• 00:22

    KDSL Chats with Marni Barron of Soul Tree, LLC

    in Education

    KDSL highlights people and organizations who are working locally, domestically, or globally on innovative ideas in education. On 11 March at 12noon KDSL will chat with Marni Barron. Marni Barron is an educator who has worked in the education field for 20 years and is also a doctoral candidate in educational leadership.  She has used a deliberate system of strategies with students at risk of failure in Michigan, Maryland and Washington, D.C. 


    After nearly a decade of isolating and often alienating solution-seeking research, she developed a formula in which to integrate a deliberate system of brain-based scientific strategies with the current education reform effort’s national blueprint.  This plan preserves the integrity of research-based educational practices and threads them into the existing structure of reform ideology. Soul Tree is symbolically rooted in the heart of the nation’s capital which provides on-going access to local, national and global partners interested in bridging the gaps within education reform


    Ms. Barron has received numerous awards to include recognition as a highly effective educator in D.C. Public Schools, excellence in leadership from the YMCA of Greater Washington, D.C. and selected to represent the United States of American through a Congressional delegation at the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Ms. Barron has B.A. in Elementary Education from Howard University, a M.A. in Teaching from Marygrove College and will complete her Doctorial studies in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Effective Schools at Grand Canyon University in 2015.

  • 00:23

    KDSL chats with Jason Gorman of Six Red Marbles

    in Education

    KDSL highlights people and organizations who are working locally, domestically, or globally on innovative ideas in education. On 18 February at 12noon KDSL will chat with Jason Gorman, Director of Learning Experience Design at Six Red Marbles, works with his team to shape the learner’s environment as a natural, vibrant, intellectual and emotionally-engaging space—in which learners build their own knowledge. Jason started out as an English teacher, working with international students in San Francisco as well as in the United Arab Emirates. It was there that he discovered his passion for creating relevant, engaging, and memorable educational experiences through the use of technology. Before starting at Six Red Marbles, Jason consulted as Instructional Designer within the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he led design of the school’s first fully-online executive education program—a training ground for international leaders in government and non-profit education. He also served as Senior Instructional Designer for Simmons College, where he worked across disciplines, and as Instructional Designer for Boston University, where he helped establish design practices for fully-online curriculum. Today, his insights are at work across K-12 schools, universities, non-profits and businesses. Jason has an MEd in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

  • 00:30

    KDSL talks with Dr. Chris Mason of Center for Educational Improvement

    in Education

    KDSL highlights people and organizations who are working locally, domestically, or globally on innovative ideas in education. On 15 April at 12noon KDSL will chat with Christine Mason. Christine Mason is the CEO of the Center for Educational Improvement, a small non-profit dedicated to leadership for 21st Century Learning.  Dr. Mason has a background in educational psychology, special education, and educational leadership, and in particular the needs and concerns of elementary school principals.  As a researcher she has developed and served as a Principal Investigator on projects focusing on student self determination, inclusion, teacher mentoring, and Transition to Teaching -- an alternative certification program.   She has also received state and local contracts for Race to the Top school improvement initiatives. From 2011-2013 Dr. Mason directed research and professional development for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and she continues to collaborate withNAESP to develop and promote principal mentoring for 21st century learning. In fact her office is co-located with NAESP and the NAESP Foundation continues to contribute resources towards Dr.Mason's initiatives.   


    Dr. Mason has worked with charter schools, trained teachers as an Associate Professor of Special Education, been an interim principal for an international boarding school in India, served on school review teams in Dubai, and developed a network of consultants to deliver technical assistance to schools.  During the past year she has co-authored two research studies on principal leadership for the Common Core and one international article on NAESP's principal mentoring program.

  • 00:16

    KDSL talks with Emily Blackshire about Gap Year

    in Education

    KDSL will interview for intern Emily Blackshire on 26 March at 12noon EST. She grew up in a small town in South Carolina. Throughout the years, she worked on various summer projects through the US with after school programs and summer camps geared towards children in underserved communities. In 2010 and 2011 she spent weeks in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania working with a primary school and an HIV clinic that directed her attentions towards education and job creation projects in the developing countries. She became a regular tutor in an immigrant community in her SC town and interned with KDSL during the spring and summer of 2012, where the value of education was solidified a hundredfold for her. She spent autumn of 2012 working with Light Gives Heat, a nonprofit working in job creation to an IDP community in Uganda and volunteering with preteen girls at a primary school across the street from her Jinja home. She is currently living in the DC area interning at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a social entrepreneurship company that gives innovators worldwide a chance to pursue their efforts in world change. She is currently working on becoming TEFL certified in order to teach English and literacy classes to the non-English speaking immigrants in her SC community this summer. To access her blog, you can check out http://emilyblackshire.wordpress.com.

