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33 minutes | a year ago
Episode 18 - NYSCATE 2019.mp3
formation and Resources from Episode 18:#NYSCATE19@NYSCATENYSCATE Wakelet4 most common eSports vendors:PlayVSHigh School eSports League (HSEL)Electronic Gaming FederationNorth America Scholastic eSports Federation (NASEF)Common eSports games:FortniteLeague of LegendsRocket LeagueSmiteLiz Roth from Spencerport NY – Cellphone Etiquette presentation
42 minutes | a year ago
Episode 17 - Matt Miller.mp3
rah Wittmeyer and Ryan McGinnis have the pleasure to sit down with Summer Tech Camps keynote speaker, Matt Miller of the Ditch that Textbook series. Matt is a high school Spanish teacher who has some really amazing and innovative ideas for teacher who are interested in transforming the way that they teach. For more information, check out his blog (ditchthattextbook.com) or follow Matt on Twitter @jMattMiller.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 16 - Podcasting.mp3
rah Wittmeyer and Brendan Keiser talk about their journey with podcasting and creating and developing the CA Today Podcast. They go over 5 steps to consider if youre thinking about starting a podcast that will take your idea and help to make it a reality. Also, Brendan has some exciting news to share! Some of the resources we shared in this episode:SoundzaboudGarageband Anchor Canva
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 15 - Summer Tech Camp .mp3
day I sat down with Clay Nolan and Ryan McGinnis to talk about CABOCES Summer Tech Camp, coming this summer August 20th and 21st. We will be hosting author and ed-tech guru, Matt Miller (@jmattmiller) of Ditch that Textbook and Ditch that Homework. Check out his blog here. Also, we shine a light on many area teacher presenters from our region! If you’re interested in learning more about Summer Tech Camp or registering to attend, please visit register.caboces.org.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 14 - An Interview with Tim Clarke.mp3
this episode: Brendan Keiser and Sarah Wittmeyer sat down with CA BOCESs Senior Program Manager for Professional Development (and their boss), Tim Clarke, to talk all about the art of leadership. What does it take to be a leader of leaders? How do you support your team in taking risks? How do you empower and grow the skills of your team members? And from a regional perspective, what are effective school leaders doing that are bringing their students and schools success?
38 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 13 - Talking Social Studies with Rob Griffith.mp3
On this episode: Brendan Keiser and Sarah Wittmeyer sat down with CA BOCESs own, Rob Griffith, for a comprehensive conversation around social studies curriculum and instruction. We discussed the new Regents exams, the Social Studies Framework, the benefits of an inquiry approach to social studies instruction, and even apps and technology tools you can use to support your students understanding of historical documents and more!EngageNY resources:
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 12 - Restorative Practices.mp3
this episode: According to the Department of Education, there are enough students suspended each year to fill 45 Super Bowl stadiums. Brendan Keiser sat down with Jillian Putnam, Katie Mendell, and Mark Carls to learn about a different approach to discipline and building relationships with students: restorative practices. Their conversation highlighted the origin and characteristics of restorative practices, how it works in tandem with existing codes of conduct, how community circles work, and so much more!
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 11 - Virtual Field Trips.mp3
this episode: The opportunities that exist today to transcend classroom walls and bring the world to our students are remarkable. Participating in virtual field trips is one way for teachers to do just that. Sarah Wittmeyer and Shannon Dodson sat down with Distance Learning Technical and Support Specialist Carrie Oliver to learn more about virtual field trips, such as what platforms exist, what teachers in our region have done, and how to go about setting one up!
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 10 - New Year New Tech.mp3
this episode of CA Today,to kick off the new year, we decided to explore some of the great educationaltechnology and best practices that were shared at this past November’s NYSCATEconference. I sat down with several colleagues to learn about everything Imissed this year! Special thanks to Rob Miller, Clay Nolan, Mark Beckwith, and MarkCarls for filling me in on all things NYSCATE, such as line PD, HemingwayApp, Jamboards, MERGE Cubes, Hackathon, STEAM Nights, and more! Spoiler alert:Listen for some shout outs to local districts who had teachers present atNYSCATE!
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 9 - Prioritizing Standards.mp3
this episode: Brendan Keiser and Sarah Wittmeyer sit down to discuss their recent learning experience with Larry Ainsworth regarding prioritizing standards. During their conversation, they share the value in prioritizing standards, the process of selecting which standards to prioritize, and what next steps should be taken with curriculum and instruction.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 8 - Interview with Lisa Murphy.mp3
this episode: CA BOCES recently hosted Lisa Murphy (@OoeyGooeyLady) to share her expertise with the region on developing engaging experiences for primary classrooms. Lisa was kind enough to sit down with Brendan Keiser for an after-conference interview. We discuss the importance of Developmentally Appropriate Practices, the role of play, the need for educators to be defenders of choice, and so much more. You do not want to miss this!
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 7 - Accessibility.mp3
this episode: Sarah Wittmeyer and Brendan Keiser chat with CA BOCES Curriculum Coordinator Mark Beckwith about accessibility in schools. We explore new website accessibility regulations, as well as various technology tools that educators can use in their classrooms to ensure that all students can actively participate during lessons.Resources mentioned in this episode:http://wave.webaim.org/https://section508.gov/https://www.w3.org/https://translator.microsoft.com/https://educationblog.microsoft.com/tag/immersive-reader/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/office-lens/id975925059?mt=8https://www.noteflight.com/https://graspablemath.com/https://www.grackledocs.com/
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 6 - School Leadership and Self-Reflection.mp3
>Summer is over and we hope the school year is off to a fantastic start! We took a bit of a summer break at CA Today, but we’re back and just released Episode 6 of the CA Today Podcast! In this episode, Sarah Wittmeyer and co-host Shannon Dodson sit down with Cuba-Rushford’s Middle School Principal, Katie Ralston to discuss the Actionable Ideas for Leaders workshop that was offered to our regions’ administrators after Todd Whitaker’s visit to the region. Katie Ralston shares her takeaways with regards to developing school culture, mission statement and vision, self-reflection, lifelong learning, and more. Visit us at http://catoday.caboces.org/ to stream the episode and access our show notes, as well as previous episodes.Connect with us on Twitter @CATodayPodcastSubscribe/listen on iTunes or Stitcher And if you have something exciting that’s happening in your school or classroom that you’d like to share, please email us at email@example.com!
