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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

048: Perspective, Community, and Emotion w/ Brian Pickerd

9/19/2018
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Brian Pickerd teaches high school world language at Rockford High School and supports the TESOL programs at Cornerstone University. Additionally, Brian authored Scattering Seed in Teaching (learn more at pickerd.com ). For episode 48, Zach and Pete talk with Brian about his experiences in his various roles as well as the journey of writing a book about education. Listen to Brian share about the value of perspective and community and his efforts to teach through relationship and the power of...

Duration:00:36:50

047: Teach Your Passions w/ Bridget Rieth

9/17/2018
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Bridget Rieth teaches 5th grade at Breton Downs Elementary in East Grand Rapids. Along with an army of coworkers, students, and community members, Bridget oversees a literacy experience like none other. In this episode, Pete talks with Bridget about that experience (SPOILER! It is every Harry Potter lover's dream event!) and how because of the personal interest and passion she brings to it, it has been fuel for her career in many ways. Additionally, Pete and Bridget use that idea to dive...

Duration:00:13:28

046: Simple Ways to Demonstrate Learning w/ Katie Nethaway

9/12/2018
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Katie Nethaway ( katie.nethaway@laingsburg.k12.mi.us ) shared about flexible seating on episode 17 of this podcast. For this episode, Zach and Katie continue discussing some of her simple strategies to have students demonstrate learning. Tune in for a few quick tips, or reach out to Katie directly for more details and dynamic ideas (she is always happy to share!). For more from our team of instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:07:16

045: Differentiating Using Screencasts w/ Garth Trask

9/10/2018
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Garth Trask ( twitter.com/garthtraskmi or gtrask@springlakeschools.org ) joins us once more, this time to discuss differentiation and screencasting. Listen as Erik and Garth discuss how he utilizes short and simple videos to elevate routines like word study and station rotations. To hear Garth talk about how he uses live broadcasting in his 1st grade classroom, jump over to episode 29! For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU...

Duration:00:11:36

044: Teacher Training w/ UofM SoE Dean Elizabeth Moje

9/5/2018
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University of Michigan School of Education Dean Elizabeth Moje joins Pete in a discussion about teacher recruitment and retention and literacy education. Listen as Dean Moje shares about researched and innovative strategies to help better prepare pre-service teachers for the main event as well as some of the challenges teachers face today and how individual teachers can face those challenges. To connect with Dean Moje's work and the U of M School of Ed, visit soe.umich.edu (...

Duration:01:16:32

043: TL Podcast Recap w/ the CBD Team

9/3/2018
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If you are just recently tuning in or have missed some content over the summer, this episode is a great way to catch you up on some of the interesting ideas that teachers have shared! Our team sat town together and discussed some of our favorite concepts shared over the past couple months. Listen for a quick recap of the Transforming Learning Podcast! For more from or to connect immediately with our team, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU . Remember, we offer free live teacher support that...

Duration:00:12:42

042: Tech Integration Resources w/ Heather Gauck

8/29/2018
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Heather Gauck is a K-3rd grade Resource Teacher in Grand Rapids Public Schools where she focuses heavily on the potential for technology to elevate her students' experiences. In this episode, CBD's Pete Grostic talks with Heather about her experiences and the creations of innovationclassroom.com , a resource she built to support other teachers' efforts to leverage technology. For more from our team or to connect with one of our instructional and technology coaches like Pete, visit...

Duration:00:12:28

041: Teaching Leadership Through Projects w/ Carson Ratliff

8/27/2018
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Carson Ratliff ( twitter.com/carson_ratliff ) teaches high school English and Leadership at West Michigan Aviation Academy. In this episode, Pete and Carson discuss how he approaches elective courses in a project-based manner, leveraging the freedom in the curriculum as well as the opportunity to connect with other content and outside community elements. Note: Carson mentions a Drew Dudley TED Talk. You can view this resource here https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership For...

Duration:00:12:45

040: Give Students Voice by Backchanneling w/ Todd Babiasz

8/22/2018
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Todd Babiasz ( twitter.com/mrbabiasz and tbabiasz@grandblancschools.org ) teaches social studies at Grand Blanc High School. Erik and Todd discuss one simple yet profound use of Backchannel chats in class to elevate classroom culture as well as learning. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches like Erik, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:10:29

039: Tips for Teachers: Find Passionate Peers w/ Leah Sajdak

8/20/2018
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Leah Sajdak teaches English Language Arts at Sparta Middle School ( leah.sajdak@spartaschools.org ). In this episode, CBD's Elaine and Leah discuss lessons Leah learned in her first two years teaching as well as insights gained by seeking the wisdom of other passionate educators. Listen to more ideas from Leah on episode 20. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches like Elaine, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:09:43

038: Wowville (As Cool as It Sounds!) w/ Christina Ostrander

8/15/2018
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Christina Ostrander ( twitter.com/costrand16 ) teaches 4th grade at Mason Elementary in Grand Blanc Community Schools. In an effort to make social studies more interesting, Christina conceived Wowville. In short, students construct and operate a city, but with her students at the helm, it became so much more! Teachers of any content and level should hear Erik and Christina discuss this year-long, multi-discipline, student-centered project! For more or to connect with one of our instructional...

