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As people in powerful places continue to attempt to create a monolithic school system that only teaches wealthy white culture, it becomes increasingly important that we try to include social justice and diverse perspectives in every part of our educational evolution.
Karla E. Vigil shares four principles for using culturally responsive teaching practices to engage students.
In most of the United States, 21st century skills are not new. However, implementation – bringing the plan to the classroom and the students – has been a challenge. That's where calibration comes in.Teachers engage in a structured conversation, coming to agreement about what evidence of proficiency can be found in student work.
Both teachers and students will benefit when we make the shift to authentic professional development. Micro-credentials offer an opportunity to recognize and celebrate what teachers are learning, and encourages them to transfer their learning to their students.
Vermont’s system of support presumes that all educators come from different places and learn in different ways, and that the most powerful learning happens in collaboration.
Study the research, resources, and guidelines for each of these micro-credentials. Practice what you learn. Share what you are learning with your colleagues. Submit evidence of your success. Expect to be amazed by what you learn and the impact it will have on your students.
Our New Year's edition of Eight for Equity! features some of the best writing and thinking on educational equity of 2017, and looks forward to a New Year of