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ep. 010 - "Classroom Without Walls" w/ Ai Addyson-Zhang

Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is a professor, blogger, live-streamer, and digital learning consultant. She received her M.A. from Syracuse University and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, both of which are located in the United States. Ai also serves on a number of social media committees at national communication organizations. đź“ą Each episode invites a guest to take a seat at the virtual table to have a conversation about their area of expertise. It also grants viewers and listeners an...


ep. 009 - "EDU Lounge w/ Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor is a passionate servant leader who began her career as an educator in 2002. She supports the growth and development of teachers and students through the seamless integration of innovative technology usage for student success. Through personalized coaching, Mrs. Taylor works with teachers and teacher leaders to craft professional goals to extend their scope of instruction and meet the needs of all learners. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored one-on-one...


ep. 008 - "#PassTheScopeEDU" w/ Valerie Lewis

Valerie Lewis is a wife to a soul singer and mother of 3 children: Carsyn (11), Xander (8), and Bella (4). She is an educator of 18 years in the field with her journey beginning at the elementary level and currently stemming into the secondary level. She has served in private and public settings and across the states of FL, MD, and for the last 12 years in GA and works particularly with students with learning disabilities. She is dedicated to the transformation of learning through engagement...


ep. 007 - "EduGladiators" w/ Marlena Gross-Taylor

Marlena Gross-Taylor is a dedicated and successful EdLeader with a proven track record of improving educational and operational performance through vision, strategic planning, leadership, and team building. Marlena is the founder of EduGladiators which she created to further support educational leaders both in the classroom and at the district level. She has been recognized as a middle school master teacher and served as an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels....


ep. 006 - "The Digital Citizenship Dynamic" w/ Marialice and Curran

Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. As a pioneer in digital citizenship, she developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers in the United States. She co-founded the digital citizenship chat in Twitter (2011) and the Digital Citizenship Summit (2015). She chairs the...


ep. 005 - "Code Equity" w/ Tara Linney

Tara Linney is an award-winning Innovative Educational Technology Coach, recognized for her work in teaching computer programming, global collaborations in education, and educational coaching. As a Coach, Linney has guided educators on developing interdisciplinary learning opportunities, allowing their student to leverage prior knowledge in the learning of new concepts. Part of Linney’s recent work includes integrating Sustainable Development Goals into education, finding places of overlap...


ep. 004 - "Go Brand Yourself!" w/ Desiree Alexander

Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is currently the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences nationwide. She holds various certifications, as well as multiple technology certifications, including, but not...


ep. 003 - "Be A Louisiana Teacher Of the Year" w/ Kimberly Eckert

Kimberly Eckert is the 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the year and is certified in English, Special Education and as a Reading Specialist. She is committed to empowering students to become stronger self-advocates and agents of their own learning by connecting them to their personal passions. Kimberly has served as a Mentor and Master Teacher through the Teacher and Student Advancement Program (TAP) and as an instructional coach before returning to the classroom to better understand the needs of...


ep. 002 - "Get Your EduMatch On!" w/ Sarah Thomas, PhD.

This episode features Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD, a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Sarah is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published three collaborative books, EduMatch Snapshot in Education (2016), The #EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide (2017), and EduMatch Snapshot in Education...


ep. 001 - “Future Ready Futrell” w/ Abbey Futrell

This episode features Abbey Futrell. A Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Her work with the Friday Institute encompasses a commitment to coaching teachers, redefining professional development experiences, and serving as one of the lead facilitators for the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network. She frequently presents and keynotes at national education...