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, Zach was named the Troy School District Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Oakland County Elementary Teacher of the Year.  Zach is an instructor in the Master’s program of Learning, Design, and Technology at Central Michigan University. He utilizes technology to create learning opportunities that otherwise would not be possible.   Grayson McKinney is a fifth-grade teacher from Michigan and a leader in the area of innovative teaching and learning. He has worked with learners at all levels of school from K-6 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and program administrator. He is a student podcaster, educational writer, and speaker on the topic of 21st-century student learning and engagement. 

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Grayson McKinney

Author / Educator

Grayson McKinney is an elementary educator from East Grand Rapids, Michigan who is known for his innovative approaches to teaching and learning and is a true agent for change. Co-author of The Expert Effect: A Three-Part System to Break Down the Walls of Your Classroom and Connect Your Students to the World and the picture book companion, The Expert Expedition, his mission is to empower students to connect their learning to the world in order to improve their own lives, the lives of others, and the environment around them.

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Zach Rondot

Teacher / Author

Zach Rondot is a passionate fourth-grade teacher in Troy, Michigan. He has been a classroom teacher since 2013. Zach is the co-author of two books, The Expert Effect, a professional development book for teachers around Project-Based Learning and the newly released children’s companion book, The Expert Expedition. In 2019, Zach was named the Troy School District Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Oakland County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Zach is a speaker and presenter who has been featured at many education conferences, universities, and Edcamps over the last eight years. He also blogs at zachrondot.com and you can learn more about him there.