Transforming Learning by CBD

Transforming Learning by CBD

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Communications by Design (CBD) is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting teachers’ efforts to transform teaching and learning. This podcast is hosted by our team of instructional and technology integration coaches. Find more and connect with us immediately at cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu (you can even talk to a coach live via our virtual coaching office!).


085: Going Gradeless…and It’s Working! with Becky Malaski and Liz Stark
May 6 • 37 min
Laingsburg, Michigan teachers Becky Malaski and Liz Stark were tired of the “grading game” and wondered if their students’ grades really reflected their learning. So, they ditched grades! Now, students work harder than they ever have and are focused on…
084: Leveled Assessments with Maggie Edison
Apr 29 • 20 min
Maggie Edison teaches high school math in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. She became frustrated when students would leave questions on assessments blank when she knew they had at least some knowledge of the concept. From this, her differentiated, leveled…
083: Transforming School Culture with Dr. Christina Podraza
Apr 22 • 27 min
How do we tell the story of the great things happening in our classrooms? Dr. Christina Podraza, an assistant principal in Elmhurst, Illinois, shares how she celebrates teachers and students with the world beyond the school doors while building a…
082: The Student Internship Experience with Tasha Candela
Apr 15 • 24 min
Tasha Candela ([email protected] and @bethetigger) started a student internship program at Lake Shore High School four years ago with just three students. Since then, the program has grown to 56 participants, connecting students with businesses in the…
081: Teaching STEM through Design with Mike Budziak
Apr 8 • 14 min
Michael Budziak is a K-5 STEM teacher in Gibraltar, Michigan. He shares the process he uses to foster design, engineering, technology, and problem-solving skills in his students through creative, hands-on projects that connect with the content being…
080: Create a Classroom Makerspace! with Dayna Cantu
Apr 1 • 12 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message. (Or email us at [email protected])* You first heard Dayna…
079: Genius Hour with Megan Scalise
Mar 25 • 17 min
Megan Scalise is a 4th grade teacher in Gibraltar, Michigan who implements genius hour with her students. She and her students share the what, how, and why of genius hour, plus the challenges and successes they’ve experienced. Get in touch with Megan on…
078: Deeper Learning in a Workshop Model with Nick DeNault
Mar 18 • 23 min
Nick DeNault teaches math at Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. In this episode, he talks with Erik about how he has shifted students’ focus from getting the correct answer to asking thoughtful questions and having meaningful dialogue.…
077: Socratic Seminar with David Vermeulen
Mar 11 • 20 min
David Vermeulen teaches middle school social studies in Montague Area Public Schools—you will remember him from episode 63 on self-paced instruction. In this episode, he shared how he implements Socratic Seminars with middle school students, fostering…
076: What’s Next in EdTech with Richard Byrne
Mar 4 • 30 min
Richard Byrne is a successful edtech blogger at freetech4teachers.com. In this episode, he shares his story and philosophy of educational technology, the biggest changes he’s seen in his 12 years of blogging, and what he thinks could be the next big thing…
075: Making Online PD Successful with Scott Ely
Feb 25 • 22 min
Scott Ely, Curriculum Director at Spring Lake Public Schools, shares how he provides choice, flexibility and unique collaboration opportunities for his teachers through online professional development. Connect with Scott via email at…
074: Student-driven PBL in Santiago, Chile with Joe VanderZee
Feb 18 • 18 min
Joe VanderZee is a teacher in Santiago, Chile. He shares some differences between the U.S. and Chilean educational systems and his experiences with student-driven, interdisciplinary project-based learning. Connect with Joe on Twitter @javanderzee or…
