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Communications by Design (CBD) is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting teachers' efforts to transform teaching and learning. This podcast is hosted by our team of instructional and technology integration coaches. Find more and connect with us immediately at cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu (you can even talk to a coach live via our virtual coaching office!).

Communications by Design (CBD) is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting teachers' efforts to transform teaching and learning. This podcast is hosted by our team of instructional and technology integration coaches. Find more and connect with us immediately at cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu (you can even talk to a coach live via our virtual coaching office!).
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Communications by Design (CBD) is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting teachers' efforts to transform teaching and learning. This podcast is hosted by our team of instructional and technology integration coaches. Find more and connect with us immediately at cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu (you can even talk to a coach live via our virtual coaching office!).

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Episodes

078: Deeper Learning in a Workshop Model with Nick DeNault

3/18/2019
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Nick DeNault teaches math at Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. In this episode, he talks with Erik about how he has shifted students’ focus from getting the correct answer to asking thoughtful questions and having meaningful dialogue. He shares strategies and resources as well as the positive outcomes he and his students have experienced. Email Nick at ndenault@lsps.org. (Interested in other impactful PD for math instruction? Consider this summer program!) Our team of...

Duration:00:23:03

077: Socratic Seminar with David Vermeulen

3/11/2019
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David Vermeulen teaches middle school social studies in Montague Area Public Schools--you will remember him from episode 63 on self-paced instruction. In this episode, he shared how he implements Socratic Seminars with middle school students, fostering civil discourse and collaboration. He even incorporates a backchannel chat, similar to what was shared in episode 40. You can connect with David via email: vermeulend@mapsk12.org Our team of instructional coaches is available to help ANY...

Duration:00:20:42

076: What's Next in EdTech with Richard Byrne

3/4/2019
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Richard Byrne is a successful edtech blogger at freetech4teachers.com. In this episode, he shares his story and philosophy of educational technology, the biggest changes he’s seen in his 12 years of blogging, and what he thinks could be the next big thing in the world of edtech. Resources: Practicaledtech.com and his free handbook Website with daily updates: freetech4teachers.com Twitter: @rmbyrne Facebook Group: Freetech4teachers Instagram: @rmbyrne Youtube:...

Duration:00:30:46

075: Making Online PD Successful with Scott Ely

2/25/2019
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Scott Ely, Curriculum Director at Spring Lake Public Schools, shares how he provides choice, flexibility and unique collaboration opportunities for his teachers through online professional development. Connect with Scott via email at sely@springlakeschools.org Our team of instructional coaches is available to help ANY teacher, ANYwhere. Learn more or just peruse our other resources (blogs, classes, monthly newsletter) and services (events, virtual support, quick chats or calls) at...

Duration:00:22:03

074: Student-driven PBL in Santiago, Chile with Joe VanderZee

2/18/2019
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Joe VanderZee is a teacher in Santiago, Chile. He shares some differences between the U.S. and Chilean educational systems and his experiences with student-driven, interdisciplinary project-based learning. Connect with Joe on Twitter @javanderzee or email: javanderzee@gmail.com Our team of instructional coaches is available to help ANY teacher, ANYwhere. Learn more or just peruse our other resources (blogs, classes, monthly newsletter) and services (events, virtual support, quick chats or...

Duration:00:18:08

073: Student-Led Harkness Discussions with Deb Mertz

2/11/2019
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*Don't miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there's a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Yes, deeper learning through discussion is possible in math! Deb Mertz, a high school math teacher in Spring Lake, Michigan, shares how she uses the Harkness discussion method to foster dialogue, problem-solving, and reflection in her math classes. She shares the powerful outcomes and some specific...

Duration:00:31:48

072: Learning First, Technology Second with author Liz Kolb

2/4/2019
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*Don't miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there's a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan and author of Learning First, Technology Second. Erik and Liz discuss her technology integration framework, the Triple E Framework and how teachers can best choose and leverage technology to engage students in learning, enhance...

Duration:00:43:49

071: The Power of Coaching with Julie Hoehing

1/28/2019
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*Don't miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there's a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Julie Hoehing teachers a 3-4 split class in Lake Shore Public Schools. She shares how technology not only helps her be a better teacher, but how students use technology to be more independent learners. Erik and Julie also talk how coaching has helped make all of this possible. Connect with Julie via...

Duration:00:14:51

070: Living Student-Centered with Dayna Cantu

1/21/2019
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*Don't miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there's a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Dayna Cantu is a 5th grade teacher in Delton Kellogg Schools. In this episode, Zach talks with Dayna about her journey into blended learning and a student-centered classroom. She shares some insights about her approach to education and developing independent thinkers as well as some practical tips for...

Duration:00:16:21

069: Rethinking Education w/ Melody Arabo, 2014-15 MTOY

1/14/2019
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*Don't miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there's a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Melody Arabo is the 2014-15 Michigan Teacher of the Year, a U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, author, and now an Outreach Specialist for EdReports.org. She and Pete discuss how these experiences have influenced Melody’s perspectives on education today and where it may be...

