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The Annenberg Learner Podcast
The Annenberg Learner Podcast aims to elevate the education profession through conversations that inspire, recognize, and encourage innovation and best practices in the field.
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Episode 18: 2022 Teacher of the Year with Michelle Stradford
The Annenberg Learner Podcast welcomes Michelle Stradford, the 2022 Teacher of the Year recipient, on today’s episode! Stradford is a fifth-grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Beverly Hills Unified School District.
Nov 9, 2022
Episode 17: 2022 Teacher of the Year with William Morejon
The Annenberg Learner Podcast welcomes William Morejón, the 2022 Teachers of the Year recipient, on today’s episode! Morejón is a high school math teacher and chair of the mathematics department at Hawthorne High School.
Oct 26, 2022
Episode 16: Neuroscience & the Classroom - Making Connections
Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections - a video course designed to familiarize K-12 educators with current neuroscience research that could be used in the classroom.
Oct 12, 2022
Episode 15: Florida Principal of the Year, Adam Lane
Adam Lane is a principal at Haines City Senior High School in Polk County District, Florida. Adam Lane has worked in K-12 public education since 1995, ranging from high, middle, and elementary schools. During that time, Lane also held various positions as a teacher, department head, athletic coach, athletic trainer, assistant principal, and principal.
Sep 28, 2022
Episode 14: LabXchange with Marty Samuels
LabXchange is a digital tool with interactive, high-quality science materials widely and freely available. LabXchange resources invite learners to see themselves as scientists and make science fun, inspiring, and accessible, with the ultimate goal of making science more inclusive and diverse.
Sep 14, 2022
Episode 13: Discovery Education with Matthew Woods, DEN Star
Matthew Woods is the author of the children's book series I Wanna Be, host of the K-12 podcast, Leading Out the Woods, and creator of a recently released online professional development course called Leading Out the Woods: Building Relationship in collaboration with School Rubric. Matthew Woods is a Discovery Education DEN Star educator, which means he was selected and is recognized for his deep knowledge of the platform and Discovery Education digital offerings.
Aug 31, 2022
Episode 12: Statistics In Schools with Victoria Glasier & Jessica Palmer
Statistics in Schools (SIS) brings school subjects to life using real-world U.S. Census Bureau statistics to create materials for K-12 students. The SIS site includes engaging resources and activities in Social Studies, Math, English, Geography, Sociology, and more. Statistics In Schools is designed by teachers for teachers, and the resources are easily customized and completely free.
Jul 27, 2022
Episode 11: Reading Partners with CEO Adeola Whitney
Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that provides students with proven, individualized reading support needed to read at grade level by 4th grade. CEO Adeola Whitney discusses the importance of reading and how the pandemic widened the gap for students in under-resourced communities.
Jul 13, 2022
Episode 10: Griffin Education with Tim Griffin
Tim Griffin brought music to work with him as an elementary teacher at Title I schools in Los Angeles. Following the model of educational music programs such as Schoolhouse Rock, Tim wrote songs to help his students remember key ideas and vocabulary from lessons in science, math, and other subjects. In 2012, Tim gave up his tenure to start a nonprofit called Griffin Education or GriffinEd for the creation and sharing of educational music as a tool for learning STEM and other academic topics.
Jun 29, 2022
Episode 9: When Schools Work with Bruce Fuller
Bruce Fuller is a professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He recently released When Schools Work, a book that looks at why student achievement climbed in Los Angeles between 2002-2019, and how a variety of reforms across the city were initiated by local civic activists.
Jun 15, 2022
Episode 8: Best Buy Teen Tech Centers with Chheav Em
Chheav Em joined the Best Buy Social Impact team. Now as Best Buy Los Angeles Community Impact Hub Manager, Chheav thrives to cultivate the relationships needed in Los Angeles County to develop tangible pathways into the creative economy for young people in disinvested communities.he majority of the 20 years Chheav has committed to youth work were spent at Bresee Foundation where she provided over half a million dollars in scholarships, established a robust college access retention program, expanded the workforce development programs available to young people, and supported the build out of Los Angeles’ first Best Buy Teen Tech Center.
