Tips for Tomorrow Podcast

Tips for Tomorrow is an educational podcast for teachers brought to you by the Ventura County Office of Education Curriculum and Instruction Department.  Join ELA/ELD Content Specialist Anna Belitski and former ELA/ELD Content Specialist Victoria Weiss as they talk to local educational experts and discuss their learnings.  Every episode is packed with tips that teachers can begin to implement immediately without buying additional resources.

Show Notes

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Anna and Victoria discuss what they learned from Alicia McFarland about supporting children during Distance Learning, focusing on relationships and learning through play. Additionally, they take what they learned from Alicia and discuss how some of her great ideas apply to all children and students. 

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Anna and Victoria talk with Alicia McFarland, a coordinator for Early Childhood Programs at Ventura County Office of Education. With a plethora of experiences and resources, Alicia shares ideas for teaching young children during Distance Learning, while keeping a focus on developmentally appropriate practices like provocations and building wonder. Alicia also shares considerations about how we might serve families of young children during Distance Learning.

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Additional resources from Alicia:

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Favorite Podcasts:

For educator:

  • The Brain Architects from Harvard Growing Brain
  • Finding Fred
  • Hidden Brain
  • Kind World

Science based for children:

  • Wow in the World
  • Radiolab for Kids
  • Brains On
  • What if world
  • Be calm Ahway Island - mindfulness
  • Circle Rounds - NPR storytelling podcast for children

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Anna and Victoria break down all that Regina Reed shared with them about supporting Students with Disabilities during Distance Learning.  In their “What am I Currently Reading” segment, Anna and Victoria talk about how to escape into a book to support emotions. 

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Anna and Victoria talk with Regina Reed, a SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Director at the Ventura County Office of Education.  Regina shares insight into some of the challenges Special Education teachers might face during Distance Learning and provides tips on how to prepare for next year.  In addition, Regina shares some successes and wins of local Special Education teachers and Specialists during Distance Learning. 

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Anna and Victoria break down what they learned from Paige Gonzales about Social Emotional Learning.  They also share what they are currently reading and discuss how important it is to give students more than one medium of text.  

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Anna and Victoria meet with Paige Gonzales, an educator at Ocean View Junior High School in Oxnard, California.  Paige teaches a Social Emotional Learning class to sixth, seventh, and eight grade students.  Today she shares what she has learned and how teachers can support students’ social emotional needs during the distance learning environment and beyond. 

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Anna and Victoria could often be found at the Ventura County Office of Education, standing around one of their cubicles and discussing their most recent learnings.  Here, you will find Anna and Victoria recreating that casual, collegial “water cooler” conversation about what they learned in Episode One about PBIS.  As in every episode, Anna and Victoria will continue to share what they are currently reading and how teachers can talk to students about what they are reading. 

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Anna and Victoria interview Jeremy Resnick, a Curriculum and Instruction Director at the Ventura County Office of Education.  Jeremy has dedicated much of his professional career to PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) and is meeting with Anna and Victoria to discuss how teachers might use PBIS in a Distance Learning model. 

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Meet Anna and Victoria and learn about their passion for literacy and reading. 

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