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The Teach Plus Podcast is an education policy podcast about the issues in education that effect society and the people working to change the system. The work of Teach Plus Fellows will be featured as well as the policy makers working to advance equity, opportunity, and student success.

The mission of Teach Plus (@teachplus) is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success.

The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).

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The Teach Plus Podcast is an education policy podcast about the issues in education that effect society and the people working to change the system. The work of Teach Plus Fellows will be featured as well as the policy makers working to advance equity, opportunity, and student success.

The mission of Teach Plus (@teachplus) is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success.

The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).

    Rhode Island Episode 8 - The Future of Education in Rhode Island - Looking Forward

    Rhode Island Episode 8 - The Future of Education in Rhode Island - Looking Forward

    Welcome to the Teach Plus Podcast!

    This season we will be investigating the key issues taking place in Rhode Island education as well as delving into the work being done by the Teach Plus Fellows along side the Rhode Island Department of Education. In Episode 8, we first hear from Neil Steinberg - President and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.  Neil talks about the new 10 year plan for Rhode Island education called "Chart the Course, Stay the Course."   We then hear from Melinda Lopez - Educator, President of the Latina Institute in Providence, Adjunct Professor of Early Childhood Education at Rhode Island College, and Candidate for State Representative District 43 in Johnston, RI. 

    Join us for new episodes every Friday as we delve into issues such as Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum, Multilingual Learner Education, Teacher Pre-Service Education, and the future of education in Rhode Island.  The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).

    The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teach Plus believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, its responsiveness to individual needs, and its ability to prepare students for postsecondary success.  Teach Plus believes that when we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities.  Find out more at www.TeachPlus.org or follow us on twitter @teachplus or @teachplusri.

    • 35 min
    Rhode Island Episode 7 - Providence Student Union Roundtable

    Rhode Island Episode 7 - Providence Student Union Roundtable

    Welcome to the Teach Plus Podcast!

    This season we will be investigating the key issues taking place in Rhode Island education as well as delving into the work being done by the Teach Plus Fellows along side the Rhode Island Department of Education. In Episode 7, students from the Providence Student Union (PSU) speak about their experiences during the shift to distance learning as well as their call to teachers to bring student voice to the table.  Find out more at https://www.pvdstudentunion.org/ and follow PSU on Twitter - @pvdstudentunion.

    Join us for new episodes every Friday as we delve into issues such as Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum, Multilingual Learner Education, Teacher Pre-Service Education, and the future of education in Rhode Island.  The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).

    The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teach Plus believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, its responsiveness to individual needs, and its ability to prepare students for postsecondary success.  Teach Plus believes that when we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities.  Find out more at www.TeachPlus.org or follow us on twitter @teachplus or @teachplusri.

    • 30 min
    Rhode Island Episode 6 - Reaching All Students through Individualization

    Rhode Island Episode 6 - Reaching All Students through Individualization

    Welcome to the Teach Plus Podcast!



    This season we will be investigating the key issues taking place in Rhode Island education as well as delving into the work being done by the Teach Plus Fellows along side the Rhode Island Department of Education. In Episode 6, we investigate the changes that Rhode Island has brought to the High School experience through their PrepareRI and Individualized Learning Plan projects.  First, Spencer Sherman - Director of the Office of College and Career Readiness at the Rhode Island Department of Education tells us about his office's work in breaking down barriers and creating pathways to completing college and becoming career ready.  Next, we hear from Teach Plus Fellow Kristine LaPierre - English Teacher from Hope High School in Providence about her work in helping the Providence Public School District develop their Individualized Learning Plan.  Then Teach Plus Fellow Danielle Bercovicz - Special Education Teacher Leader at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence talks about the importance of data and individualization in special education.  Finally, Keith Nalbach - Teach Plus Policy Fellow and Advisor at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The Met) in Providence - talks about how schools need to go even further to reach the whole student.



    Join us for new episodes every Friday as we delve into issues such as Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum, Multilingual Learner Education, Teacher Pre-Service Education, and the future of education in Rhode Island.  The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).



    The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teach Plus believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, its responsiveness to individual needs, and its ability to prepare students for postsecondary success.  Teach Plus believes that when we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities.  Find out more at www.TeachPlus.org or follow us on twitter @teachplus or @teachplusri.

