Release Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2022

New PBS Wisconsin Education podcast features local educator

New PBS Wisconsin Education podcast features local educator

PBS Wisconsin Education is excited to announce the launch of its aka Teacher podcast, featuring local educator Daniel Torres-Rangel, research and innovation strategist at ROCKiT Madison Metropolitan School District, as one of four co-hosts.

The aka Teacher podcast – created with and for Wisconsin educators – explores how educators balance their many roles, and the joys, challenges and questions that come with their profession. It is part of an online suite of resources that includes videos, essays and other materials for today’s educators.

Initial episodes introduce the four talented and dynamic Wisconsin educator co-hosts, review what they are experiencing this school year, and examine important topics at the top of educators’ minds.

Torres-Rangel, the aka Teacher idea innovator, comes from a family of teachers. He started as a math teacher and has served in teaching and administrator roles in public and private schools. He currently works at the district level in an education research and innovation team.

“Elevating educators’ experiences and insights on this platform to discuss the topics at the top of their minds is a way to honor and share the deep expertise we have in the state,” said Alyssa Tsagong, PBS Wisconsin director of education. “I learn so much from listening to them, and I know you will, too.”

Listen as they welcome guests with important insights and questions on topics like mental health, school culture, teacher morale, educational policy changes and much more at pbswisconsineducation.org/akateacher.

PBS Wisconsin is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PBS Wisconsin is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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