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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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New Resource for Teaching Listening Comprehension: The Literacy Coach’s Toolkit

We are excited to share a free download to a new instructional toolkit. The toolkit contains sample strategy lessons focusing on two of the eight listening comprehension skills that are assessed via Listenwise quizzes (understanding vocabulary and identifying main idea).  These strategy lessons have been developed by Dr. Michael Opitz, co-author of Listen Hear! in…

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ISTE From the Eyes of Teacher Advocate, Sebastian Byers

Today’s guest post is written by one of our teacher advocates, Sebastian Byers, about his experience at ISTE. Sebastian is a science teacher at Union County Virtual in North Carolina. He is a North Carolina PBS Digital Innovator 2017 and Digital Innovator All-Star 2018-2020, a panelist for PBS Climate Conversations webinar series, featured in this PBS blog,…

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Lesson Ideas from Listenwise Advocates

We are excited to share favorite features and lesson ideas from a few of our Listenwise Advocates! These awesome educators are master teachers and Listenwise Advocates.  Read about their favorite Listenwise features and how they use Listenwise with their students. Learn more about this program and try out some of these ideas with your students. Katie Booth In…

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How to Use Listenwise to Improve Listening, Literacy, and Language Skills

Listenwise is a flexible resource and can be used to meet many different goals for your students. Listening advances oral language skills and literacy through a wide range of activities and we describe a few in this blog. Our next blog will have additional ideas about using Listenwise to enhance engagement and critical thinking about…

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How to Teach With Authentic Voices

What do we want our students to learn? Of course we want them to gain mastery in grade-level content and skills. We may also want them to acquire skills to manage their emotions, set goals, feel empathy, maintain good relationships and make good decisions. Integrating content learning with social and emotional learning is a process…

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Stories for Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries on April 22nd, but you can celebrate all month long in your classroom! We put together this collection of current events and lessons related to issues affecting the environment around the globe. Expand students’ knowledge of environmental issues and challenge them to become advocates for environmental protection. Check out…

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How Do Teachers Use Listenwise?

This is a question we get a lot. “How can I use Listenwise in my classroom?” Well, here are some real stories that show how ELL, social studies, and ELA teachers incorporate Listenwise into their teaching pedagogy. Try out these ideas for incorporating listening with your students! Here are a few ideas from our Listenwise…

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Vocabulary Learning with Listenwise

How did you learn vocabulary when you were in school? You may remember long lists of complicated words and hours spent memorizing obscure definitions. As adults, you may now understand language as living, growing, and ongoing rather than something with definite meanings and boundaries. We want students to have as many experiences as possible to…

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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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Listen to secondary school teachers explain their views on bringing current issues into the classroom and then debate: Should teachers address current events? http://ow.ly/QSzE50BBi5I
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Don't forget about our podcast - easily accessible educational content if you need to download to use during spotty or no wifi access during your remote learning - find on apple, spotify, or libsyn-
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For #NationalVoterRegistrationDay listen to our current event today to listen to hear a high school senior explain why she encourages her classmates to vote, and learn why a professor believes civics education needs to change. #voteready
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Our newly curated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Podcast Collection features audio stories that can help teachers support students in transitioning to a new and different school year.
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We are excited to expand on our elementary collection for this school year (great for remote & hybrid learning environments)! Our elementary podcasts offer intrigue, humor, and great opportunities to learn academic vocabulary in context.
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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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