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Free2Learn Podcast – Jodi Owens

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Jodi is a 2019 Free2Learn Grant Winner

This week on the Free2Learn Podcast, we talk to Jodi Owens. Jodi is a 2019 Free2Learn Grant Winner and Special Education Department Chair for Wentzville School District, one of the fastest-growing school districts in Missouri.

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COVID-19 has brought new challenges to teaching for Jodi Owens. In a special education classroom, the environment is key to the learning success of the students. How do teachers overcome the challenges of helping students adapt to COVID procedures in the classroom, while still using free seating and high-touch stimulus to help them remain focused? Can you create an experience at home that will mimic the learning in a Special Ed classroom? 

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Rendering of the newly designed Wabash Elementary classroom

In the fall of 2019, Jodi was one of the recipients of the inaugural Free2Learn Grant to design a brand new classroom for her and her students. The changes that have come to her classroom allow for safe, comfortable and efficient learning. The newly designed room lends to everything having a purpose and a place, but most importantly, the transformation will allow her kids to have ownership of how and where they learn.

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Jodi Owens classroom before the transformation

Jodi Owens has devoted her twenty-one year career to the Special Education programs in the Wentzville School District. She has spent her education career  teaching all levels from Kindergarten to Seniors in High School. Three years ago, Jodi helped open up a brand new elementary school, Wabash Elementary.

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Jodi’s Classroom set up to follow Covid-19 procedures