5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today Daisy Dyer Duerr @DaisyDyerDuerr reimagines what rural education can be. Rural education has a significant majority of perpetually impoverished counties in America. Additionally, only 55% of rural America has broadband access versus 94% of urban America. This digital divide and poverty create unique challenges. Daisy gives us five ideas to address them.

5 ways to improve rural education

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • Promoting more broadband access
  • Helping schools no longer be engines of Exodus but places of opportunity
  • The need for more rural education advocacy
  • An example of a rural program from the Farm Bureau that is an exemplary idea we can use in education
  • An idea for partnering with higher education to better understand the specific needs of rural education.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Daisy!

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Daisy Dyer Duerr

Daisy Dyer Duerr, EdS
As the CEO of Redesigning Rural Education, LLC, Daisy is a National Keynote Speaker, Education Consultant, and Leadership Coach. She is an NASSP Digital Principal, and was a featured panelist & Principal of 1st rural school featured @ Digital Learning Day Live! (2015). Daisy spent her last 4 years in public education (2011-2015) as a “Turnaround Principal” of a Rural, Isolated, Pre-K-12 Public School.

She’s served as Principal of 2 Schools recognized as “Model Schools” by Dr. Daggett’s ICLE. Daisy testified in front of the FCC in Washington, D.C. as an advocate for Rural Broadband.

Daisy currently hosts “Totally Rural,” a National Podcast bringing attention to Rural Business and Education issues, promoting advocacy in across the rural American space. Daisy continues to be an advocate for ALL students in every ZIP CODE. She was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Lyon College in 2015 & also appeared on Arkansas Times’ “2015 Top 20 Innovators in Arkansas” list.

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Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning

Episode 39 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show

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Today Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger challenges us to move to the next level with digital technologies. We can’t use tech because it is “cool and new.” It must improve learning. If it doesn’t improve learning, why are we spending the money?

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Just because kids are engaged doesn’t necessarily equate to the fact that they’re actually learning. @E_Sheninger

—ERIC SHENINGER

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • Why we need evidence that learning is improving
  • Shifting assessment strategies that help students show what they understand
  • Arguments for student (and teacher) portfolios of learning
  • Why curriculum is no longer a valid argument against technology
  • Encouragement for teachers who feel like an island of innovation with technology.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Eric!

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Eric SheningerEric Sheninger

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School.

Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. He has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker.

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