Aug. 10, 2020

Smart Start with Jon Corippo

Smart Start with Jon Corippo

In this episode, Jon Corippo, co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide and the Chief Learning Officer at CUE, shares his thoughts on how to roll out a successful remote learning strategy to start the 2020-21 school year that includes a positive attitude, a balance between synchronous and asynchronous instruction and creating lesson plans that will capture the attention and imagination of at-home students. Corippo also reflects on his new partnership with Dr. Sonny Magana, author of The T3 Framework for Innovation, which combined with Eduprotocols, provides a powerful one-two punch for educators looking for innovative ideas in the classroom. Finally, Corippo talks about his return to the classroom after a seven-year hiatus and why his new "Smart Start" resources on the EduProtocols website are the perfect free tools to capture the essence of remote learning. Twitter: @jcorippo. Websites:;

Meet Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo describes himself as a “formerly disgruntled student.” He made it almost all the way through school at a 2.9 GPA. His final three semesters in Advertising changed everything, though: Advertising classes were project based. Jon’s grades shot to nearly 4.0. Also while at Fresno State, Jon served as a graduate assistant football coach, learning about leadership and teaching at the feet of Jim Sweeney. Jon graduated college with no intention of teaching.

After about 7 years in non-educational jobs, Jon’s amazing wife persuaded him to try his hand in education: he was hooked after just two days as a long-term sub on an emergency credential.

About 20 years later, Jon had served a decade at the K-8 level, opened a 1-1, PBL, Google-based high school, served in two county offices, including as an Assistant Superintendent and It Director. Jon has been recognized a County Teacher of the Year, a 20 to Watch Educator by the NSBA, and was a finalist in the EdTech Digest Awards. Jon also holds the Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator badges.

Jon is very proud of his work with CUE, where he currently serves as the Chief Learning Officer. His work with CUE includes creating the CUE Rock Star concept of Professional Development, with a focus on hands-on learning and getting teachers connected via social media. Cue Rock Star Camps now include Admin, TOSA, Teacher and Specialized Editions for core areas. Jon has lead the development of the very successful CUE Launch program, and the well received CUE BOLD Symposium. Under Jon’s leadership, CUE professional learning has trained over 50,000 educators.

Jon lives in Coarsegold, California, near Yosemite, with his wife (a very successful educator), three children and a random number of free-range chickens. (

About Dr. Greg Goins

As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website:

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