073: Student-Led Harkness Discussions with Deb Mertz
Feb 11 • 31 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Yes, deeper learning through discussion is possible in math!…
072: Learning First, Technology Second with author Liz Kolb
Feb 4 • 43 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at the University of…
071: The Power of Coaching with Julie Hoehing
Jan 28 • 14 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Julie Hoehing teachers a 3-4 split class in Lake Shore Public…
070: Living Student-Centered with Dayna Cantu
Jan 21 • 16 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Dayna Cantu is a 5th grade teacher in Delton Kellogg Schools.…
069: Rethinking Education w/ Melody Arabo, 2014-15 MTOY
Jan 14 • 17 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Melody Arabo is the 2014-15 Michigan Teacher of the Year, a…
068: Community Engagement Makes it Real w/ Carrie Moeggenberg
Jan 7 • 14 min
*Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by sharing a challenge from your classroom (there’s a chance we will feature it on an upcoming episode!). Call 616-965-6606 and leave us a message.* Carrie Moeggenberg is an instructional coach with Ludington…
067: Ideas to Transform Music Education w/ Jeff West
Dec 31, 2018 • 15 min
Jeff West is a blogger, podcaster, and band teacher with Lake Shore Public Schools. Erik caught up with Jeff to ask how technology influences music education, and their conversation produced a number of insights applicable to any content area. To follow…
066: Leading by Modeling w/ Pat Donohue
Dec 24, 2018 • 16 min
You heard Pat Donohue in episode 60 ( https://anchor.fm/cbdpodcast/episodes/060-Standards-Based-Grading-w-Pat-Donohue-e2jlfu ) where he discussed Standards-Based Grading. Clearly an administrator who willingly embraces change, Pat talks with Erik in this…
065: Train Students’ Attention through Mindfulness with Cheryl Blackington
Dec 17, 2018 • 23 min
Mindfulness is a topic of conversations in many aspects of society today. In the classroom, the idea of mindful students holds great appeal (for all stakeholders!). As a retired teacher of nearly 40 years, Cheryl Blackington continues to work in education…
064: Do your students design the school lunch menu? w/ Jen Rowe
Dec 10, 2018 • 19 min
Jen Rowe ( [email protected] ) teaches family consumer sciences in Ludington Area Schools. Taking authenticity seriously, Jen and her students embarked on a PBL unit in conjunction with the school food service department to redesign the menu. Listen to Pete…
063: Self-Paced Instruction w/ David Vermeulen
Dec 3, 2018 • 14 min
David Vermeulen ( [email protected] ) teaches middle school in Montague Area Public Schools. Erik and David discuss his efforts to teach in a classroom familiar to most teachers: some students are highly capable and progressing rapidly while others…
062: 5 Key Beliefs and Student Motivation w/ Dave Stuart Jr.
Nov 28, 2018 • 47 min
(Subscribe to our monthly digest! http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) You heard him on episode 34 discussing his most recent book, These 6 Things ( anchor.fm/cbdpodcast/episodes/034-These-6-Things-with-Dave-Stuart—Jr-e1u2i5 ), but for episode 62, Dave Stuart Jr.…
061: How to be a Happier Parent w/ KJ Dell’Antonia
Nov 26, 2018 • 30 min
KJ Dell’Antonia is an author, blogger, and New York Times column editor. For this episode, Pete interviews KJ about her book How to Be a Happier Parent. Their discussion focuses on a few of KJ’s 10 mantras for parents to consider and offers listeners…
060: Standards Based Grading w/ Pat Donohue
Nov 19, 2018 • 21 min
Pat Donohue is the principal at Kennedy Middle School in Lake Shore Public Schools. Erik and Pat discuss the experience of taking an entire building from traditional grading to Standards Based Grading, highlighting some of the challenges and the necessary…
059: Cogen in the Classroom w/ Lis Smith
Nov 12, 2018 • 13 min
(The elevateEDU digest is live! Subscribe before the next issue goes out: http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) Lis Smith shares her journey through cogenerative practices with high school students. Not sure what “cogen” is or how it reflects a true student-centered…
058: Idea Slam! FutureMe, Plickers, Whooos Reading, and More!
