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Mississippi ED Talk, an audio podcast produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University, takes a deep dive into the innovative practices underway in Mississippi’s public schools and districts. Each month, we talk to K-12 administrators, teachers, and key stakeholders to gain insight into promising practices and understand how they came about. Whether you are an educator, a parent, or an individual interested in education, this podcast will keep you informed about some of the most unique education stories in Mississippi and connect you to valuable education resources.

Mississippi ED Talk, an audio podcast produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University, takes a deep dive into the innovative practices underway in Mississippi’s public schools and districts. Each month, we talk to K-12 administrators, teachers, and key stakeholders to gain insight into promising practices and understand how they came about. Whether you are an educator, a parent, or an individual interested in education, this podcast will keep you informed about some of the most unique education stories in Mississippi and connect you to valuable education resources.
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Mississippi ED Talk, an audio podcast produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University, takes a deep dive into the innovative practices underway in Mississippi’s public schools and districts. Each month, we talk to K-12 administrators, teachers, and key stakeholders to gain insight into promising practices and understand how they came about. Whether you are an educator, a parent, or an individual interested in education, this podcast will keep you informed about some of the most unique education stories in Mississippi and connect you to valuable education resources.

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@rcumsu

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Episodes

Science Saturdays

5/1/2018
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In this episode, we talk with James Brownlow, Hattiesburg’s polymer science instructor and several of his students to learn about the Science Saturday for Young Einstein. We also hear from the RCU’s own Kenny Langley for an overview of polymer science. In our Research Minute, Jailaih Gowdy shares how schools are implanting character education and the research behind this growing trend.

Duration:00:37:43

Episode 15: Madison’s Model Career Academies

4/3/2018
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Career academies continue to grow across the magnolia state, and one district has achieved national recognition for its academies. The first district to achieve this status in Mississippi, Madison now has model academies in engineering and health sciences. In this episode, we interview district and school leaders to learn about the process for achieving model status and the benefits this designation brings to students.

Duration:00:40:32

Episode 14: Performance-Based Assessment

3/1/2018
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In this episode, we look at performance-based assessment, or PBA. PBA requires students to demonstrate what they know through a project or presentation, and we talk with our guests about the national and state outlooks for the testing method. Finally, in our Research Minute we hear from Holly Holladay about Teaching English as a Second Language trends.

Duration:00:31:16

Episode 12 Gulfport's District Design Team

1/1/2018
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We often hear about the need for buy-in from teachers and principals on district-level goals, but what does that look like in practice? This month, we talked with administrators and teachers in the Gulfport School District to learn about their district design team. Comprising teachers, principals, and district officers, the design team meets regularly to tackle big issues for the district.

Duration:00:29:22

Episode 11: Mississippi's Special Schools for Math, Science, and the Arts

12/1/2017
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This episode focuses on the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science and the Mississippi School of the Arts.

Duration:00:48:07

Episode 9: Dispatches from New Teachers

10/1/2017
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What is it like to enter a classroom for the first time as a teacher? This month we hear from four brand new teachers in Mississippi. Three women tell us what it’s like to be elementary teachers, and another recounts her experience growing a sports medicine program for high schoolers. We also provide research-based strategies for supporting new teachers.

Duration:01:05:04

Episode 8: 100 Years of CTE

9/1/2017
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In this episode, we look back at the foundations of CTE and how it has maintained its roots in agriculture while broadening to fields such as engineering, health sciences, marketing, and more. We also take a look at the next phase of CTE testing in Mississippi. Finally, we mention updates to our free CTE promotional toolkit and ways to get your students featured in the Connections magazine.

Duration:00:58:34

Episode 7: Corinth's Modified School Calendar

8/1/2017
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This episode focuses on the Corinth School District’s modified school calendar, which takes a more year-round approach and allows the district to offer increased remediation and enrichment opportunities for students.

Duration:00:56:06

Episode 6: Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidation

7/5/2017
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In this episode, we explore the hot topic of school consolidation by taking a close look at how the consolidation process played out in a district that has already completed the process: the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.

Duration:00:48:39

Episode 5: Impact Learning

6/1/2017
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Impact Learning is a network of schools and districts dedicated to instituting personalized, student-centered learning. This network encompasses a variety of tools and programs, including career academies, Coach University, Districts of Innovation, early college high schools, High Performance Leadership Institute, and innovation and acceleration strategies.

Duration:00:50:04

Episode 4: Vicksburg Advisory Classes

5/1/2017
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In this episode, we explore advisory classes - an innovative, holistic approach Vicksburg Warren School District is piloting to curb the high school dropout rate. We interview Lucy DeRossette, director of innovative programs in the Vicksburg Warren School District; Eric Green, principal of Warren Central High School; and Susan Stanton, instructor at Warren Central High School. To access links and other information mentioned in this episode, please visit our website at...

Duration:00:50:30

Episode 2: Computer Science for Mississippi - Part 2

3/6/2017
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What happened after the Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) pilot program made it out of the theoretical stage and into Mississippi’s classrooms? We speak with elementary and high school teachers across Mississippi to find out what their computer science classes look like and how their students are responding to CS4MS. For more information and show notes, visit www.rcu.msstate.edu/MSEDTalk.

Duration:00:58:29

Episode 0 - Introduction to Mississippi ED Talk

2/10/2017
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Podcast hosts Anne Hierholzer Lang and Gabrielle Barrientos introduce the Mississippi ED Talk podcast and preview the themes and topics it will cover in upcoming episodes. For more information and show notes, visit www.rcu.msstate.edu/MSEDTalk.

Duration:00:03:22

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