Dear Mr.Partee,

. We would like to invite you to be on our Lunch Time Leaders Podcast that we do as part of our Social Studies class at Moran Middle School in Wallingford, CT. We interview leaders in our community and beyond to talk about the challenges of being successfully prepared for the 21st Century. Our teacher, Mr. Bogush, was telling us about an upcoming Podcamp he is attending, and he mentioned your name as one of the organizers. We would like to do the interview on Monday, January 10,2011 at 1:45 p.m. The interviews are usually approximately 15 minutes long. The interview would require us to have us call you on your phone in order for our system to record it, do it with Skype if you have that capability, or doing it live in our school is also an option. You can view our website and see examples of our other interviews on our podcast website, A list of the questions that would be asked are below. If any major changes are made we will send them to you at least a week before the interview
We look forward to hearing from you,

Chris, Alvee, Steve, and Pat

  1. What skills/abilities do you feel students need to have to be successful leaders in the technological business world?
  2. Looking at the students you currently teach, what are their strengths and what are their weaknesses?
  3. Why did you start blogging?
4. What was the best learning/educational experience you have had? Why?
  1. What was the biggest mistake you made that posted on the internet? How would you fix it?
  2. Is there any specific plans that you have to teach teachers more about using technology in the classroom?
  3. If you were going to design a 21st century school from the ground up, what are three key features you would include? These features could be physical, pedagogical, structural, technological, etc.
  4. When we're done today, what's the one most important "take-away" message you'd like our teachers and students to hear?