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APM partners with Listenwise to bring award-winning science podcast Brains On! into classrooms

APM partners with Listenwise to bring award-winning science podcast Brains On! into classrooms

PRESS RELEASE · Saint Paul MN, United States ·

APM Studios, the podcast production division of American Public Media (APM), today announced that it has partnered with listening comprehension platform Listenwise to bring Brains On!, APM Studios’ award-winning science podcast for kids, into classrooms nationwide as a learning resource for grades 2-5.

Since its launch in 2012, the mission of Brains On! has been to encourage kids’ natural curiosity using science and history, with host Molly Bloom and a rotation of young co-hosts asking and answering questions about the world that surrounds us. Through the partnership with Listenwise, educators are able to access Brains On! audio segments, accompanied by transcripts and other teaching resources.

“I couldn’t imagine a better home for Brains On! than a platform that advances equitable learning and teaches kids to be better listeners,” said Alex Schaffert, Chief Operating Officer of APM Studios. “Our organizations share the same educational mission. It was a natural fit to partner with Listenwise and bring our stories to life for teachers and students.”

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“We are thrilled to be partnering with Brains On! to enhance our elementary teaching resources for grades 2-5,” said Monica Brady-Myerov, Founder and CEO of Listenwise. “The podcasts are engaging for kids, full of fun facts and can help teachers with lessons on everything from taste buds to tree growth. They are perfect to pair with our teaching resources, interactive transcripts and quizzes.”

Reaching over two million students, Listenwise podcast lessons help students develop listening comprehension and other core literacy skills and build academic vocabulary and background knowledge in a wide range of domains. Listenwise offers opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking about important topics and make connections between the curriculum and the world outside of school.

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