Nov 7, 2018 • 12 min
(Did you know we now have a monthly digest? Subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) The latest idea slam from our team of instructional and tech coaches. Pete, Erik, Amy, and Zach discuss several tools and strategies to support teaching and learning.…
057: Growing Teacher Leaders w/ Luke Wilcox, 2017-18 MTOY
Nov 5, 2018 • 43 min
(Don’t miss our monthly digest! http://eepurl.com/dH7LTT ) Luke Wilcox is an accomplished and acclaimed educator, a fact confirmed by receiving the 2017-18 Michigan Teacher of the Year honors. Luke teaches mathematics at East Kentwood High School where he…
056: International Education w/ Kenichi Nozaki
Oct 29, 2018 • 16 min
Kenichi Nozaki is one of those individuals not easily described in a word or phrase. His background includes education, international business, a technology startup… on 4 different continents! Listen to Pete and Kenichi discuss what it’s like to teach all…
055: PBL? Design Thinking? It All Starts with Empathy w/ Jeff Bush and Elaine Stiefel
Oct 22, 2018 • 25 min
Jeff Bush and Elaine Stiefel taught together at the Kent Innovation High School ( studentvoice.kentisd.org/theschool ). During this conversation, Elaine asks Jeff about some of his experiences in the world of Project Based Learning as well as ideas to…
054: Engagement is the Word w/ the ShareMOEdu Podcast Hosts
Oct 16, 2018 • 16 min
Maple Elementary ( twitter.com/maplewarriors ) administrators Dr. Rena Hawkins and Dr. Eric Carlin host ShareMoEdu ( sharemoedu.podomatic.com ) and join Pete to discuss the impact of their podcasting efforts and experiences. Additionally, they share their…
053: The Reading Crisis & Dean Elizabeth Moje’s Unique Perspective
Oct 8, 2018 • 11 min
In episode 44, Pete interviewed Dean Elizabeth Moje of the University of Michigan’s School of Ed. During that conversation, they discussed what Dean Moje labelled “The Reading Crisis.” For this episode, Pete and Erik recap that segment of the interview…
052: Gone Boarding - A HS Class Like No Other w/ Bill Curtis
Oct 3, 2018 • 40 min
Bill Curtis ( [email protected] ) co-founded Gone Boarding ( goneboardingedu.com ) in collaboration with high school students to provide an academic experience that gave students a place to live and learn their passions during the school day.…
051: Ways School Should Look Like Games w/ Randy Fairfield
Oct 1, 2018 • 16 min
Randy Fairfield ( misteredtech.com and twitter.com/randyfairfield ) is an instructional coach from Pasco, Washington. Pete caught up with Randy virtually about some of his latest work and ideas, including his thoughts about lessons teachers and education…
050: Positive Impact Projects w/ Todd Babiasz
Sep 26, 2018 • 13 min
Todd Babiasz joins us once again (see episode 40 on Backchanneling) to talk with Erik about his leadership class and the incredible experience of his students’ positive impact projects. Listen to Todd share with Erik how students are making a difference…
049: The Amazing Culture Race w/ Pam Stuckey
Sep 24, 2018 • 11 min
Pam Stuckey ( [email protected] ) is a seasoned middle school teacher (North Rockford Middle School) who, even 30 years into her career, is constantly innovating and re-invigorating. One example is her Amazing Culture Race activity that draws…
048: Perspective, Community, and Emotion w/ Brian Pickerd
Sep 19, 2018 • 36 min
Brian Pickerd teaches high school world language at Rockford High School and supports the TESOL programs at Cornerstone University. Additionally, Brian authored Scattering Seed in Teaching (learn more at pickerd.com ). For episode 48, Zach and Pete talk…
047: Teach Your Passions w/ Bridget Rieth
Sep 17, 2018 • 13 min
Bridget Rieth teaches 5th grade at Breton Downs Elementary in East Grand Rapids. Along with an army of coworkers, students, and community members, Bridget oversees a literacy experience like none other. In this episode, Pete talks with Bridget about that…
046: Simple Ways to Demonstrate Learning w/ Katie Nethaway
