180 Days Education

180 Days Education

We are committed to helping educators and those in the education community explore the successes, challenges, and opportunities in education. We give a voice to educators who have committed their lives to developing learners and are constantly looking for ways to do so better. Join us every other week as we learn together, one conversation at a time!

Episodes

April 29, 2022 51 min
Nubeja Allen is currently the Secondary Math Supervisor in Franklin Township Public Schools in Somerset, New Jersey. Throughout her 26 years in education, Nubeja has a diverse K -12 educational background having been a high school math teacher, a high school math supervisor, a high school vice-principal, an elementary vice-principal, an interim principal, and a K-12 district math supervisor.   Nubeja joins us to share some of the...
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Dr. Chadd McGlone is the cofounder of Mathkind  (formerly Teacher-to-Teacher Global), a non-profit education organization that focuses on building quality math education programs through collaborative partnerships that drive greater social justice.

The goal is to help prepare students for the "real world" through problem-solving and skills that support their own communities. Chadd shares his journey of how Mathkind came abo...

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Steve Leinwand is a principal researcher at the American Institute for Research and a renowned math education change agent with a contagious enthusiasm for what IS possible in mathematics.

He joins Tim and Karen for an informative and powerful discussion around rethinking the traditional math trajectory in high school mathematics. Steve discusses the focus of his and Eric Milou’s new book, Invigorating High School Math: Practical G...

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Tim and Karen are joined by Karim Ani, founder of Citizen Math (formerly known as Mathalicious) and author of, “Dear Citizen Math: How Math Class Can Inspire a More Rational and Respectful Society”.

 

Karim discusses the importance of mathematics in our world, and why we should be helping students become problem-solvers so that they develop the essential critical thinking skills needed to analyze, discuss and solve the issues faci...

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Karen and Tim speak to Dr. Greg Hessee. Greg shares perspectives on the current state of AP courses and the issues around access to AP opportunities for all students, not just a select few. Selection and placement into AP courses has been historically racist, and Greg discusses initiatives and ways to make access to AP courses more equitable and prevalent in schools and how to help schools and districts build a more robust AP progr...

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In our first episode for Season 3, we talk with friend, colleague, and former boss of both Tim and Karen from their Key Curriculum days, James Ryan.

 

James has an interesting career trajectory. He started as a math teacher, went into administration, then worked at Apple Computers as an analyst, programmer and lead, then as the VP of Professional Development and Marketing at Key Curriculum (where Tim and Karen worked with him), to ...

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Corey is a leader in the mathematics and statistics education communities nationwide. He has consulted and served as a writer on two AP statistics textbooks and written supplemental classroom materials for statistics teachers. Furthermore, Corey has facilitated workshops for mathematics teachers on a variety of topics, including Common Core workshops on modeling with probability and statistics. He has also served on the Board of Di...
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In part 3 of our 3-episode series on professional development and supporting systemic educational change, we talk with Mary Davis and Denise Thornton from Charles A. Dana Center’s Leadership Team at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. Join us for a conversation on systemic change in mathematics and science education at the secondary level.

 

To learn more and for full show notes with links to resources mentioned, please visit ht...

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In part 2 of our 3-episode series on professional development and supporting systemic educational change, we talk with Michael Greenlee and Tracey Ramirez from Charles A. Dana Center’s Leadership Team at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. Join us for a conversation on systemic change in mathematics and science education at the elementary level.

 

Michael Greenlee and Tracey Ramirez are both Professional Learning Facilitators at...

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In this first in a 3-episode series on professional development and supporting systemic educational change, we talk with Dr. Shelly LeDoux and Jacqueline LeJeune who join us from The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center’s Leadership Team to discuss systemic change in mathematics and science education.

 

The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center is a renowned research-based organization that has worked...

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Katie Isaak Ginsberg is a parent and advocate for environmental literacy, which led her to found the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation(CELF), where she serves as the Executive Director and Chair Emeritus. She saw the need to educate students about the links between human health, poverty, consumption, conflict and the environment. After extensive research, she combined her background in design, management marketing, and b...

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Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo is a professor, storyteller, playwright, mother, and potential school board member. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a professor at The College of New Jersey, in addition to her work as an improvisational acting teacher at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. 

Tabitha shares her arts-based research approach as a way of...

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Patrick Vennebush is the Chief Learning Officer for The Math Learning Center, where he oversees the areas of Educator Support, Educator Resources, and Development. Patrick shares his expertise in mathematics and developing a high-quality education curriculum. He talks about how professors and education experiences framed his outlook and trajectory for teaching - including his methods, his approach to learning and how teaching SHOUL...

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What are the advantages to digital content that is ‘evergreen’ and non-textbook specific? Who pays for this? Why is paid-for content more reliable and vetted compared to ‘free’ open-resource materials? What’s better - online, hybrid, or face-to-face? This and more in our jammed-packed episode with Dr. Stephen Sullivan, professor of anatomy and physiology at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sullivan is also a digi...

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Dr. Pamela Seda has been a math educator for over 30 years. She works as the K-12 Math Coordinator for Griffin/Spalding County Schools in Georgia. Dr. Seda is also the owner of Seda Educational Consulting.

Karen worked with Pam last summer on an Equity in Education Webinar, in partnership with Casio Education and TODOS Math for All, where Dr. Seda shared her “ICUCAREr” framework and talked about making mathematics a more equitable ...

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Olga G. Torres has been a bilingual elementary educator for over 40 years and a mathematics educator for over 25 years. She works as a Mathematics Education Consultant with the Marilyn Burns Education Associates/Math Solutions. Olga has been the recipient of many awards, including the 1995 Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education. She is a teacher leader for CEMAL (Center for Mathematics Education of La...

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February 24, 2021 53 min
Karen Cowe shares stories and examples of a systems-thinking approach to learning in history, math, and other subjects, and invites us to look at how the subjects we are already teaching can be seen through a local and environmental framework. What are the benefits of this approach, in both social and natural systems? Karen highlights the forgotten interdependency these systems have on one another and where these frameworks are set...

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In this episode of 180 Days, Ken Shelton shares his expertise and experiences on creating culturally responsive learning experiences and really exploring prejudices and biases in the classroom.

Ken is an educator with over 20 years of experience, with a specialization in Educational Technology. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator as well as the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner....

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Anne Marie has been an educator for 32 years (wow!!). She has taught at various elementary schools at the 5th and 6th-grade levels, not to mention a short stint as an Elementary Guidance Counselor. She shares with us her personal experiences with how teaching, learning, and ‘school’ in general have been impacted by the Covid19 pandemic.

Schools around the country have opened in various ways – remote, hybrid, face-to-face, asynchron...

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In our first episode of our new season, we talk to Ismael Zamora, the Math and Science Department Chair for Bloom High School in Chicago, IL.  Ish has been an educator for over 20 years and in this episode talks about the challenges and successes of leading during this crazy time of Covid19 and remote teaching and learning.

Supporting teachers as they are struggling with moving from face-to-face teaching to online teaching is a hug...

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