The Redefining Rural Podcast
Season 4 Episode 2- Teacher Recruitment & Retention Projects with Paul Major and Todd Bittner

Season 4 Episode 2- Teacher Recruitment & Retention Projects with Paul Major and Todd Bittner

November 17, 2022

This season we’re focusing on exciting teacher recruitment and retention projects around the state of Colorado. In this episode you will hear from Paul Major about a new project that provides housing for educators. Todd Bittner, the superintendent of the Norwood School District in South West CO, describes the housing availability in his community and the innovative solutions to provide support for single teachers looking to move to and teach in the area. Listen to this episode to learn more about this unique project!

Redefining Rural is back for season four!

Redefining Rural is back for season four!

October 31, 2022

Redefining Rural is back for season four! Join Michelle Murphy of the Colorado Rural Alliance, Denille LePlatt of the South Central BOCES, and Kirk Banghart, Chief Facilitator of the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, to learn about teacher recruitment and retention programs that are making a difference throughout the state of Colorado in rural communities. 

To learn more, listen to the entire episode here: https://linktr.ee/redefiningrural

Redefining Rural Scholarship Winners Part 2

Redefining Rural Scholarship Winners Part 2

August 15, 2022

Learn about the final two of the five students who have received the Redefining Rural Scholarship through the amazing work they’ve put into their schools and local communities. Ashlynn and Tuff share in individual videos what steps they’ve taken to improve their communities and what their goals are moving forward.

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Redefining Rural Scholarship Winners Part 1

Redefining Rural Scholarship Winners Part 1

August 4, 2022

In Part one of our two part episode we will introduce you to three of the five students from rural communities around Colorado that have truly shown what it means to “redefine rural” and have received the Redefining Rural Scholarship. Nick, Elizabeth, and Mohammad are all recent graduates who have taken initiative to improve their communities and are going to continue their efforts as they move forward in their next adventure. We are in awe of these student leaders and are proud to support their continued education and work. https://linktr.ee/redefiningrural

Collaborative work with the  Southwestern Colorado Education Collaborative

Collaborative work with the Southwestern Colorado Education Collaborative

April 21, 2022

Listen to this month’s episode of Redefining Rural Podcast focused on innovation and college and career readiness. Hear from Jess Morrison, Allanah Roman, and Krista Kay and their experience being part of the Southwestern Colorado Education Collaborative and what their vision for this collaborative moving forward! 

College and Career Programing of the I-76 Collaborative

College and Career Programing of the I-76 Collaborative

March 18, 2022

This month’s Redefining Rural Podcast goes over the amazing work that’s being done within the I-76 Corridor. You will hear from Elliot Zettas and Kirk Banghart with @genschools about the projects they have been working on to increase College and Career programming. Becky Langlois and Rena Frasco will also share their experience being a part of I-76 Collaborative and how it has impacted their districts directly.

To learn more, listen to the entire episode here: https://linktr.ee/redefiningrural

College and Career work in ”The Grands”,  East and West Grand School Districts

College and Career work in ”The Grands”, East and West Grand School Districts

February 23, 2022

Hear from the Superintendents from the East and West Grand School Districts: Frank Reeves & Liz Bauer. In this episode Frank and Liz discuss the Homegrown Talent Initiative, the work they’ve done separately and as a team within Grand County, and how they are creating community in and outside of their schools. 

To learn more, listen to the entire episode here: https://linktr.ee/redefiningrural

College and Career Readiness Programing in the Santa Fe Trails BOCES

College and Career Readiness Programing in the Santa Fe Trails BOCES

February 2, 2022

“Jennifer Nesselhuf & Lauren Votruba: Pathway to Prosperity at Santa Fe Trails BOCES” is out now!! Lauren, Assistant Director, and Jennifer, Special Project Coordinator, both share their roles and the changes that are being made at Santa Fe Trails BOCES in order to support students and their goals for the future. Students explore a variety of career opportunities and experience real life problem solving through these new programs. 

To learn more, listen to the entire episode here: https://linktr.ee/redefiningrural

College and Career Readiness Programing at Santa Fe Trails BOCES

College and Career Readiness Programing at Santa Fe Trails BOCES

November 3, 2021

“College and Career Readiness Programing at Santa Fe Trails BOCES” Watch and listen to Lauren Votruba and Jennifer Nesselhuf of the Santa Fe Trails BOCES talk about their amazing Pathways to Prosperity program with Redefining Rural’s Kirk Banghart. To listen to the entire episode, be sure to click the link in the bio and follow Redefining Rural on all our platforms: https://linktr.ee/redefiningrural 

We are back for Season 3!

We are back for Season 3!

September 9, 2021

We are back for another great season of Redefining Rural ! Join Michelle, Denille and Kirk to hear about the up coming season.

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