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S6 Episode 9: Arizona Dyslexia Screening Policy Updates and their Impact with Sean Ross

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 10/10/2019

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It’s time for another PD in 30! This time, Suzi Mast, owner of Dynamic Teaching Partners and previously of the Arizona Department of Education, dives into helping you understand how to use the state’s standards to advance your teaching. PD in 30 is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. Grab a pencil and the resources listed below. Make sure you can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device to be able to take time to work on some of the tasks that are a part of this episode. This PD in 30 is also especially effective for...

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Today’s podcast will have you breathing deeper and maybe moving on with your day a little bit more grounded. 3Ps hosts Donnie and Danielle welcome Dr. Ilana Nankin, founder and CEO of Breathe for Change, to share her insights on how to care for self, which allows us to better care for others. Nankin has started a movement of bringing yoga, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning to educators and families across the country. She began this work when she saw how yoga and mindfulness were transforming the wellness of the teachers she worked with. Nankin shares about the significant ways...

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As you’ll hear in this episode, great mentoring is based on relationships. Today, you’ll join 3Ps hosts Danielle and Kathleen in hearing about the relationship and the learning shared between Ginny Sautner, a new teacher mentor, and Allie Oskolkoff, a first-year teacher, both from Lake Havasu Unified School District. The two discuss the mindset that makes mentoring most effective, the importance of mentoring in the first years of teaching, and the gratitude they have for each other.  You’ll also hear host Kathleen share about her experiences as a new teacher mentor and the power of...

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Learn about how Arizona’s Language Development Approach can help you better support all students, especially your English Learner students, in today’s episode.  Hosts Angelia and Donnie talk with Arizona Department of Education’s Kate Wright, Associate Superintendent of High Academic Standards for Students, and Dr. Melissa Castillo, Deputy Superintendent of the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS). Wright and Castillo share about the development of and review the principles of this approach. Wright points out that at the core of this approach is the importance of...

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Today’s episode features several outstanding educators, including Dr. Doug Fisher and the five finalists for 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year. You likely know Dr. Doug Fisher from the dozens of books and resources he’s helped create or from attending events like those through the Arizona K12 Center. Today, you’ll hear Dr. Fisher talk with 3Ps hosts Mary and Angelia about the creation of The Distance Learning Playbook, which he wrote with Nancy Frey and John Hattie. He also shares some of what they learned about best practices in distance learning, especially ways to create relationships...

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3Ps hosts Angelia and Donnie are back with another civics-focused episode, this time focused especially on secondary grades. Prior to the start of this school year, they spoke with Nate Rios, who was then a government and history teacher at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, and Elizabeth Schley Evans, who was then a government and politics teacher at Basha High School  in Chandler.  Together, the four talk about navigating critical conversations, media literacy, engaging with parents, and the importance of getting to know your students and creating a respectful and empathetic...

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It’s an election year and the U.S. is experiencing a seemingly more contentious political climate than usual. In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Donnie and Angelia discuss how they handled election seasons and politics in their classrooms before welcoming Beth Maloney, 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year, to talk more about civics and respectful discourse. Together, they discuss media literacy, differentiating opinion from fact, strategies for generating discussion, bias in the classroom, and communicating with parents. Maloney sites as a helpful resource for elementary school teachers....

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Now that the 2020-2021 school year is back in session, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Angelia, Mary, and Kathleen talk with two school superintendents, a principal, and a teacher about their hopes, fears, and opportunities related to schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s guests are Dr. Melissa Sadorf, superintendent of Stanfield Elementary School District; Dr. Andi Fourlis, superintendent of Mesa Public Schools; Jennifer Waldron, principal of Anasazi Elementary School in Scottsdale Unified School District; and Ben Collinsworth, first-grade teacher at Flowing Wells School District. Dr....

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Hang out with tech experts Tony Vincent and Sara Mora in this PD in 30 segment of 3Ps in a Pod. PD in 30 is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. This segment is most beneficial if you’re able to listen with a pencil and paper in hand and can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device. Feel free to listen with a group of other teachers or by yourself. Tony Vincent of and Sara Mora of Sahuarita Unified School District talk about the advantages and disadvantages of live and recorded videos, tips to make them both effective...

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We are continuing our conversations and reflections about the return to the school in this episode. 3Ps hosts Angelia and Donnie welcome Arizona Education Association Vice President Marisol Garcia and Arizona Department of Education Associate Superintendent Kate Wright to share about their hopes, fears, and curiosities about this school year. Garcia and Wright also share about their visions for what schools might look like moving forward from 2020 and their encouragement and appreciation for the work teachers are doing. Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at .

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Teachers are talking about what Arizona’s new dyslexia law means for them. In this episode, Sean Ross, Arizona Department of Education’s Director of English Language Arts and Humanities, explains how the passing and signing of SB 1318 affects how schools and teachers approach dyslexia screenings and what resources are available. He also shares about his other literacy work and how he can support Arizona’s teacher.

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