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Goin' Digital Show

Dr. Greg Goins is a veteran school leader with 15 years of experience as a school district superintendent throughout southern Illinois. He is also the host of The Goin' Digital Show, a podcast that features many of the nation's top school leaders, authors, film makers and innovators in K-12 education. The Goin' Digital Show is a member of the Education Podcast Network. Dr. Goins is also an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in leadership theory, school and community relations and the principalship. He previously served as the Chairman of the Illinois Beta Club Council, representing the state for three years as a member of the National Beta Club Board of Directors. Beta Club is the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization with a mission to promote the principles of academic achievement, leadership, character and community service for more than 450,000 active members. As a Connected Educator, Dr. Goins is a popular keynote speaker and presenter who delivers a passionate message about the importance of creating Future Ready Schools for a new generation of digital kids. You can connect with Dr. Goins by visiting http://www.drgreggoins.com.
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Oct 30, 2016
Episode 23 - Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age
 
Date: September 20, 2016   Run Time: 55:01
 
Summary:
 
In this episode, award-winning documentary filmmaker Delaney Ruston provides insight on her latest project, Screenagers, a film that examines some of the pitfalls kids face today as a result of too much screen time in the midst of increasing peer pressure to find acceptance through social media and interactive games. Amber Heffner, Executive Director of the Illinois Computing Educators, also joins the conversation to discuss the benefits of tech tools in the classroom.
 
Guests:
 
Delaney Ruston
 
Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney has made award-winning feature documentaries such as Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father, and Hidden Pictures, about global mental health, which was filmed in China, India, France, South Africa and the US. These films have screened in multiple film festivals, aired on PBS and have been the focus of national advocacy campaigns. For example, Unlisted screened in communities throughout the US in partnership with the two largest grassroots mental health organizations and Hidden Pictures screened on World Mental Health Day by 141 international organizations in 2014.
 
Delaney has been invited to speak and screen these and other films to audiences in diverse settings around the world--such as at primary schools, conferences, medical centers, universities, the United Nations, the TEDx stage in Seattle and the World Health Organization. For her work in using film in launching advocacy movements Delaney has won several awards.
 
Throughout her education at Cornell University, Stanford Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency, Delaney studied many aspects of filmmaking, with a particular focus on film as a vehicle for social change. She made her first award-winning short film while doing her medical residency at UCSF. She completed a Fellowship in Ethics and Communication at UCSF and then went on to become faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then completed a National Endowment for The Arts funded filmmaking program and later was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to make films in India. Along with filmmaking, Ruston has spent over a decade providing primary care to the underserved. Recently she became the Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook Medicine, NY. 
 
Delaney decided to make Screenagers because she believes deeply in the importance of helping kids find balance in our tech filled world.  She is passionate about having the film be a vehicle to bring parents, educators and kids together for post screening discussions so change can happen not just in our homes but in our schools and communities. She loves engaging audiences in solution centered discussions and is excited that her daughter, Tessa, who is in the film, enjoys being a part of these discussions as well.
 
 
Amber Heffner
 
Amber Heffner is the Executive Director of Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) a non-profit organization dedicated to being the leader in supporting and promoting innovative education for all. ICE is the Illinois affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®), the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. 
 
Amber has a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Counseling and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership. Her experience in the classroom, as a counselor and as a school administrator have provided her with experiences that have led to her strong conviction in supporting all educators to be the best possible role models and connections for students. In her last role as Director of Technology, Amber led her district in developing innovative technology integration and is now using each of her experiences in her work with educators throughout the state.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders attending annually.  
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. 
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016-17, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
Sep 17, 2016

Episode 22 - Your School Rocks...So Tell People
Date: September 6, 2016 Run Time: 1:00:56

Summary:

In this episode, Ohio school administrators Eric Lowe and Ryan McLane share ideas on using social media to promote school success from their book, Your School Rocks...So Tell People (Passionately Pitch And Promote The Positives Happening On Your Campus). This episode provides a template for creating a social media plan and includes practical tips on the use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and video to tell your school's story.

Guests:

Eric Lowe

Eric Lowe is the Superintendent of Beaver Local Schools located in East Liverpool, Ohio. He began his career as an elementary teacher, where he taught for ten years while coaching baseball. He has served as the district athletic director for the past nine years and been involved in administration for the past six years as a middle school administrator. Eric is a graduate of Kent State University and Youngstown State University.

He is passionate about making school about learning and fun, while promoting the positives that go on in our schools. He also feels strongly that we must view the world of education with optimistic glasses in order to enable us to push others to reach their maximum potential. Eric lives in East Liverpool, Ohio, with his wife Sarah.

Ryan McLane

Ryan McLane is the principal of Big Walnut Intermediate School, located in Sunbury, Ohio and co-author of Your School Rocks...So Tell People! He is passionate about making learning fun and sharing those concepts with the community.

Ryan began his career as a high social studies and business teacher, where he taught for twelve years and coached football and wrestling before making the transition to administration. He is a graduate of Muskingum College and Xavier University. Ryan lives just outside of Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters.

About The Goin' Digital Show

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

About Dr. Greg Goins

Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.

As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders attending annually.

As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education.

Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.

For 2016-17, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com.

Aug 24, 2016
Episode 21 - The Energy Bus for Schools
Date: August 9, 2016  Run Time: 59:42
 
Summary:
 
The Goin' Digital Show kicks off a new school year with Niki Spears, Chief Energy Officer (CEO) of The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Program, and two amazing elementary principals that have jumped on the bus to create positive energy for their schools. The Energy Bus for Schools Program is based on the best-selling book, The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon.
 
Guests:
 
Niki Spears
 
Niki Spears is the Chief Energy Officer of The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey. As a former administrator, educator, and change leader, Niki shares her passion and enthusiasm for creating positive school culture based on shared Leadership - this includes students as young as 5 years of age. Niki is leading the charge to develop positive schools and student leaders and is touring around the country sharing how positive leadership can transform classrooms, schools and communities. Niki resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and three girls.
 
Bethany Hill
 
Bethany Hill is an elementary lead learner at Central Elementary (@CentralCabotpK4) in Cabot, Arkansas. She has served as an educator for 18 years as a teacher, curriculum coach, assistant principal, and now lead learner. Bethany has a blog entitled Learning and Leading: A Lifelong Journey. 
 
Jennifer Risinger
 
Jennifer Risinger is a 2nd year principal in Athens, Texas.  Prior to moving to Athens, Jennifer worked in the Houston area as a teacher, counselor, and administrator.  Jennifer has a passion for learning and loves seeing that same passion grow in her students and co-workers.  As a building principal, Jennifer finds it most important to build rapport and let her staff know they are valued.  Jennifer and her staff at Central Athens Elementary are pumped to get the on the bus this fall! Central is decked out in Energy Bus décor, the community is excited, and the kids will get on the bus in a few short weeks.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders attending annually.  
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. 
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016-17, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries todrgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
 
Aug 8, 2016
Summary:
 
In this episode, Jon Gordon, best selling author of The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, talks about the power of positive thinking and offers encouragement to school leaders and educators who are about to embark on a new school year. 
 
