ConnectEd Podcast

Jostens Renaissance ConnectEd podcast focuses on various topics centered around developing stronger school culture and climate. Each episode features a new guest speaker, highlighting their insights and expertise on topics ranging from identity to school traditions. Access ConnectEd episodes through Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Importance of Leadership Training with Dr. Brad Hubbard

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on leadership training in education. In this episode, host Dr. Tara Campbell is joined by Dr. Brad Hubbard (IL) to discuss the importance of creating leadership development pipelines for both students and teachers.

Engaging Student Leaders with DeWayne Patterson

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on leadership training in education. In this episode, host Dr. Tara Campbell is joined by DeWayne Patterson (OK) who shares insights on how to keep student leaders engaged and motivated.

Giving Student Leaders Voice with Dr. Shameka Gerald

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on leadership training in education. In this episode, host Dr. Tara Campbell is joined by Dr. Shameka Gerald (VA) and two of her student leaders to share ways to provide opportunities for student voice.

Mobilizing Student Leaders with Erin Livingston

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on leadership training in education. In this episode, host Dr. Tara Campbell is joined by Erin Livingston (OR) who shares how to mobilize an entire student body for school- and community-building events.

Replicating Strong Leadership Programs with Jean Gantz/Andrea Henry

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on leadership training in education. In this episode, host Dr. Tara Campbell is joined by Jean Ganze and Andrea Henry (IL) who recount how they started and maintain a strong student leadership program year after year.

Series 2: The School Culture Formula with Phillip Campbell

 Respect with Sara Cowey

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Culture Formula of the 5 Rs. In this episode, host Dr. Phillip Campbell, is joined by educator Sara Cowey (CA) to discuss the first R – Respect.

Recognize with Paul Dols

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Culture Formula of the 5 Rs. In this episode, host Dr. Phillip Campbell, is joined by educator Paul Dols (CA) to discuss the second R – Recognition.

Reward with Chris Reeder

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Culture Formula of the 5 Rs. In this episode, host Dr. Phillip Campbell, is joined by educator Chris Reeder (CA) to discuss the third R – Reward.

Reinforce with Melissa Wright

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Culture Formula of the 5 Rs. In this episode, host Dr. Phillip Campbell, is joined by educator Melissa Wright (NB) to discuss the fourth R – Reinforce.

Results with Tim Schlosser

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Culture Formula of the 5 Rs. In this episode, host Dr. Phillip Campbell, is joined by superintendent Tim Schlosser (KY) to discuss the fifth R – Results.

Series 3: School Traditions with Scott Geesey

Power and Planning of Tradition with John Bush

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey, is joined by principal John Bush (TN) to discuss the need and impact of school traditions on school culture.

Welcoming Traditions with Tara Campbell

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey, is joined by Dr. Tara Campbell (MN) who shares numerous traditions to implement when welcoming new students and teachers into your school community.

Graduation C2G with John Tritz and Sheri Mitzel

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey, is joined by educators John Tritz and Sheri Mitzel (AZ) who share the traditions they have implemented at their high school to promote and honor graduation.

Yearbook Signings with Briana Harrison and Jennifer Hunt

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey, is joined by educators Briana Harrison (GA) and Jennifer Hunt (NC) to discuss fun traditions around yearbook distribution and signings.

School Spirit and Culture Traditions with Steve Bollar

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey, is joined by Steve Bollar (NJ) to discuss the impact school traditions have on school spirit.

Community with Mark Candella

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the esports. In this episode, host Jeff Leach, is joined by Mark Candella to discuss how esports creates a sense of community for young people with a passion for gaming.

Mastery with Robert Del Papa

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the esports. In this episode, host Jeff Leach, is joined by Robert Del Papa to discuss how esports facilitates a strive toward mastering a skill in young people.

Competition w Keane Valliate Alonso

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the esports. In this episode, host Jeff Leach, is joined by Keane Valliate Alonso who shares how esports provides an opportunity to compete for young people who may or may not be involved organized sports.

Practice with Isaiah “Turkey Lips” Fletcher

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the esports. In this episode, host Jeff Leach, is joined by professional esports personality Turkey Lips. Jeff and Turkey Lips dialogue on how to create a healthy lifestyle of practice and dedication.

Confidence w Kenny Bell

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the esports. In this episode, host Jeff Leach, is joined by athlete Kenny Bell to discuss how esports is an avenue for building confidence within the youth that have a passion for gaming.

Climate Change with Ashlyn Drewry

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the Student Identity and Expressions. In this episode, host Mike Smith, is joined by Ashlyn Drewry (CA) to discuss climate change from the perspective of the next generation.

Immigration with Yeilen Fernandez-Ortiz

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the Student Identity and Expressions. In this episode, host Mike Smith, is joined by Yeilen Fernandez-Ortiz (CA) to share the experience of an immigrant family.

Activism with Rimpal Bajwa

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the Student Identity and Expressions. In this episode, host Mike Smith, is joined by Rimpal Bajwa (WA) to discuss how today’s youth can be activists for progress and positive change.

Finding Your Voice with Nina Peci

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the Student Identity and Expressions. In this episode, host Mike Smith, is joined by Nina Peci (NE) to discuss how young people can find their voice.

Inclusivity and Student Leadership with Mya Decker

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the Student Identity and Expressions. In this episode, host Mike Smith, is joined by Alivia Jacobs ad Mya Decker (PA) who share how young leaders can engage more of their peers.

Creative with John Jensen

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on School Branding. In this episode, host Dr. Darrin Peppard is joined by identity expert John Jenson to discuss the importance of knowing who you are a school.

Branding with George Rysavy

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on School Branding. In this episode, host Dr. Darrin Peppard is joined by artist George Rysavy to discuss the process of bringing a brand to life through the creation of your school’s logo and mascot.

Community with Bradlee Skinner

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on School Branding. In this episode, host Dr. Darrin Peppard is joined by educator Bradlee Skinner to discuss building your brand within your school’s community.

Student Involvement with Julie Diaz

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on School Branding. In this episode, host Dr. Darrin Peppard is joined by educator Julie Diaz to discuss how student involvement impacts your school’s brand.

Activation with Johnathan Alsheimer

This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on School Branding. In this episode, host Dr. Darrin Peppard is joined by educator Jonathan Alsheimer to discuss bringing your brand to life by living it out on your school’s campus.

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