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)

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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

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Credits are in the show notes below.

Enjoy

 

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