Guests:
 
Jon Gordon
 
Jon Gordon is one of the most sought after speakers in the world today. His best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world and his principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits.
 
Jon is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture, The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work, The Positive Dog: A Story About the Power of Positivity, and his latest book The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All.
 
Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN,Fox and Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
 
His clients include The Atlanta Falcons, Oklahoma City Thunder, Campbell Soup, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Novartis, Bayer, Northwestern Mutual, GE and many more. Jon also impacts thousands of teachers and students each year through his work with schools, universities and non-profit organizations.
 
Jon Gordon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams. You can connect with Jon at www.jongordon.com.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders attending annually.  
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. 
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016-17, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries todrgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
Jun 23, 2016
Episode 19 - Digital Promise
Date: June 14, 2016  Run Time: 1:01:26
 
Summary: In this episode, Sara Schapiro, Senior Director of the League of Innovative Schools discusses the Digital Promise initiative as League Superintendents Karen Sullivan, Michael Nagler and Erik Gundersen talk about their work as forward-thinking leaders in some of the nation's most innovative school districts. 
 
Guests:
 
Sara Schapiro
 
Sara Schapiro is the founding Director of the League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise’s flagship initiative, and also oversees the organization’s work on education innovation clusters, maker learning, and leadership professional services. Prior to Digital Promise, Sara worked as a consultant for Pearson and the NJ Department of Education. Before that, Sara led a portfolio at The Fund for Public Schools, which manages the public-private partnerships for the New York City Department of Education. During graduate school, Sara worked at Chicago Public Schools in Alternative School Programs and was an Education Pioneers Fellow at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Sara received a master's in public policy from the University of Chicago and graduated with honors from Duke University.
 
Michael Nagler
 
Mike Nagler is the Superintendent of the Mineola School District, a suburb of NYC. Mike began his career as a social studies teacher in NYC.  While teaching he earned his doctorate from Columbia University and accepted an administrative position with Mineola in 1999. 
 
He believes strongly in the district’s mission to inspire students to become lifelong learners that exhibit strength of character and contribute positively to a global society. During his seventeen years with the district, he has been a big proponent of using technology to engage students in rigorous content.  Mike has also been instrumental in creating a platform to assess student learning using electronic portfolios and digital badges.  
 
Mineola has two Apple distinguished schools and is a member of the League of Innovative Schools. 
 
Karen Sullivan
 
Dr. Karen Sullivan was appointed as Indian Prairie District 204's superintendent in 2014. Indian Prairie is the fourth largest school district in the state of Illinois, serving 28,500 students in 33 schools in Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, and Plainfield.
 
As Superintendent, Dr. Sullivan has overseen the launch of numerous STEM and technology initiatives including the opening of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, a collaborative venture with three other school districts and Aurora University as well as the eLo (Expanding Learning Opportunities) Consortium, another collaborative partnership with two other area districts to bring online coursework to district students. In 2015, Indian Prairie District 204 was selected by the U.S. Department of Education’s Future Ready Initiative as one of eight districts across the country to highlight the role leaders play in leveraging technology to create transformational learning environments.
 
Dr. Sullivan has spent the majority of her career in District 204, serving in a variety of roles including Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Principal of Prairie Children Preschool, Principal of Cowlishaw Elementary School, and Director of Student Services. 
 
Erik Gundersen
 
Erik Gundersen is the superintendent of schools for the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, located in New Jersey.  Erik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics Education from the University of Delaware, a Masters degree in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University.  He has spent his entire 21-year career in the Pascack Valley Regional High School District serving as a physics teacher, supervisor of science and technology education, director of curriculum, and is now completing his fifth year as superintendent. 
 
Erik is proud of Pascack Valley Regional’s progressive spirit as the district prides itself on its innovative practices to improve the educational opportunities for its students.  Erik played a lead role in the district’s 12-year 1:1 laptop initiative, implementation of the “Pascack Schedule” which allows for a passion-based block of time for students and staff to collaborate, developed a highly successful student internship program with local corporations, spearheaded a student wellness program, and most recently engaged the district in a second round of virtual school days where all students engaged with their teachers and fellow students from home.
 
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District is proud to be a member of Digital Promise’s “League of Innovative Schools” as well as New Jersey’s “Innovate NJ” program.  These opportunities have allowed Erik to represent Pascack Valley Regional at the White House as President Obama launched both the “Future Ready Pledge” and the “Maker Initiative.”
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visitwww.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
 
Jun 6, 2016
Episode 18 - Digital Badges
Date: May 31, 2016 Run Time: 59:41
 
Summary:
 
Are you ready for a new perspective on personalized professional development? In this episode, Laura Fleming, Cate Tolnai and Matt Friedman discuss tips for creating your very own digital badging platform in your school district. Learn the difference between badges, micro-credentials and gamification as it relates to providing new learning opportunities for K-12 educators. 
 
Guests:
 
Laura Fleming
 
Laura Fleming is an award-winning library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Milford, New Jersey. Fleming is the recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership, as well as the author of the best-selling, Worlds of Making:  Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School. She is also the creator of a successful digital badge-based professional learning platform.
 
Cate Tolnai
 
Cate Tolnai works as an Academic Technology Specialist for the Santa Clara County Office of Education and has been researching and advocating for gamification of professional learning since 2013. As an EdTech coach, she supports teachers and administrators in their efforts to integrate digital badges at their school sites, fosters industry and community partnerships around digital badging, and stays connected to the badging community through social media and conference presentations. hashtag ConnectedTL hashtag badgechatk12 
 
Matt Friedman
 
Matthew Friedman is currently the Chief Academic Officer in the Downingtown Area School District overseeing K-12 academics, professional development and technology.  Prior to coming to Downingtown Area School District he was the K-12 Assistant Superintendent for the Mars Area School District, supervisor of curriculum/instruction and staff development, a middle school assistant principal, and activities director in the Keystone Oaks School District.  He also previously served as a ninth grade teacher at Penn Hills School District.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visitwww.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
May 22, 2016
Episode 17 - Let's Redesign Classrooms
Date: May 17, 2016 Run Time: 53:50
 
Summary:
 
In this episode, Erin Klein, Bob Dillon and Ben Gilpin discuss their new book, Redesigning Learning Spaces, and offer tips on how to change school learning spaces, including classrooms, computer labs and other underused areas such as hallways, common areas and outdoor space. This episode also takes a look at the concept of "brain-friendly" classrooms and how school leaders should be encouraged to create a new culture of risk taking and innovation. 
 
Guests:
 
Erin Klein
 
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York.
 
