7 episodes

Learning is at the center of human life. We seek to understand. We want to go deep and live meaningful lives. We’re wired to ask questions like these: Why are we here? What does it mean to live a good life? How can we make the world a better place? Often in our lives, we are caught up in daily urgent demands and neglect these deeper questions. The same happens in education. Still, we long to understand and engage life and learning at a deeper level. This is a podcast for people who want to think about life, learning, and education at a deeper level. In each episode, you’ll hear stories about people who have pursued and experienced deeper learning in their lives, often against great odds, people who can point us in the direction of deeper learning and richer meaning in our own lives. Produced by the Orange County Department of Education.

The Deeper Learning Podcast The Deeper Learning Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Learning is at the center of human life. We seek to understand. We want to go deep and live meaningful lives. We’re wired to ask questions like these: Why are we here? What does it mean to live a good life? How can we make the world a better place? Often in our lives, we are caught up in daily urgent demands and neglect these deeper questions. The same happens in education. Still, we long to understand and engage life and learning at a deeper level. This is a podcast for people who want to think about life, learning, and education at a deeper level. In each episode, you’ll hear stories about people who have pursued and experienced deeper learning in their lives, often against great odds, people who can point us in the direction of deeper learning and richer meaning in our own lives. Produced by the Orange County Department of Education.

    Ep. 06 | Public School Funding in the COVID-19 Era, Part 2

    Ep. 06 | Public School Funding in the COVID-19 Era, Part 2

    A collapsed tax base. A state shortfall of $54 billion. New investments to accommodate social distancing. What does it all mean for school budgets? In this second look at our public school budgets during the COVID-19 downturn, Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares reaches out to Dr. Molly McGee Hewitt, CEO and executive … Continue reading Ep. 06 | Public School Funding in the COVID-19 Era, Part 2

    • 14 min
    Ep. 05 | Public School Funding in the COVID-19 Era, Part 1

    Ep. 05 | Public School Funding in the COVID-19 Era, Part 1

    What started as a mysterious illness on the other side of the world quickly turned into a global pandemic that’s altered nearly every aspect of life. And it’s caused an economic shock that could have major consequences for public schools across California.  In this episode, OC Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Al Mijares, talks with Mike … Continue reading Ep. 05 | Public School Funding in the COVID-19 Era, Part 1

    • 18 min
    Ep. 04 | Bilingual Education

    Ep. 04 | Bilingual Education

    Is fluency in more than one language a recipe for success in the 21st Century?   Across America, we are seeing a resurgence of bilingual education at an early age. Parents and educators are embracing the idea of our next generation growing up as multilingual, and multi-literate citizens in the world.  Here in Orange County,  California, … Continue reading Ep. 04 | Bilingual Education

    • 33 min
    Ep. 03 | Exploring Kindness

    Ep. 03 | Exploring Kindness

    Why have societies historically placed a premium on kindness? How do human connections impact our physiology? Why do we keep needing to remind ourselves to be kind? And what would happen if an entire county were to embrace kindness? These are some of the questions posed by Orange County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in the … Continue reading Ep. 03 | Exploring Kindness

    • 32 min
    Ep. 02 | Aki’s Story: On Relocation and Resilience

    Ep. 02 | Aki’s Story: On Relocation and Resilience

    Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, authorizing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. In this edition of The Deeper Learning Podcast, we take a look at how this order connected the Mendez and Munemitsu families. In our last episode, we learned how Sylvia Mendez and … Continue reading Ep. 02 | Aki’s Story: On Relocation and Resilience

    • 35 min
    Ep. 01 | Mendez v. Westminster

    Ep. 01 | Mendez v. Westminster

    Hosted by Jeff Hittenberger, chief academic officer for the Orange County Department of Education, the first episode of the Deeper Learning Podcast centers on a profoundly significant court case that’s probably unfamiliar to most Americans. Mendez v. Westminster shattered many of the legal justifications for segregating public schools and laid the foundation for the famous Brown … Continue reading Ep. 01 | Mendez v. Westminster

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

J*Learner ,

Solid

Thoughtful and informative. Appreciate the choice to cover tough subject matters (e.g. Japanese American internment, school segregation) and the specific ties to the Orange County community. Looking forward to seeing new releases.

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