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 79: Framing the Framework
March 2nd, 2022 | Season 2 | 43 mins 51 secs
In this episode, we discuss the big ideas and shifts in the NRC's A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012).
Episode 78: Talkin' Bout Practice!
February 23rd, 2022 | Season 2 | 40 mins 55 secs
That is what we talk about this week - practice - specifically the science and engineering practices in the NRC's Framework for K-12 Science Education.
Episode 77: A Shared Dislike
February 16th, 2022 | Season 2 | 47 mins 16 secs
In this episode, we discuss classroom management and offers ways to reframe the concept in more student-centered and relational ways.
Episode 76: Not a Numbered List Show
February 9th, 2022 | Season 2 | 41 mins 17 secs
This week we pick our favorite science books (including books that influenced our thinking about science and fictional science books).
Episode 75: Monkey Business in the Metaverse
February 2nd, 2022 | Season 2 | 45 mins 55 secs
In this episode, we discuss learning progressions for science teachers.
Episode 74: Believable or Accurate (To Some Degree)
January 26th, 2022 | Season 2 | 35 mins 42 secs
This episode we talk about science movies that we love (or at least ones that we think are worth watching).
Episode 73: A Meta Effort
January 19th, 2022 | Season 2 | 42 mins 15 secs
In this episode, we talk about using sensemaking to promote sensemaking.
Episode 72: At the Very End of the Long Tail
January 13th, 2022 | Season 2 | 41 mins 45 secs
This week we dip our toe into the questions of why equity matters in science education. We begin with thinking about why sense making is so central to equity.
Episode 71: Lessons Learned for 2022
January 5th, 2022 | Season 2 | 47 mins 49 secs
In this episode, we look back at 2021 and what we've learned that we can apply to the new year ahead.
Episode 70: Stealing Student Agency
December 29th, 2021 | Season 2 | 42 mins 52 secs
We talk about sense making and its importance to science teaching and learning, and also how it is not argumentation.
Episode 69: Agency All The Way Down
December 22nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 45 mins 4 secs
This week we answer the question "Why are we still doing that?" Or at least we talk about that with regard to science teaching.
Episode 68: To Express, Not To Know
December 15th, 2021 | Season 2 | 49 mins 14 secs
This week we have a special guest, Dr. Leslie Gates, to talk with us about the relationship between materials, learning, and practices when learning science and art.
Episode 67: Finding Fish That Don't Exist
December 8th, 2021 | Season 2 | 52 mins 51 secs
In this episode, we discuss what counts in the world of educational research.
Episode 66: Montillating Our Traxoline
December 1st, 2021 | Season 2 | 47 mins 16 secs
This week we talk about knowing and its relationship to education (mostly science education, but not only).
Episode 65: Not Bob's Traveling Show
November 24th, 2021 | Season 2 | 41 mins 30 secs
In this episode, Scott and Ollie discuss different features of substantive and impactful professional development for teachers.
Episode 64: Surrounded by Smarter Friends
November 17th, 2021 | Season 2 | 54 mins 11 secs
We talk about how to change schools, or at least begin to try to talk about it.