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You Have a Podcast, Now What?

November 2
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Digital Learning and Innovative Practices
Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

You have a podcast, now what? Have you ever wondered how to get started podcasting? Do you have a podcast but want to grow it? Are you an educator looking how best to implement podcasts with your school? In this session you’ll learn all of that and more! This session will cover how to get started, what tools to use and basic ideas to get started as soon as possible. The session will also cover advanced ideas for gaining listeners, booking guests, creating content and more! Attendees will also learn how to use podcasting as an informational tool and educational tool at school as well as how to implement podcasting as assignments, assessments and more! Included in this session will be how to grade a podcast, ways to incorporate podcasts into a variety of subjects, favorite hardware and more!

David Lerch
David Lerch
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Marissa Community Unit School District 40

Adam Geisen
Adam Geisen
Technology Director, Illinois Principal Association

Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, Illinois, until 2017. His role changed at Triad at that point as he became one of two Technology Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a member of the LAX18 Google Innovator Academy in 2018. In 2020, he took a job as the Technology Director at the Pontiac William Holliday School District in Fairview Heights, Illinois. He is experienced in web app development and using Google Apps Script, and his Google Innovator Project is to create an app to help teachers incorporate game elements in the classroom. That project is called Gamably and can be found at app.gamably.com. He also co-created an innovative individualized PD program in his district and a Google Certification game to help teachers in his district and districts around him get more comfortable with Google Workspace applications. Adam is a leader of the Southern Illinois Google Educator Group and has presented on topics ranging from getting started with G Suite to coding to gamification and more. Adam has presented at numerous conferences in the Midwest including METC, IETC, and ICE/IDEA in 2018, 2019, and 2020.