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Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, loves to learn. So when schools closed, he began hosting a livestream series, Homeroom with Sal, where he brought on fascinating people from the worlds of education, technology, and more, to ask them questions about their chosen fields and their philosophies of life. We took some of our favorite conversations from that livestream and curated them as this podcast!
 
On Homeland Homeroom, we focus on how security issues affect your everyday life - from cybersecurity to elections to transportation. We talk to reporters, U.S. representatives and listeners like you about the latest security news and best practices for keeping yourself secure. Our hosts come from both sides of the aisle: James Norton is former deputy assistant undersecretary at DHS in the George W. Bush administration. Dena Graziano is former Democratic communications director for the House ...
 
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High school students, if you’ve ever said to yourself “college isn’t for me,” this podcast episode is for you. The skills you develop in high school and college can help you prepare for many different types of careers, from fashion design to software engineering, and from cybersecurity to becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, you’ll hear from …
 
In this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani and Matt speak with authors Darren Hudgins and Jennifer LaGarde about information literacy and evaluating our responses to media. They also discuss many ideas from Darren and Jennifer's book Developing Digital Detectives. Darren Hudgins on Twitter Jennifer LaGarde on Twitter Developing Digital Detectives Order …
 
In this episode, Dani and Matt are joined by Heather Francis and Brenda Beyal from the BYU Arts Partnership's Native American Curriculum Initiative. They talk about the initiative, why it exists, how they built the curriculum and how it will help educators. BYU Arts Partnership Native American Curriculum Initiative Website Moving Towards Culturally…
 
What are urban myths in education, and how might we debunk them? Author and educational scientist, Pedro De Bruyckere joins Khan Academy’s Chief Learning Officer, Kristen DiCerbo to discuss questions like: Does playing chess improve intelligence? Does it take 10,000 hours to gain expertise? Join us to learn more. Streamed live on November 11, 2021.…
 
How can we honor Native American heritage and culture in our schools? On this episode of Ed Talks, Kara Bobroff, Founder of the Native American Community Academy joins Khan Academy’s Chief Learning Officer, Kristen DiCerbo, Ph.D. to discuss ways to preserve Indigenous language and identity. Livestreamed on November 9, 2021. See the original stream …
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Matt and Dani get the pleasure of speaking with "This Land" podcast host and activist, Rebecca Nagle about Native American culture and education. Their conversation covers storytelling, uplifting marginalized voices and how educators can learn more about Native American culture. Rebecca Nagle on Twitter This Land Po…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani and Matt are joined by Alfonso Mendoza, an EdTech professional, podcast host and educator. The three of them discuss using EdTech to build community and inclusivity. Alfonso's Twitter My EdTech Life Podcast Teachers on Fire ChecklistBy Dani Sloan, Matt Winters, Alfonso Mendoza
 
Our conversation series with the Yidan Prize Foundation Council of Luminaries continues as Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For All, joins Homeroom with Sal to talk about creating equitable classrooms for students all over the world. Streamed live on September 15, 2021. See the original livestream on YouTube. For more information visit: https://keeplea…
 
On the first episode of the new Homeroom season, Matthew Winters debuts as Dani Sloan's new co-host! The two talk to Dan Ryder, and Mat Dombrowski about encouraging student innovation and maintaining innovation over time. Dan Ryder's Twitter Matt Dombrowski's TwitterBy Matt Dombrowski, Dani Sloan, Dan Ryder, Matt Winters
 
What are the practical next steps for teachers and students to get ready for the next school year? How can teachers identify and help students address unfinished learning? On Khan Academy Ed Talks, NWEA professional learning content designer Fenesha Hubbard joins Kristen DiCerbo to discuss the latest research on student growth trends. Livestreamed …
 
What’s new for the little learners in our lives? On this episode of Khan Academy Ed Talks, Khan Academy Kids’ Director of Partnerships and Strategy, Sophie Bosmeny joins Chief Learning Officer Kristen DiCerbo, PhD to discuss hundreds of new lessons that encourage learning, discovery, and enrichment for 2-8 year-olds. Streamed live on August 19, 202…
 
What’s new on Khan Academy as we go back to school? In this next Khan Academy Ed Talks, Khan Academy’s Director of US Academic Content, Adam Green, PhD joins Chief Learning Officer Kristen DiCerbo, PhD to discuss new content, course refreshers, and more! Streamed live on August 18, 2021. See the original livestream on YouTube. For more information …
 
How is the COVID-19 pandemic shaping the future of medicine? Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis returns to Homeroom with Sal. They discuss breakthroughs in technology and what is being learned on the cutting edge of science. Livestreamed on August 17, 2021. See the original livestream on YouTube. For more information visit: https://keeplearning.khanac…
 
