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August 13, 2022

Episode 140: Get Creative! Inspire, Empower and Finding Creative Solutions

DuJuan Johnson is a learning experience designer who enjoys inspiring, empowering, and finding creative solutions for others. I have a demonstrated history of using creative technologies to instruct, inspire, and positively i...

August 11, 2022

Episode 139: Get Inspired! Innovation Lead & Authorship

Yaritza is currently an Educator Innovation Lead (EIL) at Flip, Microsoft. Her overall mission is to provide an array of strategies and resources that spark critical thinking and meaningful conversations in and out of the cla...

August 06, 2022

Episode 138: Got Language? eTwinz Spanish Academy

The Herraez twins, Alberto and Mario are international consultants who left their job in Utah to focus on starting up an education company. They founded the eTwinz Academy with one intention: to provide learners around the wo...

August 04, 2022

Episode 137: Get Connected! Community Engagement

Dr. Roland Rios currently serves as the Edlio Brand Advocate. Prior to joining the Edlio family, Dr. Rios served as Director of Technology for the Ft. Sam Houston Independent School District. During his 30-year career in educ...

July 30, 2022

Episode 136: Got Leadership? Principalship, Podcasting and Flipboard

William Jeffery received his Bachelor's degree in Biology Pre-Med and a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Prairie View A&M University. William earned a second Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Step...

July 23, 2022

Episode 135: Got Leadership? Not Your Average Principal

Ashley Markham is a principal of a Jr/Sr high school in Michigan where she serves her students and staff with a different approach to leadership than most school administrators. She prides herself on uplifting and supporting ...

July 22, 2022

Episode 134: Get Streamlined! Finding The Learner Within

Ian has an unconventional but extremely effective approach to excavating the incredible learner that exists in each student he works with. He’s the author of The Tutor Bible: Learning to Learn Again, where he details his phil...

July 08, 2022

Episode 133: Seeing Double! Teachers, Mentors and Conference Presentors

Morgan and Taylor are passionate about teaching and learning, not only to their students but to new and veteran teachers as well. They are mentor teachers to University education majors and enjoy speaking at conferences and p...

July 07, 2022

Episode 132: Creative Leadership: Transform Possibilities Into Products That can Change Lives

Andrew's focus is on EDUCANLE LLC, his social enterprise that creates game-based interventions to enhance the communicative competence of K-12 students and help educators balance the needs of intervention and enrichment in th...

July 06, 2022

Episode 131: Get Podcasting! Helpful Tips on How to Start Podcasting and Creating Content

Dylan Schmidt is the creator of Digital Podcaster and the founder of Podcasting Academy. He helps people of all backgrounds confidently share their message with the world. Connect on Twitter! https://twitter.com/myedtechlife ...

July 05, 2022

Episode 130: Got Leadership? Organizational Culture, Climate and Coaching Emerging Leaders

Darrin Peppard is a leadership expert focused on organizational culture and climate, and coaching growing emerging leaders. Darrin is the author of the book Road to Awesome: Empower, Lead, Change the Game. He is the host of t...

July 04, 2022

Episode 129: Get Techie! Technology Can Empower, Engage and Equip.

Kevin has been an educator or serving educators for over 38 years. Kevin's undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where he majored in Multicultural Education. His Master's Degree in Education A...

June 30, 2022

Episode 128: Go Gradeless! When Students Focus On Learning, They Achieve Great Things

Dave is a husband, father, science teacher, author, blogger, and podcaster from NJ. He has been performing action research on instructional design and assessment practices for the past 7+ years. David shares district successe...

June 29, 2022

Episode 127: Get Techie! Helping Educators Implement Technology

Lois Alston is an Instructional Technology Coach for the Long Branch School District in Long Branch, NJ. She completed her 5th year in this role and she has been in education for 20 years. She is passionate about implementing...

June 28, 2022

Episode 126: Get Connected! Connecting Learning To The Real World

Zach Rondot is a passionate fourth-grade teacher in Troy, Michigan. His mission is to teach students the 21st-century skills, mindsets, and attributes that will help them succeed long after they leave his classroom. In 2019,...

June 27, 2022

Episode 125: Get Techie! So You Want to Be An EdTech Coach?

Roxi Thompson currently serves as an EdTech Coach for the Washington Elementary School District in Glendale, Arizona. In this role, she focuses on working 1:1 with teachers to drive impactful technology use. Roxi spent the ma...

