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Morgan, Nick; Foster, Elizabeth; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Among the things that will be remembered about the year 2020 are phrases like "You're still on mute" and "Can I share my screen?" They are emblematic of how educators have been challenged to navigate uncharted waters of remote learning and overnight technological adaptation. To quote another phrase that will be remembered as a…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Faculty Development, Educational Planning
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Ward, Angela – Learning Professional, 2021
As racial violence in America took on an international focus in summer 2020, many began to make pledges and statements against racism. The author heard multiple outcries for support from teams of school principals in her school district who wanted to do more than make a statement. The tool featured in this article was designed as a planning and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Consciousness Raising, Definitions, Equal Education
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Fleming, Paul; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Learning Forward's Professional Learning State and District Planner is a guide to help state, district, and school leaders implement professional learning to support high-quality curriculum and instructional materials. Grounded in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) definition of high-quality professional learning as intensive, data-driven,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anton, Mary; Teitel, Lee; Williams, Tamisha – Learning Professional, 2021
In the chaos and upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been hard to keep a focus on race and equity in schools. And yet in this time of disruption of the very notion of what it means to be a teacher and how teachers do school, keeping race and equity at the center of this work is essential. In this time of exhaustion and uncertainty,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, Collectivism
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Summers, Laura L. – Learning Professional, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic required that nearly all P-20 teaching and learning move quickly to virtual formats. In many cases, educators were teaching exclusively online for the first time in their careers. Schools suddenly needed to train and support all educators on how to teach, engage students, and support families from a distance. This created an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology
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Reyes, Ruben; Bookmyer, Joanne; O'Hara, Susan; Pita, Debi; Pritchard, Bob – Learning Professional, 2020
What drives many educators is the need to advocate for students for whom the system does not work. Educators need to find ways to close the equity gap for English learners and kids living in poverty, and that means they need to find ways to improve their access to a high-quality education. As a key strategy for building teachers capacity to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bouffard, Suzanne; Murray, Liz – Learning Professional, 2020
"School is not a rehearsal for life. School is life," says Mirko Chardin, founding principal of Putnam Avenue Upper School, a public middle school serving a diverse group of 6th-8th graders in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When the school was founded in 2012 as part of a districtwide middle school reorganization, its leaders and staff were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Self Concept, Student Experience
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Griffin, Endiya – Learning Professional, 2020
Many organizations, such as the National Education Association (NEA, n.d.), have written policy briefs explaining the need for cultural competence within a diverse cultural climate. But cultural competence is not the norm. To best serve students, Endiya Griffin asserts districts must be urged to require that all faculty engage in extensive…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Competencies, Social Justice
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Gleason, Sonia Caus; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2020
When COVID-19 appeared on international radar this year and began its march around the globe, it revealed to any who might have previously denied it that the work to eliminate educational inequities is far from done. During this pandemic, more than ever, many educators are keeping these inequities top of mind. Rather than move online with what…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Disease Control, Epidemiology, Public Health
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Drago-Severson, Ellie; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica; Brooks-Lawrence, Deborah – Learning Professional, 2020
At their best, teams can bring people and talents together and serve as holding environments -- spaces that offer both developmental supports and challenges -- for individual, group, and organizational growth and transformation. While teaming has steadily emerged as a lever for educational change in recent years, educators are now being called on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Teamwork, Race
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Barahal, Helen; Cruz, Humberto – Learning Professional, 2020
Early childhood education leaders are dedicated, resilient, and caring professionals. They are master multitaskers, seamlessly transitioning from comforting crying children to managing a plumbing problem; from writing a facilities report to meeting with a family to help them better understand their child's development. But they are often not able…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Lachlan-Haché, Lisa; Causey-Konaté, Tammie; Kimmel, Lois; Mizrav, Etai – Learning Professional, 2020
Increasing the racial diversity of the teaching workforce is an urgent priority. Policymakers and educators are advocating for more people of color in teaching and leadership positions. The authors, from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), agree racial diversity is paramount for building a more equitable education system. The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Almarode, John – Learning Professional, 2019
How might the work of professional learning communities (PLCs) focus on the changes necessary to ensure that "all" students are engaged, inspired, and successful? The authors of this article developed five discussion questions that they believe allow educator teams to put equity front and center in their collaborative conversations…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Equal Education, Teaching Methods
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Wolfe, Rebecca E.; Pace, Lillian – Learning Professional, 2019
Educators, parents, employers, and advocates in all corners of the education world are calling out the ways in which our prevailing systems devalue educators' professionalism, sort and batch children according to their skin color and ZIP code, and turn the joy of learning into marching lockstep through tests and worksheets. A promising antidote to…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Social Change
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Gonzales, Crystal; Skarin, Renae – Learning Professional, 2019
There is substantial evidence documenting the impact of high-quality, educative learning materials on teacher practices and student learning, yet this evidence has not translated widely into more equitable learning opportunities for all students. English learners tend to have less access to intellectually rich, grade-level content and…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Student Needs, English Language Learners, Equal Education
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