On the show, Dr. O’Shaughnessy and her guests have in-depth discussions about today’s education: what’s broken, who’s fixing it, and how. They skillfully point out that we need to holistically serve a wide variety of learners and address academic, social, and emotional needs and we do that by making change happen today.
In response to the launch of her new show, O’Shaughnessy stated, “I’m thrilled to get this out there! What if we harnessed 2020 resources and each child was seen, heard, valued, and met where they were academically, socially, and emotionally, with the goals of thriving NOW and being prepared for a productive, happy, and healthy adulthood?”
She continued, “Sadly, this isn’t what’s happening today. But that doesn’t mean those of us who know better have to stick with the status quo. We’re hoping this podcast will help others tap into some insightful thinking and thoughtful ways we can shift to education strategies that work in today’s challenging world.”
With the recent changes in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shifting landscape, and a heightened focus on online education, Dr. O’Shaughnessy and the Education Evolution podcast hope to be a catalyst for change in education. In the media, on tv, and in the headlines, how kids are learning today is a hot topic and Education Evolution is a “must-listen” for educators, parents, and students.
The podcast couldn’t have come at a more timely moment as the world struggles with the current COVID-19 situation. According to a recent article in the New York Times, “The coronavirus pandemic has done nothing to level the playing field of American education, and instead has widened the gaps that have always existed.”
If you are a parent or teacher, you wish for each child to get the support needed to maximize their potential. Education Evolution is a resource for this important journey for our children. Founded by Dr. Maureen O’Shaughnessy of Micro-Schools Coalition and Leadership Preparatory Academy in Seattle, Education Evolution is designed to start the conversation to transform the education system of today.
On the podcast, you’ll hear regularly from Maureen and guests from all corners of the educational landscape–from micro-school founders to concerned parents to journalists to lawmakers and decision-makers.
ABOUT THE HOST
Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD, is a career school innovator with over 30 years of transforming learning in schools to better serve all students. She is the founding director of Leadership Preparatory Academy, a nonprofit progressive micro-school in Washington State. With a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate degree in educational leadership, she has an extensive understanding of the components needed to transform the education system.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy has served as head of school and principal internationally in countries such as Kuwait, Hungary, and Ecuador. Weaving in a strong emphasis on service and leadership at each school, she has been an educational change agent across the globe.
To learn more and subscribe to Education Evolution, visit https://educationevolution.org
Education Evolution Reimagining and Changing Today’s Learning Landscape on Apple Podcasts and iTunes at https://educationevolution.org/apple
To learn more about Dr. O’Shaughnessy’s schools in Seattle, visit https://lead-prep.org/
And for her work with the Micro-School Coalition, go to http://microschoolcoalition.com/