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Goin' Digital Show

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

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Let's Redesign Classrooms - Episode 17 Goin' Digital

Episode 17 - Let's Redesign Classrooms Date: May 17, 2016 Run Time: 53:50   Summary:   In this episode, Erin Klein, Bob Dillon and Ben Gilpin discuss their new book, Redesigning Learning Spaces, and offer tips on how to change school learning spaces, including classrooms, computer labs and other underused areas such as hallways, common areas and outdoor space. This episode also takes a look at the concept of "brain-friendly" classrooms and how school leaders should be encouraged to create a new culture of risk taking and innovation.    Guests:   Erin Klein   Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York.   She is certified in Brain Gym, Educational Kinesiology, and has studied under consultants from The Center for Effective Learning to understand how design affects cognition and learning. Klein serves as a classroom design consultant and creative partner for the publishing company, Carson-Dellosa. Some of her articles and interviews on design for education and technology tools for the classroom can be found on Smartblogs for Education, MindShift, Scholastic, Edudemic, Edutopia, EdSurge, and EdReach.   Klein served for the past three years as the state’s technology chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association and is the 2014 recipient of the MACUL Pre-K – 12 Teacher of the Year for Michigan. In 2013, Klein was also awarded her district’s Teacher of the Year award. She currently serves on the advisory board for Remind101 in San Francisco and is an organizer for the EdCamp Detroit Annual Educational unConference. Among Klein’s accomplishments, she was also recognized as a SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2012 Social Media Influencer, a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, ASCD Emerging Leader, and a member of The National Writing Project. This past summer, Klein was accepted into The Teacher’s College at Columbia University to advance her studies in reading and writing workshop.   Klein has also hosted webinars for The United States Department of Education to share her perspective on Future Ready Schools. Most recently she was one of nine professionals selected to be a featured speaker on Future Ready Schools at the national Digital Learning Day in Washington D.C. For the past two years, Klein has been invited to Washington D.C. to represent the BAM 100 Influential Voice in Education.   In 2014, Klein was selected to serve on the state of Michigan’s Voice Fellowship, through America Achieves. Through this initiative, she was invited to be a part of the national Teach to Lead summits through The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the United States Department of Education where she continues to work on shaping teacher leadership across the country.   She has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, currently teaches at the elementary level, and lives in Michigan with her family. Her work can be found on her award-winning educational blog, Kleinspiration.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @KleinErin.   Dr. Robert Dillon   Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. He looks for ways to ignite positive risk taking in teachers and students and release trapped wisdom into the system by growing networks of inspired educators. Dr. Dillon serves Secretary of Innovation for Connected Learning, a Saint Louis ba


22 May 2016

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Digital Citizenship - Episode 16 Goin' Digital

Episode 16 - Digital Citizenship Date: May 3, 2016 Run Time: 1:00:56   Summary:   In this episode, Mike Ribble and Susan M. Bearden, two of the leading experts on Digital Citizenship, share ideas on how to implement digital citizenship lesson plans across the K-12 curriculum. Both respected speakers and authors on this topic, Ribble and Bearden provide resources and powerful insight as to how schools can better prepare a new generation of digital natives through teachable moments and personal responsibility.    Guests:   Susan M. Bearden   Susan M. Bearden is strategic, growth-oriented technology leader who approaches IT from an educator mindset with a focus on teaching students appropriate and ethical technology use. She currently serves as the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL, where she facilitates best practices in education technology and innovative teaching and learning. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 list of “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making IT Happen” Award from the Florida Society for Technology in Education, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year.   A former teacher, Bearden frequently presents about digital citizenship, education technology, and social media at national and state conferences including ISTE, FETC, CoSN, the Digital Citizenship Summit, and Miami Device. She co-founded and moderates the #edtechchat and #digcit (Digital Citizenship) Twitter chats and participates regularly in the popular EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network (www.bamradionetwork.com/edtechchat). Bearden’s popular book, “Digital Citizenship: A Community Approach,” was published by Corwin in 2016 as part of their Connected Educator Series. A passionate advocate for Digital Citizenship education, she inspires and encourages educators around the world to model ethical, responsible technology use and educate their communities about Digital Citizenship.   Inspired by her experiences with Twitter, she developed Tweechme, a mobile app specifically designed to teach educators how to build Personal Learning Networks on Twitter. In partnership with Crescerance, her school was an original pilot of the MAD-Learn mobile app development platform, and she also helped pilot the “Mad About Mattering” quad-engineering app development program founded by Vicki A. Davis and Angela Meiers.   Connect with Susan on Twitter at @s_bearden and @Tweechmeapp or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/susanmbearden.     Mike Ribble   Dr. Mike Ribble author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (now in its 3rd edition) and Raising a Digital Child has worked within the education field his entire career.  He has been a science educator and an assistant principal at the secondary level.   Dr. Ribble has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the community college and the university level.  Currently, he works as the director of technology for a school district in Kansas.  Dr. Ribble has spoken on the topic of digital citizenship to parents, teachers and students in the United States and internationally.  He has written articles for THE Magazine, District Administrator, Leading & Learning, Kappa Delta Pi Record and Innovate My School.  Dr. Ribble is interested in helping students, teachers and parents understand the issues around technology and how to use these tools appropriately.  His current work is focused around character education and how that can improve user’s online profile.   Twitter - @digcitizen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeribble Google+ - google.com/+MikeRibble Website - http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/     About The Goin' Digital Show   The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night a

