How has College and Career Readiness shifted with the pandemic?
In this episode of Opportunity Thrives, Jason Mitchell sits down with Jean Sharp and Deborah Delisle, the CEO and president Alliance for Excellent Education. They discuss how the pandemic shifted college and career readiness support for students in 2021, and Deborah shares new ways...
Radical Transparency, Compassionate Leadership, and Embracing Failure: An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd
In this episode of Opportunity Thrives, Jason Mitchell sits down with Dr. Quintin Shepherd, a true visionary for the future of education, and the Superintendent at Victoria Independent School District in Victoria, Texas. Throughout this fascinating conversation...
Tapping into teacher expertise to inform the future of education
Jean Sharp had another opportunity to speak with John Watson, the founder of Evergreen Education Group and the Digital Learning Annual Conference in this episode. They discuss...
Putting PD into Practice through Virtual Learning
On the show today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Stepan Mekhitarian, the Interim Director for Innovation, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability at Glendale Unified School District in Glendale, California. Stepan is passionate about...
Addressing the Digital Divide: Interview with Beaverton School District
When the COVID-19 pandemic thrust students and teachers into virtual learning (literally overnight), existing digital inequities were quickly exposed. Matthew Hiefield, a teacher for Beaverton School District, and a member...
The Future is Now for Digital Learning
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that change is inevitable in every aspect of our lives. This couldn’t be more apparent than what we experienced in education and...
The Blueprint for Success with District-wide Virtual Learning
On today’s episode, we have the opportunity to speak with district leaders from Tucson Unified School District who are navigating the challenges and opportunities that a district-wide shift to online learning can bring.
A New Center Tunes in to Equity and Innovation
At the New Center for Inclusive Innovation, educators like Kimberly Smith are gathering creative ingenuity from communities across the country so it can more easily be shared among school leaders. They’re motivated by....
Streamlining District-wide Communication: Best Practices from Tucson Unified School District
In our latest podcast episode of Opportunity Thrives, we had a chance to chat with Leslie Lenhart, the Communications Director for Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona. Leslie shares the district’s strategies...