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Episode 31: Bringing STEM Education into the Classroom and Making Music Education Relevant

Feb 20, 2024

This episode is a two-parter. The first half of the conversation features Angel Beamer, who serves as the National Program…

Episode 30: Meet the Winners of the 2023 Young Innovators Accelerator Pitch Competition

Feb 07, 2024

This episode features Rossmary and Bethzy Mejia, high school and college aged sisters that recently participated in the Young Innovators…

Episode 29: Understanding Wildlife Conservation and the Importance of Early Math Interventions

Jan 24, 2024

This episode is a two-parter. The first half of the conversation features Beth Pratt, who serves as the California Regional…

Episode 28: South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center with Thai Buckman

Jan 23, 2024

Thai Buckman, who is the program coordinator at Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center’s South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center,…

Episode 27: LA84 Foundation Part II with Jason Morgan

May 09, 2023

This episode is part II of the LA84 Foundation and College Football Playoffs – Champions Educate Here. In part I,…

Episode 26: LA84 Foundation with Renata Simril

Apr 12, 2023

Renata Simril is the President and CEO of the LA84 Foundation, the youth serving organization committed to transforming the lives…

Episode 25: Chemistry – Challenges and Solutions

Mar 09, 2023

Today, we have a special episode, Explore Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions – a video course designed to learn general chemistry…

Episode 24: Social Media Literary with Rob Greenfield

Mar 08, 2023

Robert “Rob” Greenfield is a history and social science teacher and the digital literacy coordinator at Newton North High School…

Episode 23: Californians for All with Tania Salinas

Feb 21, 2023

This episode is Part 2 of Californians for All. In Part One, or Episode 20, The Annenberg Learner Podcast interviewed…

Episode 22: Games for Change with Luis Saltos

Feb 08, 2023

 Luis Saltos is a computer science teacher at Daniel Carter Beard Junior High School 189. He has been teaching for…

Episode 21: Teen Talk App with Franny Reynolds

Jan 24, 2023

Franny Reynolds is a Teen Advisor for Teen Talk App. Teen Talk App provides a free, anonymous, safe space for…

Episode 20: Californians for All with Josh Fryday

Jan 10, 2023

Josh Fryday serves as California’s Chief Service Officer within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom to lead service, volunteer, and…

Episode 19: 2022 Superintendent of the Year with Dr. Vivian Ekchian

Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Vivian Ekchian was named the 2022 Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year. Vivian Ekchian is a lifelong educator,…

Episode 18: 2022 Teacher of the Year with Michelle Stradford

Nov 29, 2022

This episode is part of a Teacher of the Year series where we interview innovative teachers in the field. The…

Episode 17: 2022 Teacher of the Year with William Morejón

Nov 08, 2022

This episode is part of a Teacher of the Year series where we interview innovative teachers in the field. The…

Episode 16: Neuroscience & the Classroom – Making Connections

Oct 24, 2022

Today, we have a special episode, an excerpt from Annenberg Learner series, Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections – a…

Episode 15: Florida Principal of the Year, Adam Lane

Oct 09, 2022

Adam Lane is a principal at Haines City Senior High School in Polk County District, Florida. Adam Lane has worked…

Episode 14: LabXchange with Marty Samuels

Sep 26, 2022

An update from our podcast guest, Martin Samuels. He has recently accepted a position at Brandeis University serving as Program…

Episode 13: Discovery Education with Matthew Woods, DEN Star

Sep 15, 2022

Matthew Woods is a K- 12 educator in Virginia. His professional experience includes being a high school history teacher, building…

Episode 12: Statistics In Schools with Victoria Glasier & Jessica Palmer  

Aug 31, 2022

Victoria Glasier, Chief of Statistics in Schools, and Jessica Palmer, Management and Program Analyst with Statistics in Schools (SIS) bring…

Episode 11: Reading Partners with CEO Adeola Whitney

Jul 25, 2022

Adeola “Ola” Whitney brings over 20 years of educational leadership experience to the CEO role of Reading Partners. Before being…

Episode 10: Griffin Education with Tim Griffin

Jul 07, 2022

After mostly paying his way through college and graduate school as a performing musician, Tim Griffin brought music to work…

Episode 9: When Schools Work with Bruce Fuller

Jun 29, 2022

Bruce Fuller, is a professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He recently released When…

Episode 8: Best Buy Teen Tech Centers with Chheav Em

Jun 14, 2022

Growing up in the Echo Park community of Los Angeles to Cambodian immigrant parents, Chheav knows too well the adversity…

Episode 7: Communities In Schools Los Angeles with Elmer Roldan

May 31, 2022

Elmer Roldan is Executive Director of Communities in Schools Los Angeles (CISLA). Roldan is responsible for overseeing implementation of CISLA’s…

Episode 6: Haydee Rodriguez – CA State Board of Education Member  

Mar 31, 2022

Haydee Rodriguez is a National Board-Certified teacher, and bilingual and bicultural high school teacher who received her Bachelor’s in History…

Episode 5: Rafael Cruz, LA County Teacher of the Year 2021-22

Mar 18, 2022

Rafael Cruz is a Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher at Hollenbeck Middle School and 2021-2022 Los Angeles County Teacher…

Episode 4: Out of School Learning with Benjamin Dickow  

Mar 01, 2022

In 2020, over 30 STEM organizations came together to provide collaborative learning opportunities for Los Angeles students. As a result,…

Episode 3: High-Impact Tutoring with Susanna Loeb

Feb 15, 2022

Susanna Loeb is Director of the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, where she is also Professor of Education and Professor…

Episode 2: Step Up Tutoring with Daniel Halper

Jan 25, 2022

Step Up Tutoring is a non-profit organization formed during the pandemic to deliver free, online tutoring. Since inception, Step Up…

Episode 1: Two Bit Circus with Dr. Leah Hanes

Jan 12, 2022

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…