Episode 64: Barbara Bray on personalized learning, breaking the status quo, and watching your step

Barbara Bray is Creative Learning Officer, co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC, and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning with Kathleen McClaskey @khmmc. She is also the founder/owner of My eCoach and blogs her own views at Rethinking Learning.  She is a creative learning strategist, writer, keynoter, change agent, instructional designer and facilitator. Barbara assists large and small organizations to transform teaching and learning through action research, project-based learning, design thinking, and the redesign of teaching practice and learner-centered environments. She builds coaching programs and communities of practice where teachers are facilitators, advisors, or mentors and guides the development of cultures of learning where teachers and learners become "partners in learning." Barbara has made it her life's work to research and find strategies on how to personalize learning so learners of any age can find their strengths and develop agency so they can follow their passion to discover their purpose.

 

Barbara on Twitter:http://twitter.com/bbray27

Facebook: http://bit.ly/barbarabray

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarabray

Resources mentioned in podcast:

Personalize Learning, LLC www.personalizelearning.com

The 5W's of Personalized Learning eCourse®http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/5-ws.html

My eCoach: http://my-ecoach.com

Rethinking Learning: http://barbarabray.net

Barbara and Kathleen's Books

Make Learning Personal: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/make-learning-personal.html

How to Personalize Learning: A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper:  http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/make-learning-personal.html

Other Books mentioned in Podcast:

Passionate Learners by Pernille Ripp @pernilleripp 

https://pernillesripp.com/

Innovator's Mindset by George Couros @gcouros

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/the-innovators-mindset-book

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution that is Transforming Education by Sir Ken Robinson @SirKenRobinson

http://sirkenrobinson.com/creative-schools-the-grassroots-revolution-thats-transforming-education/

Information about Barbara's mom, Rosalie Ritz who was a courtroom artist

Courtroom Drawings by Rosalie Ritz at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt8g50226j/

Barbara's Website: http://barbarabray.net

Episode 63: Adam Bellow on entrepreneurship, learning to code, and the journey from teacher to CEO

Adam Bellow began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher. He has worked as a technology training specialist, Director of Educational Technology, and is now considered one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of the websites eduTecher, eduClipper, WeLearnedIt, and eduGames. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular charity “Change the World” student-focused charity campaigns. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he received the Making IT Happen Award from ISTE as well as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Bellow is currently serving as CEO of eduClipper, the edtech startup that he founded in 2012. eduClipper is a free web tool focused on helping students and teachers find, share, and build valid learning experiences in a K-12 safe educational social platform.

 

Adam on Twitter: http://twitter.com/adambellow

Adam's Website: http://adambellow.com

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 62: Scott Rocco on 140 Twitter Tips for Educators and #Satchat

Scott Rocco is a Superintendent in New Jersey, adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey, instructor in the NJEXCEL program, presenter, and co-founder/co-moderator of #Satchat on Twitter. Scott has given keynote, conference and group presentations on the use of social media for educators, school safety, marketing yourself, and various leadership topics. He also blogs for edSocialMedia.com.

Scott on Twitter: @ScottRRocco
Scott’s website: www.evolvingeducators.wordpress.com
Scott’s new book 140 Twitter Tips for Educators: https://www.amazon.com/140-Twitter-Tips-Educators-Professional/dp/0986155586


The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 61: Fati Shaibu-Ali on Journalism Education for Young Girls in Ghana

Fati Shaibu-Ali is an Award winning broadcast Journalist, News Editor for  eTV Ghana, free-to-air commercial television channel aimed at bringing the widest audience of Ghanaians the best programming on the planet. Fati is served as a Professional fellow at the U.S State Department in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is a Fellow at the International Center for Journalists.

Fati on Twitter: @Fati_ShaibuAli
Fati’s eTV Ghana profile: www.etvghana.com/index.php/ar/sports/item/396-fati-shaibu-ali
Future Learn: www.futurelearn.com

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 60: Hayford Siaw on Children’s Literacy and Mobile Libraries in Ghana

Hayford is a Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur who founded Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa in 2007. The organization promotes international volunteering by offering opportunities for a Microfinance scheme offering financial and business advisory support to women entrepreneurs and a youth development centre- set up to provide skills training in technology to the youth. It has placed over 1500 International volunteers from over 70 countries on its projects. In 2010 and 2011 respectively, Hayford’s venture won the United Nations Volunteers Award for its work with volunteers on NGO News Africa and Deworm Ghana respectively. Street Library Ghana, Hayford’s newest initiative, is a mobile library bringing books and technology to children in deprived rural communities of Ghana using a Van. The program received seed funding from Reach for Change, a Swedish base NGO in 2012 and currently operates in 32 communities across six regions of Ghana reaching over 12,000 children to have opportunity to gain knowledge and improve literacy. In 2014, it launched in Liberia and Cameroon through funding from the European Union with consortium of partners including Fraunhofer and Microsoft.