    • 49 min
    Rhode Island Episode 5 - Multilingual Learners and Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Rhode Island Episode 5 - Multilingual Learners and Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Welcome to the Teach Plus Podcast! 

    This season we will be investigating the key issues taking place in Rhode Island education as well as delving into the work being done by the Teach Plus Fellows along side the Rhode Island Department of Education. In Episode 5, we investigate the issue of educating multilingual learners as well as implementing culturally responsive teaching practices.  First, Policy Fellow Anthony Francisco - Director of Culture and Community Engagement in the Pawtucket School District tells us about the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (https://www.rifla.org/) and their work to raise awareness for legislation to further the goal of a multilingual Rhode Island education system.  Next, Flavia Molea Baker - Coordinator, Multilingual (MLL) English Learner (EL) Programs, Rhode Island Department of Education informs us about the work being done to create a blueprint for multilingual learners in all of Rhode Island's districts.  Then, Steven LaBounty-McNair - Education Specialist, Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services, Rhode Island Department of Education talks about the need for Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum and how Rhode Island is leading the way in helping teachers by defining curriculum frameworks and vetted curricular resources.  Finally, Carlon Howard - Chief Impact Officer for the Equity Institute tells us how his organization provides training on Culturally Responsive Teaching practices.

    Join us for new episodes every Friday as we delve into issues such as Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum, Multilingual Learner Education, Teacher Pre-Service Education, and the future of education in Rhode Island.  The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math). 

    The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teach Plus believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, its responsiveness to individual needs, and its ability to prepare students for postsecondary success.  Teach Plus believes that when we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities.  Find out more at www.TeachPlus.org or follow us on twitter @teachplus or @teachplusri.

    • 43 min
    Rhode Island Episode 4 - Poverty, Trauma, and Social Emotional Learning

    Rhode Island Episode 4 - Poverty, Trauma, and Social Emotional Learning

    Welcome to the TeachPlus Podcast!

    This season we will be investigating the key issues taking place in Rhode Island education as well as delving into the work being done by the Teach Plus Fellows along side the Rhode Island Department of Education.

    In Episode 4, we first hear from Paige Clausius-Parks - Senior Policy Analyst for Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - about the issue of child poverty, and how trauma effects student outcomes.  Next, we hear from Teach Plus Fellow Kristine LaPierre - English Teacher from Hope High School in Providence  - about her work with KIDS COUNT to improve the social emotional learning and safety of Rhode Island's students.  Finally, we hear again from Policy Fellows Kristen Beland and Stacy Jones about the role that social emotional learning plays in the classroom and beyond.

    Join us for new episodes every Friday as we delve into issues such as Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum, Multilingual Learner Education, Teacher Pre-Service Education, and the future of education in Rhode Island. The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).

    The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teach Plus believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, its responsiveness to individual needs, and its ability to prepare students for postsecondary success.  Teach Plus believes that when we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities.  Find out more at www.TeachPlus.org or follow us on twitter @teachplus or @teachplusri.

    • 29 min
    Rhode Island Episode 3 Part 2 - Discriminating Against Students of Color at Providence College

    Rhode Island Episode 3 Part 2 - Discriminating Against Students of Color at Providence College

    Welcome to the Teach Plus Podcast!

    This season we will be investigating the key issues taking place in Rhode Island education as well as delving into the work being done by the Teach Plus Fellows along side the Rhode Island Department of Education.

    In Episode 1, we hear from a group at Providence College called the Coalition Against Racism (CAR) who accuse the School of Elementary and Special Education of discriminatory practices against pre-service teachers of color and silencing a whistle blower.  We then hear from Jennifer Swanberg - Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Jackie Peterson - head of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at PC, and Steven Maurano - Associate Vice President Public Affairs, Government & Community Relations.  The group speaks about Providence College's current efforts to improve equity and inclusion for both students and faculty throughout the campus.

    Join us for new episodes every Friday as we delve into issues such as Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum, Multilingual Learner Education, Teacher Pre-Service Education, and the future of education in Rhode Island. The Teach Plus Podcast is produced by Senior Policy Fellow - Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math).

    The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teach Plus believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, its responsiveness to individual needs, and its ability to prepare students for postsecondary success.  Teach Plus believes that when we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities.  Find out more at www.TeachPlus.org or follow us on twitter @teachplus or @teachplusri.

    • 39 min

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