1hr 1min

6 May 2016

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Creating Model Schools - Episode 15 Goin' Digital

In this episode, Dr. Greg Goins discusses best practices for creating Model Schools with Eric Sheninger and Dwight Carter, award-winning principals, authors and presenters at the Model Schools Conference on June 26-29, 2016, in Orlando, FL. Among the topics discussed are digital leadership, school learning spaces and innovative strategies to engage today's students (Generation Z).    Eric Sheninger   GUESTS:   Eric Sheninger 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 Kids Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times  Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science He has also contributed on education for the Huffington Post, co-created the Edscape Conference, sits on the FEA Board of Directors, and was named to the NSBA "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership. TIME Magazine also identified Eric as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014.  He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders embrace and effectively utilize technology. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2013 and 2011 by Edublogs. It was also recognized with an Editor’s Choice Content Award in 2014 by Smartbrief Education.   Dwight Carter   Dwight Carter is the highly respected principal of New Albany High School, a high school in New Albany, Ohio, that is regularly ranked among the top 100 high schools in the nation. Prior to accepting the position at New Albany High School, he was the principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School, in Gahanna, Ohio, and he played a key role in the design of Clark Hall and the implementation of global skills and technology into its curriculum.  In 2013 he was named a national Technology Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). He is also an inductee in the Renaissance National Hall of Fame because of his incredible work in developing positive student culture. Mr. Carter has frequently been a guest speaker in schools, universities, and at local, state, and national conferences that deal with Generation Zs, technology usage, staff development, school culture, and other 21st Century education topics. He has authored numerous blogs and ha

1hr 3mins

2 Apr 2016

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Hack Learning - GD14

Are you looking for new solutions in K-12 education? Then why not use a "hackers" mentality to see new possibilities and embrace an innovative mindset for 21st century schools. This episode examines the Hack Learning Book Series with publisher Mark Barnes, a long-time educator that advocates for a new approach to solving many of the same old problems in K-12 schools. In this episode, we also talk with school leaders Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis, co-authors of Hacking Leadership, the newest addition to the Hack Learning Book Series.     Guests:   Mark Barnes    Mark Barnes is a longtime educator, bestselling author, Founder of Times 10 Publications and the creator of the Hack Learning Series. Mark is the author of six education books, including Assessment 3.0, Role Reversal (a 2013 Best Professional Book), and two books in Corwin’s Connected Educators Series. Mark co-authored Hack Learning’s Flagship Book: Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School. Reaching nearly 5 million people every month on Twitter, @markbarnes19 is one of education’s most recognizable engagers on social media. Mark also owns and operates Brilliant or Insane–a Teach100 Top 25 education blog. You can listen to Mark weekly on the Hack Learning Podcast.     Joe Sanfelippo   Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin. He is a US Department of Education Future Ready Superintendent and two-time Bammy Award Finalist for Superintendent of the Year. Joe is co-author of the forthcoming Hacking Leadership (Book 5 in the popular Hack Learning Series) and co-author of The Power of Branding and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age. Joe has attended a Leadership Summit at the White House and has been a featured speaker in multiple states in the areas of Advancing the Use of Social Media in School Districts, Creating a Culture of Yes, Professional Growth for Staff, and Organizational and Systems Change. He is also the co-host of the Bammy-nominated Successful Schools Podcast.   Tony Sinanis   Dr. Tony Sinanis is a Lead Learner at National Blue Ribbon School Cantiague Elementary in Jericho, New York. He is co-author of the forthcoming Hacking Leadership (Book 5 in the popular Hack Learning Series) andThe Power of Branding and Principal Professional Development (Corwin Press). Tony is the 2014 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year and the 2013 Bammy Awards’ National Elementary School Principal of the Year. As part of his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Tony explored the relationship between active participation on Twitter and the professional development of principals. @TonySinanis is the founder and co-moderator of #NYedchat. Tony also co-hosts the Successful Schools podcast with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. Most important, Tony is a proud dad to Paul.   About The Goin' Digital Show   The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.   About Dr. Greg Goins   Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.   As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the I


