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Future Ready Tech Leaders are used to handling all sorts of disruptions, but now more than ever post global pandemic there is a new set of challenges that will take our collective minds to tackle. Brought to you by Dr. Adam Phyall and Carl Hooker, UnDisrupted, a Future Ready Schools podcast for school and district technology leaders, will breakdown many of the challenges facing district-level leaders today. Tune in to listen to some of the nation’s top technology leaders and how they discuss how they are finding opportunities in the midst of uncertainty.

UnDisrupted: Season 7 ReCAP

In the seventh season of the UnDisrupted Podcast, hosts Adam Phyall and Carl Hooker took their listeners on an exhilarating journey through the ever-changing world of educational technology. Kicking off with lively reflections from ISTE Live 23, the season opened with a bang, setting the stage for an array of captivating and thought-provoking episodes. From Chris Lehmann’s insights into AI’s role in education to Dr. Keith Osburn’s passionate discussion on creating connected, compassionate 21st-century classrooms, the podcast swiftly became a melting pot of innovative ideas and perspectives.

Mid-season, the podcast turned up the heat with riveting dialogues on the challenges within large educational districts and the pivotal role of social media in education. The inclusion of voices like Sean Arnold’s, which blended education and poetry, and Dr. Jenith Mishne’s sharp analysis of Twitter’s evolving role in K-12 education, injected a fresh and dynamic energy into the discussions. Meanwhile, conversations with Rebeca Shackleford and Henry Turner delved deep into digital equity, federal funding in edtech, and the powerful use of social media in fostering educational equity, adding layers of depth and relevance to the series.

As the season drew to a close, the energy did not wane. Patricia Brown and Nikki Schafer sparked curiosity and debate, pondering the future of educational networking post-Twitter and the vital skills needed in tech support roles. The grand finale with Jennifer Ellis was nothing short of inspiring, delving into the transformative potential of AI in K-12 education and unveiling the impactful All4Ed State Policy Center. Adam and Carl, with their engaging and insightful hosting, stitched together these diverse threads into a vibrant tapestry, offering listeners a rich, multi-dimensional view of educational technology’s present and exciting future.



Past Episodes

Season 5 Finale With A Special Announcement
Resistance Is To Be Expected with Ken Shelton
Culture Is An Every Moment Thing