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S6 Episode 7: Arizona Teachers Academy at NAU with President Rita Cheng

3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 09/26/2019

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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

The 22-23 school year has kicked off, so we’re back with another great season of 3Ps in a Pod! Today, we’re talking about how to develop those strong, caring relationships in your classroom with three fantastic Arizona teachers and providing you with ideas for how to start this school year off strong with a safe and successful classroom. Hosts Kathy Wiebke, NBCT, and Paula Watkins, NBCT, welcome Aminah Abdelhaq, NBCT, of Mesa Public Schools, Gabby Chai, NBCT, of Tucson Unified School District, and Sara Wyffels, NBCT, of Chandler Unified School District to the podcast. They discuss the...

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S11 Episode 9: A Data Story of Hope and Possibility with Shane Safir and Dr. Jamila Dugan show art S11 Episode 9: A Data Story of Hope and Possibility with Shane Safir and Dr. Jamila Dugan

3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

When you hear about using data in your teaching practice, you may think about test scores, but Shane Safir and Dr. Jamila Dugan are expanding our idea about data and how we can use it to support our students and our teaching. Safir and Dugan are the co-authors of Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation and will be speaking at this summer’s Teacher Leadership Institute. In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, they talk with co-hosts Paula, Marlys, and Kathleen about what street-level data is and how it is different than “satellite data” or “map...

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Welcome a new school principal and a new co-host of 3Ps in a Pod to today’s episode! New co-host Paula joins Marlys to talk with first-year principal Biju Padmanabhan about his transition from the classroom to leading a school community and what he’s learned through the past year. Padmanabhan is the principal of Gililland Middle School in Tempe Elementary School District and has worked to uplift the others around him through his leadership style. He shares with Paula and Marlys about what it means to center shared leadership and how he approaches leadership from a learner’s mindset. He...

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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Tony Vincent is a familiar face at Arizona K12 Center’s technology events and will again be “the cruise director” at this summer’s Camp Plug and Play.  In this episode, Vincent shares the history of Camp Plug and Play and gives an overview of the returning strands “campers” can explore in depth this summer – Get Google Certified, Making HyperDocs, and Making Media – and introduces this year’s two new strands, Gamify Learning and New and Notable Tech Destinations. He also talks about what to do when something goes wrong with technology, even when you’re a “tech...

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Trevor MacKenzie is back on 3Ps on a Pod to talk with hosts Kathleen and Marlys about inquiry-based learning and what that truly looks like in the classroom. MacKenzie is a teacher, author, and speaker focused on the power of inquiry in learning. He will also be leading this summer’s 2nd Annual ATA Beginning Teacher Institute. MacKenzie talks with Kathleen and Marlys about what inquiry-based learning is and how it looks different than classes that aren’t inquiry-based. He speaks to the values that are a part of inquiry, including building a culture of relationships based in...

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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Inspired by Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s book The Power of Moments, Dr. Mike Flynn has focused his work on how to create meaningful experiences for learners. In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, he talks with hosts Donnie and Danielle about his exploration into making memorable moments in the math class and how he’ll help others explore that this summer through the Arizona K12 Center. Flynn is the Director of Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and will be leading the Arizona K12 Center’s Arizona GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for...

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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Note: This episode of 3Ps in a Pod was recorded before by the Arizona Senate on the Aggregate Expenditure Limit. As education policy is continually in flux, especially during the legislative session, check out the resources listed below or a local news source to be the most up-to-date on education legislation and policy. More than 230 bills related to K-12 education were introduced into the Arizona Legislature this session and, as of early February, 88 were still active, according to Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations for the Arizona School Boards Association.  In...

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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

For more than 20 years, Julie Kasper, NBCT, has been teaching and supporting refugee students and families. In today’s episode, she talks with hosts Marlys and Donnie about the role Arizona schools and teachers can take in supporting refugee and other displaced students in our communities. Kasper is now a Refugee Educator Academy Program Manager for Childhood Education International but started as a classroom teacher. She shares about her own experiences as a teacher working with refugee students and what she has learned along the way. Kasper also talks about the number and variety of...

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S11 Episode 2: Literacy is a Civil Right: Unpacking the K-5 Literacy Endorsement with Sean Ross show art S11 Episode 2: Literacy is a Civil Right: Unpacking the K-5 Literacy Endorsement with Sean Ross

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Sean Ross from the Arizona Department of Education joins co-hosts Danielle and Kathleen to talk about . Ross is Deputy Associate Superintendent of Academic Standards for the Arizona Department of Education and brings his deep passion for literacy and reading and supporting all of Arizona’s learners to today’s conversation. Ross shares about the impact of a strong reading background in his own life before reviewing Arizona’s literacy data and explaining the role this new reading endorsement can have in supporting students in becoming lifelong readers. Here are a few resources and webpages...

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S11 Episode 1: The Year Ahead with Dr. Kathy Wiebke, NBCT show art S11 Episode 1: The Year Ahead with Dr. Kathy Wiebke, NBCT

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We are kicking off the new year and our 11th season of 3Ps in a Pod by welcoming Arizona K12 Center Executive Director Dr. Kathy Wiebke, NBCT. Kathy joins co-hosts Marlys and Kathleen to reflect on the highs and lows that made up 2021 and shares about what she is looking forward to in 2022. She mentions several accomplishments by the Arizona K12 Center in the past year, including expanding the Arizona New Teacher Support Program to 22 sites and introducing the Arizona Teacher Residency. Kathy also talks about her vision for Arizona education and the Arizona 12 Center’s role in that work....

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How is Arizona approaching the teacher shortage? Hear from Northern Arizona University President Dr. Rita Cheng about Governor Doug Ducey’s Arizona Teachers Academy and how NAU is implementing the program and supporting tomorrow’s teachers. You’ll also learn more about why education is so important to Dr. Cheng, how she spends her time away from work, and what books she’s currently reading.

Learn more about the resources and topics mentioned in this episode by clicking here or by visiting azk12.org.