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The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Host, Kelly Croy, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified teacher. He has been teaching in the classroom for over 24 years. Kelly is a speaker, artist, author and educator.The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles.In this podcast I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional.There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening!This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.Teachers will also learn how to create a website, build passive income, budget, create podcast, design and market products and digital content.

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The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Host, Kelly Croy, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified teacher. He has been teaching in the classroom for over 24 years. Kelly is a speaker, artist, author and educator.The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles.In this podcast I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional.There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening!This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.Teachers will also learn how to create a website, build passive income, budget, create podcast, design and market products and digital content.

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Kelly is so knowledgeable and easy to listen to! Great podcast.

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57 Ratings
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Show's great

By Bhaight - Jul 15 2017
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Look forward to all the new episodes

Best podcast ever!

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Kelly is so knowledgeable and easy to listen to! Great podcast.

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The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Host, Kelly Croy, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified teacher. He has been teaching in the classroom for over 24 years. Kelly is a speaker, artist, author and educator.The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles.In this podcast I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional.There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening!This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.Teachers will also learn how to create a website, build passive income, budget, create podcast, design and market products and digital content.

WEP 0063: Jennifer Serravallo on Reading Strategies and Writing Strategies

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Kelly interviews author, speaker, and educator, Jennifer Serravallo in this 63rd episode of The Wired Educator Podcast.

Jennifer is the author of several awesome books on education including: The Literacy Teacher's PlaybookThe Reading Strategies Book and her upcoming Writing Strategies Book. Kelly and Jennifer talk about her writing, and great reading and writing practices.

Remember, all educators are teachers of reading and writing.

Jennifer was a teacher in Title I Schools in NYC, and later a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. She is now a national consultant and speaker who helps urban, suburban, and rural schools implement exceptional literacy instruction. She is the author of numerous books on the teaching of reading and writing including the New York Times bestseller, The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment series. Her latest book, The Writing Strategies Book, will be released in February 2017. Check out her blog at www.jenniferserravallo.com and tweet her @jserravallo.

Mentioned in this podcast: 

The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravalle.

Pre-Order The Writing Strategies Book NOW! And be one of the first to receive it when it ships!

The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy McCormick Calkins. 

In the Middle, Third Edition: A Lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents by Nancy Atwell. 

Jennifer's podcast: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo!

Jennifer is on Twitter: @jserravallo Jennifer's blog and website: www.jenniferserravallo.com Jennifer's Facebook group connected to Reading and Writing Strategies: Heinemann: www.heinemann.com Scrivener: The best writing software for everyone!

Jan 09 2017

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WEP 0073: Lead Like a Pirate an Interview with Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf

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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, the authors of the hot, new, best-selling book, Lead Like a Pirate.

About the book, Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff:

Are You a Treasure Seeker? 

Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. In Lead Like a PIRATE, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure that's already in your classrooms and schools--and how to bring out the very best in your educators. What does it take to be a PIRATE Leader? 
  • Passion--both professional and personal
  • A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work
  • Good Rapport with your staff, students and community
  • The courage to Ask questions and Analyze what is and isn't working
  • The determination to seek positive Transformation 
  • And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education
The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities. Are you ready to set sail? Meet the Authors: Shelley Burgess

Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators.

Beth Houf

Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! To do so, Beth seeks out fun and meaningful ways to interact with students and teachers so they are excited about coming to school. Wearing costumes, singing karaoke, or breaking out some original dance moves as she enthusiastically greets students each morning, or providing innovative  learning time and celebrations for her staff so they feel rejuvenated and excited about teaching is common practice for Beth.

Beth Houf is a middle school principal in central Missouri. She also serves as a facilitator for the DESE Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth has also been a guest lecturer at William Woods University, Westminster University and the University of Missouri. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Website: www.LeadLikeaPirate.net

www.DaveBurgessConsulting.com

Follow Shelley and Beth on Twitter.

Order your copy of: Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff:

Do you love the Wired Educator Podcast? Really? Really!?! Now you can help support it for just $1 at www.patreon.com/wirededucator

Apr 18 2017

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WEP 0092: What Great Teachers Do Differently, An Interview with Todd Whitaker

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In this episode, Kelly interviews Todd Whitaker the author of What Great Teachers Do Differently, What Great Principals Do Differently, and forty other titles that have made a profound impact in education, instruction, leadership and ultimately in the lives of countless educators and student around the world.

Todd Whitaker is one of the nation's leading authorities on staff motivation, teadher leadership, and principal effectiveness. He has written over 40 books including the National Best Seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.

Mentioned in this podcast: (Click the title to learn more.)

What Great Teachers Do Differently by Todd Whitaker

What Great Principals Do Differently by Todd Whitaker

Motivating and Inspiring Teachers by Todd Whitaker

Dealing with Difficult Parents by Todd Whitaker

Follow Kelly on Twitter @WiredEducator and @KellyCroy 

Please visit the Wired Educator blog & website at: www.WiredEducator.com

Oct 15 2017

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WEP 141: Build Relationships with Your Students, An Interview with Bianca Woodard

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Bianca Woodard, Apple Distinguished Educator and awesome educator. We talk about building connections, rapport, and relationships with students. She shares her amazing story of becoming a teacher. Bianca emphasizes the importance of being intentional about building relationships with students over anything else. This is a great interview for everyone.

Bianca A. Woodard  was born on Fort Bragg, NC into a military family.   She currently lives in Augusta Georgia and teaches AP Human Geography, government, and Economics at Midland Valley High School in Graniteville SC. She’s a graduate of Augusta University’s Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences where she obtained her Bachelors degree in History.  She began her teaching career in 2015 after over 15 years in corporate America as a trainer  and manager at a Fortune 500 Appliance Company. She’s an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. She’s Literacy and Gifted and Talented endorsed. She strives to expose students to culture through music, art, and literature through social studies. You’ll often find her at church where she sings and directs the choir, coaching basketball, listening to NPR, or watching the latest British costume drama. 

Her personal educational belief statement is “Teach with hope, faith and love because all students have the capacity to learn.” 

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Mentioned in this Episode: 

What Great Educators Do Differently Conference: https://connectedd.org

Apple Distinguished Educator: https://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-educator/

Bianca's website: http://socialstudieschic.weebly.com

Follow Bianca on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sstudieschic

One of Bianca's most influential books: Caught Between a Dream and a Job: How to Leave the 9-5 Behind and Step into the to Life You've Always Wanted, by Delatorro McNeal II. (paid link)

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Oct 27 2019

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WEP 112: Everyone Can Create Podcasts

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This episode of the Wired Educator Podcast is my ADE Worldwide Institute #EveryoneCanCreate Project 2018.

I am Kelly Croy, and I have created a podcast teaching you how to podcast. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2011. 

I want to show the world that everyone can create podcasts. 

I will provide you with the WHY of Podcasting and HOW to do it. 

Podcasting is the most personal and intimate form of social media. It lends itself well to multi-tasking. It is essentially just growing your classroom a little bigger and gives you to make the world your classroom. 

I will show you the tools you need and how to start making your first podcast today!

