Flipboard EDU Podcast Episode 3: Professional Development and Flipboard Fridays

Educators / May 8, 2020

Carl Hooker’s tweets about education shown on Flipboard

In this episode, we speak with Carl Hooker, the Mad Hatter of teaching and technology integration. Carl was instrumental early in my career as I transitioned to become a digital learning specialist fresh out of school. I attended amazing professional development sessions that Carl led at conferences like ISTE and TCEA. Known as the “Godfather” of learning festivals, Carl is also an innovator in the professional development space and one of the masterminds of the international conference “iPadpalooza,” which has evolved into “LearnFestATX.”  Moreover, Carl is the host of the BAM Radio’s Learning Unleashed ISTE Podcast and the author of best-selling “The Mobile Mindset” book series. 

Aside from his speaking and consulting work, Carl works as an advisor for multiple edtech companies as well as for the Future Ready Schools Initiative. He regularly posts to his blog, HookEDonInnovation.com, and contributes guest posts to Tech & Learning, Huffington Post, and Edutopia. 

During our interview, Carl shared myriad ideas about the evolving landscape of professional development during COVID-19. We asked him about one of his latest blog posts, “A Beginner’s Toolkit for Teaching Remotely,” in which he details five key components in support of remote teaching. We will also share weekly FlipTips from Terry Porter and Janette Speyer. We end this episode, in the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week, by honoring educators who curate on Flipboard:  Josh Allen, Linda Bernstein, Clay Reisler, Michael James, Liz Cho, Wesley Fryer, and Bret Biornstad. Learn more about them on the Flipboard for Educators blog

Join us for this exciting and well-rounded discussion with one of the most innovative professionals in education.

— Stacie Boudrie, Dr. Micheal Milstead, and William Jeffery are curating “Flipboard EDU Podcast

Dr. Michael Milstead is an award-winning educator with three decades of experience as a public school administrator. He has served as building principal at both elementary and secondary level schools. In 2019, Dr. Milstead was inducted into the Texas Southern University College of Education Hall of Fame.

Stacie Boudrie has been in education for 20 years and is currently the coordinator of instructional technology at Wharton ISD, Texas. She develops instructional technology programs to effectively support students and staff. She began her career as an elementary teacher teaching all subjects and supporting a variety of learners, including ESL and gifted students.

“Coach Jeffery” is an award-winning digital learning educator and assistant principal at Columbia High School in Texas. His tech pedagogy continues to drive him to curate educational content on Flipboard that highlights teaching strategies, edtech, and ways to improve student success. He started co-hosting the “Flipboard EDU Podcast” as yet another way to share resources with his peers.