Tune In YRDSB

Tune In YRDSB

By YRDSB Communications
Welcome to Tune In YRDSB.

Tune In YRDSB is the first podcast of its kind in Ontario. Here we will explore a wide range of topics related to education in York Region and beyond. We look forward to inspiring learning through storytelling.
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Learning and Caring Part 2
On this episode of Tune In YRDSB, Superintendent of Education - Assessment and Research Services Shawn Bredin discusses your questions about the YRDSB Learning and Caring Plan with Coordinating Superintendent of Education - Indigenous Education and Equity Cecil Roach, Mental Health Lead Patricia Marra-Stapleton, Continuing Education Supervisor Michelle Tarto and Inclusive School and Community Services Principal Donna Ford. 
35:57
June 25, 2020
Pride Month in YRDSB Part 2
In this episode, Teacher-Librarian Darren Pamayah speaks with Kettle Lakes P.S. Teacher Natalie Zuchlinski, Community Partnership Developer Missy Sturtevant Mae-Ng, Social Worker Andy Gayoso-Descalzi and Student Gwynneth Kobold about Pride initiatives and student voice at YRDSB.  
44:00
June 8, 2020
Pride Month in YRDSB
On this episode on Tune In YRDSB, Teacher-Librarian Darren Pamayah speaks with Superintendent of Education Rita Russo,  Community & Partnership Developer Missy Sturtevant Mae-Ng, Special Education Student Services Principal Paul Woods and Silver Steam Public School Principal Patricia Yeates about Pride Month in YRDSB.
47:54
June 1, 2020
Learning and Caring During COVID-19
On this episode on Tune In YRDSB, Associate Director of Education Dr. Steven Reid, Coordinating Superintendent of Education - Student Services and Well Being Kate Diakiw and Superintendent of Education - Curriculum and Instructional Services Heather Sears discuss YRDSB's Learning and Caring Plan and answer some common questions about it.  
34:27
May 7, 2020
Beyond Black History Month - Featuring Louise Sirisko
On this episode of Tune In YRDSB, Superintendent of Education - Indigenous Education and Equity Cecil Roach talks to Director of Education Louise Sirisko about her equity goals and her thoughts on York Region District School Board’s 2020 Black History Month celebration.
25:05
March 6, 2020
Affirming Black Identities - Featuring Camille Logan and Donna Ford
On this episode of Tune In YRDSB, Superintendent of Education Camille Logan and Principal of Inclusive School and Community Services Donna Ford guest host and discuss why it is important to affirm Black identities and teach people the entirety of Black history, not just what happened during and after colonialism.   
27:19
February 28, 2020
In Pursuit of Excellence - Featuring Warren Salmon and Ransford Brempong
On this episode of Tune In YRDSB, Coordinating Superintendent of Education - Indigenous Education and Equity Cecil Roach interviews Black Board International and First Fridays President and CEO Warren Salmon about his equity work and what it means to demonstrate Black excellence.  Later, Cecil speaks with two-time Dutch Basketball League All-Star Ransford Brempong about perseverance and how Brempong was able to build on his parents’ Canadian dream as a first generation Ghanaian-Canadian.
42:44
February 21, 2020
Telling Your Truth - Featuring Anita Asante
On this episode of Tune In YRDSB, Associate Director of Education Clayton La Touche and Coordinating Superintendent of Education - Indigenous Education and Equity Cecil Roach speak with Buttonville Public School French Teacher Anita Asante about her work as a spoken word artist, teaching French, and how to tell your truth as a Black Canadian.
23:33
February 14, 2020
Pilot Episode
On this episode of Tune In YRDSB, Associate Director of Education Clayton La Touche and Coordinating Superintendent of Education - Indigenous Education and Equity Cecil Roach speak about the importance of Black History Month and why it is important to celebrate Black excellence.
18:40
February 6, 2020