  • 00:22

    KDSL chats with Abner Oakes

    in Education

    KDSL is a Global Education Consulting Organization that partners with education organizations worldwide to increase student achievement, teacher knowledge, and education leadership. On November 25 at 12noon EST KDSL will chat with Abner Oakes,  a veteran education consultant based in the Washington, DC area, having worked in and with schools, school districts, and state education agencies for more than 30 years. Most recently, he was a Senior Program Associate at Learning Point Associates, where worked on a variety of contracts, from U.S. federal (The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement) to state level (Illinois State Board of Education) to school district (Winner School District, Winner, SD). Previously, he worked for nine years at Modern Red SchoolHouse, a provider of high-quality staff development to schools and districts; consulted for organizations such as Eduventures, the D.C. Public Charter School Board, the Center for Education Reform, Walch Education, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School f

  • 00:24

    KDSL talks with Sean Daly of Skywork

    in Education

    KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education. Sean Daly is founder and CEO of Skywork. He has a rich background in building large-scale software applications - most recently, he was Chief of Product at ContractRoom - an online negotiation system. Before that he held several positions at web design and financial software companies. Sean is a graduate of Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA and also attended the London School of Economics and La Universidad de Chile. Join us at 12noon EST on 20 August 2013 to learn more about Sean and Skywork.

  • 00:25

    KDSL talks with The Hero Round Table Creators

    in Education

    KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education.  Matt Langdon is a hero trainer. He teaches kids and adults how to be heroes with his Hero Construction Company programs. He is also the cofounder of the Hero Round Table, an international conference on heroism that will be happening in Genesee County at the start of November.
    Adam Hartley is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Swartz Creek, Michigan and the  Co-Founder/Organizer of The Hero Round Table and co-moderator of #COLchat (Culture of Learning).  Born and raised in Genesee County he is married to Nicole and they have three teenage children-Taylor, Adam, Cameron. He believes everyone should write their own story in life through positive deviance and taking action.  
     
    Visit http://www.heroroundtable.com for more on The Hero Round Table to be held in November 2013.

  • 00:20

    KDSL talks with Pam Allyn of LitWorld

    in Education

      KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education. The next show will be on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 12noon EST with Pam Allyn. Pam is widely known as a motivational speaker advocating for reading and writing as human rights that belong to all people. Her personal quest to bring literacy to every child stems from a deeper desire to bring dignity to every child, and to empower children to read and write powerfully, effectively and with passion in ways that will change their worlds and the worlds of others. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post and in The New York Times.??Pam is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, and is also the Executive Director and founder of LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement. She is the author of the acclaimed and award-winning "What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child-And All The Best Times To Read Them" (Penguin Avery) and the Complete Year Series (Scholastic), among other titles. Her most recent books are "Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives" (Scholastic), "Your Child’s Writing Life" (Penguin Avery), and "Be Core Ready: Powerful, Effective Steps to Implementing and Achieving the Common Core State Standards" (Pearson).??Pam is the 2012 Global Ambassador for Scholastic's Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life Campaign, she is on the English Language Arts Scope and Sequence Advisory Group for the New York City Department of Education, and the Advisory Boards of the Dream Charter School in Harlem, the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, and James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead.  

  • 00:20

    KDSL with Bunmi Akinnusotu

    in Education

     
    KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education. The next show will be on Tuesday March 12, 2012 from 6:00-6:30p.m. EST and will feature an interview with Bunmi Akinnusotu.  Bunmi is a corporate fundraiser for a global health and human services non-profit.

  • 00:13

    Interview with KDSL intern Emily Blackshire

    in Education

     
    KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education. The next show will be on Tuesday 10 July 2012 from 12:00noon-12:15p.m. EST and will feature an interview with KDSL Intern Emily Blackshire. Emily is a recent high school graduate from Hilton Head Preparatory School. She tutors in less developed neighborhoods in her area and is an active member of St. Luke’s Church. After spending time in Tanzania, she became even more passionate about human rights, specifically in education.

  • 00:15

    KDSL talks with Sid Djerfi of Teach First

    in Education

     
    KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education. The next show will be on Tuesday 12 June 2012 from 2:00-2:15p.m. EST (19:00-19:15pm UK time) and will feature an interview with Sid Djerfi, Associate Director of Regional Expansion at Teach First. Teach First is based in the UK and their mission is to address educational disadvantage by transforming exceptional graduates into effective, inspirational teachers and leaders in all fields. For more information visit http://www.teachfirst.org.uk/TFHome/.

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