Duration:00:13:08

037: Professional Collaboration Done Better w/ Katie and Dee

8/13/2018
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Katie and Dee are both Lakeside Elementary teachers in Muskegon Public Schools. In this episode, Zach talks with Katie and Dee about their thoughts on finding better ways to collaborate effectively and efficiently. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches like Zach, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:10:33

036: Gamifying 3rd Grade Social Studies with Mark Schlaudt

8/8/2018
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Mark Schlaudt ( twitter.com/mschlaudt ) teaches 3rd grade at Roguewood Elementary in Rockford Public Schools. Mark and Erik discuss how a simple gamification process revolutionized the social studies learning for his students. For from our instructional coaches like Erik or to connect with us immediately, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:10:55

035: International Collaboration and More w/ Teresa Perles

8/6/2018
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For episode 35, Pete talks with Teresa Perles, a teacher at Alpha and Omega school in Spain. Pete and Teresa first met at an education conference in 2015 where Pete heard Teresa present about some of her strategies. Impressed even years later, we reached out to Teresa to share her ongoing thoughts about giving students ownership of instruction as well as connecting with other classrooms internationally. Connect with Teresa by finding her on Twitter ( twitter.com/tepesal ), LinkedIn, and...

Duration:00:09:37

034: These 6 Things with Dave Stuart, Jr.

8/1/2018
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Dave Stuart, Jr. is an author, blogger, presenter, and high school social studies teacher who has devoted himself to fostering, as he describes, long-term flourishing in his students and his readership. In this episode, Pete and Dave discuss his book, These 6 Things, in the context of his vision for teaching and learning and his hopes for other teachers. Educators will no doubt be inspired, refreshed, and challenged by Dave's insights and experiences! Learn more about Dave's work and the...

Duration:01:01:59

033: ClassroomScreen, Tour Builders, Gimkit w/ the CBD Team

7/30/2018
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In this episode, the CBD team slams some interesting ideas for instructional technology. We hope you enjoy a few practical edtech tips! For more or to connect with our instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:10:56

032: Collaboration Screens with Marisa Thompson

7/25/2018
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Marisa Thompson ( twitter.com/MarisaEThompson ) is an ELA teacher, PD instructor, and presenter in Southern California. Recently, Marisa developed a solution to the constant concern of isolation in a 1:1 technology environment. With her HS students, she implemented what she calls "Collaboration Screens" and wrote about the community development that resulted on her blog, unlimitedteacher.com . Listen to Zach and Marisa discuss why and how she made this change, and check out Marisa's blog for...

Duration:00:13:22

031: Tips for Changing Routines with Ellen Wiese

7/23/2018
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Ellen Wiese teaches special education in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. Working with a CI student population often elevates certain kinds of challenges, and according to Ellen, one such challenge is change. In this episode, Pete talks with Ellen about how she approaches change in things like classroom routines so that improvements are possible without sacrificing student comfort. For more from our team of instructional and technology coaches, or to connect with a coach like Pete, visit...

Duration:00:08:05

030: 3 Active Vocabulary Strategies with Jasmine Ramahi

7/18/2018
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Jasmine Ramahi teaches world languages at East Kentwood Public Schools. In this episode, Pete talks with Jasmine about the importance of understanding academic vocabulary, and Jasmine shares 3 of her favorite vocabulary strategies for students. For more from our instructional coaches or to connect with Pete or another coach on our team, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU

Duration:00:09:28

029: GO LIVE! to Share Your Classroom with Garth Trask

7/16/2018
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Garth Trask is a highly innovative 1st grade teacher at Jeffers Elementary in Spring Lake, MI. In this episode, Erik talks with Garth about the idea of live broadcasting classroom activities for others to see. All K-12 teachers should hear and consider this incredible strategy to break down the classroom walls and invite families and others in! To connect with Garth directly, email him at gtrask@springlakeschools.org or find him on Twitter at twitter.com/GarthTraskMI For more from our team...

Duration:00:10:43