Systems Talk Podcast

Season 2: Episode 7: Integrative STEM Systems

In this episode, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on ways Integrative STEM education can manifest as a school system. Rhonda interviews Drs. Rachel Geesa, Annette Rose, and Krista Stith- researchers of organization, school, and district-level STEM practices and editors of the book Leadership in Integrative STEM Education: Collaborative strategies for facilitating an experiential and student-centered culture. Their work supports educational leaders in collective decision-making to build robust and equitable PK-12 integrative STEM programs to promote the development of career and college ready students and STEM-literate citizens. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3Iulujq


Season 2: Episode 6: System of Story Synergy

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Story Synergy. Rhonda speaks with Principals Mike Pinto and John Pearl from the Tippecanoe School Corporation. Mike serves as principal at James Cole Elementary and John serves at Battle Ground Elementary. These two principals facilitated a session at the Fall IASP conference where they shared stories, engaged the audience in so much laughter, and included a few leadership lessons along the way. Their session solidified the importance and meaningfulness of stories themselves. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3vAfMYQ

Season 2: Episode 5: System of Academic Agency

In this episode of Systems Talk, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the importance and essential need for Systems within schools so that high-level learning is occurring throughout the building. Rhonda interviews Dr. Jeremy Coleman, principal at Brookview Elementary School (Warren Township) in Indianapolis. Listen as Dr. Coleman discusses his personal experiences from being a teacher and administrator, along with his doctoral research on the essential components of Academic Agency. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3JgPpuB

Season 2: Episode 4: There’s Safety in Systems!

In this episode of Systems Talk, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the importance and essential need for Systems within schools so that safety is alive and well for all staff members. Rhonda interviews educational consultants/authors Carrie Rosebrock and Sarah Henry. Their book Arrows is all about creating a system-based approach to school leadership. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3JMv5lK

Season 2: Episode 3: Supervising School Personnel

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Supervising School Personnel. Rhonda interviews Dr. Dave Marcotte, the Indiana Urban Schools Executive Director. Dr. Marcotte discusses a few critical pieces about supervision he’s learned along the way in his leadership. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3k7Rw9M

Season 2: Episode 2: SEL for Students

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of SEL-Social Emotional Learning, with an emphasis on students. Rhonda interviews Karianne Polk-Meek who serves as the Director of Teaching and Learning of the Indiana Department of Education. Kari discusses the way she and her teacher team build this system of care at STARR Elementary and TEST Intermediate. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/cmsp7357

Season 2: Episode 1: Family Engagement

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Family Engagement. Rhonda interviews Dr. Eyal Bergman the Senior VP at Learning Heroes. Dr. Bergman discusses the critical goals of this system and shares several recommendations for building it. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3DFRcaL

Season 1: Episode 7: Interviewing and Hiring

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Interviewing and Hiring. Rhonda speaks with Principal Terry Thompson, Rossville Middle/Senior high School, and discusses the process he uses when interviewing teacher candidates. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/35ktakn5

Season 1: Episode 6: Managing Teacher Workload

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Managing Teacher Workload. Rhonda speaks with Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Dr. David Robertson, Warsaw Community Schools, and discusses the process he uses to keep each school’s work aligned with the most important instructional pieces to accomplish each semester. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/2ap6zj35

Season1: Episode 5: Anti-Racism System Part 2

Systems Talk! Episode 5: Anti-Racism System In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Anti-Racism with additional information from Episode 1. Rhonda speaks again with principal Dr. Dennisha Murff and discusses the six themes of building a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Dr. Murff shares six critical themes of CRP that are essential in every classroom: bonding, high expectations, motivation, parent relationships, engagement, and empowerment. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/3rbcswvn

Season 1: Episode 4: Data-Driven Discussions (High School)

In this episode of Systems Talk, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Data-Driven Conversations. Rhonda interviews principal Dr. Bret Daghe of Brownsburg High School. Bret has served at BHS for 24 years and discusses the success at Brownsburg and the implementation of data-driven conversations with grade-level teams and department head teams.

Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/bba4sk7j

Season 1: Episode 3: Data-Driven Discussions

In this episode of Systems Talk, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Data-Driven Conversations. Rhonda interviews principal Amy Linkel of South Ripley Elementary. Amy is in her sixth year serving as principal at South Ripley and discusses the impact of the weekly grade-level meetings at her school. But more importantly, Amy shares how she moved the success from those weekly meetings into monthly vertical meetings. She facilitates a vertical alignment session for grades K-3 and a separate one for grades 3-6. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/f6runwj9

Season 1: Episode 2: Teacher Induction System

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of New Teacher Induction. Rhonda interviews principal Dr. Danny Mendez of Seymour Middle School. Danny talks about this system being part of the “whatever it takes” culture at his school and exactly what that means for new teachers. Access closed caption and episode resources here: https://tinyurl.com/9r4zzda9

Season 1: Episode 1: Anti-Racism System

Our Systems Talk moderator, Dr. Rhonda Roos, is launching our inaugural episode with Dr. Dennisha Murff. Dr. Murff is an elementary principal in the MSD of Wayne Township. She is the 2020 Indiana Association of School Principals Elementary Principal of the Year and the author of the book Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Join Drs. Roos and Murff as they explore how to implement a successful and responsive anti-racist system in a school setting. Link to episode transcript and additional resources: https://tinyurl.com/5z3c9eav

Season 1: Episode 0: Systems Talk! Intro

Stay tuned for our Systems Talk! podcast launch in mid April 2021.