The guests on this exciting episode of Building the Bridge are Jess Kertz and Jostin Grimes, a pair of Education Specialists for Soundtrap at Spotify. Prior to joining the Soundtrap team, Jess was an educator in Chicago schools, and Jostin was an elementary school teacher in Atlanta and a program manager for STEM to the Future, among other roles.
In the interview, Jess and Jostin share the benefits of podcasting in the classroom with Dr. Oliver. They discuss how podcasting can be an effective learning strategy in any environment -- in-person, hybrid, or remote -- and how it helps students develop key 21st century skills.
Podcasting is a way for students to engage in project-based learning and tap into their creativity. Importantly, participating in podcasting is also a powerful way for students to foster their social-emotional skills. Many students use podcasting as a way to deeply explore their thoughts, ideas, and personal stories, and to share things they’d otherwise be reluctant to share. Listen to the episode to find out more about the links between podcasting and social-emotional learning (SEL), STEM, the 4Cs (creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking), and more.