The InnovatED Podcast
with Carli Parsons & Sandy Millar
The InnovatED podcast seeks to further the conversation around the future of education. Featuring educators, industry experts and community leaders this podcast will explore the 21st Century Learning Competencies and how they can best prepare students to succeed. InnovatED is a space you can come to for rich discussions around the future of work and learning, the future of education, and how educators can innovate to develop future ready students.
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Sandy and Carli chat with John Howison, former teacher and new VP of Sunnyside Elementary School in the WRDSB about innovating in the classroom, getting your staff to buy in, and filling your bucket with joy in big and small ways! 

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In this episode Carli & Sandy chat with Vice Principal of Alternative Education Krista Tucker Pertick and System Administrator Joe Bell about blowing the doors off learning, leveraging community to serve students and thinking way way outside of the box! 

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In this episode Carli & Sandy chat with TDSB Coordinator and School Streaming Abolitionist Jason To.   Listen as he debunks the myths around de-streaming and his hopes for students in Ontario as they enter a school year with de-streamed math at the…

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Welcome to Season 2! Carli & Sandy chat with Laura Briscoe, the Coordinator of Innovation with the Thames Valley District School Board.   Hear about her dreams for making innovation accessible to all students and some of the amazing initiatives they…

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Carli and Sandy chat with the Halton District School Board's Innovation Team, The Shift!  Featuring Sarah Nykoruk,  Rachel Johnson and Matthew Coleman-The Shift focuses on elevating educators who are innovating in their classes, amplifying the…

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Sandy and Carli chat with Jillian Waters and Lisa Hicknell the brains behind the amazing website Bitesized Learning.  We talk about the magic of true collaboration and the power of taking the doors off of teaching! 

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Sandy & Carli chat with Debbie Donsky, Superintendent of Education with the Toronto District School Board and Host of 4 Big Questions.  

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Sandy and Carli chat with Vice Principal and 4 Big Questions Host Pamala Agawa about decolonizing education, looking for leadership in different spaces and the power of an authentic mentor! 

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In this episode of the InnovatED podcast, Sandy and Carli chat with Lila Read, the Associate Director of the WRDSB.   We discuss the opportunities that have emerged through the shifts of the Global Pandemic, finding the leader in everyone and how…

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Sandy & Carli chat with Akiesha Absolon-Winchester about her role as the first Indigenous Social Worker with the WRDSB.   We learn about Land Based Learning and Two -eyed Seeing,  and discuss stepping into discomfort to move from allies to…

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In Episode 12 on the InnovatED podcast Sandy & Carli chat with Rick Pardo, Vice Principal with the TVDSB and former coordinator of Culture & Innovation.  Learn about the TVDSB School Within a School Program and the lessons learned from…

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Carli and Sandy chat with Jacqueline Newton,  Superintendent of Ingenuity & Innovation and Milton schools  with the Halton District School Board.   We talk about creating a buzz for innovation, bringing others along for the ride and taking risks to…

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Sandy and Carli chat with educator extraordinaire and award winning teacher Rahim Essabhai who is a teacher at John Polanyi CI with the TDSB.   We discuss the importance of serving your students by inspiring them to serve others, and the ways that…

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Sandy and Carli chat with Andrew Bieronski, TELT and educator extraordinaire with the Waterloo Region District School Board about taking risks, doing things differently and disrupting the system.  

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Sandy and Carli chat with Jeremy Hedges, CEO and Founder of InkSmith & The Canadian Shield.  Hear about The Canadian Shield’s ultimate pivot during the Covid-19 pandemic, taking risks and how experiential learning opened the doors to Jeremy’s…

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Sandy and Carli chat with Nogah Kornberg, Director of I-Think.  They talk about being “notebook people” and the value in having students solve real world problems using integrative thinking.  

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In this episode Carli & Sandy chat with Anika Guthrie from the Lakehead District School Board.  Anika is the First Nations, Metis and Inuit Coordinator and the chair of the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee.  We learn about two way teaching…

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In this episode Carli & Sandy chat with Laura Galbraith, Director of Community Impact at Vidyard.  We discuss the power of community connection and how to set your students up for success by helping them to discover their true passion. 

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In this episode Sandy and Carli chat with Tina Wilton, Talent Program Manager at Communitech in Waterloo ON.  

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In this episode Sandy and Carli chat with Jennifer Shortreed, System Administrator with the Waterloo Region District School Board. 

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Meet Carli and Sandy-the co-founders of InnovatED.  Learn about who we are, what we do, and how this podcast came to be!

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