Posted: 11/02/23

Latest Podcast Offering from TAMIU College of Ed Now Airing



Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) College of Education has taken to the internet “airwaves” with an innovative video podcast focused on teacher education.

The latest in the video podcast series launched Nov. 8.  The series began Aug. 16.

“Preparing Teachers for the Real World” is available here. 

TAMIU Dean of the College of Education, Dr. James O’Meara, said the podcast initiative, dubbed “Conversations on Teacher Education,” is intended to provide an accessible platform to shine a light on education.

“As the region’s top producer of teacher candidates, we want to shine a light on educator needs, provide insight into the profession, and share guidance and best practices.  Our video podcast guests include members of the TAMIU College of Education faculty and local educators from both Laredo and United Independent School Districts.  We’re collaborating with superintendents Dr. Sylvia Rios of Laredo ISD and David González of United ISD to help share this initiative,” Dr. O’Meara said.

The initiative is funded by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity as part of the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity’s (BranchED) National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center and is an extension of the College of Education’s continuing role in The Texas A&M University System’s ongoing “We Teach Texas” outreach program. 

“Our goal is shared understanding among teachers, and we believe that the video podcast platform provides us with an accessible and relevant mechanism to reach our educators, providing them with insight and resources they can share 24/7. The series is accompanied by other digital resources including guides and handbooks,” he explained.

The “Conversation on Teacher Education” Video Podcast Series is hosted by Garrett Hottle and was produced by the College Station-based creative team of Podcast Architects.

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Threads, X-Twitter, and YouTube.