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AASA What Works: Providing Equitable Learning for Rural Students - Shared screen with speaker view
Tech Support Alison
34:50
Welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself in the chat box.
Tech Support Alison
43:00
Please add to the conversation or ask questions here in the chat box! We'll be sure the speakers are able to address your comments or questions later in this session.
Valerie Truesdale
43:52
Please post questions and comments in the chat box. How has your school district focused on Equity?
Jill Underly
45:03
PreK is something we implemented every day at no cost for families - and it's full day. We have a shortage of quality child-care. So a quality pre-K experience is something that we feel is leveling the playing field for all kids.
Jill Underly
45:36
Pecatonica Area School District (Hollandale and Blanchardville, Wisconsin).
Valerie Truesdale
47:48
Thank you, Jill -- full day Pre K that strengthens children's preparation is such a gift to families as well as Ts. How are you all thinking about serving early learners in Fall?
Kristie Brooks
48:24
To focus on equity, we have partnered with National Math and Science Initiative to coach our teachers in instructional practices that will lay the foundation for more advanced content classes. Regardless of zipcode, we want our students to have access and to be enrolled in AP classes. We also have a partnership with our local community college and had 303 out of 485 students complete at least one college course. Chattahoochee County School District, Cusseta, Ga
Tech Support Alison
49:28
Thanks for sharing Kristie - your district's commitment to opening AP access to all students is notable!
Tech Support Jimmy
51:02
(I taught AP Calc and AP Stats for a Rurual district for 7 years. I've seen some kids exceed my greatest expectations by just giving them the opportunity. Giving access to everyone is so critical. I've seen it firsthand!)
Tech Support Jimmy
54:59
Rural*
Jill Underly
58:56
In the fall... good question. We are told that we are expected to go back to school face-to-face, but I know some parents will want to keep their children home. We're still working on how that is going to look.
Valerie Truesdale
01:03:24
Love that idea of paying for college admissions tests for all kids to ensure equitable access
Kristie Brooks
01:06:28
During the pandemic, we have worked to provide access. We sought grants and installed WiFi Ranger Extenders in our parking lots and throughout our community key areas so connectivity would be more available. We still have work to do in access and opportunity, but we continue to seek feedback from our parents and community on what they need. Asking hard questions and being willing to listen to tough answers helps us grow each day.
Valerie Truesdale
01:09:24
Kristie, where are you located? I'd love to hear more about the Ranger Extenders
Kristie Brooks
01:11:11
Cusseta, Ga
Ed Toman
01:15:56
who is on your supt advisory council (example)
Mark Matuska
01:20:15
Thanks Dan and Gwendolyn. Great work in your rural districts.
Jill Underly
01:21:44
Thanks, Valerie. I am so stumped.
Jill Underly
01:23:11
I like the idea of bringing back some kids full time and maybe bringing others back on an A/B schedule.
Ed Toman
01:23:26
Super session and thanks for sharing!
Tech Support Jimmy
01:23:41
There are other webinars on AASA's website with sample plans for schedules for the fall.
Tech Support Alison
01:24:19
Click here to check out other AASA webinars reflecting on these issues: https://aasa.org/AASA-LeadershipNetwork-webinars.aspx
Valerie Truesdale
01:25:36
Maslow before Bloom's...safety, food, love and warmth before content
Jill Underly
01:26:05
THANK YOU