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June 13, 2024

Podcast | Data, Future Ready Schools, Professional Learning

The Teacher is the #1 Impactor (with Melody Hawkins)

Melody Hawkins (@MHawkinsEDU), the 2021 National University Teacher of the Year, shares her journey from a science background to becoming a teacher and leader, emphasizing the importance of teacher motivation, empathetic leadership, and social-emotional learning.
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June 12, 2024

Blog | Accountability and Support, Data, Data and Privacy, Digital Divide

How States are Thinking About Social Media and Mental Health

In today's rapidly changing digital landscape, adolescents are increasingly connected online. With up to 95% of teenagers, and even 40% of children aged 8-12 on social media, this surge in digital participation has sparked concerns regarding its detrimental effects on adolescent mental health among parents and the American Academy of Pediatrics, who have declared a youth mental health crisis.
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June 12, 2024

Podcast | Accountability and Support, Data, Digital Divide, Social and Emotional Learning, US Department of Education

Chronically Online: How States are Tackling Social Media and Mental Health

In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape, adolescents are increasingly connected online. The surge in digital participation has sparked concerns regarding its detrimental effects on adolescent mental health among parents and the American Academy of Pediatrics, who have declared a youth mental health crisis equity and opportunity. This week we discuss what some states are doing about it.
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June 12, 2024

How States are Thinking About Social Media and Mental Health

In today's rapidly changing digital landscape, adolescents are increasingly connected online. With up to 95% of teenagers, and even 40% of children aged 8-12 on social media, this surge in digital participation has sparked concerns regarding its detrimental effects on adolescent mental health among parents and the American Academy of Pediatrics, who have declared a youth mental health crisis.
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June 11, 2024

Podcast | Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

Transitioning from Public to School Librarianship

In this podcast, Sarina LaTorre-Sicurella joins Shannon to talk about what it looks like to transition from public to school librarianship.
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June 6, 2024

Podcast | Data, Future Ready Schools, Professional Learning

Be the Leader You Set Out to Be (with Baruti Kafele)

Meeting students where they are and intentionally addressing their needs is the key to equity and effective teaching, according to Principal Kafele, in Episode 9 of Season 6. He emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and assessing one's own leadership to continuously improve.
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June 4, 2024

Podcast | Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

Building and Eco Hub Saving the Planet One Library at a Time

Join Shannon and guest Meggan Ford as they talk about libraries' crucial role in incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They discuss how Meggan uses her school library to drive change and discuss saving the planet through sustainability and makerspaces.
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May 30, 2024

Podcast | Data, Future Ready Schools, Professional Learning

The Storms Are Coming! Let’s Normalize Them! (with Dr. Donya Ball)

Superintendent Dr. Donya Ball (@SuptDonya) emphasizes the importance of normalizing the "storms" of leadership, building a culture of work-life balance, and fostering curiosity and open-mindedness among educators to overcome challenges and drive positive change.
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May 29, 2024

Congress, High Schools, US Department of Education

Future Ready Schools® Partners with Capstone for Leadership Forums

Future Ready Schools® (FRS), a prominent national education organization, and Capstone, an innovative learning company that merges children’s content with user-friendly edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries, and homes, are excited to announce the newest series of Future Ready Schools Leadership Forums later this year.
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May 28, 2024

Podcast | Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

A Library Makeover Story: Creating a Library for Teens

Shannon talks to Nina Canales about her journey since 2020 in redesigning the library and starting from scratch to create a space that the teens of her school wanted.
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