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Classnotes Podcast

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Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for teachers and administrators that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student. See an index of shows by topic. Listen from your computer or from an MP3 player, like your phone or iPod. Subscribe for free through iTunes. Or get updates through our newsfeed (RSS). And if you like our show, please leave a short review for us in iTunes!

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See a list of all of IDRA’s Classnotes Podcast episodes

What Parents Need to Know about Bilingual Education – Podcast Episode 115

Nov 26, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (November 26, 2012) Schools are required to provide instruction in a language that students understand. Parents serve an integral … read more

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Rosie Castro on Parent Engagement – Podcast Episode 115

Nov 05, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (November 5, 2012) IDRA led the bilingual parent institute at the Texas Association for Bilingual Education with a focus … read more

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Learning with iPads for Diverse Students – Podcast Episode 114

Oct 01, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (October 1, 2012) More than regular computers and basic access to the Internet, iPads and other tablets present … read more

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Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity – Podcast Episode 113

Sep 21, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (September 21, 2012) Beginning with the Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court ruling in 1954, this nation … read more

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Visual Literacy in Math and Science – Podcast Episode 112

Aug 29, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (August 29, 2012) Visual development in math and science requires students to interpret all types of information from … read more

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Creating a STEM Focused School Part 4 – Podcast Episode 111

Aug 20, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (August 20, 2012) How can a school district transform itself to create STEM-focused schools? David C. Boggio, who … read more

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Transforming Schools through Parent Engagement – Podcast Episode 110

Jul 16, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (July 16, 2012) There is a difference between “parent involvement” and “parent engagement.” Involvement tends to imply participation … read more

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Creating a STEM Focused School Part 3 – Podcast Episode 109

Jun 15, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (June 15, 2012) It’s naturally hard for students to see themselves in STEM careers that they don’t know … read more

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How Does it All Add Up? – Podcast Episode 108

May 31, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (May 31, 2012) Possibly more than ever before, math touches our lives in a variety of ways to help … read more

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Creating a STEM Focused School Part 2 – Podcast Episode 107

May 14, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (May 14, 2012) Does a teacher have to be a science whiz to be a leader in transforming … read more

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Building Opportunity through Dual Language – Podcast Episode 106

Apr 30, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (April 30, 2012) Public schools have an obligation to provide an equitable and excellent education to students who … read more

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Creating a STEM Focused School Part 1 – Podcast Episode 105

Apr 13, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (April 13, 2012) Once seen as the cradle of knowledge for scientists and engineers around the world, the … read more

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Science for English Learners #1 – Podcast Episode 104

Mar 30, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (March 30, 2012) Learning the academic language of science can be tough for most students, but it is … read more

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Data and Vocabulary in Math and Science – Podcast Episode 103

Mar 09, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (March 9, 2012) In math and science both, students struggle with academic vocabulary, interpreting charts and graphs in … read more

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Fair Funding Now! for Excellent Schooling – Podcast Episode 102

Feb 22, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (February 22, 2012) All across the country, states have cut funding for public education. In some cases, the … read more

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Advancing American Indian Education – Podcast Episode 101

Feb 13, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (February 13, 2012) In December, the President issued an executive order on improving American Indian and Alaska Native … read more

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Expressions of Effective Parent and Community Engagement – Podcast Episode 100

Jan 24, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (January 24,  2012) For this 100th episode of the Classnotes Podcast, we examine the powerful role community engagement … read more

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Community PTAs Growing in South Texas – Podcast Episode 99

Dec 22, 2011

Classnotes Podcast (December 22, 2011) Meaningful family and community engagement is a critical element for strengthening schools. IDRA has transformed … read more

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Teacher Perspectives of the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program – Podcast Episode 98

Nov 14, 2011

Classnotes Podcast (November 14, 2011) It is not unusual to expect that teenagers who get the chance to become tutors … read more

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Diversity in Education – Podcast Episode 97

Oct 31, 2011

Classnotes Podcast (October 31, 2011) Diversity in education isn’t actually a new thing. School populations and their communities have been … read more

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