Are you an educator in Atlanta talking about Common Core? Join us this Friday.

There are going to be some exciting discussions about teaching and education that you won't want to miss in Atlanta this Friday.  Here's information on the taping of the 4 episodes this Friday at the NPR studios in Atlanta. If you're interested, please respond soon as space is limited. I'll be there! Join us!

Please join us as we raise awareness and respect for education with The Ignite Show – and
help us create the live audience we need for high energy when we are in studio!!

8:15-9:10 – One full show with Special guests:
– Heather McGovern / Kentucky Educator
– Sharon Whitworth and Cheri Dimar  /Project Team Leads for Jefferson County
The Kentucky PTA Story – The First State to Implement Common Core State Standards shares their story
9:15-10:10 – Four Tech Times with Cool Cat Teacher (Vicki Davis) (
Watch as nationally known educator shares technology tips and insights for the K-12 classroom!
10:15-11:15 — One full show with Special guests:
Carlos Contreras – Intel, Corp. – Education Manager
Otha Thorton, General Dynamics – Senior Operations Analyst
Learn of the Corporate Support to the Common Core State Standards – nationally!
12:30-1:15 – One full show with Special guests:
-Delia Pompa Vice President for Education at NCLR (National Council of La Raza),the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States -PTA President Otha Thorton
Hear the Parent Story in terms of the Common Core State Standards
1:45-2:45 – One Full show with Special guests:
– Moderator: Carlos Contreras/ Education Manager at Intel Corporation.
– Mike Wiernicki/ Math Coach at Henry County Board of Education
– Elijah Newsome – HS student (11th gr) from Henry County
– Chauncey Newsome
– Lauren Baucom / NC – HS Algebra Teacher

Listen to variety of voices talk about the  impact of the math Common Core State Standards on Student Success!

Teachers Ignite was recently contracted by The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) in partnership with The Hunt Institute to produce four Special Episodes of The Ignite Show  ( ) focusing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This is work is also in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  These web-based shows will launch in the Fall of 2013 and will be accompanied by teacher resources to assist in implementation of the standards as well as other information for parents and general public to become more familiar with the standards.  There will be distribution of these shows to all constituents of these organizations.
The Ignite Show works to raise awareness and respect for education and educatorsthrough the voices of teachers, parents and students. All that we do focuses on inspiring student centered classrooms.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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