She is certified in Brain Gym, Educational Kinesiology, and has studied under consultants from The Center for Effective Learning to understand how design affects cognition and learning. Klein serves as a classroom design consultant and creative partner for the publishing company, Carson-Dellosa. Some of her articles and interviews on design for education and technology tools for the classroom can be found on Smartblogs for Education, MindShift, Scholastic, Edudemic, Edutopia, EdSurge, and EdReach.
 
Klein served for the past three years as the state’s technology chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association and is the 2014 recipient of the MACUL Pre-K – 12 Teacher of the Year for Michigan. In 2013, Klein was also awarded her district’s Teacher of the Year award. She currently serves on the advisory board for Remind101 in San Francisco and is an organizer for the EdCamp Detroit Annual Educational unConference. Among Klein’s accomplishments, she was also recognized as a SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2012 Social Media Influencer, a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, ASCD Emerging Leader, and a member of The National Writing Project. This past summer, Klein was accepted into The Teacher’s College at Columbia University to advance her studies in reading and writing workshop.
 
Klein has also hosted webinars for The United States Department of Education to share her perspective on Future Ready Schools. Most recently she was one of nine professionals selected to be a featured speaker on Future Ready Schools at the national Digital Learning Day in Washington D.C. For the past two years, Klein has been invited to Washington D.C. to represent the BAM 100 Influential Voice in Education.
 
In 2014, Klein was selected to serve on the state of Michigan’s Voice Fellowship, through America Achieves. Through this initiative, she was invited to be a part of the national Teach to Lead summits through The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the United States Department of Education where she continues to work on shaping teacher leadership across the country.
 
She has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, currently teaches at the elementary level, and lives in Michigan with her family. Her work can be found on her award-winning educational blog, Kleinspiration.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @KleinErin.
 
Dr. Robert Dillon
 
Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. He looks for ways to ignite positive risk taking in teachers and students and release trapped wisdom into the system by growing networks of inspired educators. Dr. Dillon serves Secretary of Innovation for Connected Learning, a Saint Louis based organization designed to reshape professional development to meet today's needs. 
 
Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications. He has published two book. Leading Connected Classrooms and  Engage, Empower, Energize: Leading Tomorrow's Schools Today. He is supported by his wife and two daughters, and spends the remainder of his time running and cycling.
 
Ben Gilpin
 
Ben Gilpin is the principal at Warner Elementary in the Western School District.  Warner Elementary is located in Spring Arbor, Michigan.  He is a student-centered educator that is focused on collaboration, teamwork, student engagement and leadership.  
 
Ben is all about the Whole Child, he cares deeply about all of his students and he always tries to foster caring and impactful relationships.  Ben began his career teaching 5th grade.  After nine years in the classroom he accepted a position as principal in the Western School District.  
 
He has taken an active role in sharing his school's story.  He understands the importance of spreading a positive message to the entire community.
 
Ben is viewed as an innovative leader throughout Jackson County and the State of Michigan. Ben was recently named one of the Top 100 Influential Voices of 2014 by Bam Radio.  He has also presented and consulted on numerous educational topics.  Most recently Ben led sessions on Twitter, Professional Blogging, Personalized Learning, and Redesigning Learning Spaces.
 
Ben earned his Elementary Education degree from Tri-State University, his Masters in Education from Spring Arbor University and his Educational Leadership Certificate from Eastern Michigan University.  To learn more about Ben’s work, visit: http://colorfulprincipal.blogspot.com or follow @benjamingilpin on Twitter.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visitwww.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
May 6, 2016
Episode 16 - Digital Citizenship
Date: May 3, 2016 Run Time: 1:00:56
 
Summary:
 
In this episode, Mike Ribble and Susan M. Bearden, two of the leading experts on Digital Citizenship, share ideas on how to implement digital citizenship lesson plans across the K-12 curriculum. Both respected speakers and authors on this topic, Ribble and Bearden provide resources and powerful insight as to how schools can better prepare a new generation of digital natives through teachable moments and personal responsibility. 
 
Guests:
 
Susan M. Bearden
 
Susan M. Bearden is strategic, growth-oriented technology leader who approaches IT from an educator mindset with a focus on teaching students appropriate and ethical technology use. She currently serves as the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL, where she facilitates best practices in education technology and innovative teaching and learning. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 list of “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making IT Happen” Award from the Florida Society for Technology in Education, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year.
 
A former teacher, Bearden frequently presents about digital citizenship, education technology, and social media at national and state conferences including ISTE, FETC, CoSN, the Digital Citizenship Summit, and Miami Device. She co-founded and moderates the #edtechchat and #digcit (Digital Citizenship) Twitter chats and participates regularly in the popular EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network (www.bamradionetwork.com/edtechchat).
Bearden’s popular book, “Digital Citizenship: A Community Approach,” was published by Corwin in 2016 as part of their Connected Educator Series. A passionate advocate for Digital Citizenship education, she inspires and encourages educators around the world to model ethical, responsible technology use and educate their communities about Digital Citizenship.
 
Inspired by her experiences with Twitter, she developed Tweechme, a mobile app specifically designed to teach educators how to build Personal Learning Networks on Twitter. In partnership with Crescerance, her school was an original pilot of the MAD-Learn mobile app development platform, and she also helped pilot the “Mad About Mattering” quad-engineering app development program founded by Vicki A. Davis and Angela Meiers.
 
Connect with Susan on Twitter at @s_bearden and @Tweechmeapp or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/susanmbearden.
 
 
Mike Ribble
 
Dr. Mike Ribble author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (now in its 3rd edition) and Raising a Digital Child has worked within the education field his entire career.  He has been a science educator and an assistant principal at the secondary level.   Dr. Ribble has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the community college and the university level.  Currently, he works as the director of technology for a school district in Kansas.  Dr. Ribble has spoken on the topic of digital citizenship to parents, teachers and students in the United States and internationally.  He has written articles for THE Magazine, District Administrator, Leading & Learning, Kappa Delta Pi Record and Innovate My School.  Dr. Ribble is interested in helping students, teachers and parents understand the issues around technology and how to use these tools appropriately.  His current work is focused around character education and how that can improve user’s online profile.
 
Twitter - @digcitizen
 
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visitwww.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
 
Apr 2, 2016
In this episode, Dr. Greg Goins discusses best practices for creating Model Schools with Eric Sheninger and Dwight Carter, award-winning principals, authors and presenters at the Model Schools Conference on June 26-29, 2016, in Orlando, FL. Among the topics discussed are digital leadership, school learning spaces and innovative strategies to engage today's students (Generation Z). 
 
Eric Sheninger
 
GUESTS:
 
Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School.  Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices.  Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.  
 
His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.  As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker.  His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.
 
Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar.  He has authored and co-authored the following:  
  • Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids
  • Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times 
  • Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals
  • What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science
He has also contributed on education for the Huffington Post, co-created the Edscape Conference, sits on the FEA Board of Directors, and was named to the NSBA "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership. TIME Magazine also identified Eric as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014.  He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders embrace and effectively utilize technology. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2013 and 2011 by Edublogs. It was also recognized with an Editor’s Choice Content Award in 2014 by Smartbrief Education.
 
