this event and a registration link is provided below. Dylan Wiliam at Oakland Schools The Dylan Wiliam website Practical Ideas for Formative Assessment Classroom Assessment Minute by Minute
info_outline #16 Heidi Kattula - Executive Director of District and School Services at Oakland Schools 11/29/2016
#16 Heidi Kattula - Executive Director of District and School Services at Oakland Schools In July 2016, Oakland Schools had a significant reorganization. During this reorganization, smaller units were formed from the existing larger departments and some additional administrative roles were created. A number of these units are part of the District and School Services. Dr. Heidi Kattula is the Executive Director of District and School Services at Oakland Schools. In this podcast, Heidi talks about how the reorganization can support Oakland County educators, some of the exciting innovations in education and some of the challenges, as well as sharing some personal information as to who she is.
info_outline #15: Student Data, Mining of this Data, and Implications 05/07/2015
#15: Student Data, Mining of this Data, and Implications The ability to collect, and store, vast amounts of information about students is becoming increasingly easier and cheaper.
info_outline #14: A Look at Student Data Mining from Two Perspectives 03/06/2015
#14: A Look at Student Data Mining from Two Perspectives
info_outline # 13 Data Mining and Students - a conversation with Chris Gilliard and Hugh Culik. 02/19/2015
# 13 Data Mining and Students - a conversation with Chris Gilliard and Hugh Culik. Hugh Culik has been a high school English teacher, a novelist, a grant writer, an English Professor and Chair of the UDM English Department, Executive Director of the Upper Peninsula’s Bonifas Art Center, and has been an instructor at Macomb Community College for the past seven years. Throughout these lives, he has frequently published about the relationship of mathematics and literature.
info_outline #12: Dr. James Popham - Formative Assessment in Action 01/12/2015
#12: Dr. James Popham - Formative Assessment in Action Most of Dr. Popham's teaching career took place at UCLA where, for nearly 30 years, he taught courses in instructional methods for prospective teachers as well as courses in evaluation and measurement for graduate students. At UCLA he won several distinguished teaching awards. In January 2000, he was recognized by UCLA Today as one of UCLA's top 20 professors of the 20th century. In 1992, he took early retirement from UCLA upon learning that emeritus professors received free parking.
info_outline #11: Will Richardson, a conversation about social media, technology, and learning. 10/20/2014
#11: Will Richardson, a conversation about social media, technology, and learning. Will Richardson is a world renowned speaker, presenter, and educator who focuses on rethinking and transforming education. Will shares his thoughts on how to support students' learning to maximize the opportunities that are available to students today.
info_outline #10: Year 11 Students Reflect on their Learning 10/06/2014
#10: Year 11 Students Reflect on their Learning Join us for a discussion with a small group of Year 11 students who share their thoughts on what education means to them. They discuss what they find helpful and what they do not find helpful.
info_outline #8: A conversation about Universal Design for Learning with Bryan Dean 09/01/2014
#8: A conversation about Universal Design for Learning with Bryan Dean Bryan Dean, an Oakland Schools' Consultant, recently presented at Harvard University on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Bryan talks about what UDL is, why it is a powerful approach, how it relates the the Common Core, how it differs from differentiation and resources to know more about it.
info_outline # 7: Reflections and implications of John Hattie's Visible Learning Institute at Oakland Schools. 08/19/2014
# 7: Reflections and implications of John Hattie's Visible Learning Institute at Oakland Schools. Michigan ASCD, MEMSPA, and Oakland Schools collaborated to bring John Hattie to Oakland Schools for a Visible Learning Institute. Hear a number of participants share their thinking on the latest research on effective teaching, the implications of effect size, and what contributes to powerful student learning.
info_outline #6: Vince Gigliotti: Implementing the Workshop in the Middle School 08/18/2014
#6: Vince Gigliotti: Implementing the Workshop in the Middle School Vince Gigliotti was the Principal of Anderson Middle School in Berkley, Michigan. In 2014 he will be the Principal of Angell Elementary, also in Berkley.
info_outline #5 Writing Portfolios with Richard Koch 07/25/2014
#5 Writing Portfolios with Richard Koch Richard Koch is a respected educator and leader in the area of portfolios and writing. He shares what portfolios are, how they support student learning and the teaching of writing, as well as helpful ideas on how to effectively use portfolios.
info_outline #4: Embodied Brains, Social Minds 04/23/2014
#4: Embodied Brains, Social Minds On May 12, 2014, the School Quality Department of Oakland Schools, will sponsor a day with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang as part of the "National Speaker" series. Dr. Immordino-Yang is an internationally recognized cognitive and educational psychologist who studies the brain base of emotion, social interaction and culture and their implications for development and education.
info_outline #3: An introduction to Formative Assessment with Margaret Heritage 03/17/2014
#3: An introduction to Formative Assessment with Margaret Heritage Margaret Heritage is a world renowned researcher and author in the area of Formative Assessment. In this podcast, Margaret explains what Formative Assessment is, how it differs from benchmark and interim assessment, the research behind it and key points and understandings for teachers who use, or are beginning to use, the Formative Assessment process.
info_outline # 2: Reflections on the Writing Workshop 03/07/2014
# 2: Reflections on the Writing Workshop Jackie reflects on the writers'workshop approach. This podcast complements a video recording of Jackie teaching the writing workshop in her 2nd grade classroom. The video is on the new Oakland Literacy website. The website will be live toward the end of the 2014 school year. This message will be modified when the website is live, the link will be placed here.
info_outline # 1: A Conversation with Dr.Yocum, Director of Learning Services Oakland Schools 03/07/2014
# 1: A Conversation with Dr.Yocum, Director of Learning Services Oakland Schools Dr Yocum shares some of his background and reflections on his time as Director of Learning Services at Oakland Schools. Dr. Yocum discusses some of the changes he has seen in education as well as some of the challenges he believes education currently faces.