Mentioned in this podcast: 

  • The microphone you need: I use the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone; it is only$69.
  • Anchor App for iOS devices to record podcasts on your iPhone and iPad. The easiest way to make a podcast. www.anchor.fm
  • Martin Coutts, a Scottish ADE's ibook: Podcasting: A Quick Guide. A free iBook on how to create a podcast with an iOS device.
  • GarageBand: a free app for iOS devices and Macs to record podcasts. 
  • Skype: a video conferencing tool that is great for recording interviews over the internet. 
  • Ecamm Call Recorder App: An app that works with Skype to record Skype interviews.
  • Auphonic: a web-based service that levels the sound of your podcast and boosts the volume. $5 a month
  • Libsyn: The pioneer of podcasting that allows you to host your podcast for $5 a month. 
  • Dave Burgess Consulting Books.
  • Learn Like a Pirate audio book: written by Paul Solarz and ready by Kelly Croy. 
  • Start. Right. Now audio book: written by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas and read by Kelly Croy. 

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email.

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe.   Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.   Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com   Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com   Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library.  Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Sep 14 2018

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WEP 0069: Flexible Seating, An Interview with Kayla Delzer

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Buckle-up! This is a high-energy interview! Kelly interviews Kayla Delzer about flexible seating, the importance of classroom design, and a cornucopia of other educational interests and passions. Kayla is doing amazing work in and outside the classroom. She is an inspiration to all educators and shares a lot of tips that can help you out!    Kayla Delzer is a 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge and blogger for Edutopia, where she writes about a variety of edtech and design topics. She has nine years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment.    On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. Kayla frequently travels around the United States as a featured and keynote speaker, and she is proud to be an international speaker with Best Keynote coalition.    Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide. She is highly sought after by educational and technology companies to preview and review their products.    Kayla sits on several advisory boards of educational companies, and works closely with Remind, Go Ennounce, GoNoodle, Amazon Education, Seesaw, and Creative Teaching Press to name a few. She was also recently selected as North Dakota’s Lead Digital Innovator by PBS. She is authoring her first book for educators based on best 21st century teaching practices for digital natives.    You can connect with Kayla on all social media platforms @topdogteaching, and her student lead social media accounts @topdogkids.   Mentioned in this podcast:    Kayla's favorite books: Move Your Bus by Ron Clark and Todd Nesloney's Kid's Deserve It! Kayla's Edutopia post on Flexible seating: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/flexible-seating-student-centered-classroom Kayla's blog: http://www.topdogteaching.com Edutopia Edsurge National Board Certification SeeSaw App Epic Books for Kids Ron Clark Academy Two Day Training: http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/educators

Mar 15 2017

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WEP 0015 How to Become a Millionaire Educator: An Interview with Ed Mills

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Wired Educator host, Kelly Croy, interviews the "Millionaire Educator" Ed Mills from www.millionaireeducator .com. Ed is a high school Spanish teacher in Georgia where he lives with his wife and fourth grade son. Ed blogs about financial independence and wealth building from a teacher's perspective. He has amassed an incredible personal wealth by applying his five pillars of financial independence.

Ed's message and website is to help educators live a better lifestyle by applying some basic but important rules of finances. His fortune has been built not by speaking engagements and endorsements, but by applying some basic rules that you will learn in this podcast. (Sometimes Ed doesn't even work full time.)

Mentioned in this podcast:

www.millionaireeducator.comwww.Vanguard.comwww.403bWise.com

The book The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. StanleyThe Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. StanleyYou Need a Budget: Software to Help You Budget Easily and Wisely 

Discussed in this Podcast:

Financial Advice for the First Year TeacherFinancial Advice for the Teacher About to RetireFinancial Advice for the Teacher in the MIddle of Her CareerHow to Earn Extra Money as a TeacherBest Investment Strategies for Teachers Educators and Taxes: How to Lower Your Tax ObligationHow to Live on Less

  • The Millionaire Educator’s 5 Pillars of Wealth: Debt avoidance Hardcore savings via retirement accounts Tax minimization Prudent investing Embrace frugal living

Oct 05 2015

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WEP 0048: Kids Deserve it! An Interview with Todd Nesloney

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Todd Nesloney is the Principal of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Principal and the 2014 Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd is also the co-author of the hit book Kids Deserve It!.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Todd's Blog: http://www.toddnesloney.com Follow Todd on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechNinjaTodd

Todd's book: Kids Deserve It! that he co-authored with Adam Welcome.  Bammy Awards White House Champion of Change #kidsDeserveIt hashtag on Twitter

Todd's favorite reads: Animporph Series, The Giver, Wonder, The Cuz of  Todd's most influential reads:  • Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me by Kim Bearden • Move Your Bus by Ron Clark • The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark • The Essential 55 by Ron Clark • The Excellent 11 by Ron Clark

Todd's favorite apps: Pokemon' Go, SeeSaw, Periscope, Canva

Jul 25 2016

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WEP 0022: The Zen Teacher, An Interview with Dan Tricarico

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Kelly interviews educator Dan Tricarico, author of the new book The Zen Teacher. The Zen Teacher is a great book that has the potential to positively change your lifestyle inside and outside the classroom by providing specific techniques for becoming more focused, relaxed, and mindful. This is a fun interview about an important topic that can help teachers at any point in their career, whether they are just getting started, rocking it, struggling, or about to retire. Many great take-aways for everyone in this episode. 

Mentioned in the podcast:

Dan Tricarico's book, The Zen Teacher.

www.TheZenTeacher.com This is Dan's website. Check it out. 

iBookHack: Learn to make engaging, media-rich ibooks. Muse: a meditation headband for practicing mindfulness. Very cool. Breathe: An app that teaches meditation. Headspace: an app and a service that teaches mindfulness. Illusions by Richard Bach: A book Dan I both read and love. Dragon Dictation: Powerful software for quickly getting your voice to text. Essentialism by Greg McKeown: another important book Dan mentions. 

Jan 23 2016

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WEP 140: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education: An Interview with Ken Shelton

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I talk to educator, speaker and EDU consultant, Ken Shelton about Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Education.

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level and was named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Career and Technical Education, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner.

Ken has had the privilege to speak at many major conferences and events around the world as well as schools and school districts. He brings a worldly breadth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspective. Ken also had the privilege to speak at the TEDx Burnsville ED event, as well as CRESSTCon16 at UCLA in front of a predominantly Higher Ed audience. Both can be watched below. One of Ken's recent talks was a keynote on equity, sustainability and access for the Iowa Technology and Education Connection conference which can be viewed here. Ken has also provided consulting support to many companies, school districts/systems Nationally and Internationally, as well as non-profits such as the California Emerging Technology Fund's School2Home program which is designed to support closing the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide at low-performing California middle schools.

Mentioned in the episode:

Ken's website: www.kennethshelton.net

Ken's TedTalk: Using the Past to Explore How to Make Students Future Ready TEDxBurnsvilleED

Ken recommends: The 1619 Projectvia The New York Times

One of Ken's favorite tech tools is FlipGrid

Ken's choice for the most choice for most influential book: The Autobiography of Malcom X as told by Alex Haley

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Oct 15 2019

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WEP 0025: The Innovator's Mindset

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Kelly interviews George Couros, author of the book The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is one of education’s most sought after speakers, and speaks on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of connectedprincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

In the pre-roll Kelly talks about his students building books using MacBooks and iBooks Author, iPads and Book Creator, and Comic Life software by Plasq.

