• 00:50

    Educational Hip Hop - Rapper LAK

    in Culture

    Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Lak, Hip Hop at it's best!


    Larry “LAK” Henderson is the founder of Smart Music Entertainment, and the creator of a new sound of hip-hop music that is used as a tool to educate and awaken the consciousness of youth and people in our communities. His album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, has hit Amazon bestseller lists (#1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music), and has received airplay on major radio stations around the world, due to his combination of deep, historical insights and authentic hip-hop sound.


    The album features songs about African and African-American history, politics, geography, money management, and commentary on the social war raging in our urban communities. CBS calls Lesson One “creative, innovative, and informative.” Dominion of New York Magazine says, “Most people who use hip-hop to educate do so badly. Lak does it so well.”


    Lak is a social critic, history and religion intellectual, and an innovative education advocate. Through his company’s Smart Music Insights initiative, he offers free performances and educational workshops for urban youth; guidance for parents and youth educators on ways to foster learning; and original songwriting to support awareness campaigns for positive community organizations. Lak holds degrees in Africana Studies, Communications, and Labor Studies from Rutgers University, and studied studio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research.


    Lak has been featured as a guest on a host of radio and television programs, including London UK’s BANG 103.6 FM, CBS, KMOJ 89.9 FM Minneapolis, WVON 1690 AM Chicago, WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton University, WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers University, WMNF 88.5 Tampa, BET, LA Talk Radio, and many more.

  • 00:59

    Back2Us Show: Educational Advocacy 101

    in LGBT

    It's that time of year when everyone is on the hunt for the school supply list, the teacher wish list; and, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack that Target had online but can't locate in the store (oh wait, that's MY challenge at the moment). 


    Seriously, this time of year for many is filled with excitement but for children who learn differently and their parents--there is often very little to be excited about as the fights about homework resume.  


    According to a 2010 report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, nearly 2.4 million students are diagnoised with LD and receive special education services in schools.  


    For parents trying to navigate this educational maze to obtain help for their child, it  is often described as the equivilent of attempting to climb Mt. Everest in flipflops.  


    What do you need to know to advocate effectively for your child? What is an IEP?  Who is eligible for a 504 plan? Is there really a difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP? What are the first steps in the IEP process? Does it really speed up the process to get your child tested outside of the school system? What are some types of things you as a parent or guardian can ask to have included in the IEP?  We're going to cover all of this and more! 


    If you have a child that you believe may need extra help in school to thrive then this show is for you! 


    We will have Licensed Psychologist Dr. Arcella Trimble as our guest to help navigate the waters on Educational Advocacy 101 for Parents and Guardians as well as blogger Karen Wesley Weaver.  


    Karen's blog, Confessions of An Asperger's Mom (http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/) has been featured on Mamapedia and is listed on the Top Mommy Blogs http://www.topmommyblogs.com (yes, please go vote for Confessions of An Asperger's Mom).

  • 00:17

    EdNET Insider#1: The Buzz About Open Educational Resources (OER)

    in Marketing

    Late September in Baltimore at the EdNET* 2014 conference, hundreds of the education industry’s movers and shakers spent two days discussing trends, opportunites, and challenges that everyone who sells to schools is facing. This show is the first of a four-part series, the EdNET Insider. During program #1 host Glen McCandless and Saul Hafenbredl of C Blohm and Associates get the inside scoop from leaders who are shaping the school market right now. You’ll hear industry veterans Randy Wilhelm, Lee Wilson, Dan Caton, and George Warren provide valuable perspectives and sage advice for a big trend that caused a stir at EdNET – one that is affecting everyone: Open Educational Resources (OER) – that's free stuff being offered to schools.  Make no mistake, competing with free products and services is a reality, and having a sales and marketing strategy in response to this trend is essential for your survival. Listen up! 


    *EdNET, EdNET Insight and the EdNET Conference are wholly owned  trademarks of MDR, a D&B Company., and are used with permission.

