Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
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
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.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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
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 @
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.
Connect with Susan on Twitter via @susandpatrick.
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: @.
On today's episode, I chat with Vicky Llerena, Co-founder and CEO of Social Vibes Media, about becoming entrepreneur.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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
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).