19 Mar 2016

Rank #4

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Reimagined Schools - GD13

What if our K-12 schools could look more like a Starbucks, Barnes & Noble or even the Apple Store? In this episode, advocates for reimagined schools talk about achieving those goals through flexible seating and creative learning spaces, while also offering tips to create innovative school design for 21st century learners. It's time to eliminate the traditional model of boring, uninspired school spaces as we shift our focus to creating Future Ready Schools.   Guests:   Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and Project Lead the Way Lead Teacher in West Fargo, North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. In August, she began her 8th year of teaching 2nd grade. She 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 is a technology enthusiast, and she works as an educational consultant for several school districts. She frequently travels around the United States to speak at educational conferences. Kayla is a highly connected educator, and her classroom Twitter account (@tweetingtopdogs) and Instagram account (@topdogkids) have allowed her students to learn virtually with hundreds of classrooms and experts from all over the world. She is highly sought after by educational and technology companies to preview and review their products, and she sits on several boards of educational companies. She is in the beginning stages of authoring her first book for educators based on best 21st century teaching practices for digital natives, due to be published in December 2016.     Jason Markusen is an Elementary School Principal in West Fargo, ND. He has both his Master’s and Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership. He started working in the education field in 1998 and has worked in all facets of education from coaching, to para professional, to classroom teacher, and administrator from kindergarten through college. Along the way, Jason has worked in districts ranging from 98% diversity and high poverty rates to more affluent demographics with each affording unique challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. Jason most recently presented at the North Dakota Health Summit in Fargo, ND and received the Dakota Medical Foundation Star Award for bold vision and pioneering efforts in working to transform the health and wellness culture for children. Jason is always looking at proactive and innovative approaches to working with kids and believes in a growth/innovative mindset. Jason is connected via both a personal Twitter account (@JMarkusen) and school Twitter account (@Legacy2gether). Jason also produces a school blog: (http://legacyelementary.blogspot.com). This blog serves as a hub for all of Legacy Elementary to connect not only with each other, but also the rest of the world through blog posts he writes, videos produced at Legacy Elementary, teacher Twitter accounts, blog sites and more. A quote that helps give a better understanding of Jason’s mindset is as follows: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”     Jay Thomas is in his 7th year as principal at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Previously, he was the principal at South Lenoir High School in Kinston, North Carolina, and an administrator at Landstown High School and Technology Academy in Virginia Beach. He was born in wild, wonderful Wheeling, West Virginia and is married to his beautiful wife Cherie, a French teacher at Henley Middle School. The couple has 8 year-old triplets in 2nd grade at Baker-Butler Elementary. You can follow Jay on Twitter at @jaypthomas.   About The Goin' Digital Show   The Goin' Digital

1hr 4mins

5 Mar 2016

Rank #5

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GD12 - Lessons On Leadership

In this episode, leadership experts representing education and the business sector share ideas and best leadership practices for school success. Listen to proven leaders discuss new challenges for 21st century leaders, the importance of building relationships and trust within organizations and how working with a leadership coach can improve confidence and greater success in a leadership position.    Guests:   Harvey Alvy served as a practicing principal for 14 years in both elementary and secondary schools.  Harvey’s international experiences included the American School in Kinshasa, Zaire, the American International School in Israel, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India, and Singapore American School. He was selected as a NAESP National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools, and is a founding member of the Principals’ Training Center for International Schools.  In 2004 Harvey received the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence.  He has co-authored, with Pam Robbins, Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success (ASCD), The Principal’s Companion (4th Ed, Corwin Press), The New Principal’s Fieldbook: Strategies for Success (ASCD), and If I Only Knew: Success Strategies for Navigating the Principalship (Corwin Press).  With Dr. Jane Liu, Harvey co-authored a Mandarin only book for Chinese school principals, The Principal Management Handbook: The American Principal’s Approach to Successful Administration.  He has conducted presentations, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of principalship topics, especially related to new principals, and on the leadership of Abraham Lincoln.  Harvey is Professor Emeritus at EWU where he held the William C. Shreeve Endowed Professorship in Educational Leadership.      Dan Forbes is an Leadership and Executive Coach who is in the possibility business, helping clients create the future they really want both personally and professionally. He is a Certified Executive Coach by the Center for Executive Coaching and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is founder of the #LeadWithGiants Community on Social Media and the #LeadWithGiants Tweetchat. Before Coaching, Dan was a Minister/Counselor, a Real Estate Brokerage owner, and a Financial Advisor at a Fortune 15 Company. He is uniquely suited to work with leaders, business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and lives in Austin, Texas.   Marceta Reilly is a leadership coach who believes the “coach approach” to leadership is a vital skill for 21st century leaders. Her passion is developing leaders and organizational cultures that inspire the human spirit.   She is a co-author of two books about coaching conversations and helps individuals and teams get clearer about what they want, more confident about how they “show up” in their work, and develop collaborative working relationships.   Most of Marceta’s career has been in public education as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent. After 34 years at the K-12 level, she became a faculty member and researcher at the University of Kansas, and a founding member of the nonprofit, Coaching For Results,Inc. She has been coaching since 2001 and now has her own company, Reilly & Associates, in which she helps people get the results they want.   Marceta has a PhD in educational administration, received coach training from Breakthrough Enterprises, and earned Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification from the International Coach Federation in 2007.   About The Goin' Digital Show   The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in sout

