Latest Episodes

S2 Ep01 When in Doubt, Choose Silver
May 12, 2021

Ive been asking people I know, and even some I dont, about their frustrations with learning new technologies. This episode unfolded in response to the answers I received, specifically one response.Matt Dowd is a super techie, a 25-year veteran of the I

Bonus: Musical Storytelling with Joey Salvalaggio
February 03, 2021

Join Janneke in conversation with Joey Salvalaggio, a professional musician, educator and storyteller. As Creative Director at BabuPress - - Joey creates meaningful educational experiences that engage audiences and performers. Joey talks ab

Hacking the Holidays
December 01, 2020

This year, celebrating the holidays feels very different. It’s the perfect time to be innovative. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s worth it. There are messy realities and challenges of going digital, and there are extraordinary silver linings. To make

Ep.08 Two Violins, a Viola and a Cello Go Digital
October 27, 2020

Rainey Weber and Laura Cividino of the Carya String Quartet in Houston, Texas join Janneke to talk about transforming how they engage with their audiences, and bring Houston to the world. Janneke announces Season 2: Learning in the Digital Age launching

Ep.07 Random Collisions, Digital Divide and Diving In
October 14, 2020

Head of Data and IT at Communitech, Eric Bencina, joins Janneke to talk about how his organization has adapted to the new realities of collaborating over distance and transforming how they deliver programs and support to their community. We discuss the im

Ep. 06 Virtual Programs, Nature Connection and Holding Hands
September 30, 2020

Creativity Facilitator and Founder of Blooming Caravan, Emma Rooney, joins Janneke to talk about using modern technologies to stay connected with seniors during the pandemic and Janneke announces an exciting event. We also talk about where family members

Ep.05 Camp-in-a-box, Virtual Campfires, Real Connections
September 15, 2020

Peresa Jensen, Director , Community and In-Hospital Programs and Kelley Scadding, Director, Overnight Programs (Rainbow Lake) of Camp Ooch and Camp Trillium join Janneke to talk about the realities of taking camp virtual. Camp Ooch and Camp Trillium, or O

Parrot Hats, Tubs of Toys, this is Tele-Intervention
August 20, 2020

Imagine, your job is to help developmentally delayed children learn. You work with them at their schools, their homes. And then suddenly you can't. The kids can't afford to stop learning, so Ilene Pastor didn't stop either. Join Janneke Ritchie for the in

Van Gogh, Disney and Teaching Art Online
July 21, 2020

We talk with David Griffin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Chair of Research Ethics Board, OCAD University, Toronto about the challenges of teaching artists and creators in an online format. We touch on the importance of content over technic

ABCs, Digital Housekeeping and Avocado Toast
July 07, 2020

Cam Couch, Chief Commercial Officer for Ethica, a Canadian tech start-up, joins me to talk about the challenges of leading a growing team, driving innovation and maintaining operational efficiency after going digital-only in response to Covid-19. We