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Virtual Teaching Presentation Tips From an Expert

Susan E Finch is on The Multipurpose Room

Running a classroom online is not the same as in-person – what are the differences teachers need to think about and how do they make a seamless transition? Join us in this podcast with acting coach, Susan E. Finch, to discuss tips for effective teaching via the web.

About Wes & Deb's Guest:

Susan is a Julliard trained actress where she still regularly coaches. She co-leads an online

Communication Course called Speak Up! with Ariel Kane. She was on the faculty of The Atlantic Theater School (NYU) for 30 years and has taught at Playwright Horizons, Marymount College, Actors Connection, and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She teaches online Presentation Skills Courses to teachers and business professionals. Some of her clients include the NYC Department of Education, New York Life Investment Management, Black Rock, Credit

Suisse and Radius Global Market Research. You can find out more at www.SusanEFinch.com

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

 

The School Auction: How to Maximize Donations & Success

The School Auction: How to Maximize Donations & Success

A night of food, libation, and bidding on all sorts of items you don’t need --that’s what school auctions are all about. So how does one maximize fundraising to best support our schools? Join us with a special guest, Dabney Lawless, to discuss the most effective way to solicit donations, maximize bidding, and run a successful auction.

About Deb and Wes' guest:

As an experienced public relations professional with a 20-year track record of creating successful communications programs for consumer and technology start-ups, Dabney Lawless has mastered the ability to tell a story that resonates with media and target audiences alike. As the founder of Lawless PR Dabney’s clients have included top-tier Silicon Valley start-ups such as Instacart, Eventbrite, ModCloth, Newsela, MyFitnessPal and most recently Outschool. 

Prior to founding Lawless PR, Dabney was the vice president of communications for Nextdoor, and prior to that she worked at an integrated marketing agency for nearly eleven years as the VP of Consumer PR. Dabney has a BA from Connecticut College and an MA in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. She has a nine-year-old child just started a travel blog for her upcoming road-schooling adventure with her family: www.thisboholife.com

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

The Multipurpose Room is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

I’m Spiritwear Chair…Help?!

I'm spiritwear chair... help!

School spirit wear has taken on the role of unifier in whichever school model yours is offering. This episode will answer a question we get almost every day: “I’ve just been made spiritwear chair of my PTA but I don’t know where to start. Last year’s person ordered from a local print shop but with the new safety regulations, I’m not sure if that’s the right thing to do. Can you help?”

 

About Wes & Deb

Wesley is a PTA dad, entrepreneur, Air Force Veteran, and owner of a K-12 Clothing, a school apparel supply company. Prior to K-12, Wesley worked in higher education managing graduate degree programs and building business partnerships for the University. 

Debora is a PTA mom of two, lawyer turned business executive excited about helping educational organizations achieve their goals. Debora brings two decades of business experience in sales, marketing, and operations to the education sector borrowing from effective corporate principles to help PTAs, PTOs, and school administrations achieve their goals. As co-founder and advisor to K-12 Clothing, Debora focuses on strategic growth initiatives to propel K-12 Clothing into a leading role in the K-12 apparel market. 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

The Multipurpose Room is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

PTA in a Pandemic: Why Bother or Lean In?

PTA in a Pandemic, Why bother or Lean in?

PTA’s role has taken off in a new direction, and become more important than ever to help our students stay connected through community and tradition, as well as adding new spins to old expectations and outdated roles. However, many PTAs are asking “why bother” with the PTA this year. With schools in virtual or hybrid mode, aren’t resources better spent in other areas by helping teachers? Or since events are difficult to host, what is the purpose of the PTO? This episode will explore the PTA’s role in today’s world.

About Wes & Deb

Wesley is a PTA dad, entrepreneur, Air Force Veteran, and owner of a K-12 Clothing, a school apparel supply company. Prior to K-12, Wesley worked in higher education managing graduate degree programs and building business partnerships for the University. 

Debora is a PTA mom of two, lawyer turned business executive excited about helping educational organizations achieve their goals. Debora brings two decades of business experience in sales, marketing, and operations to the education sector borrowing from effective corporate principles to help PTAs, PTOs, and school administrations achieve their goals. As co-founder and advisor to K-12 Clothing, Debora focuses on strategic growth initiatives to propel K-12 Clothing into a leading role in the K-12 apparel market. 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

The Multipurpose Room is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

A Teacher’s Perspective on the Evolution of the Educational System

Guest: Erin Girard, Class Quality Specialist, Outschool

We have seen medicine and technology advance by leaps and bounds in the last six months - who would have thought that buying cars from a vending machine would have taken off! The evolution of the education system has been equally dramatic. The logistics and safety changes have forced us, and given us an opportunity, to rethink how we’ve “always done it.” Today we will talk to Erin Girard, a teacher and Class Quality Specialist at Outschool, an online education provider, about the evolution in the educational system in the last five years, the growth spurt provoked by COVID, what’s to come in the next five, and what this all means for teachers and schools.

About Deb & Wes' Guest:

Erin Girard is an experienced classroom teacher with 20 years of experience teaching and working with children in a variety of settings including public schools, classroom teaching, special education, and outdoor education. Erin holds a B.A. and an M.Ed, has completed additional post-graduate work in Special Education, and has been a credentialed teacher for nearly 20 years. In addition to teaching on Outschool, she has helped to develop a curriculum for a science and art institute that serves homeschool students and others in the Santa Cruz, California area. In the summer of 2020, Erin and her family relocated to the Pacific Northwest where they are enjoying exploring their new surroundings.

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

The Multipurpose Room is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

School Pods, Microschools: WTF

School Pods, Mircroschools - WTF?

School options have suddenly evolved into crossbreeds of what is familiar. Public, private and charter schools now have hybrid and online options. And the concepts of pods and micro-schools seem to be all the rage. How do you choose the best fit for your student and your family? Tune in to find out how the pandemic has changed our schooling options, what those options are, and how you might get started with a pod or micro-school.

 

About Wes & Deb

Wesley is a PTA dad, entrepreneur, Air Force Veteran, and owner of a K-12 Clothing, a school apparel supply company. Prior to K-12, Wesley worked in higher education managing graduate degree programs and building business partnerships for the University. 

Debora is a PTA mom of two, lawyer turned business executive excited about helping educational organizations achieve their goals. Debora brings two decades of business experience in sales, marketing, and operations to the education sector borrowing from effective corporate principles to help PTAs, PTOs, and school administrations achieve their goals. As co-founder and advisor to K-12 Clothing, Debora focuses on strategic growth initiatives to propel K-12 Clothing into a leading role in the K-12 apparel market. 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

The Multipurpose Room is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

Welcome to the Multipurpose Room

The Multipurpose Room hosted by Wes & Deb Jones, brought to you buy K12 Clothing with support from Squad Locker

The Multi-Purpose Room is K-12’s podcast dedicated to helping school organizations and school administrations achieve their goals. Each episode discusses real-life topics that PTAs, PTOs, and school staff are dealing with, or have dealt with, and offers practical tips, learnings, and best practices to achieve their desired outcomes.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

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