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Learning Loss and Acceleration

Learning Counsel Report Podcast

Release Date: 10/11/2022

Building the Culture of Security in Schools show art Building the Culture of Security in Schools

Learning Counsel Report Podcast

Culture of security? Listen in on this unique conversation with Helen Patton, the Cyber Security Strategic Advisor from Cisco.  The discussion of security in schools is not just about digital citizenship, passwords, and the like, but about leadership. Cyber security in schools is not just a “job for the IT people,” but a sense of morality in individual behavior of all parties because schools are intermingled in many ways with the digital world and not just brick and mortar buildings at every level of their operations. This podcast has lots of information about the types of threats and...

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Gen Alpha and Being the School of Choice show art Gen Alpha and Being the School of Choice

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Listen in on this rousing conversation about the Alpha Generation which is defined as people born 2010-2024 – the current crop of students in K12 schools. Research has shown they prefer the screen to humans, and although older generations find that terrible, it’s a fact that still has a profound impact on how they can be effectively taught and what they expect. Ramifications for technology and teaching are discussed between the host, LeiLani Cauthen and Mary Schlegelmilch, Education Advocate from Cisco who has been an early childhood educator, a middle school science teacher, a...

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What is the Science of Learning Math? show art What is the Science of Learning Math?

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Listen in to our interview with Nigel Nisbet, a rock musician, AP Physics and AP Computer Science teacher who did a tour of duty in an all-girls school, plus a specialist who devotes his time to reaching into the structure and beauty of mathematics and discussing the “science of learning math” from many angles. Nisbet who is currently the VP of Content Creation at MIND Education mentions how teaching modalities have changed and how learning has had to delve into facts of how people learn and the neuroscience of it all. He mentions a lot of the important mechanisms within the subject of...

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Actionable Learning Through Engagement show art Actionable Learning Through Engagement

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 What is actionable? What is real engagement? LeiLani discusses these things, and a novel definition of equity with Dan Tracy from MIND Education. Dan’s triple threat as a teacher, coder and trainer, makes this podcast discussion an interesting reveal on how to approach instruction – especially the subject of math. 

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5 Ways to Accelerate Math by Doing show art 5 Ways to Accelerate Math by Doing

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A discussion with Ki Karou about the challenges of teaching today.  Karou introduces five areas that the science of learning has identified as key to students’ doing – and how those are aids to accelerating learning, including the awesome capability of helping learners potentially jump through multiple grades to catch up in little time.  Listen in to learn about things the neuroscience has uncovered including “self belief,” “schema building,” and more.  Ki Karou is the Senior Director of Product Content at MIND Education, where he leads a team of learning and game...

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Responsible AI and Future AI show art Responsible AI and Future AI

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LeiLani interviews Justin Jordan, a former educator and Senior Product Manager at Cisco about the definitions of AI, how AI has permutated into many aspects of technology and what we need to be responsible for as we humans brave the new world where AI is in everything.  Also find out things about Cisco and AI you might not have known by listening and learning. 

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How We Should Respond to AI and What’s Next show art How We Should Respond to AI and What’s Next

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Listen in as LeiLani discusses how we should be responding to AI in education with long-time friend and esteemed colleague in the field, Roland Antoine, Innovative Projects Manager at Dallas ISD in Texas. Roland introduces the idea that the problem is the “problems definition” and that we must proceed to use AI against clearly defined problems, and that AI should be able to act like a GPS of content for students.  Both agree AI will not replace teachers but that we are in an age of applying a new wave of creativity in the same way humans applied it in the transition from the farming...

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Making the Most of Remaining ESSER Funds show art Making the Most of Remaining ESSER Funds

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Fear of the “fiscal cliff” and what to spend remaining ESSER funds on is a hot topic in schools.  Listen in as Leilani discusses the topic with Jon Hummell, Director of State Initiatives at Lexia Learning. Productive use of the money may not be what you think.

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AI and Algebraic Thinking About Time & Space in Schools show art AI and Algebraic Thinking About Time & Space in Schools

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Listen in as LeiLani chats with Maurice Draggon, Sr. Director of Digital Learning at Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. First they discuss the implications of AI in schools and then the emerging time and space AI known as Intelligent Calendaring for its possibilities and then the combination of both new technologies for “uberizing” learning.  Along the way, comments about what AI will not do and the human teacher intersecting live with students more efficiently makes for an interesting conversation you don’t want to miss.

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Shrinking School IT Teams & 3 Imperatives show art Shrinking School IT Teams & 3 Imperatives

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Listen in as LeiLani discusses the problems of shrinking school IT teams and three imperatives with Mary Schlegelmilch, who as a former educator has extensive knowledge in distance learning and online learning as a member of the Cisco Education team. Discover how the three imperatives are a “team sport” of administrative, teacher and even bus driver activity.

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A discussion with Dr. Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions, and Dr. Liz Brooke, Chief Learning Officer, Lexia Learning, about what the post-pandemic research is showing about learning loss.  Guests mention that over thirty States are implementing laws or policies around evidence-based instruction.  Further discussion about the challenges of learning loss and acceleration for students, including how teacher training is bringing a new level of precision to teaching using professional grade courseware.  Don’t miss this podcast for the points being made and personal stories about the meaningfulness of addressing learning loss.