Let’s Get LinkedUp!

Tune in to LinkedUp: Breaking Boundaries in Education to hear from Jerri Kemble and Jamie Saponaro as they seek global perspectives on educational topics that matter. With so many people to hear from and so many lessons to learn - they are gaining insights from education leaders worldwide. Powered by ClassLink, they are linking up the movers and shakers who make it happen!

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Jerri Kemble

Former Assistant Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools, KS

Jerri Kemble has been a passionate educator for over 40 years. She has played many roles, serving school districts as a teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent. Jerri has had a successful track record of disrupting the educational status quo by working with stakeholders to create positive change. Jerri loves to connect individuals and ideas; bringing innovative people and practices from across the globe to break boundaries in education.
Jamie Saponaro

Jamie Saponaro

Director of Educational Success, ClassLink

Learning and always growing, Jamie Saponaro is an educator with a passion for sharing topics in education that are near and dear to her heart. Her background as an instructional strategies consultant, educational coach and mentor, technology administrator, and middle school teacher have brought her to ClassLink as Director of Educational Success where she co-hosts the LinkedUp podcast and its boundary-breaking guests.

Building Relationships

Learning is a social process and building relationships with students, families, communities and colleagues is the foundation for learning success in our educational environments today. These podcasts offer diverse perspectives on building relationships and actionable ideas to build these critical relationships.

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Collaboration

Collaboration has always been an important component of learning. The pandemic has shown us that we are all in this together and we can learn from each other, with each other and develop new perspectives and skills to better meet the needs of this rapidly changing society and student population we serve.

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Critical Thinking

This podcast strand will propel your thinking “outside the box.” Through these podcasts, you will hear how people are breaking the traditional boundaries of education and trying out new ideas to reach our students. If you are ready to think differently, this series is for you!

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Cultural Responsiveness

Educators are aware of the need for culturally responsive resources for students. This series is in its infancy as we will be adding more podcasts to this section. The podcasts are powerful and push your thinking as well as provide you with resources and ideas to ensure your students are given culturally appropriate and responsive resources.

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Ed Challenges

The past year has been full of educational challenges from safety and security to utilizing technology as a teaching tool in an effective way. Guests on these podcasts offer ideas and potential solutions by revealing their experiences.

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Social Emotional Learning

This strand is our largest podcast stand and it offers a plethora of ideas to assist educators in addressing social-emotional learning as well as supporting themselves. You will find ideas to engage staff and students in understanding their social-emotional issues and supporting them on their SEL journey.

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Student Engagement

All educators want to see their students engaged in learning. The podcasts offered in this strand are far from traditional and offer our educators concrete ideas and tools to engage today’s learners.

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Explore the Series

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Women in Leadership: Sage Advice

Building Relationships
September 5, 2021
Podcasting from the historical Asbury Park on the Jersey Shore, Jamie and Jerri talk with three iconic education technology leaders: Kathy Hurley, Lisa Schmucki, and Anne McMullan. These three women have blazed a trail in education technology implementation. This podcast contains a treasure trove of advice on leadership, collaboration, and finding success.
Podcasting from the historical Asbury Park on the Jersey Shore, Jamie and Jerri talk with three iconic education technology leaders: Kathy Hurley, Lisa Schmucki, and Anne McMullan. These three women have blazed a trail in education technology implementation. This podcast contains a treasure trove of advice on leadership, collaboration, and finding success.
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Anniversary Episode - Reflection of the Past Year

Building Relationships
August 29, 2021
This last year has been one of change and transition. In this podcast, our LinkedUp co-hosts discuss starting a brand new podcast In a pandemic without ever meeting in person. This anniversary podcast highlights their reason for starting LinkedUp, the incredible guests they have interviewed and some exciting news about the LinkedUp Podcast’s roadmap with exciting and new opportunities for educators.
This last year has been one of change and transition. In this podcast, our LinkedUp co-hosts discuss starting a brand new podcast In a pandemic without ever meeting in person. This anniversary podcast highlights their reason for starting LinkedUp, the incredible guests they have interviewed and some exciting news about the LinkedUp Podcast’s roadmap with exciting and new opportunities for educators.
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Infused Classroom

Ed Challenges
August 22, 2021
Holly Clark is an education thought-leader, international speaker, best-selling author, and an advocate for students. She is a twenty-plus-year educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom and over five years as an administrator in both public and private schools, holding a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from Columbia University. Her passion for helping teachers create classrooms, where students want to learn and can become the agents of their own thinking and understanding, is what she talks to us about in this LinkedUp podcast.
Holly Clark is an education thought-leader, international speaker, best-selling author, and an advocate for students. She is a twenty-plus-year educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom and over five years as an administrator in both public and private schools, holding a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from Columbia University. Her passion for helping teachers create classrooms, where students want to learn and can become the agents of their own thinking and understanding, is what she talks to us about in this LinkedUp podcast.
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SEL: Tips from the Counselors

Social Emotional Learning
August 15, 2021
On episode 49, Mallory Jacobs and Hanna Kemble, two recognized leaders in school counseling, discuss building relationships and working with students on social-emotional skills. They reflect on their learnings from the recent National School Counseling Conference in Las Vegas. In addition, they discuss overarching topics in the counseling world and share with listeners some of their favorite tips for working with staff and students on their social and emotional needs. Hanna and Mallory are full of energy and they share many great ideas, you will not want to miss this podcast.
On episode 49, Mallory Jacobs and Hanna Kemble, two recognized leaders in school counseling, discuss building relationships and working with students on social-emotional skills. They reflect on their learnings from the recent National School Counseling Conference in Las Vegas. In addition, they discuss overarching topics in the counseling world and share with listeners some of their favorite tips for working with staff and students on their social and emotional needs. Hanna and Mallory are full of energy and they share many great ideas, you will not want to miss this podcast.
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Poolside P.D.

Ed Challenges
August 8, 2021
Anytime and anywhere learning has been a goal of educators since technology entered into the education space. Educators enjoy learning when it is convenient and meaningful. Jerri Kemble and Jamie Saponaro understand the need to learn In this way, so they have teamed with ClassLink's continuous learning team to offer CEU’s and professional credit for recertification by listening to the LinkedUp Podcast. The podcast sessions have been categorized into seven themes. Listeners can listen to 3 podcasts and earn 5 CEU credit. We are excited to offer this opportunity to educators everywhere.
Anytime and anywhere learning has been a goal of educators since technology entered into the education space. Educators enjoy learning when it is convenient and meaningful. Jerri Kemble and Jamie Saponaro understand the need to learn In this way, so they have teamed with ClassLink's continuous learning team to offer CEU’s and professional credit for recertification by listening to the LinkedUp Podcast. The podcast sessions have been categorized into seven themes. Listeners can listen to 3 podcasts and earn 5 CEU credit. We are excited to offer this opportunity to educators everywhere.
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