PaTTANpod
PaTTANpod
PaTTANpod Team
PaTTANpod is a discussion forum produced by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). Our goal is to spread quality professional development material to practitioners throughout the field while inspiring educational growth.
National Autism Conference 2024 | PaTTANpod
The National Autism Conference offers the opportunity for educators, parents/caregivers, and students to collectively learn from national and international professionals in the field in addition to local leaders making a difference in our schools for students with autism. Visit our website at http://www.pattan.net
Jan 24
6 min
Technology, creativity & empathy | PaTTANpod [S6E8]
Nicole Jackson joins PaTTANpod at the 2023 CSforAllPA Summit to discuss her nontraditional professional journey in computer science (CS) and STEM, the relationship between technology and creativity, applications of cognitive science in technology leadership, and the role of empathy in efforts to close equity gaps in education.Click here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpodNicole Jackson is a technical leader with more than a decade of experience in product software engineering. She combines her background and love of user experience, economics, systems, and analytical thinking to the development of eloquent, scalable solutions to complex problems in a multitude of spaces, including social equity, healthcare, and higher education. Currently, Nicole serves as the Head of Digital Transformation at Catalyst.org, a global nonprofit supported by many of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Nicole is also a nationally recognized contributor to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. She is a National Science and Technologies Medals Foundation mentor to two Howard University STEM students, and an ambassador for the Association for Advancement of Sciences IF/THEN Initiative, which brings together high-profile women in STEM to serve as role models for middle school girls.Resources:https://www.pattan.net/Supports/STEM/computer-science; https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Certification%20Preparation%20Programs/Framework%20Guidelines%20and%20Rubrics/Culturally-Relevant%20and%20Sustaining%20Education%20Program%20Framework%20Guidelines.pdf;HostSara FreyProducerJohn RagsdaleTechnical SupportMichael EspositoProduction AssistantLisa SmithPaTTAN Leadership TeamAngela KirbyChris ChernySergio AnayaCorey DickeyJoel WehrAnimationMedia SolutionsSpecial thank you to Pennsylvania Training and TechnicalAssistance Network (PaTTAN), Pennsylvania Department of Education,
Dec 21, 2023
30 min
CSinPA Student Spotlight: Neha Shukla |PaTTANpod [S6E7]
Neha Shukla joins PaTTANpod at the 2023 CSforAllPA Summit to discuss her experiences in computer science (CS) and STEM, the capacity for everyone to create positive change with technology, and ways educators and parents can empower students to be problem-solvers.Click here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpodNeha Shukla is an 18-year old serial inventor, social entrepreneur, bestselling author, and AI ethicist passionate about developing technology to create positive change. She has created innovative solutions like the SixFeetApart wearable social-distancing device and the PA Homeless Guide app to address critical issues. Neha runs global STEM, community impact, and climate innovation workshops to inspire the next generation of youth problem-solvers, and released her bestselling debut book "Innovation for Everyone: Solving Real-World Problems with STEM” to further encourage youth innovation. Neha also champions AI ethics as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Generation AI Youth Council and advocates for climate justice and youth engagement in STEM.HostSara FreyProducerJohn RagsdaleAnimationMedia SolutionsSpecial thank you to Pennsylvania Training and TechnicalAssistance Network (PaTTAN), Pennsylvania Department of Education,And Bureau of Special EducationVisit our website at http://www.pattan.net
Nov 28, 2023
20 min
Prevention before crisis: Creating a safe and supportive learning environment |PaTTANpod [S6E6]
A safe and supportive learning environment is crucial for students’ development and success. Educators and school leaders can be proactive about student behavior by implementingevidence-based practices to provide positive reinforcement, teach and maintain appropriate behaviors, and adapt instruction as needed. Behavior analysts Dr. Paulie Gavoni and Anika Costa join PaTTANpod to discuss the science of student behavior and prevention and intervention strategies that support a safe and supportive learning environment.https://www.pattan.net/Multi-Tiered-System-of-Support/Behavior; https://linqapp.com/paul_gavoni?r=link;Click here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpod(1) Dr. Paul Gavoni is a behavior analyst who is passionate about applying and sharing Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) strategies with an international audience. He loves to inspire and help leaders establish positive and engaging environments across industries to bring out the best in those they serve using the science of human behavior. A Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY best-selling author, he is co-host of the Crisis in Education Podcast, Thoughts & Rants of a Behavior Scientist, and is also an active Board Member of the Opioid Awareness Foundation and The World Behavior Analysis Day Alliance. Beyond his work in education and human services, Dr. Gavoni is a former Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion and highly respected striking coach in combat sports. Coach Paulie has been featured in the books Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts and A Fighter’s Way. He was also a featured fighter in FX’s highest-rated reality show at the time, The Toughman, and most recently in the Lifetime reality series, Leave it to Geege.(2) Anika Costa is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with over two decades of experience as a classroom teacher, adjunct faculty, trainer, coach, supervisor, mentor, and consultant in education and behavioral science. She became board certified in 2010 after earning a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Stony Brook University, a M.S. in Education from C.W. Post University in 2002, and a B.S. in Communicative Sciences at the University of Central Florida in 1997. Anika is the founder and president of The Operant Teacher, LLC, a behavior analytic consulting firm offering training, coaching, and instructional design services to individuals, groups, and organizations across educational, private, and community-based agencies. She is also co-authored two best-selling books, QUICK Responses for Reducing Misbehavior and Suspensions: A Behavioral Toolbox for Classroom and School Leaders, and QUICK Wins! Using Behavior Science to Accelerate and Sustain School Improvement. Anika is passionate about disseminating behavior science; Anika is the United States Ambassador for the World Behavior Analysis Day Alliance (WBADA) and is a member of the Development Committee for the B.F. Skinner Foundation.