1hr 4mins

18 Feb 2016

Rank #6

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GD11 - Digital Learning for Innovative Schools

Live on February 2, 2016    In this episode, tech-savvy school leaders share their success as they work toward creating model schools of innovation through non-traditional instructional strategies, digital learning initiatives and creative college and career readiness opportunities for today's digital learners.     Guests:   Tim Bobrowski   Tim Bobrowski has been Superintendent of Owsley County schools since 2011, but he has worked in the district in varying capacities all but five of his twenty five years in public education. He has served as a classroom teacher, coach, principal, and central office administrator during his tenure as an educator.   Bobrowski learned team work and credits the work of his staff in any and all initiatives within the district. He highly values education with an impetuous on preparing students for college and career readiness and learned service to his community early in life and highly values the relationships that are built on coordinating new initiatives. These initiatives include; Farm to Cafeteria program, Virtual School, Early College Option for high school students, Non-Traditional Instructional days, developed a 24/7 Anytime anywhere digital learning plan, sustains a district 1:1 initiative and expanding students ability to take devices home with them in our district involving community members.   He completed a doctorate in Education Leadership (EdD) from Morehead State University in Kentucky in May 2013 where his research was focused on asynchronous learning methodologies and its impact on student achievement.   Bobby Dodd   Bobby Dodd is the high school principal at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Ohio.  He earned four degrees before determining what he wanted to do with his life...dedicate it to helping people.  Dodd’s passion for helping others lead him to create new opportunities for students and staff such as digital academies, college summer camps, fabrication laboratories, Early College High School, and personalized learning environments.   As an educator, Dodd actively communicates, collaborates and connects with stakeholders to help his school and the education field. He has received awards for his contributions as a connected educator, including the 2016 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year award.  Dodd continues to assist others in the education field by presenting at the local, state and national levels. Dodd is a co-moderator of #ohedchat, co-founder of EdCampLeader Columbus, and hosts a blog on educational leadership and effective instructional methods.  Dodd resides in Blacklick, outside of Columbus, with his loving wife, three daughters, and schnauzer “Buzz.”    Chris Gaines   Chris Gaines began his career in education as a math/science teacher, basketball coach, and bus driver before serving as a high school principal.  He is in his 15th year as a superintendent in Missouri and has had success in implementing digital conversions and 1:1 technology in various settings. Gaines is in his first year as superintendent of the Mehlville School District in the St. Louis area and will open the region's very first School of Innovation in 2017-2018.   Jerri Kemble   Jerri Kemble’s career spans over 30 years in education. She began her career as a middle school teacher in 1986.  She went on to become a school counselor and was  honored as the 2003 Kansas Counselor of the Year.  In 2004 Kemble entered administration serving as an elementary, middle and high school principal.  Jerri began her superintendent career in 2007 as not only the superintendent, but also as the K-12 principal and the creator of the Kansas Online Learning Program in a small rural  school district serving 360 students. This pioneering spirit teamed with Superintendent Kemble’s “out-of-the-box” thinking and creativity landed her at a White Ho

