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The challenges facing public educations are complex. The plausible action to be taken is the development of instructional leaders committed to equity and access to ensure social justice.
QPA Senior Associate Rita Harvey discovers powerful work happening in Kentucky public schools that's being driven by teachers.
Kimberly Sheppard, a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools, shares her experiences after completing a full stack of micro-credentials-"Leading a Performance Assessment Community"- with the help of CCE.
If equity is relegated to a strand or track at every conference without also being integrally, centrally located in each track, then we are not providing the impetus to prioritize it.
While celebrating mastery learning for students, one would be remiss to ignore mastery learning for professionals. Micro-credentials are a new way for educators to develop and demonstrate their mastery in holistic, engaging ways.
“We want to see kids value themselves. I think it's about honoring the strengths that all kids have so that we can support them in feeling good about their assets." The Essex County Learning Community brings teachers together to create better learning experiences for students with learning differences.
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.