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Teaching Effective Listening Skills for Equitable Learning
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder, Listenwise, and Author, Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners; Rachel Kramer Theodorou, M.Ed., Elementary Education Faculty Leader, Brandeis University Education Program; and Laura Krenicki, 6th-Grade Geography and World Cultures Teacher, William J. Johnston Middle School (CT)
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This edWebinar will explore how listening is a key piece of the literacy puzzle and show what educators can do to support all students in developing their critical listening skills. It will feature veteran journalist and author Monica Brady-Myerov whose book, Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners, will be published by Jossey-Bass in April 2021. The presentation will explore the importance of teaching listening in K-12 education and how listening is tied to building literacy, especially academic language. It will bring in research, theory and practice.
Monica will be joined by Brandeis University education professor Rachel Kramer Theodorou, an elementary education faculty leader with a focus on English language instruction. She will share research and practice of how listening is crucial to building English language skills.
Administrators will gain research-based knowledge on the importance of teaching listening and educators will leave with clear on-the-ground teaching strategies for building listening skills for all students. With the surge in popularity of podcasts, this is the perfect time to learn how to harness the power of listening in your classroom. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Monica Brady-Myerov is a content area specialist in audio and its use in the classroom and an expert in podcasting, fact-based reporting and narrative storytelling. She is a 25-year veteran public radio journalist, and is currently the CEO of Listenwise, a listening skills company, as well as the host of the Student Podcast PODCAST and Listenwise News Bites. She is the author of the upcoming book, Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners, to be released by Wiley in April 2021.
Rachel Kramer Theodorou has been a classroom elementary and ESL teacher for more than 20 years in both public and private schools. Alongside her practical work, Rachel consults with Waltham Public Schools, MATSOL, EDCO and the Waltham Family School on matters ranging from instructional practices for teaching English learners, to promoting ESL teacher leadership in professional development, and in methods for forging productive family relationships between school and home. Rachel received her Master of Science in education from Bank Street College of Education. She has been teaching at Brandeis University since 2007 and has been in her role as Elementary Faculty Leader since 2014. Rachel teaches MAT courses in the fundamentals of teaching and to undergraduates about teaching English learners, citizen science and teacher education, and in curriculum and assessment.
Laura Krenicki is a 6th-grade geography and world cultures teacher at William J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester, Connecticut. She works with students and teachers around the world in global collaborations and inquiry projects. She is the recipient of the Orion Award at Mystic Seaport Museum, the Excellence in Social Studies Education from the Connecticut Council of the Social Studies, and the Distinction in Geography Education from the National Council of Geographic Education. She is a certified Google Educator, Listenwise Advocate, National Geographic Educator and Trainer, and Flipgrid Ambassador.
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Listenwise brings podcasts to the classroom – supporting equitable remote learning with easy-to-use podcast lessons and listening comprehension quizzes. Our collection of 2000+ curriculum-aligned podcasts from NPR and others for grades 2-12 keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.