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Teachers Teaching Teachers #152 - 05.20.09 - Girls Rule (Part 1 of 2): Gator Radio Network


55:10 minutes (17.16 MB)

This is the first of two shows we've done recently that featured young high school women. On this podcast, we feature the students who have been doing a webcast, Gator Radio Network. TTT#153 features three glib teenage feminists who have begun to make their voices be heard on a group blog, "Womens Glib."

Occasionally I (Paul Allison) blink back a tear and remember the work we used to do with Lee Baber. Recently, I listened to these podcasts from two years ago:

Our SpaceCasts were filled with wild moments in search of meaning, but they were about connection and knowing other young people living in different places. This work supplemented our other work with blogs and wikis, images and text… with a warmth and humanness that I miss.

How can we re-start webcasting with students?

Matt Montagne has been working this school year with his students on the Gator Radio Experience


Broadcasting live on the Castilleja Gator Radio Network! Broadcast dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Matt has invited a couple of his students from the Castilleja School involved with this this broadcasting project to join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers this week.

Paul invited a couple of his students from the East-West School of International Studies and who publish on Youth Voices to meet Matt’s broadcasters.

Come learn with us!!

If you’ve ever did webcasting or podcasting with your students (or with Lee)… please join us. Tell us your stories of success and struggle with this medium. What makes it happen? Why does it fade? How do we get it back?

Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #130 - One of the most moving experiences of my life - 11.19.08


41:01 minutes (12.95 MB)

On November 4th, Katie, a senior at the Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and her mother "coincidentally" found themselves in Chicago.

Yes, Chicago. I was there (coincidentally) on election day - November 4, 2008. This wasn't just any election in any city, though. This was THE election in THE city. It was the election that will forever make history. Obama was elected the first African-American president of the United States and I was there at Grant Park where he gave his acceptance speech. It was truly one of the most moving experiences of my life.

YES WE CAN: my experience in Grant Park on election day

When Katie got home she posted her reflections on this event on Youth Voices, a social network for students that her teacher, Chris Sloan helps to maintain. The joy in Katie's writing and in her image that she inserted with her text captured that important moment for the hundreds of other students who post their work on Youth Voices.

"I saw so many people whose faces expressed a relief that some glimmer of hope had finally come that, in fact, a black man could conquer a still very racist nation." Katie wrote in her post. "At that moment in time, our country seemed to get a little bit more accepting, and this was making people uncontrollably happy."

A Latina from Flushing, New York didn't share Katie's enthusiasm. In fact, for Dominique, an 11th grader at the East-West School for International Studies, something in what Katie had written brought to a head something that had been bothering her about the way people were
talking about Obama:

Another sentence that I found wrong and stirred up some anger is "a black man could conquer a still very racist country."  It's honestly comical. If this was " a still very racist  country " then trust me Obama would have not become President. Let me give you some valuable insight. Without the support of the Hispanic population and Caucasian population, there would be no (according to you) "First African-American President ". You believe this country is racist, but you don't realize that this country is racist because of people who exploit a certain race and make it seem that they on top of everyone else.

Incomplete

On the weekend after Dominique's comment, Chris Sloan contacted Dominique's teacher, Paul Allison, and Chris and Paul decided that it might be interesting to invite Katie and Dominique, along with another student, Farisa, to get together on Teachers Teaching Teachers to talk things over.

That's where this show begins.

In addition the students were joined by Elizabeth Berryman, Director of the PBS Teacher Center in Virginia. Elizabeth provided some follow up to a project that Susan Ettenheim's students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City participated in. We had talked with Elizbeth in an earlier show about the Video the Vote,a partnership between PBS and YouTube. On this show Elizabeth and Susan talk about how students and teachers took to this project, and Elizabeth begins to decribe the next project in which students will be invited to video the human impact of the economic crisis that we face.

Enjoy! And consider sharing this one with your students.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #126 - Halloween, Screamo/Emo, and the Day of the Dead 10.22.08


36:50 minutes (8.42 MB)

Find out what happens when you bring together two Spanish Language teachers from the USA, an Emo student, and an English Language teacher from Mexico. On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, Susan Ettenheim and Paul Allison invited three new teachers and a student to join them to think about how to connect accross and through cultures and language.

Joining us on this show:

  • Christian, a 10th grader at East West School of International Studies, Flushing, NYC, USA
  • Señorita Leslie Davison, Tercer grado de una primaria en Colorado, USA
  • Marcy Webb, 8th grade Spanish teacher at the Watkinson School, Hartford, CT, USA
  • Angeles B, an English as a Foreigh Language teacher on an island off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico
  • Bill Oneal, an English Teacher from Trenton Central High School, West, Trenton, NJ, USA

Click Read more
Learn more about the Spanish Language and the Screamo/Emo Groups on Youth Voices
Read the log from the chat that was occuring during the show below as well.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #125 - What if you ask the students what they think? 10.15.08


59:02 minutes (13.5 MB)

Three amazing young women joined us on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers:

  • Farisa, 10th Grader at East-West School of International Studies, Flushing, NY, NY
  • Hannah, 11th Grader at Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lindsea, 12th Grader at Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Paul Allison, Alice Barr, and Gail Desler stayed out of the way as much as possible. We asked the students to help us keep on track with the mission of Youth Voices: to be "a space where teachers nurture student-to-student conversations, collaborations, and civic actions." We seek to sustain student-sponsored work on our new site.

Click Read more, below, to see the chat transcript.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #76 - Coming and Going from Georgia, California, New York, Utah, Virginia...


60:55 minutes (13.94 MB)

Join our virtual staff room as we check in with a couple of 9th graders from Virginia--Victoria and Zack--along with teachers from these schools:

  • East Bronx Academy for the Future, New York City - Paul Allison
  • J. Frank Hilliard Middle School, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia - Lee Baber
  • High School at UCLA, California - Lynne Culp
  • Westwood Schools, Camilla, Georgia - Vicki Davis
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School, New York City - Susan Ettenheim
  • Florin High School, Sacramento, California - Bob LeVin
  • Judge Memorial High School, Salt Lake City, Utah - Chris Sloan

 

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