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TTT#377 Dasani: Invisible Child Conversations w/ Marina Lombardo, Maribeth Whitehouse, Stephanie West-Puckett, Al Elliott 1.8.14

63:39 minutes (43.71 MB)

On this episode of TTT we offer a conversation about the NY Times articles on Dasani: Invisible Child

We are joined by:

Marina Lombardo Maribeth Whitehouse Stephanie West-Puckett Al Elliott

We were moved the NY Times articles and the issues they raise. Many of us teach students similar to Dasani, and this Times series gives us a great opportunity to talk about the issues that students like her present in our classrooms.

This is our third conversation about Dasani and students who face similar challenges, and what it's like to be teachers in schools with students facing the challenges of poverty. Also see:

We'd love to know what your perspectives are on the issues raised in the Times series.

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and to find links to several of the resources shared during this episode of TTT.

TTT#375 Hour of Code and Dasani w/ Nikhil Goyal, Maurya Couvares, Mia Zamora, Kim Douillard, Stephanie West-Puckett 12.11.13

66:12 minutes (45.45 MB)

On this episode of TTT, recorded on 12.11.13, join Nikhil Goyal , Maurya Couvares @MauryaCouvares , Mia Zamora @MiaZamoraPhD , Kim Douillard @kd0602 , and Stephanie West-Puckett @fieldpeaz as they help us make connections between Hour of Code and the recent "Dasani: Invisible Child" series in the New York Times


Pat Delaney wasn't able to join us but he sent along this provocation:


Monika Hardy exploreed the juxtaposition of Hour of Code with Dasani, when she wrote in an email:

I think the stories of Leo and Marc fit in nicely as well.

Freire's - how to have liberation without trust.. esp the story behind Leo and Patrick: Did we trust a homeless black man could code? Did we trust a young white tech entrepreneur wasn't just wanting to look good in his offer?


ScriptEd's co-founder, Maurya Couvares suggested:

You might want to read this article. One of our students wrote it -- I think it might a good talking point for [this episode of TTT]:

ScriptEd teaches computer programming to students in low resource high schools, and places its students in internships with technology firms.

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TTT#376 - Dasani: Invisible Child Conversations with Virginia Vitzthum and Jake Jacobs - 12.18.13

59:33 minutes (40.9 MB)

The NY Times Invisible Child: Dasani articles are our focus on this episode of TTT.

Paul Allison @paulallison is joined by one of his colleagues from New Directions Secondary School, Jake Jacobs @NYarteacher and by Virginia Vitzthum @myblinddate , Editor of Youth Communications' Represent magazine The youth-written stories in Represent give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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and to find many links to the resources shared during this episode of TTT.

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