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A podcast for language teachers created by language teachers! Will include: interviews, tips, tools & inspiration for your classroom.
A podcast for language teachers created by language teachers! Will include: interviews, tips, tools & inspiration for your classroom.
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Inspired Proficiency Podcast

Creators: Ashley Uyaguari & Becky Searls 

We find that the most inspiring moments in our careers have been those when we are connecting with like-minded, passionate teachers. We want to launch this podcast as a space for teachers to come together, share their best tips and ideas, and inspire one another. 

This podcast will bring professional development to your ears! We plan on talking with your favorite teachers, presenters, bloggers, and online contributors about things that will directly apply to YOUR classroom.  This podcast aims to provide inspiration conveniently; you can listen to us while driving, cooking or even grading.

The ACTFL convention is once a year and even with regional and state conferences, teachers don’t have enough time, energy or funds for the professional development they need in order to be the best teachers we want to be. This Inspired Proficiency Podcast hopes to provide some of what’s missing in those gaps.

Created by Ashley Uyaguari & Becky Searls  

Logistics:

We will create our first season, 10 episodes starting in mid-February and ending in June. Each episode will be about 45 minutes and will consist of 3 segments. 

Here is an overview of our segments:

1. An opening with both Becky and Ashley talking about their classrooms, WL teaching news, highlighting resources online and trending conversations in the WL teaching community. 

2. An interview with a passionate, successful teacher. We will focus on topics that will inspire ideas to implement immediately in your classroom. 

3. A variety segment that will change each episode. Some ideas include: listener involvement, games, voices from more teachers, a panel, student voices or more! This segment will be shaped by the Inspiring Team Members backing this project. 

We plan to release an episode every 2 weeks. Ashley will manage one per month and Becky the other. We are hiring out for the technical work. 

Funds will cover:

Microphones, headsets, editing, mixing, audio quality, website hosting, cover art, music, advertising and content. If we surpass our goal, we will produce more episodes (Season 2) and upgrade equipment.  

 

Risks and challenges

Becky and Ashley are both teachers with busy schedules! But, this is a passion project for us. We've decided to use this Kickstarter so that we can get help from professionals to get this quality product to you. We are committed to producing 10 episodes if we fund this Kickstarter! And more if we exceed it! We hope to continue into the future.

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    You'll get a shoutout on our first podcast episode and on our website as someone who made this project possible!

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    Inspiring Team Member!

    You'll earn full membership to our Inspiring Team. This includes behind the scenes access to Becky, Ashley & our content, ability to vote on cover art, music, topics and segment ideas. This will be YOUR pod and we'll communicate with you regularly along the way to get your feedback. We want to make this a podcast for all of us.

    You will also get a shout out on the first episode and on our website as an Inspiring Team Member. Ashley will facilitate this Inspiring Team via Facebook groups, with e-mail option for those who prefer that.

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    Inspiring Sponsor

    Sponsor a segment of the show for our whole first season (10 episodes). We'll read your name/company name and a short announcement (30-60 seconds). Advertise your TPT, blog or company!

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