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Social LEADia: Celebrating Awesome on and offline

Author: Jennifer Casa-Todd

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This is Social LEADia, the podcast where we celebrate kids and adults who are making a positive difference on and offline and are changing conversations around using social media for GOOD!
19 Episodes
Author Tamara Letter shares about the kindness Passion projects and her ideas for building a culture of kindness in time for World Kindness day (and every day). Check her out on Instagram & Twitter (@TamaraLetter) or Join her Facebook group, A Passion for Kindness. She also uses the hashtag #PassionforKindness to share out kindness ideas. 
Most of us dream of writing a book. This 11 year old made it happen. Connect with her on Twitter @WonderAnanya and check out her book Save our Planet, on Amazon. 
My conversation with the past and current president of ThisClubSavesLives from Carmel High School is awesome. You can find them at on Twitter at @ThisClubSavesLives on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Connect with them to start your own club. 
Keeley Aird is the co-founder of @StemKidsRock (with her brother Aidan who you might remember from Social LEADia) and an advocate for women in STEM. Here are a few of her recommendations for awesome women in STEM:@heysciencesam@BMSchmidt@CylitaGuy@azshirzadi@KarenMortfield@Bluebird__47@EugeniaDuodu@allouttalemons@MarianneMader@SciCommSara@nmpanek@PatriciaRea20@fielding16@vickyyyf@this_is_farah@DrLarissaV@DoinaOncel@lina_elfaki@KrishanaSankar@JFVandermeij@JenZomederis@paisley_c@catmazhar@b_muscateer@hiNicoleAnthony@OuiSTEMAcademy@Lotus_STEMM@MegtheSpacie@seeitbeitstemit @Thepurplelilac@campengies
Episode 14: Artfulouie

Episode 14: Artfulouie


In this episode I chat with Louie DaCosta (@artfulouie)and his mom Diana (@dmdacosta13) who speak about Louie's YouTube channel, Saturday Sketches and his mom's mentoring role. You can find his YouTube channel here.
Check out the first episode featuring @TheLivBits She will inspire you as she has inspired many.
Episode 2: Alicia Pascual

Episode 2: Alicia Pascual


In this episode, you will hear about @aliciajpascual 's Youth for Reconciliation Instagram project.
Episode 3: Ayush Chopra

Episode 3: Ayush Chopra


Young Ayush Chopra (@Ayushchopra24) shares his passion for #TeachSDGs, is the founder of @SDGSForChildren and is now writing a book for children.
Episode 4: Isaiah Sterling

Episode 4: Isaiah Sterling


Check out high school student Isaiah Sterling (@isterlingn) and his "Student Voice" perspective on change in education.
Episode 5: Josh Feinsilber

Episode 5: Josh Feinsilber


In this episode, Josh talks about project based learning and his educational game, Gimkit. You can find Josh at @joshdotjs
Episode 6: Upstander Brand

Episode 6: Upstander Brand


In this episode I speak with Margaret Atkinson's (@fmargret) class about their Upstander brand project. Connect with them on Twitter @UpstanderBrand and check out Real World Scholars @RWScholars who have provided the class with #EdCorps grants in order to be able to do this work.
Episode 7: ONEDSschat

Episode 7: ONEDSschat


In this episode, I chat with Allison Fuisz and Rylin W who are members of a student-led twitter chat, ONEdSschat which give voice to students and the topics they care about.
In this episode I interview students from John Polanyi Collegiate Institute's Change Impacting Toronto Youth (CITY) club. Find out more about their YYZ t-shirts and their past and present initiatives at
In this episode I speak with Rebecca Chambers and her students Mackenzie,  Rebecca  Hayley, and Renee about how they "fail to learn".  If people are interested in seeing the evolution of their passion based classroom they can check out Rebecca Chamber's blog here .
In this episode Grayson McKinney (@GMcKinney2) and Zach Rondot (@mrrondot) and I talk about the "4th Grade Innovators" and the "5th Grade Futurists" and their journey to podcasting with their students. Be sure to check out the podcasts and connect with them. 
In this episode, I get to speak with Audrey F and Brayden P as well as their teacher-advisor, Hans Appel (@hansappel094) about The Award Winning Culture Podcast.  You can find them online at @awculture and @EMSWildcats1 on Twitter, and EMS Wildcats on Facebook. 
In this episode I speak to the adorable 8 year old Nate who talks to us about meeting Ellen, his first podcast, The Show about Science and his new podcast The Show about Politics. Follow him on Twitter @NatePolitics 
Episode 13: SWAT Tech team

Episode 13: SWAT Tech team


I was excited to chat with Julie and Jillian Parsons and their teacher mentor, Tisha Poncio, who spoke about the SWAT tech team: what it is, and what impact it has made. You can find out more about them by checking out all of their social media accounts here: Tisha's email is: 
The very first episode of Social LEADia: Making a Difference on & offline!
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Tim Cavey

Great episodes, Jennifer and Hans! 👏🏻👊🏼🔥

May 18th
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