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Coronavirus Chronicles 025 – International School of Amsterdam

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 025 is below. Thank you, Shannon Hancock, Rania, and Trinabh, for sharing how the International School of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. This was my first episode with students and of course you were FANTASTIC. I appreciated hearing how ISA has been implementing a full International Baccalaureate program via distance learning, and your Stories That Move project that we discussed is an awesome example of student agency that makes a difference in the world. For those who are interested in learning more about the project, here are some resources from ISA students Rania, Trinabh, Leilani, and Zozi:

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Other conversation series that may be of interest are below. Check them out!

Conversation series with educators during the pandemic

Coronavirus Chronicles 024 – Edina Public Schools

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 024 is below. Thank you, Michael Walker and Sean Beaverson, for sharing how the Edina Public Schools in Minnesota are adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated hearing about how your school district is trying to ensure that students have some deeper learning opportunities, even during the pandemic. 

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Other conversation series that may be of interest are below. Check them out!

Conversation series with educators during the pandemic

Coronavirus Chronicles 023 – Dhahran Middle School

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 023 is below. Thank you, Danny Gordon, for sharing how the Dhahran Middle School in Saudi Arabia is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated hearing about your school’s thoughtful and proactive pre-planning and how your educators have enacted iChoose Tuesdays for students.

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Other conversation series that may be of interest are below. Check them out!

Conversation series with educators during the pandemic

Coronavirus Chronicles 022 – Grossmont Union High School District

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 022 is below. Thank you, Dan McDowell, for sharing how the Grossmont Union High School District in California is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated hearing about how your educators are staggering classes and classwork right now to accommodate the needs of students and families. Smartly done!

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Other conversation series that may be of interest are below. Check them out!

Conversation series with educators during the pandemic

Coronavirus Chronicles 021 – San Diego County Office of Education

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 021 is below. Thank you, Adina Sullivan-Marlow, for sharing how the San Diego County Office of Education in California is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated hearing about the complexity of trying to serve the county’s school districts, educators, and families right now.

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Other conversation series that may be of interest are below. Check them out!

Conversation series with educators during the pandemic

Coronavirus Chronicles 020 – Arrow Academy Charter Schools

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 020 is below. Thank you, Jim Christensen, for sharing how the Arrow Academy Charter Schools in Texas have been adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated hearing about all the ways that you’re trying to maintain learning opportunities for your students!

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Other conversation series that may be of interest are below. Check them out!

Conversation series with educators during the pandemic

Coronavirus Chronicles 019 – Milwaukee Jewish Day School

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 019 is below. Thank you, Aaron Lippman and Jori Broidy, for sharing how the Milwaukee Jewish Day School in Wisconsin has been adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated how you’re trying to create interesting peer-to-peer, multimedia learning opportunities for your students!

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Also, my co-author, Dean Shareski, has started a similar podcast, What’s Happening?, which is focused a little more on instructional issues than leadership. Check it out!

Who wants to join me for a course on leadership during a crisis or leadership for social justice?

Online learning iconNeed some recertification credits? Looking for an interesting class? Hope you’ll join us this summer!

I have a little room in my teaching schedule so I am offering two online Master’s-level courses this summer:

EDUC 5001 E50. Special Topics: Leadership During a Crisis (3 credits, online) [Class # 20597]

Crises big and small occur regularly in organizations. The global pandemic has highlighted numerous individual and institutional responses – both successful and unsuccessful – to a major crisis. In this class we are going to talk about crisis leadership. We will highlight the individual / collective mindsets, organizational strategies, leadership behaviors, and support structures necessary to navigate crisis situations. While most organizational crises will be smaller than the COVID-19 pandemic, we can learn lessons from this and other incidents about how to best prepare ourselves to be effective leaders when crises occur. We will do a pre-assessment at the beginning of the course to see what you already know and what you’d like to learn!

Class Meetings

Every Tuesday, June 9 through July 28, 2020. 5pm to 7pm Mountain, in Zoom.
We also will have a Canvas course shell for readings, assignments, and other activities.

[This course will be applicable to both schools and non-education organizations!]

EDUC 5652 E50. Leadership for Social Justice (3 credits, online) [Class # 20596]

In this class we are going to talk about equity literacy, equity visits and audits, how to have difficult conversations about race and racism, equity-focused learning communities, color-brave leadership, and lots of other important stuff. The bulk of our class meeting times each week will be spent addressing real-world, equity-focused school leadership case studies and scenarios. We will do a pre-assessment at the beginning of the course to see what you already know and what you’d like to learn!

Class Meetings

Every Monday, June 8 through July 27, 2020. 5pm to 7pm Mountain, in Zoom.
We also will have a Canvas course shell for readings, assignments, and other activities.

[This course will focus on P-12 school equity issues!]

Contact me if you are interested or have questions!

University of Colorado Denver students can register for these courses through their student portal. Everyone else can register using the information below:

Coronavirus Chronicles 018 – Northern Cass School District

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 018 is below. Thank you, Cory Steiner, for sharing how the Northern Cass School District in North Dakota has been adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated your emphasis on family and community engagement and our conversation about some new possibilities for next school year.

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Also, my co-author, Dean Shareski, has started a similar podcast, What’s Happening?, which is focused a little more on instructional issues than leadership. Check it out!

Coronavirus Chronicles 017 – International School of Luxembourg

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over.

Episode 017 is below. Thank you, John Mikton, for sharing how the International School of Luxembourg has been adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I greatly appreciated your focus on structures, teamwork, and recalibration.

See the complete list of episodes, which also are available as a podcast channel on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, please get in touch. 

Also, my co-author, Dean Shareski, has started a similar podcast, What’s Happening?, which is focused a little more on instructional issues than leadership. Check it out!