Empowering Modern Learners - PDSB #Peel21st
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Forum for teachers in #peel21st (PDSB) to discuss their innovative teaching and assessment practices that empower students. Episodes will focus on various topics but always connect to the six innovative elements: learning environments, learning culture, models of learning, informative assessment, 21st century competencies and access to technology. Hosts: Jim Cash (@cashjim) & Amit Mehrotra (@AmitMehrotra78) Thanks for listening!
||CleanEpisode 35 – The Final Countdown||Welcome to the final episode of Empowering Modern Learners for Season 1, the 2017-2018 school year. In this episode, Jim and Amit look back over the season and highlight a few favourite moments from guests they have interviewed. They also listen to some||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 – The Force Awakens||In this episode, we interview Adrian Graham who is the Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Central Board Office here in the Peel District School Board. Adrian shares his own journey through Empowering Modern Learners and he encourages t||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 – Modern Family||In this episode, we interview Emily Farkas and Nicole James who are both Modern Learning Resource Teachers and will be taking over the EML podcast in the new year. Emily & Nicole share what parts of the Empowering Modern Learners vision document speak||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 – The Office||In this episode, we interview Claudine Scuccato who is the new Coordinating Principal of Modern Learning here in Peel. She shares her own journey with Empowering Modern Learners as well as some advice for teachers and administrators on how to get thing||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 – How It’s Made||In this interview we interview Joe Dallaire who is a Science teacher at Stephen Lewis Secondary School. He shares the work that he is doing with the collaborative inquiry process with his students. He also talks about the work he is doing with the Peel||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 – Cheers||In this episode, we interview Katie Novak who is the author of UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms. Katie shares some great strategies that teachers can use when they are planning for their s||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 – Daredevil||In this episode, Jim and Amit provide some commentary and connections to Empowering Modern Learners while listening to various guests who stopped by to chat at the annual Digital Tool Summit that took place May 12, 2018.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 – Wings||In this episode, we interview Thanh Trieu who is a Grade 5 teacher at Cherrytree Public School. She shares how the Belief Statements and the three words in the vision of "Inspire, Innovate and Ignite" have really helped to shape the amazing learning env||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 – The Day After Tomorrow||In this episode, we interview Sayema Chowdhury who is a Climate for Learning & Working Resource Teacher in the Peel District School Board. She shares how in her work she helps build relationships with all staff so they can be their best selves in their||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 – Futurama||In this episode we interview Melanie Mulcaster, who is a Teacher Librarian at Hillside Public School with the amazingly supportive principal Jim Brooks. She shares how she engages student voice & choice in their learning to help them be successful. She||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 – Divergent||In this episode, we interview Joanne Milligan who is the Department Head of Mathematics at Mississauga Secondary School. She shares how she believes that the students she sees each and every day are shaped by the ever-changing world we all live in. She||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 – The NeverEnding Story||In this episode, we interview Jael Richardson who is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, A Father’s Life which is a novel about her father Chuck Ealey. Jael is not only a former Peel student, but she is a celebrated writer who w||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 – Dream Weaver||In this episode, we interview Kathryn Lagerquist who is a STEAM teacher at Brisdale Public School. She shares how she connects the 21st Century Competencies found in Empowering Modern Learners to the work she is doing with her learners. She talks a lot||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 – The Director’s Cut||In this episode, we interview Peter Joshua who is the Director of Education in the Peel District School Board. Peter shares his passion for teaching and learning in a new age, and offers encouragement for teachers who are trying to empower their modern||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Tomorrowland||In this episode we interview Susan Adamthwaite who is the Student Success Coordinator 7-12 in Peel. She shares how part of her jobs is to help expand the Learning Environment to include experiences outside of the classroom walls for students. She hopes||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Quantum Leap||In this episode, we interview David Wiwchar who is currently teaching Physical Education and Science at Mayfield Secondary School. Dave shares a bit about his journey from being a student at Mayfield to now being a teacher there who is opening up his as||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 – Design Inc.