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Equity: We’ve Started the Work, So Why Aren’t We There Yet?
Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Cornelius Minor, Educator, Staff Developer, The Minor Collective; and Dr. Jennifer Williams, Co-founder and Executive Director, Take Action Global
Sponsored by Scholastic Education, Digital Solutions
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The work of equity in schools must move beyond intentionality and towards impact. How can personalized learning and digital instruction support students and teachers? What better way to begin this conversation than via webinar – where all can join, regardless of location? Personalized learning and digital programs can be an invaluable partner in the hard work of moving to a more equitable school society. Now is the time to go to work.
Teachers today are expected to be planners, learners, caregivers, differentiators, instructors, coaches, data experts, and so much more, all while treating each child fairly and providing them with the specific instruction they need to be successful. In this session, viewers will be challenged to face their ideologies as the presenters share strategies to promote equity in schools and the classroom, which teachers can implement immediately.
The goal of this edWebinar is to help educators start the work of equitable practices through more access, choice, and time—encouraging all students to be seen and heard while having multiple opportunities for biased free learning.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through elementary teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based teacher and staff developer. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities across the globe. He has been featured in Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine. He has partnered with The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, NYC DOE, ILA, and Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative. Whether working with educators and kids in Los Angeles, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to bring communities together. As a teacher, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people.
Dr. Jennifer Williams is a professor at Saint Leo University’s College of Education and the co-founder and executive director of Take Action Global, an organization designed to inspire change by providing opportunities for students around the world to take action on social good causes through education. Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for nearly 25 years to the field of education through her roles as an education activist, professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. She speaks, writes, and consults on practices that develop global perspectives and social good through creative uses of technology, and her research interests include innovations in teaching and learning, equity and diversity in education, and social action. Jennifer is inspired every day by teachers and students that are catalysts for making the world a better place!
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