  • 00:44

    NASSP ON PRINCIPALS AND EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY

    in Education

    NASSP: SCHOOL PRINCIPALS


    YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN GRASS ROOTS POLICY ADVOCACY


    As a principal, how involved should you be in educational advocacy. Jacki Ball, NASSP Associate Director for Advocacy is our guest


     


    Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING


    www.triumphlearning.com   @triumphlearning

  • 00:42

    AESA: EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES: THE REAL REFORM: MAKING EDUCATION PERSONAL

    in Education

    AESA: EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES: THE REAL REFORM: MAKING EDUCATION  PERSONALIZED AND CUSTOMIZED


    AESA President and Superintendent of North Central Educational Service District Rich McBride , is our guest


    Presented by VICTORY PRODUCTIONS


    www.victoryprd.com  @victoryprd


     

  • 00:34

    NEW INITIATIVES IN EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE + PUBLISHING from SIIA/EDUCATION

    in Education

    EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING & ED TECH with SIIA/EDUCATION


    Start preparing now for December's NYC -based Conference


    with Dr Karen Billings ,Chris Dyer, Education Programs Manager and Angel Scott of The CODIE Awards 


    Presented by AGILE EDUCATION


    www.agile-ed.com  @agileed

  • 00:43

    EDUCATIONAL CONTENT IN CONTEXT: THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE

    in Education

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS  K-12 DIVISION  IS OUR GUEST WITH SUSAN FLETCHER, THE K-12 SENIOR DIRECTOR, MYRON  CIZDYN OF BLPS CONTENT AND MICHAEL JAY OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMICS.....GREAT GUESTS TALKING ABOUT A GREAT CONFERENCE FOR THE INDUSTRY

  • 00:34

    EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY WYOMING'S ISTE AFFILIATE: THE WYTECC CONFERENCE

    in Education

    EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY


    WYOMING'S  ISTE AFFILIATE: THE WYTECC  CONFERENCE


    Dr Cristy Magagna puts together a remarkable conference in an out of the way place... though it isn't out of the way if you live there.  Just goes to show ya what a little fortitude can do. Learn more from her experience. WYTECC, btw, is "Wyoming Technology- Education- Curriculum -Connection. In other words ITA,*


    * "It's an acronym"


    www.iste.org  www.wytecc.wildapricot.com


    Presented by LEARNING.COM


    www.learning.com @learningdotcom


     

  • 01:00

    Part 2 : THE WHITE HOUSE EDUCATIONAL POLICY

    in Education

    Is the White House Educational Policy impacting your child's ability to get a quality education?

    Before,  it was Bush  with No Child Left Behind; now, it is Obama with Race to the Top.

    How is the White House Education policy driving Quality Education and Student Progress / Success?  Are we really closing the 'GAP'? Do we understand Common Core, School Ratings, the Charter School Movement and Teacher Evaluation?


    What do we really think about the National Education Policy?


    Listen, Talk, Learn and Act.

    Invite young people to listen.  Listen weekly.  Call in 347.855.8603 or post a question/comment in our chat room

  • 00:45

    EDUCATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA: TOM WHITBY RETURNS

    in Education

    THE KING OF EDUCATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA


    TOM WHITBY RETURNS


    Tom asked me what I needed for the show and I told him that I needed a shot of Whitby. So do you ! Tom just got back from the International Conference in Qatar, so we'll spend a qatar of the show talking about that amongst other things including  Tom's books and the  'new product EdChat'.


     


    @tomwhitby


     


    Presented by  FUNDS FOR LEARNING


    www.fundsforlearning.com  @ffl

  • 02:03

    The educational assault on black children Featuring Dr. Roma Benjamin

    in Spirituality

    Roma J. Benjamin is an educator in both the spiritual and secular arenas. Her parents Porter and Mary Jane Benjamin Sr. were strong advocates of education although theirs was limited. She knew from a young age she was destined to be an educator to the multitude. Her unique personality and tough but fair love approach allows her to not only educate children and be a positive role model. Benjamin is also the Senior Pastor of Greater Faith Ministries, Harrisburg, PA.  She is also the founder of New Sound Literacy and Technology Center.  Pastor Benjamin’s boldness and total commitment to the Word of God is evidence of her “no-nonsense” approach to very sensitive and difficult situations. Illiteracy is a sensitive issue in which she has had firsthand experience with. During her tenure as a teacher and principal, she experienced failing students passed through the system with very little chance of recovery. Fighting in a failing system for the life of students, she decided that ‘enough is enough’ and walked away from a six-digit job to obey a God-given mandate, a call to action to address the perpetual culture of functionally illiterate children. Dr. Benjamin has been in public school education for 18 years. She taught grades 1-8 and also served as principal in elementary, alternative education, middle and high school. Dr. Benjamin was sent to buildings that were failing academically and had major behavioral issues. The grace of God and the anointing on her life allowed her to bring much change, where buildings went from failure to success. In addition to being a pastor and recently retired principal, Dr. Benjamin is currently writing her 1st book entitled, “Crossing the Finish Line-Only to Begin the Journey.” She has appeared on the Word Network and continues to be on a variety of radio talk show interviews discussing the illiteracy issues. 


    www.testourkids.com - http://www.newsoundltc.com/

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