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Conversation with Josh Cramer: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High School to College Classroom

Conversation with Josh Cramer: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High School to College Classroom

June 21, 2022
Conversation with Laura  McBride: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - Special Needs Classroom

Conversation with Laura McBride: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - Special Needs Classroom

June 21, 2022
Conversation with Sandy Furano: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High School to College Classroom

Conversation with Sandy Furano: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High School to College Classroom

June 8, 2022
Conversation with George Lesnansky: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High School to College Classroom

Conversation with George Lesnansky: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High School to College Classroom

June 8, 2022
Conversation with Kenny Lee: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High Schools

Conversation with Kenny Lee: Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series - High Schools

June 6, 2022
Conversation with Katrina Halasa: Remote Learning Support  During Pandemic - Middle School

Conversation with Katrina Halasa: Remote Learning Support During Pandemic - Middle School

March 23, 2022

Katrina Halasa earned her Ph.D. in Education and Master’s Degree in Biology at The University of Akron. She has been with Akron Public Schools since October of 1995.  She taught Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Forensics and Environmental science. Since 2006, she has been the Science and Health Learning Specialist for K-12. She leads the science and health curriculum and assessment work, and has provided over 700 professional development workshops.

She brought over 2 million dollars in STEM Grants initiatives over the years. While at North High School, she was a member of the School Improvement Program team that restructured students’ pathways to advanced coursework, which resulted in the school to be designated a Bronze Award as one of America’s Best High Schools by the U.S. News and World Report. Her work in growing STEM opportunities has been recognized in 121 STEM Excellence Governor’s Awards and INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.

Best Practices In Closing The Pandemic Learning Gap In Ohio’s Schools - Middle School Ep. 2

Best Practices In Closing The Pandemic Learning Gap In Ohio’s Schools - Middle School Ep. 2

March 2, 2022

You can listen to Episode 2 of the Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap series pertaining to middle schools.

PBS Western Reserve in collaboration with the Broadcast Educational Media Commission and the Ohio Department of Education is producing a series of 5 one-hour, live interactive webinars that focus on the subject of “Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap in Ohio’s Schools.”

Key speakers and panelists will present during each webinar on how the pandemic learning gap is being handled in Ohio’s elementary, middle, and high schools as well Ohio’s special needs and high school to college classrooms.

Each program will feature a live virtual webinar, with a live audience asking questions and offering comments. Webinar sessions will be recorded and posted on the program website for easy access and reference.

An accompanying series of podcasts will also be created to accompany each webinar for a “deeper dive” experience.

Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap — Elementary School: Episode 1

Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap — Elementary School: Episode 1

March 2, 2022

You can listen to Episode 1 of the Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap Series pertaining to elementary schools.

You can listen to Episode 2 of the Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap series pertaining to middle schools.

PBS Western Reserve in collaboration with the Broadcast Educational Media Commission and the Ohio Department of Education is producing a series of 5 one-hour, live interactive webinars that focus on the subject of “Best Practices in Closing the Pandemic Learning Gap in Ohio’s Schools.”

Key speakers and panelists will present during each webinar on how the pandemic learning gap is being handled in Ohio’s elementary, middle, and high schools as well Ohio’s special needs and high school to college classrooms.

Each program will feature a live virtual webinar, with a live audience asking questions and offering comments. Webinar sessions will be recorded and posted on the program website for easy access and reference.

An accompanying series of podcasts will also be created to accompany each webinar for a “deeper dive” experience.

Conversation with Christine Danhoff: Current Practices in Genoa Area Local Schools

Conversation with Christine Danhoff: Current Practices in Genoa Area Local Schools

February 9, 2022

Christine Danhoff is an experienced educator with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, media specialist, and is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Genoa Area Local Schools in Genoa, Ohio. 
She has a passion for helping and training educators on how to integrate technology tools and resources into the curriculum that are highly engaging and allow for student choice and creation.

Conversation with Vladimir Kogan: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio

Conversation with Vladimir Kogan: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio

February 9, 2022

Vladimir Kogan is associate professor in The Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science and (by courtesy) the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. 

His research focuses on education governance and policy and he has published more than thirty peer-reviewed studies in top political science, economics, and public policy journals. 

Kogan also serves on editorial boards of several academic journals.  Vlad was also the co-author of "How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio: Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests" a report submitted to the Ohio Department of Education.  

Vlad's co-authored report will be the subject of this "deep dive" podcast.

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