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

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 09/26/2019

S10 Episode 12: Connecting with the 2022 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Nancy Parra-Quinlan show art S10 Episode 12: Connecting with the 2022 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Nancy Parra-Quinlan

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Get to know Arizona Teacher of the Year Nancy Parra-Quinlan, NBCT, in this week’s 3Ps in a Pod! Hosts Angelia and Donnie welcome Nancy Parra-Quinlan to the podcast to share about her teacher career, her experience since being named Arizona Teacher of the Year, and what she envisions for the next year in that role. Parra-Quinlan works at Kino Junior High School in Mesa Public Schools. A career and technical education teacher at Kino, she began a STEM program that has become incredibly popular in the school and revitalized an aerospace summer program that has also grown into a popular...

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S10 Episode 11: The Potential for an Arizona Teacher Residency Program with Dr. Victoria Theisen-Homer show art S10 Episode 11: The Potential for an Arizona Teacher Residency Program with Dr. Victoria Theisen-Homer

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What do you know about teacher residency programs? These newer teacher training programs are growing in popularity across the country. Today, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Marlys and Donnie talk with Dr. Victoria Theisen-Homer about teacher residency programs and the potential for them in Arizona. Originally from Phoenix, Dr. Theisen-Homer began her career as a teacher in a large Title 1 high school in Los Angeles, where she was named Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher of the Year. She has spent the last several years earning her doctorate in education from Harvard University, focusing on...

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Think back on your first years in the classroom and how we can all support those newest to the profession in this episode all about the first year of teaching! 3Ps in a Pod hosts Angelia and Kathleen start off sharing about their memories from their first years of teaching before welcoming Katee Hurst to the podcast. A first-year teacher, Hurst teaches second-grade at Faith Mathew Sossamon Elementary School in Queen Creek. As Angelia and Kathleen note, Hurst is the focus of a series of Arizona K12 Center blog posts this year about her first year of teaching. You can find the first post of that...

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S10 Episode 9: Pathways to Involvement through the Million Dollar Teacher Project with Lloyd Hopkins show art S10 Episode 9: Pathways to Involvement through the Million Dollar Teacher Project with Lloyd Hopkins

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Lloyd Hopkins is all about creating pathways of involvement for supporters of teachers. In today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod, he talks with hosts Danielle and Kathleen about his experience as a classroom aide and how he transitioned his professional focus to support and recognize the work of teachers. Hopkins is the CEO and founder of the Million Dollar Teacher Project. He began this organization in 2016 in an effort to provide teachers with more support, recognition, and compensation through cost effective, community driven, and easily accessed solutions. Hopkins shares about the variety of...

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Vince Bustamante, an author and educator who currently works for Edmonton Catholic Schools, joins hosts Angelia and Kathleen for today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod. Bustamante wrote Great Teaching by Design: From Intention to Implementation in the Visible Learning Classroom with John Hattie, John Almarode, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey.  Bustamante mentions that many resources provide great strategies to improve teaching and learning but that he wanted Great Teaching by Design to look at figuring out the best strategies. Rather than trial and error, Great Teaching by Design asks teachers...

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What does it look like for teachers to create inclusive and supportive spaces for the LGBTQ students and teachers in our communities? Join 3Ps co-hosts Donnie and Angelia in this week’s episode to hear from Nat Duran, the youth project manager for the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. Donnie and Angelia first talk with Duran about the work of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance and Duran’s recent work with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine.  Duran shares both about the importance of teachers supporting LGBTQ students and what creating safe environments for...

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The books we chose to read to students and have in our classroom hold power. In this episode, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Mary and Marlys continue their focus on literacy from last week’s episode to this conversation with JoEllen McCarthy. McCarthy is an educator whose work centers on the power of books and how to use books as co-teachers. In this episode, she shares the importance of books that represent and tell the stories of people from a variety of identities, cultures, and lived experiences. Mary, Marlys, and McCarthy share several strategies for staying alert to these books, including: , an...

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Does your English language arts teaching center your students’ voices? In today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Mary and Marlys talk with longtime educator Dr. Tracey T. Flores about how literacy efforts can help students feel “loved, honored, and celebrated in really important ways.” Flores is an assistant professor of language and literacy at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches Language Arts Methods and Community Literacies in the K-5 teacher education program. Before moving to Austin, Flores worked in Phoenix-area schools including Creighton School District and...

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Longtime-education advocate Stephanie Parra joins 3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Angelia to discuss the necessity of supporting Latinx students across Arizona.  Parra is the Executive Director of All In Education, an education organization committed to equity for low-income families and communities of color in Arizona. Parra reviews the education landscape for Latinx students in Arizona, especially addressing the discrepancies in representation of Latinx education leaders. She points out that while the Latinx community makes up 46% of preK-12 student population, only 16% of the teaching...

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Join 3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Kathleen in hearing from school psychologists and married couple Laura Anderson and Jon Bowen, who also wrote the book The Supportive Classroom: Trauma-Sensitive Strategies for Fostering Resilience and Creating a Safe, Compassionate Environment for All Students. Laura Anderson focuses her work on helping adults best support students. Jon Bowen has worked in a variety of roles in education, including currently working as a social-emotional learning specialist in Paradise Valley Unified School District. In this episode, Anderson and Bowen share a variety of...

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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.