The Power of the Podcast - 2024 Paraeducator Book Study

April 4, 2024 - May 13, 2024

Special Education


Good afternoon!


We have one final ZOOM to discuss the SOLD A STORY PODCAST.  For our final time together, please listen to the following:

Episode 7: Your Words. (27:10 min)

Episode 8: The Impact ((26:48 min)

Episode 9: The Aftermath ( 29:55 min)

Episode 10: The Details ( 33:30 min)

Your insight, knowledge, and desire to make a change with your students is admirable. You are all change agents!  


See you on May 13th from 3:15-4:15.  

Here is the ZOOM link. I will also send an invite! 

Have a great day!


May 3

Thank you for attending our organizational meeting for The Power of the Podcast. We are looking forward to a great conversation around the Sold a Story Podcast. In preparation for our time together on April 11, 2024 at 3:15, please do the following: 

  • Listen to the first 3 SOLD A STORY episodes:
    • The Problem
    • The Idea
    • The Battle
  • Use the attached guide as a reference as you listen
  • You can locate the Podcast through Apple, Google or Spotify

We will see you on the 11th!


Erin McManamon and Dawn Lynn

Apr 4

Here is the ZOOM Link in case you don't have it!  See you in a few minutes!

Apr 4



I apologize for my error!  Our first session is on April 4th at 3:15....not today!  We will see you on Thursday, April 4th at 3:15.  

Have a great day!

Apr 3

Hello All Power of the Podcast Listeners!

We have our first session on April 3,2024 beginning at 3:15 PM.  Here is the ZOOM Link for our first session. 

This session will be our organizational session and will outline the Podcast for your listening pleasure for our follow-up sessions.  Please let us know if you have connectivity issues by emailing us at either:  Dawn Lynn:

                                        Erin McManamon:

We are looking forward to meeting you and engaging in some great conversation about SOLD A STORY.

See you at 3:15!


Erin and Dawn



Apr 2

The Power of the Podcast 

A series of Podcasts by Emily Hanford focusing on literacy

Facilitated by: Erin McManamon and Dawn Lynn

This group study will focus on a series of PODCASTS by Emily Hanford around literacy.  Emily is an engaging speaker; and as an investigative reporter for APM, she has really brought to light literacy instruction in the United States. 

Participants will be required to listen to the following podcasts and then join in on a conversation in our face-to-face ZOOM meetings:

  1. At a Loss for Words
  2. What the Words Say
  3. Hard Words
  4. Hard to Read
  5. SOLD A STORY (5 Episodes with a bonus 6th if interested

Dates/Times: April-May, 2024, 3:15-4:15 PM

How It Works: 

  1. Find the podcasts listed on your favorite podcast platform~
  2. Check your email for the ZOOM link and Syllabus (one week prior to the meeting)
  3. Join ZOOM using the link provided
  4. Listen to the podcasts as outlined and shared during our first organizational meeting
  5. Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we discuss on Zoom
  6. If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the podcasts covered in order to receive your hours
  7. A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the podcast group study

Registration closed on 4/4/2024

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
15.0 Hours
Academic Content Studies Special Education
General Activity Hours (non-PDE)
15.0 Hours


Thursday, April 4
3:15 - 4:15pm
Session 1
Thursday, April 11
3:15 - 4:15pm
Session 2
Thursday, May 2
3:15 - 4:15pm
Session 3
Monday, May 13
3:15 - 4:15pm
Session 4