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Director of Learning Center, KQED Media Literacy Innovator, iCivicsEdNetwork, #CSEducator PBS Digital Innovator, TED Educator, and NAIS Teacher of the Future
#EidMubarak to those that celebrate.
If you’re looking for a great focal point for middle- and high-school kids this fall, have them read John Lewis’ parting words and offer their perspective on what it means, and whether/how it changes their view of their purpose in life. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewis-civil-rights-america.html?referringSource=arti...
Budgets reflect values. “Education has the power to drastically reduce crime by cultivating a productive and informed citizenry while, if treated as a system of empowerment, transforming historically neglected and mistreated communities.” https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/07/30/defund-the-police-weve-been-doing-that.html
Black students with disabilities face disproportionate and dangerous discipline measures and unequal access to needed services. Ensuring Black lives matter in our schools requires dismantling the systems and biases behind these inequities. https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-30-years-after-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-became-law-bl...
“You think of so much else in John Lewis’s life...You think of his steadfast determination and personal dignity...You think of a life at once so consequential and so admirable. And you think: Can Americans, today and tomorrow, live up to his example?” https://thebulwark.com/john-lewis-1940-2020/
#sschat gets to the heart of it next week. What are we doing to ensure that we are teaching to help students understand th relevance of social studies to students. It may be obvious to us, but how are we bridging classroom academics with the world in which we all live.
“We have this rare moment. Everything is so disrupted, can we really refocus and re-center on students of color?” In a school year that requires reimagining education, activists see an opportunity for systemic, anti-racist change. https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/teaching-changed-almost-instantly-due-to-covid-19-how-lon...
Digitally altered “deepfakes” can be used to manipulate and threaten individuals and corporations. While there isn’t a foolproof checklist, experts have identified some things to look for when trying to decipher whether an image or video is real. http://mitsha.re/tAkY50AJ1KT
Loved the “people cutouts” at Citifield behind homeplate. Only New Yorkers would make the best of an empty stadium. 😊
Bring student choice and voice into your in-person or #distancelearning classroom with #LetsTalkAboutElection2020. Learn about the student impact of the project from a high school educator and how to implement it with your Ss on 8/5 #edWebinar @edWeb.net https://home.edweb.net/webinar/innovation20200805/