Fifth-grade students from Moss Street Partnership School traveled from Reidsville to record podcasts in UNCG's University Teaching & Learning Commons. Students’ podcasts will be entered into the NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Thanks to UNC Greensboro’s University Teaching & Learning Commons (UTLC), students from Moss Street Partnership School (MSPS) have a shot at having their self-recorded podcast air on National Public Radio (NPR).

In early March, 11 fifth-grade students traveled from Reidsville to utilize UNCG’s podcast studio.

“One of the unique aspects of being a university lab school is the opportunity to collaborate and partner with a variety of faculty and staff at UNCG,” said Allison Ormond, associate director for curriculum at MSPS. “This podcast project is a great example of how access to resources, particularly human resources with specific expertise, can enhance learning outcomes for students.”

Students in three fifth-grade classes worked individually and in teams to research topics like bullying, religion, and women’s rights, and recorded an initial cut of the podcast on their iPads. Six podcasts were chosen by their peers based on information/structure, personality and creativity, production quality, and presentation. The 11 students selected came to UNCG to experience a recording session in UTLC’s podcast studio.

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Originally published March 15, 2019.



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