EDUTAINMENT

Primary Source Learning

What is it?

The process of Entertaining and/or inspiring people at the same time as you are teaching them something from a primary source through video conferencing technology. I prefer to use Zoom as it is compatible with any device as well as browser, and is very easy for guest speakers to connect regardless of tech ability.
  • Molodi Dance performance

  • Daniel Platzman (drummer for Imagine Dragons) 2 campuses

  • Comedian Rob Schneider 2 campuses

  • A&R WorldWide President and founder Sat Bisla 2 classes

  • 9/11 WTC survivor Michelle Rosado 2 campuses

  • 9/11 WTC survivor Artie Van Why

  • Composer Boris Brott

  • All star pitcher and gold medal winner Jim Abbott

  • 9/11 WTC survivor Brian Branco

  • Former CIA Operative Valerie Plame 2 campuses

  • 9/11 WTC survivor William Raff 5th grade assembly Cadence

  • 9/11 WTC survivor Angela Brock 5th grade assembly St. Rose & Clark High School history students

  • 9/11 Pentagon Survivor Dan Holdridge 2 campuses

  • Produced a 9/11 tribute video with students for YouTube

  • Girard Hendelman owner of the GSH Group

  • Dr. Mark Sullivan OSU professor and business expert

  • Michael Duffy Senior Editor TIME Magazine

  • Yev Zakharkin photographer to an art class

  • Oscar winner Grant Heslov in a theater class.

  • MEG author Steve Alten in a Creative Writing class

  • Produced a student tribute video in correlation with recording artist Danny Gokey

  • Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser to five campuses (including Pinecrest) across the Country

  • Daniel Park concert and lecture

  • Guest lecturer for 6 history classes at the same time with North Korean Concentration Camp Survivor Shin Dong-Hyuk

  • Guest lecturer for 8 science classes, actor Dolph Lundgren

  • Children’s book illustrator Elinor Blake

  • Rainer Hoess - Peace advocate and grandson of Auschwitz Commandant Rudolph Hoess

  • Michael Regan- Son of President Ronald Regan

  • Rick Harrison- Host/Creator of History Channel's Pawn Stars

  • Nevada State Bank President Terry Shirey

  • Oakland Raiders former Running Back Napoleon McCallum

  • Dyan deNapoli Penguin expert and Children’s Author

  • Dr. Dee Boersma Professor of Marine Biology University of Washington

  • Dr. Frederick Hess Harvard University Education Professor

  • St. Rose

  • Rachael Tulloch Manager for International Recording Artist Vance Joy

  • Dr. John Charles Chief Scientist of Human Research at NASA

  • Dr. Zach Truman- Orthodontist/Business owner Henderson, NV

  • Dr. Jon Coe “father” of Modern Zoological Design

  • Michelle Kuruc Vice President of the World Wildlife Fund

  • Marc Hale Solar Power expert and business owner

  • Dr. Craig Benkman professor University of Wyoming Zoology

  • Dr. Linda Bui Professor Environmental Sciences LSU

  • Matt Schindler owner of WDM Architects specializing in zoological design.

  • Horizon

  • Grammy winning musician Kenny Loggins 

  • Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong partial owner of the Lakers and Zoom Video Communications

  • Joe Sanchez - SeaWorld Head Trainer

  • Ben Fong-Torres-Rolling Stone Magazine Editor

  • Eric Carle Museum Curator Courtney Waring

  • Brian Lies- Caldecot Medal Recipient

  • 11 time Emmy Winning Director Nick Nanton

  • Cello Prodigy Isaiah Kim

  • Paleontologist Dr. Joshua Bonde

  • Astrogeologist Dr. Christopher Adcock

  • Dr. Jhagdish Bhagwati- Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University

  • John Ondrasek (Five For Fighting)

  • Movie producer - Lon Strickland

  • U.S. Housing and Ubran Development Secretary - Dr. Ben Carson 

  • Grammy nominated Producer - Khao Gates

  • Robert Ray Shafer - Actor (NBC's The Office)

