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  • Episode 34: GrandeTECHspectations Virtual Road Trip - Stop 3 w/ the Merrills

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! The third stop of our #RemoteLearning Lessons Virtual Road Trip brings us to Florida to talk with edtech power couple, Kristin and Joe Merrill, about their amazing book, The #interACTIVEclass, and about their thoughts on how our experiences in the Spring will affect education moving forward. Follow them on Twitter @themerrillsedu @friendsinfourth @MrMerrillsClass  

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  • Episode 33: GrandeTECHspectations Virtual Road Trip - Stop 2 w/ the eTwinz

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    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! The second stop of our #RemoteLearning Lessons Virtual Road Trip brings us to Utah to talk with Alberto and Mario Herraez, better known as the #eTwinz - Hear what they have to share about the importance of SEL and the changes we need to tackle as educators moving forward. If you are not following them on Twitter already, find them @aalbertoherraez and @mmarioherraez 

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  • Episode 32: GrandeTECHspectations Virtual Road Trip - Stop 1 w/ Jenallee!

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    (Apologies in advance for a few sound/service glitches in today's episode - we do what we can!) Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! This week starts a three week series of our #RemoteLearning lessons Virtual Road Trip. This week, we "stop" in Texas to check in with the dynamic duo, Jenallee, also known as Jeni Long and Sallee Clark. These two ladies share their experiences from from the Spring and we chat about the changes we see coming to education moving forward into this very new school year. Do yourself a favor and follow these two on Twitter if you are not already!!! Jeni Long @jlo731 + Sallee Clark @SalleeClark = Jenallee @Jenallee1 

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  • Episode 31: More Cold Coffees and Remote Learning Lessons

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! We are back with more Remote Learning Lessons, this time from some of our amazing Onslow County Schools administrators, Joycelyn Cassidy and Michael Elder. 

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  • Episode 30: Remote Learning Lessons and Venti Coffees

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    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! Sachelle and Erin return to the airwaves with our lessons learned during remote learning. Plus, make sure you pay special attention (starting at the 46ish minute mark) to our exciting guest, former Onslow County Schools student, Jade, as she shares her unique perspective on Remote Learning, and on education moving forward.

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  • Episode 29: Get Real-World Ready with Authentic Learning and Extra Caffeine

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In this episode, Sachelle and Erin discuss what an authentic learning experience is, what it is not, how you can start bringing authentic learning experiences into your classroom and some resources to help! Episode Resource Collection: https://wke.lt/w/s/WumIeY 

     

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  • Episode 28: Flat Whites at FETC 2020

    by Kelly Stephenson, Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! On this special episode of Grande TECHspectations, Kelly Stephenson, Sachelle and Erin come to you from FETC in Miami to share their best conference moments. 

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  • Episode 27: EdTech and Coffee Are Musts for 2020

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In this first episode of 2020, Sachelle and Erin discuss why edtech and blended classrooms are so important for our students. 

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  • Episode 26: Learning Styles can be as Varied as Coffee Preferences

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In this final episode of 2019, Sachelle and Erin discuss ways you can meet the needs of the variety of learning styles in your classroom. 

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  • Episode 25: One Year Later and We're Still Drinking Peppermint Mochas in the Parking Lot

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! Today Sachelle and Erin celebrate the one-year anniversary of #GrandeTECHspectations with a look back at what we've learned and loved over the last 12 months!  

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  • Episode 24: Ordinary Coffee for an Extraordinary Teacher

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    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! Sachelle and Erin sit down with first year Dixon Middle School Science teacher, Magen Strimple, to talk strategies to engage students in a blended classroom. Spoiler Alert: Mrs. Strimple rocks!! 

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  • Episode 23: Have Another Cold Brew and Fuel Some More Student Engagement

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! This week, Sachelle and Erin come back to you for part 2 of tools and strategies to help you increase student engagement in a blended learning classroom. 

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  • Episode 22: Have a Cold Brew and Fuel Student Engagement

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! This week, Sachelle and Erin start discussing ways to put the focus on student engagement in a blended learning class. 

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  • Episode 21: French Press Your Coffee Educate Your Whole Student

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! On today's episode, Sachelle and Erin discuss the importance of educating the whole child, and specifically how you can used technology to meet the social and emotional needs of your students. 

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  • Episode 20: Time-Saving Tech Tips and a Basic Breakfast Blend

    by Christy Torres, Erin Holland, Sachelle Dorencamp Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! With the school year about to begin, Christy, Erin and Sachelle talk about the 10 time-saving tech tips to get you back up and running for 19-20. Make sure to join the #OCSIsBack #OnslowEduChat Tweet Meet for back to school on Thursday, August 15th at 8:00pm EST.  

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  • Episode 19: Great White Sharkspectations

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In honor of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Sachelle and Erin take some time to talk iced coffees and sharks, with a sprinkling of ed tech. 

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  • Episode 18: Grab Your Tie-Dye Frapp While We Talk Our Favorite Apps

    by Sachelle Dorencamp, Jason Laurence, Stephen Taylor, Christy Torres, Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In today's episide of Grande TECHspectations, Sachelle, Jason, Stephen, Christy and Erin sip their coffee drinks and chat about some of their go-to apps this summer. Have an app you can't live without? Share it with us on Twitter using #OnslowDLT

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  • Episode 17: Drowning Our #NotAtISTE Sorrows in Delicious Cold Brews

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    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! Sachelle and Erin step outside this week to share a reflection on annual summer tech conference, ISTE. Although #OnslowDLT was #NotAtISTE19, we are certainly still excited about some of the amazing updates to and integrations between some of our favorite tech tools, specifically Flipgrid, Wakelet, and Microsoft EDU! Check out our #NotAtISTE19 Wakelet Collection for more on these announcements!    

