What is a freshman academy and why should my high school have one?

What is a freshman academy and why should my high school have one?

Freshman Academies: Today’s episode is a look at freshman academies and the impact they can have in a high school for the betterment of, not just the students, but the school as a whole. My guests are Bekka Atkins (email, Twitter) and Will Totten (email, Twitter, LinkedIn). Bekka Atkins is currently serving as the Academy Coordinator at Cabell Midland High

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#PersonalizedPD w/Dr. Randall Sampson

#PersonalizedPD w/Dr. Randall Sampson

Today’s episode features Dr. Randall Sampson returning to the show to share some of the great things he is doing to help educators personalize their professional development. He talks about using Flipgrid and Wakelet to curate reflections and content and how educators can earn graduate credit towards salary advancement and re-certification.  The question of the show from our last episode

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Wins and Losses w/Phil Strunk

Wins and Losses w/Phil Strunk

Today’s episode features Phil Strunk (@MrPStrunk). Phil is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. He is also the host of the Wins and Losses podcast (https://winsandlosses.podbean.com) and founder of the #waledchat on Twitter. Phil, despite being early in his career, has a tremendous grasp on reflection as a tool to better himself as

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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 3 w/Tamara Westfall

Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 3 w/Tamara Westfall

Today’s episode is the final in a three part series on Coding and Computer Science Education. Today’s guest is Tamara Westfall. She is a Physics and Forensics teacher at Huntington High School in Huntington, WV. She has been working to directly implement aspects of coding and computer science into her classroom while also sponsoring the school’s Girls Who Code club.

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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine

Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine

Today’s episode is part two in the series focused on coding and computer science education. The guest today is Teena Hine (@STEAMPoweredWV). Teena is a third grade teacher and technology integration specialist at Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County, WV. She joins the show today to talk about some of the great things she is doing in her classroom and

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