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Alief ISD Superintendent HD Chambers speaks with guests from all walks of life about issues affecting education and the future of America.

Alief ISD Superintendent HD Chambers speaks with guests from all walks of life about issues affecting education and the future of America.
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Alief ISD Superintendent HD Chambers speaks with guests from all walks of life about issues affecting education and the future of America.

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@aliefisd

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English

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2814988110


Episodes

Gender Equality - When Women Lead, Everything Changes

6/11/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers sit down with fellow superintendents Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora (Tomball ISD), Dr. LaTonya Goffney (Aldine ISD) and Dr. Kelli Moulton (Galveston ISD). They discuss their paths to becoming superintendents of school districts and the importance of female leadership.

Duration:02:27:21

STEM Education - Where Failure is an Option

5/31/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers visits with Gelyn Roble (Alief ISD Elementary Science Coordinator) and Betty George (Alief ISD Elementary Science Interventionist) about the intricacies of STEM education, including the challenges of project-based learning, how Alief is supporting STEM educators and information about the district-hosted STEM summer camps.

Duration:01:56:38

School Finance and House Bill 3 - Where Did All the Money Go?

5/15/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers chat with David Thompson (Partner and Thompson & Horton LLP) and Charles Woods (Alief ISD Deputy Superintendent of Business Services) about House Bill 3 and other issues surrounding public school funding.

Duration:02:25:40

Safety & Security - Taking Innovative Measures to Protect Our Schools

5/7/2019
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Alief ISD Police Department Captain Henry Bonaparte and K9 Officer Christopher Sherman talk about the various proactive measures school districts are implementing to improve school safety, such as innovative trainings, vapor dogs, community policing and other methods.

Duration:02:01:32

Creating College-Bound Students

4/30/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers talked to Tracy Scholz (Alief ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator) and two Alief ISD AVID high school students regarding the district’s Advanced Academics Program. They covered the many aspects of advanced academics, including the gifted and talented program, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), college dual credit opportunities and other advanced academics offerings.

Duration:01:53:24

Martellus Bennett - Watering the Seeds of the Dreams of Our Youth

4/16/2019
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Alief ISD graduate Martellus Bennett returns home to speak with Superintendent HD Chambers about his third children’s book, Dear Black Boy. Bennett, a former NFL star, Super Bowl champ and founder of The Imagination Agency, talks about the importance of children of color to aspire to become more than just athletes.

Duration:01:52:11

Early Childhood Round Table - Believe It or Not, High Level Academics Start in Pre-K

4/8/2019
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Alief ISD elementary principals Jeanette Byrd (Cummings Elementary School) and Mary Kesler (Hicks Elementary School) chat with Kathy Jahn (Alief ISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction) and Superintendent HD Chambers about the preparations underway to pilot a full-day Pre-Kindergarten Program at select Alief ISD schools.

Duration:02:14:24

CTE - Preparing Students for Jobs that Don't Exist Yet

3/28/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers chats with Jennifer Baker (Director of Career and Technical Education) and Kimberly Crow (Alief ISD Director of Career and Technical Education and Innovation) in the Center for Advanced Careers. They discuss how Alief ISD prepared for the state-of-the-art facility, how partnerships are supporting student learning and how middle and high schools are preparing students for the workforce.

Duration:02:17:30

CITGO - How STEM partnerships power learner-centered education

3/18/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers welcomes Larry Elizondo (CITGO General Manager of Community Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Legislative Affairs) and Nelda Billescas (Olle Middle School Principal) to talk about how the CITGO Innovative Academy at Olle Middle School illustrates an exemplary example of how businesses can support student learning.

Duration:01:58:37

Accountability - When schools and districts are graded using the flawed STAAR test

3/7/2019
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Dee Carney (Moak, Casey & Associates) joins a candid conversation about accountability and its impact on Texas public schools with Natalie Martinez (Alief ISD Director of Accountability, Assessment and Attendance) and Superintendent HD Chambers.

Duration:01:52:52

Is the STAAR test designed for your child to fail?

3/5/2019
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Alief ISD’s Elementary and Secondary Language Arts staff break down the complex issues surrounding literacy in the state and how the state of Texas is using an assessment that is not grade-level appropriate to penalize students, educators and schools.

Duration:02:15:00

Choice Programs in Public Schools - A Launching Pad for Opportunities

2/26/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers visits with Alief ISD high school students who decided to pursue special high school programs while still in middle school. Students in the Life Sciences Innovative Academy and in the Alief Early College High School will graduate with an associate’s degree from Houston Community College prior to receiving their high school diploma from Alief ISD. Students in the Alief International Academy are taught to think critically, engage globally and thrive competitively,...

Duration:02:49:52

Early Childhood Round Table - Teaching Young Learners Today for a Better Tomorrow

2/13/2019
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Dr. Julie Baker Finck of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Alief ISD Early Childhood Facilitator Mari Martinez visit with Superintendent HD Chambers for the latest episode of ImpactED. They dive into the science of early childhood education, how to empower families with the knowledge and resources to educate early learners and how different early childhood initiatives are working together to educate children even before they register for Pre-Kindergarten.

Duration:02:10:19

International Management District and Stantec - The Melting Pot Paradigm Shift

2/6/2019
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Superintendent HD Chambers vists with Natali Hurtado (International Management District) and Robert Moser (Stantec) about community planning and the upcoming changes expected in this international community.

Duration:01:56:42

Principal Tremayne Wickliffe - Re-Engaging Troubled Students

1/30/2019
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Tremayne Wickliffe is the principal of Crossroads, a disciplinary alternative education program in Alief ISD in Houston, Texas. He sits down with Superintendent HD Chambers to discuss the joys and challenges of working with troubled students.

Duration:02:00:18

Neil Bush - Literacy, Legacy and Learning

1/24/2019
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Mr. Chambers speaks with Neil Bush, chairman of Points of Light and co-chairman of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, as he navigates through his own personal struggles with literacy, his mother’s legacy and views on the future of learning in schools.

Duration:02:08:42

Greater Houston Partnership - Does Success Require a College Degree

1/15/2019
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Bob Harvey and Peter Beard from the Greater Houston Partnership join a discussion with Superintendent HD Chambers about the employment outlook in the greater Houston area, including the data illustrating the jobs of the future.

Duration:02:23:35

Mental Health Round Table - Today's Epidemic and What You Should Know

12/19/2018
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Alief ISD counselors and mental health professionals sit down with Superintendent HD Chambers to discuss the state of mental health in schools. Today, mental issues have increased significantly due to societal changes, increased use of technology and other stress factors. Listen and find out how to identify a mental health crisis and where to seek help.

Duration:03:10:51

Nutrition Round Table - America's Addiction to Fat, Salt and Sugar

12/18/2018
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School districts often cook millions of meals for hungry students each school year. It costs some school districts millions of dollars to serve healthy meals; districts agree that it is expensive to be healthy. Alief ISD Nutrition Department staff members chat with Superintendent HD Chambers on the challenges of keeping students healthy while combating childhood hunger and providing tasty meals and snacks to students. They discuss the strategies to educate students about healthy eating and...

Duration:02:23:57

H-E-B's Scott McClelland - Why Investing in Public Education is Vital to America’s Future

12/4/2018
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Scott McClelland, President of H E B grocery company’s Houston Food/Drug Division, sits down with Superintendent HD Chambers to discuss the future of public education and its effects on employment. The two cover the importance of addressing dire education concerns, from early childhood and career pathways to keeping strong teachers in the classroom and how other businesses can support public education as a means to bolster the economy.

Duration:02:07:51