Duration:00:17:46

068: Community Engagement Makes it Real w/ Carrie Moeggenberg

1/7/2019
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*Don't miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there's a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Carrie Moeggenberg is an instructional coach with Ludington Area Schools. For this episode, Pete connected with Carrie to talk about her additional role as community liaison and the successes she has experienced in connecting community leaders and businesses to classrooms in her schools. Connect with...

Duration:00:14:39

067: Ideas to Transform Music Education w/ Jeff West

12/31/2018
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Jeff West is a blogger, podcaster, and band teacher with Lake Shore Public Schools. Erik caught up with Jeff to ask how technology influences music education, and their conversation produced a number of insights applicable to any content area. To follow up with Jeff or any of his resources: Podcast: anchor.fm/jeffa-west Blog: olddognewtech.wordpress.com Twitter: twitter.com/edtechjwest Connect with our team of instructional coaches and utilize our live support by visiting...

Duration:00:14:30

066: Leading by Modeling w/ Pat Donohue

12/24/2018
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You heard Pat Donohue in episode 60 ( https://anchor.fm/cbdpodcast/episodes/060-Standards-Based-Grading-w-Pat-Donohue-e2jlfu ) where he discussed Standards-Based Grading. Clearly an administrator who willingly embraces change, Pat talks with Erik in this episode about leading his staff through change by modeling the kinds of things he asks of his teachers. Hear them discuss flipped staff meetings, teacher critiques (of admin!), and more! Pat is more than willing to host other teachers or...

Duration:00:16:05

065: Train Students' Attention through Mindfulness with Cheryl Blackington

12/17/2018
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Mindfulness is a topic of conversations in many aspects of society today. In the classroom, the idea of mindful students holds great appeal (for all stakeholders!). As a retired teacher of nearly 40 years, Cheryl Blackington continues to work in education through the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness and other endeavors in an effort to support healthy mindful practices for students and teachers. Pete talks with Cheryl about her work and suggestions she might have for others. See below for...

Duration:00:22:20

064: Do your students design the school lunch menu? w/ Jen Rowe

12/10/2018
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Jen Rowe ( jrowe@lasd.net ) teaches family consumer sciences in Ludington Area Schools. Taking authenticity seriously, Jen and her students embarked on a PBL unit in conjunction with the school food service department to redesign the menu. Listen to Pete talk with Jen about this amazing project! For more from our team or to connect with one of our instructional coaches to support you in your goals, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:18:56

063: Self-Paced Instruction w/ David Vermeulen

12/3/2018
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David Vermeulen ( vermeulend@mapsk12.org ) teaches middle school in Montague Area Public Schools. Erik and David discuss his efforts to teach in a classroom familiar to most teachers: some students are highly capable and progressing rapidly while others are hardly even present (to name a couple). David shares how he has developed a process for student self-paced instruction that meets both needs in a variety of ways. For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit...

Duration:00:14:04

062: 5 Key Beliefs and Student Motivation w/ Dave Stuart Jr.

11/28/2018
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(Subscribe to our monthly digest! http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) You heard him on episode 34 discussing his most recent book, These 6 Things ( anchor.fm/cbdpodcast/episodes/034-These-6-Things-with-Dave-Stuart--Jr-e1u2i5 ), but for episode 62, Dave Stuart Jr. dives deep into what he calls the 5 Key Beliefs. Listen to Dave share with Pete how he devised this particular list of 5 and the profound significance they bear on student motivation and long-term flourishing. Dave Stuart Jr. is a teacher in...

Duration:00:46:56

061: How to be a Happier Parent w/ KJ Dell'Antonia

11/26/2018
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KJ Dell'Antonia is an author, blogger, and New York Times column editor. For this episode, Pete interviews KJ about her book How to Be a Happier Parent. Their discussion focuses on a few of KJ's 10 mantras for parents to consider and offers listeners plenty of opportunity to connect sound parenting advice to profound classroom practice. To learn more about KJ and her work: kjdellantonia.com twitter.com/KJDellAntonia facebook.com/kjdellantonia Instagram: @kjda For more about her book:...

Duration:00:30:18

060: Standards Based Grading w/ Pat Donohue

11/19/2018
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Pat Donohue is the principal at Kennedy Middle School in Lake Shore Public Schools. Erik and Pat discuss the experience of taking an entire building from traditional grading to Standards Based Grading, highlighting some of the challenges and the necessary steps to make such a transition successful. To connect with Pat: pdonohue@lsps.org Pete mentions this book in his closing comments: https://www.amazon.com/Repair-Kit-Grading-Assessment-Institute/dp/0132488639 For more from our team of...

Duration:00:20:55

059: Cogen in the Classroom w/ Lis Smith

11/12/2018
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(The elevateEDU digest is live! Subscribe before the next issue goes out: http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) Lis Smith shares her journey through cogenerative practices with high school students. Not sure what "cogen" is or how it reflects a true student-centered experience? Hear Lis talk about it. Whatever your role in education, you will be inspired by Amy's conversation with Lis! To contact Lis and share ideas or questions with her: lsmith1@mpsk12.net To learn more about Dr. Chris Emdin and his...

Duration:00:13:23