Welcome back Pro Bytes on MIIS Radio, and welcome to the program Nukhet Kardam, one of my favorite professors on campus! She’s fun, dynamic, interesting, friendly, inviting, and brilliantly insightful. All of these awesome qualities made for a very free-flowing interview, wherein we were able to talk about the fluidity of identity, gender mainstreaming, and conveying messages via varying mediums.
Nukhet and I first met last term when I dropped into her office to ask about contacts in my field of interest, but that was just the tip our iceberg together. I had the pleasure of taking the Communicating Social Change workshop this spring with Nukhet and two of her colleagues from Middlebury – John Elder and Andrea Olsen. By the time we had finished the two-weekend workshop I had confidently found my radio voice and had had plenty of practice with both public and recorded conversations. I could even go so far as to say that the course helped to give me a fresh start here at MIIS Radio. The interview was long and beautiful, making it difficult to cut, so enjoy the extended version.
Welcome back to MIIS Tales! This week on MIIS Radio we are featuring our 3rd MIIS Tales spotlight in anticipation for tonight’s DLC storytelling event – details can be found here. To give a little background, MATESOL students Emily Durst (May ’15), Anita Krishnan (Dec ’14), and Danny McCarthy (May ’15) attended the national 2014 TESOL conference in Portland, Oregon March 26-29.
In this seven minute podcast, these first-time conference attendees reflect on what they learned, what they liked, and what surprised them. Listen in closely, post a comment, then check out another TESOL Conference podcast by our very own Daurie Mangan-Dimuzio in the feed.
Inspired by the clip? Reach out to us with your own project and we’ll see what we can do!
The DLC’s very own Daurie Mangan-Dimuzio created a podcast for the International TESOL Convention held in Portland this past March, and it’s awesome! From the sounds of it the convention was fascinating, like academic theater, but then again I’m easily engaged by innovative educational approaches. Basically, TESOL and foreign language professionals came together to share their struggles and insights into the field, but with flavor, and Daurie teases out the highlights from her classmates.
Impassioned by the gathering of language enthusiasts, she interviews three MIIS students who attended the conference – asking them questions about why they attended and what they learned from the experience. Escaping Monterey on a quick plane trip to Portland was amongst the highlights, but listen in to hear about the use of music and music videos to teach writing skills!
To learn more about the convention please find the link to the webpage below:
When I first heard Peter Shaw’s name come up in conversation I knew that he would be an interesting character to engage with, but I had no idea that I would eventually have the pleasure of interviewing the Professor of Pedagogical Magic himself for the institute radio station. Jeff Dayton-Johnson and I happened to be talking about where and how he decided to use podcasting to “flip” his classrooms when Peter came up. I remembered him saying that it was Peter who had designed so many the innovative and collaborative techniques employed across campus. So, considering the medium of podcasting for MIIS Radio it was only logical that Peter be the ideal pilot interview for its revival.
The following 10 minute segment is comprised of a series of highlights from our conversation spanning from community service learning projects, to language learning, to podcasting, to trekking across the Sahara “Mad Max/A-Team” style. I could tell you all about in writing but then what would be the point of the audio! Simply click the link below to listen in.
As a teacher in training, I wanted to gather information on the qualities people value in a teacher. I sat down with two good friends of mine, Paul Schweigl and Nathan Lutterman, to ask their opinion of the matter.
Paul Schweigl graduated from St. Norbert College in beautiful De Pere, Wisconsin, with a Bachelors Degree in History and Religious Studies. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame and a high school religious studies teacher in Wisconsin.
Nathan Lutterman is currently a Computer Science undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He also works part-time at Family Video, a movie rental company. He hopes to one day become an astronaut.