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Educational Odyssey - Episode 5
Episode 5 - Senior Podcast: Students' Stories of Success and Determination
A conversation with Dr. Baez, Karen Ramirez, Anthony Sarceno and Philice McElroy share their journey on this edition of Senior Spotlight. Hear their stories as they describe their road to college and the invaluable support of their counselors. Tune in Today!
Guest Speaker(s):
  • Karen Ramirez
  • Anthony Sarceno
  • Philice McElroy
Educational Odyssey: A Journey Through K-12 Programs
Episode 4 - Unlocking Literacy: A Conversation about the Importance of Reading
About Literacy and why it matters: Literacy is not just a skill; it’s a lifelong journey. It empowers individuals to think critically, communicate effectively, and navigate the world's complexities. As educators, librarians, and students, we all have a role to play in promoting literacy and ensuring that everyone has the power to unlock the power of reading.
Guest Speaker(s):
  • Amy Uyeshima, Principal, Logan Academy of Global Ecology
  • Katharina Franck, Teacher Librarian
  • Zoe Parra, 5th Grade Student
Educational Odyssey: A Journey Through K-12 Programst
Episode 3 - Future of Journalism with Special Focus on Student Journalists
A conversation with Dr. Baez, CAO of LAUSD, with Van Nuys HS newspaper staff, "The Mirror," discuss the use of AI in their research, the future of journalism, and the importance of writing.
Guest Speaker(s):
  • Van Nuys HS Newspaper Staff
Educational Odyssey: A Journey Through K-12 Programst
Episode 2 - Navigating BETTER FAFSA for College Success
A conversation between Dr. Baez, Alison Murray, Antonia Guzman, Gerardo, and Quitxia Aguila from the International Studies Learning Center helps guide students and their families through the intricate process of BETTER FAFSA. This podcast will provide valuable insights and tips to demystify BETTER FAFSA, making higher education more accessible.
Guest Speaker(s):
  • Alison Murray, History Teacher
  • Antonia Guzman, AP English Teacher
  • Gerardo and Quitxia, students
Educational Odyssey: A Journey Through K-12 Programst
Episode 1 - Innovation Intellectuals: A Robotic Journey
A conversation between Dr. Baez, Coach Harold Halcomb, and two students from Robert H. Lewis Continuation High School talk about the Robotics team and how it enhanced their high school experience. How working together as a team evoked camaraderie, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and thinking fast on your feet.

This podcast will explore the impact, excitement, and educational benefits of Robotic programs in schools and how students and their coaches are shaping the future through Robotics. Plus, we highlighted the students’ achievements, their teacher’s dedication, and the boundless opportunities that arise from embracing robotics in the classroom.
Guest Speaker(s):
  • Dr. Harold Halcomb, Robotics Coach/Science Teacher
  • Marielena Gonzalez, Student
  • Christian Martinez, Student
  • Erick Sanchez