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Let’s Not Screw Up this Stimulus for Education

Learning Counsel EduJedi Report

Release Date: 05/11/2020

Becoming Human Using Assessment Data show art Becoming Human Using Assessment Data

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What if testing was more human centric and not so scary and indiscriminate? Listen to this discussion about bringing back meaning to assessments through new skills in data and logic that work even in distance learning scenarios. EduJedi LeiLani Cauthen interviews CEO Laura Slover and Joey Web, Director of Academic Services, of CenterPoint Education Solutions.

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Lights, Camera, Action! What about on-camera Simultaneous Teaching show art Lights, Camera, Action! What about on-camera Simultaneous Teaching

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EduJedi LeiLani Cauthen and Fred King from Cisco discuss the “why” of simultaneous teaching in a live classroom plus via video online feels a lot like going on stage.  Behavior tends to change when cameras are panning, tilting, zooming, so a new Cisco solution modifies all that with a stationary “quad-cam” and audio detection that auto-creates a split-screen and software manages everything. 

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Learning Recovery Starts with Seeing and Hearing A.I. show art Learning Recovery Starts with Seeing and Hearing A.I.

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Schools now have a big worry about lack of learning because students just can’t see or hear well, either because of masks and plexiglass everywhere on site or from a distance over video feeds.  Guest Daniel Kleman and EduJedi LeiLani Cauthen discuss things like invisible sound bubbles that block background noise, artificial intelligence managing audio beams so the teacher is heard by all and students don’t get left behind.

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Access and Engaging the Student show art Access and Engaging the Student

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Dr. Lance Ford, Chief Technology Officer from Howe County Schools in Oklahoma shares their journey pivoting to digital, battling poor connectivity, and grappling with the reality of a new normal of expectations by students and parents. Innovative thinking from this smallish district shows what’s non-negotiable in delivering learning and how a new formula is taking center stage. A fun and fast conversation. 

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Secure your Investment, Manage Risk show art Secure your Investment, Manage Risk

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Hear from a technical expert on K12 school security about information security. Doug Walsten from Cisco mentions both data-at-rest and data-in-motion with regards to school data, which is “everywhere” in K-12 systems, in the cloud, or on some teacher’s desktop. Schools are using thousands of Apps and major systems that hold personal information of students. Listen for an excellent sketch of concerns, accompanied by various stories about what goes on in schools and some trends in Security.

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Become a Hybrid Learning Pro: Tips & Resources to Keep Students Engaged Anywhere show art Become a Hybrid Learning Pro: Tips & Resources to Keep Students Engaged Anywhere

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The transformation of learning where suddenly students and teachers are not physically together has driven widespread use of video conferencing.  Screen fatigue complaints and disengagement were center stage early on, but certain folks like Suzanne Phillips rode in to show how to do it right.  LeiLani interviews Suzanne Phillips from Cisco Webex who has focused on creating tips and resources for teachers, by learning from successful educators worldwide. 

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New Digital Personalized Approaches to Equity show art New Digital Personalized Approaches to Equity

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Schools are bringing on professional grade digital curriculum and aiming at true personalization.  LeiLani hosts Liz Brooke and Michele Eaton, Director of Virtual And Blended Learning from the M.S.D. of Wayne Township.  This discussion about what software can do in schools reveals how leaders are trying to balance human teaching within a new context of real personalization because of more sophisticated software so that they can rid themselves of systemic inequities. 

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Esports Driving All Academic Achievement show art Esports Driving All Academic Achievement

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Esports is the new “hook” to keep students working in other subjects despite being remote or partially physically attending schools.  LeiLani discusses the emerging ultra-significance of esports and gaming in K12 education with Dr. Miles Harvey, 8th Grade Video Game-Based Learning and Esports Coach, Albuquerque Public Schools and Luke Stebick, Account Executive at TIG.  Hear them talk about the real-life workings of student attendance and engagement because of esports.

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Data Driven Return to Learning show art Data Driven Return to Learning

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Given the ongoing pandemic, schools, districts and whole States have been grappling with awkward school schedules, hybrid style environments, and mismatched achievement. States measure both academics and social-emotional learning to get achievement back on track. This podcast discusses what that looks like.

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Paying for the Giant Leap in K12 show art Paying for the Giant Leap in K12

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The nation made a giant leap forward into technology for K12 in 2020 and that transition continues, with some new twists.  LeiLani hosts Renee Patton, Global Director of Education and Healthcare from Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group. They discuss what that means for networks, achievement and student equity.  New address to small schools and districts with innovations in equipment, pricing and help for funding questions have been part of the Cisco pivot to help – detailed by Patton. 

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LeiLani Cauthen and Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools, Napa County Office of Education in California discuss what the ARRA Stimulus of 2009 did compared to the new CARES Act Stimulus intention. Many important comments are made regarding caveats for schools and district’s to consider. On superintendents just using the Stimulus to save jobs, Dr. Nemko stated: “It’s going to kind of work itself out. I do believe there are a lot of teachers who are not going to want to come back, because of the fear. I think that attrition is going to take care of a lot of the problem. There are a lot of reasons we need to be sure we are getting online and getting with the program. What is terribly important is that we have money for teacher professional development. You have to make sure your infrastructure is good enough. Second thing is, you have to make sure you’re only using the best apps, all apps are not equal. The same way we used to choose textbooks, you would spend six months to a year looking at what’s out there before you would buy. We’re going to see a very different but much more blended model.”