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  • Episode 16: Salted Cream Foam Reflections

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    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! As Sachelle and Erin sip their Cold Brew Coffees, they reflect on the 2018-2019 school year and discuss ways to relax and enjoy the summer before a new school year begins. 

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  • Episode 15: Translator Tools Increase Classroom Equity

    by Denise Collins, Angie Conklin, and Odalys Pacheco Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! Join hosts Denise, Oda, and Angie as they discuss the ways Microsoft's translation tools are changing the game for students around Onslow County! 

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  • Episode 14: Matcha Do About Online Safety

    by Jason Laurence, Sachelle Dorencamp, Erin Holland, Todd Garrett Length:

    Grab your Matcha Green Tea Latte, and clear your cache! Special guest Todd joins Erin, Sachelle, and Jason this week for a group chat to break down the kinds of threats we need to be aware of in the online space, and share best practices and tips for staying safe online.  

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  • Episode 13: Arabica Beans and Early Childhood Tech Opportunities

    by Denise Collins, Darline Tucker, Ashley Rhodes Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In this episode of Grande TECHspectations, Denise, Darline, and Ashley share the tech tools they are using in their preschool and elementary classrooms to engage students and create meaningful and authentic learning opportunities at an early age. 

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  • Episode 12: Court-side Caffeine and PD Conversations

    by Michael Simpson, Jerri Sydes, Lu Grey Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! This week, facilitators Michael, Jerri, and Lu talk professional development and channel the spirit of March Madness as they describe techniques to meet the needs of our adult learners. 

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  • Episode 11: MacchiOughta Ask Your Self Why

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! As we sip our Macchiatos today, we reflect on a previous coaches' meeting, the research of John Hattie, and discuss our WHYs in education. Check out the Simon Sinek Ted Talk, "How Great Leaders Inspire Action": https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare 

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  • Episode 10: Dirty Chai at NCTIES

    by Erin Holland, Sachelle Dorencamp, Mike Parker Length:

    Grab your coffee, and clear your cache! In this episode we come to you from inside the Raleigh Convention Center on the final day of the NCTIES 2019 Conference. Joined by special guest @mparkernbct, and with the sounds of the confernce as our backdrop, we share some of our personal highlights from the week, including our session on amplifying student voice. If you are interested in student voice, check out the resources we shared: https://bit.ly/2StgwZU   

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  • Episode 9: High-Yield Strategies and Mystery Coffee

    by Sachelle Dorencamp, Erin Holland, and Christy Torres Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! In this episode of Grande TECHspectations we are talking research-based strategies, the OCS Instructional Framework, and the tech you can use to support them. Be sure to check out the Resources section of our website for tools and tips.

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  • Episode 8: Alternative Assessments Served with Instant Coffee and Coco

    by Jason Laurence and Tabbie Mundy Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This episode provides you ideas for changing up those tired, traditional tests in favor of tech-enhanced and performance-based assessment options. 

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  • Episode 7: Job Skills and Cold Brews

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! This episode is all about a cold brew, a caramel latte, and the soft and hard skills we need to help our students acquire so they will meet the demands of the current and future job market. Read the full article that gave us the inspiration for the episode: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/the-30-most-in-demand-skills-in-2019-according-to-linkedin-.html 

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  • Episode 6: New Year's Frappuccinos and Tech Resolutions

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! With school back in full swing after the holidays, we dedicate this episode to discussing our own resolutions for 2019, as well as share suggestions for 2019 tech resolutions you can consider!  

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  • Episode 5: Up Your Coaching Game and Sip Your Cappuccino

    by Kelly Mitchell and Christy Torres Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! Are you a coach or facilitator? Listen to this episode of Grande TECHspectations for some tips on how to improve your coaching game in 2019! 

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  • Episode 4: Office Keurigs and TweetMeet Participation

    by Christy Torres, Erin Holland, and Sachelle Dorencamp Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! This episode of Grande TECHspectations focuses on how you can use TweetMeets to grown your PLN. Make sure to join the #MSFTEduChat on Tuesday, December 18th, at 1:00pm EST. 

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  • Episode 3: Coconut Coffee and Global Connections

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! In this special episode of Grande TECHspectations we hear from Perry Ditch (@perryditch) about the inspiring partnership between White Oak High School and the Cheery Education Centre! To find out more and get involved, visit their website: http://www.whiteoakbands.com/cheery-music-project 

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  • Episode 2: Managing Digital Distractions Takes Cafe Au Laits and Gingerbread Lattes

    by Sachelle Dorencamp and Erin Holland Length:

    Grab your coffee and clear your cache! Today's episode is all about managing digital distractions! Erin and Sachelle come to you with coffee in hand (a cafe au lait for Erin, a gingerbread latte for Sachelle) to offer tips and advice for managing a digital classroom!

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  • Episode 1: Peppermint Mochas and Digital Literacy

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    Grab your coffee and clear your cache, because in this first episode of "Grande TECHspectations" we drink our peppermint mochas and discuss the importance of digital literacy and instructional technology in providing our students with equitable access to learning, and preparing them for higher education and future career paths. Join us as we share our love of coffee and all things digital! 

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