As the school year winds down, we are looking ahead to our summer plans. Are you as well? If you have the bandwidth to think about it, now is a great time to reflect on what went well this year while it’s still fresh in your mind. The end of the year is a great time for reflection whether you are a teacher, student, staff, or administrator.
Here is a great document that educator Catlin Tucker created, “Things to Revamp for Next Year,” to help educators organize and reflect on the year and brainstorm new strategies, routines, and lesson and project ideas to build into their classroom practice next year.
Speaking of project ideas, if you haven’t already, you should consider podcasting with your students next school year!
We launched the Student Podcast PODCAST as a way to highlight student voices and provide easy tips and tricks to help educators start podcasting with their students or build on podcasting projects they have already tried in their classrooms. This podcast offers an easy summer listen, with each episode lasting around 10 minutes.
You can start by listening to one of our favorite episodes, highlighting how an ELA teacher incorporated the “Serial” podcast into his curriculum.
If you are headed to the ISTE conference, we have two speaking sessions on podcasting this year, and you can also catch us in the Startup Pavilion. Let’s chat podcasting, and *hint hint* we might be offering some project-based PD with an exciting partner! Stay tuned!
- We are presenting with Listenwise Advocate Mike Messner on Active Listening and Civic Engagement: Teaching With Podcasts – June 24, 4:30–5:30 pm.
- We will also be presenting with our partners at KQED on Empowering Student Voice Through Podcasting – June 26, 9:00–10:00 am.
We hope to see you in Philly! If you can’t attend, we’ll be sure to share our session content on our social channels. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for these session slides after June if you can’t find them on our other channels. We are happy to share.
Have a great summer, and we hope you try podcasting as summer PD!
P.S Here’s a quick podcast to listen to from educators, called Virtual Leadership Academy, “Summer is Coming! 3 Ways to Get the Most Out Of Summer As An Eduleader.”