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Rollerskating and Implementing a New Skill in the Classroom

So I’ve been thinking a lot about the ongoing challenge of translating our professional learning classes for teachers into actual changes in the classroom. Of course my thoughts go to … roller skating.  During the pandemic, tens of thousands of pairs of roller skates were purchased by people as a response to being cooped up …

Happy New Year!

It’s almost the end of 2021, and what a strange year it has been! The pandemic has again been the main driver of changes to our work, along with a renewed focus on racial justice and equity, both in the larger education system and within KQED as a company. I feel so blessed that I …

rik speaking at workshop in Ukraine 2013

Upcoming Talks: PBS Annual, CESSAI, NAMLE

As we get close to summer, this is a time when normally we would be prepping for educator workshops, seminars, and conferences. While in-person events are still a ways off, we are starting to get invited to speak at more virtual events over the next months. I’m honored to get to talk about our work …

rik at KQED on Mister Rogers Day

Two Wonderful Years at KQED Education!

Last week marked two years working at KQED for the incredible Education Department. I feel so lucky to get to work for this amazing organization every day. Helping teachers across the country to teach students how to understand, evaluate and make media is such an honor. Excited to see what the future holds for our …