Imagineering Education podcast

Imagineering Education

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What if we designed schools like Disney designs theme parks? Join Thomas Riddle for inspiring conversations held at the crossroads of learning and design! Each week, we will provide pertinent commentary on relevant issues and informative interviews with leaders and practitioners from the fields of education, entertainment, technology and more.
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16 Episódios

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    Episode 15: Go Rogues! The Story of “Star Wars in the Classroom” (Feat. Wes Dodgens)


    Guest: Wes DodgensIt’s time to “Go Rogue” with Thomas and Wes as they continue with a retrospective on their teaching adventures by telling the story of their internationally acclaimed education initiative, Star Wars in the Classroom. Discover the benefits, and challenges, of inspiring students’ learning with connections to pop culture and the power of connecting with fellow educators who share a common interest in teaching beyond the textbook. #GoRogues Social Media Twitter: @StarWarsinClassFacebook: StarWarsInTheClassroomInstagram: starwarsinclass
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    Episode 14: Adventures in Learning with Indiana Jones (Feat. Wes Dodgens)


    Join Thomas and Wes for a trip down memory lane as they reflect on the origins of their innovativeteaching initiative, Adventures in Learning with Indiana Jones and discover how incorporating George Lucas’ groundbreaking series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, into their classrooms not only influenced their careers, but also impacted the lives of the students they’ve taught for nearly 30 years.Social MediaWebsite: Adventures in Learning with Indiana JonesTwitter: @IndyInTheClassFacebook: IndyintheClassroomAdditional ResourcesLucasfilm’s Tuskegee Airmen Resources
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    Episode 13: The Jedi Mind (Feat. Amy Ratcliffe)


    Guest: Amy RatcliffeDoes life have you feeling less like Yoda and more like Vader? Then join us for an inspiring conversation about the importance of mindfulness with Star Wars author Amy Ratcliffe as we discuss her newest book, The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace and examine how practices inspired by characters from that galaxy far, far away can help you gain, and maintain, a balanced life.Social MediaWebsite: amyratcliffe.comTwitter: @amy_geekPodcast: Lattes with LeiaBooks:Star Wars: Women of the GalaxyThe Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace
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    Episode 12: Learning in a Virtual World (Feat. Jesse Lubinsky)


    Guest: Jesse LubinskyAuthor and Ed Tech leader Jesse Lubinsky leads us through an exploration of the benefits ofincorporating augmented and virtual reality into the classroom, as well as explaining the rise inpopularity of bringing eSports into schools to reach a diverse cross-section of students.Social MediaWebsite: readylearner.oneTwitter: @jlubinskyInstagram: @jlubinskyPocast: partial.creditBooksReality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual RealityThe Esports Education Playbook: Empowering Every Learner Through Inclusive Gaming
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    Episode 11: Skills for Life (Feat. Joyce Krebs)


    Guests: Joyce KrebsJoin us for an inspiring conversation with Family and Consumer Sciences educator Joyce Krebs as she shares how she has “re-imagineered” her hands-on classes during the time of Covid, while modeling valuable skills such as resiliency and grit for her students and fellow teachers alike.Social Media: [email protected]@[email protected] Media: [email protected]@podcaststardustSocial Media: YouTubePodcast StardustMike Rowe Workswww.mikeroweworks.orgSuccess in the New Economy
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    Episode 10: Playing and Making and Writing, Oh My! (Feat. Angela Stockman)


    Author and Instructional Designer Angela Stockman joins us for an inspiring conversation about the powerful role of play and creativity within the learning process and how to encourage reluctant writers to develop and express their ideas through a host of non-traditional means.Social Media (Angela Stockman)Website: angelastockman.comTwitter: @AngelaStockmanInstagram: @angelastockmanFacebook: Building Better Writers with Angela StockmanBooksMake Writing: 5 Teaching Strategies That Turn Writer's Workshop into a Maker SpaceHacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in MindCreating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 ClassroomHacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms
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    Episode 9 - Engaging Students with Stories…and Star Wars (Feat: Craig Dickinson)


    Join us for a conversation with veteran middle school ELA teacher Craig Dickinson as he explains theimportance of teaching with stories and provides examples from some of his most popular lessons,including how he teaches the “Hero’s Journey” with Star Wars.Social MediaWebsite: @influxmanEmail:
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    Episode 8: The Power of Passion-Based Teaching (Feat. Devan Lewis and Jessica Schenck)


    Guests: Devan Lewis and Jessica SchenckWhen middle school STEM teacher Devan Lewis’ principal, Jessica Schenck, announced to the staff thatthey could design and teach their own elective course, Devan chose a subject near and dear to herheart: the work of Disney’s Imagineers. In this episode, we chat with Devan and Jessica about herImagineering class, the idea behind the school-wide initiative, as well as the importance of allowingstudents, and teachers, to follow their passions.
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    Episode 7 - Leaders and Legacies - Part 2 (Feat. Jeff Jenkins)


    Many years ago, Steven Covey noted that one of the habits of highly effective people was the ability to “begin with the end in mind.” In Part Two of our conversation with middle school principal Jeff Jenkins, we discuss ways in which leaders can leave a powerful legacy for the future through the actions they intentionally plan for today. Social Media:Twitter: @jenkinstigerWebsite:
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    Episode 6: Leaders and Legacy - Part 1 (Feat. Jeff Jenkins)


    In Part One of our conversation with veteran middle school principal Jeff Jenkins, we examine how strong leaders impact organizations through setting a vision, empowering others and creating a culture that encourages the success of all.Social Media Twitter: @jenkinstigerWebsite:

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