Cultures, Careers, and Communities Podcasting Workshop

During these 10 week workshops, students will learn the intricacies of podcasting from idea development to distribution and create their own podcasts on a topic of their choosing. Students will receive both classroom and field instruction around each step of the podcasting process from idea development, story structure, and sound design to field recording, interviewing, scripting, mixing, and editing. Students will learn the basic flow of podcast production from idea development, story structure, and sound design to field recording, interviewing, scripting, mixing, and editing. Using state of the art equipment, students will participate in interviewing nine or more guests from the community to explore a variety of topics surrounding culture, career options, and community building. This after school workshop will be offered as an elective and students will have the opportunity to earn .5 credit through their participation.

Students will have opportunity to work through local radio stations such as Alaska Public Media or Out North Radio. Once the workshops are completed, student work will be exhibited at a community listening party and will be made available through See Stories’ updated website, which aims to provide story and curriculum resources for teachers around the state of Alaska.

This workshop is generously funded by National Endowment For the Arts.

This workshop is two separate workshops, only open to students at Anchorage West High School and Bettye Davis East High School, located in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Workshop Details

  • March 21, 2023 - May 4, 2023
  • .5 credits


Mona Grib

Mona E. Grib is the instructor for the West Podcasting Workshop. She has an M.A.T in Teaching English, a B.A. in English, and a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language from UW-Wisconsin. Mona has called Anchorage, Alaska home for over 26 years.  Although Mona has instructed at the elementary through university levels, her recent teaching focus has been to English Language Learners (ELL) at the middle and high school level, most of whom are newcomer immigrants and war refugees.  Mona was attracted to this project because of its ability to introduce video and podcasting technology and skills to EL learners and Alaska Native learners and allow them to share their experiences and stories.  Mona loves learning about the lifestyles and cultures of others. She truly believes that sharing stories brings knowledge and fosters an environment of empathy and community.

Kim Liland

Kim Liland is the instructor for the East Podcasting Workshop. She is an ELL teacher at Bettye Davis East High School. She has collaborated with See Stories on after school youth media workshops for the past 6 years, and is now leading workshops independently and bringing in visiting artists to support youth podcasters. Kim herself was an ELL student who grew up between Alaska and the Philippines, and she is an avid garderner, an amazing mom, and is passionate about everything she puts her mind to.

Land Acknowledgement

This workshop is being offered on Dena'ina Land. Learn more about land acknowledgements at