“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for”. Actually we hope you are looking for Ryan and Howie as we have an episode of MyDisneyClass that is out of this world! In this episode Howie and Ryan celebrate May 4th, or should we say May the Fourth be with you, by looking at ways educators are bring the power of the force into their classrooms. “Fear is the path to the Dark side” and we have nothing to fear here. We look at several sites and lesson plans that will help you integrate star wars into your classroom. We run the full “Podracing” course covering everything from character development in English to Politics and everything in between. Howie and Ryan also share what Disney books they are currently reading and what they are enjoying about each of these books. We hope you enjoy the show as we go into Hyperdrive covering all these awesome Star Wars activities and of course “ May the Force be with You” as you try some of these in your classrooms.
In today’s show Ryan and Howie welcome Professor Jerry Johnson from Buena Vista University. Jerry is an innovating educator that has captured the Magic of Walt Disney world and crafted it into a college course that spans all disciplines. As a passionate educator, he has rich history in media and media development. He continues to work in media as an assistant professor of digital media at Buena Vista University. It was here that Jerry teamed up with Henry Hardt professor of business law and finance. Together they designed and developed a course titled “Storytelling with Walt Disney.” This soon grew to include a travel portion of the course where students traveled for two weeks with Jerry to learn on Walt Disney World property from actual Walt Disney World Cast members. They called this the the “Disney Single” and later boosted this to a “Disney Double” which included a trip to Disneyland. They even have done a “Disney Double” and plussed it by ending with a Disney cruise. Can we call this the “Disney Trifecta?” If you are like Howie and I, right about now you are registering to be a student at Buena Vista!
You Are NOT Going To Believe what you hear! Join Howie and Ryan as they share new patent filings and building plans for new park attractions, new hotels, movies and adventures….and a NEW PARK???? Is it: Truth - Treks - Trash- Trends –Themes or Tales
Howie and Ryan discuss all of things PODCASTING with Jeffrey Bradbury. He is probably best known for creating several online places for teachers to help other teachers. Most notably of those, and to use the Disney term "Hub" of Jeffery’s creations, is TeacherCast.net. There you will find a wealth of information on various educational topics. Jeffery has several podcast shows including; The TeacherCast Podcast, TechEducator Podcast, Ask The Tech Coach, App Spotlight, PrincipalCast Podcast and Educational Podcasting Today.
Howie & Ryan visit with Disney Imagineer Steve Alcorn who was the lead on the EPCOT American Adventure Pavilion Show. Steve reflects back to 1979 and what it was like to design and build the Multimedia show with Audio Animatronics figures.
Howie and Ryan share their Passion Based Classroom projects. Discover how students pursue their passion, to create, to problem solve, and to make mistakes without fear.
Howie and Ryan talk with Angela about releasing the genius inside us all. She has launched a global movement called "You Matter." Discover how we can go beyond the idea of passion/genius hour projects. She shares her framework for liberating genius and PASSION BASED Learning.
Happy New Year! Howie and Ryan celebrate the new year by looking at setting goals, gifts they got or wished they got, gadgets teachers may need, and the Goofy things we did in 2015. Ryan starts out by talking about S.M.A.R.T goal setting and the how and why you may want to consider using this technique when having your students set goals. Then both Ryan and Howie share their personal goals for the new year:
In today’s show Howie and Ryan visit with Award Winning Educator, Tammy G. Parks, Howe Public Schools.
Her project: The Classroom Dreaming Tree . . . A place for my students and I to visit, think, reflect, and dream! Inspired by the young Walt Disney's own childhood dreaming tree, this is a place to share our dreams - and YOUR dreams! As written by @DixonOnDisney, "...chasing a dream ignites your life with a passion and purpose."
Learn more at http://www.theclassroomdreamingtree.com
Ryan and Howie share their favorite Web Sites for the month and their favorite Disney books, an conclude with Tammy sharing what she took away from EdCampMagic 2015 to change her classroom.
Join Howie and Ryan as they discuss the basics of Passion / Genius hour projects. This is part one of a three part series on passion projects. In this episode Ryan and Howie introduce and talk about what Passion projects are and why you should consider integrating them or at least the basic concepts into your lesson plans. Ryan discusses what he does in his class when it comes to Passion projects and he shares what the challenges are as well as the triumphs. Howie and Ryan also share several resources and inspirations for implementing Passion projects. Come along with us as we start this three part journey to understanding, implementing, and conquering passion / genius hour projects.
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Join Howie and Ryan as they have two fantastic guests, Debbie Fucoloro and Rebecca Hare. Debbie and Rebecca talk to us about how they worked together to create an innovation lab for Debbie’s school. We will discuss how they re-Imagined their classroom and why thinking about the way students learn is essential in classroom design. They also got Debbie’s students involved and invested in the whole process from start to finish. Students even came in on their summer break to finish building and setting up their new space. Come with us as we learn about learning space design and where the the idea for the innovative classroom came from and why it was important to build a new space vs. keeping a normal classroom design.
Halloween Fun in the classroom and an In depth look at the storyline on Phantom Manor and The Haunted Mansion.
In today’s show Howie and Ryan are haunted by the idea that good stories and fun Halloween activities can make your classroom a Spooktacular place. In this show Ryan shares some ways he has celebrated Halloween in his class while also engaging his students in some science concepts of the Halloween season.
In the second half of the show, Howie shares with us his recent trip to Disneyland Paris. Howie takes us on an in depth tour of one of the most famous and beloved attractions of all the Disney parks, The Haunted Mansion or as it is called in Paris, The Phantom Manor! Listen in as Howie and Ryan discuss all the story elements of Phantom Manor and how those elements are similar between the different parks and how they are really different.
Throughout this show we share lesson ideas that we see as possible connections to this attraction as well as some of the wonderful history of its development.
Howie and Ryan interview the creators of the covEars. They talk about the design process, creating and producing the product and so much more..
Join Ryan and Howie as the visit FMISTEMAcademy in Oakland ,Florida. Barbara Frazier shares how the Academy cultivates the development of academic persistence needed for both college-bound and technical career-bound high school students pursuing careers or degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Barbara said, “We have come back from the future armed with plans to prepare your child for high skills, high wage careers.”
Join Howie and Ryan as they introduce the NEW MyDisneyClass podcast. They chat about their family, education and career backgrounds and of course their passion for all things Disney. Topics include: Innovation, Creativity, Classroom ideas and their favorite Disney things.