AC&E Online Journal
March – April 2020 Issue

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THE STEM CAREERS COALITION

THE STEM CAREERS COALITION..We welcome back Marla Wilson, Executive Director of the Coalition which, under the auspices of Discovery Education , works with the business community to create a STEM pipeline of opportunities for the future........here to talk about resources available for you now to mitigate learning loss and  stimulate STEM ...
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COSN’S ED TECH ADVOCACY AND VIRTUAL FLY-IN

COSN'S ED TECH ADVOCACY AND VIRTUAL FLY-IN ... This great group of COSN guests includes Legal expert Reg Leighty, Sean McDonough of NYSCATE, Sara Kloek of SIIA and  Rachel Wente-Chaney   CIO at High Desert ESA in Oregon ...all here to invite and introduce you to this year's virtual summit.  Comments or ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE AND SELF CARE AS WE RETURN NATIONALLY TO SCHOOL

THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE AND SELF CARE AS WE RETURN NATIONALLY TO SCHOOL Our friends at at the excellent SEL consultancy Classroom Champions on creating good mental well being in these challenging times for both teachers and students Comments or Suggestions :Please feel free to contact host Larry Jacobs at ...
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K-12’s ROLE IN TEACHING TODAY’S YOUNG WOMEN

Independent Education Consultant Katrina Long Robinson, Vice Mayor of Westlake, FL and Christina Lambert, City Commissioner in West Palm Beach, FL discuss gender equity in K-12 education ...
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ONE YEAR LATER, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

Always an interesting conversation with Ian McCullough of Turnitin, who views education and equity through the lens of academic integrity ...
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MOTIVATING YOUNG WOMEN INTO STEM CAREERS

We'll take a look at the current situation and offer some key strategies to use... with Hannah Olson, co-founder of MyStemKits.com. Thank you, Boxlight, for introducing us to Hannah ...
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THE POWER OF CONNECTION IN EDUCATION

How important is this during the return to school and socialization. Welcome to The WAVE Process, a revolutionary blueprint to move through our emotional triggers and barriers to master true Connection. It can empower us to communicate more effectively and build healthier relationships. Our good friends at Norva Nivel furniture have brought this show ...
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FINANCIAL LITERACY: THE POWER OF COMBINING MATH WITH PERSONAL FINANCE

Equity can begin right here! Phil Dituri is Education Director for Financial Life Cycle Education, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that students have access to financial literacy education in a highly rigorous program ...
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CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING

Glendaliz Martinez, Director of Content and Implementation at Curriculum Associates, discusses culturally responsive teaching, as well as the new Magnetic Reading tool. We have a wonderful article on this subject in the March/April issue of our online journal Equity & Access at ace-ed.org ...
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SCHOOL COMMUNICATION IN TRAUMATIC TIMES

AN NSPRA SHOW: The National School Public Relations Association's Executive Director Barbara Hunter is joined by Sam Rayburn, Director of Communications for Brentwood, MO schools ...
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THE ‘IGNITE MY FUTURE IN SCHOOL’ INITIATIVE

Learn about this powerful program sponsored by TATA Consultancy Services working with Discovery Education. Meet Serene Gallegos, the Engagement Manager for Global Corporate Social Responsibility for TATA and 4th grade teacher Rodney Crouse of Guilford County schools in NC ...
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LEADING VOICES BRINGING DIVERSITY TO EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Dr. Maria Armstrong, the Executive Director of ALAS, and Dr. Fadhilika Atiba Weza of NABSE, The National Alliance of Black School Educators, tell us how the two organizations are working together for equity ...
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SPECIAL EDUCATION & COVID RELIEF FUNDING

Listen as we chat with CASE Executive Director Phyllis Wolfram and their Legislative Consultant Myrna Mandlawitz ...
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APA FOUNDATION’S SEL PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS: JUSTICE INITIATIVES THAT WORK

Hear how six of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation's pilot districts have seen, on average prior to the school return: 89% reduction in discipline referrals 70% reduction in truancy 99% reduction in major mental health events 171% increase in support service referrals Learn more at apafdn.org or email CSeeley@psych.org ...
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TEACHING SEL WITH HISTORICAL/PERSONAL TESTIMONY TO PROMOTE EQUITY & INCLUSION

