Episode 048: Hitting Control Alt Achieve with @ericcurts

In this episode, Keven interviews Eric Curts, a seasoned veteran of education, presenter, author, and all-around great guy! They talk about all things Google, conferences, and take a spin on the MAGIC wheel.  Eric is the author of the book and blog Control Alt Achieve. The book is full of great project ideas and tips for getting started.  You can pick up a copy of your own here on Amazon.

Eric is an Authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator and has had the privilege of providing thousands of hours of training and consulting for schools and organizations all across Ohio and around the country for more than twenty years.

He provides a wide range of services including training, presentations, and consulting with a focus on all things related to Google Apps.  You can contact him at ericcurts@gmail.com for more information or discuss your needs and how he can assist you.

Episode 047: My Passion for Effective Teaching with Larry Mumford

In this episode, Keven interviews Larry Mumford, an educator with a zest for the classroom that is sure to leave you inspired! Listen to learn about building a rapport before students even enter your classroom!

  • Larry Mumford brings 55 years of classroom experience to the teaching-learning process. 
  • He has served as an elementary teacher, principal’s designee, building manager, intervention specialist, literacy coach, and instructional coach in urban, suburban, and parochial schools.
  • Larry was nominated for Ohio Teacher of the Year on two different occasions and featured in Ohio Schools Publications.  
  • His coaching has been in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education, the Center for Essential School Reform, the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, the EDWorks Foundation, Cleveland State University, and Independent Consulting. 
  • He has provided Professional Development sessions and follow-through coaching in Grades PreK-12 in Avon Lake, Lorain, Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, Detroit, Saginaw, and Albany.  

To purchase a copy of “My Passion for Effective Teaching” for $15 or to contact Larry, send him an email at Lmumfo@gmail.com

Episode 046: Creating a New Reality with Michael Fricano II

In this episode, Keven discusses the use of augmented and virtual reality in education as well as Makerspaces with Michael Fricano II.
Michael is a K-6 Technology Integration Specialist and a MakerEd educator at ‘Iolani School. He is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and an ambassador for many of his favorite EdTech tools!From 2009 to 2014 he helped transition a public elementary school in Hawaii to become a Google Apps for Education school, which included providing Google Apps training for teachers and students and taking on the role of Google Apps Super Administrator. Now, he serves as a K-6 Technology Integration Specialist and a MakerEd educator at ‘Iolani School. He became a Google for Education Certified Trainer in 2014. And he’s been providing professional development to public and private schools and at conferences for more than 10 years. He has served as a President for HSTE (Hawaii Society for Technology in Education – ISTE affiliate) and now serves on the Board and leads their PD Committee.

Episode 045: Getting to Know @kathyschrock

In this episode, Keven has a resource-packed conversation with Kathy Schrock. Hear about how to make your conference experiences awesome (virtual and in-person) as well as ways to make your classroom technology situation better for the students you serve.

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist.

She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990’s, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Innovator, an Amazon Teacher Innovator, an Apple Teacher 2016, an Alpha Squirrel, a ThingLink Certified Educator, a MakerBot Curriculum Creator, and a Discovery Education Guru.

In 1995, Kathy created the award-winning site, Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators, to help teachers easily wade through the many resources on the Web. In 1999, she partnered with Discovery Education and maintained the site until late 2012 when the site was retired. Kathy’s current online resources may be found on Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything!

In addition to teaching online, Kathy writes, speaks, blogs, tweets, and conducts professional development workshops, presentations, and keynotes both nationally and internationally. She is known for her practical presentations dealing with pedagogically-sound practices for the embedding of technology seamlessly into teaching and learning. Kathy’s passions are online tools to support classroom instruction, the role of emerging technologies in the classroom, infographics, tablets in the classroom, assessment and rubrics, copyright and intellectual property, and gadgets of any type! You can find her on Twitter (@kathyschrock), Skype (kathyschrock), LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and on many other social networks!

Episode 044: Finding Creativity Everywhere with @AmandaFoxSTEM

In this episode, Keven discusses STEM, creativity, Esports, and much more with Amanda Fox.

Amanda Fox, is a  7th grade English teacher at Holy Trinity Parish School in Louisville, Kentucky and the founder of STEAMPunksEdu.com and MetaInkPublishing.com. She has taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, Film, Journalism, and enjoys writing, illustrating, and cooking in her free time. Recipient of the 2016 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, recognized as a PBS Digital innovator for her initiatives in enhancing student learning with technology, Fox has also served as President of the Young Educator Network for ISTE, and received the President’s Volunteer Award in 2018. She is the author of Teachingland: A Teacher’s Survival Guide to the Classroom ApocalypseZom-Be A Design Thinker, and Markertown.  She has an affinity for coffee mugs, nerdy t-shirts, and can always be found in heels.  Learn more or connect with Amanda on Twitter @AmandaFoxSTEM

For more information on booking Amanda for keynotes, workshops, design thinking led sessions, or video conferencing/virtual book readings with your class or school go to the contact page.

Markertown: https://www.markertown.com/?fbclid=IwAR1MFAkEVcmScG_U56QhbFm6oBQaC-BLQlp93WPkbfO0x8qw0tjy5GJ9-6E

MetaInk Publishing:

https://www.metainkpublishing.com/?fbclid=IwAR2MX0vl0K7ld_izHIAUt4_NWQEHYbtZtzdkMBwaH3IFJyLvB6uBAfouHKs

Markertown Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markertown/markertown?ref=8bhey4&token=4df0da8d

Episode 043: Being a Hacker of Leadership with @Joe_Sanfelippo

In this episode, Keven has a conversation with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo (@Joe_Sanfelippo) about leadership and the importance of celebrating success.  Joe is a superintendent at the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI (#GoCrickets).  Joe is an award-winning school leader, author, speaker, and all-around great guy.  To learn more about Joe and all of the great things he is associated with visit his site: http://www.jsanfelippo.com/ and follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joe_Sanfelippo

Episode 042: Keeping Your Eyes Open with @DailySTEM

In this episode, Keven has a conversation with Math Teacher, Chris Woods from Michigan.  Chris has been a math teacher for over twenty years, is the host of the STEM Every Day Podcast and runs www.dailystem.com.  Chris is an advocate for finding STEM in all the things we do on a daily basis and recently published the book, Daily STEM (available on Amazon here).