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48 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
06/24/21 Looking Forward: New Superintendent at Monrovia Unified
Monrovia Unified School District Incoming Superintendent Dr. Ryan Smith discusses the excitement and challenges of assuming the top administrative post in Monrovia, meeting with stakeholders, welcoming students back to campus, and continuing the District’s tradition of academic excellence.
39 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
06/17/21 On the Road to Sustainability: Clean Mobility in El Monte Union
El Monte Union High School District Facility and Energy Manager Lena Luna discusses the District’s $9.8 million California Air Resources Board grant and the implementation of the Clean Mobility in Schools pilot program.
39 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
06/04/21 Leveling the Playing Field: Digital Equity in Lynwood
Lynwood Unified Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Innovation Dr. Patrick Gittingriboongul discusses the District effort to provide digital equity to the Lynwood community, which includes high-speed connectivity, technical support and strengthening technological skills.
42 minutes | May 28, 2021
05/28/21 Celebrating Excellence: California Distinguished Schools in Whittier
La Serna High School Principal Griselda Castro and Pioneer High School Principal Lilia Bozigian discuss the Whittier Union High School District school’s designations at 2021 California Distinguished Schools.
46 minutes | May 22, 2021
05/20/21 Determined to Succeed: AVID Scholarships in Fontana
Fontana High School seniors Fatima Kamara and Michelle Navarrete Vega discuss how Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) helped to prepare them for college, receiving scholarship opportunities, and the highlights of their senior year in high school.
41 minutes | May 13, 2021
05/13/21 Listen and Learn: Psychology Club at Whittier Union
Santa Fe High School AP Psychology teacher Michele Jones and seniors Elizabeth Serna and Jessika Suos discuss the Santa Fe Psychology Club, providing safe spaces for students, reaching out to teachers and first responders and the importance of listening.
44 minutes | May 7, 2021
05/06/21 Moving on: Forensics Speech and Debate at Rio Hondo College
Rio Hondo College forensics coordinator Grant Tovmasian and speech instructor Patricia Hughes discuss the school’s Speech and Debate Team, which has a transfer rate of more than 90% for students moving on to a four-year university, with students entering such schools as UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC and Concordia.
37 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
04/29/21 Life Skills: Mechatronics and Cyber Security in Fontana
Summit High School career technical education teachers Bruce Tuttle and Marco Torres discuss the Fontana Unified school’s mechatronics class, ethical hacking pathway and CTE students who have advanced to the SkillsUSA national finals in June.
43 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
04/22/21 Something’s Brewing: Fermentation Technology at Rio Hondo College
Rio Hondo College biotech professor Robert Bethel discusses the school’s Fermentation Technology course, which explores the science behind brewing beer with the goal of training the next generation of microbrewers.
43 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
04/15/21The Future is Now: Inspiring Students in Buena Park
Buena Park School District Career Technical Education Coordinator Shelley Andros discusses encouraging students to pursue STEM careers as coders, engineers, and horticulturists, developing a drone program for middle school students, sustainable agriculture, and inclusivity in education.
36 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
04/08/21 Raising Spirits: Supporting Families in Fontana
Canyon Crest Elementary School Principal Dr. Kelly Wilbert joined with fifth-grade student Noah Walker and his mother Candis Walker to discuss a fundraising drive initiated by Noah that raised over $650 to pay for gift cards given to families in need during the Fontana Unified school’s weekly meal distribution.
42 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
03/31/21 Enduring Legacies – Elderly Outreach in Baldwin Park
Sierra Vista High School NAMI Club adviser Melanie Graf and Kaiser Permanente EOP psychiatric social worker Ruth Padilla-King discuss the Intergenerational Pilot Project, a Baldwin Park Unified internship program where students provide comfort and open lines of communication with older adults through weekly phone calls.
36 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
03/25/21 A Level Playing Field – Equitable Education in Lynwood
Lynwood Unified Director of Equity Services Patricia Brent-Sanco discusses the academic benefits of allowing students to find their own voice, the importance of parent engagement, what part equity plays in the reopening of schools, and how the District has assisted families hit hard by the pandemic.
39 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
03/18/21 Leading the Way: Model Continuation School at Bonita Unified
Chaparral High School Principal Christine Black discusses the Bonita Unified school’s designation as a 2021 Model Continuation School, the importance of providing social-emotional learning to its students, preparing students for college and career, and Chaparral’s annual Thanksgiving Olympics and holiday meal.
39 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
03/11/21 Care Bears: Hugs and Comfort in Fontana Unified
Eduardo Valencia, a counselor for Redwood and Primrose elementary schools in the Fontana Unified School District, discusses an outreach effort that provided teddy bears and care packages to every Redwood student, and the importance of school districts providing social-emotional support to students and families.
45 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
03/04/21 Medals of Honor: Academic Decathlon in Whittier Union
Whittier High School economics teacher Kele Perkins and Santa Fe High School English teacher Annette Snow discuss the 2021 LACOE Academic Decathlon, where the Whittier and Santa Fe teams finished first and second in Division III, and the challenges of preparing for an online tournament.
38 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
02/25/21 Compassion and Caring: Student Well-Being in Whittier
California High School Assistant Principal Shana Jones and Counselor Rosanne Atilano discuss Cal Cares, the Whittier Union school’s program to support the socio-emotional well-being of its students through the distribution of care packages filled with positive messaging, school supplies and mental health resources.
30 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
02/18/21 Launch Pad to Success: Dual Enrollment in El Monte Union
El Monte Union High School District Director of Curriculum and Instruction Hillary Wolfe discusses the District’s commitment to college dual enrollment, new partnerships with Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Trade Tech College, and the future of career technical education.
58 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
02/11/21 Coding for the Future: AP Computer Science in Fontana
A.B. Miller High School AP computer science teacher Jay Windley and Summit High School STEM coordinator Jaime Perez discuss Fontana Unified’s Advanced Placement program, equity in education, and the importance of females and other underrepresented groups enrolling in AP computer science courses.
58 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
02/04/21 The Future of Gaming: App Design in Monrovia Unified
Monrovia High School CTE teacher Anthony Carlson and senior Charlie Heatherly discuss the student-created gaming app Red Dungeon, the school’s game development team Forge Interactive, the importance of inclusivity in game design, and the opportunities for students in the burgeoning game development field.
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