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 134 Episodes.
Episode 53: Ten Thousand Hours Ago
September 2nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 51 mins 25 secs
In this episode, Scott and Ollie share their experiences with their teacher education programs.
Episode 52: Joy to the World
August 25th, 2021 | Season 1 | 57 mins 1 sec
For this last episode of season one we just talk joys.
Episode 51: Harumph!
August 17th, 2021 | Season 1 | 52 mins 14 secs
In this episode, we dig deeper into phenomenon-based teaching and what it would look like in a classroom setting.
Episode 50: Mahna Mahna Do Do Do Do Do
August 13th, 2021 | Season 1 | 56 mins 11 secs
This episode we talk about the difference between a phenomenon and a science topic and why people should care about it.
Episode 49: Not about Pornography, Eugenics or Psychopathy
August 4th, 2021 | Season 1 | 52 mins 9 secs
In this episode, we finish up our discussion of pedagogical content knowledge and examine the larger impacts (and unintended consequences) of measuring things.
Episode 48: Haters Have Got to Hate (or Do They?)
July 28th, 2021 | Season 1 | 52 mins 54 secs
We continue the conversation about PCK and its spawn.
Episode 47: Scott's Swear Jar
July 21st, 2021 | Season 1 | 50 mins 4 secs
In this episode, we discuss PCK (pedagogical content knowledge) and its impact on the field of education and teacher education.
Episode 46: Not All Friends of the Show
July 14th, 2021 | Season 1 | 40 mins
This week we summarize our discussion of learning theory and talk about why teachers (or anyone) should care about it.
Episode 45: Our Mid-Life Crisis Episode
July 7th, 2021 | Season 1 | 50 mins 4 secs
In this week's episode, we discuss the research on learning progressions in science education.
Episode 44: We are not the Borg
June 30th, 2021 | Season 1 | 53 mins 59 secs
This week we talk about Posner, Strike, Hewson, and Getzog's paper on conceptual change and the theory's impact on science education.
Episode 43: Heroes, Villians, and Apprentices
June 23rd, 2021 | Season 1 | 52 mins 5 secs
This week, we continue our examination of different learning theories and theorists and dig into Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation by Lave and Wenger.
Episode 42: Confronting Your Own IRE
June 16th, 2021 | Season 1 | 47 mins 3 secs
We talk about Jay Lemke's book "Talking Science: Language, Learning, and Values".
Episode 41: All the Hammers
June 9th, 2021 | Season 1 | 49 mins 27 secs
In this episode, we continue our learning theory conversation by digging into the seminal article by Brown, Collins and Duguid that popularized the term "cognitive apprenticeship."
Episode 40: Happy Dewey Day
June 2nd, 2021 | Season 1 | 47 mins 13 secs
John Dewey Episode on Dewey Day.
Episode 39: Transitions and Manifestations
May 26th, 2021 | Season 1 | 37 mins 56 secs
We transition from learning spaces to an introduction to our series on learning theory.
Episode 38: Tools are Embedded in Practice
May 19th, 2021 | Season 1 | 39 mins 21 secs
Continue the conversation about design principles for learning spaces - learning spaces should be task responsive.