Teaching Learning Leading K-12
David Miletto Explains His Book Images of an Idea Lost  - 322

David Miletto Explains His Book Images of an Idea Lost - 322

October 29, 2020

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David Miletto explains his book - Images of an Idea Lost. This is episode 322 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

 

You may remember that over the last year I published a 4 part series with David Miletto - episodes 266, 271, 277, and 280.  We talked about Italian heritage, life in and around Chicago, growing up in the late 50s, 60’s and early 1970s, he shared some family stories and we talked about his art work. Toward the end of the last part - episode 280...he was getting close to publishing his book. 

David is an incredible cook, lover of life, artist and now an author. His book Images of an Idea Lost (available on Apple Books and KOBO) 
Here is the description of Images of an Idea Lost:

The beautiful July morning,
when he first saw beauty descend the staircase,
had become a distant memory.
Then on a December evening,
as he began to write a letter to her, 
the phone rang.
 
Images of an Idea Lost is the true story
of Lynda and David’s twenty-five year relationship.
The passion and the depth of their bond
was born in the threshold of a dream, 
in the bright sunshine of that July day.
 
But it is a story that is veiled in a mystery, 
for it would become a tragedy
that would have made the ancient Greeks cry.
 
 
You can learn more about David, his book and his artwork at www.davidmiletto.com .

Lots to learn today!

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Connect with David:

www.davidmiletto.com

dgmiletto@gmail.com

davidTWR@hotmail.com

847-867-1876

 

Length - 54:15

Bob Lenz & Laureen Adams: PBLWorks, Project Based Learning, and Overcoming the COVID Slide - 321

Bob Lenz & Laureen Adams: PBLWorks, Project Based Learning, and Overcoming the COVID Slide - 321

October 26, 2020

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Bob Lenz & Laureen Adams talk with me about PBLWorks, Project Based Learning, and Overcoming the COVID Slide. This is episode 321 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Bob Lenz:

Bob became CEO of PBLWorks on June 1, 2015. Before taking the helm at PBLWorks, he was the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation until 2015. Under Bob’s leadership, Envision Education put into practice a highly successful redesign model that has opened a path to college and college retention for underserved urban students at Envision’s three Bay Area arts and technology high schools.

He is recognized nationally as a leader in high school redesign, Project Based Learning, 21st century skills education, and performance assessment. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has recognized Bob as a Senior Deeper Learning Fellow. He is the author of Transforming Schools: Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment and Common Core Standards, recently published by Jossey-Bass Wiley. 

Bob was the first in his family to receive a four-year college degree, obtaining a BA from St. Mary’s College and an MA in education from San Francisco State University. When he is not spending time with his family in San Rafael, CA, he is stand-up paddling, riding his bike, and playing rugby.

 

Laureen Adams:

Laureen is the Curriculum and Project Manager at PBLWorks.

Laureen began her teaching career as a New York City Teaching Fellow where she worked at a South Bronx middle school teaching 7-8 English and Social Studies.  By her third year teaching, she became a founding teacher in a small school when the middle school building split.  It was there that she learned about Project Based Learning and began working with the leadership team to develop PBL curriculum for the English department.  After several years in New York, she moved to Oakland, CA and started working as a high school English teacher with Envision Schools. Laureen taught English (9-12) and served as a Lead Teacher. 

Laureen received B.A.s in African/African American Studies and English from UC Davis. She earned a M.S. in English Education from Lehman College (CUNY). She also earned a Master of Arts in Education and a Ph.D in Education with an emphasis on Teaching, Learning, and Culture and an Africana Studies Certificate from Claremont Graduate University. 

Lots to learn today.

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Connect and Learn More:

https://www.pblworks.org/

https://www.pblworks.org/for-families

https://www.pblworks.org/author/bob-lenz

https://www.pblworks.org/author/laureen-adams

https://www.facebook.com/PBLWorks/

https://www.instagram.com/pblworks/

https://twitter.com/pblworks

Length - 40:13

Rick Wormeli: Assessment, Retakes & Redo’s, Summarization, Metaphors & Analogies, and Grading Practices - 320

Rick Wormeli: Assessment, Retakes & Redo’s, Summarization, Metaphors & Analogies, and Grading Practices - 320

October 22, 2020

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Rick Wormeli talks with me about assessment, the importance of using retakes & redo's, the power of summarization, why you should use metaphors & analogies, and grading practices that work. This is episode 320 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. 

