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Deeper Learning with WeVideo

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Deeper Learning with WeVideo explores ways to inspire creativity in the classroom, activities that ignite deeper learning for students, and interviews with thought leaders in education that motivate teachers and influencers in education technology. Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad is a speaker, author and professional learning facilitator. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He served as Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as Education Supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher, serves on the board of the Student Voice Foundation and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force. Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and co-author of The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics with Robert J. Marzano. ​

Deeper Learning with WeVideo explores ways to inspire creativity in the classroom, activities that ignite deeper learning for students, and interviews with thought leaders in education that motivate teachers and influencers in education technology. Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad is a speaker, author and professional learning facilitator. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He served as Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as Education Supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher, serves on the board of the Student Voice Foundation and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force. Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and co-author of The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics with Robert J. Marzano. ​

Location:

United States

Description:

Deeper Learning with WeVideo explores ways to inspire creativity in the classroom, activities that ignite deeper learning for students, and interviews with thought leaders in education that motivate teachers and influencers in education technology. Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad is a speaker, author and professional learning facilitator. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He served as Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as Education Supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher, serves on the board of the Student Voice Foundation and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force. Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and co-author of The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics with Robert J. Marzano. ​

Twitter:

@wevideo

Language:

English

Contact:

310-924-5650


Episodes

Episode 21: The State of Remote Learning and PD with Rushton Hurley

3/25/2020
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative innovation, sharing stories, and laughing at himself. Rushton founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of hundreds of short videos by and...

Duration:00:21:57

Episode 20: Design Thinking with John Spencer

3/22/2020
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He wants to see teachers unleash the creative potential in all of their students so that kids can be makers, designers, artists, and engineers. John explores research, interviews educators, deconstructs systems, and studies real-world examples of design thinking in action. In this episode, In his second year of teaching, he used design thinking...

Duration:00:15:03

Episode 19: Solve in Time! with Dee Lanier, Sociologist turned Technologist

2/5/2020
"Originally from Southern California, “Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and inequality. Dee served at Crossroads Charter High School as a full-time Vocational Studies teacher, Testing Coordinator and Title I Director then went on to become...

Duration:00:16:53

Episode 18: EduMatch and EdCamps with Dr. Sarah Thomas

2/2/2020
Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Sarah is also on the leadership team of the ISTE Digital Equity PLN, and Affiliate Faculty at Loyola University in Maryland. In this episode, Sarah provides advice on how to implement technology in the classroom from a leadership perspective and also shares her passion for EdCamps. You can find Sarah on Twitter...

Duration:00:13:15

Episode 17: Classroom Gamification with Andrew Arevalo

1/29/2020
Andrew Arevalo, known as Gameboydrew, is a game-designer, speaker, 2019 CUE Emerging Teacher of the Year, and a fourth-grade GATE teacher in Southern California. In this episode, Andrew shares how he leverages blended learning, the power of play, and design thinking to support and ignite student curiosity. You can find Andrew on Twitter @gameboydrew.

Duration:00:14:18

Episode 16: #StudentVoice with Ann Kozma of Flipgrid

1/27/2020
Ann Kozma is the Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid. Prior to that, she was a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) in CA supporting both teachers and students with the innovative and instructional use of technology and 1st Grade Teacher. In this episode, Ann shares how she celebrated her student’s learning journey through student voice, self-directed learning, and the use of technology to build literacy skills. You can find Ann on Twitter @annkozma723.

Duration:00:19:25

Episode 15: Student Filmmaking with Jim Bentley and Curiosity Films

10/20/2019
Jim is a teacher in Elk Grove, CA, and in his classroom, his students have tackled a variety of topics ranging from landscape blight to light pollution, and household hazardous waste disposal to improving middle school literacy rates and working to promote access to water while reducing plastic waste. In this episode, he shares how he uses video creation in conjunction with these projects. You can find Jim Bentley on Twitter @Curiosity_Films. Deeper Learning with WeVideo explores ways to...

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 14: Climate Action Project with Jen Williams #TeachSDGs

10/16/2019
Dr. Jennifer Williams is a member of the United Nations’ Global Goals Educator Task Force, #TeachSDGs. Our students today need to be engaged in authentic experiences that connect them to real people and real problems of our world. Through the sharing of stories and with unified efforts to tackle global issues, students can begin to discover the power they each have in making a difference at local and global levels. The Climate Action Project, connecting students from 64 countries and 250...

Duration:00:14:56

Episode 13: #BookSnaps with Tara Martin

10/13/2019
Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, national speaker, and author who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She has served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach for several years, and most recently, a district administrator. As the founder of #BookSnaps, she is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant, and meaningful. In this episode, Tara shares how she inspires educators to discover their unique strengths and talents. She also shares some...

