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Listenwise News Bites is a current events podcast for young listeners featuring fun, interesting, relevant news stories that keep kids engaged, informed, and entertained. Veteran public radio journalist Monica Brady-Myerov poses thought-provoking questions following each news story that listeners can ponder or discuss with family members, teachers, or classmates. News Bites is produced by Listenwise, an award-winning learning platform using podcasts to improve students’ listening and literac ...
 
This is Talk Sup – a podcast that listens to superintendents. We connect superintendents to their communities by listening to their priorities, challenges, and what motivates them personally. Hosted by Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder of Listenwise, an award-winning listening skills company for middle and high schools. Get a free 30-day trial at Listenwise.com.
 
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This week we look at how a COVID-19 superspreading event seems to have created a cluster of COVID cases at the White House, including President Trump and the First Lady. Also board games are surging in popularity as people have more time at home. For student reflection: What can you do to stay healthy and keep those around you safe?…
 
This week we look back on the 57th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington at a time when marches for racial justice are demanding change. We learn about zoos reopening from the pandemic and 11-year-old Gui Khury who became the first skateboarder to land a 1080-degree spin during quarentine. For student reflection: Do you think public m…
 
This week we hear about how masks can protect you and others in this pandemic. Also, we revisit the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC. As Confederate statues and other symbols of racism are being dismantled around the country, some people are calling for this statue’s removal, too. For student reflection: Do you think learning that masks prot…
 
This week's news showcases Mississippi's flag, the last state flag with the Confederate emblem, which is now being removed. And some NBA teams are stepping up to help with voting during the pandemic. For student reflection: What can be done to make voting accessible, especially during a pandemic?
 
This week news is about how systemic racism is driving thousands of people across the country to protest for change. Also, the lock down during the pandemic has meant fewer cars on the road, which means it's safer for bikes, especially women on bikes in Pakistan. For student reflection: What do you think can be done to create positive change where …
 
This weeks news focuses on protests happening in cities around the country following the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody. And we hear from a grocery store cashier who is on the front lines of the pandemic. For student reflection: What can you do to protect essential workers? For more current events go to Listenwise.com…
 
This week's episode looks at how school leaders are looking for alternatives to traditional, in-person high school graduations. And dogs and their incredible sense of smell are being trained to detect COVID-19. For student reflection: What other ways do you think dogs might be trained to help humans? For more current events go to Listenwise.com…
 
This week's episode looks at why farmers are throwing away food during the pandemic. And we hear how students in one community are helping their elderly neighbors. Also in Florida, cold weather means falling iguanas. For student reflection: What can you do to help people during the coronavirus pandemic? Listen to more current events at: listenwise.…
 
In this week's news we'll explore how contact tracing works. And a new toilet paper company in Maine stepped up production just as the coronavirus crisis hit. And do you miss your school building? One student did so he recreated it on Minecraft. For student reflection: What other skills, other than being a good listener, do you think are important …
 
In this week's news we'll explore what going to school might look like in the fall. And will you be shaking hands once social distancing ends? A look at the history of the handshake and why it may become "history". Also, a lonely dog radio show. For student reflection: When school starts again in the fall what are some ways you think schools can ke…
 
This week in the news we look at how shortages of protective gear for health care workers is putting them in danger. And we visit some animals at the zoo, who are lonely without visitors. And you will learn what alligators can teach us about social distancing. For student reflection: reflect on what zoo animal you'd want to take care of and why. Fo…
 
Are you a teacher with students who have limited access to wifi or laptops? Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids engaged in high quality, fun learning? The Listenwise News Bites podcast combines NPR news stories selected for young listeners with instructional activities. Listen on wifi, or download for an easy, offline way to engage young…
 
Dr. Angelica M. Ramsey has served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Pleasant Valley School District since July 2016. Under her leadership, PVSD created and published a three-year strategic plan entitled Vision 2020: Excellence for All. The plan outlined newly formulated goals, articulated commitments aligned to LCAP priorities, and identifie…
 
Dr. Katie McNamara has served as the Superintendent of the South Bay Union School District since July 2013. Prior to her appointment, Dr. McNamara served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services in the Solana Beach School District and as a Principal in the Del Mar Union School District. She began her teaching career in 1986 in the …
 
Denise Coleman has served as the Superintendent of Union School District in San Jose since 2015. The district runs six elementary schools and two middle schools and serves 5,900 students in San Jose and Los Gatos. Prior, she worked for 24 years in the neighboring Moreland School District, where she was assistant superintendent of educational servic…
 
Dr. Barbara Nemko was reelected in June, 2018 for her sixth term as Napa County Superintendent of Schools. Barbara is passionate about helping teachers and administrators to implement digital resources to close the achievement gap, and has spearheaded a very successful countywide program that put iPads in the hands of preschool English learners. Th…
 
Jerry Almendarez is superintendent of the Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, the same district where he grew up. He graduated high school and began his career in education as a math teacher before moving on to other positions including high school principal and assistant superintendent of Human Resources before becoming …
 
During his 35-year career in education, Dr. Martinrex Kedziora has worked for a number of school districts in a variety of roles: He served as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, vice principal, principal, special-education coordinator, and director of professional development and middle-grades curriculum and instruction. He serv…
 
Dr. Winfred Roberson is the Superintendent of Glendale USD in California, where he oversees 33 schools and more than 25,000 students. Nine GUSD schools have earned the U.S. Office of Education’s highest designation, the National Blue Ribbon. Additionally, 26 GUSD schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and 17 of the distric…
 
David has worked in education for 16 years. He began his career as a network technician at the Orange County Department of Education and soon moved on to become the Director of Technology at a mid-sized elementary school district. In 2012, David began work as a Chief Business Official and in 2018, after four years with the La Mesa-Spring Valley Sch…
 
Dr. Judy D. White serves as the 12th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools. Previously, she has worked as a classified educator, teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent in San Bernardino City Unified School District and Superintendent of Moreno Valley Unified School District. The community calls her a “history maker…
 
Dr. Jeff Harding has served as Superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos School District since July 1, 2015. Previously, he was the Superintendent for the Healdsburg Unified School District for 7 years. He began his career teaching environmental education and mathematics. He later served as Assistant Principal at Drake High School in Marin Coun…
 
Mr. Terrence Davis became the new Superintendent of the Beaumont Unified School District on July 9, 2016. Superintendent Davis joined the Beaumont Unified School District in 2012 as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. He served as Director of Human Resources for the Temecula Valley School District and also was Director of Special Educa…
 
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