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143: How to create education online courses

Have you ever wanted to turn your expertise and knowledge into an online course to help others? I chat to Billy Bross who explains how his idea took him from a side project to a full time business.

Billy Bross had a thriving career as a consultant in the energy industry, working with important clients like the Department of Energy, Native American tribes, and Fortune 500 companies. It was an interesting and rewarding career, but deep down he was looking for something more.

He wanted to do something he was passionate about, a venture of his own. He began with a beer brewing blog and had unexpected success offering tips on home brewing. Billy took a chance and decided to sell an online course on the topic. It worked! He quickly began making as much money from selling his course as he made as a successful energy consultant.

Since then, he has dedicated himself to helping online education companies and course creators break through the noise and fill their programs with committed, high-quality students and helping them make a good living while having a positive impact.

https://www.billybross.com

Twitter: @BillyBross1

Facebook: /billybpublic

Instagram: @billy.bross

LinkedIn: in/billybross

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

142: A Visionary Approach to Autism Education

Shrub Oak International School is a private, coeducational, therapeutic day and boarding school for students ages 8-30 on the autism spectrum who face complex challenges and have high personal attention needs.

Located on 127 acres of rolling, wooded hills approximately 30 minutes north of New York City, Shrub Oak offers unparalleled educational opportunities for students in a family-centric, supportive environment. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the art technology, and our curriculum is based on the most advanced and successful evidence-based clinical and academic approaches in ASD education.

The mission of Shrub Oak International School is to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum. We help our students form positive relationships through individualized strength-based and passion-based learning, and equip them with the tools they need to develop friendships, navigate their communities, and maximize their potential. Our singular focus is each student’s success and happiness.

I chat to Director of Education – Caitlin Sweetapple

Caitlin Sweetapple has been working with students on the autism spectrum for over 10 years. Caitlin is one of the founding teachers at Shrub Oak International School and is ecstatic about her new role as Director of Education. Her mission has been simple; foster positive relationships with students, in order to lead them into a lifetime of learning and success.

Caitlin has taught students aged 3-21 years old in various special education settings. She has also taught undergraduate courses at her alma mater, Manhattan College. Caitlin received her Master’s Degree in Belgium from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where she had extensive training from some of the top leaders in the field of special education and adapted physical education.

Caitlin is Developmental Individual-Differences Relationship-based model (DIR) certified, a Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Trainer and a certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI). She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Molloy College, studying Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities.

shruboak.org

IG: shruboakint

‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

141: How to become an animator with Evan Burse

Do you want to know how to become a successful animator and create a YouTube channel with over 260,000 subscribers? Listen to how Evan Burse from The Cartoon Block did it.

Evan has been an animation professional for over 10 years. He’s worked on such shows as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Black Panther, Marvel’s Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Teen Titans.

Since 2009, Evan has been passionately teaching aspiring artists how to draw their favourite characters on his YouTube channel, Cartoon Block. The channel has accumulated over 260,000 subscribers and over 18 million views. Evan enjoys sharing his passion for drawing while inspiring young artists to follow their artistic goals.

His website is dedicated to helping you become a better artist. Whether it’s impressing your friends…or improving your portfolio so you can get a job in the animation/comic book industry; whatever your dreams are, Evan is here to help you make them a reality!

Evan lives in Los Angeles, California

 

Questions asked on the Podcast

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

Puff Daddy

Russell Simmons

 

Contact information 

www.thecartoonblock.com

The Cartoon Block Youtube Channel

The Cartoon Block Facebook Page

‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lightning of a fire’

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140: The Yoghurt & Juice Network

Health and nutrition education for teachers and parents. Support your children to learn about their wellbeing in school or online.

The Yoghurt & Juice Network was an idea born during a long car journey, where founders and Nutritionists, Yasmin and Jenna, were fed up of listening to the responsibility of the current state of children’s health being passed between parents, schools, industry, government and so on. 

As a result, they decided to take on some of the responsibility themselves, by creating The Yoghurt & Juice Network and providing credible nutrition education, first hand, to children, parents and teachers in schools and colleges. The network strives to achieve it’s aims through delivering classroom workshops, assemblies, whole school initiatives and teacher and parent talks through innovative and creative means.

At The Yoghurt and Juice Network we strongly believe that healthy eating should always be enjoyable, delicious and never a chore. We believe in educating children to allow them to enjoy making healthier choices whilst understanding the benefits to their long term health.

We strongly feel that children should be provided with the best chances possible and understanding the relationship between what they eat and their health outcomes is the perfect place to start.

www.theyoghurtandjuicenetwork.com

Instagram @theyoghurt&juice_network

https://www.facebook.com/theyoghurtandjuicenetwork/

https://www.patreon.com/theyoghurtandjuicenetwork

‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

139: Overthrowing Education with Batsheva Frankel

Today we discuss how the current lockdown and remote learning could change the education system forever.

Batsheva Frankel, MAT, is a veteran teacher of over 25 years. In 2011, she began developing the award-winning LaunchBox products, which are games and activities that explore big philosophical ideas.

She is also the creator of Lenses of Questioning, a methodology for helping students develop critical and analytical thinking skills. Batsheva has given classes and workshops for educators all over the US and UK, including at the Deeper-Learning Conference, The California Association for the Gifted, GameLevelLearnCon, Limmud Festival and NewCAJE. She designs curriculum and creative programming, as well as mentors teachers for institutions across the US.

From her long-time teaching and administrative gig at Areté Preparatory Academy, Batsheva and the head of Areté Prep, Jim Hahn, formed The Areté Institute in Los Angeles to actively participate in and contribute to the larger conversation about what great education could and should be and how to make it happen.

As director of The Areté Institute, Batsheva produces and hosts the podcast Overthrowing Education as well creates programming for both educators and parents. Her book, The Jewish Educator’s Companion: Practical Tools and Inspirational Ideas was published in 2017 (Behrman House)

www.overthrowingeducation.com

Twitter @overthrowinged

Insta @overthrowingeducation

FB: https://www.facebook.com/OverthrowingEducation

‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’

Show Sponsor 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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