AC&E/Equity & Access Online Journal
August-October 2020 Issue

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THE NATIONAL VIRTUAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

THE NATIONAL VIRTUAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION...Yeah, there is one and  they do good work. Returning to our show is their Executive Director  Dr. April Willis and she brings with her another returning guest  Evan Erdberg of Proximity Learning. You'll get some great ideas and advice....because Virtual is here to stay. CLICK THRU  AND ENJOY ...
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PRESENTING THE NATIONAL PARENTS UNION

PRESENTING THE NATIONAL PARENTS UNION....WORKING WITH SCHOOLS AND ADVOCATING FOR MORE ENGAGEMENT FROM PARENTS NATIONWIDE FREE TO EDUCATORS, JOIN OUR PREK-12 EQUITY CONSORTIUM AT http://WWW.ACE-ED.ORG. CLICK THROUGH AND CHECK IT OUT INCLUDING OUR AWARD WINNING JOURNAL 'EQUITY&ACCESS' ...
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SUPPORTING SEL & MENTAL HEALTH AT HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOLS

Advanced students are under a lot of pressure to do well in these incredibly trying circumstances. Thanks to our friends at Turnitin, we have Mark Erlenwein, principal at Staten Island Technical High School, on the show to discuss this topic ...
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A US GOLD MEDAL WINNING PARALYMPIAN ON STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & RESILIENCE

Talk about Resilience! Our friends at Classroom Champions (an SEL company that connects athletes with students to build resilience and learning) bring us gold medal winning Paralympian Deja Young and Arizona-based sixth-grade teacher Ella Maya ...
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THE STRUGGLES OF LGBTQ STUDENTS & HOW WE CAN ALL HELP THEM

We're honored to have Champion of Equity Melissa Brown as our guest. Melissa is the Lead Director of Schools for Pearson's Connections Academy K-12 Online Schools and you're going to love listening to what she had to say about creating an inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students ...
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UNDERSTANDING THE NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS

We thank Boxlight for bringing us Dr. Don Gemeinhardt, their director of Strategic Funding. This veteran teacher not only understands the new rules, but has great tips on procuring the dollars ...
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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT EARLY ON EQUALIZES THE LEARNING

Thank you, Waterford Institute, for introducing our audience to Charles Dinofrio from Lehigh Valley Children's Center. It has become more important than ever to create great education experiences starting with preschool, and every district needs to know how and why to do it ...
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FREE VIDEO & PD FOR TEACHING MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CIVICS & HISTORY

If you teach social studies, please listen to this show and learn about IZZIT.org's free resources. If you aren't using them now, you will be soon ...
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NAESP: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS & THEIR ROLE IN EQUITY

Three principals from across the country talk about their efforts to overcome equity challenges in this NAESP show ...
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GENDER & RACIAL EQUALITY IN STEM EDUCATION

A great topic with great guests to discuss it. Meet Marla Wilson, Executive Director of The STEM Careers Coalition from Discovery Education and  Matt Crommett of Lyda Hill Philanthropies and LH Capital, Inc ...
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VIRGINIA’S STATEWIDE STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL LEARNING

How does a large state like Virginia plan for all students to learn during these trying times? Will virtual learning continue post-Covid? Hear about these topics and more from Dr. James Lane, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction ...
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ADDRESSING SEL & EQUITY WITH DIGITAL CURRICULUM

Meet Jean Sharp, Chief Academic Officer at Apex Learning, and learn about a uniquely equitable digital approach that works SEL into curriculum ...
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A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LOOKS AT STUDENT SUPPORT NEEDS DURING & POST PANDEMIC

Returning guest Dr. Howie Knoff, President of Project Achieve, joined us to talk about the need for a multi-tiered system of support in this crucial time. http://www.ProjectAchieve.net is where the full web-based course is available for you ...
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CREATING AN 80% SUCCESS RATE FOR TODAY’S MINORITY TEEN STUDENTS

Meet Dave Cary, a K-12 Education Improvement Evangelist and author of the book "A Nation at Even Greater Risk" with a look at the challenges and reforms needed to improve education for students we could possibly lose ...
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TEACHING THE USE OF LANGUAGE WITH A LOOK AT ‘CORPUS LINGUISTIC’