Sep 12, 2018 • 7 min
Katie Nethaway ( [email protected] ) shared about flexible seating on episode 17 of this podcast. For this episode, Zach and Katie continue discussing some of her simple strategies to have students demonstrate learning. Tune in for a few…
045: Differentiating Using Screencasts w/ Garth Trask
Sep 10, 2018 • 11 min
Garth Trask ( twitter.com/garthtraskmi or g[email protected] ) joins us once more, this time to discuss differentiation and screencasting. Listen as Erik and Garth discuss how he utilizes short and simple videos to elevate routines like word…
044: Teacher Training w/ University of Michigan School of Ed Dean Elizabeth Moje
Sep 5, 2018 • 76 min
University of Michigan School of Education Dean Elizabeth Moje joins Pete in a discussion about teacher recruitment and retention and literacy education. Listen as Dean Moje shares about researched and innovative strategies to help better prepare…
043: TL Podcast Recap w/ the CBD Team
Sep 3, 2018 • 12 min
If you are just recently tuning in or have missed some content over the summer, this episode is a great way to catch you up on some of the interesting ideas that teachers have shared! Our team sat town together and discussed some of our favorite concepts…
042: Tech Integration Resources w/ Heather Gauck
Aug 29, 2018 • 12 min
Heather Gauck is a K-3rd grade Resource Teacher in Grand Rapids Public Schools where she focuses heavily on the potential for technology to elevate her students’ experiences. In this episode, CBD’s Pete Grostic talks with Heather about her experiences and…
041: Teaching Leadership Through Projects w/ Carson Ratliff
Aug 27, 2018 • 12 min
Carson Ratliff ( twitter.com/carson_ratliff ) teaches high school English and Leadership at West Michigan Aviation Academy. In this episode, Pete and Carson discuss how he approaches elective courses in a project-based manner, leveraging the freedom in…
040: Give Students Voice by Backchanneling w/ Todd Babiasz
Aug 22, 2018 • 10 min
Todd Babiasz ( twitter.com/mrbabiasz and [email protected] ) teaches social studies at Grand Blanc High School. Erik and Todd discuss one simple yet profound use of Backchannel chats in class to elevate classroom culture as well as learning.…
039: Tips for Teachers: Find Passionate Peers w/ Leah Sajdak
Aug 20, 2018 • 9 min
Leah Sajdak teaches English Language Arts at Sparta Middle School ( [email protected] ). In this episode, CBD’s Elaine and Leah discuss lessons Leah learned in her first two years teaching as well as insights gained by seeking the wisdom of…
038: Wowville (As Cool as It Sounds!) w/ Christina Ostrander
Aug 15, 2018 • 13 min
Christina Ostrander ( twitter.com/costrand16 ) teaches 4th grade at Mason Elementary in Grand Blanc Community Schools. In an effort to make social studies more interesting, Christina conceived Wowville. In short, students construct and operate a city, but…
037: Professional Collaboration Done Better w/ Katie and Dee
Aug 13, 2018 • 10 min
Katie and Dee are both Lakeside Elementary teachers in Muskegon Public Schools. In this episode, Zach talks with Katie and Dee about their thoughts on finding better ways to collaborate effectively and efficiently. For more from our team of instructional…
036: Gamifying 3rd Grade Social Studies with Mark Schlaudt
Aug 8, 2018 • 10 min
Mark Schlaudt ( twitter.com/mschlaudt ) teaches 3rd grade at Roguewood Elementary in Rockford Public Schools. Mark and Erik discuss how a simple gamification process revolutionized the social studies learning for his students. For from our instructional…
035: International Collaboration and More w/ Teresa Perles
Aug 6, 2018 • 9 min
For episode 35, Pete talks with Teresa Perles, a teacher at Alpha and Omega school in Spain. Pete and Teresa first met at an education conference in 2015 where Pete heard Teresa present about some of her strategies. Impressed even years later, we reached…
034: These 6 Things with Dave Stuart, Jr.
