K12 On Learning

Welcome to K12 On Learning where we discuss our K12 story and showcase how online teachers, parents, and students work together to make online education at home a success. In this podcast, you will hear from leaders in education as we talk through learning solutions for homeschool, online school, education pathways, and topics tailored specifically to online students and parents. Whether it be online kindergarten, middle school, high school, or even post high school education—we are here for every ONE. To explore our public and private online school and curriculum offerings, please visit us www.k12.com.

Tried, True, and Tested Tips for Learning Coaches

Nov 25th, 2020 | 24:25
Schooling at home is not easy, it involves a lot of moving parts! The parent or Learning Coach is at the very heart of each day. In this episode, Hayley Halloran-Clark shares tips gathered from her experience and how she was taught by others to make the public schooling at home life more successful. You can hear more from Hayley by joining one of our FaceBook groups, New K12 Learning Coaches, Learning Coach Cafe' or K12 Behind the Scenes. Check out our schools and services at K12.com
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How Online Learning Works--Teacher Perspective

Nov 11th, 2020 | 34:43
Online teachers have a lot of similarities to teachers who work in brick-and-mortar schools (in fact, many of them have taught both ways!). Hear from a panel of K12-powered teachers about how they engage with students, how they use real-time data in class, how they work with colleagues, and more. Joining us on this podcast is K12 Host, Brittany Marklin; Angela Militello, from Insight Arizona; Blake Muncy, from Arkansas Virtual Academy; Lindsey Howe, from Michigan Greate Lakes Virtual Academy; and Shawna Stueck, from Wisconsin Virtual Academy. Hear more from our panel, please go to https://www.k12.com/parent-student-resources/stories-and-webinars/webinar-library.html
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Why K12? Facts from Parents Who Know!

Nov 6th, 2020 | 16:41
Changing schools is frightening and a challenge for the parent and the child. In this podcast, we will introduce you to a panel of experienced parents (learning coaches) who chose to make the change to an online school. Hear them share a little of their story and offer tips on how to begin the change from a traditional school to an online school. (Part I. You will hear more from this panel in weeks to come) https://www.k12.com/parent-student-resources/strong-start.html
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Anti-Bullying Month Should be Every Month!

Oct 21st, 2020 | 37:10
Listen in to learn the differences between teasing, conflict, and bullying, and how parents can diffuse and prevent each situation. Bullying can impact the whole family. In this podcast, learn from a professional anti-bullying speaker, Fabian Ramirez. Fabian speaks at school assemblies, in addition to facilitating professional development training for teachers, faculty, and parents. To hear more from Mr. Ramirez please go to https://www.k12.com/parent-student-resources/webinar-library.html
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Bonus: Destinations Career Academy and Galvanize Partner for Career Education Opportunities for Online Students

Oct 12th, 2020 | 04:49
Destinations Career Academy is made up of tuition-free, online career academies in select states that combine traditional high school courses with industry-relevant, career-focused electives to help you gain real-world skills. K12 and Galvanize have teamed up to offer high school graduates a way to take their career to the next level. A leader in providing workforce training, Galvanize offers full-time and part-time boot camps and workshops in software engineering, data science, Python fundamentals, intro to data science, and more! Its graduates earn, on average, annual base salaries of $90,000 and above.
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The Truth is Digital Citizenship is Critical

Oct 12th, 2020 | 16:25
We use the internet for work, connecting with family/friends, shopping, looking up recipes, and banking, most of the time we don't give it much thought. But when we school online, we are asking kids to be online, and sometimes they are not prepared for what is out there. It is important how to be a good citizen online and especially in the online classroom. In this podcast, we have invited Allison Miller, a parent learning coach, and member of the K12 National Programming team to offer advice about digital citizenship.
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Bonus: An Amazing Crock-pot Meal idea for this Week

Oct 7th, 2020 | 04:15
Mealtimes are challenging when you are helping children with school all day. Planning and timing are key. Join us for this bonus podcast where a busy mom and learning coach shares an easy family favorite crockpot recipe.
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9 Ways to Determine if Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

Sep 29th, 2020 | 39:28
The first five years for a child are important for learning social skills, basic language and numeracy, motor skills, and more. Learn about what makes young children ready for kindergarten and tips on how to prepare your little one from early learning specialist, Dr. Melissa King. Highly regarded in her field, Dr. King has more than 35 years of experience as an educator. She holds a PhD in science education and a master's degree in linguistics. Listen to learn about the six domains of kindergarten readiness and the importance of each, how children learn, kindergarten readiness checklists, how to prepare your child for kindergarten, and more! With special guest host, Letise Dennis, K12 writer, and mother of 3.
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How to Handle Stress During Covid-19

Sep 29th, 2020 | 18:44
Having good Mental Health is especially important for the family during times of crisis. In this podcast, we visit with Dr. Matt Larsen, DO, a psychiatric specialist in the area of mental health of teens and children. See what three things he recommends to maintain good mental health for the family, and much more. Dr. Larsen DO, specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He earned his medical degree from Des Moines University and completed his General Psychiatry Residency in Reno, Nevada in 2013. He enjoyed working with adults, but he really thrived working with teenagers, so he stayed in Reno another two years to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Larsen has a strong interest in suicide prevention, and in two types of therapy: ACT and DBT. He finds these most useful in helping teens who are chronically suicidal or self-harming. During his training, he even once spent a day as a patient in a Residential Treatment Center so he could see how it felt to be a patient. Dr. Larsen enjoys teaching and writing has won numerous awards for his poster presentations and medical lectures. He currently has three medical publications and three novels available on Kindle. Credentials and Education • University of Nevada School of Medicine Fellowship - • University of Nevada School of Medicine Residency - • Des Moines University Graduate Degree - **Link to Dr. Sue Varma's comments as heard on NPR on Mental Health for the Family: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/07/829320121/dealing-with-anxiety-and-mental-health-while-social-distancing
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What is the Parent Responsibility When a Family Schools at Home?

Sep 24th, 2020 | 26:48
A learning coach is the adult in the home responsible for providing academic support, motivation, and guidance to keep the child on track with assignments and course work. The Learning coach works hand in hand with teachers and works to build an individualized learning experience for the student. Corrie Munson has worked with four of her children from kindergarten to where her last child is entering high school. She talks about the challenges and successes of her learning coach role in educating her four children in a public school at home.
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