Jun 1, 2022
Episode 7: Communities In Schools with Elmer Roldan
Elmer Roldan is Executive Director of Communities in Schools Los Angeles (CISLA). Roldan is responsible for overseeing implementation of CISLA’s strategic direction and annual goals, collaborating with CIS national and CISLA board to ensure CISLA’s success, raising the annual operating budget, managing organization-wide budget, finances, and external relationships and partnerships. Mr. Roldan most recently served as Director of Civic Engagement in the Office of the Superintendent at LAUSD and brings experience from United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where he served as an Education Program Officer before being promoted to Director of Education, Programs, and Policy.
Apr 4, 2022
Episode 6: Haydee Rodriguez – CA State Board of Education Member
Haydee Rodriguez is a National Board-Certified teacher, and bilingual and bicultural high school teacher who received her Bachelor's in History from San Diego State University and earned a graduate degree in Education from Stanford University. As a graduate student at Stanford, she participated in the founding of East Palo Alto High School, an urban college prep student-centered, teacher-led school. In 2014, Rodriguez was appointed by Governor Brown to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she chaired the Educator Preparation Committee and served as a liaison to the Committee on Accreditation. She also served on the national board for professional teaching standards from 2009 until 2017. Haydee received various awards and fellowships and in 2016 she was named Stanford GSE Alumni of Excellence. She was also named Woman of the Year by assembly member, Eduardo Garcia and State Senator Ben Hueso for her commitment to equity access and social justice in education.
Mar 21, 2022
Episode 5: Rafael Cruz, LA County Teacher of the Year 2021-22
Rafael Cruz is a Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher at Hollenbeck Middle School and 2021-2022 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year. Rafael has over 16 years of teaching experience and currently teaches STEM courses.
Mar 1, 2022
Episode 4: Out of School Learning with Benjamin Dickow
In 2020, a group of over 30 STEM organizations came together to provide coordinated learning opportunities for Los Angeles students. Over 80,000 and counting K-8 students have participated in live, online and in-person programs that engage students in STEM learning opportunities. We're honored to welcome Ben Dickow, the President and Executive Director of Columbia Memorial Space Center and Leader of Expand LA. Ben led the strategic vision, operations, and sustainability plan of the nonprofit space museum and hands-on STEM learning center to ignite a community of creative and critical thinkers.
Feb 15, 2022
Episode 3: High-Impact Tutoring with Susanna Loeb
Susanna Loeb is Director of the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, where she is also Professor of Education and Professor of International and Public Affairs. Her work has addressed issues of educator career choices, and professional development of school finance and governance, and of early childhood systems. She is the founder and acting Executive Director of the National Student Support Accelerator. Before moving to Brown, Susanna was the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University. She was the founding Director of the Center for Education Policy at Stanford and Co-Director of Policy Analysis for California Education.
Jan 19, 2022
Episode 2: Step Up Tutoring with Daniel Halper
Step Up Tutoring is a non-profit organization formed during the pandemic to deliver free, online tutoring. Since inception, Step Up Tutoring has served over 800 students and received over 3,000 tutor volunteer applications. Step Up Tutoring’s mission is to innovate and scale free online tutoring for families who cannot afford private tutoring, while providing mentorship and emotional support for students.
Jan 5, 2022
Episode 1: Two Bit Circus with Dr. Leah Hanes
In March 2020, Annenberg Learner partnered with Two Bit Circus to provide FREE STEAM-based online projects for K-12 students. The Annenberg Learner site contains over 150 hands-on science, arts, and tech projects designed for educators, parents, and children across the country and around the world. Two Bit Circus Foundation serves children in all economic situations by creating learning experiences to inspire entrepreneurship, encourage young inventors, and instill environmental stewardship.