Curriculum21 Podcast- Episode 16

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano had the opportunity to speak to Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, two educators who are making a difference in their students’ lives as well as thousands of other students and teachers from around the world.
Vicki is a teacher from Camila Georgia. She blogs on the Coolcatteacher blog and tweets under @coolcatteacher. Julie is the E-Learning Coordinator at Beijing International School. She blogs at E-Learning Journey and tweets under @julielindsay.

These two amazing women are the co-founders of the Flat Classroom Project  and have co-authored the book “Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time“, due to be released in February 2012.

Don’t miss out listening to these dynamic and passionate teachers with concrete advice for any teacher embarking on global education and flattening of their classroom.

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Curriculum21 Podcast- Episode 15

Mike Fisher interviews Bruce Leader, a Global Studies teacher at Starpoint High School in Lockport, NY.
Bruce discusses how he is integrating literacy standards from the Common Core into his practice, and discusses his perspective on how his global experiences impact his professional practice.
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Curriculum21 Podcast- Episode 14

Jeanne Tribuzzi and Mike Fisher discuss considerations for school wide literacy initiatives in preparation for CMI 2011. They talk about recent sessions at the ASCD conference on Literacy and reflect on some of the learning moments with participants.

Curriculum21 Podcast- Episode 13

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Mike Fisher had the opportunity to visit Stephen Wilmarth and his 1:1 iPad initiative at the Number 1 Middle School attached to Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China.


Curriculum21 Podcast Channel: Episode 12

Mike Fisher and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano discuss the iPad initiative and American education with Stephen Wilmarth and five young Chinese High School students in the International Experimental Class at the Number 1 Middle School attached to the Central China Normal University in Wuhan.

Curriculum21 Podcast: Episode 11

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Mike Fisher are in Wuhan, China visiting the Number 1 Middle School attached to the Central China University. They had the chance to interview Lara Zhang, a teacher of Grade 1 (11th Graders), of the International Experimental Class, a program lead by Stephen Wilmarth.

Lara tells us about a typical day in a Chinese High School, the difference technology is making in her classroom and the intense desire of Chinese students to attend an American university for a chance of more opportunities.

Lara Zhang & Steve Wilmarth

Curriculum21 Podcast: Episode 10

Buffalo Teacher Leaders summarize the 21st Century College and Career Ready student.

Curriculum21 Podcast: Episode 09

Mike Fisher and Jeanne Tribuzzi discuss the implications of content area literacy in the wake of the new Common Core Standards.

Curriculum21 Podcast: Episode 08

Mike Fisher interviews Angela Maiers during ASCD 2011 conference in San Francisco. They ponder the question: What is going to make you run to school?


Curriculum21 Podcast- Episode 07

Heidi Hayes Jacobs interviews Tom Welch at the ASCD Conference in San Francisco in March 2011.

Virtual Learning Magnets:

The “Virtual Learning Magnet” is a project launched under the auspices of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with support from NASA.  It is designed to provide a customized learning opportunity to any student in the United States.