Edu All-Stars – Session 43: John Fritzky

Video Interview with John Fritzky at 8:00 CST tonight

John Fritzky is the assistant principal at Byram TWP Intermediate in New Jersey.

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Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 43: Deanna Jump

Video Interview with Deanna Jump

Deanna Jump has been teaching for about 17 years and is one of the top-selling teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers. Deanna travels around the country sharing her creative ideas with other educators.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Deanna’s background in education
  • Working in the primary school classroom
  • How she got started on Teachers Pay Teachers
  • When she began to find success on Teachers Pay Teachers
  • How Teachers Pay Teachers has helped immediate family
  • Overcoming objections to people that don’t believe in the TpT model
  • Advice to new sellers
  • Speaking on the professional development circuit
  • Passions in education

Links that were mentioned in this podcast:

Deanna’s TpT Store

Deanna’s blog 

Teaching with Intention

Reading with Meaning

GoNoodle

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I’m a huge fan of Teachers pay Teachers and getting to speak Deanna Jump is at the top of her game over there.  We had a great time visiting with here and hope that you enjoyed the conversation as much as we did. Check out our  archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

GoNoodle brain breaks are designed to help kids get their wiggles out, refocus the classroom and stimulate learning in 5 minutes or less. We love using GoNoodle in our classroom because it’s free, super easy to use, and offers a variety of activities including running, dancing, stretching and deep-breathing.  Open your free account here.

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 42: Victoria Olson

Video Interview with Victoria Olson

Victoria Olson is a grade 3/4 teacher and technology coach at West Langley Elementary in Langley, British Columbia.  She co-founded #bcedchat, EdCamp35, and the EdTech Mentorship Network to increase networking between BC educators and to enrich the focus on professional development within the province.

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In this session you will learn about:

  • Victoria’s background in education
  • The start of #bcedchat
  • Edtech mentorship network
  • Differenes in education systems of USA and Canada
  • Promoting student voice within the classroom
  • Being a ‘connected educator’

Links that were mentioned in this podcast:

 

TechSmith

Victoria’s Blog

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We loved having Victoria on the show and learning about what she’s doing to change education. She has begun some great things that we support and encourage, and wish her the best of luck in future endeavors! She is really changing education and is undoubtedly an EduAllStar. Check out our  archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 41: Zak Malamed

Video interview with Zak Malamed

Zak Malamed is the founder and executive director of the Student Voice and believes firmly that students are today’s change-makers.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Zak’s background as a student
  • #StuVoice Movement
  • Goals of #StuVoice
  • Social media and the student voice movement
  • SXSW Edu visit
  • Push back from student voice?
  • Student voice passions

Links that were mentioned in this podcast:

SXSW Edu

TechSmith

StuVoice

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We enjoyed having Zak on the show and wish him the best of luck with the StuVoice movement.  He is doing some really amazing things in education and is definitely and EduAllStar. Check out our  archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 40: AJ Juliani

Video Interview with AJ Juliani

AJ Juliani currently works as a K-12 Technology Staff Developer overseeing a 1:1 initiative.  He’s a firm believer in #20time & #geniushour.  He’s also the founder and chief-editor of Education Is My Life.

In this session you will learn about:

  • AJ Juliani’s educational background
  • Stepping out of the classroom and into an EdTech role
  • Genius Hour and 20 Time Projects
  • Education is My Life website
  • The Best and Next in Education digital magazine
  • How to gamify your next professional development
  • Challenges of 1:1 implementations at school
  • Turning on/off creative juices
  • Passions in education

Links mentioned in this episode:

GeniusHour.com  /  Genius Hour Wiki  /  Genius Hour Live Binder

Education in My Life Blog

The Best and Next in Education Digital Magazine

Gamification of professional development

Jamesclear.com

Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson

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AJ Juliani has been on our list for a long time now and he did not disappoint.  He’s doing amazing things in and out of school in to support kids and teachers.  My brain hasn’t stopped spinning since we did the interview.  Check out our archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

