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A vignette of educators, researchers, and student leaders around the world working to make a difference. Each episode will cover the innovative activities that are making a difference in the world.

Music by Liam Kilby
Cover art by Dave Cardona http://5toolmedia.com

Kōrero EAG - Start Local, Go Global Malia M. Hoffmann, Ed.D. & Alfred Y. Ramirez, Ph.D.

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A vignette of educators, researchers, and student leaders around the world working to make a difference. Each episode will cover the innovative activities that are making a difference in the world.

Music by Liam Kilby
Cover art by Dave Cardona http://5toolmedia.com

    Kōrero EAG, S3, E4 - Laura "TheDiveMeme"

    Kōrero EAG, S3, E4 - Laura "TheDiveMeme"

    Her real name is Laura, but she's better known as @thedivememe on social media. Since always, she has been fascinated by the underwater world. Already as a little girl, she started diving in the lakes and rivers of Switzerland, where she's from. Growing up, her passion for nature led to a degree in molecular biology, but her addiction to water never faded. During the pandemic, trying to bring a smile to her family despite the distance and the situation, she founded an Instagram page called '@thedivememe'. The jokes tackling the struggles of scuba divers' lives quickly arouse many more people's interest than expected. Now, after almost two years, she connected with several thousands of divers from all around the world.

    • 19 min
    Kōrero EAG, S3, E3 - Ashley Parker Snider

    Kōrero EAG, S3, E3 - Ashley Parker Snider

    "Don't live life in a vacuum."
    A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Ashley captained the tennis team her senior year and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1986. A college internship in Washington D.C. led to a position as a Trip Coordinator in the Office of Presidential Advance following graduation. At the close of the Reagan Administration, Ashley was offered a position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development working in Jack Kemp’s Office of Public Affairs. Ultimately, however, Ashley’s sense of family duty kicked in, and she returned home to California to work in the family’s fledgling wine business, marry and start a family.

    • 38 min
    Kōrero EAG, S3, E2 - Tara Goines

    Kōrero EAG, S3, E2 - Tara Goines

    Tara Goines grew up in Southern California, attending several different elementary schools because of being a foster child. She went on to complete her Bachelor's degree at CSUN majoring in Business Law. Reflecting on her positive influences in school, she decided to get her multiple subject teaching credential and taught grades TK-8 for the next several years in the Antelope Valley. Realizing she had knowledge and experiences to share with her peers, she became a district instructional coach for the Lancaster School District and supported the NGSS Shift, joining LACOE in their rollout. She also supported Math common Core instructional shifts and English Language Development structures and systems. More recently, Tara became an administrator for the Early Childhood Education program in Lancaster and works alongside her Director, Kelly Fountain and Coordinator, Linda Brown. Together they are preparing the way for UTK in their district.

    • 33 min
    Kōrero EAG, S3, E1 - Adam Woods & David Rhodes

    Kōrero EAG, S3, E1 - Adam Woods & David Rhodes

    "See challenges as an invitation to innovate."
    Adam Woods is moving into his 17th year of Science Engineering teaching at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, CA. Adam has spent the past 8 years developing and maintaining the first Aerospace Engineering Pathway in Orange County, which consists of 3 successive Engineering courses designed to better prepare underrepresented students for STEM majors at the college level. Adam’s passion for STEM education includes a deep commitment to leveling the playing field for young women pursuing Engineering or Computer Science. Adam has been a club advisor for “Girls Who Code”, “Sisters In Engineering”, and the Cal Poly Pomona “Femineer” program – all with the goal of closing the gender gap in technical professions. Looking into the future, Adam hopes to one day implement Environmental Engineering at his school site and create a synergetic Aerospace, Environmental Computer Science Academy.
    David Rhodes co-presented with Dr. Mark Ellis at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual Boston conference regarding detracking the 7th-grade mathematics classes at Lathrop. Their presentation is titled "We Must Stop Sorting Students": One Teacher's Experience with Detracking. David’s personal qualities of being reflective and collaborative make him a good team player and student advocate. Understanding that one can never stop learning, he seeks opportunities to improve his ability to teach and demonstrates a strong responsibility for the teaching profession by mentoring teachers, parents, and students to not only advocate for themselves but always be learning.

    • 53 min
    Kōrero EAG, S2, E36 - Nikole Lim

    Kōrero EAG, S2, E36 - Nikole Lim

    Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. She is the founder and international director of Freely In Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending sexual violence through their rewritten stories. If you’d like to check out their initiative and get involved, go to
    https://www.freelyinhope.org/hope-circle/ Here, you can become a hope circle member as a monthly donor to work towards anti-sexual violence.

    • 37 min
    Kōrero EAG, S2, E35 - Christianne Sainz

    Kōrero EAG, S2, E35 - Christianne Sainz

    Christianne is a 4th-grade teacher at Westmont Elementary, a VAPA school in Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, California. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Theatre, and years of touring the world and living out of a suitcase, Christianne realized she needed to do something more and wanted to make a difference. So, she went back to school earning her teaching credential and Master of Education degree from Cal State, Fullerton, graduating in December of 2020. Student teaching both before and during a worldwide pandemic prepared Christianne for one of the most trying times in education as there have been many hurdles during her first year of teaching. Christianne truly believes her students are going to change the world.

    • 52 min

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