  • Chief of Staff NV State Treasurer - Grant Hewitt

  • USAF Technical Sergeant Bradley Molnar

  • Life Coach - Josiah Alipate

  • Comedian - Brian Reagan

  • CEO of PBS - Paula Kerger - Leadership class

  • Manager of Imagine Dragons - Mac Reynolds

  • Grammy winning artist - Marc Cohn

  • Comedian and Actor - Harland Williams

  • Oscar nominated director - Roko Belic

  • Astronaut - Dr. Story Musgrave

  • Bassist for Fitz and the Tantrums - Joe Karnes

  • State of Nevada Attorney General - Adam Laxalt

  • LVRJ Digital Marketing associate - Damone Colston

  • LVRJ Education Writer - Meghin Delaney

  • Engineer - Ron Jarrett

  • Cirque Acrobat - Johanna Sapakie

  • Financial planner/Entrepreneur Armstrong Williams

  • Dolph Lundgren

  • Finalist on the X-Factor - Kristine Mirelle

  • Voice of Siri - Susan Bennett - Choir class

  • CEO NV Sand and Gravel, Impact Companies - Bill Wadley

  • Ceo of Sababa Water company - Jonathan Stone

  • Spencer Ludwig- Trumpeter and singer

  • Dr. Jim Withers- Creator of the homeless outreach for University of Pittsburgh

  • Mimicking Birds-International recording Artists- music class

  • Joe Everson-Singing painter- Art class

  • Jackie Valley- Las Vegas Sun and NV independent writer- Journalism classes

  • Jim “The Rookie” Morris- Oldest rookie pitcher in major league baseball history

  • Frank Abagnale Jr.- Author of “Catch ME If You Can” FBI Agent 40 years- Cyber Security classes

  • Thomas H. Begay- WW2 Veteran/ Navajo Code Talker

  • Vanessa Carlton- Grammy nominated musician “if I could walk 1,000 miles”

  • Paul Janeway- Lead singer of St. Paul & the Broken Bones- Music class

  • Debra Jo Rupp- Actress That 70s Show, Friends, Seinfeld, This Is Us, The Ranch

  • Dr. Susan Shoelwer- Curator for Mount Vernon

  • Judge Alberto Gonzales- 80th United States Attorney's General, Texas State Supreme Court Justice

  • Dr. Arthur McDonald- Nobel Prize Winning Astrophysicist

  • Stephen Merchant- The Creator of NBC’s the Office

  • Coyote Peterson- YouTube host of the show Brave Wilderness

  • Robert Flummerfelt- Founder of CARE (Central African Relief Effort)

  • Kevin Chiucchini- Great Grandson of Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to history students about his ancestor

  • Bradly Blakeman- Senior Staff Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush spoke to Government students.

