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With this podcast I’m looking to improve connection and storytelling not only in my immediate community but worldwide. I truly believe that one of our problems as a human race is that we have social media platforms that show us highlights of life, snippets of the truth, really. The issue? We don't take the time to truly listen to each other's stories or find the connections that tie us together. The human journey is made up of so many layers, and I want to peel back those layers and get to k ...
 
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This episode welcomes back Jacob Ward, who was featured in the bonus episode, “Remember This”! Joey interviews Jacob about the importance of bible study and how one stays tethered to Jesus as a result. They share about bible study methods, studying the bible in the context of community, and why studying the bible is essential in one’s personal abid…
 
Ingrid D'Souza, MA, holds degrees in Midwifery and Education, and is currently an Educational Designer in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has extensive experience with portfolios, both in her own midwifery practice and supporting students and faculty in higher education. In this interview, Ingrid shares her…
 
Maia Miller, BA Honours, is the Accessibility Services Manager at Catalyst IT, where she works with clients and our own teams to train them in web accessibility practices in all stages of the software development life cycle and content creation via various training programmes, peer reviews, and audits. In this episode we talk about the importance o…
 
This episode features an interview with Joe & Andrea Woodward! They are the founders of a non-profit called “Student Startup'' which empowers high school and college students to start and grow their own businesses. Joey chats with both Joe and Andrea about discipleship through entrepreneurship and how staying tethered to Jesus fuels their mission t…
 
Bas Bakker, MScBA, is an independent learning designer, working for different Dutch institutions of higher education. He has a long history of supporting and using Mahara for learning and assessment, but also has experiences with other portfolio platforms. In this episode, Bas shares his views on how his marketing background helps him as learning d…
 
This episode features an interview with Martin Maharas! Martin is a musician who leads a band called “Blood & Hyssop”. Joey has a conversation with Martin about the importance of worship through music and how one can stay tethered to Jesus as a result. This episode is for anyone who wants to understand why worship through music is essential for one…
 
Dr Mandia Mentis and Dr Wendy Holley-Boen work in the Institute of Education at Massey University in Aotearoa New Zealand. They have been using portfolios in their teaching for more than 20 years, appreciating the affordances that the pedagogy and technology have in terms of personalising the learning for their students and giving students the chan…
 
This episode features an interview with Alfredo Ruiz de Chavez! Joey chats with Alfredo about the importance of abiding in Christ for the sake of enjoying Him. Alfredo has a deep love and zeal for Jesus. He discussed with Joey why abiding in Jesus is important not solely for fueling yourself for ministry, but to enjoy God and worship Him. This epis…
 
Christine Dülfer (OStR'in; Dipl.-Hdl'in) is a Business Administration and English teacher at Berufliche Schulen des Landkreises Waldeck-Frankenberg in Korbach und Bad Arolsen, which are vocational schools in Germany, and a team leader at the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie in the media department (Dezernat Medien II.3, SG II.3-3 Fortbildung), responsi…
 
This episode features an interview with William and Erin Akoo (William goes by his last name, Akoo)! They have been married since January 2022. Joey chats with Akoo and Erin about how they came to be a couple, their journey while dating, navigating their 1st year of marriage, and why it’s important to stay tethered to Jesus in both dating and marri…
 
Sam Taylor (PGCert, FHEA, CMALT) has been supporting portfolio practice as learning designer since 2008 at higher education institutions in the UK and since 2018 as eLearning consultant at Catalyst IT Europe. She's worked with a diverse range of students, lecturers, and staff giving her insight into many different portfolio practices. In this episo…
 
This episode features an interview with Lance Spencer! He is the owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A Summit Fair location in Lee’s Summit, a suburb of Kansas City, MO. Lance has worked at Chick-fil-A since he was a teenager and loves to serve people well. Joey interviews him to discuss why it’s important to stay tethered to Jesus in order to serve an…
 
Teresa MacKinnon, MA, has been a language educator for many years, incorporating portfolios into language learning at University of Warwick, and is a scholar working in the field of open educational resources, open access, and open recognition, amongst many other interests of her that she continues to follow in retirement. In her interview Teresa t…
 
This episode features teaching by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez. In the previous episode, "Students, Assemble!", Joey and his guests, Noah and Emma, shared with listeners who may struggle with the thought of inadequacy by informing them that they are valuable to the church. In this episode, Joey continues that conversation. He shares that God does …
 
Dr Misty Kirby is an academic and practitioner with university and school experience, creating portfolios herself and with her students. Misty shares her thoughts on how portfolios can support eProfessionalism in both academics and students. She explains what was behind the idea of SmartEvidence for her and why it's an important feature in Mahara. …
 