Dwight Carter
 
Dwight Carter is the highly respected principal of New Albany High School, a high school in New Albany, Ohio, that is regularly ranked among the top 100 high schools in the nation. Prior to accepting the position at New Albany High School, he was the principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School, in Gahanna, Ohio, and he played a key role in the design of Clark Hall and the implementation of global skills and technology into its curriculum.  In 2013 he was named a national Technology Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). He is also an inductee in the Renaissance National Hall of Fame because of his incredible work in developing positive student culture. Mr. Carter has frequently been a guest speaker in schools, universities, and at local, state, and national conferences that deal with Generation Zs, technology usage, staff development, school culture, and other 21st Century education topics. He has authored numerous blogs and has written on behalf of NASSP. During his twenty year career, he has also been a high school social studies teacher, a high school assistant principal, and a middle school principal.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visitwww.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
 
Mar 19, 2016
Are you looking for new solutions in K-12 education? Then why not use a "hackers" mentality to see new possibilities and embrace an innovative mindset for 21st century schools. This episode examines the Hack Learning Book Series with publisher Mark Barnes, a long-time educator that advocates for a new approach to solving many of the same old problems in K-12 schools. In this episode, we also talk with school leaders Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis, co-authors of Hacking Leadership, the newest addition to the Hack Learning Book Series.  
 
Guests:
 
Mark Barnes 
 
Mark Barnes is a longtime educator, bestselling author, Founder of Times 10 Publications and the creator of the Hack Learning Series. Mark is the author of six education books, including Assessment 3.0, Role Reversal (a 2013 Best Professional Book), and two books in Corwin’s Connected Educators Series. Mark co-authored Hack Learning’s Flagship Book: Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School. Reaching nearly 5 million people every month on Twitter, @markbarnes19 is one of education’s most recognizable engagers on social media. Mark also owns and operates Brilliant or Insane–a Teach100 Top 25 education blog. You can listen to Mark weekly on the Hack Learning Podcast.
 
 
Joe Sanfelippo
 
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin. He is a US Department of Education Future Ready Superintendent and two-time Bammy Award Finalist for Superintendent of the Year. Joe is co-author of the forthcoming Hacking Leadership (Book 5 in the popular Hack Learning Series) and co-author of The Power of Branding and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age. Joe has attended a Leadership Summit at the White House and has been a featured speaker in multiple states in the areas of Advancing the Use of Social Media in School Districts, Creating a Culture of Yes, Professional Growth for Staff, and Organizational and Systems Change. He is also the co-host of the Bammy-nominated Successful Schools Podcast.
 
Tony Sinanis
 
Dr. Tony Sinanis is a Lead Learner at National Blue Ribbon School Cantiague Elementary in Jericho, New York. He is co-author of the forthcoming Hacking Leadership (Book 5 in the popular Hack Learning Series) andThe Power of Branding and Principal Professional Development (Corwin Press). Tony is the 2014 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year and the 2013 Bammy Awards’ National Elementary School Principal of the Year. As part of his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Tony explored the relationship between active participation on Twitter and the professional development of principals. @TonySinanis is the founder and co-moderator of #NYedchat. Tony also co-hosts the Successful Schools podcast with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. Most important, Tony is a proud dad to Paul.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries todrgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
Mar 5, 2016
What if our K-12 schools could look more like a Starbucks, Barnes & Noble or even the Apple Store? In this episode, advocates for reimagined schools talk about achieving those goals through flexible seating and creative learning spaces, while also offering tips to create innovative school design for 21st century learners. It's time to eliminate the traditional model of boring, uninspired school spaces as we shift our focus to creating Future Ready Schools.
 
Guests:
 
Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and Project Lead the Way Lead Teacher in West Fargo, North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. In August, she began her 8th year of teaching 2nd grade. She holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. Kayla is a technology enthusiast, and she works as an educational consultant for several school districts. She frequently travels around the United States to speak at educational conferences. Kayla is a highly connected educator, and her classroom Twitter account (@tweetingtopdogs) and Instagram account (@topdogkids) have allowed her students to learn virtually with hundreds of classrooms and experts from all over the world. She is highly sought after by educational and technology companies to preview and review their products, and she sits on several boards of educational companies. She is in the beginning stages of authoring her first book for educators based on best 21st century teaching practices for digital natives, due to be published in December 2016.
 
 
Jason Markusen is an Elementary School Principal in West Fargo, ND. He has both his Master’s and Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership. He started working in the education field in 1998 and has worked in all facets of education from coaching, to para professional, to classroom teacher, and administrator from kindergarten through college. Along the way, Jason has worked in districts ranging from 98% diversity and high poverty rates to more affluent demographics with each affording unique challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. Jason most recently presented at the North Dakota Health Summit in Fargo, ND and received the Dakota Medical Foundation Star Award for bold vision and pioneering efforts in working to transform the health and wellness culture for children. Jason is always looking at proactive and innovative approaches to working with kids and believes in a growth/innovative mindset. Jason is connected via both a personal Twitter account (@JMarkusen) and school Twitter account (@Legacy2gether). Jason also produces a school blog: (http://legacyelementary.blogspot.com). This blog serves as a hub for all of Legacy Elementary to connect not only with each other, but also the rest of the world through blog posts he writes, videos produced at Legacy Elementary, teacher Twitter accounts, blog sites and more. A quote that helps give a better understanding of Jason’s mindset is as follows: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
 
 
Jay Thomas is in his 7th year as principal at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Previously, he was the principal at South Lenoir High School in Kinston, North Carolina, and an administrator at Landstown High School and Technology Academy in Virginia Beach. He was born in wild, wonderful Wheeling, West Virginia and is married to his beautiful wife Cherie, a French teacher at Henley Middle School. The couple has 8 year-old triplets in 2nd grade at Baker-Butler Elementary. You can follow Jay on Twitter at @jaypthomas.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries todrgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
Feb 18, 2016
In this episode, leadership experts representing education and the business sector share ideas and best leadership practices for school success. Listen to proven leaders discuss new challenges for 21st century leaders, the importance of building relationships and trust within organizations and how working with a leadership coach can improve confidence and greater success in a leadership position. 
 
Guests:
 
Harvey Alvy served as a practicing principal for 14 years in both elementary and secondary schools.  Harvey’s international experiences included the American School in Kinshasa, Zaire, the American International School in Israel, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India, and Singapore American School. He was selected as a NAESP National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools, and is a founding member of the Principals’ Training Center for International Schools.  In 2004 Harvey received the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence.  He has co-authored, with Pam Robbins, Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success (ASCD), The Principal’s Companion (4th Ed, Corwin Press), The New Principal’s Fieldbook: Strategies for Success (ASCD), and If I Only Knew: Success Strategies for Navigating the Principalship (Corwin Press).  With Dr. Jane Liu, Harvey co-authored a Mandarin only book for Chinese school principals, The Principal Management Handbook: The American Principal’s Approach to Successful Administration.  He has conducted presentations, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of principalship topics, especially related to new principals, and on the leadership of Abraham Lincoln.  Harvey is Professor Emeritus at EWU where he held the William C. Shreeve Endowed Professorship in Educational Leadership.   
 
