On The Front Burner

On The Front Burner

By Sonoma County Office of Ed.
We give you a taste of important issues bubbling up in education - and the world - today.
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College and Career Readiness

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College and Career Readiness
We interview Elliot Washer of Big Picture Learning and Hamish Gray a Senior Vice President of Keysight Technologies Preparing students and young people for their future can be very different than many educators and adults realize today.  The demands of 21st Century careers are changing and will continue to change.  Therefore, when educators work to prepare students to be College AND Career ready, we can not continue to educate students in the way that we adults were educated.  This podcast explores how and why we need to think of preparing students to be College and Career Ready from two experts.
25:20
January 23, 2020
Climate Change Education
We interview Mary DeMocker, author of The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution, about ways students and teachers can learn about and fight climate change. Mary will have a free workshop in Sebastopol, CA on October 20, 2019.  You can learn more about the workshop and register at http://solarschoolhouse.org/teachclimate20191020/ Here are links to some of the resources discussed in this podcast: Mary DeMocker Website The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution Project Drawdown Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth Drawdown
25:44
October 11, 2019
Confronting White Nationalism in Schools
We interview Chicago educator and activist Nora Flanagan, coauthor of  "Confronting White Nationalism in Schools: A Toolkit."   You can get a free copy of the toolkit from the Western States Center:  https://www.westernstatescenter.org/schools To join the groups Facebook page visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/schoolsconfronting/
28:13
September 23, 2019
NASA's Past and Future
We interview Walt Engelund, director of space technology and exploration at NASA Langley, to learn about NASA's past and future missions as well as resources available to educators and students.   Additional NASA education resources can be found at these links: NASA Education Resources NASA Education https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html JPL Teach https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/ My NASA Data https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/ NASA Wavelength http://nasawavelength.org/ GLOBE https://www.globe.gov/ NASA BEST  https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/index. Modern Figures https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/modernfigures_toolkit_interactive_0.pdf NASA Space Place https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ S’cool https://scool.larc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/activities.cgi
24:44
August 30, 2019
The Bracero Program
We interview Nate Sleeter, postdoctoral fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, about the Bracero History Archive and the Bracero Program. Here are some resources for more information on the Bracero Program Bracero Archive  http://braceroarchive.org/ CLIC Project Bracero Program Page  https://californiahss.org/BraceroProgram.html
12:26
July 30, 2019