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7 minutes | May 17, 2021
Grow Your Leadership Skills in the I Lead: Teacher Leadership Academy
Join Dr. Sania Ali and Ryan Smith to learn more about the Round Rock ISD I Lead: Teacher Leadership Academy. The Academy is in the midst of recruiting its second cohort of teachers looking to focus on their leadership journey. Learn more about the program and how to join here: https://sites.google.com/roundrockisd.org/ileadteacherleadershipacademy/home?authuser=0
12 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Spotlight on Equity Part 1
This is just part one of a four-part series featuring teachers from around Round Rock ISD. We sought out teachers with a wide variety of experiences to share their learning and perspectives. We hope you enjoy this weekly series all April long and want to especially thank the teachers involved in the conversation.
31 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Student Engagement Activities from the Directors of the Westwood Band
In this episode of T&L Talk, Westwood High School Band Staff, Thomas Turpin, Brittany Dacy, and Brandon Winters discuss strategies, resources, challenges and strides in student engagement from this school year that can be applied to any classroom in any year. Jager Loyde, Assistant Director of Fine Arts, moderates the conversation bringing attention to SEL and EDI in hybrid learning engagement strategies. Click here for all the resources from the episode
19 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Embracing Technology and Sharing Ideas With Colleagues
Join Grisham Middle School Spanish teacher Blanca Badillo as she shares her journey as an educator over the last year and how she has engaged her colleagues in professional learning. Thank you Marie Douglass, World Language Curriculum Coordinator, for leading the interview.
13 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Hybrid Teaching with Interactive Flat Panels at Hernandez MS
Join Instructional Technology Specialist, Ryan Smosna, as he leads a conversation about using the new interactive flat panels at Hernandez middle school. Thank you Ima Richburg, Kelly Perch, and Amanda Painter for leading the learning!
15 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Social Emotional Learning: Now More Than Ever
Join the kindergarten team from Bluebonnet Elementary as they talk through their SEL approaches this school year. Thank you Assistant Principal Amber Velasquez for leading the interview!
19 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Showing T&L Grit in Round Rock ISD Fine Arts - Secondary
Join Sunshine Parsons from Stony Point HS, and Stephanie A. Garfias from Chisholm Trail MS as they share their learning and experience with Assistant Director for Visual and Performing Arts, Tim Lowke.
20 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Showing T&L Grit in Round Rock ISD Fine Arts - Elementary
Visual Arts teachers, Pam Arnold of Forest Creek ES and Michelle Dickens of Teravista ES, sit down with Tim Lowke of our Round Rock ISD Fine Arts Department to share their experiences teaching our youngest students.
17 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
T&L Talk Cactus Ranch Elementary Tech Team
This week we are learning with the technology team from Cactus Ranch Elementary. These teachers share several ways they are building student engagement as well as ways their PLCs are utilizing technology to become more collaborative and efficient. Thank you Natalie Hubert, Frances Cuevas, Crystal Bridge, Chris Ramstedt, Amy Kimsey, Kristin Hinck, and Brandie Kennedy for sharing your learning with the rest of us. Many of the tools and resources they mentioned are linked below. T&L Talk Resources
6 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
T&L Talk - Concurrent Teaching & Advanced Schoology Resources
This week we are sharing two excellent professional development resources below. One gives a brief overview and then dives into some specifics around facilitating the synchronous and asynchronous portions of your teaching block. The other resource linked below shares several ideas around creating voice and choice for students as they navigate assignments and demonstrating mastery within Schoology. The presenters share some technical ideas and walk you through exactly how to set up assignments and folders in a way that allows students and teachers more personalization. Enjoy them both and we will be back with another interview/feature or Round Rock ISD teachers next week! Thought Exchange General-Distance-Learning/Success-with-Schoology-Effective-Blended-Learning-Practices Concurrent Instructional Strategies
37 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
T&L Talk Civil Discourse Part 2
Join us for Part 2 of our discussion about facilitating civil discourse in classrooms throughout Round Rock ISD. Miss part 1? Check it out here: https://youtu.be/u4gVp9-IGF8
26 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
T&L Talk Civil Discourse Episode #1
Join Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator, Jennifer Smith, as she sits down with four of our RRISD teachers as they discuss creating space in classrooms for civil discourse about current events. Thank you Brandon Purchase, Kameko Jacobs, Paul Kleiman, and Travis Hoefler for leading the learning this week. This is just part 1 of 2 so stay tuned for the rest of their conversation next week.
29 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
T&L Talk 12/11/20 - Hearing From Our Parents
Round Rock ISD Professional Development Director Edie Binns sits down with three parents as they share their stories and learnings from fall 2020.
26 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Leaning In with English I at SPHS
Learn with a RRISD Instructional Coach and English I team from Stony Point High School as they talk through how they support each other and engage with their students.
7 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
T&L Thanks with SEL Coordinator Rachelle Finck
Time to Recharge - Ideas to help you recharge over the upcoming break! How will you spend the next 9 days? How will you reinvest in yourself? How will you recharge? Rachelle Finck, RRISD Coordinator of SEL, shared ideas for being intentional about the time you have during your break and offers suggestions for setting clear boundaries.
28 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
"One Task" Clarity at Deerpark Middle School
Join the 8th grade Science team members at Deerpark middle school as they talk through how they have adjusted their approach to teaching and assignments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find many more resources and some sample assignments at here.
23 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Building Community in a Blended DL Classroom at Anderson Mill Elementary
Learn with Dr. Sania Ali and Mr. Miguel Dávila as they share ways Mr. Dávila has adjusted his Dual Language Classroom instruction for a blended classroom of in-person and virtual learners.
33 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Truly a Team - Inside Fifth Grade at Wells Branch AIA
Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy fifth-grade teachers Ms. McKnight and Ms. Kneen share what has worked, what hasn't, and what they are looking forward to as they adapt to being a teacher in 2020.
21 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
T&L Talk with CD Fulkes MS Teacher Michelle Oliver
Join the T&L Team and CD Fulkes MS teacher Michelle Oliver as we talk through her learning as she has navigated blended and virtual teaching in 2020. Listen to the end for a chance to win a copy of Connecting with Student Online by Jennifer Serravallo.
10 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Leadership Weekly Audiocast 10/20/2020
RRISD Leadership Weekly Internal Audio version.
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