TER Topics – Project Based Learning

This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #024 and #046 of the TER Podcast.

First, Laura McBain discusses the whole-school approach to PBL taken at High Tech high in California, then David Price, OBE,  discusses his experiences leading PBL initiatives in different school contexts.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
00.33 Intro
01:42 Interview – Laura McBain
37:28 Interview – David Price
1:14:34 Sign Off

TER’s Top 5 in 2017!

 

As 2017 draws to a close, here are the top 5 TER podcast episodes of the past year, judged by number of downloads between January 1st and December 31st, 2017!

In 2017 TER episodes have been played or downloaded 66,494 times.

That’s a total of 169,985 plays/downloads over our 4 and a half years of podcasting!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to and shared our episodes throughout the year, and especially our subscribers who keep coming back each fortnight.

While our main (and intended) audience remains in Australia, we’ve found listeners in over 50 countries [that’s the most will let us see]. The USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand fill out the list of the top 5 countries of TER podcast listeners.

While this list starts with number 5, which was played 1,986 times, the 10th most played episode had 1,843 plays, and the 15th episode had 1,735 – and No 15 was only released in November!

Now, on to the top 5 most played episodes in 2017… Continue reading

TER Topics – Literacy & Phonics

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This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #068 and #086 of the TER Podcast.

First, Stewart Riddle talks about literacy in the classroom, then Misty Adoniou discusses phonics and literacy, and issues with the proposed mandatory year 1 phonics assessment.

Timecode:

00.00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
01:32 Interview – Stewart Riddle
37:26 Interview – Misty Adoniou
1:05:16 Sign Off

TER #105 – Design Thinking as TPL with Lesley Henderson – 10 Dec 2017

Main Feature: Lesley Henderson from Flinders University discusses the use of Design Thinking as an approach to Teacher Professional learning.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler discusses teacher workload in Off Campus; Cameron discusses news stories about NAPLAN robot marking and recently released PIRLS results, as well as the future of the TER Podcast.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
01:59 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

17:19 NAPLAN robot marking

21:48 PIRLS data shows growing divide

28:35 Feature Introduction
30:36 Lesley Henderson – interview

1:01:19 Announcements
1:06:36 Quote & Sign Off

TER #104 – Makerspaces & Curriculum with Michelle Jensen – 26 Nov 2017

Main Feature: Michelle Jensen discusses Makerspaces, what they are, how to build them, and how to use them to achieve curriculum outcomes in a range of subject areas.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the importance of goals in education; Education in the News, Cameron explores the issue of standardised testing and current debate about mandatory phonics testing.

Timecodes – Links coming soon

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro – AARE17 conference
02:44 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
17:23 Goals, Values and Culture
23:17 Standardised Testing and Phonics
39:22 Feature Introduction
41:28 Interview – Michelle Jensen
1:17:10 Quote & Sign Off

TER #103 – Having hard conversations with Jennifer Abrams – 12 Nov 2017

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Features: Communications Consultant, Jennifer Abrams, talks about issues of communicating in schools and ways to approach hard conversations in the workplace. Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton come on to discuss their new educational podcast, Rate E for Educational, that looks at teaching through the lens of popular cinema.

Time codes (links coming soon)

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 NSW P&C call for delay of NAPLAN online
06:27 Rated E for Educational
26:51 Feature Intro
29:08 Interview – Jennifer Abrams
1:09:00 Quote & Sign Off

 

TER #102 – Holistic Education and Gifted Children with Prof Kirsi Tirri – 29 Oct 2017

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Main Feature: Prof Kirsi Tirri from the University of Helsinki discusses holistic education and its role in delivering education to support gifted learners within a comprehensive education system.

Regular features: Off Campus with Dan Haesler – Dan reflects on the experience of seeing education system directors walk out of a conference after the opening speeches; Education in the News – Cameron reviews the open letter regarding the Leading Learning 4 All resources – Western Australia walks back a significant element of its Independent Public Schools model.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits

01:31 Intro – AEON.net.au

03:19 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

11:57 Leadership, culture & visibility

14:52 Leading Learning 4 All

25:00 WA Independent Public Schools

36:35 Feature Introduction

38:41 Interview Prof Kirsi Tirri

1:18:54 Announcements

1:19:25 Quote & Sign Off