Dan Forbes is an Leadership and Executive Coach who is in the possibility business, helping clients create the future they really want both personally and professionally. He is a Certified Executive Coach by the Center for Executive Coaching and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is founder of the #LeadWithGiants Community on Social Media and the #LeadWithGiants Tweetchat. Before Coaching, Dan was a Minister/Counselor, a Real Estate Brokerage owner, and a Financial Advisor at a Fortune 15 Company. He is uniquely suited to work with leaders, business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and lives in Austin, Texas.
 
Marceta Reilly is a leadership coach who believes the “coach approach” to leadership is a vital skill for 21st century leaders. Her passion is developing leaders and organizational cultures that inspire the human spirit.
 
She is a co-author of two books about coaching conversations and helps individuals and teams get clearer about what they want, more confident about how they “show up” in their work, and develop collaborative working relationships.
 
Most of Marceta’s career has been in public education as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent. After 34 years at the K-12 level, she became a faculty member and researcher at the University of Kansas, and a founding member of the nonprofit, Coaching For Results,Inc. She has been coaching since 2001 and now has her own company, Reilly & Associates, in which she helps people get the results they want.
 
Marceta has a PhD in educational administration, received coach training from Breakthrough Enterprises, and earned Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification from the International Coach Federation in 2007.
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries todrgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
Feb 5, 2016
Live on February 2, 2016 
 
In this episode, tech-savvy school leaders share their success as they work toward creating model schools of innovation through non-traditional instructional strategies, digital learning initiatives and creative college and career readiness opportunities for today's digital learners.  
 
Guests:
 
Tim Bobrowski
 
Tim Bobrowski has been Superintendent of Owsley County schools since 2011, but he has worked in the district in varying capacities all but five of his twenty five years in public education. He has served as a classroom teacher, coach, principal, and central office administrator during his tenure as an educator.
 
Bobrowski learned team work and credits the work of his staff in any and all initiatives within the district. He highly values education with an impetuous on preparing students for college and career readiness and learned service to his community early in life and highly values the relationships that are built on coordinating new initiatives. These initiatives include; Farm to Cafeteria program, Virtual School, Early College Option for high school students, Non-Traditional Instructional days, developed a 24/7 Anytime anywhere digital learning plan, sustains a district 1:1 initiative and expanding students ability to take devices home with them in our district involving community members.   He completed a doctorate in Education Leadership (EdD) from Morehead State University in Kentucky in May 2013 where his research was focused on asynchronous learning methodologies and its impact on student achievement.
 
Bobby Dodd
 
Bobby Dodd is the high school principal at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Ohio.  He earned four degrees before determining what he wanted to do with his life...dedicate it to helping people.  Dodd’s passion for helping others lead him to create new opportunities for students and staff such as digital academies, college summer camps, fabrication laboratories, Early College High School, and personalized learning environments.
 
As an educator, Dodd actively communicates, collaborates and connects with stakeholders to help his school and the education field. He has received awards for his contributions as a connected educator, including the 2016 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year award.  Dodd continues to assist others in the education field by presenting at the local, state and national levels. Dodd is a co-moderator of #ohedchat, co-founder of EdCampLeader Columbus, and hosts a blog on educational leadership and effective instructional methods.  Dodd resides in Blacklick, outside of Columbus, with his loving wife, three daughters, and schnauzer “Buzz.” 
 
Chris Gaines
 
Chris Gaines began his career in education as a math/science teacher, basketball coach, and bus driver before serving as a high school principal.  He is in his 15th year as a superintendent in Missouri and has had success in implementing digital conversions and 1:1 technology in various settings. Gaines is in his first year as superintendent of the Mehlville School District in the St. Louis area and will open the region's very first School of Innovation in 2017-2018.
 
Jerri Kemble
 
Jerri Kemble’s career spans over 30 years in education. She began her career as a middle school teacher in 1986.  She went on to become a school counselor and was  honored as the 2003 Kansas Counselor of the Year.  In 2004 Kemble entered administration serving as an elementary, middle and high school principal.  Jerri began her superintendent career in 2007 as not only the superintendent, but also as the K-12 principal and the creator of the Kansas Online Learning Program in a small rural  school district serving 360 students. This pioneering spirit teamed with Superintendent Kemble’s “out-of-the-box” thinking and creativity landed her at a White House meeting on technology and virtual learning in 2010.  In 2011, Vice-President Biden’s office asked to meet with her again to get an update on this progressive, innovative little school district in Kansas. eSchool News noted Kemble’s innovative spirit and  named her as one of the nation’s Tech Savvy Superintendents in 2012.
 
In 2014, Kemble was invited to attend the White House in honor of the rollout of President Obama’s Future Ready initiative.  Today, Jerri is the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Programs and Technology in Lawrence, Kansas, serving 12,000 students.  No matter the size of the district, Superintendent Kemble is an active proponent of technology and has been a pioneer in digital learning. When asked why she is so passionate about technology in her school district, Kemble simply states, “The technology levels the playing field for our students, and it MAKES MY POOREST STUDENT RICH.”
 
About The Goin' Digital Show
 
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
 
About Dr. Greg Goins
 
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
 
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
 
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
 
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com or visit www.drgreggoins.com
 
Feb 3, 2016

Live on November 24, 2015

 

In this episode, Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of the Most Likely to Succeed Edu-Documentary, talks with school leaders about the film and his mission to reinvent the traditional school model that has been in place for more than 120 years.

GUESTS:

 

Ted Dintersmith.  After a career in venture capital, Ted Dintersmith is focused on issues at the intersection of innovation and education. He is funding and supporting a range of initiatives that seek to improve the life prospects of youth around the nation and globe.  He executive produced Most Likely To Succeed and The Hunting Ground, two acclaimed documentaries that premiered at Sundance, 2015.  He wrote, along with co-author Tony Wagner, the book Most Likely To Succeed:  Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era.  He is now leading a fifty-state campaign to encourage schools to support innovation.  His website http://www.edu21c.com describes these initiatives and he can be followed @dintersmith.

In the fall of 2012, Ted was selected by President Obama to represent the United States at the United Nations General Assembly, where he focused on global education and entrepreneurship.  Ted is a Partner Emeritus with Charles River Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, and has financed numerous successful start-ups. Ted served on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association, chairing its Public Policy Committee.  Independent industry analysts ranked Ted as the top-performing venture capitalist in the United States for the 1995-99 period.  Prior to venture capital, he was a senior executive at Analog Devices, and worked on Capitol Hill on science and technology policy. Ted earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford University, and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, where he earned High Honors in Physics and English.

