Student Videos

The videos were made in 2015 as part of a project connected with a documentary series called "Back to School" that was available on PBS Wide Angle for a number of years.  It followed seven children in different countries and their access to education as they got older, contrasting social and economic barriers and privileges. … Continue reading Student Videos

WRIR 97.3 Archived Chispa modules

Listen to "Chispa" modules   http://wrir.org/listen/    Archived news/talk shows or here on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/user-314182877 Open Source 11/4/16,3/24/2017 , 3/31/2017, 4/7/2017, 4/14/2017 WRIR 97.3 is an all volunteer radio station, Open Source RVA is Don Harrison with volunteer producers were Krysty Albus for Open Source RVA and Chispa Media is Katie Whelan with volunteer producers  Krysti  Albus, … Continue reading WRIR 97.3 Archived Chispa modules

Why do I matter in the world? ¿Por qué soy importante en el mundo?

Why do I matter in the world? ¿Por qué soy importante en el mundo? This was a little project with my Central American newcomer students during the  2016-17 school year, who had newly arrived from detention in the last months. I wanted them to use both languages because their identity and voice is in Spanish. … Continue reading Why do I matter in the world? ¿Por qué soy importante en el mundo?

Corrido Project

Corridos! Corridos find their origins in Revolutionary Mexico as a genre of ballad written in poetic verse to narrate important events, legendary characters, local communities and ordinary people. Corridos continue to pass along the oral history today in Mexican and Mexican -American culture on both sides of the border.  This site has a ton of examples! http://corridos.org/ … Continue reading Corrido Project