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Author: Andrew Kuhn, Tony Mirabito, Patrice Semicek

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ChangED is an educator based podcast for Pennsylvania teachers to learn more about the PA STEELS Standards and science in general.  It is hosted by Andrew Kuhn, Tony Mirabito and Patrice Semicek.  

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This week, we are thrilled to have Janise Lane from Amplify on the show! Dive into the intricacies of change management and explore the science behind successful transformation. Janise sheds light on why leaders should focus on processes rather than just problems, emphasizing that the real work lies within the process. Learn about the three crucial elements of change—human, path, and motivating the elephant—and discover the importance of acute listening and understanding the "why" behind chan...
Join the trio behind ChangED as they spill the beans on the wild ride that was Season 1! From "Maslow before you can Bloom" to navigating unexpected speed bumps (who knew podcasts could have traffic jams?), they share their insights, lessons learned, and laugh-out-loud favorite moments.Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our website at: learn.mciu.org/changed
Join Eric Lech from CLIU as he explores the "6 degrees of separation" and our interconnectedness. Learn the power of truly listening, empowering others, and how mentoring can transform lives. Eric urges us to go beyond just sparking ideas—our role is to fan the flames and nurture inspiration.Discover how to embrace personalized coaching, grow personal sparks, and find those moments that ignite lasting change. Don't miss this episode packed with insights on making a meaningful impact.Want to l...
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Ron Antinori from Activate Learning! With over a decade of experience implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Ron shares invaluable insights on how to make education truly inclusive for all students. Discover why "good teaching is NOT good telling," and learn why it's crucial for administrators to proactively communicate changes to parents, ensuring they see and feel the positive impact before any concerns arise. Don't miss this...
Meet Chris and Michelle from Hatboro Horsham School District, as they unveil their innovative approach to teaching science. Learn how they're transitioning to phenomena-based instruction, captivating students with real-world mysteries. Discover practical strategies to support students' adjustment and ignite their curiosity. Tune in now for a glimpse into the future of science education.Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our website at: learn.mciu.org/changed
Join us for an enlightening episode featuring Jeff Remington from the Center for Science and Schools, as he shares insights garnered from translating groundbreaking research work from Penn State and his long history of advocacy for new science standards. Discover the pivotal role of convergence learning in shaping the minds of tomorrow, and learn how STEELS standards pave the way for convergence thinking. Tune in to ChangED Podcast for a thought-provoking discussion that promises to inspire e...
Join us as we welcome Nanette Marcum-Dietrich from Millersville University to delve into a crucial topic: Environmental Literacy and Sustainability. In this episode, Nanette illuminates how these standards empower us to understand our Earth as a precious resource and guides us towards becoming responsible stewards of our environment. Discover how to nurture students' belief in their ability to effect change and teach them that environmental literacy isn't just a concept; it's a pathway ...
Join us as Erin McCool, founder of Cool Heron and director of Wissahickon Trails, shares her passion for environmental literacy. Discover the interconnectedness of watersheds and the ripple effect of our choices. Tune in for a transformative conversation about nurturing environmentally literate individuals. Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our website at: learn.mciu.org/changed
Engineering Excellence

