Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - The WE in PD with Kimberly Cawkwell, M.Ed.



On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Kimberly Cawkwell, M.Ed. about the WE in PD.

Kimberly Cawkwell is a Professional Learning Specialist for the Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC). Cawkwell received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts specializing in Sociology and Education from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in 2008. She also completed her Master's in Education and Multiple Subject Credential with an Elementary Mathematics Emphasis from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2010.
Prior to joining MTLC, Cawkwell spent over five years as a teacher and mentor to new teachers. In addition to working with Title 1 schools in National City, CA, Kimberly was a founding teacher of two San Diego elementary charter schools: High Tech Elementary Chula Vista (2011) and High Tech Elementary North County (2013). Kimberly has collaborated and led several professional development sessions globally with educators.
Cawkwell continues to be passionate in her pursuit for understanding and sharing best practices for children. Through MTLC partnerships, she looks forward to cultivating deeper learning opportunities in education that provide children equitable, collaborative and rigorous learning environments and also foster children to become advocates for their own learning.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - Transformational Change in the Digital Age with Dr. Kathrine Shone



On this episode, I chat with Dr. Kathrine Shone about transformational change in the digital age.

Dr. Kathrine Shone’s journey to continuous learning began in 1998 when she set forth her personal vision to become an educator. At that time, Dr. Shone had made a professional commitment to pioneer the dramatic shift of educational focus to cater not only to the ones who “fit the mold” but those who persistently struggle. Her tenure in the alternative education and special education programs laid a solid foundation for which she was able to accomplish a significant portion of this basic mission – to create conditions for academic success for the disadvantaged students. As a counselor, alternative ed. teacher, resource specialist, teacher on special assignment, an assistant principal and a veteran principal with 8 years of experience from both a high achieving and a turnaround middle school, Dr. Shone provided quality education to young adolescents. She was extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to influence and help elevate the level of efficacy of teachers and teacher leaders by shaping a school culture which embraces reflection and growth as its core values.
Dr. Shone possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In 2002, she received her Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Teaching with academic distinction, and a formal invitation to the elite international honor society for educators, Pi Lambda Theta.
In 2006, Dr. Shone was recognized by Inland Valley News for Excellence in Secondary Education at their 9th Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards, an event that celebrates the achievements and contributions of people who help make their community the jewel of Southern California. Her article “Mentoring the Mindsets of 21st Century Leaders” was also published in Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Leadership Magazine in January of 2013.
With 15 years of gratifying experience as a teacher, teacher leader and school and district administrator, it became very evident that pursuing her dream of acquiring a doctoral degree in educational leadership seems to be a natural next step in her personal and professional journey towards excellence. Dr. Shone relishes every opportunity possible to engage in serious self-development and replicate the personal transformation process that is associated with effective leadership. On September 2015, she fulfilled that dream and was awarded the Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with academic distinction from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Soon after, she was selected as one of the facilitator candidate for the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL) program.
Dr. Kathrine Shone is currently the Director of Equity and Professional Learning at the Pomona Unified School District.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - From Traditional to Digital with Diana Cornejo-Sanchez, M.Ed.



On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Professional Learning Specialist Diana Cornejo-Sanchez about working with teachers through their transition to a digital learning environment.

Diana Cornejo-Sanchez is a Professional Learning Specialist for the Mobile Technology Learning Center. She has over 11 years of experience as a teacher and mentor to new teachers. Cornejo-Sanchez received her Bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish from the University of San Diego (USD) in 2004. She also completed her a Single Subject Credentials in English and Spanish during this time and added a Social Science credential in 2014. She graduated with her Master’s in Education with a specialization in Language, Literacy, and Culture in 2006 from USD. She completed her Administrative Credential in 2014 through USD’s Educational Leadership Development Academy.
Cornejo-Sanchez was a founding teacher of High Tech High Media Arts when it first opened in 2005 and has over ten years’ experience working in a project-based learning environment. In addition, she has global experience consulting with educators to create equitable and engaging learning opportunities for students.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - Stages of Personalized Learning with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey



On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey about the Stages of Personalized Learning.


Barbara is co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and is a Creative Learning Strategist who believes that anyone at any age can learn. She has worked with schools, districts, individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations around the world to facilitate change and design new learning environments. Barbara is a teacher, writer, educational technologist, change agent, risk-taker, instructional designer, connector, and visionary. She coined and trademarked the phrase “Making Learning Personal” in 2000 because she always believed that learning needs to start with the learner and that every learner matters. She was introduced to Kathleen McClaskey over four years ago. This led them to start Personalize Learning to share research, models and the voices of thought leaders. 
Barbara has assisted large and small organizations to build online communities for teachers to connect and share teaching practice through action research and lesson study. She builds coaching programs where teachers are facilitators, advisors, and "guides on the side." Barbara is asked to facilitate visioning sessions, write strategic plans, recommend resources and makes it her job to determine what is authentic, valid, cost-effective, safe, user-friendly, and relevant for her clients. She is relentlessly researching how to personalize learning so all learners follow their passion so they discover their purpose.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/about.html#sthash.rwjHmSvP.dpuf


Kathleen is a recognized UDL Expert and Digital Learning Consultant with over 28 years experience in using technology in the classroom. Kathleen is a frequent international, national and regional workshop presenter on topics that include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Technology for Diverse Learners, and Math and Technology: Bringing Research to Practice. In 2007, she was awarded a three-year NH Math and Science Partnership grant for the “Science4All” project, applying UDL principles in the science classroom.  In 2009, Kathleen designed and directed the Tools for Learning Math Intervention Project where tools were applied to UDL researched-based instruction in math.  In late 2009, she became the professional development director of three ARRA technology funded projects in NH to create 21st Century Classrooms.  In all of these projects, Kathleen developed Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and a UDL lesson design structure for project teachers to support the learning of all students. 

- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/about.html#sthash.rwjHmSvP.dpuf


Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - 5 Questions on Leadership with Dr. Sandy Chambers



On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Dr. Sandy Chambers about leadership.

Sandy Chambers is an elementary school principal in the Wake County Public Schools System in Raleigh, NC. She is in her nineteenth year as an educator and has teaching and administration experience in the Durham Public Schools System and Wake County Public Schools System in North Carolina. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University. She received her Doctorate of Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At her current school of over one thousand students, she is leading the transformative digital journey from BYOD – Bring Your Own Device to Digital Learning as well as in the initial stages of implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), a cultural change for student success.

Connect with Dr. Chambers via Twitter @DrSandyChambers

The Dr. Will Show - Online Learning in K-12 with Susan Patrick (CEO and President of iNACOL)


Susan Patrick
President & CEO, iNACOL

On today's episode, I chat with Susan Patrick about online learning in K-12 education.

Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). iNACOL is a nonprofit providing policy advocacy, publishing research, developing quality standards, and driving the transformation to personalized, competency-based, blended and online learning forward.

She is the former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and wrote the National Educational Technology Plan in 2005 for Congress. She served as legislative liaison for Governor Hull in Arizona, ran a distance learning campus as a Site Director for Old Dominion University’s TELETECHNET program, and served as legislative staff on Capitol Hill

Patrick was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2016. In 2014, she was named a Pahara– Aspen Education Fellow. In 2011, she was named to the International Advisory Board for the European Union program for lifelong learning.

Patrick holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College. 

Connect with Susan on Twitter via @susandpatrick.

The Dr. Will Show - Leadership with Dr. Brittney Clinton


On today's episode, I chat with Dr. Brittney Clinton about leadership.

Brittney N. Clinton began her professional journey on the prestigious campus of Winston Salem State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Education fall 2009. She continued to pursue her educational goals at Strayer University where she obtained her Masters degree in Education Leadership and Management in 2012.
Her drive for enhancing her expertise and knowledge in education leadership did not stop there; therefore, she registered in spring 2012 to pursue doctoral studies at Capella University in Education Leadership and Management. Dr. Clinton is a proud recent 2015 graduate of Capella University. She fulfills the roles of  a learning coach for Southern New Hampshire University and associate professor at Forsyth Technical Community College and ITT Technical Institute.
Over the past few years, Dr. Clinton fulfilled many leadership roles, big and small with the Alpha Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the The Order of the Eastern Star PHA. Dr. Clinton currently serve as the Vice-President of the Alpha Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and Board member for South Little League Baseball.
Her passion resides in coaching, mentoring, inspiring, and professional networking. She plan to be the next game changer for other young scholars by implementing innovative and democratic leadership behaviors. As always; “Continue to be a beacon of light”!
Connect with Dr. Clinton via Twitter: @BClintonMED

The Dr. Will Show - Becoming a Business with Vicky Llerena


On today's episode, I chat with Vicky Llerena, Co-founder and CEO of Social Vibes Media, about becoming entrepreneur.

Vicky Llerena is SVM’s host, content creator, and public relations strategist. No amateur to the media industry, Vicky brings with her over eight years of experience having worked at Univision WXTV-41, Hudson Media Group, and PRNewswire. She works with clients to manage all their media communications needs. Aside from managing SVM, Vicky is also an adjunct professor at Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey City Institute of Technology and Hudson County Community College. Vicky is a proud member of the New York Journalism Press Club.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - Self-efficacy with Dr. Amy Fast


On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Dr. Amy Fast about self-efficacy in K-12 education.

Dr. Amy Fast is a first year administrator at McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Oregon, serving as a curriculum assistant principal. Prior to being assistant principal, Dr. Fast was a fourth and fifth grade teacher for ten years and then an instructional coach at both the elementary and middle levels where she observed teachers to provide feedback, modeled in classrooms, and led professional development. Last spring Dr. Fast got her doctorate from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and this November her book, It's the Mission, Not the Mandates, which was adapted from my dissertation was published by Rowman and Littlefield.



Friday, February 19, 2016

The Dr. Will Show - Getting PD Right with USDMTLC




On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with an amazing group of educators from The University of San Diego's Mobile Technology Learning Center.  

Today's guest were: Dr. Katie Martin (Director), Kimberly Cawkwell (Professional Learning Specialist), Diana Cornejo-Sanchez (Professional Learning Specialist), JoHanna Simko (Professional Learning Specialist), Emily Roth (Professional Learning Specialist), and Katie Wright (Professional Learning Specialist)