 

 

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 39: Joe Sanfelippo

Video Interview with Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent in Fall Creek, Wisconsin and the co-host of the BrandEd Podcast.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Joe’s background in education
  • The jump from the classroom into administration
  • Challenges and rewards of being a superintendent
  • Importance of administrators using technology
  • The joys of being a connected educator
  • Podcast with Tony Sinanis
  • Goals for students within the district
  • Passions as an educator

Links that were mentioned in this podcast:

Joe Sanfelippo Blog

BrandEd Blog

Todd Whitaker Books

Chester Elton Books

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times

TechSmith

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Joe Sanfelippo is truly one of the great ones in education. His enthusiasm is top-notch. I wanted to fly up and work with him immediately after the show. Check out our  archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

 

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 38: Brad Gustafson

Video Interview with Brad Gustafson

Brad Gustafson is a innovative principal at Greenwood Elementary school in Plymouth, Minnesota doing incredible things to push his school to think outside the box!

In this session you will learn about:

  • Brad’s background in education
  • The jump from the classroom into administration
  • Great qualities that hiring administrators want
  • Most difficult aspect of administration
  • Technology in administration
  • World Book Talk
  • Augmented reality in education
  • Advice for teachers on implementing tech
  • Major goals
  • Passions as an educator

Links that were mentioned in this podcast:

Brad Gustafson’s Blog

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Brad has been someone on our list for a very long time.  We’re glad that we caught him on short notice for this interview and really enjoyed speaking with him.  He’s a great follow on Twitter! Check out our archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

 

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Session 37: Kyle Pace

Video Interview with Kyle Pace

Kyle Pace is an Instructional Technology Specialist for a K-12 school district near Kansas City, MO.  He is also a Google certified teacher and one of the organizers of #edcampkc.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Kyle’s background in education
  • The jump from the classroom into administration
  • Becoming a Google certified teacher
  • The influence of Google in the educational world
  • Top Tech Tools
  • Current education books
  • What it means to be a connected educator
  • How to impact policy change in education
  • Integrating more tech into classrooms
  • Major goals
  • Passions as an educator

Links that were mentioned in this podcast:

Kyle Pace Blog 

Dewsly.com

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times

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The chat with Kyle Pace was great.  We are both looking forward to meeting Kyle in person when he keynotes Google Summit in Brenham this spring.  Check out our  archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Episode 36: Alan Sitomer


Video Interview with Alan Sitomer

Alan Sitomer is California’s 2007 Teacher of the Year. In addition to having been an inner-city high school English teacher and former professor in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Sitomer is a nationally renowned speaker specializing in engaging reluctant readers.  Mr. Sitomer has also authored 16 books to date for esteemed publishers such as Disney, Scholastic, Penguin/Putnam, RB Education and Triumph Learning.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Alan’s entry into the teaching profession
  • Differences in teaching at a public school and at the collegiate level
  • Alan’s journey as an author
  • California’s teacher of the year
  • What changes should be made to public education
  • Advice to his former self
  • Current passions in education

Links mentioned in this episode:

Books from Alan Sitomer

Alan Sitomer’s Website

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I had to sit on the sidelines for this interview with technical issues, but really enjoyed listening to the guys chat with Alan Sitomer.  He was witty, passionate, and engaging throughout the entire interview.  Those three things definitely make him an EduAllStar!  Check out our archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.

 

Edu All-Stars Podcast – Episode 35: Mallory Fundora


Video Interview with Mallory Fundora

13 Year old Mallory Fundora is the founder of the organization Project Yesu.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Project Yesu
  • Winning a Bammy award as a student
  • Role models in Mallory’s life
  • What would you change about public school?
  • Thoughts on the education system through the eyes of an 8th grader
  • Future goals 

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It was such an inspiration to talk with Mallory and learn more about her passions around the world.  She has an amazing heart and a true calling to help others.  The world is a much better place with her in it.  Check out our archived sessions and stay tuned for more great sessions with eduallstars in the future.