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Teen-Made Podcast tbh Focuses on Issues Teens Want Adults to Pay Attention to Before They Vote

Posted by on Nov 1, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 1 comment

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Media I’ve got a really important post to share before Election Day. KALW‘s podcast tbh — made by, for, and about teenagers — just wrapped up its second season. It’s the result of our journalists/teachers’ work with more than 100 SFUSD high school students and seven teens from around the Bay Area who took part in our summer high school podcasting institute. This season was focused on issues that young people want adults to pay attention to as the election...

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KALW: Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night Stays These Journalists from the Swift Completion of Their Appointed Rounds

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Media I derived that header from George Herbert Palmer‘s translation of Herodotus‘ Histories. It applies well to the postal service (which uses a version as an unofficial motto) as well as to KALW‘s trainees and professional journalists. We’ve all got obstacles to overcome to do our work these days, but it’s as important as ever that we do a good job and come through when we’re needed. As we come within a week of Election Day, 2020, KALW has been...

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It’s About Community at OIHS’s Parent ESL Classes, and Learning How to Use Zoom

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE A big part of distance learning in 2020 is mastering Zoom, the team video communications app used by most schools and many businesses in this new age of work and learn from home. Or at least becoming sufficient enough with computer technology and the app so that one can attend and participate in classes. It’s also about community, and Oakland International High School’s (OIHS) Parent English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes embrace that. Community because the ESL classes, part of the ACE Learning Center at...

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