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College and Career Readiness through Blended Learning


Podcasts from JFYNetWorks

JFYNetWorks addresses today’s college readiness pursuit by providing focused blended learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools. Listen to our podcasts to learn more.

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Kingsman Academy, Online Learning Working for Some

Teacher & Student from Kingsman Charter in DC: Some students more focused in online school

APRIL 2021 PODCAST – This month’s podcast features a conversation with teacher Crystal Seawood and her student Takaria, both from JFYNetWorks partner Kingsman Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, as they discuss how some students may be more focused working in the online version of school. Kingsman Academy Public Charter School is an open-enrollment school that welcomes all students into a comfortable, therapeutic environment with personal attention and multi-tiered behavioral and academic supports. Due to the pandemic, the school has been forced to operate remotely this academic year and the diverse population of students, who already face many challenges related not just to education, but to life itself, have adapted to the new educational platform.

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Creating a Patterned Tapestry of the Spoken Word

English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb

FEBRUARY 2021 PODCAST – Our celebration of Black History Month continues with today’s podcast featuring an analysis of the poem The Hill We Climb presented by Amanda Gorman during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It features Quincy College English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of the rich allusions, references and wordplay woven into the texture of this densely patterned tapestry of spoken word. Professor Dooner, a teacher and performer of literature for over 30 years and a favorite among Quincy College students, teases out Ms. Gorman’s many evocations of the writings of African American poets, writers and leaders, a backdrop of reference that provided poignant and pointed context for the historic moment.

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The School Shutdown of 2020, Impact and Adjustments

Teachers, Students and Administrators… In their own words

JANUARY 2021 PODCAST – During this past year, we have explored relevant and topical educational issues each month. In today’s podcast, we’ll take a look back at some of the memorable moments from our 2020 podcasts. Our focus will be on how teachers adjusted to the school shutdown.

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