||In this episode, we interview Julie Vandendool who is an ISSP Teacher at Alloa Public School. Julie shares how her role involves helping teachers design their lessons with all their learners in mind. She talks about working from a Universal Design For L||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 – A Current Affair||In this episode we interview Judy McKeown who is currently the Department Head of English at Louise Arbour Secondary School. She shares how she is helping her students take risks in their learning and learn how to be empathetic global citizens. She tal||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – The Voice||In this episode, we interview Brandon Pachan, who is currently teaching Grade 8 SciTech LASS & Primary Dance and Drama at Macville Public School. He shares the work he is doing around Inquiry both at the Intermediate and Primary level. He also shares h||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – This Is Us||In this episode, we interview Melissa Wilson who is Instructional Coordinator of Indigenous Education in Peel. Melissa shares the work she is doing with schools across the board to bring an awareness of the true history of Canada and the work she does a||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – Small Wonder||In this episode, Jim interviews Jennifer Pagniello who is a grade 3 teacher at Ray Lawson Public School. She shares how she is using the guided inquiry framework as a way to help empower her students. She also talks about the changes she has made to he||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 – Inside Out||In this episode, we interview Rasulan "Q" Hoppie, and he shares how he is trying to weave Empowering Modern Learners inside and out of everything happening at Castlebrooke Secondary School. He shares how the teachers are empowering students through the||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – Born to Run||In this episode, we interview Luke Mahoney who is currently the principal at Brian W. Fleming Public School. Luke shares how he is supporting the learners in his building to run with their ideas through being a lead learner and creating innovative learn||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – The Next Generation||In this episode, we interview Lynn Filliter who is the Curricular Lead Learner of Voice at Jean Augustine Secondary School. She shares the work she is doing around providing students with voice and choice in her classes and how she's helping the "next||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – The Wonder Years||In this episode we interview Kristen Clarke, who is the Instructional Coordinator for Assessment in Peel. She talks about the importance of reflection when considering strategies of Informative Assessment (one of the Innovative Elements in Empowering M||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – Short Circuit||In this episode, we interview Adam Hughes, who is the Chief Information Officer for the Peel District School Board. He shares how the work being done in Learning Technology Support Services (LTSS) connects to Empowering Modern Learners. He also shares||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – Extreme Makeover – Library Edition||In this episode we interview Jennifer Brown, who is the Teacher Librarian at Castle Oaks Public School. Jenn shares her journey of how she transformed her library space into a space for everyone at the school. Through embracing the concepts of open le||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – Risky Business||In this episode, we interview Omari Rhoden, who is currently the Head of Business and Library at Turner Fenton Secondary School. He shares how he creates a safe environment for his students to take risks, and talks a bit about his journey in becoming an||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Home Improvement||In this episode, we interview Erica Armstrong, who is currently an Assistive Technology Resource Teacher in Peel District School Board. She shares how she made improvements in her classroom to promote a positive Learning Environment for her students, an||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – La La Land||In this episode, we chat with Laura Smiley who is currently the acting Department Head for Moderns for FSL and ESL at John Fraser Secondary. Laura shares what she's doing with her students in FSL and how it connects to Empowering Modern Learners.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – Family Ties||In this episode Amit interviews Sapna Khosa who is a Grade 6 teacher at James Grieve Public School who shares how she is creating a positive Learning Culture and Learning Environment with her students and how when students feel like they're part of a f||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Rogue One||In this episode, we chat with Jim Kardash, principal at Mayfield Secondary School. He shares his passion for learning and the school's journey of their "gradeless" pilot.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Come SAIL Away||In this episode we interview Jim Blackwood, who is the Head of Innovation at Jean Augustine Secondary School. He shares the work the school is doing around Service, Advocacy, Innovation & Leadership (SAIL) and how it connects to Empowering Modern Learne||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – Meet the Parents||In this episode we interviewed Keri Ewart who has just started as a Modern Learning Resource Teacher. We asked her about her experiences in the classroom and how she empowered her modern learners||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – Who’s the Boss?||In this episode, we interview Lawrence DeMaeyer who is the Coordinating Principal of Modern Learning for the Peel District School Board.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 – A New Hope||Welcome and thank you for checking out this episode. This was Amit and Jim's first session and we worked out a few technical glitches and tested some different methods of recording. In this episode, we describe our plan for the structure of future episo||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction||Introduction - About the Empowering Modern Learners podcasts.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast for Educators
Excellent, 30 mins podcast that gets me thinking about current issues in education while learning more about what's happening in classrooms and schools outside of my own.
I dig this!
Having a podcast for educators by educators is an excellent idea. I also love that they're not super long, so I can listen to full episodes on the go!
I look forward to it each week!!
I love hearing the “What’s new in EML?” Section and that Amit and Jim present themselves as co-learners along with the other educators they interview!