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Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in K-12 education with an emphasis on leadership development, scaling innovation and transforming our public school system. Guest have included some of the world's most prolific thought leaders on education, including Ted Dintersmith, Ted Fujimoto, Ian Jukes, Alfie Kohn, Grant Lichtman, Marc Prensky and Dr. Tony Wagner. The Reimagine Schools Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network (EPN). Be sure to join the conversation with #ReimagineSchools.

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Tell Your School Story with Andrea Gribble
In this episode, Andrea Gribble, a social media specialist and founder of #SocialSchool4EDU, talks about her passion for helping schools celebrate their students in a safe and positive way with social media and offers tips on how you can “tell your school story” by creating a hashtag and branding your school district. Gribble also talks about social media’s big four platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and offers suggestions on how to maximize your time and resources with a dedicated social media plan.  Twitter: @andreagribble. Website: www.socialschool4edu.com.Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Generation Z with Dwight Carter
In this episode, Dwight Carter, a former NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, shares insights on his book, Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How To Survive Hyper-Change, and offers advice for working with “Generation Z” kids who need positive self-talk and crave a balance between technology opportunities and expanded face-to-face interaction to enhance social-emotional learning. He also provides a strong foundation on how to reinvent school space from his previous book, What’s In Your Space? 5 Steps for Better School and Classroom Design, and explains how new “Z Spaces” are becoming popular options in school design with an emphasis on converting the entire school into a learning space as opposed to just individual classrooms. Carter also discussed his new career path as an Effectiveness Coach and lays out his vision as to how current school administrators could benefit from working with a leadership coach. Twitter: @Dwight_Carter.  Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Portrait of a Graduate with Ken Kay
In this episode, Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, challenges school districts across the nation to develop a personalized Portrait of a Graduate that will serve as a collective vision that articulates a community of stakeholders for school transformation. Kay, co-author of The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools and Districts, shares insights on the work of EdLeader21 and its recent collaboration with Battelle For Kids, a national not-for-profit organization committed to collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. Together, EdLeader21 and Battelle For Kids, have joined forces behind a shared goal that: By 2021, 21 percent of the school systems in the United States are engaging their communities to develop and implement a Portrait of a Graduate. Twitter: @KenKay21. Websites: www.portraitofagraduate.org; www.edleader21.org, www.battelleforkids.org.Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Culturize with Jimmy Casas
In this episode, leadership expert Jimmy Casas discusses his new release, Stop Right Now - 39 Stops to Making Schools Better and reflects on his best-selling book, Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes, while offering insight on how school leaders can create student-centered schools by always putting kids first in the decision-making process. Casas also reflects on his experience as an award-winning high school principal and how fear is often the greatest obstacle to sustainable change within school districts. Finally, Casas offers sage advice on how to pull community stakeholders into the process for school change and why high expectations must be a daily focus to defeat mediocrity. Twitter: @casas_jimmy. Website: www.jimmycasas.com.  NOTE: This episode has been edited due to connectivity issues during the interview process. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

Culturize with Jimmy Casas

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(Simulcast) Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones
In this episode, the Reimagine Schools Podcast joins forces with Jethro Jones, the founder/host of the popular Transformative Principal Podcast, to launch our very first simulcast. Named as a 2017 National Digital Principal of the Year, Jethro Jones is currently leading the design process to launch a new K-12 Magnet School within his school district located in Fairbanks, Alaska, and shares his vision for redesigning schools from the "inside-out."  Among the topics discussed in this simulcast are disrupting the status quo, personalized learning, and how technology (and going paperless) can elevate classroom teaching and create more productive workflows for school leadership teams.  Twitter: @jethrojones. Websites: www.transformativeprincipal.org.Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Connecting The Dots with Joe Erpelding
In this episode, Joe Erpelding, Principal at the Design 39 Campus near San Diego, CA., shares insights on an innovative school model that is learner-centered with a Design Thinking approach that creates multiple pathways for kids to "build bridges" to their own future through collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. This "student-powered school", uses its own unique language to "reimagine" traditional roles and school space, while promoting a growth mindset that connects the dots between information and real world application that teaches empathy, compassion and servant leadership to elevate humanity. Twitter: @erpelding. Websites: www.design39campus.com. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Design Thinking with Alyssa Gallagher
In this episode, Alyssa Gallagher, co-author of Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change, describes Design Thinking as a "problem-solving process that can really help you reimagine what's possible for kids" while also inspiring educators to think intuitively and chase big, audacious dreams to improve our schools. Gallagher also talks about empathy for students, the power of disruption and why making a "bug list" provides fresh eyes and new opportunities in the classroom. Twitter: @am_gallagher. Websites: www.leadlikeadesigner.com Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Pure Genius with Don Wettrick
In this episode,  Innovation Specialist Don Wettrick shares insights from his nationally-recognized Innovation Class at Noblesville High School near Indianapolis, IN and reflects on why his students are "enterprising, creative and opportunity driven" as they learn real-world skills through the power of networking and open source learning. He also discusses his book, Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level, and how his StartEdUp Network empowers students and teachers to actively change education through employing innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom. Twitter: @DonWettrick. Websites: www.startedupinnovation.com. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Code Breaker with Brian Aspinall
In this episode, Brian Aspinall shares insights on his passion to empower educators to achieve more in the classroom using modern teaching tools and technology. He also discusses his two book projects, Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas from 2017 and his newest release, Block Breaker: Build Knowledge and Amplifying Student Voice that will be available in February, 2019. The conversation includes a wide variety of topics that includes Hour of Code, Genius Hour and the impact of Minecraft and Gaming to promote critical thinking and problem solving for today's digital learners. Twitter: @miaspinall. Websites: www.mraspinall.com. www.hourofcode.com.  Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Future Ready Schools with Tom Murray
In this episode, Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools (FRS), talks about efforts to maximize digital learning opportunities to help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The conversation includes information on the Future Ready Pledge for school district leaders and how resources such as the FRS Framework and interactive dashboard can help lead your school to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities. Murray also talks about FRS's role as bipartisan advocates for school policy and how your school district can take part in the newly launched Future Ready Schools Film Festival in 2019. Twitter: @thomascmurray. Website: www.thomascmurray.com. www.futureready.org. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
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