Also mentioned in this podcast:

George Couros's book: The Innovator's MindsetGeorge's website: http://connectedprincipals.comJim Harmon's book: Through Students EyesReshan Richards's book: Blending LeadershipBook CreatorComic Life

If you would like your book, product, service, conference, or website mentioned or highlighted in the pre-roll of The Wired Educator Podcast , please visit www.WiredEducator.com and send Kelly an email.

You can subscribe and leave your review of The Wired Educator Podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wired-educator-podcast/id974270220?mt=2

Feb 13 2016

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WEP 133: Educated by Design, an Interview with Michael Cohen the Tech Rabbi

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Hey Wired Educators! Check out all of the new Wired Educator graphics, logos and designs, created by artist & illustrator Josh Janes. I love them, and I hope you do too. Leave some feedback in the comment section.

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi.

Michael Cohen, known as The Tech Rabbi, is a designer and technologist turned educator. As a speaker, writer and creativity instigator, he’s on a mission to help young people develop the creative confidence they need to become challenge seekers and solution designers.  He is the author of the book Educated By Design,which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity.

He works with schools, institutions and businesses to help them create or refine opportunities for students to leverage technology, media creation and digital age skills in ways that foster inquiry and the drive to solve the complex challenges of our global society.

Cohen shares his story of design and creativity through social media, keynote addresses and featured talks on international stages, including ISTE, SXSW EDU, Congreo Mexico, EdTechTeacher Summits and Apple Education events.

He currently serves as the director of innovation at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA), where he manages and teaches at the Schlesinger STEAM and Entrepreneurship Center.

He’s also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Trainer, Adobe Certified Trainer and has been ranked as one of today’s top 50 edtech influencers.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Planbook.com: Our sponsor! Planbook.comis the best way to create, organize, and share your lesson plans. 

Read Michaels book: Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore and Extract Your Creative Potential

Visit Michael's website: https://thetechrabbi.com

Follow Michael on Twitterand Instagram

Michael is currently reading: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the Worldby Adam Grant

  ———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 130 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Jun 30 2019

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WEP 114: Making Students Authors, An Interview with Jon Smith

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interview Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Smith. Jon and Kelly talk about the importance of using technology to help students create. Jon shares his experience helping students author digital books and become published writers. The pair also discuss: digital book creation, Twitter Chats, Things That Must Die in Education, Learning at Lunch, Computers & Cronuts, and so much more! Jon is brilliant and fun, and... you are going to love this episode.

Jon Smith is currently an Apple Distinguished Educator and Technology Integration Specialist for Alliance City Schools where his class eBook projects have attracted attention for their global reach and practical approaches to integrating transliteracy practices into the classroom.  Jon was a special education teacher for 12 years before moving into technology integration.  Jon recently organized eight global eBook projects in which classrooms from around the world wrote and published eBooks.  He is married with 3 children.  Jon is a scratch golfer and Apple enthusiast.  In his spare time, he teaches a class on engaging technologies for The Communicate Institute.  You can connect with Jon on Twitter @theipodteacher

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Book Creator:an awesome tool to help you and your students publish digital books on any device.

Jon Smith recommends the book: Inside Steve's Brain, (affiliate link) as one of the most influential books he has read.

Check out this Podcast by Jordan Bell titled: A Subjective Pod, Cast Objectively. Here's a link to the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-subjective-pod-cast-objectively/id1437554000?mt=2

Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email.

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe.   Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 113 episodes of interviews and professional development.   Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com   Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com   Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library.  Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Oct 09 2018

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WEP 0032: How and Why Teachers Should Write and Publish!

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Kelly provides the motivation, tools, resources, tips, and tricks you need to write a book and get published. Kelly has interviewed numerous educators that have been published and now he is going to show you how you can do it. Kelly provides the motivation and understanding of WHY you will want to get published and what it could mean to your lifestyle and career.

Not interested in writing a book? Kelly may just change your mind in this episode. Started a book, but haven't finished? Kelly will help you across the finish line. Already published your book? Kelly will show you how to get even more out of it and help you along with your next work.

This is an insightful episode that delivers the motivation and resources educators need to write a book and get published.

The following resources are about to save you years of guessing. Outlined below is the culmination of my intense reading, studying, and testing to become a better writer.

• On Writing by Stephen King: If you are going to read only one book on writing, this is it. King holds nothing back and tells you what you need to hear. Read it. You will want your own copy. While this is aimed at writing fiction or novels, I believe what King says in this important work is something every writer needs to hear.

• On Writing Well by William Zinsser: This is a must-read for any aspiring author who wants to write nonfiction. This is a classic and it is full of the best advice. Skip the others. This is the one you want to read.

• Do the WorkThe War of Art and Turning Pro by Stephen Pressfield: Choose any of these great books to get you motivated and believing that your message needs to be heard and that you can accomplish the task. I found each of these incredibly helpful. After writing awhile your brain will begin to tell you to take a break, stop, quit, and even abandon your work. These books will arm you with the necessary defenses to these age old hurdles and career killers.

• Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury. This is a short wrting but by one of my favorite authors. Bradbury delivers hope and encouragement in this work that every writer should hear. I hope you will give it a read. The image of writing that Bradbury conveys will stay with you as steadfast soldier guarding your dream.

• Michael Hyatt’s GET PUBLISHED Program: If you want the insight on how to get published, you will want this course. Michael Hyatt is both a successful publisher and a successful writer. Don’t guess at the world of publishing. This program will tell you everything you need and save your years of research as well as preventing you from wasting money on useless products and services. I admire Michael. This program helped me publish my book.

• GoOnWrite.com: This is where I get my book covers.  They are super-affordable and they look great.

• Scrivener: The best writing tool on the planet for numerous reasons. This program is the best way to write anything period. I have tried them all. This is the one. Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.

• Learn Scrivener Fast: Get the most out of Scrivener. This course is quick, easy, and will make you master Scrivener. It is essential. You will be amazed at all you can do, the time you save, and most importantly the writing you create. A must!

Along Came a Leader: This is my book! 

Apr 02 2016

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WEP 104: The Temperament of an Educator, An Interview with Keven Rinamen

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews creator of Teachers' Tech Toolbox, and Technology Director, Keven Rinaman.   Keven Rinaman is the Director of Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin, OH.  A graduate of Heidelberg University (’07) and Western Governors University (’17), Keven aims to utilize his knowledge and skills to bring classroom technology tools to teachers all over the world.  Keven has been in education for the past ten years.  A man of many jobs, he has been a classroom teacher, coach (wrestling, golf, baseball), Dean of Students, Student Council Advisor, and as Director of Technology.  Keven comes from a background as an education major in college while also working as a computer repair technician.  This unique background gives Keven an approach to classroom technology integration focusing on how tools can be applied to various parts of lessons.    Keven's passion for education comes in the form of facilitating professional development.  While no longer having a classroom of his own, Keven strives to provide PD the models effective practices while also demonstrating the latest in technology tools.  He has also given a wide variety of conference presentations and local, state, and national levels.   Keven is a Google Certified Educator, MakerBot Certified Educator, and Eagle Scout.   Mentioned in this Podcast:    Creation Crate: Have a Maker Project delivered to your classroom or home each month. The coolest subscription service I've seen! www.CreationCrate.comWin 90 Days of Coaching with Kelly Croy: Click this link to enter the contest. Contest Ends April 3, 2018, and you can find out more at Kelly's website at: www.KellyCroy.com   Kevin's favorite book: Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess.   Kevin's website: www.TeachersTechToolbox.com   Listen to Kelly's other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe.   Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 104 episodes of interviews and professional development.   Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com   Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school's opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com   Order Kelly's book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library.

