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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






Oct 20, 2014

Will Richardson is a world renowned speaker, presenter, and educator who focuses on rethinking and transforming education. Will shares his thoughts on how to support students' learning to maximize the opportunities that are available to students today.

To learn more about Will Richardson check out his website:

Oct 6, 2014

Join us for a discussion with a small group of Year 11 students who share their thoughts on what education means to them. They discuss what they find helpful and what they do not find helpful.

Sep 18, 2014

Dr. Douglas Fisher
Dr. Douglas Fisher joined the Department of Educational Leadership in 2011 having served as Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University since 1998. In addition, he is a teacher and administrator at Health Sciences High & Middle...

Sep 1, 2014

Bryan Dean, an Oakland Schools' Consultant, recently presented at Harvard University on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Bryan talks about what UDL is, why it is a powerful approach, how  it relates the the Common Core, how it differs from differentiation and resources to know more about it.


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Aug 19, 2014

Michigan ASCDMEMSPA, and Oakland Schools collaborated to bring John Hattie to  Oakland Schools for a Visible Learning Institute.  Hear a number of participants share their thinking on the latest research on effective teaching, the  implications of effect size, and what contributes to powerful student learning.