Today, I am launching my first podcast: Navigating Education – The Podcast. It has been a goal of mine to start a podcast to broadcast my thoughts, but to also amplify the voices of others in education. This has been such a fun process that I am excited to continue to learn more about and improve the content I am delivering to support other educators in the field.
Additionally, I have included information on two of my book projects in addition to content related to the Paper Teacher Discussion Series I recently moderated. Take a look and enjoy the content as much more is coming in the near future!
Purpose of the Podcast and Formats
Navigating Education – The Podcast’s main mission is to help all stakeholders in education amplify learning for students in the present and the future. In the podcast, we discuss relevant topics in education as well as education research and instructional practices that can be infused with educational technology to amplify learning for use in classrooms around the world. Dr. Matt Rhoads is the host and moderator of the podcasts and it has three distinct formats. First, there are short ten-minute solo episodes where Dr. Rhoads provides a monologue on a specific education topic. The second type of episode format is where Dr. Rhoads collaborates with his wife and fellow educator Alicia Rhoads to discuss relevant teaching practices and topics in education, which lasts about twenty-minutes. The third and final format is where Dr. Rhoads brings on guests from all walks of life and roles within education to hear about new innovations, perspectives, practices, research, books, and to simply connect and learn. Ultimately, through each of these various avenues, the hope of this podcast is to help you navigate the present and future of education.
Where to Find the Podcast?
Episodes can be found on various streaming platforms and YouTube (for live episodes). New episodes are released weekly on Monday’s with bonus content appearing randomly during the week. In addition to new episodes being released, a short blog post will accompany each episode to describe and further extend the episode by providing additional resources for viewers. Episodes will be on all major podcast applications such as Spotify, Anchor, RadioPublic, Breaker, and Apple.
Other Important Announcements, events, and content to share
New Book: Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders
Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders is launching in June 2021. A landing page on my website at www.matthewrhoads.com has been created for the book, which outlines all of its contents, early reviews, endorsements, and information about our case study contributing authors. I am super excited about this book and cannot wait to discuss more details with you as more promotions and content relating to its upcoming release will be coming out soon! You can pre-order a copy at the following links.
Release Date: June 30th, 2021
Signed with EduMatch: Amplifying Learning – A Global Collaborative
In late March, my co-editor Becky Lim and I signed with EduMatch Publishing for our upcoming book that is projected to release late 2021 or early 2022. This book is focused on amplifying the voices of educators throughout the world as well as discussing how they are integrating instructional strategies with EdTech tools. Each chapter is research-based and provides practical applications that any educator can pick up and integrate into their classroom. More information relating to this book will be out in the coming months. We are thankful for such an amazing group of contributing authors sharing their expertise and experiences.
Moderating Paper Tutorings Teacher Discussion Series
Throughout the months of March and April, Paper tutoring sponsored their Teacher Discussion Series, which discuss how K-12 teachers provide a number of strategies and tools to take charge in tech-fused classrooms. All of these discussions were derived from themes from Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders. Each discussion was so enriching and we learned so much about integrating EdTech to support and amplify the learning of our students.
Full articles about each of the Teacher Discussion Series can be found in the following links below.
Teacher Discussion Series 3: Six Ways to Address Learner Variability—For “Roomies” and “Zoomies” Alike
Teacher Discussion Series 2: Enhancing instructional strategies with ed tech
Teacher Discussion Series 1: Modern instructional strategies for the “toggled” term