How can we support our humanity as technology takes an ever-increasing role in our lives? David Siegel, Co-Founder of Two Sigma and Chairman of Siegel Family Endowment, joins Homeroom with Sal for a wide-ranging conversation on technology, the future of work, and the role of education. Livestreamed on July 14, 2021. See the original stream on YouTu…
 
Continuing our conversation series with the Yidan Prize Foundation Council of Luminaries, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX joins Homeroom with Sal to talk about the exciting potential for online learning and how it can impact the future of the workforce. Livestreamed on June 24, 2021. See the original stream on YouTube. For more information visit: https:/…
 
On the final episode of the season, Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt bring Matt Winters and Rory Beals on UEN Homeroom to talk about the power of podcasting. Matt Winters is the host of the UCET podcast and will soon be a co-host on UEN Homeroom. Rory Beals is a graduating senior from West High and the creator of "The Way I 'Z' It" podcast where he talks…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt welcome past Homeroom guest, Dr. Darren Draper. Their conversation focuses on the lessons learned during the pandemic, how educators can implement those lessons moving forward and how this past year might have changed education for the better. Lessons Learned: Post Pandemic Practices that …
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt have an in-depth conversation with Megan Simmons and Joanna Schimizzi from the ISKME team. Megan and Joanna touch on the creation of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons and how it has been a powerful tool for educators during the pandemic. OER Training with Megan and Joanna ISKME …
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani and Fernando chat with Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors, Clief Castleton and Milo Maughan. These Utah educators share their STEM teaching experiences that led them to apply to the SETI Institute’s Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Program Website https://www.seti.org/aaa SOFIA…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Jared and Dani welcome SGEN host Katie Blunt to highlight how higher ed has been impacted this past year. We get to hear her interview with four student body presidents: Sione Siaki from USU Eastern, Penny Mills from Dixie State University, Nouman Kante from Southern Utah University and Matt Griffin from Snow Colleg…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Jared Fawson joins Jared Covili as Dani's substitute. The two of them welcome Tabitha Pacheco, director of the Utah Teacher Fellows program and National Board certified teacher in exceptional needs. Their motivating and lively discussion focuses on advocating for teachers in Utah and how teachers can advocate for th…
 
Dani and Jared are excited to have Brittney Cummins, Senior Education Adviser to Governor Cox, as a guest on UEN Homeroom this week. Brittney provides us with the State of Education in Utah and she shares her experience in her new role helping education. Topics include: how educators are excelling in Utah, the roll that government plays in providin…
 
Jared and Dani welcome Dr. Ann Engar and Dr. Nora Wood, distinguished faculty for the LEAP program at the University of Utah, to UEN Homeroom this week. Our discussion focuses on helping students find a learning community that works for them. Topics include: how the LEAP program benefits diverse student populations, the biggest challenges for stude…
 
This week in UEN Homeroom we are pleased to welcome Jason Eyre, Technology Department Coordinator for Murray School District. Our conversation this week includes topics such as: how Murray district has created a wireless LTE network for students to use at home for schoolwork, the impact of the digital divide in rural and urban school districts, the…
 
Jared and Dani are back with another episode of UEN Homeroom. This week they welcome Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Education Manager at ESRI, to the podcast to discuss using digital mapping to help students explore the world around them. Their topics include: how educators use digital maps to change the way we teach students about the world around them,…
 
Dani and Jared welcome Jeff Van Hulten, Director of Public Affairs for the Utah State Board of Education, to UEN Homeroom this week. Our discussion focuses on the 2021 Utah Legislative Session and how teachers can get involved. Some of our topics include: what all educators in Utah should know about the legislative process, the need to communicate …
 
Jared and Dani are thrilled to talk with Dr. Ray Timothy, CEO of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network, this week in UEN Homeroom. Our conversation focuses on building relationships with community leaders and we discuss the following topics: how UETN plays a role in procuring funding for education in Utah, the role UETN will play in the future …
 
