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Upgraded by Hobsons Episode Seven

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In this episode, we hear from a man once recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski shares his view on getting more minorities into college. Also, a story of a boy who had to bus over a mountain to get to a better school. Now the man that boy became, talks of his struggles with racism, ostracization back home and his relentless pursuit for a better life. Finally, a fascinating look at the correlation between what you study in school and your earning potential.

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Upgraded by Hobsons Episode Seven

  1. 1. Episode 1: First Class A m o n t h l y p o d c a s t a b o u t c o n n e c t i n g l e a r n i n g t o l i f e .
  2. 2. UpgradedbyHobsons This is a podcast for those interested in topics related to education and student success. In each episode, we’ll explore themes related to: • What it means to be truly ready for college and career: academically, socially, emotionally and financially. • How to ensure that students gain exposure to the best possible educational opportunities. • Where educators are trying new ways to engage students – young and old – to improve outcomes. About the Podcast
  3. 3. What is Upgraded? UpgradedbyHobsons In Episode Seven of Upgraded by Hobsons, we hear from a man once recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski shares his view on getting more minorities into college. Also, a story of a boy who had to bus over a mountain to get to a better school. Now the man that boy became, talks of his struggles with racism, ostracization back home and his relentless pursuit for a better life. Finally, a fascinating look at the correlation between what you study in school and your earning potential. This is Upgraded by Hobsons.
  4. 4. Upgraded Extra Credits TheLinkBetweenWhatYouStudyandWhatYouEarn The relationship between what you study in college vs. what you stand to make when you graduate, may not be as obvious as you think. Listen to this excerpt from Tony Carnevale of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. He also addresses the growing divide at some of America’s most prestigious colleges. Listen to this story
  5. 5. Upgraded Extra Credits WhatYouNeedtoKnowaboutGettingMoreMinoritiesintoCollege Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been recognized by TIME magazine as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world, as well as 1 of 10 of the best college presidents in America. So, needless to say, he has some pretty clear & inspiring ideas on how to best move education forward. In this excerpt, he talks about how graduation rates have changed over time, what we need to do now to help more minorities get into college, and the power of our thoughts. Listen to this story
  6. 6. Upgraded Extra Credits GettingOvertheMountain This is a story of a boy who had to bus over a mountain to get to a better school. Now the man that boy became, talks of his struggles with racism, ostracization back home and his relentless pursuit for a better life. Listen to this story
  7. 7. Upgraded Extra Credits LessonsinKeepingKindergartenLesson-Light Kindergarten is a transformational year for its wee little students. Near-toddlers turning into big-kids. There are many transitions during kindergarten to ready these little people for what’s ahead...but how we’re getting them ready is what’s in question in this next story. Listen to this story
  8. 8. Upgraded Extra Credits FlippingtheClassroom This is a story about a guy who turned one of the worst schools in his state into a prosperous and happy place of learning. And he did it by “flipping” the classroom. Listen to this story
  9. 9. Upgraded Extra Credits TheFirstGenerationStruggle Statistically speaking, there are now more first generation students than any other kind. So why do so many struggle? What makes the experience altogether overwhelming? It goes beyond the academics. Listen to this story
  10. 10. Upgraded by Hobsons is a podcast about connecting learning to life. Subscribe on iTunes or follow us on SoundCloud so you don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to Upgraded by Hobsons Subscribe to Podcast UpgradedbyHobsons Subscribe on iTunes Follow us on SoundCloud

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