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.
October 21st, 2020 | Season 1 | 37 mins 27 secs
How do you think about laboratory experiences outside of a face to face environment?
October 14th, 2020 | Season 1 | 50 mins 4 secs
Ollie and Scott answer the question, "What do you teach?".
October 7th, 2020 | Season 1 | 45 mins 38 secs
Curricular continuity is our focus this week. We talk about keeping your kids "together" while reminding yourself that you can let that go.
September 30th, 2020 | Season 1 | 42 mins 45 secs
In this episode, Scott and Ollie discuss the Processes, Principles, and Practices that inform the integration of technology into our face-to-face, online and remotes classrooms.
September 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 50 mins 47 secs
We focus on managing learning on zoom or with other remote tools and how it can support groups.
September 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 48 mins 17 secs
As schools begin to schedule classes in the pandemic world, the question arise: How do we group students across the different learning modalities to promote active participation and student engagement?
September 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 47 mins 42 secs
We agree on the name of the podcast. Also, we begin to lay out the problems caused for science teaching, especially innovative science teaching when we move remote or in-between.
September 9th, 2020 | Season 1 | 20 mins 17 secs
This is the inaugural episode of our podcast. In this episode, we discuss our motivations for starting this podcast and the conversations we're hoping to have.