Not Only Fun and Games: The Rise of Popularity in Esports

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Bill Thomas, chairman of the Pennsylvania Esports Coalition. Annette and Bill discuss the rise in popularity of esports (electronic sports), the connection to STEM curriculum and the potential that the industry holds, as well as how it can be implemented into schools across the commonwealth.

Staying Safe Online in Today’s World

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Jerry Mitchell, an outreach specialist with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Jerry provides insight into what youth are doing online and offers advice to guardians and teachers.

Keeping Students Safe While Learning Online

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Daniel Eliot, the director of education and strategic initiatives for the National Cyber Security Alliance. Daniel provides insight into the roles that parents, teachers, school administrators and students play in staying safe online. Topics covered include protection against malware and ransomware, how to prevent cyber bullying and Zoom bombing, the distinction between personal and school-issued devices, and simple steps to maintain the integrity of devices.

Therapeutic Emotional Support: An Award-Winning Program at Upper St. Clair SD

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, Annette Stevenson discusses the award-winning 409 Program with Barbara Bolas, Upper St. Clair’s board president, and Amy Pfender, assistant to the superintendent of the school district.

Collective Bargaining in Public Schools

In this episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Stuart Knade, PSBA’s senior director of legal services. Annette and Stuart discuss the role of collective bargaining in Pennsylvania’s public schools, including common misconceptions and the specific challenges schools face during the process.

The Impact Foundation: Students Serving Their Community

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, Podcast Host Annette Stevenson is joined by a panel of adults and students who run York Suburban Education Foundation’s Impact Foundation, a student-lead extension of the organization. The group discusses the objectives of the Impact Foundation and how it has adapted to serve the larger York Suburban community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students’ Emotional Well-Being and Academics: A Hand-in-Hand Approach

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, Podcast Host Annette Stevenson is joined by Angela Jerabek. Angie is the founder of BARR, a strengths-based model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.

The Cost of Public Education During COVID-19 and Beyond

The PA State budget, school district budgets and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression—how does all of this fit into the funding our school districts require to continue educating students and serving their communities?

The Impacts of Screen-Time: Teaching Teens to Cope

In this episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson is joined by Dr. Delaney Ruston, a physician and documentary filmmaker who has studied and documented stress, anxiety and depression among teens in the digital age. Dr. Ruston explores the connection between mental health and technology; the role that parents, teachers and students play in addressing mental health concerns; and the impact of COVID-19 on students. This episode is brought to you in part by the Keystone Purchasing Network and the PA School District Liquid Asset Fund (PSDLAF).