Mar 24 2018

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WEP 0051: Instant Relevance an Interview with Denis Sheeran

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Kelly interviews Denis Sheehan the author of Instant Relevance: Using Today's Experiences to Teach Tomorrow's Lessons

Denis Sheeran is an engaging, fun, highly requested nationwide speaker, delivering keynotes, full and half day workshops, and small group professional development to teachers and administrators. He is a Google Certified Educator, Chromebook in the Classroom trainer, Smartboard and Smart Notebook trainer and can customize PD for your school district.

Denis has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in Music, adjunct Professor of Statistics at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ and is now the Supervisor of Mathematics, K-12, in Chatham, NJ after having taught high school math, from Algebra to Advanced Placement, for 13 years Lake Forest High School, in Lake Forest, IL. 

Denis Sheeran is a certified online and hybrid course teacher and has been asked to serve on the statistics development committee by several online course companies.  Denis can help you develop new courses and curriculum to fit the needs of your diverse student population. He was most recently published in the Fall 2015 Statistics Teacher Network Journal. Denis lives in NJ with his wife, four children, and his litter box trained dog, Scout.

Mentioned in this podcast:

• Denis's book Instant Relevance: Using Today's Experiences to Teach Tomorrow's Lessons can be purchase here

• Denis's website is: www.denissheeran.com

• Denis's most influential read: Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess

• Denis recommends the book Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler

• Denis also recommends The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

• Denis hosts a Twitter Chat each Wednesday at 9:30 PM at #makeitreal

• Denis's favorite app is Desmos, an amazing graphing calculator. Denis says this is a game-changer. 

Aug 23 2016

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WEP 0045: Moving at the Speed of Creativity, An Interview with Wes Fryer

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Kelly Interviews Apple Distinguished Educator, speaker and author, Wes Fryer about "The Learning Revolution" and more. 

Dr. Wesley Fryer is an author, teacher, technology director, speaker, digital storyteller, and change agent. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City. In 2013-2015 he taught 4th and 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Independence Elementary in Yukon Public Schools in Oklahoma. Wesley completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University in 2011. He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate, tell stories, teach and assess learning. His “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students “show what they know” with media and create digital portfolios. Wes maintains a library of multimedia-focused training and instructional videos on PlayingWithMedia.com. He leads 3 day iPad Media Camps (www.ipadmediacamp.com) teaching educators how to effectively use iPads in the classroom to create narrated slideshows, quick edit videos, and interactive writing. He also co-facilitates multi-day STEM professional development workshops for teachers. Wes became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005, and a PBS Digital Innovator in 2014. He helps organize free EdCamp and PLAYDATE professional development events in Oklahoma, an annual writing conference in Oklahoma City, as well as the free, annual K-12 Online Conference each year.

Stay up to date with Wes by following him on Twitter (@wfryer), FacebookGoogle+, and liking the Facebook pages he periodically updates for Playing with Media and Speed of Creativity Learning LLC. Wes also encourages you to follow the K-12 Online Conference on Twitter (@k12online) and Facebook, as well as subscribe to the conference blog.

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Jul 06 2016

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WEP 0057: The Pillars of Digital Literacy, An Interview with Eric Sheninger

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In this podcastKelly interviews educator, speaker, and author, Eric Sheninger.

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School.

Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices.  Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.  

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.  As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker.  His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.

Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar.  He has authored and co-authored the following:    Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for KidsDigital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for PrincipalsWhat Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science

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Eric's choice for most influential books: 

Drive by Daniel Pink

Linchpin by Seth Godin

Favorite site/app: EdShelf: A socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.

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Nov 03 2016

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WEP 0027: Expanding Your Educational Impact

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Kelly interviews Andy Losik about his new book, Stay in the Game, sharing his knowledge of technology annually on a local television news program, working with amazing corporations focused on helping education, and providing quality professional development for educators. Andy and Kelly also discuss being the all-around "helpful tech guy," a role many wired educators know very well. Andy is a great teacher, a great guy, and has really expanded his impact as an educator. This is a great interview for all educators. You will be inspired to expand your classroom and discover many ways to make an even bigger impact and improve your lifestyle. 

Andy Losik has been teaching for 21 years in a variety of elementary school settings. For fifteen of those years, he has taught the elementary Infotech program by combining technology and literacy skills in Hamilton, Michigan. Andy is a STAR Discovery Educator, a Google Education Certified Innovator, and Apple Distinguished Educator as well as the 2009 Michigan Tech-Educator of the Year. Along with his classroom duties, Andy oversees online learning at Hamilton High School serves as a technology "helpful guy" in his school district and across the country for private, public, and charter schools. He has also provided insight for companies like Disney, Sifteo, Sony and most recently joined a special team at Discovery Education that works to advise and promote its many corporate partner educational initiatives. First and foremost Andy is a husband and dad who loves his family, fishing, and football as much as he loves the techie stuff.

Andy's new book, Stay in the Game, is about Jared Veldheer. Jared is one of the top left tackles in the National Football League but very little of his path to the Arizona Cardinals is what you might expect.

Stay in the Game follows Jared’s journey of being a brainy, over-sized kid who often found it hard to fit in to an athlete discovering his many talents. It didn’t “just happen” though and without a core set of principles in his life, it never would have. Sometimes the best thing you can do is “Stay in the Game.”

It took author Andy Losik and Jared’s parents nearly five years to complete, but “Stay in the Game” is now available in paperback and eBook.

The book targets older kids and the casual football fan but the hardcore pigskin geek will have plenty of material as it also details a lot of the recruiting process, training for the NFL Combine and Draft, as well as some of the inner workings of how the League and teams operate.

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Andy's first book: Potter's Wheel

Andy's new book: Stay in the Game

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Reflector: Software to mirror your iOS devices. 

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Feb 27 2016

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WEP 0024: Building Better Collaborations Between Administrators and Educators

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Kelly Croy interviews Ross Cooper about how teachers and administrators can work better together to achieve common goals, promote their schools, provide better professional development, why educators and administrators should blog and so much more. One of the best takeaways from this interview is listening to two friends passionate about education talking honestly about their observations in education and how they can better communicate and work together. Ross is brilliant. Also, as a foodie, Ross will share the secret location of the best pizza on the planet! 

