Episode 3.9: I’m Trying For A Sports Metaphor Here

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris answer two big questions. In their Mastermind PBA Voxer group Chris posed these two questions to the other members to elicit their feedback. On this episode, Erin and Chris decide to answer those two questions for their listeners.

The two questions are:

What is one pivot you’ve made this year based on the PBA ideals?

And

Based on the statement “Don’t let the ghosts of past successes outvote original thinking” What is a past success you’ve had to or chosen to give up in order to progress forward with original thinking?

Feel free to follow along at home. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these two questions.

Enjoy


Until next time...peace.


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Episode 3.8: Troy Cockrum & Team Erin or Team Chris

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, We welcome Troy Cockrum. Troy is an instructional technology director in Indiana, a speaker, a Google Certified Innovator, and an author with a new book coming out.

Enjoy


Until next time...peace.


Some things Erin and Chris discuss in this episode:


  • Updates on all things PBA (1:02)

  • Table Talks (4:22)

  • Troy Cockrum interview

    • How did you get into teaching? What’s your background? (7:42)

    • PBA is based around 3 pillars: PBL, Instructional Technology, and just great teaching strategies...What are some your “pillars” of education? (13;08)

    • You’re a Google Certified Innovator...how does that fit with what you do? (15:24)

    • If you could give one piece of advice to teachers or coaches wanting to move into using instructional tech...what would it be? (20:08)

    • Learning is social (21:57)

    • New Book...Firefly Classrooms (23:44)


Listen, rate us, and Subscribe on iTunes.


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Connect with Troy Cockrum


Websites:

www.projectbasedawesome.com

www.troy-cockrum.com/fireflyclassrooms.com


Music credits:

Song: Two Men From New Jersey Artist: We Is Shore Dedicated  

Site: www.freemusicarchive.org


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Episode 3.6: If I Thought My Stomach Could Handle it, I’d Go To Space

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Chris is joined by Collin Gibbs. Collin is a social studies teacher that I had a chance to work with the last year and a half as a coach in his class. He has embraced instructional technology, project based learning, and has jumped in to a district cohort of teachers as a model classroom.


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Episode 3.5: Interview With the One and Only Tisha Richmond

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris are lucky enough to be joined by the one and only Tisha Richmond. Tisha is a Culinary Arts teacher at  South Medford school district and is a gamification guru, speaker, and just a really inspiring educator. We’re stoked to have her on the pod with us this week.

 

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Until next time...peace.

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Episode 3.4: If I Could Bathe In Cilantro I Would, I Love It So Much

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris discuss Chris’ recent trip to Colorado to visit some “innovation” schools and some thoughts and perspective he came away with.

 

Enjoy

 

Until next time...peace.

 

Some things Erin and Chris discuss in this episode:

 

  • Personal Anecdotes: What is your favorite type/style of taco? (2:38)

  • The “Innovation” schools we visited in Colorado (7:36)

  • Instructional cycle pillars: collaboration, tight feedback, targeted instruction, student agency (9:15)

  • A brand, a vision, a culture, and core values (15:02)

  • Instructional coaching in place at all schools (23:00)

  • Commonalities and PBA reaffirmation (23:38)

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Episode 3.3: 12 X 12 = 144, I still got it

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris discuss Chris’ recent work with a math cohort in his district. This cohort has been “re-thinking how they do math” and trying to reach students through project based learning, inquiry thinking and strategic grouping and workshops.

 

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Episode 3.1: It’s Going To Be A Little Bit More...How You Say...Off The Cuff?

Welcome back to the Project Based Awesome Podcast

 

In the first episode of season 3, Erin and Chris do a deep dive into what’s happening in her IP class. Erin shares her thought process based around how to help guide and teach students to do higher quality work and deeper investigation into problems in a situation where the class is very open ended. Through the discussion the two weave in and out of difficulties and possible situations and land on the “realization” that “Man, this is hard.”

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Episode 2.12: Season 2 Bonus Pod. Interview With Jeff Utecht (Video Version)

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris sit down with Jeff Utecht of www.edurolearning.com to talk about his background, where he sees education moving to in the future, and all things Project Based Awesome

 

Credits are in the show notes below.

 

Enjoy

Until next time...peace.

Some things Erin and Chris discuss in this episode:

  • Personal anecdotes (1:24)

  • Tell us about yourself (8:00)

  • How'd you get into education? (14:22)

  • How’d you get to where you are now? (17:02)

  • Top 3 nuggets for teachers getting into the project based thing? (19:00)

  • What do you miss most about classroom teaching?/What do you find most rewarding about what you do now? (30:40)

  • What’s going on with Eduro? (35:50)

  • New Book (40:40)

Listen, rate us, and Subscribe on iTunes.

 

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Website:

www.projectbasedawesome.com

www.thethinkingstick.com

www.jeffutecht.com

www.edurolearning.com

www.soslearning.org (shifting Our Schools Podcast)

www.quadblogging.net

Books/Credits:

Your Connected Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Kim Cofino (Author),‎ Chrissy Hellyer (Author),‎ Jeff Utecht (Author)

http://amzn.to/2j3Mhfp

Music credits:

Song: Two Men From New Jersey Artist: We Is Shore Dedicated  Site: www.freemusicarchive.org

Some of the links in the above post are Amazon Affiliate links, meaning that we may receive a small percentage of any purchases you make, at no additional cost to you.

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Episode 2.10: You Guys Should See The Wheels Turning Right Now...Yeah, There’s A Little Smoke Coming Out Of My Ears

In this episode of the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris talk about what happens when the lesson bombs. It’s a fact that sometimes, no matter how well you think the lesson is going to go or how much you’ve planned and prepared for the lesson, sometimes, it’s just not going to work. It’s gonna bomb. It’s a simple fact of teaching. So, what do you do when this happens? In this episode Erin and Chris discuss what has worked for them in this situation. How to make the best of the failed lesson moving forward. They also talk about some specific examples they have been part of recently in relation to lessons that just didn’t go well.

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Episode 2.9: She May Have Just Popped Her Collar...Yeah, Mentally, I Did

Erin and Chris discuss another specific thing you can do to get out of a rut and gain new inspiration: watch your colleagues teach. They discuss two specific protocols that they’re district uses for their “learning walks” as they’ve been dubbed. They also dig into the details about the difficulties and major benefits of teachers seeing other teachers work and how it can help both hosts and observers better their craft.

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Episode 2.8: It’s Our Podcast, I Can Do Whatever The Heck I Want

Last week, in the Project Based Awesome Podcast, Erin and Chris talked what you can do as a teacher when you’ve hit a creative wall.

This week they discuss a conference that they attended last weekend. The conference, “Moving Students for Consumers to Creators” was put on by Eduro Learning and led by Jeff Utecht.

Credits are in the show notes below.

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Episode 2.7: Erin and Chris Sing A Hall & Oates Tune At The 2:45 Mark

Erin and Chris discuss what you can do as a teacher when you’ve hit a creative wall.

Erin and Chris give some specific insight into things they do and places they go to get inspired, find new ideas, re-stoke that creative fire. They name drop a ton of people they follow, sites they use, conferences they attend, and books they read for inspiration.

 

Credits are in the show notes below.

 

Enjoy

 

Until next time...peace.

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