AASA Webinar: Courageous Actions for Equity - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hello everyone.... so pleased to have you join us
Thank you for organizing!
What an amazing statistic! For every $1 a return of $7! Great work!
Glad to be here- thank you for organizing and to the presenters for sharing your district's great work!
Has there been any discussion about the Arts in a virtual world? Art material distribution, band/choir/theatre classes, concerts and plays in a virtual world?
Connection to the human is so important. Encouraging staff and students to share moments of joy during online learning. Also, both staff and students finding platforms to share talents to bring joy to the studnets body i.e social media, zoom, etc.
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Great point, Scott. I've seen some cool things about end of the year virtual talent shows & celebrations of learning
Great topic, facilitator and speakers! Have to sign off for another call. Have a good day...
In some of cases, older siblings are also partners in the education of younger students due to language and economic issues (parents working late) It is an added stress for our kids. What strategies might you share for teachers to support kids who are really living dual lives (parents and child) in this current environment?
What are some of the ways schools are making assignments more meaningful so that school becomes a source of satisfaction and vitality in students’ lives? Beyond check-ins *before* academic learning and breaks *from* academic learning, how are teachers tapping into the social and emotional needs of students *during* academic learning?
Margot - There is some amazing stuff going on out there. This is a huge opportunity for adults to show kids how to use social media in a positive way.
@SuptVPS was a finalist for AASA's National Supt of the Year -- can you see why?!
I love the flexibility in the calendar and the variety to meet every teacher's need.
Project based learning can be a great way to make learning meaningful. I know teachers who have kids developing pod casts, who are doing research on the history of pandemics, who are creating models that show how viruses spread, and writing poetry about their experiences in quarantine. The goal should be to create opportunities for deeper learning, independent reading and research, and presentations where students share what they have learned with their peers.
I love the PL topics. Who offers the PL opportunities each week?
I value how you engaged your union to get support for professional learning.
Are you doing asynchronous or synchronous learning?
Love the professional learning opportunities and the wide range of voices involved in putting that together
Tyra, I offered to my staff every two weeks, but the organization of IUSD would have helped me make sure a variety of topics were available.
Check out Edutopia and the Buck Institute for great examples of project based learning.
Absolutely. PBL, by design, can cultivate engaging learning experiences will create equitable outcomes for children to scale. The challenge here is to ensure that this occurs in all classrooms, in every school, for every child.\
VPS is supporting synchronous and asynchronous professional learning.
Anyone successful helping pre-emergent and emerging readers in this environment?
Dr. Torres' outreach and engagement of her community is an inspiring model.
Another partner who has open access now is @AVID, Content before Tools... taking the lead with virtual learning and training in a HUGE way right now. https://avidopenaccess.org/
Some PBL resources for online learning: https://www.pblworks.org/pbl-online-supporting-families
AVID is a tremendous partner for learning of children and the educators who serve them
Another online resource is Common Sense Media's Wide Open School.
For resources in addressing remote learning challenges during COVID-19 check out https://covid19edtechguidance.com/ provided by CoSN, an AASA partner association.
We can't lose sight of the transformational power of relationships- of human connections. Even in remote ways.
Beyond using PBL, we can also use protocols to help students connect their projects to their own values and build their relationships and sense of self in the process of doing meaningful work.
Deana, I know that Dr. Nell Duke has shared a video of small group reading instruction that can be done remotely. She is a wonderful resource. Here is the link to her video: https://youtu.be/hNHImv_iKEM She also has many, many other resources as well.
Thank you, Lauren. I also think about learning plans created by and with individual students-
Thank you, Edward!
Great point, Eddie -- Nell Duke's resources are tremendously helpful in teaching reading remotely
Hello, Valerie! This is Deana Lopez from Texas. I served on the ASCD board through 2013 and am glad to see you are leading this powerful group!
Engagement team is a great idea.
Great ideas shared about the Engagement Care Team from Dr. Webb and using coaches to assist in personalizing PD for teachers from Dr. Torres! Both excellent initiatives!
Yes, thank you for ideas about Engagement Care Teams!
We are tracking students engagement. I love the idea of the Engagement Care Team.
Very true. As a building admin. I often reach out to students who aren't doing work. Often times I find out that family members are affected, sometimes not. Either way, making that call has caused change and it is rewarding.
Just wanted to share a resource that integrates SEL directly into instruction, so that academic learning becomes a context for students to build authentic relationships and bring their personal values to their work: https://www.solutiontree.com/two-for-one-teaching.html
Thank you, Arron -- great resource for reopening. On May 27, David Schuler, Ann Levett and Andrew Smith will be sharing strategies for reopening high schools on an AASA webinar at 3 pm. Register at:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcO-ppjosHNYMJW7Q9Ij4oOY408iSXAzm
Will there be a webinar to support students in early learning grades (Pre-K-2) and special education?
As a Chief Equity Officer I am very concerned about our gaps. Are many of you gearing up for virtual summer school? How are you ensuring it is meaningful and impactful vs. just what we always do? How are we ensuring that our best and brightest teachers are going to teach summer school?
AASA Early Learning Cohort just held a special Webinar last week on this issue. If you look at the archives the PPT and resources should be there.
Also invite leaders to join Dr. Steven Webb, Dr. Donna Wright and Dr. David Miyashiro for the CoSN/AASA/edWeb June 8 webinar on Digital Equity and Learning Beyond the Classroom at https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20200608/
Great! Thanks Edward!
wanted to share this resource (includes free Customized coaching for leaders to ensure learning can happen anytime, anywhere) https://www.alwaysreadyforlearning.org/
Thanks everyone! Great opportunity to connect with other equity minded leaders.
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This has been an absolutely wonderful webinar! So many excellent resources and thoughts shared here! Thank you to the panelists and to Drs. Sherman and Truesdale! Thank you AASA!
This was a terrific event. Thank you Mort and Valerie and the expertise and wisdom shared from Pedro, Steve and Erika. Much appreciated.
Awesome and valuable information shared. Thank you all for this webinar.
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Thank you!! This was wonderful! Great information!!
Thank you for the valuable information and resources.
Thank you - great session!
Thank you, great conversation and resources.
Tremendous webinar! Thanks so much to all!!
this was fantastic! thank you!
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Thank you! Great information and discussion.
Thank you everyone!