This week Jared and Dani welcome Rachael Larkin, an AVID teacher from Matheson Jr. High, to UEN Homeroom. With a new year upon us, Rachael dropped by to discuss helping our students to set goals for their academic and personal lives. Our topics included: a brief overview of the AVID program, the importance of having students set goals, extrinsic vs…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to welcome Jenny Nicholas and Holly Reynolds, Social Studies teachers from West High School, to the podcast. Our discussion centers on the role teachers can play in talking with students about the recent protests and political unrest at the U.S. Capitol. We covered topics such as: how teachers can talk about the do…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to rebroadcast our interview with Dr. Janice Bradley, Assistant Director with the Utah Education Policy Center. During the conversation we cover topics like how to deal with a teacher who's a "downer", what role does a school leader play in changing a toxic culture, and how can a teacher make a difference in a nega…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to rebroadcast the Utah Podcasters Unite panel discussion from the UCET Conference. Jared, Dani, and Fernando were joined by the hosts of three Utah education podcasts to chat about all things audio and education. Jake from the Teaching Literacy Podcast, Quin from Edtrex Rewind, and Tracy from Little Things First a…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to rebroadcast our interview with Rushton Hurley, the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, to the podcast. In our conversation we focus on how teachers can effectively develop opportunities for students to create videos in class. Topics included in the discussion are: How teachers can use stud…
 
UEN Homeroom is excited to have Dr. Ben Springer, Director of Special Education in Wasatch School District, as a guest on the podcast this week. Our conversation focused on how to support parents during COVID 19 by addressing the following issues: what teachers can do to support parents right now, how educators can keep students’ best interests at …
 
Dani and Jared are pleased to welcome Shannon Ririe Lyon, UEN Super Trainer and Computer Programming Guru, to UEN Homeroom this week. During our conversation on the Hour of Code we discuss topics like: why the Hour of Code is such a successful program, how teachers can get started with computer programming beyond Hour of Code, the benefits of havin…
 
Jared and Dani welcome Quinn Rollins to UEN Homeroom this week. Quinn is a Social Studies teacher at Cyprus High School in the Granite School District and he is also the author of Play Like a Pirate in which he shares the importance of bringing play into your curriculum. During our discussion we cover topics such as: the importance of sharing your …
 
Dani and Jared welcome the eTwinz, Mario and Alberto Herraez- 5th and 6th Grade Spanish Immersion teachers from Davis School District, to UEN Homeroom this week. Our discussion centered around the role that language has in expanding student perspectives and opening them to diverse cultures. Topics this week include: the benefits of dual language pr…
 
UEN Homeroom wants to help you get burned in with education. This week we welcome Amber Harper, the Burned In Teacher, to talk about teacher burnout and how to re-energize educators. Our topics include: the reasons that teachers suffer from burnout, the three types of burnout and their characteristics, how to overcome anxiety and frustration as a t…
 
This week Dani and Jared welcome Valentina Arismendi Chirinos to UEN Homeroom. Valentina is a student at the University of North Carolina who recently presented at the Adobe Max conference on the topic of Digital Literacy. Our conversation focused on topics such as: how young people define digital literacy, the role that digital literacy plays in d…
 
This week in UEN Homeroom we're pleased to welcome Amanda Del Balso, Manager of the Google Certified Coaching Program, and Chris Leighty, an Instructional Coach from Oklahoma. Our conversation centered around the new Google Certified Coaching Program and how it can help improve classroom instruction. As part of the conversation, we discussed how co…
 
Dani and Jared are excited to welcome Victor Karkar to UEN Homeroom this week. Victor is the CEO and cofounder of Scrible, an educational software that seeks to tackle the massive research and writing skills crisis among America’s students. During our conversation, we address such topics as: why it is vital that students are able to research effect…
 
This week Jared and Dani connect with Justin Anderson, an educational technology team lead from the Canyons School District. As part of the episode they explore what digital citizenship looks like for today's students. We discussion issues such as: What it means to be a good digital citizen. Beyond cyberbullying, what else does digital citizenship …
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to welcome Rushton Hurley, the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, to the podcast. In our conversation we focus on how teachers can effectively develop opportunities for students to create videos in class. Topics included in the discussion are: How teachers can use student video projects to e…
 
In honor of International Podcast Day, Jared and Dani kick off season three of UEN Homeroom with a discussion on innovation during COVID. They discuss topics such as: the innovative ways in which Utah teachers are instructing students, what innovation looks like in our current classrooms, and how to help struggling teachers to adapt the "new now" t…
 
As we move into our 3rd season of UEN Homeroom, the two Jareds (Covili and Fawson) catch up with the guys from Skill Struck. Our conversation focuses on the importance of providing students with real world opportunities to show what they know. We also discuss how student internships can provide opportunities for schools to connect with their local …
 
In the last of our Back to School episodes, Jared and Dani talk with Nicole Johnson, UEN Admin Assistant extraordinaire, about her experiences as a student during COVID. As part of the conversation we cover topics such as: what COVID required of students, how schools and educators fared providing instruction during distance learning, and what schoo…
 
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