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Category: Small & Rural Schools

From the Podcast: How career centers are changing

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February 28, 2018

Discussing how career centers are changing with Rick Smith

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Rick Smith about how career centers are changing to match the demands of the workforce. Rick is the Superintendent of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and the Career and Technical Center Representative for the Ohio Small and Rural Collaborative.

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From the Podcast: How to market a school in a small district

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January 5, 2018

Discussing how to market a school in a small district with Dan Parent

Our podcast host Joel Gagne speaks with Dan Parent, the superintendent of Danbury Local Schools, about how to market a school in a small district. Danbury Local Schools is a small school district in northwest Ohio, and the two discuss the district’s rebranding efforts to share the message that Danbury Local Schools is the “best kept secret in northwest Ohio.

Joel also chats with Amanda Morris about the strategy that went into the Danbury Local Schools rebranding efforts and how it will continue to grow.

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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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From the Podcast: Announcing a partnership with the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative

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September 28, 2017

Announcing our podcast partnership with the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative

In this episode of We Love Schools, Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes back Kirk Koennecke. Koennecke is the executive director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative (OSRC) as well as the superintendent of Graham Local Schools in Ohio.

We Love Schools is excited to work with OSRC on a new podcast partnership.

“We’re excited to work with Allerton Hill and We Love Schools on the podcast,” Koennecke says. “Podcasts make sense for our members as educators across the state want to learn while they’re own on the go.”

Contact us if you’d like to suggest a topic for an upcoming podcast with the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative.

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