  • Bryan Cranston- 6 time Emmy Award winning actor

  • Chris Edwards- Nevada Assemblyman

  • Ted Pretty- FOX News Weatherman

  • Arby Hambric- WWII/Korean War and Vietnam Conflict Veteran

  • Rajen Sheth - Creator of Google Drive/Gmail/the Chromebook

  • Robin Leach- Creator of the Food Network and journalist

  • Lisa Song Sutton- 2014 Ms. Nevada and Forbes Magazine Journalist

  • Steve Yeager- Nevada Assemblyman

  • ensured the involvement of the FBI in teaching internet safety 

  • Rob Buyea- author of Because of Mr. Terupt 

  • Olivia Diaz- Assemblywoman

  • Scott Hammond- Senator

  • Mark Manendo- Senator

  • Lesley Cohen- Assemblywoman

  • Lauren Diaz- Singer from the television show The Voice

  • Robert Ray Shafer- from the hit television show The Office

  • Jerry Misko- Artist

  • John Lehr- TBS/Hulu/NBC actor

  • Phillipe Dunnigan - Violinist for Celine Dion

  • Gary Sage- Professional Vocal Technician

  • Derek Sante- Film critic

  • Elonka Dunin- Author/video game designer/cryptologist

  • Alan Gratz- author of Prisoner B-3087

  • Aldo Mencatto- Fashion designer

  • Dr. David Tenanhaus- UNLV Civil Rights Professor

  • Nate Tannenbaum- KTNV weatherrman

  • Greg Topp- USA Today Education writer

  • Drew Sauter- Inventor and Scientist  

  • Rudy Ruettiger- Author and namesake to a movie made about him

  • Dr. Story Musgraves- 5 time astronaut 

  • Billy Max Coleman- Aeronautical and space engineer

  • Clint Hill- Former Secret Service

  • Sam Jones- Rolling Stone/TIME magazine photographer

  • Matt Martin- LucasFilms writer

  • Kristina Pickering- Supreme Court Justice

  • Matthew Woodard- Ninjitsu Shihan ​​

  • Motivational speaker Pastor Henry Sneed

  • OSU Business Professor Dr. Mark Sullivan

  • Journalist Derek Sante

  • Chris Cleveland from the band Stars Go Dim​​

  • 9/11 Pentagon Survivor Dan Holdridge

  • 9/11 WTC survivor William Raff

  • 9/11 WTC survivor Brian Branco

  • U.S. Special Forces Soldier, Horse Soldier Bart Decker

  • One of the last soldiers out of Vietnam Terry Bennington

  • Artie Van Why (WTC survivor):

  • Sioux North High School Canada

  • Ben Lesser (Holocaust survivor):

  • John Ondrasik (lead singer of Five for Fighting):

  • Cadence/Somerset College Prep Miami

  • Thomas Franklin (9/11 photographer and college professor Montclair State University):

  • Dr. George Wickes (one of the first soldiers in Vietnam in 1945):

  • Alexandra Berzon (Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the Wall Street Journal):

  • Dr. William Julius Wilson (Harvard Sociology Professor)

  • Dr. John Lott (Fox News Criminology consultant and Criminology College Professor)

  • Dr. Robert Sternberg (Psychology Professor Cornell)

  • Martin Cooper (Inventor of the personal cell phone)

  • Bob Odenkirk (writer & Actor Be  tter Call Saul, the Incredibles 2, SNL, Breaking Bad)

  • Eric Yuan (CEO of Zoom Video Communications)

  • Robert Patrick (actor X-Files Terminator 2, Spy Kids)

  • Dr. Joshua Bonde (lead Paleontologist Las Vegas Museum of Natural History):

  • Dr. H.W. Brands (U.S. Historian and University of Texas Professor)

  • Zach Schonfeld (Senior writer Newsweek)

  • Ben Fong Torres (former Senior Editor Rolling Stone Magazine)

  • Fernando Zulueta (Founder and President of Academica)

  • Civil Rights Activist/co-creator of hip hop Kurtis Blow

  • Michael Franzese (former Capo of the Columbo Crime Family and current motivational speaker) 

  • Dr. Ian Stewart (Mathematician University of Warwick England)

  • Mark Rossini (former FBI Agent 9/11 comission)

  • Representatives from Texas A & M, University of Miami and Arizona State University Admissions

  • Dr. Brian Hosmer (Natives American Professor University of Tulsa)

  • Dr. David Eisenbud (Mathematician UC Berkeley)

  • Dr. Michael Pittaro (Criminology Professor American Military University)

  • Nevada State Senator Scott Hammond

  • Anthony Sullivan (CEO and Spokesperson for Oxyclean)

  • Lt. Col Alfred Shehab (ret.) Battle of the Bulge and D-Day Veteran-

  • Melissa McCracken (Synesthisia Artist)

  • Dr. Cathleen Lewis (Curator National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institute)

  • Dr. Michael Neufeld (Curator National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institute)

  • Jimmy Lee (Pearl Harbor Eye Witness)

  • Noah Lee (Harvard Cello Prodigy)

  • Sidney Lee (Juiliard Cello Prodigy)

  • NV State Attorneys General Aaron Ford

  • Director of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Dr. Henry Brem

Who have we met?

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Phone: 7025757690
Email:  Ralph.Krauss@pinecrestnv.org

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