Dr. Oliver (Ollie) Dreon is a professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. At Millersville, Ollie teaches a wide variety of education and instructional technology courses both in face-to-face and online formats. Ollie is the co-author of the books Authentic Instruction with Technology: A Student-Centered Approach and The Power of Blended Learning in the Sciences and is the co-editor of the book, Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practices in the 21st Century. Ollie has also published in various journals, including the Middle Level Journal, TechTrends, Teachers and Teaching, Science Education, Online Classroom, Distance Education , Academic Leader and Teacher Education & Practice. Ollie has spent almost thirty years teaching in various educational environments and provides regular professional development and consultation on online and blended learning. His work examines how technology can be used to support student development through physical, online, and hybrid learning spaces. Prior to coming to Millersville, Ollie taught middle school and high school science in the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg areas.
Ollie Dreon has hosted 144 Episodes.
Episode 143: The Little General
May 31st, 2023 | Season 3 | 37 mins 43 secs
In this episode, we discuss Chapter 3 of David McRaney's book, How Minds Change and unpack the impact that perception has on our understandings and interpretations of the world.
Episode 142: Always Second Fiddle
May 24th, 2023 | Season 3 | 44 mins 32 secs
This week we talk about what it means to do the relational work of teaching.
Episode 141: Lists are Artificial
May 17th, 2023 | Season 3 | 51 mins 53 secs
In this episode, Scott and Ollie revisit and update the advancements of artificial intelligence and discuss its societal and educational impacts.
Episode 140: Not VNOS or D-Man
May 10th, 2023 | Season 3 | 51 mins 54 secs
This week we talk about the Nature of Science.
Episode 139: Some Portion of the Truth
May 3rd, 2023 | Season 3 | 45 mins 40 secs
In this episode, we discuss two articles on practice-based teacher education.
Episode 138: Unintentionally Matching Outfits
April 26th, 2023 | Season 3 | 43 mins 51 secs
This week we talk about doing equity work with white teachers, especially in context where there are only white people in the room.
Episode 137: Dispositional Throwdown
April 19th, 2023 | Season 3 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, we debate the concept of dispositions in teacher education.
Episode 136: Teaching Layer Cake
April 13th, 2023 | Season 3 | 46 mins 44 secs
This week we talk about facilitating different kinds of conversations we engage in because we teach people who teach people.
Episode 135: Researching Epistemic Agency
April 6th, 2023 | Season 3 | 41 mins 24 secs
In this episode, we discuss some recent research on epistemic agency in science education.
Episode 134: Coercive Persuasion
March 29th, 2023 | Season 3 | 54 mins 8 secs
This week we talk about minds and how you change them. We talk about David McRaney's 2022 book How Minds Change.
Episode 133: The Agency of Outdated References
March 22nd, 2023 | Season 3 | 44 mins 5 secs
In this episode, we revisit the concept of agency and discuss how it applies to students, classrooms, schools, and learning.
Episode 132: Umwelt of Podcast Dads
March 15th, 2023 | Season 3 | 53 mins 4 secs
This week we return to Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (CRSE) and expand to Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching.
Episode 131: Obfuscations for Change
March 8th, 2023 | Season 3 | 59 mins 10 secs
In this episode, we discuss Pennsylvania's new teaching competencies for Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education and how they apply to our roles as science teachers.
Episode 130: Silver Bullet Pointing Practice
March 1st, 2023 | Season 3 | 47 mins 27 secs
This week we talk about where to begin with doing Ambitious Science Teaching and how there are no silver bullets to making a change in practice.
Episode 129: A Made-Up Sandwich
February 22nd, 2023 | Season 3 | 54 mins 14 secs
In this episode, we discuss the differences between hands-on/minds-on science, discovery learning, inquiry-based instruction, and phenomenon-based science learning.
Episode 128: Peanut Butter Epistemology
February 15th, 2023 | Season 3 | 52 mins 32 secs
This week we talk about personal knowledge management and how we don't manage it as well as we would like.