3Ps in a Pod

3Ps in a Pod

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Being an educator in the 21st century is indescribably complex. There’s a constant pressure to meet standards and help students achieve, but there’s also a need to allow learners to color outside the lines in an effort to prompt creativity. The Arizona K12 Center believes effective teaching and learning is grounded in quality teacher development and teacher leadership. To support educators along the continuum, the Center developed “3Ps in a Pod” to further dissect practice, policy, and passion in the field of education. Voiced by the organization’s Professional Learning Directors and Associate Director of Programs, Danielle Brown, Donnie Dicus, Mary Field, and Angelia Ebner, “3Ps in a Pod” will feature numerous guests with ideas, perspectives, and stories relevant to what educators do both in and out of the classroom. This is a conversation, not a lecture. Ditch your notebook, but be ready to share. There’s no need to cram for a pop quiz, but we hope you’ll pledge to be a lifelong learner.
S3 Episode 8: How Education Disrupts Poverty and Teachers Impact Lives
May 10 • 30 min
What better time to talk about the power of teachers than during Teacher Appreciation Week 2018? Today, Jaime Casap, the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, chats with Danielle and Mary about what it was like being raised as a first-generation…
S3 Episode 7: Testing, Evaluations, and Budgets (Oh My!)
May 3 • 34 min
In education, the words “testing, evaluations, and budgets” might cause you to shudder. Fortunately, Chris Kotterman schools us on what each looks like in the context of Arizona’s K-12 education system. Listen, as our hosts, Angelia and Donnie,…
S3 Episode 6: Beth Lewis on Save Our Schools Arizona
Apr 26 • 29 min
Arizona educators are organizing and mobilizing. The Grand Canyon state is now known for having the lowest teacher pay in the nation and questionable public-school funding. Save Our Schools (SOS) Arizona is an organization created to communicate the…
S3 Episode 5: Taking Math Beyond the Answers
Apr 19 • 27 min
Are your students giving high fives and fist pumping after solving a word problem? They should be! As teachers, can we make math more engaging. Dr. Mike Flynn is with us on “3Ps in a Pod” to share how we can help students see a real-life situation…
S3 Episode 4: Equity in Montessori
Apr 12 • 26 min
School choice is hot topic, especially in Arizona. Today, Mary and Donnie talk about students’ diverse needs and learning styles, and how that relates to equity. Mary reminds us that individuals don’t need to travel to an entirely different school…
S3 Episode 3: Making Math Playful
Apr 5 • 22 min
Playful and dirty probably aren’t adjectives that come to mind when you say math out loud. However, today’s “3Ps in a Pod” guest, John San Giovanni, says we need to freshen up the way students approach the subject. Regardless of who you are…
S3 Episode 2: Equity Through Inclusion
Mar 29 • 19 min
The effort put forth by teachers to make educational equity a reality for students can be seen in actions, both big and small. Jesse Delgado is a special education mentor in the Tolleson Union High School District where he trains and coaches teachers…
S3 Episode 1: Truth Behind Teacher Salary
Mar 22 • 33 min
Welcome to season three of “3Ps in a Pod!” Today’s hosts, Donnie and Mary, discuss a fiery topic—teacher salary. Educator pay pushes beyond classroom walls and barrels into teachers’ personal lives. Whether there is a comma on your paystub…
S2 Episode 8: Leading from the Classroom Through FIT Teaching
Mar 1 • 25 min
You’ve been there, right? You’re sitting, fully engaged, in an extraordinary professional learning opportunity. You feel the teacher high and are linking concepts to your current classroom practices. The synapses in your brain are connecting at…
S2 Episode 7: To Be Informed Is To Be Empowered
Feb 22 • 29 min
Do you feel like staying up-to-date on policy in the profession is similar to drinking from a fire hose? Today’s hosts, Angelia and Danielle, admit that while life is so much about the hustle, it’s important to find the time to be informed…
S2 Episode 6: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: The Power of New Teacher Support
Feb 15 • 29 min
The term “master teacher” can mean a multitude of things to a variety of people. Today, Danielle and Mary define the term according the standards of the Arizona K12 Center. The duo hears from Ellen Moir, the Chief Executive Officer of the New…
S2 Episode 5: No Such Thing as a Math Gene
Feb 8 • 34 min
