Listenwise makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling non-fiction stories to the classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time.
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Founder and CEO
Monica Brady-Myerov is a 25-year veteran public radio journalist and host and the founder of Listenwise. Before founding Listenwise, she was Senior Reporter and Assistant Managing Editor at WBUR in Boston and her reports have been heard on NPR, Marketplace and numerous other outlets nationally and internationally. Monica’s reporting on education won two 2005 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her stories on closing the achievement gap and First Prize from The Education Writers Association in 2009 for her series on the high school dropout crisis.
Karen Gage is an education technology industry veteran with a flair for understanding markets and client needs. She is known for delivering high impact strategy during her 15+ years leading marketing and product organizations. Karen was instrumental in helping create and evolve the learning management system industry – from the early introduction to a ubiquitous core technology in education. Most recently she was VP of Technology Products for Pearson’s School Achievement Services. There she saw that K-12 educators were ready to embrace digital innovation and that inspired her to join Listenwise in 2014.
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Listenwise's partnership with NPR brings one of the most trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts, into the classroom.
StudySync Blasts are short Tweet-length reading and writing assignments with associated research materials based on timely, high-interest topics of cultural significance.
Pearson myPerspectives TM, a Grades 6-12 English Language Arts curriculum features Listenwise connections that build on topics students are exploring in the program to make learning relevant and meaningful
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
“I love that public radio helps me keep my curriculum current. Whenever I’m driving to work or thinking about it I hear a story and think – Oh that has to do with immigration and we are studying immigration and it has to do with today’s news. And I love that then on Listenwise I can log in and put in a key word and I’ve got a lesson plan, I’ve got the story I don’t have to go searching back for it. It’s just there for me. It’s a great resource.”
— Jenn KayGoodman, 7th Grade humanities teacher, Cambridge, Mass
September 1, 2016S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition
August 30, 2016Employing the Serial Podcast as a Primary Text
August 23, 2016Using Authentic Audio Resources from Listenwise to Bring Non-fiction to Life
The Cornerstone for Teachers
July 13, 2016Listen Current Rebrands to Listenwise
May 15, 2016Listenwise: Bringing World-Class Podcasts into the Classroom
Cult of Pedagogy
April 6, 2016Listen Current Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist
SIIA & Listenwise
March 17, 2016The Value of Using Podcasts in Class
March 8, 2016Curriculum Organization Partners with NPR to Offer More Classroom Audio
March 8, 2016NPR Partners With Listen Current to Bring Public Radio to the Classroom
NPR & Listenwise
September 2, 2015Edtech Q&A with Monica Brady-Myerov, Founder of Listen Current
July 21, 2015Closed Captioning Gives Literacy a Boost
June 19, 2015Public radio program Listen Current & learning of the past in Lowell
The Lowell Sun
June 1, 2015Listen Current Announces FREE Summer Access to Listen Current PREMIUM for all teachers and parents
May 29, 2015Pearson Partners with Listen Current to Enhance Curriculum with Daily Current Events
March 11, 2015What Teens are Learning From ‘Serial’ and Other Podcasts
February 19, 2015Teaching Students To Listen With Public Radio
WBUR Learning Lab
February 9, 2015Listen Current Announces $950,000 in Seed Funding
December 11, 2014Listen Current voted Most Likely to Succeed by peers in publishing
October 27, 2014Listen Up! 5 Reasons to Use Public Radio in the Classroom
September 12, 2014Listen Current Named 2014 Innovative Education Technology of the Year By MassTLC
August 4, 2014Listen Edition Launches New Platform Listen Current
May 20, 2014Edtech startup Listen Edition now helping 35k students learn through public radio
Boston Business Journal
April 3, 2014Listen Edition Launches FREE Edmodo App with Public Radio!
January 1, 2014Listen Edition is one of 11 Startups Poised to Make Noise in 2014!
December 12, 2013Listen Edition Named Top 10 Start-up to Watch that was founded in 2013!
Boston Business Journal
October 13, 2013Former WBUR Reporter Targets Student Listening Skills With Listen Edition
Boston Business Journal
October 6, 2013Listen Here
Boston Globe Magazine
September 20, 2013Education tech start-ups: No longer the ‘sleepy’ crowd
The Christian Science Monitor
September 19, 2013Boston Graduates Yet Another Class (of Startups)
September 19, 2013EdTech Community Gathers from Far & Wide for LLX Demo Day
Ed Tech Times
June 10, 2013LearnLaunchX Names First Cohort Startups, Awards $350,000 in Funding and Support
The Wall Street Journal