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5 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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GD9 - Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Live on November 10, 2015 Transforming public education in the 21st century begins with school leadership and culminates with a growth mindset that elevates teaching and learning in student-centered classrooms. In this episode, school leaders discuss the Future Ready Schools initiative that was launched by The Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization in cooperation with the US Department of Education. Guests: Jimmy Casas is in his 21st year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder & Co-Moderator of #IAedchat, moderating the on-line discussion chat every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. & p.m. CST. Finally, he recently co-authored a book with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul entitled, “What Connected Educators Do Differently.” Thomas C. Murray serves as the state and district digital learning director for the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement digital learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day. Murray was recently named the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences at the 2015 Bammy Awards. Scott Rocco is a Superintendent in a suburban school district in New Jersey, adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey, instructor in the NJEXCEL program, presenter, co-founder/co-moderator of #Satchat and #ASuperDay on Twitter. Scott presents on the use of social media for educators, school safety, marketing yourself, and various leadership topics. He is dedicated to positively and productively engaging educators in a dialogue that improves student learning, enhances instruction, and creates effective learning environments for all who attend and work in schools. Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottRRocco or contact him atscottrocco@gmail.com.   About The Goin' Digital Show: The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.  

1hr 2mins

2 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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GD7 - The Innovative School Leader

Are you a digital leader? In this episode, innovative school leaders share their tips and tricks to enhance communications through the use of video, blogs and podcasting to promote school success and create stronger community connections.   Guests:   Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal in Minnesota.  An innovative administrator, Brad has pioneered efforts to transform pedagogy to reflect best practices in a digital age.  Brad is a TEDx and keynote speaker and author who exudes a passion for leadership that is palpable. Brad won the national Digital Innovation in Learning award from EdSurge and Digital Promise in 2015.  He was an Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Award Finalist in the category of Elementary School Principal.  His blog, Adjusting Course, was recognized with an Editor’s Choice Content Award in 2015 by Smartbrief Education.  It was also named as a “Must-Read” K-12 blog by EdTech Magazine.  The blog was recognized as a finalist for Best Administrator Blog by the EduBlog Awards the past two years. Brad earned his Doctoral degree at Bethel University where his research focused on leading innovative professional development.  You can connect with him on Twitter via @GustafsonBrad   Amber Teamann currently serves as the principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie, Texas. Previously, Amber served as a Title I Technology Facilitator and fourth grade teacher. As a Tech Director, Amber provided oversight for 17 different campuses and was responsible for helping staff and students navigate their digital abilities and responsibilities. Amber speaks at numerous conference, both locally and nationally, and has presented at ISTE, ASCD, and Learning Forward. In 2013, Amber worked with George Couros to develop and curate leadership with the “School Admin Virtual Mentoring Project”, which connected over 400 educators worldwide in a digital space that nurtured and cultivated leadership. In 2015, she had the opportunity to speak in Washington DC about how crucial is it for today’s educators to become strong models of digital leadership. In addition to blogging for Connected Principals, she is a firm believer in modeling a digital footprint. Amber’s educational philosophy and digital portfolio can be found at  Love, Learn, Lead or on twitter, @8amber8.   Michael Berry serves as the principal of Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont. Michael grew up in Gouverneur, New York and attended Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont where he received a degree in Children’s Literature and Elementary Education. He taught second grade and kindergarten in East Montpelier, Vermont for eight years before earning a Masters degree in Educational Leadership at Union Institute and University at Vermont College. Michael began his administrative career as the principal at Underhill Central School for three years. Michael lives in central Vermont with his wife, two daughters, a dog and one very grumpy cat. He is a regular contributor and host of the RESVT Podcast and the MMMUSD Education Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @principalberry.   About The Goin' Digital Show: The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

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12 Jan 2016

Rank #9

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GD6 - Kids Deserve Our Very Best

What can we do to create a “kids first” school culture? In this episode, school leaders challenge the status quo of traditional thinking and advocate for a more student-centered environment that gives kids a voice in their own school experience.    Guests: Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Principal and the 2014 Award Winner for Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, 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 author of children’s book “Spruce & Lucy” and the co-author of the Award Winning Book, “Flipping 2.0”.  He is also the co-host of the popular education podcast series “EduAllStars”. Adam Welcome is the Principal of Montair Elementary School in Danville, CA. He is a marathon runner, a workshop fan, and a husband and father to two children.  He serves on the Remind Advisory Board and is the ASCA Principal of the Year.  Adam is also the co-host of the podcast series "Kids Deserve It". Brad is about to start his third year as superintendent of Warren ISD in Warren, TX. Prior to becoming superintendent, Brad was an elementary principal for six years and junior high principal for one year as well as an assistant superintendent for two years. He recently began his 22nd year in education. Brad was also a finalist for 2015 TCEA Superintendent of the Year. He is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and the impact of positive culture on student growth.   About The Goin' Digital Show: The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.


12 Jan 2016

Rank #10