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View The “We Are Iowa News 5” Story About The Rolling Green 5th Grade Podcast “Urbandale Memory Masters”

We Are Iowa News 5 featured these amazing Rolling Green students and inspirational teacher—check out the broadcast below and learn more here!


Rolling Green 5th grade English Language Learner (ELL) students are honing their broadcasting skills with their latest innovative project—the “Urbandale Memory Masters” podcast. Rolling Green ELL Teacher Laura Beth Vander Ploeg was awarded a Making A Difference Grant from the Urbandale Schools and Alumni Foundation (URBSAF) which provided the ability to purchase podcast equipment. Developing the podcast directly supports the work taking place in the EL program as students continue working on their language acquisition through reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The students were thrilled to have recently completed their first episode about the history of Rolling Green. What a fantastic project—take a listen! Stand-alone Link or Spotify Link #empoweringU


Photos below provided by Laura Beth Vander Ploeg.

Rolling Green 5th Grade Podcast