Voices

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Podcast by Granville County Public Schools

Voices

Welcome to Voices with GCPS. Stay tuned for casual conversations and insights as we focus on and share the programs, partnerships and activities happening in Granville County Public Schools.

Latest episodes

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08 July 2024

Teaching with AI: Revolutionizing Classrooms with Innovative Tools

In this episode of Voices, hosts Madison Lavrack and Maggie Lynch delve into the transformative influence of artificial intelligence in education. Featuring insights from fifth-grade teachers Sonia Hernandez and Lee Clark, the discussion explores how tools like ChatGPT are being utilized for lesson planning and student engagement. Both educators emphasize the potential of AI to generate creative teaching ideas while also highlighting the importance of fostering critical thinking skills in students. The conversation sheds light on the delicate balance between leveraging AI as a powerful educational tool and maintaining intellectual rigor in the classroom.

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25 June 2024

AI in Classrooms: Enhancing Teaching and Learning

In this podcast episode, hosts Madison Lavrack and Maggie Lynch explore how artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing education in Granville County Public Schools. Joined by Jamar Perry, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and Erne Conner, Director of Technology, the discussion covers how AI tools aid teachers in lesson planning and curriculum alignment, the importance of maintaining the human element in teaching, and North Carolina's guidelines for ethically implementing AI in schools. The conversation emphasizes that while AI can enhance educational practices, it should complement rather than replace human interaction and critical thinking.

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15 May 2024

Voices: Exploring the Partnership Between Granville County Schools and Fidelity Investments

This episode of Voices podcast highlights the partnership between Granville County Schools and Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments has adopted the Star team of Granville County Schools, providing opportunities for students to work with their tech team. The episode features interviews with members of Fidelity Investments who discuss their roles and responsibilities within the company. They also share their experiences working with the Star team and the benefits of the partnership. The episode emphasizes the importance of adaptability in the ever-evolving field of technology and offers advice for students preparing for life after high school. The guests from Fidelity Investments also discuss the positive work environment and work-life balance offered by the company. Overall, the episode showcases the valuable collaboration between Granville County Schools and Fidelity Investments in supporting students in the tech field.

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03 May 2024

Voices: with Guest, Dr. Stan Winborne, Superintendent

Granville County Public Schools is excited to launch their very first podcast, Voices. In this episode, Technology Director, Ernie Conner, introduces the host Madison Lavrack and her team who have worked hard to create marketing materials for the podcast. The special guest for the episode is Dr. Stan Winborne, the Superintendent of Granville County Public Schools. Dr. Winborne shares his unexpected journey into education and discusses his role and responsibilities as a Superintendent. He emphasizes the importance of safety in schools and improving academic opportunities for students. Dr. Winborne also discusses his plans for the future, including enhancing facilities and building stronger school-community relationships. Overall, the episode highlights the mission of Granville County Public Schools to engage students, teachers, parents, and the community through their podcasting initiative.

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