Ross is the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District (1:1 MacBook/iPad) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. His passions are: curriculum and unit design, inquiry-based learning, assessment and grading, and quality professional development. He blogs about these topics at rosscoops31.com. Also, he regularly engages in speaking, consulting, and presenting. He has conducted keynotes, speaking engagements, and workshops ranging from 15 minutes to all-day. A list of what he has previously offered, and testimonials, can be found on his blog. Connect with him on Twitter at @RossCoops31.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Ross's blog www.RossCoops31.com

Ross's most influential book: Platform by Michael Hyatt

Living Forward by Michael Hyatt

Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn

Please visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com

Kelly would love your 5 Star review for this podcast on iTunes.

Also, order a copy of Kelly's book, Along Came a Leader, on Amazon. 

Feb 06 2016

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WEP 147: So You Want to Help the Underdog, An Interview with Mat Pullen

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In this episode, I interview Mat Pullen, an Apple Distinguished Educator from South Wales, and the creator of the popular 'So You Want To...' eBook Series. He will enchant you with his accent and blow you away with his brilliance of all things EDU. He is truly the embodiment of the everyone can create movement in education. I am excited to share my interview with Mat with you!

Mat is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013 and is also a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at the University if South Wales. A physical education teacher by trade, and now works closely with future teachers and established educators.

He is passionate about supporting those that education can sometimes leave behind, the ones that just need an alternative way to show what they are capable of accomplishing. 

Finding the true impact of technology back in 2010 with his students, Mat now looks for creativity and problem solving approaches to support his learners and to inspire other educators.

Mat is the author of a successful series of eBooks that are simple yet creative and helpful guides to show you how you can use tech in the classroom.  The 'So You Want To..." series now has over 30 titles.  Mat is a public speaker, consultant and avid social media sharer, he has just completed his Masters in Innovative Learning with his final thesis on Sketchnoting and the impact on learners.  Mentioned in this episode: 

Mat's free eBook series, 'So You Want To...": https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book-series/so-you-want-to/id1417317481?mt=11

Mat's favorite book: The End of Average by Todd Rose.

Another of Mat's favorite reads: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

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Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast in some special way on www.WiredEducator.com, and I my even choose to interview you on the show. Stay tuned.

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 147 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Dec 10 2019

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WEP 146: Kids Deserve It! An Interview with Adam Welcome

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Adam Welcome, the author of Kids Deserve It! Run Like a Pirate! and Empower Our Girls! Adam is a powerful writer, a gifted speaker and an impactful educator. He has been a teacher, a principal, vice principal, Director of Innovation and now he travels the world to speak and share his important message with educators and work with schools. 

Adam has been an elementary school teacher, Elementary Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students and enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what's best for kids!

Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Adam also consults and works with many education companies as a way to improve their product for others!

Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.

He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney and the author of Run Like a Pirate.

Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and has completed 23 marathons. 

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Adam's book: Kids Deserve it! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking!

Adam's book: Run Like a Pirate! Push Yourself to Get More Out of Life!

Adam's book: Empower Our Girls! Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More!

One of Adam's favorite reads: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Another one of Adam's favorite reads: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Adam's website: mradamwelcome.com

Follow Adam on Twitter, Instagram and Voxer at @mradamwelcome  ———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 143 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Dec 05 2019

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WEP 145: Women in Leadership, An Interview with Dr. Courtney Orzel

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In this 145th episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Dr. Courtney Orzel.

Courtney is an amazing educational leader and speaker. It was an honor to present at the same What Great Educators Do Differently Conference in Houston, Texas this past October. One of my favorite lines of the podcast is when Courtney tells me, "the most important job of a superintendent is to create spaces for people to do great things!" I love that, and all that she shares. This is an amazing episode that you will love, and one that I hope you will share and leave a review.

"The most important job of a superintendent is to create spaces for people to do great things!"  Dr. Courtney Orzel

Dr. Courtney Orzel is in her 6th year as a superintendent serving Lemont-Bromberek SD113A.   Prior to that she held positions as middle school principal, assistant principal, and teacher.  Dr. Orzel has been honored with recognition from the AASA as a finalist for the Women in Leadership Award in February of 2019, has helped lead the IASA SuperWomen initiative in support women in leadership, and has led numerous workshops, PD sessions, and podcasts. She has two children, Nolan and Elle, and in her free time serves as a Rotarian and teaches as an adjunct professor for aspiring principals and superintendents.

Mentioned in this episode:

One of Courtney's favorite & most inspirational reads: Courageous Leadership for Transforming Schools by Carolyn Shields (affiliate link)

Courtney's Blog:  courtneyorzel.wordpress.com

SD113A Story:  https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Story.aspx?ItemId=12

You can leave a review for the Wired Educator Podcast here at this link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wired-educator-podcast/id974270220

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 143 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Nov 27 2019

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WEP 144: Impossible to Possible, an Interview with Ray Zahab

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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I had the privilege to sit down in person with Ray Zahab after his keynote at the Leadership and Learning Academy 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ray is one of my heroes. I love how he connects with educators and students. You are going to love this episode. Than you for listening!

Ray Zahab is a Canadian Adventurer, ultra distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has ran 14,000+km across the world’s deserts, and completed multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet.

On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” turned ultra runner Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, Africa they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea.

The expedition had the trio running an average of 70kms a day without a single day of rest, for 111 days. National Geographic tracked the expedition by web, as well as the documentary film ‘Running The Sahara’, produced by Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award winner James Moll, was created in an effort to raise awareness for the drinking water crisis in North Africa. After witnessing and learning about the water crisis in North Africa, Ray decided to leverage his future adventures to help raise awareness and funding for causes, like this one, that he supports and believes in.

Ray founded impossible2Possible (i2P) (impossible2possible.com) an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions. Youth Ambassadors are selected from around the world, and then participate, at no cost, in all aspects of the expedition, from logistics and running to creating educational content and team support.

Ray has also found the time to write two books about his life and adventures. Running for My Life published in 2007 and Ray’s second book, geared at youth readers, Running to Extremes, which recently became a National Best-Seller in Canada. He is currently writing his third book.

In addition to being an adventurer, youth advocate and runner, Ray speaks around the world at events such as TED, IOC World Conference, Idea City, The Economist World in 2010 and 2011, World Affairs Council, and numerous Apple Distinguished Educator events internationally, as well as numerous corporate events. He has been interviewed and appeared on several talk and news programs including CNNi, CNN, The Hour, CBC, CTV, BBC, Jay Leno, OLN and Discovery, and has connected his expeditions live, using satellite to both mainstream and social media. He has also appeared in print media globally, and has been interviewed on numerous popular podcasts. Ray was the host of Project Guatemala which aired on OLN, and co hosted-guided a few episodes of Finding Sarah on OWN.

Outside of his own organization Ray has volunteered as a board member, Ryan’s Well Foundation, volunteered as Athletic Ambassador of the ONExONE.org, and SpreadTheNet. He continues to volunteer with Run For Water, and various other initiatives. Ray received the ONExONE Difference Award in 2007, and the Torchbearers Award in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In spring 2012, Ray was invited by H.E. Tsogtbaatar Damdin (Minister of Environment, Mongolia) to join their Internal Advisory Committee. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. In December 2015 Ray was presented with the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada by the Governor General of Canada. In 2018 Ray was named Explorer in Residence by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

He continues today with life as an adventurer and as a volunteer with impossible2Possible. ‘Running The Sahara’ would begin a lifelong journey of discovery. A journey of learning that some of the greatest barriers to achieving our goals are the ones we put upon ourselves. By breaking these down, Ray has learned that we are all capable of achieving truly extraordinary things…a message he continues to share with his two young daughters!

