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Oakland County Literacy Podcast



Welcome to Oakland School's Literacy Podcast. Most of the podcasts are focused on literacy, although occasionally other topics are covered. 


These podcasts are also under the Resources section of the Oakland Schools' Literacy website:

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes as well:


I hope you enjoy these podcasts.

If you wish to contact me, here is my email: Les Howard






Mar 23, 2017

Berkley School District sent a group of 8 educators; Administrators and Teachers,  to the Teachers' College Individual and Small Group Conferring Institute. Five of these educators discuss what they learned, how they will use this information to improve student learning, and how they will share this with...

Mar 1, 2017

In this podcast, Dr. Lauren Childs talks with Ron Ritchhart about Cultures of Thinking.  They talk about how Ron’s research into areas such as intellectual character, mindfulness, thinking dispositions, teaching for understanding, creativity in teaching and communities of practice led to Cultures of Thinking.


Feb 24, 2017

Dr. Cook-Robinson is the Superintendent of Oakland Schools. She is an experienced educator with roles from classroom teacher to District Superintendent. She has many awards recognizing her contributions to excellence in education. In 2013, she received  Michigan's  Superintendent of the Year award and this year, 2017,...

Dec 7, 2016

Dylan Wiliam is a world renowned educational leader and researcher specializing in teacher development and formative assessment.  On today's podcast, Dylan shares the key aspects of formative assessment, thoughts on teacher development and formative assessment and some practical ideas to consider for your teaching.


Nov 29, 2016

In July 2016, Oakland Schools had a significant reorganization. During this reorganization, smaller units were formed from the existing larger departments and some additional administrative roles were created. A number of these units are part of the District and School Services. Dr. Heidi Kattula is the...