Duration:00:25:41

Episode 12: Ditch That Textbook with Matt Miller

10/9/2019
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom. In this episode, Matt shares his story about how he stopped letting the textbook guide his classroom and instead designed meaningful learning experiences. You can find Matt on Twitter @jmattmiller.

Duration:00:15:25

Episode 11: Student Video Creation and Digital Portfolios with Tony Vincent

10/5/2019
In this episode, Tony talks about how video creation can be fun and easy for students. He shares how his students used video creation as a digital portfolio to highlight their learning throughout the year. He also shares how video creation can lead to deeper learning, increasing critical thinking and communication. You can find Tony Vincent on Twitter @TonyVincent.

Duration:00:24:36

Episode 10: Five Questions to Ask to Ensure Video Creation Aligns to your Goals

8/12/2019
While much is made of the value of video creation in the classroom, school and district administrators are concerned about bigger, broader, and more measurable results that reach across their entire student body. Additionally, it is important to highlight the level of rigor, thinking, and multidimensional learning that occurs through the video creation process. This episode gives you five things to consider.

Duration:00:07:22

Episode 9: Deeper Learning with WeVideo at ISTE19

7/27/2019
This episode features the full event recording from "Deeper Learning with WeVideo" at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia. This was a special event with keynote speaker Dee Lanier from EdTechTeam, Krishna Menon, the CEO of WeVideo, and Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, the Chief Education Officer of WeVideo. Enjoy the full presentation and be sure to share with your fellow educators!

Duration:00:54:36

Episode 8: How to Use Video Creation to Promote Student Discourse

6/17/2019
Communication around concepts (e.g., content we want students to learn) should be more than just a teacher articulating what the learning goals are. This communication must occur among students as well, and the teacher can help initiate this through any of the following ways: extracting thinking to the surface, prompting questions, clarifying ideas, moving ideas forward, revealing misconceptions, and making key concept connections clear, meaningful and applicable. How many times have we...

Duration:00:05:00

Episode 7: Deeper Learning Demands Deeper Justification from EdTech Tools

6/10/2019
There is a tendency, by both edtech vendors and users, to excitedly describe technology tools in terms of product features and benefits, faddish jargon and technical fireworks. When the conversation turns to the educational value of edtech tools, questions raised tend to be answered by positing a connection between the edtech tool to specific curriculum requirements or standards. For school and district administrators responsible for ensuring that money being spent can be demonstrated to...

Duration:00:07:52

Episode 6: Five Questions to Unlock Authentic Learning Experiences

5/27/2019
Imagine how motivated students would be if we stopped assigning work and instead provided opportunities for them to create amazing things that make them feel proud. That’s what we strive to achieve through authentic learning experiences. Authentic learning starts when students engage in learning that is both meaningful to them and related to the world they experience outside the classroom. That direct correlation with their daily lives is the antidote to the age-old gripes of "when will I...

Duration:00:08:49

Episode 5: Five Ways to Boost Communication Skills Among Students

5/11/2019
Communication and storytelling have been gaining a lot of attention lately, especially their role in the classroom. This makes sense as effective communication is the foundation of human interaction. Many view communication as the most important skill for success as students enter the workforce and there is considerable evidence that the best communicators have greater professional success. So, it’s important that we continually support students in developing their skills and confidence as...

Duration:00:09:48

Episode 4: Storytelling Through Video Creation

5/5/2019
Great teachers are great storytellers. They teach widely accepted content over and over, day by day; but when that content is taught like an interesting story, it becomes an immersive experience for students. Teachers renew their students as learners and engage them with what feels like brand new content. In doing so, they teach their students to tell stories. The next time you want your students to answer a question, reflect on their learning, or write a report, why not ask them to create a...

Duration:00:04:22

Episode 3: How to Bring a Creative Learning Structure into your Classroom

4/28/2019
As educators, how do we encourage, support and promote the process of creativity? Students naturally crave ways to express themselves creatively, so how can we help foster that natural curiosity? Creativity means to use the imagination freely without constraints, but that doesn’t mean your classroom will turn into creative chaos. The most creative endeavors actually require some sense of structure, organization and a safe, nurturing environment so that students can focus their energy and...

Duration:00:05:06

Episode 2: Why We Value the Process Over Perfection

4/22/2019
We can help students grow in their learning so they can make future contributions by providing a place for them to play, explore, to be heard, solve problems, and create things they love. By embracing play at all stages of education, we create a safe setting for students to experiment with ideas, challenge themselves, and develop the flexibility of mind needed to adapt and thrive in whatever life brings their way. Lifelong learners who relish in challenges, thrive on failure and the process...

Duration:00:05:54