Nov 15, 2023
31 min
CS Spotlights: Empowering D/HH Students with Computer Science |PaTTANpod [S6E4]
This episode is part of a series recorded on location at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology during the 2023 BUILD FLY CODE Live!, a special event for schools involved in a PaTTAN computer science (CS) professional learning program using drone technology.Lori Blantz and Janice Beitzel reflect on their professional growth in CS education and discuss strategies for engaging students with disabilities in CS learning.Other episodes in this series:"CS Spotlights: Integrating Computer Science into Special Education Classes""CS Spotlights: Student Perspectives on Computer Science" For additional information about engaging students with disabilities in K-12 CS education, visit PaTTANpod episode S5E19:Training and Consultation to Implement Computer Science (Youtube) and the CSinPA toolkits (PaTTAN website).https://youtu.be/XxSp97Bb3mY https://www.pattan.net/Supports/STEM/computer-scienceClick here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpodLori Blantz, Supervisor of Child Accounting and ECSES STEM and Instructional Technology Support, Lancaster Lebanon IU13Lori Blantz has worked at IU13 for 17 years and in Special Education for 34 years. Lori trains and coaches the Lancaster Lebanon IU3 Special Education staff on using STEM and Instructional Technology tools in the classrooms to support and instruct students. Lori has always had a passion for computer science and works with her teachers to explore ways to incorporate CS skills in the classroom daily.Janice Beitzel, Teacher of the Deaf/HH, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13Janice graduated from Bloomsburg University with bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a concentration in Deaf Education in 2003. She received her master’s degree in Deaf Education in 2005 and has taught students who are Deaf/HH for 18 years, mostly at the high school level. She received the Annie Sullivan Award from IU13 in 2018 and was nominated as a Keystones Technology Innovator in 2023. She has engaged her students in STEM projects, such as the Governor’s STEM Challenge and Build|Fly|Code.HostSara FreyProducerJohn RagsdaleAnimationMedia SolutionsSpecial thank you to Pennsylvania Training and Technical
Oct 30, 2023
17 min
CS Spotlights: Student Perspectives on Computer Science |PaTTANpod [S6E3]
This episode is part of a series recorded on location at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology during the 2023 BUILD FLY CODE Live!, a special event for schools involved in a PaTTAN computer science (CS) professional learning program using drone technology.Octorara Area students DJ Mewhort and Aidan Smith join PaTTANpod to discuss why CS is important for all students and why it is especially meaningful to them.Their teacher, Kimberly Boyd shares perspectives on CS learning in “CS Spotlights: Integrating Computer Science into Special Education Classes.”For additional information about engaging students with disabilities in K-12 CS education, visit PaTTANpod episode S5E19:Training and Consultation to Implement Computer Science (Youtube) and the CSinPA toolkits (PaTTAN website).https://youtu.be/XxSp97Bb3mY https://www.pattan.net/Supports/STEM/computer-scienceClick here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpodDJ Mewhort, Student, Octorara Area School DistrictDJ Mewhort is a 10th grade student at Octorara JSHS in the Octorara Area School District where he enjoys classes with coding and experiments. Coding is his favorite part of incorporating drones into lessons. DJ is also active in Track and Field and Boy Scouts. After graduating, he is interested in being a game developer.Aidan Smin, Student, Octorara Area School DistrictAidan Smith is a 10th grade student at Octorara Area Senior High in Octorara Area School District. His favorite classes are Art Major 1 and Graphic Design. He also enjoys building and coding drones in Mrs. Boyd’s class. Outside of school, Aidan is active in church and karate. After graduating, he is interested in going into art college and studying concept art.HostSara FreyProducerJohn RagsdaleAnimationMedia SolutionsSpecial thank you to Pennsylvania Training and TechnicalAssistance Network (PaTTAN), Pennsylvania Department of Education,And Bureau of Special EducationVisit our website at http://www.pattan.net
Oct 30, 2023
6 min
CS Spotlights: Integrating Computer Science into Special Education Classes | PaTTANpod [S6E2]
