Covid-19 has challenged L.A. Unified teachers to rethink, retool, and reapproach their teaching through a distance learning environment to meet the instructional and social emotional needs of their students. In this podcast, the Division of Instruction Secondary Literacy Team is talking with teachers to learn how they are rising to and embracing this challenge. Join the team as they learn how teachers have "gone virtual."
Note: Unfortunately, the podcast will not play on iPhones at this time. The podcast does play on all other computer devices, including iPads and Macs.
on 5/4/2020 Length: 10:05
In this first episode, Robert Elsinger, teacher at Nightingale Middle School, shares his experiences utilizing Newsela before and during the covid-19 shelter in place.
on 5/18/2020 Length: 23.47
Hazel Kight, Venice High School English Language Arts teacher and poetry coach, discusses with the Secondary Literacy team how she transitioned to virtual poetry coaching to prepare the Venice HS poetry team for the Get Lit-Words Ignite Classic Slam 2020: the largest virtual poetry event (usually a live event). FYI: The team placed 3rd in the finals competition! A poet from the Venice team was the highest scoring poet in the event and won the People's Choice Award!
Learn more about the Classic Slam and the award-winning Venice team poet in this KCRW Greater LA interview
on 5/26/2020 Length:
Who is Mars Patel? The DOI Secondary Literacy team discusses this radio drama podcast. Listen with no fear of spoilers!