 

Ben Daley is the chief academic officer for High Tech High. He acts as an advisor to fifteen high school students and teaches and advises students in the HTH Graduate School of Education, where he is the Director of Clinical Sites. Ben joined High Tech High to teach physics as a founding faculty member in fall 2000. He was the second director of High Tech High Original Recipe.

A New Hampshire native, Ben wisely moved to San Diego, CA at the first opportunity. As a student at Haverford College, Ben majored in physics and was credentialed in secondary physics and math. After graduation, he traveled to the Philippines and taught science and math at an international school in Manila. Upon his return to the U.S., he taught physics and AP physics at the Madeira School, a girls boarding school in suburban Washington, D.C. He then moved to California to coach basketball and to teach physics at Pomona and Pitzer Colleges. He earned an M.A. in science education at University of California, Santa Barbara and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the fifth class of the Aspen-Pahara Education Fellows and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Ben is the proud parent of a boy (Coleman) and a girl (Greer).

 

 

David Britten is in his 8th year as the Superintendent of Schools at Godfrey-Lee Public Schools in Wyoming, Michigan. David previously served 12 years as a building principal, working at all grade levels as an elementary, intermediate, middle and high school principal at Lee Middle-High School in Wyoming, MI and at R.J. Steeby and Pine Street Elementary Schools in Wayland, MI. He began his career in education as a high school math and computer science teacher in 1980.

David also served his country as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army and Michigan Army National Guard from 1974 through 1996. He served in the reserve (1974-1982) and was on active duty (1982-1996) status in a variety of leadership positions culminating in retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry.

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Feb 2, 2016

Live on November 10, 2015

Transforming public education in the 21st century begins with school leadership and culminates with a growth mindset that elevates teaching and learning in student-centered classrooms. In this episode, school leaders discuss the Future Ready Schools initiative that was launched by The Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization in cooperation with the US Department of Education.

Guests:

Jimmy Casas is in his 21st year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder & Co-Moderator of #IAedchat, moderating the on-line discussion chat every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. & p.m. CST. Finally, he recently co-authored a book with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul entitled, “What Connected Educators Do Differently.”

Thomas C. Murray serves as the state and district digital learning director for the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, DC.

He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement digital learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day. Murray was recently named the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences at the 2015 Bammy Awards.

Scott Rocco is a Superintendent in a suburban school district in New Jersey, adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey, instructor in the NJEXCEL program, presenter, co-founder/co-moderator of #Satchat and #ASuperDay on Twitter. Scott presents on the use of social media for educators, school safety, marketing yourself, and various leadership topics. He is dedicated to positively and productively engaging educators in a dialogue that improves student learning, enhances instruction, and creates effective learning environments for all who attend and work in schools. Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottRRocco or contact him atscottrocco@gmail.com.

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

 

Jan 18, 2016

Public education continues to face numerous challenges. But now, more than ever, K-12 school districts must take control of their own story and make a concerted effort to share all the positive things happening in our schools each day. In this episode, school leaders discuss 1:1 technology in schools, creating positive school cultures and effective school leadership strategies.

 

Guests:

Kevin Case is in his 17th year as the superintendent at USD No. 448 – Inman Schools Kevin loves to share how leveraging the power of technology can open doors that never seemed possible. Kevin (@InmanSuperC) and Inman Schools (@InmanSchools) are actively working to share their story through the use of Social Media. Kevin helps teachers, administrators and board members understand the importance of leveraging the power of social media to build their social media presence and attract positive attention to their schools while helping educators build powerful Professional Learning Networks (PLNs). Inman Schools was the first school in Kansas to become a 1-1 iPad district in August 2011. Inman Schools received the honor of becoming an Apple Distinguished Program in November 2012 and recently learned that distinction has been extended through 2017. In November 2014, Kevin was one of 115 superintendents selected nationally to attend the #FutureReady Superintendent’s Summit in Washington, DC. Kevin just published his first book #TwirtyDays - Opening Doors, Creating Possibilities & Realizing the Enormous Potential of Strategic Social Media. My intent is to assist educators in harnessing the power of Twitter. . . Interested in obtaining a copy? shop.essdack.org#LeadershipMatters

Jeff has been a superintendent for 10 years and recently became superintendent at Washington CSD, in Washington, IA, located in Southeast Iowa. Prior to that he served as shared superintendent at Newell-Fonda and Albert City-Truesdale in NW Iowa. Newell-Fonda was one of the first high schools to implement a 1:1 laptop program in their high school in 2006. He is married to Paula, a kindergarten teacher, and has 3 children, Brady a freshman at Buena Vista University, a daughter, Taylor, a junior in high school, and Mason, a 5th grader.

Dr. Daniel Frazier is in his 19th year as a public school superintendent, and he is in his fourth year as superintendent in Litchfield, Minnesota. Litchfield is a one-to-one school in grades K-12 and provides laptops to all students in grades 6 through 12. Litch is actively involved in the national Future Ready schools movement and is the first school in Minnesota with a digital citizenship curriculum that is nationally certified.

Dr. Frazier was National Tech Savvy Superintendent of the Year in 2012 and was a Bammy! Award nominee as superintendent in 2014. You can learn more about Dr. Frazier on his blog, A Lighthouse, at the address http://danfrazier.blogspot.com .

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Jan 12, 2016

Are you a digital leader? In this episode, innovative school leaders share their tips and tricks to enhance communications through the use of video, blogs and podcasting to promote school success and create stronger community connections.

 

Guests:

 

Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal in Minnesota.  An innovative administrator, Brad has pioneered efforts to transform pedagogy to reflect best practices in a digital age.  Brad is a TEDx and keynote speaker and author who exudes a passion for leadership that is palpable.

Brad won the national Digital Innovation in Learning award from EdSurge and Digital Promise in 2015.  He was an Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Award Finalist in the category of Elementary School Principal.  His blog, Adjusting Course, was recognized with an Editor’s Choice Content Award in 2015 by Smartbrief Education.  It was also named as a “Must-Read” K-12 blog by EdTech Magazine.  The blog was recognized as a finalist for Best Administrator Blog by the EduBlog Awards the past two years.

Brad earned his Doctoral degree at Bethel University where his research focused on leading innovative professional development.  You can connect with him on Twitter via @GustafsonBrad

 

Amber Teamann currently serves as the principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie, Texas. Previously, Amber served as a Title I Technology Facilitator and fourth grade teacher. As a Tech Director, Amber provided oversight for 17 different campuses and was responsible for helping staff and students navigate their digital abilities and responsibilities.

