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Tune in to LinkedUp: Breaking Boundaries in Education to hear from Jerri Kemble and Jamie Saponaro as they seek global perspectives on educational topics that matter. With so many people to hear from and so many lessons to learn - they are gaining insights from education leaders worldwide. Powered by ClassLink, they are linking up the movers and shakers who make it happen!

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Jerri Kemble

Former Assistant Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools, KS

Jerri Kemble has been a passionate educator for over 40 years. She has played many roles, serving school districts as a teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent. Jerri has had a successful track record of disrupting the educational status quo by working with stakeholders to create positive change. Jerri loves to connect individuals and ideas; bringing innovative people and practices from across the globe to break boundaries in education.

Jamie Saponaro

Jamie Saponaro

Director of Educational Success, ClassLink

Learning and always growing, Jamie Saponaro is an educator with a passion for sharing topics in education that are near and dear to her heart. Her background as an instructional strategies consultant, educational coach and mentor, technology administrator, and middle school teacher have brought her to ClassLink as Director of Educational Success where she co-hosts the LinkedUp podcast and its boundary-breaking guests.

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Building Relationships

Learning is a social process and building relationships with students, families, communities and colleagues is the foundation for learning success in our educational environments today. These podcasts offer diverse perspectives on building relationships and actionable ideas to build these critical relationships.

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Collaboration

Collaboration has always been an important component of learning. The pandemic has shown us that we are all in this together and we can learn from each other, with each other and develop new perspectives and skills to better meet the needs of this rapidly changing society and student population we serve.

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Critical Thinking

This podcast strand will propel your thinking “outside the box.” Through these podcasts, you will hear how people are breaking the traditional boundaries of education and trying out new ideas to reach our students. If you are ready to think differently, this series is for you!

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Cultural Responsiveness

Educators are aware of the need for culturally responsive resources for students. This series is in its infancy as we will be adding more podcasts to this section. The podcasts are powerful and push your thinking as well as provide you with resources and ideas to ensure your students are given culturally appropriate and responsive resources.

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Ed Challenges

The past year has been full of educational challenges from safety and security to utilizing technology as a teaching tool in an effective way. Guests on these podcasts offer ideas and potential solutions by revealing their experiences.

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Social Emotional Learning

This strand is our largest podcast stand and it offers a plethora of ideas to assist educators in addressing social-emotional learning as well as supporting themselves. You will find ideas to engage staff and students in understanding their social-emotional issues and supporting them on their SEL journey.

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Student Engagement

All educators want to see their students engaged in learning. The podcasts offered in this strand are far from traditional and offer our educators concrete ideas and tools to engage today’s learners.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching With Yaritza

Cultural Responsiveness
April 17, 2022

Star of the #askYaritza series on Flipgrid, Yaritza Villalba, returns to LinkedUp to discuss culturally relevant teaching (CRT) and her newly released children’s book, McKenzie’s Time Machine. In this podcast, Yaritza discusses CRT, and provides great suggestions for educators to create meaningful connections between what students are learning in school, their cultures, languages, interests, and life experiences.

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