Have you ever encountered a person with an aversion toward mathematics? Get ready to rewrite your math autobiography with the Director of Teaching and Learning from the Buckeye Elementary School District and past Chief Learning Officer for the Rodel…
S2 Episode 4: Online Learning Environments with Tony Vincent
Feb 1 • 29 min
If technology gets you in a tizzy, you’ll come to admire (and maybe envy) our guest. Tony Vincent has been a friend of the Arizona K12 Center for nearly 15 years, and his self-proclaimed, geeky obsession with technology and immeasurable expertise…
S2 Episode 3: How English Learner Policy and Practice Collide with Kate Wright
Jan 25 • 37 min
Today, we dive into the policy behind English learners in the state. The Arizona Department of Education’s Deputy Associate Superintendent for the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), Kate Wright, talks about the importance being…
S2 Episode 2: To Learn is to Struggle
Jan 18 • 32 min
Although you’re only a few weeks into the semester, you might feel like you’ve been at it again for months. Stop going through the motions and rekindle your purpose in the classroom with focus and intentionality. Today’s “3Ps in a Pod” guest…
S2 Episode 1: National Board Certification for Today’s Educators
Jan 11 • 40 min
“3Ps in a Pod” is back in session! Thanks for joining us for the start season two. Today, Angelia and Donnie chat with Amber Parker from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This week, the National Board honors 5,470 new and…
S1 Episode 7: Power of Educator Self-Care
Dec 21, 2017 • 26 min
Thanks for joining us for the season finale of “3Ps in a Pod.” While we’re guessing you’re in need of rest and relaxation during winter break, we’re positive your heart, mind, and soul will feel refreshed after listening to today’s guest….
S1 Episode 6: Restorative Justice Transforming our Schools
Dec 18, 2017 • 30 min
Thanks for joining us for the bonus episode of our first season. We’re thrilled to have Elma Dzanic in the “3Ps in a Pod” studio to discuss restorative justice practices in the Phoenix Union High School District. We first explored this…
S1 Episode 5: Holidays in the Classroom
Dec 14, 2017 • 25 min
Holidays in the classroom can look and feel different for everyone. What might be a jolly season for some, may leave others feeling confused, excluded, and undervalued. Listen, as we discuss the importance of inclusive and thoughtful classroom…
S1 Episode 4: Arizona’s School Letter Grades
Dec 7, 2017 • 22 min
Students aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting their grades — schools are too. State law requires all Arizona district and charter schools be assessed and given a letter grade by the Department of Education. This week, “3Ps in a Pod” hosts,…
S1 Episode 3: Restorative Practice
Nov 30, 2017 • 23 min
Let’s talk about the importance of building strong relationships in education. First, Mary and Angelia share their best tactics for making classrooms like a second home for learners. Next, they interview Dr. Dominique Smith, a leading expert on the…
S1 Episode 2: Teacher Voice
Nov 22, 2017 • 30 min
Welcome back to “3Ps in a Pod,” a podcast by the Arizona K12 Center. As we chat about Practice, Policy, and Passion, two of our four co-hosts, Angelia Ebner and Donnie Dicus, interview Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Josh Meibos. Together,…
S1 Episode 1: Teacher Leadership
Nov 15, 2017 • 31 min
And we’re live! Welcome to “3Ps in a Pod,” a podcast by the Arizona K12 Center. Together, we’ll talk Practice, Policy, and Passion, as it pertains to the 21st-century educator. In this first episode, we introduce two of our four co-hosts, Mary…
Meet Mary
Nov 12, 2017 • 1 min
Meet National Board Certified Teacher, Mary Field, one of the voices behind our new podcast. As a Professional Learning Director for the Arizona K12 Center, Mary connects with educators and experts to create a sense of purposeful and professional…
Meet Donnie
Nov 11, 2017 • 1 min
Let us introduce you to National Board Certified Teacher, Donnie Dicus. As one of the Professional Learning Directors for the Arizona K12 Center and a co-host of “3Ps in a Pod,” the former elementary teacher looks forward to chatting with you…
Meet Danielle
Nov 10, 2017 • 1 min
Meet National Board Certified Teacher Danielle Brown, one of our “3Ps in a Pod” hosts. As a Professional Learning Director for the Arizona K12 Center, Danielle rallies those around her to strategically engage in conversations that will drive…
Meet Angelia
Nov 9, 2017 • 1 min
Meet one of our “3Ps in a Pod” hosts, Angelia Ebner. As a National Board Certified Teacher and the Associate Director of Programs for the Arizona K12 Center, Angelia works to bring education experts to our state in an effort to inspire and…