Episode 23

Pivot Tables & The Broken Promise of Higher Ed >In this episode: COOP is a growing non-profit working to fulfill the broken promise of higher ed for 1st gen college students Kalani Leifer is a former high school history teacher and the founder of COOP, a fast-growing non-profit that supports cohorts of 1st generation undergrads entering the… Continue reading Episode 23


Episode 22

Remaking Learning in Pittsburgh >In this episode, members of Pittsburgh's Remake Learning Network share what challenges unite them with other cities who rally for broadening STEM participation, and what challenges set them apart. Remake's own Ani Martinez, Community Manager and operations lead, is joined by members Alaine Allen, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Megan Cicconi, Executive Director of Instructional and Innovative Leadership… Continue reading Episode 22

Episode 14

Dov Goes to World Makerfaire What do prosthetic mermaid tails and battle-ready light sabers have in common? >In this episode, Friend to No Such Thing and recent NYC high school applicant, Dov Alperin, roves the 2017 World Makerfaire for weird, wonderful, and next-best things, reporting back and sharing his finds. Listeners met Dov in Episodes 2 &… Continue reading Episode 14

Episode 13

Stepping Into Life Through Radio Radio Rookies features nationally broadcasted youth reporters tackling drugs, crime, politics, and so much more. >In this episode: Marc is joined by Temitayo Fagbenle, an award-winning Rookie Reporter, and Kaari Pitkin, Senior Producer for WNYC. Radio Rookies is the product of veteran radio producers, Marianne McCune and Kaari Pitkin, who… Continue reading Episode 13

Episode 12

Is VR a Reality for Education Now? Diving deeper into the hype of one of history's most anticipated technologies. >In this episode, Marc is joined by designer / developer and *renowned technoculturalist*, Joe Saavedra of Planeta, a NY-based R&D company working across digital platforms. And Chelien Brown, Learning Design Coordinator at Mouse, and NY-based STEM educator, content creator,… Continue reading Episode 12

PowerUp, Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning and the "myth of the average" >In this episode: Marc's guest, Kate Rosenbloom, is the Senior Manager for Learning Design at Mouse, an alum of Teacher's College At Columbia University, and curriculum developer working in STEM, Design, and Computing education. After a recent retreat to attend CAST's Universal Design for Learning Institute, Kate fills… Continue reading PowerUp, Universal Design for Learning