Amber speaks at numerous conference, both locally and nationally, and has presented at ISTE, ASCD, and Learning Forward. In 2013, Amber worked with George Couros to develop and curate leadership with the “School Admin Virtual Mentoring Project”, which connected over 400 educators worldwide in a digital space that nurtured and cultivated leadership. In 2015, she had the opportunity to speak in Washington DC about how crucial is it for today’s educators to become strong models of digital leadership. In addition to blogging for Connected Principals, she is a firm believer in modeling a digital footprint. Amber’s educational philosophy and digital portfolio can be found at  Love, Learn, Lead or on twitter, @8amber8.

 

Michael Berry serves as the principal of Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont. Michael grew up in Gouverneur, New York and attended Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont where he received a degree in Children’s Literature and Elementary Education. He taught second grade and kindergarten in East Montpelier, Vermont for eight years before earning a Masters degree in Educational Leadership at Union Institute and University at Vermont College.

Michael began his administrative career as the principal at Underhill Central School for three years. Michael lives in central Vermont with his wife, two daughters, a dog and one very grumpy cat. He is a regular contributor and host of the RESVT Podcast and the MMMUSD Education Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @principalberry.

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Jan 12, 2016

What can we do to create a “kids first” school culture? In this episode, school leaders challenge the status quo of traditional thinking and advocate for a more student-centered environment that gives kids a voice in their own school experience. 

 

Guests:

Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Principal and the 2014 Award Winner for Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”.  Todd is also the author of children’s book “Spruce & Lucy” and the co-author of the Award Winning Book, “Flipping 2.0”.  He is also the co-host of the popular education podcast series “EduAllStars”.

Adam Welcome is the Principal of Montair Elementary School in Danville, CA. He is a marathon runner, a workshop fan, and a husband and father to two children.  He serves on the Remind Advisory Board and is the ASCA Principal of the Year.  Adam is also the co-host of the podcast series "Kids Deserve It".

Brad is about to start his third year as superintendent of Warren ISD in Warren, TX. Prior to becoming superintendent, Brad was an elementary principal for six years and junior high principal for one year as well as an assistant superintendent for two years. He recently began his 22nd year in education. Brad was also a finalist for 2015 TCEA Superintendent of the Year. He is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and the impact of positive culture on student growth.

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Jan 12, 2016

In this episode, school leaders discuss the importance of redesigning school spaces and classrooms that work best for kids in an ever-changing digital world. Among the topics discussed are maker spaces, classroom furniture and learning spaces, common areas for collaboration and “idea streets” that convert hallways into learning zones.

Guests:

Travis has been an educator in the state of South Dakota going on 4 years. He has been both a classroom teacher and technology integrationist in grades K-8. Travis is a strong advocate of using new technology to enhance and engage students in learning.

Travis’s goal is to create learning experiences that empower and equip students with necessary skills to effectively produce and consume content across multiple media platforms. He also works hard to help educators feel confident when using technology. His goal is that all teachers would take risks and try new ways of engaging students.

Recently, Travis created a digital badge-based professional development platform with the help of Laura Fleming from New Milford High School. Laura's work on the digital badging was instrumental to helping educators learn about these new tools. Laura's mentorship through this process made it possible for Travis to create this same platform for his teachers. Laura also helped guide us on our journey with creating a Makerspace in our media center. This space has created a buzz in our media center and place where students want to come and tinker. This space is flexible and allows our students to be creative in what they do and design.

Travis has been selected to present at several conferences in the area. His passion for technology and engaging students is evident in everything he does.

Pam Moran serves as superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Va. Her district has approximately 13,700 students, Pk-12 in 26 schools located across 726 square miles. The district includes schools in rural, suburban and urban environments. The key focus of work in Albemarle is to ensure children graduate with lifelong learning competencies. To accomplish this, the district uses seven contemporary pathways to transform learning including making across the curricula. Pam values the opportunity to work with a school community of educators and young people who amaze and delight every day.

Glenn Robbins is currently the Lead Learner at the Northfield Community Middle School. He is a digital leader who embraces Twitter (@Glennr1809) and Voxer (Grobbins) to connect with educators from across the globe to better his students, staff and school as a whole. Feel free to follow his blog at http://connectedleadlearner.blogspot.com

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

 

Jan 10, 2016

In this episode, school leaders from Joplin, Missouri share an uplifting story about how a school district turned to its community in the face of disaster to create new hope and inspiration with the creation of the “Bright Futures” community outreach program.

Guests:

Dr. C.J. Huff has been an educator for the past 19 years. He has served children as an elementary teacher, elementary principal, and superintendent of schools. Most recently, he served as the superintendent of schools in Joplin, Missouri for the past 7 years. Recently retired, Dr. Huff is currently an education and leadership consultant focusing on strategic leadership and community engagement.

Rick Neal is in his fourth year as the Superintendent of Schools of the Pea Ridge School District in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Rick previously served as the principal at Pea Ridge High School before being elevated to the superintendent’s post. Under Rick’s leadership, the Pea Ridge School District has been a Bright Futures affiliate for three years.

Melissa joined the team as the coordinator of BFJoplin in November of 2013. She hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. Melissa’s undergraduate degree is in Education from Ozark Christian College. Melissa also holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Capella University and is working towards full licensure in the State of Missouri. Melissa been passionately serving the community of Joplin in the Human Service arena since she was just 18 years old. She brings experience from Christ’s Church of Oronogo, The Bridge, The Boys & Girls Clubs of SWMO, Choices Medical Clinic, and House of Hope Joplin. Melissa is married to her hubby Erik and together they have two little boys who keep them running. Melissa loves to decorate, travel with her family, and make Lego masterpieces with her boys. Melissa is passionate about kids and families and serves tirelessly to ensure that every child in the Joplin School District has the resources and supports necessary to be successful in school. She also works with a dedicated team of community partners to influence systemic cultural change in Joplin for healthier families and kids.

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Jan 10, 2016

Are you ready to bring Edcamp to your school district? In this episode, we will explore the history of the Edcamp movement and learn tips and tricks to implement this innovative new professional learning model in K-12 education.

Guests:

An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital Age (2013) and Unleashing Student Superpowers (2014). A founder of the Edcamp movement, Kristen is also passionate about effective teacher education. Kristen currently leads all of the professional learning at BrightBytes. Kristen has a doctorate from Widener University in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Joseph Mazza is a lifelong learner, leader, and innovator. Joe currently serves as the Leadership Innovation Manager at The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. In this role, Joe works with faculty, students, and alumni of the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. In addition to his work at Penn, Mazza is internationally recognized as a leader in family-school partnerships and engagement, including his service as an advisor on these topics to the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC.

Prior to serving in these roles, Dr. Mazza enjoyed a distinguished career in K-12 public education as a teacher, principal, and district office leader. After a successful career in the classroom, Joe moved into school leadership roles, including several years as principal/lead learner at Knapp Elementary School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. During his tenure at Knapp, the school became recognized around the globe as a community of excellence, specifically in the areas of family engagement, technology, and using a variety of social media platforms to extend learning for students, staff, parents, and community members beyond the walls of the school itself. Based on his successes leading the school in these and other areas, Joe was tapped to serve as the district’s K-12 Project Manager for Connected Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.

