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The #sschat #engchat #engsschat Live Podcast (@irishteach @42thinkdeep @mrsbeck25)

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Jeff sits down for his first ever live podcast with Michael Milton, Anne Beck and Heather Kilgallon as they follow the #sschat #engchat #engsschat hashtags.


#Engsschat Questions

  1. What is Project Based Learning?
  2. How well would Common Core (the “what”) work with PBL?
  3. How can the communication, collaboration, & the critical thinking pieces of PBL help with CCSS?
  4. How can a PBL approach allow students to gain a deeper understanding of content?
  5. How can PBL be designed to promote community connections & build skills that will propel students into future successes?
  6. How could/would you use flipped classroom ideas to meet CCSS?

Featured Guests

Anne Beck is a fifth year middle school Social Studies teacher at Dibble Middle School in Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science and a M.Ed in Secondary Social Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Anne Beck is committed to being a life long learner. She uses social media for professional development and a tool to extend her PLN. She has previously attended EdcampSS and was a moderator on #sschat.

Anne Beck is committed to creating a 21st Century classroom in an outdated, 20th Century educational system. Her focus is to create an engaging classroom centered on how 21st century students learn best and believes it is important to incorporate 21st Century tools and resources if students are to be prepared for their future.


Michael Milton: I teach students English and World History at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA. When I became a teacher, I believed that students would frequently give me apples. This has not happened (not even a Red Delicious ~ a name which is a misnomer). However, my school has given me a MacBook Pro and an iPad in an effort to right this wrong (I assume). I’m very lucky to work in a 1:1 iPad school.

Feel free to get in touch (@42thinkdeep ~ it’s a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference)!



Heather Kilgallon: I have been teaching Social Science at Cary-Grove High School for 8 years now and have loved every minute.  I am endorsed to teach all Social Science, Special Ed and ESL.  In my 8 years of teaching, I have taught Anthropology, Global Studies and U.S. History (co-taught and ESL).  I currently teach Psychology and Sociology.  In addition, I teach Freshmen Seminar, which includes teaching students study skills, test taking strategies and ways to prepare for the future.  I sponsor Nation Honor Society and Junior Class.  I received my Bachelors of Social Science Education from Western Illinois University and my master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Xavier University.

Along with teaching high schoolers, I teach Web Tools a professional development course through my school district to teachers. It is so much fun working with teachers to find creative ways to incorporate tech into their classes to promote collaboration and critical thinking.

You can find me on twitter @irishteach
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