The podcast presenters highlight current work of students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to advance district visions of creating a positive learning environment for all students. They revisit effective strategies and processes that result in equitable, inclusions, and Whole Child-oriented educational organizations. Each of the three presenters answers the following key questions: (1) What am I doing? (2) Why are we doing this? (3) How do I make it better?
Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Dan Domenech discuss the need for courageous conversations about best practices to mitigate the effects of racism and poverty. They explore intervention strategies for ensuring that districts engage in the technical and adaptive work needed to promote equity. This webinar also emphasizes the importance of addressing the social-emotional and academic needs of both students and staff.
Two highly successful North Carolina educational leaders describe the work of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC, Public Schools and its strategies for promoting equity and excellence, especially for minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged learners.
This podcast focuses on equity-based leadership in Selma City Schools, Alabama, and emphasizes that the commitment to equity is a moral and fiscal imperative. The Webinar explores the factors contributing to the student achievement gap, varying perceptions about the root causes of this gap, and strategies for overcoming misconceptions about eliminating the gap. Viewers will explore a six-component approach to identifying and addressing equity issues in their respective districts.
This podcast is the second in a two-part series emphasizing that equity means that every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education. The presenters emphasize that equity work is adaptive work involving mindset, intentionality, and school/district practices and procedures. This podcast focuses on professional learning to build cultural proficiency, building relationships with stakeholders, and working with elected officials to prioritize equity.