Minecraft: Education Edition

https://pinecast.com/listen/41a5d9db-2bab-4bb7-a4aa-7f2dde385b8c.mp3 How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education was able to license Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) for ALL (approximately) 300,000 users in our Office 365 tenant. All users have successfully … Continue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition”

As Heard on The Planning Period Podcast…

I had a great opportunity to record with Brad Shreffler (Twitter, Website) of The Planning Period Podcast. Brad and I took part in a MADPD session hosted by Shane Lawrence (Twitter, Podcast) and connected to speak for his podcast. On this episode we discuss “the value of reaching across the silos of our roles and … Continue reading “As Heard on The Planning Period Podcast…”

New Leadership for Wayne County Schools w/Todd Alexander

https://pinecast.com/listen/11bbfb0d-280c-45f6-94c5-39dc667d3854.mp3New Leadership for Wayne County Schools Todd Alexander (Twitter, LinkedIn) is the current superintendent of Wayne County Schools in West Virginia. He was a classroom teacher and administrator with Cabell County Schools for twenty plus years before making the move to Wayne County. Todd was instrumental in the introduction of the Handle With Care program in … Continue reading “New Leadership for Wayne County Schools w/Todd Alexander”

What is a Freshman Academy and Why Should my High School Have One?

https://pinecast.com/listen/a446f182-4226-46e1-beb4-75494cec2504.mp3Freshman Academies: Today’s episode is a look at freshman academies and the impact they can have in a high school for the betterment of, not just the students, but the school as a whole. My guests are Bekka Atkins (email, Twitter) and Will Totten (email, Twitter, LinkedIn). Bekka Atkins is currently serving as the Academy … Continue reading “What is a Freshman Academy and Why Should my High School Have One?”

WV Board of Education Policies on Comment

The following policies are out for comment from the West Virginia Board of Education until 12/11/2017: POLICY 2510 – Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs  Proposed Changes Comment Form POLICY 2460 – Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet Proposed Changes Comment Form Take the time to … Continue reading “WV Board of Education Policies on Comment”

Telling your Story as an Educator w/Mat Deveaney

https://pinecast.com/listen/3a408659-fd16-4809-9d6c-77f765d40068.mp3On today’s episode I’m joined by Mat Deveaney (@TheMrDevizzle). Mat grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and now teaches 8th grade math at Weir Middle School in Weirton, WV. We discuss how educators can share their story and how that he is doing so daily with his Vlog on YouTube. I share several responses from the … Continue reading “Telling your Story as an Educator w/Mat Deveaney”