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We've been speaking truth to nonsense since 2018. OnEducation is the perfect blend of fun and seriousness in the world of education. There are times we don’t tell you everything you want to hear, we speak truth to nonsense. Then there are times you may not be able to stop laughing. It happens. In the end, when you listen to us you’ll remember why you got into education and come away from every episode learning something new that will change your thinking and push you forward. Come on in.
 
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This week, the TWT team presents Part 2 of Chris and Rachel’s coaching call with Anya Ashouri, an SLP and AT Specialist for a Non-Public School. In this half of the coaching call, Chris, Rachel, and Anya discuss how to decide what the next AT strategy to work on with students will be, the benefits of providing visual supports to everyone all over t…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! We talk about a new board game and special OnEducation event, Mike’s roleplaying adventure, Florida brilliance, and our guest this week is Moviemaking in the Classroom author Jessica Pack. Guest: Jessica Pack Our guest is a California Teacher of the Year, a CUE Outstanding Educator, and an author who h…
 
This week, the TWT team interviews Anya Ashouri, an SLP and AT Specialist for a Non-Public School who had questions about identifying students in her school who are complex communicators but were not given AAC to communicate. Anya describes how she came to learn that her school needed more robust AT, the steps she took to train herself on AAC and A…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Brad catch up after a few weeks off, make some book recommendations, we talk about limiting your work hours, and our guest today is the author of The Maker Playbook, Caroline Haebig. Guest: Caroline Haebig Our guest is a professional learning consultant for teachers, instructional coaches and …
 
This week, Rachel interviews Anu Garla, a mother of Oliver, a boy with autism and cortical visual impairment who uses AAC to communicate. Anu describes her journey getting a diagnosis, how she started working with Rachel, why coaching with Rachel really jump started progress for her son, and advice that she has for other parents who are starting on…
 
This week, Chris interviews the incredible India Ochs! India is a brilliant social justice advocate, lawyer, educator, and board member for USSAAC and ISSAC who is also a lifelong AAC user. India describes her incredible journey with AAC, how she has used her many skills to advocate for social justice, why she volunteers so much of her time to the …
 
This week, Rachel interviews SLP and AAC Facilitator Laura Hayes! Laura recently did a presentation on AAC in the Cloud on AAC “stimming” and how we can best support AAC users who choose to press a button or series of buttons repeatedly. Laura shares that, If a person using AAC is “stimming”, ask yourself “how can I shape what we are doing” (e.g. t…
 
Guest: Ashley McBride Our guest is a Digital Learning Initiative Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the author of the ISTE published book, The EdTech Coaching Primer: Supporting Teachers in the Digital Age Classroom. Welcome to the podcast Dr. Ashley McBride. BUY THE BOOK!: https://edtechcoachingprimer.com/ Ashle…
 
This week, we hear from Part 3 of TWT Live - Closing the Gap 2020. This week’s portion of TWT Live has lots of helpful ideas for communication with families, coaching, motivating students, advocating for high-tech AAC with clinicians who always start with PECS, and more! Before the interview, Chris shares about his recent experience as “Shadow the …
 
This week, the TWT team presents part 2 of Talking with Tech Live: Closing the Gap! This week, Rachel and Chris discuss several topics with the audience, including personal core /key vocabulary, the importance of literacy, and overcoming barriers to high-tech AAC in school districts. If you would like to listen to Part 1 of this presentation, you c…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Brad talk about travel plans coming up, games and videos worth checking out, and our guests today are the FOUR authors of Inclusive Learning 365. Guest: The Authors of Inclusive Learning 365 Our guests this week - FOUR OF THEM! - are the authors of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for…
 
This week, we share Chris and Rachel’s presentation from last year’s Closing the Gap called “Brainstorming Solutions to Real-Life AAC Questions”. During this week’s Part 1 episode, Chris and Rachel share about evaluating evidence-based practices, when to consider “verbal” clients for AAC, how to determine when someone is ready for AAC, and more! Be…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Brad talk about how we make education the frontier of experimentation (and why we might want to do that), about some real role models you can show your students tomorrow and our guest this episode is educator and author Dan Ryder. Guest: Dan Ryder Our guest is an award-winning educator, a self…
 
This week, Rachel interviews Megan Roberts, an Associate Professor and SLP at Northwestern University. Megan started the Early Intervention Research Group, where she researches early parent-implemented interventions for children with hearing loss, autism, and developmental language disorders. Megan has lots to share about her research behind parent…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Brad talk about the new jobs for Mike and I, some more changes to the future of the pod, and our guest this week is the one and only, master Dig It, Noah Geisel. Guest: Noah Geisel Our guest this week is Noah Geisel. Noah is the Microcredentials Program Manager at University of Colorado Boulde…
 
This week, Rachel interviews Amanda Soper, AT Specialist, SLP, and Professor at Gallaudet University. She supports, among others, people with cortical visual impairment (CVI) who also use AAC. Amanda shares from her experiences working with CVI, including: how she teaches vocabulary, the importance of reducing visual complexity in the environment, …
 
