This collection of highlight clips from ClassCast Podcast Ep.020 addresses the questions that most teachers have about remote teaching, distance learning, blended learning, and new Learning Management Systems (LMS). Learning Management Systems industry expert Jon Kasica talks with host Ryan Tibbens about how LMS software is changing the world of education AND about how it is vital during COVID-19 school closures. Be sure to leave comments with questions or ideas, and if you (as a teacher, administrator, student, parent, or other community stakeholder) want to get involved in the conversation, let us know!
Clip 020.1 -- Jon Kasica -- Implementing a New LMS & the Teachers' Learning Curve
In the first highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.020, Learning Management Systems industry expert Jon Kasica talks with host Ryan Tibbens about implementing a new LMS, the normal teacher learning curve, and what these issues may look like when rushed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon uses his experience in the field to describe a normal adoption and implementation in comparison to the rushed processes currently underway around the country.
Clip 020.2 -- Jon Kasica -- Accessibility & Sp.Ed. with a New LMS
In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.020, Jon Kasica, the Northeast Regional Sales Director in K-12 Education with Canvas Learning Management Systems, addresses issues related to accessibility and special education when working with a new LMS or with blended/distance learning in general. For many teachers, accessibility and Sp.Ed. issues are among the most serious concerns as we prepare to adapt to distance learning during the time of COVID-19. Here, Jon works to ease concerns and point to special features in the technology that can help all students.
Clip 020.3 -- Jon Kasica -- Who Chooses an LMS?
In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.020, education industry expert Jon Kasica describes to host Ryan Tibbens the process and teams involved in choosing a Learning Management System for a school division. In perhaps the greatest irony of the student-centered, project-based learning trends promoted by many educational leaders, Jon points out that students are rarely involved in adopting technology that aims to increase students' "voice and choice." If you're a teacher who wonders how the tech is chosen, but you never get invited to the meeting, this clip is for you.
Clip 020.4 -- Jon Kasica -- Rushing Implementation Due to Corona Virus / Measuring Success
This highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.020 features host Ryan Tibbens and online learning management system expert Jon Kasica discussing how the current rush to implement distance learning across the country might affect students' and schools' success as well as perceptions about the effectiveness of blended/distance learning and new learning management systems. Both men share fears that this frantic, disorganized implementation might yield frustrations and doubts that could jeopardize the future of blended learning.
ClassCast Podcast Ep.020 -- Jon Kasica -- Implementing an LMS, Blended/Distance Learning, Covid-19, & More
ClassCast Podcast Ep.020 features Jon Kasica, the Northeast Regional Sales Director in K-12 Education for Canvas Learning Management Systems (and a proud JMU Duke!), talking with host Ryan Tibbens about implementing a new learning management system (LMS), blended/distance learning, serving students, leveraging technology, working purposefully, adapting to distance learning in the time of Covid-19, and more. This episode offers classroom teachers a rare glimpse into some of the considerations and concepts behind buying, adapting, and implementing an LMS as well as some advice for how to proceed with the future of the school year in doubt.
NOTE: In the episode, both speakers discuss a return to school "in a few weeks"; however, the situation surrounding Covid-19 and public education is rapidly developing. By the night of 3/14, Ryan Tibbens had reassessed and no longer believes regular school will resume until fall, maybe later. (Recorded 3/13/20.)
Highlight clips will be available to on major streaming platforms and YouTube soon!
ClassCast Podcast Ep.019 features Tim "The Shop Teacher" Gregory, a beloved educator with a diverse skill set, critical mind, disarming sense of humor, and intense dedication to learning and teaching. He talks with host Ryan Tibbens about TechEd, shop class, expanding vo-tech programs, project-based learning, grading, girls in STEM, post-secondary education, fatherly wisdom, books, and more.
The five highlight clips included below have already been released via popular streaming platforms, and in just a few days with no real promotions, they are among the most-streamed ClassCast segments. This discussion hits on many, many major issues in public schools today without ever getting too deep into the weeds, too distracted by terms or trendy pedagogies. This is what the ClassCast Podcast is all about.
Clip 019.1 -- Tim Gregory --
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