Aug 1, 2018 • 61 min
Dave Stuart, Jr. is an author, blogger, presenter, and high school social studies teacher who has devoted himself to fostering, as he describes, long-term flourishing in his students and his readership. In this episode, Pete and Dave discuss his book,…
033: ClassroomScreen, Tour Builders, Gimkit w/ the CBD Team
Jul 30, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, the CBD team slams some interesting ideas for instructional technology. We hope you enjoy a few practical edtech tips! For more or to connect with our instructional coaches, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
032: Collaboration Screens with Marisa Thompson
Jul 25, 2018 • 13 min
Marisa Thompson ( twitter.com/MarisaEThompson ) is an ELA teacher, PD instructor, and presenter in Southern California. Recently, Marisa developed a solution to the constant concern of isolation in a 1:1 technology environment. With her HS students, she…
031: Tips for Changing Routines with Ellen Wiese
Jul 23, 2018 • 8 min
Ellen Wiese teaches special education in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. Working with a CI student population often elevates certain kinds of challenges, and according to Ellen, one such challenge is change. In this episode, Pete talks with Ellen about how…
030: 3 Active Vocabulary Strategies with Jasmine Ramahi
Jul 18, 2018 • 9 min
Jasmine Ramahi teaches world languages at East Kentwood Public Schools. In this episode, Pete talks with Jasmine about the importance of understanding academic vocabulary, and Jasmine shares 3 of her favorite vocabulary strategies for students. For more…
029: GO LIVE! to Share Your Classroom with Garth Trask
Jul 16, 2018 • 10 min
Garth Trask is a highly innovative 1st grade teacher at Jeffers Elementary in Spring Lake, MI. In this episode, Erik talks with Garth about the idea of live broadcasting classroom activities for others to see. All K-12 teachers should hear and consider…
028: Leadership & Education w/ Angie Morgan, NYT bestselling author
Jul 11, 2018 • 39 min
In this extended episode, Pete talks with leadership expert Angie Morgan, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller “Spark” as well as “Lead from the Front” (for more, visit leadstar.us/books ). Angie and Pete discuss how leadership and education…
027: Project-Based Learning for Math with Glenn and Bob
Jul 9, 2018 • 9 min
Glenn Waddell and Bob Quinn ( [email protected] and [email protected] ) work with pre-service teachers at the University of Nevada Reno, supporting math and science teachers and efforts to integrate Project-Based Instruction. In this episode, Zach and Amy talk…
026: Desmos, Guess Who, and HS Math with Mike Dodge
Jul 4, 2018 • 7 min
As a high school math teacher, Mike Dodge ( twitter.com/MrDodgeMath ) has infused technology tools like Desmos in dynamic ways to enhance instruction and build inquiry (often a challenge in a math classroom!). Listen to episode 26 to hear Pete talk with…
025: A 5th Grade Research Project with Dean Meyer
Jul 2, 2018 • 8 min
Dean Meyer ( twitter.com/meyerisland or [email protected] ) teaches 5th grade at Laingsburg Elementary School. He also assists in leading the district technology committee. In this episode, Dean shares some of the activities and strategies…
024: LIVE from #ISTE18! Idea Slam with the CBD Team
Jun 27, 2018 • 15 min
We bring this one to you from the main conference hall at the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago! The CBD team shares insights and reflections about ideas, strategies, or tech tools we discovered through this year’s ISTE experience. Sure, there’s background…
023: Screencasting Lessons & Assessments w/ LeAnn Knudsen
Jun 25, 2018 • 8 min
LeAnn Knudsen teaches a split class of 4th and 5th grade students at Moon Elementary. In an effort to cope with not only a plethora of student needs, LeAnn also must teach two different curriculums simultaneously. Her solution: screencasting. Listen to…
022: Elevate Empathy w/ David Theune, Fulbright Scholar
Jun 20, 2018 • 44 min
David Theune teaches ELA at Spring Lake High School where he also launched the Elevate Empathy movement in the form of a book by that title and a podcast called The Share Chair. Listen to David’s story and his compelling quest to let teenagers be heard,…
021: Competency Is Not Enough with Amber Kasic
Jun 18, 2018 • 8 min
Amber Kasic teaches world languages at Holland High School where she has invested herself in the work of fostering skills in her students beyond the scope of content and curriculum. Along with traveling the world, Amber has served on the 2017-18 Michigan…
020: Your Mess is Your Message project with Leah Sajdak
Jun 13, 2018 • 8 min
Leah Sajdak teaches ELA at Sparta Middle School. Leah shares a project geared toward fostering empathy in deeper and more meaningful ways with her students, a project that has implications for a lot of subject areas and grade levels! To connect with Leah…
019: Mystery Hangouts w/ Jim Bowering and Kristen Vallimont
Jun 11, 2018 • 8 min
Jim and Kristen teach 5th grade in Grand Blanc Community Schools. Both tried Mystery Hangouts for the first time this year and found the experience not only worthwhile but worth repeating! Listen to their experiences as well as pro tips about how to…
018: The Transforming Learning Journey with Renne Wyman
Jun 8, 2018 • 12 min
Renne Wyman teaches special education at Sparta High School. Over the course of her conversation with Elaine, she shares countless strategies and resources to leverage technology in Special Education, but greater still is her inspiring story about how a…
017: Flexible Seating (not just bean bags) w/ Katie Nethaway
Jun 6, 2018 • 10 min
Katie Nethaway teaches 3rd grade at Laingsburg Elementary and is diving deep into the world of student-centered learning, starting with the furniture and seating in her room. If you have considered flexible seating in any capacity, tune-in to receive…
016: Collaboration Beyond the Classroom w/ Lindsay & Valerie
Jun 4, 2018 • 6 min
Lindsay and Valerie are Grand Blanc Community Schools teachers who found immense value in cross-building collaboration. Listen as Pete and Elaine ask about how Lindsay’s 8th graders and Valerie’s 11th graders connected in a meaningful way. For more or to…
015: CBD Team Idea Slam: Rewordify, Google Sites, and more!