This week, Chris interviews school-based AT Specialists Amy Fleischer and Melissa Petersen! Amy and Melissa share lessons they have learned about putting universal supports in place, including universal core boards in Melissa’s district. They discuss many of the reasons why Melissa wanted to put a universal core board in place, how her district dec…
 
Guest: Taylor Mali Our guest this week, we feel, needs no real introduction. He is a spoken word poet, educator, TED speaker, author, inventor, and just a generally awesome guy, the one and only, "What Teachers Make" Taylor Mali. Taylor Mali's Website: https://taylormali.com/ Taylor on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaylorMali Metaphor Die: https://w…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Brad discuss whether there is a standard we should meet for decorating our classrooms and our guest this week is educator, author, and friend of the podcast Matthew Farber. Guest: Matthew Farber Our guest this week is Dr. Matthew Farber, an Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation and Ped…
 
This week, we share Part 2 of Chris’s interview with Jayme Grant. Jayme is an Educational Technology and Assistive Technology Specialist in Beaufort, South Carolina who wanted to interview Chris about AAC and Assistive Technology. In Part 2, Chris and Jayme discuss obtaining funding for AAC and AT, shifting away from a direct therapy model for AAC …
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Brad share some show updates, videos obviously come up, the teacher shortage and why it exists, the future of Peleton, exercise, and gaming, and our guest this week is games in education expert Zack Hartzman. Guest: Zack Hartzman Our guest is a Social Studies teacher in New York City. He’s als…
 
This week, we share Part 1 of Chris’s interview with Jayme Grant. Jayme is an Educational Technology and Assistive Technology Specialist in Beaufort, South Carolina who wanted to interview Chris. The resulting interview is packed with useful tips and ideas for improving AAC assessment and implementation! Before the interview, Chris and Rachel discu…
 
This week, Chris interviews his long-time colleague, Mark Nichols, an AAC/AT Specialist who is the Senior Director of Universal Design and Accessible Technologies at Virginia Tech. Chris and Mark talk about the differences and similarities between higher education and K-12 for universal design and AT, the types of technologies that are often very u…
 
This week, Rachel interviews “The AAC Coach” Kate McLaughlin! Kate and Rachel discuss resetting our expectations surrounding what progress looks like for AAC users, the importance of layering small AAC habits over time to get big results, how to create more effective goals for AAC users, and more! This episode is packed with lots of practical ideas…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Glen will discuss whether virtual conferences can have the same benefits as physical ones, whether most teachers earn their Masters degree and…. Our guest this week is… we’re not telling yet, stay tuned for a big announcement! Notes: ASK FOR STICKERS: https://twitter.com/MsThornborrow OnEducat…
 
This week, Chris interviews Meryl Schnapp & Mark N. Brown, AAC Implementation Coaches with Chicago Public Schools. They discuss how the position of AAC Coach was created in their district, why it is so helpful having coaching as a separate position in a school district, what they have learned from instructional coaching research, and more! Before t…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Glen debate whether teacher vaccinations should be part of the terms of employment, how one prominent political candidate believes that one teacher could teach 300-400 students at one time online and our guest this week is professor and author Jordan Shapiro. Guest: Jordan Shapiro Our guest is…
 
This week, Chris interviews Heidi Hosick Joyce, an SLP and specialist in both AAC and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Heidi and Chris discuss some of the differences between coaching in sports and coaching AAC communication partners, including "reflective coaching" - helping someone to change what they are doing at the level they are capable of. They ta…
 
This week, Chris interviews Tonya Williams-Walker and Beth Poss about improving equity for AAC users. Tonya is an Instructional Specialist, AAC Specialist, AAC professor, and SLP. Beth is an author, SLP, AAC Specialist, and Director of Educational Programs for LessonPix. Beth, Toyna, and Chris discuss the meaning of equity, how equity is different …
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Glen discuss whether the new paid Twitter is worth the cost, how states are moving to limit how teachers can discuss race in their classrooms, and our guest this week is educator and co-founder of Together for Justice, Keturah Proctor. Guest: Keturah Proctor Our guest is a 6th grade Math and E…
 
This week's interview is with Chris's long-time friend and fellow assistive technology specialist, Mike Marotta. Mike is a specialist in inclusive design, and he joins Chris to discuss how accessibility features for common devices like iPhones, iPads, Chromebooks, and Android phones can be used to meet assistive technology needs. They talk about wh…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Glen debate whether we should pay our student teachers, whether a large portion of teachers work second jobs during the summer and our guest this week is a rapper and educator Chad Harper. Guest: Chad Harper Our guest, known by stage name The Brooklyn Globetrotter, is an American rapper, songw…
 
This week, Chris interviews Karen Janowski! Karen is an inclusive technology and assistive technology specialist who is also co-author of Chris’s new book, Inclusive 365. In the interview, they discuss some of the many ways that we can support literacy for all and make classrooms more accessible to all students (e.g. audio supports, digital texts t…
 
Friends, we have an awesome pod for you today! Mike and Glen dive into student reflections on pandemic learning, debate whether TikTok delivers better quality content than most school based experiences, why teacher unions are in support of fully opening schools next fall and our guest this week is educator and president of YV educational resources …
 
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