Learning Through Technology

A K-12 EDTECH PODCAST BY STS EDUCATION

A K-12 EDTECH PODCAST

Learning Through Technology

We bring together the greatest minds for the use of technology in education to understand what has worked for them and what can enable your students and educators to fulfill the promise of learning through technology.

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LEARNING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Driving Leadership Opportunities for Women in Edtech

The Need for Empathy, Understanding, and Inclusivity in Education

How Dynamic Leadership Drives Positive Outcomes in Education

Integration of Technology in Schools

Insights from Denise Musselwhite, Founder of Tech & Thrive

Driving Leadership Opportunities for Women in Edtech

As technology revolutionizes industries worldwide, education is no exception. The integration of technology in classrooms has brought about significant changes, offering new opportunities and challenges for both students and educators. However, the lack of women in tech leadership often creates hurdles unique to implementing technology in education.

In this special episode of the Learning Through Technology podcast, we are joined by Denise Musselwhite, Founder, Leadership and Executive Coach and Consultant at Tech & Thrive, a company focused on leadership and coaching across diverse industries with a specific focus on women in Tech. Join us as we connect with Denise, a trailblazing Latina in the technology industry. Denise shares her personal journey and offers advice on how women can advance to leadership positions. Learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion in tech and how you can forge your own path to leadership by articulating your value to managers.  

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Insights from Dr. Melvin Brown, Superintendent of Montgomery City Schools

The Need for Empathy, Understanding, and Inclusivity in Education

Public education in the US faces a unique set of challenges. A lack of adequate funding, falling safety and rising gun violence, poverty, a crumbling infrastructure, and falling teacher salaries all combine to present a challenging situation. Join your hosts, Bob and Alex, on this episode of the Learning Through Technology podcast as they talk to Dr. Melvin Brown, who is the Superintendent of Montgomery, Alabama Public Schools.
The conversation covers the competencies they want the kids to learn and the need for changes in teaching and learning methods. They emphasize the importance of preparing students for a rapidly changing world and ensuring that they can compete globally.  
Dr. Melvin Brown is a change-maker and innovator with over 25 years of experience in school administration. He is a champion of public schools with a wealth of experience working in education from his days as a principal to his current role in Alabama as superintendent for Montgomery City schools.

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Insights from Phillip J Caposey

How Dynamic Leadership Drives Positive Outcomes in Education

In this special episode of the Learning Through Technology podcast, we are joined by Phillip J Caposey, Superintendent of Schools, Meridian CUSD 223. Join us as we discuss the crucial topics of teacher engagement, technology in education, and parent involvement. Phillip shares the importance of measuring performance and the challenges schools face in evaluating and selecting EdTech solutions. He emphasizes the need for transparency and support for teachers while highlighting the consolidation happening in the EdTech industry.
Phillip’s journey in education began in the heart of Chicago, where he established himself as an award-winning teacher. He is passionately committed to leveraging technology to enhance learning experiences. His rapid ascent in educational leadership saw him become one of the youngest principals at age 28, and he soon took on the role of superintendent at Meridian CUSD 223. 

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How Educational Collaborators are Accelerating Technology Adoption in Education

Integration of Technology in Schools

Technology has revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. The integration of technology in classrooms has brought about significant changes, offering new opportunities and challenges for both students and educators. However, resistance to this change has been a common hurdle in implementing technology in education.
In this special episode of the Learning Through Technology podcast, I put my co-host, Alex Inman, in the guest chair and pick his brains on the role of technology in education and the pace of its adoption. Alex is the Chief Academic Officer at Pacific OneSource, the Founder of Educational Collaborators, and a dear friend. Join us as we discuss the importance of Educational Collaborators in bridging the gap between technology and schools, partnerships with major companies, and the growth of their network.

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THE STARS OF THE SHOW

Meet Your Podcast Hosts

Bob Cireddu

Meet Bob Cireddu, your clever co-host, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of EduTech Group. With over three decades in the IT realm, Bob has served in critical roles, including Systems Engineer and Systems Administrator in industries spanning from process automation to automotive. Over the past 19 years, he’s lent his expertise as the Director of Technology for various Northeast Ohio school districts. As the driving force behind EduTech’s innovative service model, Bob has cultivated a robust approach to delivering technology solutions to independent, public, and charter schools, as well as career and technical centers. This model, initially rooted in shared services among local school districts, has evolved into an efficient distribution of talent across smaller entities, maintaining cost-effectiveness. Beyond his technical acumen, Bob brings a wealth of experience and a measured approach to each episode, ensuring a thoughtful and informative discussion. Join us as we delve into the intersection of technology and education with the insightful and witty Bob Cireddu!

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Alex Inman

Meet Alex Inman, your inquisitive co-host and the Chief Academic Officer at Pacific OneSource. As the founder of Educational Collaborators (EC), a global edtech consulting and PD firm, Alex’s journey encompasses a rich 20-year tenure in education, evolving from a classroom teacher to an edtech coordinator and CIO. His remarkable work has earned him IBM’s Top Innovators Award and a ComputerWorld Laureate distinction. Alex is not just a seasoned veteran; he’s the guy who brings a smart and curious approach to every discussion. As a recognized leader in education, having been named one of the “20 to Watch” by the National School Board Association, Alex’s insights and questions add a layer of depth and curiosity to our podcast conversations. Join us to explore the fascinating intersection of education, technology, and wit with Alex Inman!

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