As schools reckon with learning equity, they’re often focused on academic progress. During the edWebinar, “Leading for Equity: Academic Development Through an Equity Lens,” hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, the presenters talked about the important role social-emotional learning (SEL) plays in the process. In fact, they argued that schools must connect academic equity with SEL if they’re going to reach their goal of serving all students.
In this edWebinar, we will explore a variety of policies and practices that aim to address the foundational challenges of achieving educational equity in the United States. We will also highlight ways educators can address equity in their school systems.
Attendees will learn more about the how and why of developing an equitable literacy framework, the power of access to diverse stories, and how providing students with the historical context to understand how those stories connects them to the world around them.
In this edWebinar learn about the how the Building Equity Taxonomy focuses on equitable practices and outcomes that support critical standards of equity in a school or district.
When educators think about diversity in the classroom, culture may be one of the characteristics that crosses their mind. But as they select their curriculum and develop their lessons, most teachers are not accounting for how culture will impact a student’s ability to participate and learn, says Dr. Almitra Berry-Jones, nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on the topic of culturally and linguistically diverse learners at-risk. In her edWebinar, “Cultural Relevance and Academic Equity in the Age of ESSA,” Dr. Berry-Jones explained how understanding the impact of culture, adopting a student-first mindset, and creating multiple points of engagement with the same content will help teachers move towards academic equity in their classroom.
In this engaging edWebinar, Dr. Berry-Jones explores what culture means for students, including their relationships to home, peers, and school.