This episode is part of a series recorded on location at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology during the 2023 BUILD FLY CODE Live!, a special event for schools involved in a PaTTAN computer science (CS) professional learning program using drone technology.Special education teachers Kimberly Boyd and Meaghan Stolnis reflect on their professional growth in CS education and discuss strategies for engaging students with disabilities in CS learning.Students in Ms. Boyd’s join PaTTANpod in “CS Spotlights: Student Perspectives on Computer Science.”For additional information about engaging students with disabilities in K-12 CS education, visit PaTTANpod episode S5E19:Training and Consultation to Implement Computer Science (Youtube) and the CSinPA toolkits (PaTTAN website).https://youtu.be/XxSp97Bb3mY https://www.pattan.net/Supports/STEM/computer-scienceClick here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpodLori Blantz and Janice Beitzel reflect on their professional growth in CS education and discuss strategies for engaging students with disabilities in CS learning.Other episodes in this series:"CS Spotlights: Integrating Computer Science into Special Education Classes""CS Spotlights: Student Perspectives on Computer Science" For additional information about engaging students with disabilities in K-12 CS education, visit PaTTANpod episode S5E19:Training and Consultation to Implement Computer Science (Youtube) and the CSinPA toolkits (PaTTAN website).Kimberly Boyd, Autism Support Teacher, Octorara Area School DistrictKimberly Boyd is an Autism Support Teacher (grades 10-12) at Octorara Junior Senior High School. Mrs. Boyd has been teaching for 11 years. She started integrating computer science in her classroom last year when she saw a high student interest in technology and future career interests. It is also really fun to incorporate computer science with social-emotional lessons. Mrs. Boyd is also a proud mom of two girls, ages 4 and 1.Meaghan Stolnis – Life Skills Teacher – West Chester Area School District)Meaghan is a passionate special educator who strives to meaningfully include her students in engaging content. She has worked with students of varying ability levels over the course of 15 years. In addition, she is the advisor of the Best Buddies program at Peirce Middle SchoolHost
Oct 30, 2023
9 min
Developing educational plans for students who are deaf or hard of hearing | PaTTANpod [S6E2]
PA ECC-DHH: A tool for developing educational plans for students who are deaf or hard of hearingThe Pennsylvania Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (ECC-DHH) is a resource for developing educational plans for a students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Pennsylvania ECC-DHH, patterned after the Iowa ECC-DHH, addresses specialized needs that are not covered in the general education curriculum. Barbara Chubb, who led the team that developed the Pennsylvania ECC-DHH joins PaTTANpod to discuss how educators, school leaders, and parents can use the resource to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing.Click here for more episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play MusiciTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Musichttps://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpodPaTTAN DHoH initiative: https://www.pattan.net/Disabilities/Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing 2023-24 webinar series on the communication pland and PA-ECC: https://www.pattan.net/events/Webinar/course-3212/events/session-38470/Barb is recognized for her extensive knowledge about and experience re: educating students who are deaf or hard of hearing and for her endless commitment to supporting the professionals who serve these students. With more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and innovator, Barb continues to lead multiple professional efforts designed to improve educational practices and learning outcomes for students. Her most recent efforts include revitalizing PA’s grassroots professional organization for teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (PESDHH), heading PA’s team in revising the Expanded Core Curriculum (PA ECC-DHH, patterned after the Iowa ECC), and working with IEP teams to understand how “access to the general curriculum” is assessed and improved for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.Barb’s passion for teachers and their roles in creating student success is obvious every time she engages with colleagues in the field. However, if you by chance find her relaxing, she will be engaging with her granddaughters, building websites for new entrepreneurs, dabbling in real estate, or heading to Broadway to take in a theater performance.HostSara FreyProducerJohn RagsdaleTechnical SupportMichael EspositoProduction AssistanceLisa SmithPaTTAN Leadership TeamAngela KirbyChris ChernyCorey Dickey
Oct 16, 2023
30 min
On the road to victory with CS |PaTTANpod [S6E1]
Computer science (CS) and data science are closely related fields. Data science, represented by the concept "data and analysis" is one of five key concepts in K-12 computer science (CS) education. Andrew Kromer shares about his experiences with data science and CS, and ideas for broadening participation in K-12 CS.
Oct 2, 2023
14 min
Mentoring students in the Governor’s STEM Competition - Part 3
Held annually since 2014, the Governor’s STEM competition challenges student teams to research, design, and present a project that can improve the lives of Pennsylvanians. As part of a three-part series, joining PaTTANpod to share their perspectives on the competition is Pennridge School District teacher and STEM competition advisor, Melissa O’Brien.
Jun 5, 2023
9 min
Load more