Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: Launching Earth Challenge 2020

In this episode of Keystone Education Radio, Earth Day Network (EDN) Education Coordinator Kira Heeschen joins us to discuss Earth Day’s upcoming 50th anniversary, the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign, Earth Challenge 2020 and the importance of student and youth involvement.

Flourish or fail: A conversation about grit with Angela Duckworth

Host Annette Stevenson talks with best-selling author, psychologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Angela Duckworth. Duckworth unpacks her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and provides further insight into her research of the characteristics of high achieving individuals.

This episode is sponsored by Siemens & Edgenuity.

Purple Dreams: Portraying the Power of an Arts Education

During the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, we sat down with keynote speakers Corey Mitchell and Robin Grey to discuss their film Purple Dreams. The duo discusses their experience advocating for arts education, the impact it has had on students they’ve mentored and their journey to creating the film.

A Seat At The Table: Encouraging Student Voice

In this episode, Asia Mason, project manager of student voice with the Pittsburgh Public School District (PPS); Sam Bisno, a senior at the Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, also known as Pittsburgh Obama 6 – 12 and Prishti Tyagi, a sophomore at Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, discuss how their district and local community are not only permitting but prioritizing student voice in decision-making.

Commonwealth Education Blueprint – Vision Plan Realized

During this episode, Heather Masshardt, director of policy services, discusses the Commonwealth Education Blueprint with David Hutchinson, PSBA’s 2019 president, and Mike Faccinetto, PSBA’s immediate past president.

The Hidden Gem of Public Education

In this episode of Keystone Education Radio, we are joined by Matthew Stem, deputy secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Dr. Lee Burket, director of the Bureau of Career and Technical Education, as they explore career and technical education as a vital part of the broader education system.

Communicating Without Words

During the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, social psychologist, bestselling author, Harvard lecturer and TED talk presenter Dr. Amy Cuddy sat down with us to share her expertise on nonverbal communication and its influence in the school atmosphere. She discussed the impact of the body on the mind; how teachers, students and staff communicate; and elements to be mindful of when communicating in the education setting and beyond.