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Author: Rob Dickson

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Listen to Mrs. Smoke (@mrs_smoke) and Rob (@showmerob) as they dive through today's dialogue of education, storytelling the impact of technology in our culture, community, and our learners.
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In this episode, Rob is joined by two guests: Katelyn Schoenhofer, a technology coach and an eSports enthusiast, and Snow White, a leader of education sales strategy at Intel. We discuss the following topics:How eSports can benefit students in terms of academic, social, emotional, and career development. We share their personal experiences and stories of how eSports has transformed the lives of many students who were previously disengaged or disconnected from school.How AI can enhance learning by simplifying the daily tasks, freeing up cognitive space, and providing personalized feedback and support. We also talk about the ethical and technical challenges of AI in education, and how to prepare students for a future that is constantly changing and evolving.How eSports and AI are related and can complement each other. We mention some examples of how AI can help eSports players improve their skills, strategies, and communication, and how eSports can provide a platform for students to learn and apply AI concepts and tools.
Welcome, listeners, to another exciting episode of "What the EdTech". Today, we're diving into a topic that's not only close to my heart but also incredibly promising for the future of work in technology and education. We'll be exploring the inspiring worlds of Girls Who Code and Girls Who Game, two remarkable initiatives that are reshaping the landscape of both technology and public education here at Wichita Public Schools. In a time when the digital age is transforming our society at a breathtaking pace, it's crucial to foster innovation and inclusion in the tech industry. And what better way to achieve this than by empowering young minds, especially girls, to unlock their potential as coders and gamers? In this episode, we'll delve into the stories of these young trailblazers, our guest Olivia Sumner who guides them, and the powerful impact they're making on our ever-evolving tech-driven world.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to What the Edtech podcast - the show that explores the ever-evolving landscape of technology in education. I'm your host, Rob Dickson, and as always, I'm joined by my co-host, Dyane Smokorowski.Today, we're thrilled to welcome a special guest, Shannon Davenport, who is the Director of Professional Learning at the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE). Shannon is an expert in educational technology and has been working with educators across the Pacific Northwest to integrate technology into their classrooms.In this episode, we'll be discussing the latest trends and innovations in edtech, and exploring how technology is transforming the way we teach and learn. So sit back, relax, and get ready to dive into the world of edtech with us and our guest, Shannon Davenport.
Welcome to the What the EdTech podcast, where we delve into the world of learning and explore innovative approaches to education. Today, we're honored to be joined by Tonya Witherspoon from Wichita State University and Tiffany Bonfiglio from Wichita Public Schools to discuss the exciting applied learning opportunities available to students in the district. We have formed a unique partnership that provides students with hands-on, real-world experiences and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of industries. We'll hear from experts on how this partnership is making a positive impact and how it's helping students to not only gain valuable knowledge, but also the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the workforce. So sit back, relax, and join us for a conversation about the importance of applied learning in education.Info on Freedom Forge:
This episode we dive into esports and its implementation in Wichita Public Schools.  Our super friends today are Clint Dayhuff (district esports representative), Kyle Schoenhofer (Computer Science Teacher & Coach at Education Imagine Academy), and Ramsey Jamoul (CEO of Unified Esports Association). 
This podcast highlights the Verizon Innovative Learning Program.  We currently have 12 Middle Schools involved in the comprehensive program as well as 6 secondary schools in the hotspot program.  On the podcast is Sara Crawford, Deputy Director of Professional Learning, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools. Also on the podcast is our very own Catherine Arellano, Verizon Innovative Learning Coach at Coleman Middle School, and Tiffany Bonfiglio, Production Control Supervisor in our IST Department. To learn more about Verizon Innovative Learning visit:
Smoke and Rob discuss with Amanda Young how technology impacts both the traditional classroom and the virtual classroom opportunities through the lens of Education Imagine Academy.   Resources discussed in the podcast:Dr. Catlin Tucker Learning Playbook for Elementary Teachers by Jayme Linton
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