Corpus linguistics allows us to see how language is used today and how that language is used in different contexts, enabling us to teach language more effectively. Welcome to the expertise of returning guest Saurabh Anand and how this affects teaching ...
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BRINGING EDUCATION & PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTISE TOGETHER DURING THE PANDEMIC

Listen as Margaret Ben-Or of Ariadne Labs and Jin-Soo Huh a managing partner at Learning Accelerator are my guests ...
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BUILDING LEARNING SPACES FOR EQUITY

A conversation reviewing a recent series of webinars on building safe schools with equity as a keystone of the process Meet Nathan Strenge of the highly acclaimed school architectural firm Fielding International, along with San Diego Met High School principal Melissa Agodelo and one of her students, aspiring filmmaker and ...
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SCHOOL DISTRICTS PRIORITIZING FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FOR THEIR YOUNGEST LEARNERS

THE FLAMBOYAN FOUNDATION FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWS NATIONAL COHORT Shana McIver, Director of Family Engagement for Baltimore City Public Schools, and returning guest Minerva Pardo of West Valley Schools in Yakima, WA join Mike Andrews, Senior Director Leadership Development and Capacity Building for The Flamboyan Foundation ...
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ACT CENTER ON EQUITY: IN SCHOOLS & IN THE WORKFORCE

When you hear "ACT," you probably think of testing, but we're here to tell you they're so much more than that. ACT is doing excellent work on equity in both K-20 and the workplace. Hear about it from their CEO Janet Godwin, who returns to our show ...
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HOW TO MAKE HYBRID/REMOTE LEARNING A PERMANENT MODEL FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Everybody's talking about how the pandemic is going to change education and schools forever — that there's a new normal. Bradley Hellickson, Vice Principal of The Hybrid School of Innovation, part of the Corona-Norco Unified School District in California, joined us to talk about what that means for his students ...
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EQUITY AS PART OF A QUALITY SEL PROGRAM

Listen as Scott Shickler, founder and CEO of 7 Mindsets, and his guest Kelly Morrison, principal of Harris Elementary School in Decatur IL, discuss staff development and student success ...
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NCSS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES & CIVICS IN A TIME OF NATIONAL TURMOIL

NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska and association president Stephanie Wager on advocacy for social studies and civics education ...
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How EmpowerU Is Helping School Counselors & Psychologists Reach More Students

EmpowerU CEO and founder Katie Dorn talks about how her company is working to challenge the many disparities that exist in providing mental health and social support to children and families in need ...
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HOW BROKEN ARROW, OK SCHOOLS HANDLED THE COVID PIVOT

Larry's friends at Waterford never fail him when he asks them to find him an interesting district to talk to. His guest today was Kristen Henness, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at BA Public Schools ...
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Equity in Early Learning: Play & Learn Groups

This topic is coming up more and more. A report from Washington state districts on their successes with "Play and Learn" groups specifically designed for economically disadvantaged families as a first step in the spectrum of education ...
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HONORING GREAT TEACHING: THE NEA FOUNDATION

THE NEA FOUNDATION  SALUTES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION BY  HONORING GREAT TEACHING PROFESSIONALS We are honored to have three recipients of the Excellence award with us for this show: Amy Gallaway of Fairbanks, AK... Casey Keyser of Frederick, MD.... and Leila Kubesch of Norwood, OH speak of their experience and their hopes ...
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A NEW LOOK AT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & APPRENTICESHIP

When James Harvey, Executive Director of the National Superintendents Roundtable, sees a trend or a need for change in education, then we need to take a look. Listen to a great conversation on vocational education and apprenticeship ...
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A NEW APP FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Hear about a great way to teach ELLs English through topic-based courses. Max Korneev, CEO and Founder of EWA, tells us about a new app & its applications for K12 ESL students and teachers ...
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THE NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT’S CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FROM AASA

Listen as three superintendents who recently graduated from AASA's 18-month Superintendent's Certification Program discuss how they're applying what they've learned to daily situations in their districts ...
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THE URBAN ASSEMBLY & C.A.S.E. WORKING TOGETHER ON SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Two great organizations, Urban Assembly and The Council of Administrators of Special Ed, produce a synergy for SEL learning, targeting students with special needs. Listen to hear more from David Adams of UA and our dear friend Phyllis Wolfram, Executive Director of CASE ...
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