 

Hayford Siaw on Twitter: @hayfordsiaw

Hayford Siaw’s website: www.HayfordSiaw.com

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 59: Jade Ballek on K-12 Distance Education

Jade Ballek is the principal of the Sunwest Distance Learning Center, a K-12 Online School in Sasketchewan. She is also a Session lecturer at the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, Jade was an educational consultant and learning coach, and earned her Masters of Education in Educational Technology and Design. Today we talk with Jade a little bit about “distance education” and about the Sunwest Distance Learning Center. 

Jade Ballek on Twitter: @jadeballek
Jade Ballek’s blog: www.thelearninglens.blogspot.ca

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 58: Kirstine Szifris on Teaching Philosophy in English Prisons

Kirstine is a research associate at Manchester Metropolitan University, and is pursuing a PhD at Cambridge University in Criminological Research. Her research involves developing and delivering Philosophy courses in prisons in England. Her program is based on the principles of Socratic Dialogue and encourages participants to engage in Philosophical conversation in a safe, non-adversarial dialogue.  She is interested in the role of education in a maximum security environment and its relevance to the personal development and well-being of the prisoner-participants.  Her research indicates the important role education can play in prisoners’ self-understanding and identity development as well as how and why prison education impacts recidivism and employment

 

Kirstine Szifris on Twitter: @KirstineSzifris

Kirstine Szifris’ research profile: www.crim.cam.ac.uk/people/phd/szifris_kirstine/

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 57: Claudio Morelli on Educational Leadership in Rwandan Classrooms

Claudio Morelli is a technical consultant for the WellSpring Foundation for Education in Rwanda. For 34 years, Claudio Morelli worked in the British Columbia education system as a teacher, school administrator and district superintendent. Claudio now travels to Kigali, Rwanda three times a year to advise and mentor at the Wellspring Academy in Rwanda, a model Christian school whose motto is “Not to be served but to serve.” He specializes in educational leadership.

 

Claudio Morelli on Twitter: @CDMorelli

Claudio Morelli’s website: www.medium.com/loving-leadership

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is an educational nonprofit co-founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning entrepreneur/computer programmer and a Berkeley undergraduate student.

Episode 56: Tony Wagner on the Harvard Innovation Lab, Creative Problem-Solving, and the Most Effective Competitive Advantage

Tony Wagner serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. Prior to this appointment, Tony was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and six books. Tony’s latest, Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, co-authored by Ted Dintersmith, was just published by Scribner. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, was published by Scribner in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into 12 languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap continues to be an international bestseller, with a Second Edition recently released.

 

Tony Wagner on Twitter: @DrTonyWagner

Tony Wagner’s website: tonywagner.com

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 55: Jeff Utecht on International Schools, 1:1 Palm Pilots, and Global Perspectives

    Jeff Utecht is an educator, consultant, and author. In his second year of teaching, Jeff applied for a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant called the Technology Leadership Project, and was awarded 7 computers for his 4th grade classroom. He has served as the Technology Director for a school in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia and technology lab teacher in Shanghai, China. Jeff is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer, and founder of TheThinkingStick.com.

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 54: Shannon Miller on Kids’ Voice, Librarianship, & Digital Collaboration

Shannon Miller is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She’s a national speaker and consultant on education, librarianship, technology, & social media. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and is Skype's Education Ambassador. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators partnered with the US Department of Education.

 

 

Shannon Miller on Twitter: @shannonmmiller

Shannon Miller’s website: VanMeterLibraryVoice.blogspot.com

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 53: Ross McGill on the 5-Minute Lesson Plan and Education Policy

Ross McGill is a deputy headteacher working in a well-known inner-city school in North London. He is the author of 100 Ideas: Outstanding Lessons and Te@cher Toolkit: Helping You Survive Your First Five Years. He is an award-winning teacher and was nominated by Debrett’s as the 500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015.
Ross is responsible for improving the quality of teaching and learning and has a national profile as the leading contributor and organiser of online CPD within a growing community of education professionals. A former SSAT Design Technology Lead Practitioner, Ross is regularly asked to reflect on educational developments in various newspapers about education policy.

Ross McGill on Twitter: @TeacherToolkit
Ross McGill’s website: www.TeacherToolkit.me

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 52: Carl Hooker on iPadPalooza, Trello, & Conquering Fear

Carl Hooker is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District. He is also the founder of the learning festival called iPadpalooza. Carl also works as a keynote speaker and consultant through his company HookerTech, LLC. Carl was awarded Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2014 Leader of the Year, named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, and is a Writer/blogger for Edudemic, MindShift, and Tech & Learning.

