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Your 2020 Listenwise Premium Back-to-School Checklist

While COVID-19 and the transition to remote & hybrid learning has been overwhelming for many, Listenwise has been busy making updates and creating resources to help you teach listening regardless of your students’ learning environment. Here’s a checklist to help you get ready to use Listenwise Premium with students in the new school year:  Delete…

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Teaching about Race & Racism this Fall Using Audio Stories

In early June, we wrote a blog post in response to George Floyd’s death and police violence towards Black Americans (ie: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, etc). As we head towards a new school year, we want to support educators in creating intentional spaces for students and community members to engage more…

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In Remote or Hybrid Learning, Linking Listening and Reading Is Key

Every summer teachers fear “summer learning loss,” but at no time in history has there been more reason to worry about the prospect of the typical loss on top of what is being called the “COVID slide.”  The concerns around reading are troubling.  A reading forecast by The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization,…

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Summer Listening 2020

With this year’s school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the typical “summer slide” is likely to be more drastic than usual. Our blog post on fighting summer learning loss, notes that providing engaging summer learning resources to support ongoing literacy skill development among low-income students can be especially helpful. This year, the gaps are…

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New Product Updates! Assignment Management Features for Remote Learning

Suddenly switching over to remote learning was hard. And while there’s no sign of remote learning going away, there are definitely ways we can make it easier!  As teachers moved into remote instruction, they became more dependent on using Listenwise platform features for managing assignments and had some great ideas for improvements. So we’ve made…

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Teaching Juneteenth

We continue as a company to reflect on how we can better support educators in teaching about social justice in their classrooms and including diverse perspectives all year long. For Listenwise stories that are relevant to the black experience in America, check out our blog posts on “Teaching about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,…

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Pride Month -Stories of Queer History

June is Pride Month, which is held each year to honor the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, an event that kicked off the movement for gay rights in the United States. Pride Month was celebrated nationally for the first time in 1999 under President Bill Clinton. It is a time to celebrate the contributions…

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Student Reflections on the Pandemic – Sparked by Listenwise Podcasts

There’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic has changed all our lives and has affected students in many ways. As schools around the country have closed and students have been homebound and learning remotely in recent months, everyone has faced enormous shifts in their routines and social lives. Sometimes, however, we may not fully understand…

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Download the Listenwise News Bites Podcast

We are always looking for more ways to share the great podcasts we feature every day in our Current Events collection at Listenwise. Recently, with the closure of schools, we realized it’s more important than ever to give students a variety of ways to connect with these stories. How could we make it easier and…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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[Watch our webinar recording] Erin Reaves, ELD instructional coach, share what’s working with her emergent bilinguals in synchronous and asynchronous #remotelearning lessons. #caedchat
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Weird News stories are 30-second podcasts that are funny, unexpected, and engaging for kids. Listen to stories like the mac n' cheese fiasco, space chess, or the world's oldest gamer. These short audio stories are especially well suited for quick vocabulary-building activities with a fun spin. https://cutt.ly/WeirdNews
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Join Mike Messner's #FallCUE2020 session, this Monday Oct 26 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST - "Lexile Leveled Podcasts for Teaching Real World Topics" http://ow.ly/LjaK50BZRz6
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The upcoming election offers an excellent opportunity to integrate civics lessons into the curriculum and develop students’ understanding of how our democracy operates. Find resources on our blog:
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Today witches are a popular Halloween costume. But in the 16th and 17th centuries, many women were accused of witchcraft, which was a capital offense. A great podcast to listen with your Ss around Halloween -
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RSVP for our upcoming virtual "Teacher Talk" conversations. These 30-minute conversations will explore EL educators experiences in remote learning & best practices. http://ow.ly/Ut2F50BTHkT

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