37 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 5 - Calling All New Teachers .mp3
this episode: Sarah Wittmeyer sits down with two of our regions newest teachers, Mark Levine from Genesee Valley Central School and Hannah Weaver from Cuba-Rushford Central School, to discuss their first year in the classroom. We talk the highlights, memories, their experience with New Teacher Academy, and more!Tell us about your memories from your first year or advice you would give to a first year teacher. Reach out on Twitter @CATodayPodcast!
51 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 4 - Tech and Culture.mp3
this episode, Sarah Wittmeyer and co-host Rob Miller discuss all things technology in the classroom. The hosts square off in an “App-Off” highlighting tech tools teachers should consider utilizing in their classroom. We share innovative apps to use with students and some apps to increase communication in and outside of the classroom. Do k: open the door to endless possibilities with the use of green screen video in your classroomRemind: a private mobile messaging app to connect to students and parents.Micro:bit: a tiny, programmable computer used to teach codingFlipgrid: Use video to amplify student voice in the classroomNintendo Labo: a newly released DIY gaming systemWe shine the spotlight on ISS team member Tessa Levitt and hear from her about her current learning journey through some game-changing texts from the Dave Burgess publishing company:Teach Like a PirateLead Like a PirateCulturizeWild CardThe Featured Focus is about tech integration in the classroom as Rob takes us through the SAMR Model. We learn how to implement the model into lessons and learn how it provides teachers an easy way to work technology into their lessons.Our Wrap with an App highlights Ryan McGinnis’ newest find, MergeCube. Bring your lessons to life through holograms you can hold in the palm of your hand! Use the software MergeCubeSDK to build your own apps. Remember to subscribe to keep up with our latest episodes. Follow us on Twitter @CATodayPodcast.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 3-Writing with Video.mp3
Onthis episode of CA Today, we traveled to Houghton College to talk with Dr.Sunshine Sullivan of Houghton College and Dr. David Bruce of the University atBuffalo to learn about writing with video. Our conversation focused on why educatorsshould incorporate video into their writing instruction, fun projects that areaeducators are developing, the upcoming Student Film Festival, and informationabout this summer’s Writing with Video Institute that takes place at HoughtonCollege from July 16-July 20th! Be sure to visit register.caboces.orgto register for this great learning community!Visit catoday.caboces.orgto access our show notes and more!Listen/subscribe oniTunes or Stitcher, and be sure to leave us a review to let us know what youthink!Connect with us at ournew Twitter account @CATodayPodcast. You can also connect with Sunshine onTwitter @4ruralvoices.Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to offer future show ideas or share something youreexcited about thats happening in your school or classroom.
26 minutes | 3 years ago
this episode of CA Today, we sat down with Betsey Bradley from Franklinville CSD to talk about MakerSpaces. Our conversation focused on why districts should consider developing MakerSpaces, how to go about creating them, what materials and resources to include,and more! Visit catoday.caboces.org to access our show notes and more, including photos of the MakerSpace described in this episode! Listen/subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher, and be sure to leave us a review to let us know what you think!Connect with us at our new Twitter account @CATodayPodcast. You can also connect with Betsey on Twitter @FrklEdTech. Email us at email@example.com to offer future show ideas or share something youre excited about thats happening in your school or classroom. Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: https://www.worldsofmaking.com/https://worlds-of-learning.com/2016/11/03/choosing-right-products-makerspace/
1 minutes | 3 years ago
CA Today Trailer.mp3
ucators in the Cattaraugus and Allegany BOCES region in Western New York, we’ve got a new show headed your way. It’s CA Today, an education podcast brought to you by the CABOCES Instructional Support Services team! Each episode, we’ll be bringing you not only the latest and greatest instructional practices, but the ones that are tried and true. We want to honor the legacy of teaching and learning by discussing current trends in education and celebrating the great work teachers and school leaders are accomplishing in our region. So tune in by searching for CA Today on iTunes or Stitcher. Or stream us on our website at catoday.caboces.org. Connect with us on Twitter @CABOCESit. And if you have something you’re excited about sharing from your district or class, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may bring you on the show!
54 minutes | 3 years ago
the very first episode of CA Today, Sarah Wittmeyer and this weeks cohost, Brendan Keiser, searched Twitter for interesting trends in education. our list: #booksnaps, #tweeteroftheday, #classroombookaday, flexible seating, traits of successful entrepreneurs, benefits of friendship in childhood. We sat down for a conversation with our STEM Coordinator, Clay Nolan, who updated us on the AdvancingSTEM curriculum. Inspired by George Couros book, The Innovators Mindset, we explored the idea of innovation in our classrooms. Finally, Rob Miller highlighted Clips, an iOS app that allows students to easily make video clips in the classroom.Articles Mentioned in the Podcast:Entrepreneurs Say this is the Number e Factor in Their Success, Inc MagazineHeres the Science Behind the Fidget Spinner Craze, ForbesWinston-Salem Inventors Device May Help Fidgety Children Learn Better, Improve Classroom Behavior, Winston Salem JournalHaving a Best Friend in Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You for Life, KQED Mind Shift
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