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MEP178: Developing Passive Streams of Income with Matt Miller, Founder of School Spirit Vending

  Matt Miller spent the first nine years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the corporate world to work at both Abbott Laboratories and Valassis. While a top performer for both companies, his long-term desire was to start a business and be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned […]

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MEP175: Stepan Mekhitarian, Blended Learning & Data Coordinator at LA Unified School District

Bio: Stepan Mekhitarian has been passionate about instructional technology since his first year in public education. He completed his doctorate on the skills and training needed to effectively implement blended learning and currently serves as Blended Learning and Data Coordinator at Los Angeles Unified School District. He has experience in both charter schools and traditional […]

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MEP174: Steve Kossakoski, Founder of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School

Guest Bio:  Stephen Kossakoski is an experienced teacher, administrator, and educational technology leader. Dr. Kossakoski is currently the CEO of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, New Hampshire’s first statewide online virtual public school with the goal of providing students with anytime anywhere access to a rigorous, personalized education. Under his leadership the school has […]

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Episode 173: Kim Loomis, Director of Online & Blended Learning at Clark County School District

  Kim Loomis came to the Clark County (NV) School District (CCSD) more than 20 years ago, and has since worked with the Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD (NVLA) as a founding teacher, instructional designer and curriculum administrator. The NVLA is part of the CCSD and offers three programs to students in grades 6-12: A […]

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Ken Danford

Episode 127: Ken Danford, Executive Director & Co-Founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning For Teens

In this episode, I interview Ken Danford, Executive Director & Co-Founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning For Teens. He talks about his definition of self-directed learning and describes the learning model and student environment at North Star. Guest Bio: Ken Danford is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens. Through North […]

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