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  • S1E28 Mitch Weisburgh talks VR/AR
    05/31/20
    Mitch Weisburgh, Founder/CEO of Academic Biz Advisors and co-Founder of EdChatInteractive.org joins Doug to talk about some ideas fur utilizing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality during this new age of forced distance learning in our schools.  
    CATEGORIES: PodcastsIEI PartnersCOVID-19
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    Educators Should be Asked to Help Re-imagine NY Schools

    05/07/2020
    Doug Roberts shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo's decision to partner with the Gates Foundation to reimagine New York public schools.
    CATEGORIES: BlogCOVID-19
  • S1E24 Dishing with Doug, Gretchen, and Paula
    05/01/2020
    Just 3 people who've been at this a while in the education industry dishing on coping strategies, ideas for how partners can weather the storm, and discussing our ideas for positive changes that can come out of COVID, particularly for underserved kids in public schools.
    CATEGORIES: PodcastsCOVID-19
  • S1E23 NY Superintendents on Home Instruction and School Finance Challenges
    04/22/2020

    Doug sits down with IEI members from rural and suburban NY Districts to talk about how they are managing to deliver instruction and services during COVID-19, and the impending school finance challenges they expect to face in the 2020-2021 School Year.  Panelists include:

    Mr. Ryan Pacatte, Avon CSD

    Mr. Matthew Cole, Livonia CSD

    Mr. Kevin MacDonald, Gennessee Valley BOCES

    Dr. Robert Molisani, Caledonia-Mumford CSD

    Mr. Rich Calkins, Pocantico Hills CSD

    CATEGORIES: PodcastsCOVID-19
  • S1E18 Dr. Danny Merck, Pickens County Public Schools, SC
    3/25/2020
    IEI member Dr. Danny Merck talks with Doug about leadership and the mentor who identified his leadership skills early on and encouraged him to work toward becoming a superintendent. He also discusses the district's planning process for COVID-19.
    CATEGORIES: IEI PartnersCOVID-19
  • S1E19 Larry Berger
    3/29/20
    Larry Berger, Founder/CEO of Amplify joins Doug to talk about school in the age of COVID-19, how things might change, and how parents who've suddenly become teachers can survive this! Hang in there, everyone!
    CATEGORIES: PodcastsCOVID-19
  • S1E20 Dr. Clayton Wilcox and Ms. Traci Davis on Leadership During a Crisis 
    04/02/2020
    Clayton Wilcox, former superintendent of a few places but most recently Charlotte-Mecklenburg in NC, and Traci Davis, former superintendent in Washoe County (Reno) NV, talk about leading a district during times of crisis, strategies for maintaining sanity, and advice to partners about how to work with districts during this difficult time.  
  • S1E21 Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent of Highline Public Schools (WA)-Equity Equity Equity
    04/08/2020
    Doug visits with Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools (south of Seattle, WA) and we talk about Equity and what COVID-19 might be un-earthing in terms of the work ahead of us to ensure every student has access to education. We also talk about Susan's "tweet heard round the world" about what vendors should NOT do as districts scramble to respond to a global pandemic.
  • S1E17 Panel: Helping District Partners during COVID-19
    03/24/2020
    IEI pulled together a Zoom panel of some of its corporate partners and a member superintendent to talk about what is happening in school districts as they fight to continue to provide educational and related services to kids and families. Our corporate partners share some of the work they are doing to provide services at no cost and with light to no implementation lift, and IEI Advisory Board Member John Welch of Puget Sound ESD (Seattle area) shares some heroic stories from districts in the Seattle area.
    CATEGORIES: PodcastsCOVID-19