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Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society, hosted by Jeff Croley and Jason LaFay, intends to help merge the worlds of education and business by featuring innovative programs, projects, and people in K12 education throughout Michigan and beyond. The show aims to be the voice of K12 innovation. In order to better understand what is happening in schools it is important to provide a narrative of how education is evolving. To ensure a new generation of learner is adequately prepared, driven, and passionately ready for the workforce old divides must be bridged.

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Lansing Fashion Show Featuring Local Designers

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February 5, 2016 9:59 AM

Jason LaFay and Jeff Croley feature an upcoming Fashion Show supported by Runway Lansing, LEAP, Lansing Community College and local designers. They interview several students that will be part of this Fashion Show.

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Reignite the Profession - Teaching!

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August 20, 2015 6:00 PM

This summer, a small group of teachers came together to work on a unique project to shoot a short video to help create a new positive narrative in education. During a time when educators’ voices are not being adequately heard, it is vital to amplify the true stories and experiences of those in the trenches. Many of us know why we became educators; however, this has been lost in the “static.” We believe this video (Reignite the Profession) will serve as an initial step in helping to change the view of our profession. However, to make this happen, we need your help!!!

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Michigan Creativity Group, Michigan Creative Educators Summit and More

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June 23, 2015 3:00 PM

Students United -- Mobile Minds Flipping Society tries to focus on the students as much as possible. In this batch of three segments they catch up with the teachers and students involved with the Michigan Creativity Group.

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Preparing Students Through Project Based Learning

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April 9, 2015 11:30 AM

Jeff Croley interviewed Barbara Bolin (President of National Career Credentialing) at the 2015 Michigan Governor's Economic and Education Summit to discuss the importance of project based learning in STEM education. Ms. Bolin emphasized how project based learning helps to prepare students for career specific training in numerous fields. Ms. Bolin has extensive experience with workforce preparation via her role in designing the ACT Work Keys.

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Innovative and Motivating Education in Michigan

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April 7, 2015 11:00 AM

In this segment, Jason LaFay discusses with Marsha Myles, founder of EdTech Specialists, innovative learning models that are student-focused. EdTech Specialists offer educators in Michigan networking opportunities that provide professional development and teacher education. In addition, Jeff Croley discusses with Professor Brian Noble, Associate Dean, for Undergraduate Education at the College of Engineering, his address to the College of Engineering Class of 2019, highlighting innovative education for these students.

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Local Leader Gives Lansing HOPE

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March 30, 2015 12:24 PM

Jason LaFay discussed with Kellie Dean, president of Dean Transportation, the progress of the Lansing HOPE Scholarship program and the numerous other initiatives that Kellie has supported throughout his career. A highlight of this interview is the discovery that Mr. Dean is a former teacher. Finally, it was a real honor to thank Mr. Dean for his giving spirit and championing of many important causes involving youth throughout the Lansing area. He has supported past Michigan Creative Educator Summits through sponsorships. Without his generous support, the event would not have progressed to where it is today.

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Importance of Innovation for Preparing for the Workforce

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March 30, 2015 11:00 AM

After the presentation, Geoffrey Croley and Jordyn Lewis (DHS students and DCG/MCG members) interviewed Darcy Kerr regarding the importance of innovation and its role in preparing the workforce of the 21st century. Additionally, Accident Fund Holdings is the lead sponsor for the 2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Lansing Center. Many thanks to Accident Fund Holdings for their generous support and great corporate citizenship!

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How Creative Culture Can Prepare Future Leaders

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March 11, 2015 10:00 AM

GES15 was Michigan Governor Snyder's Economic and Education Summit for this year. This event was held in Detroit March 2nd and 3rd

The Michigan Creativity Group attended, taking in the learning experience, and applied their interviewing skills as "Students United" to get on-site perspectives.

Teacher Jason LaFay spoke with Michael Finney, Governor Rick Snyder's advisor for Economic Development and former head of the MEDC, for the economic perspective and how it impacts education. Student Samantha White interviewed Notre Dame Prep High School Seniors who have a STEM team that were demonstrating their robots at the GES15.

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The Future of Education and Innovation

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February 18, 2015 10:00 AM

John VanWagoner is a passionate advocate for increasing more innovation and creativity in Michigan K-12 schools. He is one of the founders of the Michigan Innovative Schools Conference. His responses to the questions posed by Geoffry and Ben detail how more dialogue is necessary for pockets of innovation to spread throughout Michigan. John has also been an active participant in the "Day of Conversation" events put on by edTech Specialists to provide opportunities for school districts to discuss what the future of education will be like.

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How is Michigan Department of Education Working on Innovation?

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February 18, 2015 8:30 AM

DeWitt High School students Geoffry Croley and Ben Zamiara of the Michigan Creativity Group interviewed several champions of the Michigan "education innovation movement" at the Michigan Innovative Schools Conference on December 9, 2014. Linda Forward of the Michigan Department of Education commented on the state of Michigan K-12 education innovation. Additionally, Linda commented on the importance of getting school districts to share best practices and collaborate in order to provide all students with cutting-edge learning opportunities. The Michigan Creativity Group is excited at the prospect of working with Linda - whose focus at the MDE is on innovation and school improvement - to create more events throughout the state to showcase student and educator work

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