Building Knowledge

Building Knowledge

Building Knowledge explores the mission and vision of the Core Knowledge Foundation through its content and the schools that utilize it.

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August 9, 2022 22 min

In this episode was are talking with Gina Anderson, Core Knowledge Curriculum Coordinator at TASIS Portugal. We discuss the successes and the challenges that TASIS Portugal has faced in implementing Core Knowledge in an International setting.

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In this episode we are talking with Lulu Delarce, New York Times best selling author and writer of Us in Progress, one of the trade books used in our CKLA grade 8 materials. We discuss the creation of this collection of short stories as well as the importance of the topics covered in selections in the Latino community and beyond. To learn more about Lulu Delarce, check out her website: https://www.luludelacre.com/

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In this episode we are talking with Micki Shore, curriculum director at All Saints Catholic School in Canton, Michigan. Mickie shares with her schools journey with Core Knowledge and successful implementation and how this curriculum can fit into a religious education setting. 

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In this episode we are chatting with Gerald Terrell, school support specialist at the Core Knowledge Foundation.  Gerald shares with us a story from the summer of 1955 and his first steps on his journey to building his own base of knowledge.

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In this episode we are chatting with Linda Bevilacqua, President of the Core Knowledge Foundation about the CKLA Middle School materials.

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Find out everything that is happening at the Core Knowledge Foundation this summer, including what new materials that will available for purchase and free download.

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In this episode we speak to Adam Tyner, Ph.D, associate director of research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Adam shares with us some of the finding from the Social Studies Instruction and Reading Comprehension: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (9/2020) The full report can be found here: https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/resources/social-studies-instruction-and-reading-comprehension

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In this episode we are chatting with Hannah Lovely, a graduate of a Core Knowledge School and a college student who is pursuing a degree in history for secondary education. We discuss her early Core Knowledge education as well as how Core Knowledge has influenced her career path.

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In this episode with talk with Dr. Lari Dean principal at John Adams Elementary School, one of three Core Knowledge Schools in the Riverside Unified School District in Riverside, CA.  Lari shares with us her journey with Core Knowledge and offers suggestions and advice for strong implementation.

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In today's episode we are Speaking with John Holdren, who is the writer  of our Core Classics series which includes several works by William Shakespeare. We learn about how these works are adapted in order to be accessible to young readers and why Shakespeare is so important to a knowledge rich education.

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In this episode we talk with Stephanie Musser, Founder and CEO of Candeo Schools in Arizona. We discuss how Candeo uses all three Core Knowledge curricula and discuss how leaders can support their teachers in strong Core Knowledge implementation. 

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In this episode we chat with Kelly Romm, a second grade teacher and curriculum coordinator  at  Grayhawk Elementary, in the Paradise Valley School District in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kelly tells us about her role at Grayhawk as well as the role that parents play in the success of Core Knowledge at the school.

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In this episode we talk to Casey Churchill, principal at Liberty Common School in Fort Collins, Colorado. Liberty Common School is a Core Knowledge School of Distinction and also employs a Classical Model. In our interview, Casey gives insight into how Core Knowledge can fit into this educational framework.

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This interview with Dr. Dan Franck explores the rational for the creation of the CKSci curriculum for grades K-5 and previews our new 6-8 Science Literacy Program.

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In the second and final part of our interview with Dr. E.D. Hirsch we discuss the issue of quality teacher preparation in the United States. 

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March 21, 2022 19 min

In Part 1 of this interview, Dr. Hirsch discusses the importance of knowledge based schooling in America today. At 94 Dr. Hirsch still has a lot to say on this subject and much more.  We also talk about his latest book American Ethnicity which will available later this Spring through the Core Knowledge Foundation. 

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