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ray's TEDtalk

Ray's website Ray's Instagram Ray's Foundation: Impossible to Possible Ray's book: Running for My Life Ray's book: Running to Extremes Ray's book: Just Deserts Kasey Bell's Google Certification Online Courses for listeners of The Wired Educator Podcast! This course closes Dec 3, 2019. 

Nov 20 2019

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WEP 143: Improving Your School's Culture, An Interview with Dawn Sayre

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Dawn Sayre about Improving School Culture. Learn about E+R=O, putting people first, BCD, Discipline over Default, and the 10/80/10 rule. Dawn emphasizes that we should create positive events for others. 

Before joining Focus 3, a team that helps organizations achieve their goals by building dynamic cultures, in July 2019,  Dawn spent 23 years in public education. She is an experienced school administrator, a former teacher, middle school principal, high school principal and curriculum director who has implemented the Focus 3 systems at an elite level with her staff, students and school community. 

Dawn is a proud graduate of Otterbein (College) University where she was a member of the Women’s Basketball Team. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She then went on to earn her Masters in Educational Leadership and Superintendent License from the University of Dayton. 

Through her education and athletic experience, Dawn shares a unique perspective on Focus 3’s system. With passion, she conveys the value of culture as a critical component to achieving the elite academic results that we strive for in our school systems.  Dawn will guide your journey to align your culture to your values.

Mentioned in this Episode: 

Focus 3: www.Focus3.com

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Dawn's choice for most influential book: Lead with Heart by Tom Gartland

Kasey' Bell's book: Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic

Kasey Bell's Online Course: Click here to access all of Kasey's courses, including Google Level 1 and 2 Certification Training. (Affiliate Link)

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 142 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Nov 13 2019

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WEP 142: Free Audio Book of My "What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying" Read by Me!

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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast I read my eBook What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying and make it an audible book, and more!  I wanted this to be available so students, parents, educators and anyone could listen to it on the bus, in the car, at lunch, on a walk, workout, or doing chores with their headphones on. This is deeply personal but can really save lives.What is your school district doing to educate students, staff, parents and the community about bullying?

Every month should be 'Bullying Awareness Month', and I wanted to create a free audio recording of my popular ebook resource for educators, parents and students to help out when  a bully steps into someone's life, What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying. So... that's what I did! This episode of the Wired Educator Podcast is me reading my eBook. I wanted this to be available so students, parents, educators and anyone could listen to it on the bus, in the car, at lunch, on a walk, workout, or doing chores with their headphones on. This is deeply personal but can really save lives. Please listen and share this out. I will update this book annually, as I have done for the past few years with the latest information and help.

I have created a free resource you can download titled, What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying. I hope you will share it with everyone you can. I believe it delivers a message that many need to hear and practice.

The bottom line is this: The opposite of bullying is leadership.

We need to teach and train students to be better leaders online and off. It's that simple. Everyone talks about the importance of leadership, but few, very few, take the time to teach it.

Listen to this podcast. This is what I want everyone to know about bullying.

I am the proud voice talent for two Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. books: Start Right Now by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas, (affiliate link) and Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead and Succeed by Paul Solarz. (affiliate link) You can listen to them for free with a free Audible trial.

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om Murray has a brand new book out! Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime(Affiliate link)

As an educator, you have the power to leave a legacy by . . .
  • Making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic
  • Ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic
  • Developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships
  • Being personal and authentic

In Personal & Authentic, Thomas C. Murray reveals the power of designing awe-inspiring experiences that are grounded in relationships and learner-centered by design. Inherently relevant and contextualized, it is this kind of learning that lasts a lifetime.

Be bold. Be fearless. Be proud. Be you. Your story is not finished yet.

• Listen to Tom Murray's Interview on The Wired Educator Podcast Episode 115

Thank you.

Kelly

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 142 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Nov 06 2019

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WEP 141: Build Relationships with Your Students, An Interview with Bianca Woodard

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Bianca Woodard, Apple Distinguished Educator and awesome educator. We talk about building connections, rapport, and relationships with students. She shares her amazing story of becoming a teacher. Bianca emphasizes the importance of being intentional about building relationships with students over anything else. This is a great interview for everyone.

Bianca A. Woodard  was born on Fort Bragg, NC into a military family.   She currently lives in Augusta Georgia and teaches AP Human Geography, government, and Economics at Midland Valley High School in Graniteville SC. She’s a graduate of Augusta University’s Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences where she obtained her Bachelors degree in History.  She began her teaching career in 2015 after over 15 years in corporate America as a trainer  and manager at a Fortune 500 Appliance Company. She’s an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. She’s Literacy and Gifted and Talented endorsed. She strives to expose students to culture through music, art, and literature through social studies. You’ll often find her at church where she sings and directs the choir, coaching basketball, listening to NPR, or watching the latest British costume drama. 

Her personal educational belief statement is “Teach with hope, faith and love because all students have the capacity to learn.” 

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What Great Educators Do Differently Conference: https://connectedd.org

Apple Distinguished Educator: https://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-educator/

Bianca's website: http://socialstudieschic.weebly.com

Follow Bianca on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sstudieschic

One of Bianca's most influential books: Caught Between a Dream and a Job: How to Leave the 9-5 Behind and Step into the to Life You've Always Wanted, by Delatorro McNeal II. (paid link)

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Oct 27 2019

48mins

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WEP 140: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education: An Interview with Ken Shelton

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I talk to educator, speaker and EDU consultant, Ken Shelton about Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Education.

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level and was named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Career and Technical Education, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner.

Ken has had the privilege to speak at many major conferences and events around the world as well as schools and school districts. He brings a worldly breadth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspective. Ken also had the privilege to speak at the TEDx Burnsville ED event, as well as CRESSTCon16 at UCLA in front of a predominantly Higher Ed audience. Both can be watched below. One of Ken's recent talks was a keynote on equity, sustainability and access for the Iowa Technology and Education Connection conference which can be viewed here. Ken has also provided consulting support to many companies, school districts/systems Nationally and Internationally, as well as non-profits such as the California Emerging Technology Fund's School2Home program which is designed to support closing the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide at low-performing California middle schools.

