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Podcasts with Leilani Cauthen

Nov. 11, 2022
Dimensions to Math Equity

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Twana Young, Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction for Mind Research Institute. In addition to access, Young explains that there's also agency and power and identity and belonging, and those are all part of the different dimensions of equity, especially around mathematics. As Mind Research Institute builds out content and curriculum, they are thinking about the opportunities for agency, and who has the power. It is a fascinating look at equity through a different lens.


Nov. 10, 2022
Accelerating Math Learning through the Science of Math

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at the MIND Research Institute. Nisbet shifts the question from ‘How should I teach,' to ‘How do they learn?’ It’s a profound difference which helps you to focus on optimal learning methodologies, and to gain an understanding of the Science of Math.


Oct. 26, 2022
Inspiring Math Learning through the Science of Math

Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador, and founder of Invent the Change. “If our youth aren't loving math, or at least somewhat excited by it and challenged by it in positive ways, then they're going to have trouble with those problem-solving skills and navigating through ordinary life in the future,” said Flores. This is a fascinating look at the value of mathematics and STEM in the world of Emergent Bilinguals.


Oct. 21, 2022
Making Literacy Skills Age Appropriate for Your Students

As education embarks on pandemic recovery, the mission of continued support for literacy skills beyond early elementary grades is emerging as vital. What does this mean for teachers needing solutions for literacy skill gaps after those foundational school years? Listen in as Host LeiLani Cauthen discusses structured literacy strategy through bite-sized professional development with Meg Van Voorhis, Director of Professional Learning at Lexia.


Sept. 30, 2022
Learning Loss and Acceleration

A discussion with Dr. Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions, and Dr. Liz Brooke, Chief Learning Officer, Lexia Learning, about what the post pandemic research is showing about learning loss. Guests mention that over thirty States are implementing laws or policies around evidence-based instruction. Further discussion about the challenges of learning loss and acceleration for students, including how teacher training is bringing a new level of precision to teaching using professional grade courseware. Don't miss this podcast for the points being made and personal stories about the meaningfulness of addressing learning loss.


Sept. 30, 2022
Removing Accent Bias in the Classroom: Where Technological Excellence Meets Human Intelligence

Listen in to guest Maya Goodall, Senior Director, Emergent Bilingual Curriculum from Lexia as she informs us about accent biases and how technology is coming to the rescue. Host LeiLani Cauthen marvels at the ingenuity of this latest technological breakthrough that uses Artificial intelligence (A.I.) alongside advanced speech recognition and human intelligence to help students from many languages with English language development. Learn important points about capitalizing on learning in a foreign language to advance English language learning. Hear the thinking around how supporting heritage languages creates more culturally sustaining learning environments where all students can equitably feel welcome and advance in their learning.


Sept. 6, 2022
Education’s Serious Decision Point

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, your host, Learning Counsel News Media and Research CEO LeiLani Cauthen talks with Mary Schlegelmilch, Education Advocate at Cisco. They discuss the post-pandemic world, and the technology-driven changes that will catalyze an increasingly bright future among learners in this world.


Aug. 31, 2022
Your Share of the Stimulus Wallet

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, your host, Learning Counsel News Media and Research CEO LeiLani Cauthen talks with Phyllis Jordan, Associate Director of Future Ed, and Brittany Martin, Education Department Relations Manager at Lexia Learning. “The Learning Counsel has been tracking Stimulus funds and spending with our big national surveys,” said Cauthen. “There's anywhere from $140 billion and maybe as much as $171 billion still in the game for K12. And a lot of that money is the last act, which is going straight to districts, so the states don't get to play funny money with it. The districts have to spend it and we're imploring them to do that, and most of it is voiced by that act towards technology. So, let's talk about this. What have the two of you been hearing?”


Aug. 4, 2022
The Right Now Imperative is Learning Logistics

What is logistics when it comes to education and learning? This podcast defines them and goes further, hosting Mary Schlegelmilch from Cisco, a seasoned educator who consults schools and Cisco itself about where education is going. Comments on the perfect storm of teacher shortage, personalization demand and a lack of reasoned workflow are punctuated with a vision of network maturity to meet the future. Progress that elevates human teachers with a surround of tech, potentially also changing the way space and time are used, are part of the lively discussion.


June 6, 2022
Devolution & Cascading Failure in Schools

Research sourced from multiple industries and the definition of both devolution and cascading failure are the topics of this podcast. The mass teacher shortages are mirrored in other industries, and some new data from the insurance actuaries are indicating part of the “why.” At the end, LeiLani challenges listeners with the key questions about meeting challenges in K12 arriving as soon as Summer 2022.