 

 

Carl Hooker on Twitter: @mrhooker

Carl’s website: www.HookedOnInnovation.com

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame undergraduate student. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 51: Liz Davis on Eliminating Grades, Synapse School, & 1:1 Education

Liz Davis is the Assistant Head at Synapse School, a K-8 independent school in Menlo Park California. For the last 20 years, Liz has worked as a middle school teacher, a director of academic technology and a director of curriculum in both public and private schools across the US. Liz was selected to be a 2013-14 NAIS Teacher of the Future, and will present a 3 hour workshop on A World of Professional Development Opportunities at the NAISAC conference this year. She’s a founding organizer of both EdcampBoston and EdcampIS. Her blog, The Power of Educational Technology, has many daily readers, many of whom make up her more than 13,000 Twitter followers. 

Liz Davis on Twitter: @lizbdavis
Liz’s website: www.edtechpower.blogspot.com

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 50: Jeff Bradbury on Teachercast, Edu-Podcasting, and Branding

Jeff Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He’s an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, and more. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated twice in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College.

Jeff Bradbury on Twitter: @TeacherCast
Jeff’s website: www.jeffreybradbury.com

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 49: Music Therapy in Primary Education with Melissa Heffner

Melissa Heffner is a board certified music therapist. She’s worked with infants through older adults with a variety of needs in hospital, preschool and school, psychiatric, residential, and hospice settings. She currently works with adults with disabilities in their work setting and with children with autism in their homes. She specializes in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and has received degrees in Piano Performance and Early Childhood Special Education.

Melissa Heffner on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/melissa-heffner-mt-bc-23b6068a
Melissa’s email: melissa.e.heffner@gmail.com

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 48: Meaningful Learning with Andi McNair

Andi McNair, a teacher at Bosqueville Elementary, discusses genius hour, helping students find their passions, and making education meaningful. McNair teaches Gifted and Talented students at a small rural school in Texas, the same small district that she and her husband attended in high school.  For 10 years she taught 4th & 5th grade math before moving into gifted education.  As a parent of gifted children, Andi realizes the importance of advocating for gifted education. Andi has spoken at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Conference for the last few years and has also presented at the Texas Association of School Boards.

 

Andi McNair on Twitter: @mcnairan3

Andi McNair’s website: www.AMeaningfulMess.blogspot.com

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 47: Is Education Conforming or Liberating? with Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the School Leadership Summit and the Global Education Conference, Library 2.0, the Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, and the Homeschool Conference. Steve popularized the idea of education "unconferences," built the first modern social network (Classroom 2.0) for teachers in 2007, and has run a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education for the last 8 years. Steve has served is the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, a regular co-host of the annual Edublog Awards, the author of "Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education," and the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award.  Steve has consulted or served on advisory boards for Instructure, Intel, Microsoft, PBS, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. State Department.

Steve Hargadon on Twitter: @stevehargadon
Steve Hargadon’s website: www.LearningRevolution.com

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 46: Connecting and Creating with Google Guru Sarah Thomas

In episode 46 Pete and Zack talk to Sarah Thomas,  a Google Certified Teacher and leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group. Sarah founded the EduMatch project, and is the Technology Liaison at Maya Angelou French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. She conducts professional development in areas such as Google Drive and Google Sites. She is currently a doctoral candidate, and her upcoming dissertation is rooted heavily in student-created artifacts through the use of project-based learning. Sarah is a winner of the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Award, and was named as one of the “20 to Watch” in 2015 by the National School Board Association.

Sarah Thomas on Twitter: @sarahdateechur

Sarah Thomas on the web:        http://sarahjanethomas.com     

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.

Episode 45: No Homework, No Grades, No Punishment with Pernille Ripp

Mass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpower as a 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. Pernille is the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 600,000 students. Her book "Passionate Learners - How to Engage and Empower Your Students" will be re-published this fall by Routledge. Her second book “Empowered Schools, Empowered Students” was published last year.  Her work has been featured by Edutopia, School Library Journal, MiddleWeb, Learning & Leading magazine, as well as in many podcasts and interviews. She is a Skype Master Teacher, as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2015.

Spike Cook on Twitter: @PernilleRipp

Spike Cook website: www.PernilleSRipp.com

 

The Edupreneur is a podcast for you, the teacher, student or entrepreneur who innovates, redefines and improves education. Co-host Pete Freeman is a nonprofit founder and Notre Dame student with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and social welfare. Co-host Zack Baker is an award-winning programmer with a passion for tech and business.