Episode #501 - September 30th, 2020
Join us for a highlight edition of Education Counts Michiana. Learn how students are experiencing the field of aviation at the La Porte Municipal Airport flight simulator. See how Good Shepherd Montessori is keeping in-person learning safely hands-on. Find out how leaders are being shaped in the Leadership Accelerator in Berrien County. Elkhart Schools are helping parents and students deal with school uncertainty. Explore the wine and viticulture program at Lake Michigan College. Get a walk through the new building at Robinson Community Learning Center and see how the new space means more programs for students. The RV Technical Institute is training a new workforce for the RV industry. Education Counts Michiana looks for best practices in education inside and outside the classroom.
Original Airdate: September 30, 2020

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Jennifer Knapp Beudert, Lu Ella Webster, Christy Burgess, Samantha Musleh More Information

    New Robinson Community Learning Center

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    The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of this larger space.

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    1. Jennifer Knapp BeudertManagerRobinson Community Learning Center
    2. Lu Ella WebsterAdult Program CoordinatorRobinson Community Learning Center
    3. Christy BurgessShakespeare Outreach DirectorRobinson Community Learning Center
    4. Samantha MuslehPreschool TeacherRobinson Community Learning Center

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Michael Moyer, Amy Birk, Kyla Evans, Lance MacDonald, Jessica McManus More Information

    Lake Michigan College: Wine and Viticulture

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    Wine is not just crushed grapes, nor just an alcoholic beverage. Thats what professors at Lake Michigan College's school of Wine and Viticulture hope to instill in their students, as they learn the art of wine making. People may not realize it, but wine contributes to the Michiana area's economy, and communities. Student's are taught about that, and how our area's wine sets us apart from other wine capitals.

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    1. Michael MoyerDirectorLake Michigan College, School of Wine and Viticulture
    2. Amy BirkEnologistLake Michigan College, School of Wine and Viticulture
    3. Kyla EvansStudentLake Michigan College, School of Wine and Viticulture
    4. Lance MacDonaldStudentLake Michigan College, School of Wine and Viticulture
    5. Jessica McManusStudentLake Michigan College, School of Wine and Viticulture

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    Good Shepherd Montessori School

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    Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating. We head to the Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend to see how they're working to keep staying hands on.

     
     
     
     

    Guests:

    1. Kim LoaizaLower Elementary GuideGood Shepherd Montessori School
    2. Daniel W. DriscollHead of SchoolGood Shepherd Montessori School

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Tami Silverman, Sarita Stevens, Ed. S., Natalie Bickel, Todd Kelly, Gail Draper More Information

    Handling Uncertainty

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    City: Elkhart, IN
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    The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elkhart Community Schools to find out what they're doing to create at least some sense of normalcy for their students.

    Guests:

    1. Tami SilvermanPresident & CEOIndiana Youth Institute
    2. Sarita Stevens, Ed. S.Assistant Superintendent of Student ServicesElkhart Community Schools
    3. Natalie BickelSupervisor of Student ServicesElkhart Community Schools
    4. Todd KellyBehavior ConsultantElkhart Community Schools
    5. Gail DraperDirector of CounselingElkhart Community Schools

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Tami Silverman, Sarita Stevens, Ed. S., Natalie Bickel, Todd Kelly, Gail Draper More Information

    Handling Uncertainty

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    City: Elkhart, IN
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    The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elkhart Community Schools to find out what they're doing to create at least some sense of normalcy for their students.

    Guests:

    1. Tami SilvermanPresident & CEOIndiana Youth Institute
    2. Sarita Stevens, Ed. S.Assistant Superintendent of Student ServicesElkhart Community Schools
    3. Natalie BickelSupervisor of Student ServicesElkhart Community Schools
    4. Todd KellyBehavior ConsultantElkhart Community Schools
    5. Gail DraperDirector of CounselingElkhart Community Schools

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Curt Hemmeler, Sharonne Lee, Michael Curl More Information

    RV Technical Institute

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    City: Elkhart, IN
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    Working on RVs may sound difficult but its not. You may also walk in thinking that it is similar to working on a car, but that is also untrue. RV Technical Institute in Elkhart, wants to get rid of all the misconceptions around the maintenance of RVs, with their courses. They want people to know that being an RV Technician is accessible to everyone, and that it is easy to pick up with their hands on learning style.

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    Guests:

    1. Curt HemmelerExecutive DirectorRV Technical Institute
    2. Sharonne LeeVice President of Education & OperationsRVTI
    3. Michael CurlTechnical TrainerRV Technical Institute

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Jerry Price, Kim Thompson, Catie Brown-Busch More Information

    Leadership Accelerator

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    The Leadership Accelerator is a program that does just that. It teaches you about yourself and how you can best leverage your strengths and weaknesses to become a better leader in you community, in a holistic and exploratory way. They want to teach people how to channel their inner leader so that they not only become more valuable in their communities, but so that they can also benefit their local economy.

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    1. Jerry PriceFacilitatorLeadership Accelerator
    2. Kim ThompsonProgram HostLeadership Accelerator
    3. Catie Brown-BuschCoachLeadership Accelerator

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  • September 30th, 2020 Photo Diane Bos Schwarz, Ron Bober, Matthew Duttlinger More Information

    La Porte Municipal Airport's Aviation Simulator

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    City: La Porte, IN
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    Learning to fly a plane is an easy feat at the La Porte Municipal Airport. Their flight simulator gives users the look and feel of actually taking flight, so much that it is also used by those in pursuit of their pilots license. They believe that in order to keep people interested in flying, they need to get people started flying as soon as possible. Flying is more hands on than you think.

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    Guests:

    1. Diane Bos SchwarzManager of Planning and OperationsLa Porte Municipal Airport
    2. Ron BoberVolunteer Commercial PilotLa Porte Municipal Airport
    3. Matthew DuttlingerStudentLa Porte Municipal Airport

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