Jun 1, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, the CBD team of instructional coaches (minus Elaine who was not able to attend) get together to share interesting technology tools and strategies that we have recently encountered during our time working with teachers. The episode is a…
014: Discussing Education with Tracy Horodyski, 2016-17 MTOY
May 30, 2018 • 33 min
In a change of pace from our previous episodes, episode 14 is a more extended conversation with the 2016-17 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Tracy Horodyski. During the conversation, we discuss her experiences as TOY as well as some compelling topics…
013: A Student Feedback Strategy with Meggin Verduzco
May 23, 2018 • 8 min
Meggin Verduzco shares a simple but powerful feedback strategy that both creates opportunity for students to receive more feedback on their work and fosters much-needed communication and digital interaction skills. We discussed the idea of feedback in…
012: How 1st Graders Change the World with Jaci Jackson
May 21, 2018 • 8 min
Jaci Jackson teaches 1st grade at Lakes Elementary in Rockford, MI. Her background includes both suburban and urban school districts, and whatever the student population, she has found great success in fostering and growing positive life skills in her…
011: Pocket Poetry with Rebecca Hubbard
May 17, 2018 • 8 min
Rebecca Hubbard teaches middle and high school English and Creative Writing at Frankfort High School. Together with several of her students, she describes the Pocket Poetry idea they developed to bring life to poetry in new and innovative ways. For more…
010: Power Responses with Mark Wells
May 11, 2018 • 8 min
Mark Wells is a high school band instructor who wanted the ability to give every student meaningful, personal feedback on his/her playing. His solution was the development of what he calls Power Responses. Listen as Pete Grostic discusses the development…
009: 2 Things Every Classroom Needs NOW
May 2, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, we discuss two must-have elements of teaching and learning that represent a synthesis of innumerable conversations with teachers and years of supporting research and that every classroom can integrate and incorporate immediately. For…
008: Monday Morning Meetings with Dan Derksen
Apr 27, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of the Transforming Learning Podcast, Dan Derksen, a 5th grade teacher at Valley View Elementary School in Rockford, shares his strategy for Monday Morning Meetings. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
007: 3 Things that Elevate Every Learning Experience
Apr 18, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, we share thoughts about high impact learning experiences and the 3 things that tend to occur in those memorable learning moments. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
006: Flipgrid Fridays with Carmen Weigel
Apr 17, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, Carmen Weigel, a high school teacher in East Grand Rapids, MI, shares her Flipgrid Fridays strategy for her business classes. Check out flipgrid via flipgrid.com For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
005: Students Do the Technology and Instructional Support
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, we share a strategy many school districts are beginning to implement that involves utilizing students for technology support and instructional coaching in their schools. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateEDU
004: An Activity to Bring the Periodic Table to Life
Apr 16, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, we will share an idea that a middle school science teacher suggested to bring the study of the periodic table of elements to life. This strategy could also easily be adapted to any subject area or content! For more, visit…
003: A New Take on Podcasting to Give Students Voice
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, we share an idea from Spring Lake High School teacher David Theune who uses podcasting as a way to combat bullying and cruelty in his school. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
002: Teacher Collaboration and 3 ?s to Boost Conversations
Apr 16, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, we will share 3 questions that teachers can ask one another (or use for individual reflection) to maximize collaborative time and support sharing practical ideas with one another. For more, visit cbdconsulting.com/elevateedu
001: Welcome to the Transforming Learning Podcast!
Apr 16, 2018 • 4 min
Communications by Design is an education technology consulting company devoted to supporting schools and teachers through innovative technology integrations and instructional practices. In this first episode, we want simply to share a bit about our…