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Applying the CASEL Framework with Podcasts to Teach SEL Skills

How can podcasts teach SEL skills? Can podcasts provide opportunities for teachers to integrate the CASEL framework in their classroom? Absolutely, according to California social studies teacher Dr. Scott Petri.  In 2021, we hosted a webinar with Dr. Petri where he shared practical teaching strategies for using podcasts to teach SEL skills to students. Did…

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Listenwise Podcasts Address TEKS/TELPAS Standards

Texas educators: did you know that Listenwise podcasts can help teachers and students address reading and writing standards on the TEKS? Many educators overlook that the seven strands of essential knowledge and skills for ELA-R incorporate the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). In this blog post, we will share how Listenwise…

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3 Ways To Use Listenwise for Remote Learning

Listenwise is an online platform that supports remote learning with easy-to-use lessons and quizzes. The platform includes a curated collection of more than 2000 lessons featuring brief nonfiction audio stories for students in grades 2-12, sourced from public radio and other producers of high quality educational audio content. The platform is designed for flexible use…

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CAASPP/SBAC Listening Practice: NPR Podcast Lessons for State Assessment Prep

Are you seeking to improve your listening scores on the SBAC, CAASPP, ELPAC, ILEARN, English I and II assessments, TELPAS, WIDA, or other standardized tests?  ELA and ESL state assessments focus on listening skills in at least 22 states and counting. We know that test preparation can be stressful for teachers and students alike, and…

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Listenwise Educators: Practice with Listening Comprehension Skills

Did you know that twenty-two states now assess listening on their annual English Language Arts assessment? Notably, in Indiana, listening skills are now being tested on ILEARN, and this spring, listening is being tested as part of the English I and II assessments in Missouri. In Texas, the English Learner assessment, the TELPAS, is now bringing…

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Comparing CAASPP and ELPAC Listening Assessments

The blog was published in March 2018 and updated in November 2019. This blog is meant to be a helpful resource for California educators whose students are tested on their listening skills through the English learner assessment called the ELPAC and within the ELA portion of CAASPP.  See below how the ELPAC compares with the…

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How to Use Listenwise to Develop Content Knowledge and 21st Century Skills

Listenwise is a flexible resource and can be used to meet many different goals for your students. Podcast lessons enhance student engagement, content knowledge, and build on skills such as media literacy and empathy. We describe ways to approach this with a few activities in this blog. Our previous blog highlighted how to enhance language…

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Data Shows Practicing Listening Works!

Listening Comprehension Data from 2 Schools Using Listenwise We get asked all the time, “Have you seen that practicing listening with students improves test scores?” The short answer is yes and we have some evidence from the data generated by our Listenwise Quiz to prove it. We know from cognitive research that increased listening practice…

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Listenwise Assessments Align with CCSS and SBAC Claim #3 Evidence

How did we decide which listening comprehension skills to assess in our quizzes? We identified key comprehension skills included in research-based reading assessments, given the correlation between listening comprehension and reading comprehension.Speaking and Listening is now an anchor standard in the Common Core ELA standards, and the Smarter Balanced consortium has already included listening questions…

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