This episode features an interview with Noah Turner and Emma Taylor! They are college students involved with campus ministries at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Joey speaks with them about why college students should consider attending a local church. This episode is for anyone who wants to grow in understanding of why it is important t…
 
Dr Orna Farrell is a researcher at Dublin City University whose portfolio history goes back to 2008. Since then she's taught courses using portfolios and conducted numerous studies involving portfolios. Her interests lie in supporting learners and lecturers alike, also using open education strategies. See the episode page for the transcript. Connec…
 
This is Tethered's first bonus episode! This sermon was given on September 1, 2022, at a Cru weekly meeting at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. This sermon features Jacob Ward: a UMKC alumnus, former Cru student leader, consultant at an accounting firm, and devoted disciple of the Lord. Jacob shares with students about reminding themselve…
 
Until recently, Lisa Donaldson, MSc, worked at Dublin City University in Ireland in the Teaching Enhancement Unit. There she was responsible for Loop Reflect, DCU's ePortfolio platform based on Mahara. In our conversation, Lisa shares how everything started at DCU, and what some of the important steps were that the University took to grow its portf…
 
This episode features an interview with Bert Suluvale! Joey chats with Bert about the importance of expository preaching (verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible) and why it matters. This episode will give you insight into the importance of hearing sound teaching directly from the Bible and help you understand why it’s essential to know your Bible …
 
This message was given on August 25, 2022, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez at the first Cru weekly meeting of the year at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Joey shares his personal testimony with students on how he was forgiven of the greatest debt and found harmony with God. He weaves Colossians 1:21-23 into his story. Those verses serve…
 
In the seventeenth episode of Fireside Stories, we welcome Cathy Bales, and she will be speaking to us about Thriving Within Chaos. Cathy met the love of her life at 17, and they’ve been married for 29 years. They have four kids and one grandchild with a set of twins on the way! In addition, Cathy and her family have been foster parents to many bab…
 
This message was given on August 9, 2022, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez at a Cru student leaders' retreat. Joey speaks to Cru student leaders about the importance of connecting with God for personal growth and fueling one's ministry. He reminds them of why they are to abide in Christ daily by prayer and engaging with God's Word so that they can …
 
This message was given on April 8, 2022, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez. Joey shares this message at a Campus Update event that the Kansas City Cru Team hosts annually. He shares the importance of how God is at work in the ministry of reconciliation in the lives of students at post-secondary institutions in the Greater Kansas City area, and how s…
 
This message was given on September 5, 2019, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez. Joey shares his personal testimony with students at a Cru weekly meeting at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He shares about looking for contentment in a worldly way which led him to find true contentment in "the Way"! Episode cover photo by Lawrence Hookham on…
 
This sermon was given on September 30, 2021, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez. Joey teaches that God’s saving righteousness has been made evident in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ so that God’s justice and love are reconciled at the cross. This saving righteousness is a gift because of the love and grace given only by God through faith …
 
This sermon was given on October 24, 2019, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez. Joey teaches that Jesus offers you true freedom if you continue to believe in Him! Jesus came to set people free from the bondage of sin and came to give those who follow Him new life, and what it means to abide in Him. Teaching from John 8:31-32. Episode cover photo by Ja…
 
This message was given on February 4, 2022, by Tethered's host, Joey Moralez. Joey shares about the greatest news ever delivered! This message is about the importance of evangelism and how all believers play a part in delivering the Good News of Jesus Christ to all. Teaching from Romans 10:14-15. Episode cover photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash. Cove…
 
Official Tethered trailer! Produced by: Joey Moralez. Music: “Technology Trap” by Yoav Alyagon. Used with permission. Distributed by Melody Loops LP. License #: 34537147415. Trailer cover photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Cover photo used under the Unsplash License. Please follow Tethered on Instagram! Podcast cover photo and logo by Shayna Heath…
 
In the sixteenth episode of Fireside Stories, we welcome Danielle Joworski, who will talk to us about how she learned to believe in and trust herself. "The harder I worked, the harder things became. A pause created my greater failures that have become my biggest successes today. Once I believed in myself and embraced vulnerability to be seen for wh…
 
We often see horrific acts of abuse and pain in the news, but have you ever really thought about what happens after the headlines go away? Krystal Snider has and is one of those people helping those after the trauma. The fifteenth episode of Fireside Stories may be a bit heavy, and I want the viewers and listeners to be aware that nothing said in t…
 
For many of us, these past few years have created stress and fatigue for reasons, that to be honest, are quite obvious. The question is how to manage this stress and live a healthier lifestyle. Our guest today, May Rodriguez, is an enthusiast on a mission to get people life-changing results. In the fourteenth episode of Fireside Stories, May will b…
 
