Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - Stages of Personalized Learning with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey

On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey about the Stages of Personalized Learning.

Barbara is co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and is a Creative Learning Strategist who believes that anyone at any age can learn. She has worked with schools, districts, individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations around the world to facilitate change and design new learning environments. Barbara is a teacher, writer, educational technologist, change agent, risk-taker, instructional designer, connector, and visionary. She coined and trademarked the phrase “Making Learning Personal” in 2000 because she always believed that learning needs to start with the learner and that every learner matters. She was introduced to Kathleen McClaskey over four years ago. This led them to start Personalize Learning to share research, models and the voices of thought leaders. 
Barbara has assisted large and small organizations to build online communities for teachers to connect and share teaching practice through action research and lesson study. She builds coaching programs where teachers are facilitators, advisors, and "guides on the side." Barbara is asked to facilitate visioning sessions, write strategic plans, recommend resources and makes it her job to determine what is authentic, valid, cost-effective, safe, user-friendly, and relevant for her clients. She is relentlessly researching how to personalize learning so all learners follow their passion so they discover their purpose.
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Kathleen is a recognized UDL Expert and Digital Learning Consultant with over 28 years experience in using technology in the classroom. Kathleen is a frequent international, national and regional workshop presenter on topics that include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Technology for Diverse Learners, and Math and Technology: Bringing Research to Practice. In 2007, she was awarded a three-year NH Math and Science Partnership grant for the “Science4All” project, applying UDL principles in the science classroom.  In 2009, Kathleen designed and directed the Tools for Learning Math Intervention Project where tools were applied to UDL researched-based instruction in math.  In late 2009, she became the professional development director of three ARRA technology funded projects in NH to create 21st Century Classrooms.  In all of these projects, Kathleen developed Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and a UDL lesson design structure for project teachers to support the learning of all students. 

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - 5 Questions on Leadership with Dr. Sandy Chambers

On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Dr. Sandy Chambers about leadership.

Sandy Chambers is an elementary school principal in the Wake County Public Schools System in Raleigh, NC. She is in her nineteenth year as an educator and has teaching and administration experience in the Durham Public Schools System and Wake County Public Schools System in North Carolina. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University. She received her Doctorate of Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At her current school of over one thousand students, she is leading the transformative digital journey from BYOD – Bring Your Own Device to Digital Learning as well as in the initial stages of implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), a cultural change for student success.

Connect with Dr. Chambers via Twitter @DrSandyChambers

The Dr. Will Show - Online Learning in K-12 with Susan Patrick (CEO and President of iNACOL)

Susan Patrick
President & CEO, iNACOL

On today's episode, I chat with Susan Patrick about online learning in K-12 education.

Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). iNACOL is a nonprofit providing policy advocacy, publishing research, developing quality standards, and driving the transformation to personalized, competency-based, blended and online learning forward.

She is the former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and wrote the National Educational Technology Plan in 2005 for Congress. She served as legislative liaison for Governor Hull in Arizona, ran a distance learning campus as a Site Director for Old Dominion University’s TELETECHNET program, and served as legislative staff on Capitol Hill

Patrick was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2016. In 2014, she was named a Pahara– Aspen Education Fellow. In 2011, she was named to the International Advisory Board for the European Union program for lifelong learning.

Patrick holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College. 

Connect with Susan on Twitter via @susandpatrick.

The Dr. Will Show - Leadership with Dr. Brittney Clinton

On today's episode, I chat with Dr. Brittney Clinton about leadership.

Brittney N. Clinton began her professional journey on the prestigious campus of Winston Salem State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Education fall 2009. She continued to pursue her educational goals at Strayer University where she obtained her Masters degree in Education Leadership and Management in 2012.
Her drive for enhancing her expertise and knowledge in education leadership did not stop there; therefore, she registered in spring 2012 to pursue doctoral studies at Capella University in Education Leadership and Management. Dr. Clinton is a proud recent 2015 graduate of Capella University. She fulfills the roles of  a learning coach for Southern New Hampshire University and associate professor at Forsyth Technical Community College and ITT Technical Institute.
Over the past few years, Dr. Clinton fulfilled many leadership roles, big and small with the Alpha Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the The Order of the Eastern Star PHA. Dr. Clinton currently serve as the Vice-President of the Alpha Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and Board member for South Little League Baseball.
Her passion resides in coaching, mentoring, inspiring, and professional networking. She plan to be the next game changer for other young scholars by implementing innovative and democratic leadership behaviors. As always; “Continue to be a beacon of light”!
Connect with Dr. Clinton via Twitter: @BClintonMED

The Dr. Will Show - Becoming a Business with Vicky Llerena

On today's episode, I chat with Vicky Llerena, Co-founder and CEO of Social Vibes Media, about becoming entrepreneur.

Vicky Llerena is SVM’s host, content creator, and public relations strategist. No amateur to the media industry, Vicky brings with her over eight years of experience having worked at Univision WXTV-41, Hudson Media Group, and PRNewswire. She works with clients to manage all their media communications needs. Aside from managing SVM, Vicky is also an adjunct professor at Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey City Institute of Technology and Hudson County Community College. Vicky is a proud member of the New York Journalism Press Club.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - Self-efficacy with Dr. Amy Fast

On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Dr. Amy Fast about self-efficacy in K-12 education.

Dr. Amy Fast is a first year administrator at McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Oregon, serving as a curriculum assistant principal. Prior to being assistant principal, Dr. Fast was a fourth and fifth grade teacher for ten years and then an instructional coach at both the elementary and middle levels where she observed teachers to provide feedback, modeled in classrooms, and led professional development. Last spring Dr. Fast got her doctorate from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and this November her book, It's the Mission, Not the Mandates, which was adapted from my dissertation was published by Rowman and Littlefield.