Engineering Excellence

2024-05-1622:22

Join us on ChangED for an insightful exploration of Technology and Engineering (T&E) education! Discover how T&E seamlessly integrates into the school day, fostering creativity and resilience. Hear from guest Katie Bateman from Youth Engineering Solutions as she discusses the importance of process over product in engineering, emphasizing the value of failure as a pathway to learning and growth. Tune in to learn how engineering education empowers students to become innovative pro...
Join ChangED for an inspiring episode on finding your support system and fostering collaboration in education. Matt and Tom, FLITE teachers from the Upper Perk School District, share insights on the importance of hands-on experiences and the true scope of technology in the classroom. Learn how embracing failure can lead to growth and improvement in your teaching practice. Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our website at: learn.mciu.org/changed
Andrew’s mom Tricia's passion for education shines through as she shares her experiences teaching across various grade levels, leaving an indelible impact on students' lives. Despite facing some relocations, Tricia's dedication to her craft remained unwavering, demonstrating resilience and commitment at every turn. As a reading specialist, she continued to inspire and empower learners to reach their full potential. Don't miss this enlightening conversation as Tricia discusses her journey as b...
Embark on a captivating journey with Fiorella Mirabito, Tony’s mom. Fiorella's story begins with her journey from Italy to the United States at a tender age of five, where she encountered a transformative teacher who helped her conquer the English language. Follow Fiorella's path as she and her husband establish roots in Bath, PA, building a thriving business from the ground up. Dive into the heart of her narrative as she rises to become the beloved mayor of her community, serving with ...
Join us for an incredible episode featuring Cheryl Bottom (Patrice's mom), a remarkable woman who defied expectations and forged her own path. From her beginnings in social services to becoming a beloved preschool teacher, Cheryl's journey is one of resilience and determination. But her story doesn't stop there—she took her passion for education a step further by creating her own school! Now, Cheryl enjoys the most rewarding role of all: being a loving nana to her grandchildren. Don't miss th...
Greg Macer returns to the ChangED podcast, bringing tales of his thrilling journey back in time to witness the remarkable advancements in science at Penn State. Join us as we delve into the profound impact of our past, on the present, and future of science education. Tune in to this episode of the ChangED Podcast for engaging discussions that shed light on the trajectory of science and ignite our passion for pushing the boundaries of exploration.Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our...
Join ChangED as we chat with BrainPop Science! Marin Tyson sits down with Tony, Patrice and Andrew to share her experience with BrainPop Science and what makes BrainPop Science Pop!Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our website at: learn.mciu.org/changed
Celebrating Educators

Celebrating Educators

2024-05-0721:44

Join us for a heartfelt episode as we honor the invaluable contributions of educators with Dr. Regina Speaker, Executive Director of MCIU. In this uplifting conversation, we express gratitude for all who impact lives, regardless of their role. Dr. Speaker shares inspiring insights, encouraging educators to embrace new opportunities and use their voices to effect positive change.Want to learn more about ChangED? Check out our website at: learn.mciu.org/changed
What is Science?

What is Science?

2024-05-0622:23

Ready to transform your classroom into a hub of inspired learning? Dive into the ChangED podcast featuring Brett Moulding, co-author of the NGSS. Discover how to seize teaching moments, cultivate expertise, and orchestrate dynamic conversations where students take the lead. Explore the essence of science as a human endeavor rooted in evidence and observation, and learn how to guide students in synthesizing information to create compelling explanations.Want to learn more about ChangED? Check o...
Nicole Bond breaks down the essential concepts surrounding AI and offers insights into how districts can approach its integration effectively. Learn about the toolkit designed to navigate TeachAI resources and discover why experimentation is key to determining the worth of educational initiatives. Explore the importance of customizing tools to fit initiatives, not the other way around. Don't miss this enlightening discussion on harnessing the power of AI for educational advancement!Want to le...
Join us for an enlightening episode of the ChangED Podcast featuring author John Spencer. In this insightful conversation, we explore the importance of maintaining a human-centered approach in an increasingly tech-infused world. Discover why viewing AI as a ladder can lead to setbacks, while considering it as a maze allows for resilience and the freedom to choose alternative paths. Don't miss this engaging discussion on empowering learners to navigate the complexities of the modern era!https:...
Tune in to the latest episode of the ChangED Podcast as we sit down with John Spencer. Together, we explore strategies for preparing students for an unpredictable world and John discusses the role of AI as a supportive tool, cautioning against fostering learned helplessness. We also delve into how AI can assist in prompt engineering, providing context, and engaging students at their own pace. Join us for an insightful conversation on leveraging AI to empower learners and adapt to the challeng...
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