Have you ever really thought lately about the choices that you make in your life? The paths that you choose? Our guest today, Mahara Wayman, is an empowerment coach helping women harness their voices. In the thirteenth episode of Fireside Stories, Mahara will be chatting with us about the surprising gift of choice. At the age of 55, Mahara had the …
 
For many, merely floating along and living an unhealthy lifestyle is a trend they want to break. Instead, more people are investing more time and energy into wellness, living lives that are more enjoyable and sustainable in the long run. Our guest today, May Rodriguez, is healing in the process of helping others. She is an enthusiast who loves to l…
 
After speaking with many people, I have realized that many of us have experienced trauma in our early lives and often have to make the conscious decision to work through them and find growth. Today, our guest, Rhiannon Barry, knows all about this experience and has had to fight her way back from the grips of trauma. In the eleventh episode of Fires…
 
Have you ever experience that moment of overwhelm while working? That moment when it feels like you just can’t breathe, you can’t focus and your work is drowning you instead of feeding you? Our guest today, Sonia Guzman, knows all about this and has a unique way to support you. The tenth episode of FireSide Stories- Human Library is available on Yo…
 
Have you ever heard of the power of the mind? Do you believe that we can heal our mental and physical issues using different techniques like Somatic training? The ninth episode of Fireside Stories- Human Library is available on Youtube and all podcast streaming sites for your listening convenience. Our guest today is Kristina Kastelanac. Kristina w…
 
Who is in your tribe cheering you on and supporting you through the ups and downs of life? The eighth episode of the FireSide Stories- Human Library is available on Youtube and all podcast streaming sites for your listening convenience. Our guest today is Anne Day. Anne has spent half her career in the non-profit sector and the other half as a soci…
 
Have you ever thought about what life would be like if you had taken a different path? Who would you be, where would you be? Born in Wolverhampton, England, to Jamaican parents, Ralph has had to endure and thrive despite the many limitations and obstacles that life has provided. In this podcast, Ralph reflects on his journey as a young black man gr…
 
Amber has spent the last 4 years trying to heal and reconnect with herself. She now understands that she is not who she used to be and has opened herself up to embracing infinite possibilities. This has lead her on a journey of synchronicity, divine timing and expanding her own view of herself. She was diagnosed with bipolar, depression, and ADHD, …
 
Theresa is a tutor who works with parents and caregivers of young children to learn and build new skills with play experiences. She grew up physically challenged due to a birth defect and had to learn how to navigate the world the way able-bodied people do because that's who she was surrounded by. Join me in welcoming Theresa as she talks about adv…
 
Are you ready to face your fears? Theresa’s inspirational discussion about stepping into and speaking your fear is one that will leave you thinking for days. After working for 19 years for the same company, she left a world of financial security and started the business of her dreams. Watch and listen as she talks about the lasting effect of COVID …
 
Ali’s story of loss and resilience will inspire and make you think about the unique way we all maneuver life and cope with change. At only 32 years of age, Ali has experienced a level of loss that many of us would struggle to understand. After her husband’s tragic passing, followed by the sudden and unexpected deaths of both her Dad and Step-Mother…
 
Ben is a trans/non-binary person of colour living in Kitchener, ON. He plays elite level rugby, is a graduate student studying Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and works at a Peace Research Institute called Project Ploughshares. Ben: “My ‘coming out’ story is complex and multifaceted, which I think ultimately lends…
 
Join this great discussion as we dive deeper into the life of Jennifer Wallace. Jenn has been actively volunteering in the community since the age of 12 and chats with us about the benefits of giving back, an honest account of who is helping in the community and how YOU can help those in need. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informa…
 
Recently the National Center on Deaf-Blindness was asked by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to design a national certification system for interveners. As a part of this work, the team was challenged to design a digital portfolio that would capture applicants' "evidences" of knowledge and skills. Rather than starting from scratch, th…
 
What makes a good customer experience? What is 'delight' in the context of customer interaction? What does 'delight' mean for TRI and our projects? Gail, Kjerstin, Shelby, Jeff, and Eric attended the Delight Conference in October of 2014. In this podcast, they offer an overview of the conference and some specific examples of delight in web design, …
 
Robbin Bull of the NCDB project tells us why video captioning is important for more than just accessibility. She also provides training on various captioning styles and techniques. Robbin dispels the myth that video captioning must be an arduous and painstaking process by showing how to use the YouTube captioning tools.…
 
The due date for TRI promotion portfolios is right around the corner. Presenting your portfolio online instead of in print has many rewards but can also be challenging. In this presentation I discuss how to analyze your content for online presentation, which tools are useful for getting your content on the web quickly in a visually compelling way, …
 
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