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The Toddcast² is your window into the work happening behind the scenes of Blue Valley Schools. Why is it to the "power of 2?" We include at least two perspectives for every topic we cover. Superintendent Dr. Todd White will host a variety of guests to talk about a variety of subjects. It's a conversation about what we're doing here at Blue Valley Schools and how we're striving to make every day a great day for our students, staff and community.

The Toddcast² is your window into the work happening behind the scenes of Blue Valley Schools. Why is it to the "power of 2?" We include at least two perspectives for every topic we cover. Superintendent Dr. Todd White will host a variety of guests to talk about a variety of subjects. It's a conversation about what we're doing here at Blue Valley Schools and how we're striving to make every day a great day for our students, staff and community.
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The Toddcast² is your window into the work happening behind the scenes of Blue Valley Schools. Why is it to the "power of 2?" We include at least two perspectives for every topic we cover. Superintendent Dr. Todd White will host a variety of guests to talk about a variety of subjects. It's a conversation about what we're doing here at Blue Valley Schools and how we're striving to make every day a great day for our students, staff and community.

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@bvschools

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9132394063


Episodes

Toddcast² , Episode 9: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

5/20/2019
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Thank you!!! Yes - you - reading this right now. Because of you, our inaugural season of the Blue Valley Schools podcast was a huge success. While discussing topics that ranged from screen time to student safety - from virtual learning to vaping - we have engaged with our community in a way that we've never done before. In our Toddcast² season finale, we take a look back at these topics, as well as a look forward at things to come. Superintendent Dr. Todd White sits down with our Executive...

Duration:00:30:40

Toddcast² , Episode 8: Meet The Incoming Superintendent

5/6/2019
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"I know that this is a gift... there are not many people who get an opportunity to work along side someone for a whole year knowing that you'll eventually take that position over... I absolutely cherish and appreciate that." - Dr. Tonya Merrigan, incoming Blue Valley Superintendent In Dr. Merrigan's words, she bleeds Blue Valley blue. Since joining the district in 1999, Tonya has served in many different capacities, from school counselor to Deputy Superintendent. Soon, in the 2020-21 school...

Duration:00:19:38

Toddcast² , Episode 7: The Vaping Epidemic

4/22/2019
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"It's so easy to use that toddlers can pick it up. You may have an older child in your house who is using a vape device. Perhaps a younger kid, five or six years old, finds it in a drawer. We've seen an astronomical increase through poison centers and emergency rooms across the United States of nicotine overdoses in children of the age seven and under." - Dr. Chris Jenson, medical doctor and BVSW science teacher You may have heard how prevalent vaping is amongst our children. You may have...

Duration:00:37:08

Toddcast² , Episode 6: Safety and Security

4/8/2019
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“We need to open up and work on those relationships between adults and students in the building, so that students will come to us when they’re feeling bad… whatever it might be, that they have someone they can go to who they trust in the building.” - Dan Carney, Executive Director of Safety and Security Blue Valley Schools is committed to promoting and fostering a safe environment in and around all of our schools. In our sixth episode of Toddcast², we speak with Executive Director of Safety...

Duration:00:34:55

Toddcast² , Episode 5: The Blue Valley Father's Club

3/25/2019
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We have a special third episode in our series on mental health. In this podcast, Superintendent Dr. Todd White is invited to join the BV Father’s Club as they discuss how to promote mental health awareness in our schools and the community. We’ll hear from club co-founder Brad Holdhusen and Netsmart COO Tom Herzog, along with Blue Valley High students Lauren Huck and Colin Wood.

Duration:00:32:23

Toddcast² , Episode 4: A Student Perspective on Mental Health

3/11/2019
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"Open the dialogue - not just in school, but with families too. It's important that moms and dads have the same discussion with their kids (about mental health.) It needs to be open to where kids can tell their families what's wrong." - Rory Swenson, student at Blue Valley North. Our fourth episode of Toddcast² continues the conversation on mental health and suicide prevention. Our guest Rory Swenson, a junior at Blue Valley North High School, talks with host Dr. Todd White, Blue Valley...

Duration:00:22:20

Toddcast² , Episode 3: A Conversation On Mental Health And Teen Suicide

2/25/2019
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“The worst thing we can do is not talk about it. When we do funerals at the church when there’s a suicide, I always ask the parents ‘Would you please let me talk about this? Can we be honest with the kids? You’re going to have a thousand kids at this funeral and I promise you there’s 50 of them thinking about the same thing. If we don’t talk about it, they’re going to keep thinking about it. Help me make a case for them for why there is hope. Let’s bring something good out of this tragedy.’”...

Duration:00:26:39

Toddcast² , Episode 2: Blended Learning At Work

2/11/2019
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"We're trying to blend the old world and new world while making sure we don't lose that human piece of learning... the 'I'm still the teacher here to build relationships with my kids.'" - Diana Tate, ABM Principal. In episode two of "Toddcast²", we continue our discussion on blended learning with Aubry Bend Middle School principal Diana Tate. Diana chats with Blue Valley Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd White about how blended learning looks in the classroom, as well as the advantages and...

Duration:00:19:50

Toddcast² , Episode 1: Welcome to Blended Learning

1/17/2019
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"Blended learning is not all about technology - it's all about learning and students. It's about using the tools when they're needed and putting the tools away when they're not needed." ​- Brad Moser, Director of Blended Learning In our inaugural episode of Toddcast² , Superintendent Dr. Todd White chats with Brad Moser, our Director of Blended Learning. The conversation includes an explanation of blended learning, how it enhances the learning of our students and staff, and what we're doing...

Duration:00:22:39