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
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Aug 24, 2016
Episode 21 - The Energy Bus for Schools
Date: August 9, 2016  Run Time: 59:42
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.
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 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
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 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 or visit
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