Rick's work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC's Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Matthews, National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and the Washington Post. 

He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine and a frequent contributor to ASCD's Education Leadership magazine. 

He is the author of the award-winning book Meet Me in the Middle as well as the best-selling books Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom (Second Edition), Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, and Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, all five from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject: 60 Innovative and Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning and  The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I Learned about Teaching Along the Way, both published by ASCD.

With his substantive presentations, sense of humor and unconventional approaches, he has been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and at the White House. 

He is a seasoned veteran of many international webcasts, and he is Disney's American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation. 

He won the 2008 James P. Garvin award from the New England League of Middle Schools for Teaching Excellence, Service and Leadership, and he has been a consultant for National Public Radio, USA Today, Court TV and the Smithsonian Institution's Natural Partners Program and their search for the giant squid. 

Rick lives in Herndon, Virginia, with his wife, Kelly, and both are proud of recently launching the last of their children into adulthood. 

With the kids' college years now behind them, Rick and Kelly are now eagerly spending their childrens' inheritance while Rick works on his first young adult fiction novel and a new book on changing the culture of a school for ethical grading practices.

Lots to learn today!

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Enjoy!

Connect and Learn More:

https://www.rickwormeli.com/

Fair isn’t Always Equal, 2nd Ed

Fair Isn’t Always Equal, 2nd Ed (Amazon)

Summarization in Any Subject: 60 Innovative, Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning, 2nd Edition

Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12

Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject

rick@rickwormeli.onmicrosoft.com

@rickwormeli2 - Twitter

Length - 01:15:21

Maka Kartheiser - A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant - 319

Maka Kartheiser - A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant - 319

October 19, 2020

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Maka Kartheiser talks about her book - A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant. This is episode 319 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

A child of the dark years of the Soviet Union, Maka Kartheiser came to America in the 1990s. By 2004, she made the USA her permanent home and relocated her three boys to Chicago. For many years she felt torn between two continents seemingly worlds apart. 

How did she find her sense of place and purpose? What did she come to love about America? How does she find comfort in memories of the unique culture of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia?

Maka invites us into her life, to love, cry, fear, and hope alongside her in a new, poignant and touching book, 

A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant. 

It’s her fourth book, and it reveals life in the Soviet Union and America through the eyes of a courageous and inspiring woman.

Lots to learn today!

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Connect and Learn More:

https://www.makakartheiser.com/

https://www.facebook.com/asouldividedbook/

https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Divided-Memoir-Modern-Emigrant/dp/1548483281/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Length - 38:33

 

Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities - 318

Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities - 318

October 15, 2020

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Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities. This is episode 318 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

By the way...check out this great give away....

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Cynthia Long is a Nationally Certified Interpreter and founder of Sign Baby Sign.

Cynthia has extensive experience homeschooling and interpreting in the classroom settings at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels and is dedicated to providing ASL teaching resources to schools and families across the US. 

After years of working in the education system, Cynthia questioned where the resources for teaching sign language were.  She could find the ABCs and numbers 1-10, but teachers needed more than that for their students to be successful.

Cynthia decided to make it happen. ASL Teaching Resources was created as the answer.

All of the ASL resources available on Cynthia’s website were developed from years of experience in educational systems as a Nationally Certified Interpreter.

ASL Teaching Resources has hundreds of sign resources to use to teach hearing, deaf, and special needs children.

Check out this great give away...

Free gift to everyone. Pick out your own ASL Lesson Plan Book with coupon code: ASLBOOK

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Thanks for listening.

Lots to learn today!

Don't forget to share and subscribe...

Enjoy!

Connect and Learn More:

https://aslteachingresources.com/

https://aslteachingresources.com/podcasts/

https://aslteachingresources.com/product-category/asl-online-courses/

https://twitter.com/signbabysign2me

https://www.facebook.com/signbabysign

ASL YouTube Channel

ASL Pinterest Page

ASL Instagram Page

Length - 33:31

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