In this new world of remote learning, most districts are evaluating the resources they’ll be using in the fall and with good reason. Without standards-aligned materials, students are unlikely to have access to coherent content. The choices districts make about instructional materials will impact teachers and students the most. What’s more, since teachers use instructional materials daily and are closest to the needs of the students in their classrooms, they have a unique lens into what works and what should be considered when selecting new programs. In this webinar, learn three ways to advocate for high-quality instructional materials and hear from educators who have successfully used their voice to advocate for quality.
Melody Arabo is an Outreach Specialist for EdReports, developing partnerships with states, districts, and non-profits across the country to ensure students have access to high-quality instructional materials. Prior to this role, Melody was a Teacher Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education and was honored to serve as the 2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year.
Amy Cox is a 21-year veteran educator with a continued commitment to support student and teacher growth through advocacy, collaboration, professional development, and leadership. Amy currently reviews ELA grades 3-5 materials with EdReports, is an Instructional ELA Coach for Instruction Partners TN, serving on the Knox County Teacher Advisory Committee for the past three years, and currently serves as a third grade ELA educator at Halls Elementary School.
Joshua Sawyer is the Secondary Math Coach (7-12) for Camden County Schools in Camden, NC. Over his 17 years in educational service, he has also served as a high school math teacher, department chair, adjunct instructor, AP Statistics Reader, test item writer and reviewer, tutor, consultant, and mentor. Joshua has been a math reviewer with EdReports since 2016.