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Monthly Archives: October 2017

From the Podcast: The role of career centers in public education

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October 30, 2017

What’s the role of career centers in public education today?

In this latest episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Bob Timmons, Superintendent of Polaris Career Center, about the role of career centers in public education.

Timmons discusses how career centers interact with K-12 districts and the future of career centers in public education.¬†Polaris Career Center has shown tremendous growth in the last several years. Polaris Career Center’s enrollment has increased over the last four years by 155%.

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From the Podcast: Professional development in small and rural schools

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October 30, 2017

Creative ways to implement professional development in small and rural schools

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell discusses professional development in small and rural schools with Bill Wade, Superintendent of Kirtland Local Schools.

By narrowing the focus of their professional development programs, working closely with technology and sharing resources with larger school districts in the area, Kirtland Local Schools has been successfully implementing new professional development programs in its small school district.

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How your school can stay on message

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October 24, 2017

Overwhelmed? Here’s how your school can stay on message

It’s hard to concentrate on a single goal in an environment of 24-hour news and social media. From the White House to your school, everyone can struggle at times. How do you move a project and its messaging forward, in harmony, from start to finish? Here are a few ways how your school can stay on message.

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From the Podcast: Tips for superintendents to connect with a new community

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October 18, 2017

Tips for superintendents to connect with a new community

In this week’s episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell talks with Matt Miller, the Superintendent of Lakota Local Schools.

Miller is starting his 13th year as a superintendent, so he knows a bit about transitions as a superintendent and how a superintendent can connect with a new community.

“I was at a really good place coming to Lakota because it happened so early in the superintendent search process,” Miller says. “The Board here at Lakota did a really good job of letting me have transition days, which I think is huge for any school board, for any superintendent to work out transition details.”

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From the Podcast: The value of virtual town halls

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October 10, 2017

Use the power of virtual town halls to communicate with your community

In the latest episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell chats with Mike Davis of Broadnet about the value of virtual town halls for schools.

Broadnet offers Access Live, a way for a superintendent, for example, to have a town hall via the phone.

Davis says they’ve led virtual town halls in close to a dozen countries.

With so many different avenues to reach people these days, Dorn-Bell says, something like Access Live can be very valuable in reaching out to a community.

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