Mentioned in the episode:

Ken's website: www.kennethshelton.net

Ken's TedTalk: Using the Past to Explore How to Make Students Future Ready TEDxBurnsvilleED

Ken recommends: The 1619 Projectvia The New York Times

One of Ken's favorite tech tools is FlipGrid

Ken's choice for the most choice for most influential book: The Autobiography of Malcom X as told by Alex Haley

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Oct 15 2019

57mins

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WEP 139: Lead with Culture: An Interview with Jay Billy

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In this 139th episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jay Billy, the author of Lead with Culture. Jay offers fantastic insight to leadership and how to create a school culture where families, students and staff are excited to a part of it. Jays shares his ideas and knowledge on: Positivity Pledge, the major misconception about culture, accountability with staff, trauma informed schools, and so much more. This is an awesome interview.    Jay Billy is the proud principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrence Township, NJ. He was awarded The Exemplary Elementary Educator Award by the State of NJ in 2016. Jay is the Author of "Lead With Culture: What Really Matters in Our Schools."   Click on any of the following books below to preview and order (affiliate links):   Mentioned in this episode:    Sponsor: Download this free Bulling Awareness resource for teachers, administrators, parents, coaches, and students: What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying.   Learn about Jay Billy's speaking here.    Jay's book: Lead With Culture by Jay Billy: What Really Matters in Our Schools   Jay's choice for most influential book: 1) The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impactby Chip Heath and Dan Heath 2) Teach Like a Pirateby Dave Burgess   The book: Lead Like a Pirate by Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess   ———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Oct 07 2019

1hr

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WEP 138: The Edupreneur, My Interview with Dr. Will Deyamport, III

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Episode 138 of the Wired Educator Podcast is an amazing interview with Dr. Will, host of the Dr. Will Show Podcast. This is a powerful episode where Dr. Will and I explore successful 1:1 digital learning programs, how to really coach teachers, the future of education with online courses and so much more. 

Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. is a District Instructional Technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District, serving grades K-12. He is also a digital transformation strategist, writer, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. In 2016, Dr. Will was one of three educators selected as a Mississippi Spotlight Speaker at the Mississippi Educator Computing Conference and served as a Schoology Ambassador from 2015 - 2018. 

Dr. Will is best known for his work in assisting educators in going digital, and he has written for Schoology Exchange, District Administration, EdSurge, iNACOL, and TechEdge magazine. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Radio, TV, and Film and Child and Family Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. 

In March 2019, via EduMatch Publishing, Dr. Will released The Edupreneur, a documentary that explores the lives and careers of educators who have become educational consultants.

Mentioned in the episode: 

Dr. Will's Podcast: The Dr. Will Show Podcast: The Mobile University for Edupreneurs

Dr. Will's Documentary: The Edupreneur

Dr. Will's website: www.theDrWillShow.com

Follow Dr. Will on Twitter

Dr. Will's most choice for most influential book: The Autobiography of Malcom X as told by Alex Haley

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Sep 30 2019

1hr 13mins

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WEP 137: Shake Up Learning, An Interview with Kasey Bell

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In this episode I interview Kasey Bell, author of the educational book Shake Up Learningand co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. This was a fun interview with a very genuine and caring educator. I know you are going to find tremendous value in this interview with Kasey. 

Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring.  An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. 

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. 

Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning!

Host of The Shake Up Learning Show Podcast

Author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic

Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Google Certified Innovator

Google Certified Trainer

ISTE Featured Voice

Digital Innovation in Learning AwardWinner in “Sharing is Caring”

One of 20 TrustED Educational Thought Leaders

Award-winning blogger and social media influencer

Must Read EdTech Blog 

Edublog Awards Finalist 

The award-winning Shake Up Learningwebsite and blog provides teachers with practical resources for using technology in the classroom, including how to use Google Classroom, G Suite for Education and other Google tools, as well as many other blended learning and technology integration resources. Here you will find free technology tips and tricks, free downloads and templates, in-depth online courses, books, lesson plans, and lesson ideas, cheat sheets, blog publications, and podcasts.

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

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Sep 23 2019

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WEP 136: Transform Your Class, An Interview with Anthony Stirpe

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Apple Distinguished Educator and ELA innovator, Anthony Stirpe. Anthony has been recognized for transforming English classes by inspiring student creation of innovative and authentic content. I am excited to share Anthony's story, passion and his amazing work with students.   During his career, Anthony Stirpe has been acknowledged as an innovator and pioneer in the area of English Language Arts.   With more than 15 years of experience as a public-school teacher, he has been recognized by local, state, national and international organizations for his ongoing endeavors to revolutionize the traditional ELA experience.  While at New Rochelle High School he spearheaded an initiative that uses mobile devices to challenge the way that students learn.  The program Stirpe helped to create has challenged the traditional English Language Learner classroom experience, and transformed the way students create original written content, analyze literature, and explore the power of the personal narrative.  Stirpe received the 2016 Content and Curriculum Award from the International Society for Education in Technology (ISTE), the 2017 New York State English Program of Excellence by the New York State English Council, and in 2017 he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator.  His work  has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, New York WPIX News, CPU Magazine and US News and World Report.   Anthony loves PBL, project management, and busting the 1:1 myth by doing amazing things with just a handful of devices in a single classroom.   Mentioned in this interview:   Sugata Mitra's September 18th presentation at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio: Learn More & Register here: https://www.smore.com/wzv26 Here is Sugata's TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/y3jYVe1RGaU   Anthony's favorite book: The First Day of School by Harry K. Wong   Now booking: "What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying!" a very special presentation for YOUR school, by Kelly Croy.    ———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Sep 02 2019

43mins

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WEP 135: Go Crickets! An Interview with Joe Sanfelippo

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Joe Sanfelippo. Joe is the superintendent of the Fall Creek School District and is known throughout the world for his viral One Minute Walk to Work videos. He is also the co-author of several awesome educational books including Hacking Leadership. Without a doubt though, Joe is BEST know for is absolute love and passion for his Fall Creek School District, students, teachers and community, The Crickets! You will absolutely love this interview. Joe is awesome. 

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. He holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, a MS in Educational Psychology, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade. He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin. Joe co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He was named 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 by Education Dive.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Joe's website: http://www.jsanfelippo.com

Joe's books: Hacking Leadership, The Power of Branding, and Principal Professional Development

Joe's One Minute Walk to Work: http://www.jsanfelippo.com/leadership-challenge

Joe's choice for most inspirational book: Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  [smart_podcast_player social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_linkedin="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ]

Aug 12 2019

44mins

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WEP 134: The Chromebook Classroom, an Interview with John Sowash

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In this episode I interview John Sowash about his book and podcast, The Chromebook Classroom. John is making an amazing impact in education. This is a great interview about how to use Chromebooks to create. John can absolutely help you and your district better use Chromebooks. John is brilliant. You are going to love this interview. 

John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. He's also the host of The Chromebook Classroom Podcast. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them. You can connect with John via his blog (www.chrmbook.com) or Twitter (@jrsowash).

Mentioned in this Podcast: 

Planbook.com: Planbook is the best way to create, organize and share your lessons. We are proud to have them as our sponsor of this episode. 

• John's book: The Chromebook Classroom

• John's podcast: The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

• John's blog: www.chrmbook.com

• One of John's favorite books is: Start with Whyby Simon Sinek 

• He's currently reading These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Mostby Dave Stuart Jr.

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 134 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  [smart_podcast_player social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_linkedin="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ]

Jul 24 2019

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WEP 133: Educated by Design, an Interview with Michael Cohen the Tech Rabbi

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Hey Wired Educators! Check out all of the new Wired Educator graphics, logos and designs, created by artist & illustrator Josh Janes. I love them, and I hope you do too. Leave some feedback in the comment section.