Mazza has now extended his work in the areas of technology, innovation, and leadership into the business sector through his company, c64KID INNOVATIONS (c64kid.com). Joe established this innovative, service-oriented venture as a way to support small businesses seeking to grow their client base and extend the reach of their products, services, and resources. As an accomplished digital strategist with a proven track record of success, Joe provides social media coaching services designed to meet the unique needs of the clients he serves, equipping them with up-to-the-minute information, market research, and innovative (high and low tech) strategies they can use to maximize their productivity.

Mazza earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he earned a Master's Degree from National Louis University and a Bachelor's’ Degree from Pennsylvania State University. Joe and his wife, Lauren, live just outside Philadelphia with their children, Mark and Molly. Please connect with Joe via Twitter (@joe_mazza), his website (c64kid.com), and email (joe@c64kid.com).

Dennis Schug is a proud Middle School Principal on Long Island NY. He believes that engagement, collaboration, and reflection are key components to designing meaningful personalized professional learning experiences for all members of a "learning organization". In July, 2015, he led the organizing team for Edcamp Leadership in New York. He also serves as an active team member of the Edcamp Long Island planning team. He fuels his own professional learning as one of the co-moderators of #NYedchat and through his blog, Learning Leadership, which can be read at dennisschug.blogspot.com .

Donald Gately Ed.D. is the principal at Jericho Middle School on Long Island. J.M.S. is a high performing middle school that has a comprehensive school-wide program to develop social emotional literacy; the school was named a New York State/National School to Watch in 2009, 2012 and 2015. Don was a middle school principal in Plainview-Old Bethpage, the assistant principal at Memorial Junior High School in Valley Stream and a teacher of English Language Arts in the New York City public schools. He is the former p resident of the Nassau County Middle Level Principals Association and active in a number of organizations that leverage support for innovative middle school practice. Don is a middle level leader with a singular passion and commitment to the intellectual and social/emotional development of adolescent learners. He was a BAMMY Award nominee for Middle School Principal of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Along with his wife Danielle (@dmgately) and an incredible PLN of committed Long Island educators, Don co-founded EdCamp Long Island (@EdCampLI) in 2014.

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Jan 10, 2016

In this episode, we will discuss Steven W. Anderson’s book, The Tech-Savvy Administrator, and share digital tools that will allow busy administrators to become more productive and efficient as 21st century school leaders.

Guests:

Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, author and Dad. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology. Steven has been a presenter and keynoter at several educational technology conferences, including ISTE, ASCD, TCEA, FETC, and VSTE as well as numerous state and local conferences. He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also responsible in helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants. Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a Microsoft Heros of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.

Jeff Herb is a middle school principal, technology consultant and founder and host of the Instructional Tech Talk podcast. Jeff is currently the Principal at Dundee Middle School located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. DMS has an enrollment of approximately 950 students and is a 6-8 grade facility.

Instructional Tech Talk is a website devoted to Education and Technology. It is the home of hundreds of articles, and is the network hub of two podcasts, the Instructional Tech Talk podcast and EdTech You Should Know. Jeff is also a co-host of the Tech Educator podcast on the TeacherCast.net Educational Broadcasting Network. You can connect with Jeff on Twitter at @jeffherb and follow his shows at www.instructionaltechtalk.com.

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

Jan 10, 2016

In this inaugural episode, some of the nation’s most innovative school superintendents gather to discuss digital leadership, the power of social media for “connected educators”, new models for professional learning, and tips and resources to help create Future Ready Schools.

Guests:

Jay Eitner is a proud product of the New Jersey public schools. A graduate from Union High School in 1997, Jay attended The American University in Washington DC with a BA in interdisciplinary studies. He began his teaching career in Roselle, NJ teaching a variety of subjects, including social studies, computers, and literacy. Known for being ‘outside of the box’ and for strong technology infusion, Eitner strived to make a learning environment that was both student centered and data driven. Jay received his Masters Degree in 2004 and was hired to teach 8th grade social studies in the nationally recognized East Brunswick Public Schools. During his time in East Brunswick, Eitner has written & received over $140,000 in grants for his students. Grants ranged from podcasting equipment to creating a fully-interactive goldrush experience, where students dug for gold during their westward expansion unit. Jay obtained his supervisor, principal, and school administrator certificates from the NJPSA NJ-EXCEL program in 2009. Administratively, Eitner has served as a middle school Assistant Principal, a K-12 Supervisor of Social Studies, and currently serves as a Superintendent for The Lower Alloways Creek School District. He has presented a series of workshops on digital leadership, technology infusion, and student achievement for grades K-12.

Jay’s blog can be found at www.JayEitner.com and can be followed on Twitter under the name @iSuperEit.

Mike currently serves as the superintendent of schools in the Deerfield, IL Public Schools (District 109). Mike is married and is the father of two young children. Mike attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with a minor in criminal justice. He holds a Master of Arts in teaching and and Educational Specialist in administration and supervision from National-Louis University. Mike earned his Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago, where his published dissertation was on Effective Instruction in Middle School Social Studies. He can be found on Twitter at @mikelubelfeld and he is the co-moderator of #suptchat - the superintendent educational chat on Twitter.

Joe Sanfelippo, PhD is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District. Prior to taking on his current role, he was an Elementary Principal in two rural school districts. He co-hosts the BrandED Radio Show on the Bam Radio Network, and co-authored The Power of Branding-Telling Your School's Story and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age. Joe was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents from across the country by the US Department of Education and attended an invitation only Connected Education Summit at the White House, hosted by President Obama. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Viterbo University. Joe was a finalist for a 2014 Bammy Award in the categories of Superintendent of the Year and Talk Show Host of the Year. Go Crickets!!

Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader, currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to working in this capacity, Jeff served as a district administrator in Rock Island, Illinois, and a school improvement specialist with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit school improvement network. Jeff also served as a principal with Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia, and with North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Illinois.

Before serving as an administrator, Dr. Zoul was a classroom teacher for 18 years in the State of Georgia, teaching elementary school, middle school, and high school English.

Dr. Zoul is also the author of several books, including Improving Your School One Week at a Time: Building the Foundation for Professional Teaching and Learning and The 4 CORE Factors for School Success, co-authored with Dr. Todd Whitaker. Jeff has also served as an adjunct professor at North Georgia College and State University, teaching graduate level courses in research and assessment. In 2014, he was awarded the Bammy Educators Voice Award as the School Business Officials of the Year.

Dr. Zoul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Science degree in education from Troy University. In addition, Zoul earned an Education Specialist’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and a doctoral degree from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Please follow and contact Jeff via Twitter: @Jeff_Zoul

 

About The Goin' Digital Show:

The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one-hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.

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