i am ME. Podcast
By Laura Henderson - K-12 Change Agent, Thought Leader, CEO of Epiphany Learning
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Get ready to have an epiphany! In this exciting, power-packed podcast, you will learn from captivating exchanges between Laura Henderson and her guests as they explore their journey to transform education through human connection. The world's most forward-thinking educators, thought leaders and administrators weigh in on their personal obstacles and successes with personalized learning as they aim to create passionate, life-long learners. Guests share awesome, powerful stories that can be implemented in your own district, school or classroom - engaging and inspiring you to make things happen in your own school! The i am ME. podcast promotes the importance of student agency and personalized learning that starts first with a growth mindset and supportive culture.
||CleanEpisode 045: Autonomy, value and purpose in the classroom, with Kate Bean.||ABOUT KATE BEAN Kate Bean is a personalized learning pioneer and founder/executive director of Aveson Charter Schools, one of the first public schools focused on personalized mastery learning for grades K-12. Featured in the book,||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 044: Transparency and accountability two factors to change education, with June Marcel.||June is Chief Operating Officer of iLearn Collaborative. She has more than 15 years of experience, spanning nearly every functional business management role. She most recently worked as an independent consultant in Denver focused on K-12 change manage||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 043: Why districts need to create levels of engagement in our rigid educational system, with Anthony Kim.||Anthony is the author of Personalized Learning Playbook, Why the Time is Now. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences and Recommendations from the Field.||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 042: Success and failure should be expected, with Curt Mould.||Curt Mould is the Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement for the Sun Prairie Area School District. Curt works with teachers, leaders and community members to create designs for learning that are responsive to learners in the new century.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 041: Build the plane while it’s flying, with Johnna Noll.||Tweet: Why is building capacity so important? Find out from @johnnanoll & @EpiphanyLaura http://ctt.ec/Zf0dk+ #iamME Johnna Noll is the Executive Director and District Administrator for Norris Academy. Norris Academy is a small rural public school syst.||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 040: A little bit of effort will go a long way, with Ryan Piper.||Ryan Piper has been teaching 8th grade math at Gilmore Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin for 15 years. He has been a major advocate for personalized learning after experiencing the failures of traditional teaching methods firsthand.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 039: We can empower students to create their own learning network, with Lisa Nielsen.||Lisa Nielsen is The Innovative Educator. She found school boring and irrelevant. That ticked her off so she became a public school educator who works to help change that for others. She does this by finding and sharing innovative ways to prepare studen.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 038: Helping every educator create a competent classroom, with Allison Zmuda.||Allison Zmuda is a full-time education consultant who works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible and worthy of the attempt. Over the past fifteen years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment,||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 037: In personalized learning, relationships matter even more, with Jin-Soo Huh.||Jin-Soo Huh is the Personalized Learning Manager at Alpha Public Schools. He is a D.C. Region ’09 alum and he taught middle and high school math in Prince George’s County, New Orleans and Chicago. He served as a teacher leader in implementing one of||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Every student. Every time. All the time, with Dr. Hansen & Dr. Monogue.||Dr. Mark Hansen has served as Superintendent for the award-winning Elmbrook School District since 2012. Prior to his current role he served as Chief Academic Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Associate Principal and Teacher for the School||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 035: Relationships deal with purpose, people and pathways, with Gunnar Counselman.||Gunnar Counselman is a former Marine HUMINT Officer who served in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. He performed initial research for the book Disrupting Class in 2005 and currently is the co-founder and CEO of Fidelis Education,||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 034: Step back to be the best facilitator, with Joshua Bocock.||Joshua Bocock has been a classroom teacher for 10 years. He spent one year at Nottoway High School in Crewe, Virginia but has now spent the rest of his time at Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia.||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 033: Creating a system to focus on each individual, with Dean Gorrell.||Dean is a native of Maquoketa, Iowa, a small farming community in east central Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, receiving a B.S. in physics with honors in 1985. Dean took an additional year to become certified as a public||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 032: Increasing engagement increases learning, with Trevor Bryan.||Trevor Bryan is an elementary art teacher in Jackson Township NJ. He is the creator of The Art of Comprehension which is an approach to teaching comprehension and other academic skills through viewing and responding to artworks.||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 031: Find the passions within your students, with Matt Austin.||Matt Austin currently teaches 9th grade Biology at Verona Area High School. He has been in this position for the past 14 years. Matt also serves as the Science department chair, and is also the boys assistant golf coach.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 030: Together everyone achieves more, with Kate Sommerville and Angela Patterson.||Kate Sommerville is in her 16th year of teaching. She received her undergraduate degrees in elementary and special education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2000. In 2007, she received her Master’s Degree in Education in Professional D||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 029: Making learning real, relevant and meaningful, with Derek Doucet.||Derek Doucet is an educator who strives to be up to date on the best practices so his students can receive a rich educational experience that will follow them for the rest of their lives. First and foremost,||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028: All students are destined for greatness, with Sixto Cancel.||Sixto Cancel founded Think of Us, a non-profit dedicated to innovating with data, technology and multi-media to serve vulnerable population. As a Dell Youth Innovation Advisor, Sixto leads a working committee that focuses on the learning of vulnerable .||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: There are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow, with Angela Maiers.||Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years, teaching every level of school from kindergarten to graduate school and consulting.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: Every student, everyday, with Rose Colby.||Rose Colby is currently a Competency-Based Learning and Assessment Specialist assisting schools in designing high quality competency, assessment, and grading reform systems in many states. She is a Talent Cloud Competency Education Fellow for 2Revolut||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful & Inspirational!
I love listening to Laura Henderson's podcast each week. She interviews insightful, passionate and motivated change agents who are enhancing K-12 education through personalized and blended learning. Educators often feel that their work is going unnoticed, and that their efforts for much-needed change is like pushing a boulder up a mountain. Through this podcast, educators, admins, thought leaders and parents alike become part of a community that embraces positive change, creates forward-thinking leaders and celebrates the successes of personalized and blended learning. Would highly recommend to anyone invested in education!
Director, Institute for Personalized Learning
Nice collection of experiences and reflections on an emerging model for learning and preparing youth for their futures.
My favorite new podcast!
For the past few months I have been fascinated with the concept of personalized learning and I’m thrilled to have found such an amazing podcast on the topic.