June 25, 2022

Episode 124: Get Techie! From Classroom to EdTech

Scott Nunes is an energetic ELA Teacher turned Edtech Coach, Consultant, and now district Engagement Advocate for Canva! This aspiring author has a zeal for Design, AR/VR, 3D Printing, and PBL. He builds on his 20+ years as a...

June 18, 2022

Episode 123: Get Techie! Foster a Caring Classroom Community With Technology

Alex Isaacs is an 8th-grade math teacher at Red Bank Middle School with seven years of full-time teaching experience. He is passionate about providing engaging content for students and teachers alike and specializes in multip...

June 07, 2022

Episode 122: Get Googley! Google for Education Anywhere School 2022

Morgan is a Product Marketing Manager with Google for Education, launching Chrome OS, Google Workspace for Education and Google Classroom products and features. Prior to joining Google, Morgan taught kindergarten with Teach f...

June 04, 2022

Episode 121: Get Techie! Serving Others and Building Relationships Through EdTech

EdTech can be so much more than just a tool to help us get our work done. It can be a powerful way to connect with others and build relationships that help us learn and grow. In this episode, John Woodward shares how he has u...

June 03, 2022

Episode 120: Get Techie! From Classroom to EdTech

Amber Trout, M.Ed. has been in education for the past 11 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator. She formerly held roles as a K-8 educator, STEM Computer Coding Teacher, and Instructional Coach in Colorado, but now she ...

June 01, 2022

Episode 119: Get unStandardized! Student Intellectual Immersion Smothered by Assessement

Chad Pettit is a high school English teacher, Army veteran, fiction author, and poet. He has a master’s degree in English with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition. As a father and teacher, he has witnessed his children an...

May 28, 2022

Episode 118: Get Techie! Leveraging Technology for Personal & Professional Growth

Steve Martinez is a passionate social science teacher with a fervor for Edtech. He empowers his students through Flipped Classroom and Project-Based Learning. Steve holds his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. CUE awarded hi...

May 27, 2022

Episode 117: Get Developed! Let Your Light Shine: Talent Development

Coral specializes in creating and facilitating engaging learning experiences for in-person, blended, and virtual settings. She has facilitated training and spoken at conferences and events from the local to international leve...

May 26, 2022

Episode 116: Get Fried! EdTech Professional Development

Amy founded, friEdTechnology (fried Technology) serves educators across the United States with the best edtech professional development available. When you learn with Amy and her team, you’ll understand why “friEdTechnology,”...

May 25, 2022

Episode 115: Get Eduprotocoled! Support Learners Through Adaptive Learning

Jon shares, speaks and leads educational professional learning for educators internationally. Jon has been named a County Teacher of the Year, 2019 Top 100 Educational Influencer, an NBSA 20 to Watch Educator, an Apple Distin...

May 22, 2022

Episode 114: Get Innovative! Strategies for Personal & Instructional Innovation

Jorge Valenzuela is an education coach, author, and advocate. His work focuses on improving teacher preparation in instructional innovation, project-based learning, STEM pathways, and SEL integration across the curriculum. Jo...

May 20, 2022

Episode 113: Get Badged! Ignite Your District's Professional Development

Katie serves as the Director for Curriculum & Technology Integration at Forward Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio, working closely with district leaders to help them identify the needs of their staff, plan professional development (PD...

May 14, 2022

Episode 112: Get STEAMed! Steam Programs to Support Student Success

STEAMed Drones' CEO, Stevenson Demorcy, believes high expectations trump all obstacles. As a young learner, Stevenson participated in STEAM programs to help him transition from ESL/ELL to Special Education, General education,...

May 13, 2022

Episode 111: Get Fungible! From Product Development to NFT Founder

Leslie Weitz is an NFT Project founder and always looking for ways to share family-friendly content in the cryptocurrency space with parents. Join me as I interview Leslie about why this matters so much. Connect on Twitter! h...

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I am an Instructional Technologist & Google Innovator from South Texas, U.S.A. with 15 years of experience in education. I am a K-12 Instructional Technologist. I also have a Masters in Educational Technology along with a graduate certificate in E-Learning and a graduate certificate in Technology Leadership in Education. I am a servant leader and am always looking for ways to help my learning community use the power of technology.