The USC Shoah Foundation is back. One of my favorite guest organizations, their message is powerful and their programs are available to K-12 educators for use in the classroom. This time Lesly Culp, their Head of Education Programs, guides us along. Thank you, Discovery Education, for bringing this show to ...
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ASSESSING STUDENTS WITH RESPECT TO THEIR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL NEEDS

Our good friend Starr Sackstein, renowned thought leader and educator, returns to talk about her newest book and offers best practices for results as SEL needs become more and more important ...
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HOW ACT IS EQUALIZING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Katie Featherston, ACT's Senior Director of Accessibility, discusses a huge challenge in accessible testing — how it's going, how it started and what the future holds ...
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COMMUNITY CENTERS & SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORKING TOGETHER FOR EQUITY

Bethlehem PA Elementary School Principal Eric Fontanez is joined by returning guest Charles Dinofrio, CEO of Children's Centers of the Lehigh Valley ...
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LEADING ARIZONA’S EDUCATION TO POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY

A CCSSO SHOW: Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is our guest. She is the first educator to lead the department in that state in more than two decades ...
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AASA, THE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION: GRANTS TO DISTRICTS FOR SEL PROGRAMS

As part of its mission to reshape and retool social and emotional learning throughout the country, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has awarded six school districts with technical assistance, collaborative support and $4,000 grants to further their professional development efforts and strengthen their SEL programs. Our guests are Theron Schutte, ...
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HOW THE PANDEMIC HAS IMPACTED CHILDREN WITH READING BARRIERS: THE FULL REPORT

Learn about a brand new survey of educators, courtesy of our friends at Benetech, who make reading materials available to all through Bookshare. READ THE REPORT HERE ...
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MAGNET SCHOOLS & COMMUNICATING EQUITY

Magnet Schools of America Executive Director Todd Mann works hard with his members and all school districts to communicate the ongoing need for equitable access to quality magnet school education ...
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EQUITY & ACCESS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

Twig Education's Dr. Kim Mueller is joined by Kristin Vogel-Campbell, a new teacher support and curriculum expert, as well as Ian Kastelic, District Science TOSA, both of San Mateo/Foster (CA) schools ...
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GREAT HELP FOR STRUGGLING READERS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ‘NOAH TEXT’

Noah Text Founder Sarah Blogett joins Professor Dr. Troy Mariage of Michigan State to discuss how those afflicted with dyslexia and others can truly gain traction with a very, very good product ...
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REAL CHANGES TOWARD EQUITY & RESILIENCE AT MONTEREY PENINSULA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Today we welcomed some terrific K-12 educators from beautiful Monterey: Associate Superintendents Cresta MacIntosh & Manny Nunez, as well as Nate Kellogg from Learning Accelerator ...
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POST-PANDEMIC LEARNING MANAGEMENT

A visit with education leader Chris Hull, Former teacher and Co-Founder of OTUS, discussing the effects of this pandemic year on the future of learning... and how professionals will be managing learning in Pre K-12 ...
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FREE RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, ELA, SCIENCE, ECONOMICS & CIVICS FROM IZZIT.ORG

St. Patrick's Day is a grand day for the Irish — and for us, as our friends from IZZIT.org returned. This is one of the best sources out there for social studies, history, language arts and civics engagement resources for both remote and in-person learning. It’s all FREE and you ...
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING & EQUITY

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING & EQUITY: A VISIT WITH MCKINNEY HIGH SCHOOL IN TEXAS Off we go to 30 miles north of Dallas to McKinney, Texas where we hear from Justin James, the Assistant  Principal who also heads their Diversity & Equity team. Our friends from 7 Mindsets, Scott Shickler and ...
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HOW ED SERVICE AGENCIES SUPPORT RURAL SCHOOLS

A visit with the hard-working Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative and their Director Phoebe Bailey. Also joining us is AESA Executive Director Dr. Joan Wade ...
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AN NAESP SHOW: LEADING PRE K-3 IN YOUR SCHOOL

Dr. Gracie Branch, NAESP Associate Director for Professional Learning, is our guest, along with Dr. Kristie Kauerz, Director of the National P3 Center and Associate Professor at University of Colorado Denver's School of Education ...
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