The GIPS Cast

The GIPS Cast

The official podcast of Grand Island Public Schools in Nebraska. The GIPS Cast is a conversation-based podcast exploring the world of public education thru the voices of one of Nebraska’s largest, most diverse school districts. #WeAreGIPS


March 16, 2023 20 min
Summer learning [and summer fun] has never looked like this before.

Miss Bianca Ayala, Barr Middle School EL Teacher, and Miss Hannah Luber, Starr Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher, join the "The GIPS Cast" to share excitment for the upcoming Power Camp Summer 2023. Along the way they share what Power Camp looks like for 2nd - 5th Graders, the fun hands-on learning opportunities they'll experience, why investing in students brings them b...
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Science time every day for students AND teachers?

Mrs. Anya Covarrubias, GIPS Science Curriculum Coordinator, and Mrs. Sydney Hespe, Knickrehm Elementary Academic Support Coach, chat with the "The GIPS Cast" on how the district is seeing massive growth in Science proficiency across the board. Along the way, they share why Science is more about the "how's" and "why's"; the impact of dedicated daily Science time; and how teachers are ...
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Where would we be without the arts?

Peter Palermo (GISH Class of 1983), Executive Director of the Sheldon Arts Foundation in St. Louis, joins "The GIPS Cast" to share his story of art, public education, and celebrating creativity. Palermo affirms the life-changing trajectory that arts opportunities bring to students and urges listeners to remember the power of tapping into our creative side. He also looks forward to coming back for ...
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How do you make a difference in your community?

Joseline Reyna (GISH Class of 2014), Community Organizer of YWCA and Community Engagement Coordinator for Leadership Unlimited, sits down with "The GIPS Cast" to share her story of immigration, education, and advocacy. Reyna speaks to the challenges and opportunities she experienced as a student. She also shares her passion for building bridges in the community and being proud of where...
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How do you transform the internet AND empower students?

Ben Pankonin (GISH Class of 1998), CEO & Founder of Class Intercom, sits down with "The GIPS Cast" to share how his time at GIPS shaped his journey to Silicon Prairie. Along the way, he expands on why Class Intercom exists and how it strengthens student opporutnities. He also shares a vision for what the future of educational storytelling may look like and why Grand Island ...
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SHow do you energize students and staff to celebrate Math?

Dr. Danielle Buhrman, GIPS Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator, and Mrs. Danielle Dudo, Newell Elementary 4th Grade Teacher, sit down with "The GIPS Cast" to share how tackling standards starts by breaking the stigma around math. Along the way, they share the exciting growth in math we're seeing districtwide; how standards impact classroom learning; and why empowerment is par...
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How do you help students see their potential?

Mr. Jacob Morrow, School Counselor at Westridge Middle School, sits down with "The GIPS Cast" to share how unlocking potential is key in the middle school. Along the way, he shares about taking 40 students to their first-ever college visit; the opportunity found in formational years; and the depth of dedication that teachers carry.

Because the daily work of inspiring students is no small ...
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How do you unlock learning for every student?

Mr. Kevin Butters, 5th Grade Teacher at Stolley Park Elementary, joins The GIPS Cast to share how he took the not-so-traditional path to teaching. Along the way, he shares stories of fascinating classroom chaos; helping students handle societal expectations; and sharing the wonders of poetry.

Because in the expert profession of teaching every day brings a new adventure.


GUEST: Mr. Kevin ...
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What does it look like to champion every student?

Miss Nichole Kraus, EL Teacher at Walnut, joins the GIPS Cast to share her story of encountering the world in her classroom. Along the way, she speaks to the strength found in cultural diversity; why teaching isn't a "one size fits all" sort of thing; and how traveling to South Korea through the Fulbright-Hays program made her a better educator.

Because our students come from all over...
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October 16, 2022 34 min
What does it mean to be bold?

The GIPS Cast welcomes Dr. Grover, Superintendent, to share insight behind the '22-'23 school year theme of, "We Are Boldly GIPS". Along the way, she unpacks the importance of championing staff, embracing a culture of innovation, showing-up for kids, and even shares a few snapshots from buildings.

Because at Grand Island Public Schools, all means all.


GUEST: Dr. Tawana Grover, GIPS Superintendent
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