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi.

Michael Cohen, known as The Tech Rabbi, is a designer and technologist turned educator. As a speaker, writer and creativity instigator, he’s on a mission to help young people develop the creative confidence they need to become challenge seekers and solution designers.  He is the author of the book Educated By Design,which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity.

He works with schools, institutions and businesses to help them create or refine opportunities for students to leverage technology, media creation and digital age skills in ways that foster inquiry and the drive to solve the complex challenges of our global society.

Cohen shares his story of design and creativity through social media, keynote addresses and featured talks on international stages, including ISTE, SXSW EDU, Congreo Mexico, EdTechTeacher Summits and Apple Education events.

He currently serves as the director of innovation at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA), where he manages and teaches at the Schlesinger STEAM and Entrepreneurship Center.

He’s also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Trainer, Adobe Certified Trainer and has been ranked as one of today’s top 50 edtech influencers.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Planbook.com: Our sponsor! Planbook.comis the best way to create, organize, and share your lesson plans. 

Read Michaels book: Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore and Extract Your Creative Potential

Visit Michael's website: https://thetechrabbi.com

Follow Michael on Twitterand Instagram

Michael is currently reading: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the Worldby Adam Grant

  ———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 130 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Jun 30 2019

1hr 5mins

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WEP 132: How to Hack ISTE Philadelphia 2019

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In this very special episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Casey Cohen about the 2019 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. 

Casey offers us a unique perspective on this year's ISTE because she: lives in Philadelphia, home of this year's ISTE conference, has attended several ISTE Conferences, including one that was in Philly before, and she is presenting and being recognized at this year's ISTE Conference. 

Casey Cohen is the Director of Technology, Innovation and STEM Programs at Rose Tree Media School District just outside Philadelphia. She's an Apple Distinguished Educator and a wonderful friend. She lives in the city and knows it well. She loves Philly and ISTE. This is a great interview. 

Attend Casey's session titled "Focus Forward" on Tuesday at 1:45. 

Be sure to check out the Apple Distinguished Educator Playground.

In this podcast, Casey will share ideas about this year's ISTE Conference including: 

  • what sites to see in Philadelphia including where the Rocky statue is located.
  • where to get the best water ice. 
  • how to pronounce water the Philly way. (It's witter.)
  • why you want to see the city's murals. 
  • how to get around the city and the conference. 
  • what not to miss at the conference. 
  • how to continue getting the most from ISTE even after the conference. 
  • where to get the best hoagie and Philly Steak and Cheese. 
  • what to pack.
  • what to wear.
  • how to network. 

A new Wired Educator Logo is on the way. Keep your eye out for it. 

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 130 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  [smart_podcast_player social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_linkedin="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ]

Jun 21 2019

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WEP 131: Daily STEM, an Interview with Chris Woods

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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview an expert in all things STEM, Chris Woods.  Chris is the host of the Daily STEM Podcast and I love following him on Twitter. He is an amazing resource. He finds STEM everywhere!

Chris started the idea of dailySTEM to help educators and parents find STEM in the real world and share STEM with the kids they know.  Why?  Because STEM is all around us…in the backyard, at the store, in our homes, on TV and movies, in the news…everywhere!

Chris has been a High School Math teacher (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Hands-on Geometry) since 1999 in Calumet, Michigan. He wrote his own Algebra 1 iBook (Part 1and Part 2) for students, complete with short video examples and practice questions for every lesson (all of the videos are available on YouTubeas well.)

Chris lives in a woods in a house he built himself with his wife and three children. 

Chris's work in education has be recognized as the 2013 Teacher of the Year, Calumet Public Schools, and he was a recipient of the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council.

Chris and I talk of all things STEM and how it fits into any grade, in any content area. We talk maker spaces, making, science, math, technology, engineering, creating and, so much more.    Mentioned in this podcast:    This episode's sponsor: www.zappycode.com Breaking News: A NEW Wired Educator Logo will be coming to you very soon. Stay tuned! Chris recommends the book: The Simple Faith for Mr. Rodgers  Podcast: The Stem Every Day Podcast Twitter: dailystem Instagram: dailystem Chris's  YouTube Channel Website: dailystem.com

 

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 130 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Jun 20 2019

51mins

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WEP 130: Creatively Productive with Lisa Johnson

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In this 130th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast Lisa Johnson returns for a fantastic interview about her brand new book, Creatively Productive:Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life!

Lisa was a guest on episode 74with the debut of her first book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom. 

Lisa is a wonderful educator and author and I am excited to have her back!

Lisa Johnson has over seventeen years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech and currently serves as an Educational Technologist for a 1:1 iPad H.S. in Austin, Texas. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Digital Innovator. Lisa is passionate about college and career ready skills, instructional design, digital portfolios, research and curation, slide design, and professional development for students. She is also the author of two books, Creatively Productive: Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life! and Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students (Corwin Teaching Essentials).

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———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 130 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Jun 12 2019

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WEP 129: Special Memorial Day Episode: Teachers Honoring Veterans

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This special episode of the Wired Educator Podcast is a Memorial Day Tribute to the men and women who lost their lives serving our country in the United States Armed Forces. 

This ten minute episode examines educators' roles in teaching future generations about honoring our veterans and shares a peek at some of the great ways schools are doing just that. 

This episode is a return to podcasting for me after some international travel and a battle with a nasty cold virus. 

I hope you take some time today to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day and also enjoy some time with your family. 

Thank you. 

Kelly

———————————————————————– Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 115 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram    [smart_podcast_player social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_linkedin="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ]

May 27 2019

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WEP 128: How to Use a Teaching Mindset to Listen, Understand, Explain Everything, and Be Understood

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In this 128th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Reshan Richards and  Stephen J. Valentine about their new book, Make Yourself Clear: How to Use a Teaching Mindset to Listen, Understand, Explain Everything, and Be Understood. The authors describe their work as “working at intersection of teaching and business.” Kelly has interviewed Reshan in episode 7 about the top-selling educational app he co created, Explain Everything, and both Reshan and Stephen in episode 50 when they published their first book together, Blending Leadership. 

Stephen J. Valentine is an educator, school leader, writer, and serial collaborator. He serves as the Assistant Head, Upper School, and Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy. He is Coordinating Editor of Klingbrief, author of Everything but Teaching, and co-author of Blending Leadership.

Dr. Reshan Richards is Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder of Explain Everything Inc. and teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. He is co-author of Blending Leadership.

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planbook.com: The best way to create, organize, and share your lesson plans.

Their book: Make Yourself Clearby Reshan Richards & Stephen J. Valentine

My interview with Reshan on Episode 7 of The Wired Educator Podcast in 2015: Explain Everything.

My first interview with Reshan and Stephen on Episode 50 of the Wired Educator Podcast in August 2016: Blending Leadership.

Book Website: https://www.makeyourselfclear.xyz

Steve's Blog: https://www.refreshingwednesday.com

Reshan's Blog: https://www.constructivisttoolkit.com

Reshan and Stephen are reading: The Passion Paradox, Creative Confidence, Creatively Productive, Little Book of Leadership, and Keep Going.

Apr 30 2019

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