As a follow up to the National Urban League’s report Standards of Equity and Excellence: A Lens on ESSA State Plans, we are hosting a webinar alongside our partners at the Alliance for Excellent Education to discuss an important part of state accountability systems: Subgroup Performance. Subgroup Performance is how well particular groups, divided by characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity, language status, socioeconomic status, etc.) perform in particular measurable areas including language arts, math, and many others. We invite you to join us for a brief discussion on what we are seeing in the field and how we can continue to hold states accountable as we move forward.
This webinar addressed how students with disabilities are and are not being prepared for the realities of today and the challenges, opportunities, and possibilities of tomorrow. The impact of the changes we see aren’t discriminating between students with and without disabilities--they impact everybody equally. It’s time that our practices and policies provide all students access to key 21st century skills and dispositions like critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, self-advocacy, growth mindsets, and self-determination. Panelists described the urgency behind including students with disabilities in the vision of 21st century learning and what each of us—policy makers, practitioners, families, communities, and students—can do to make this a reality.
Equity and Student-Centered Learning: Emphasizing Inclusion of Our Most Vulnerable Students Webinar/EventAugust 14, 2019
Panelists described the characteristics of student-centered learning, and the importance of applying an equity lens when planning and implementing digital learning. The National Center for Learning Disabilities' Ace Parsi explained the importance of including the needs of students with disabilities in plans for personalized student-centered learning environments. he also shared common barriers that impede their full engagement. Winsome Waite related research from the Alliance for Excellent Education's work on the Science of Adolescent Learning (SAL) describing environmental factors like community values, poverty, prejudice, and inequity that can influence classrooms, schools, and student learning, especially among historically underserved and marginalized students. The session concluded with recommendations for school and district leaders about important considerations when designing their student-centered learning efforts.
As the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) continues the conversation on the legacy and impact of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case, this webinar shines a spotlight on the work still remaining and offer solutions to schools, districts, states, and federal policymakers on how they can advocate for students who are furthest from opportunity.
Equity IS Education Webinar/EventJune 12, 2019
This webinar will highlight the need to change our mindset and practices on these two issues. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.
This Future Ready Schools® (FRS) webinar will highlight effective approaches to addressing digital inequities in both teacher preparation programs and in schools today; offer recommendations for moving beyond identifying an inequity into recommendations for closing the digital equity gap; and provide practical solutions to support students both in and outside of school.
Making Equity a Priority: Lessons Learned in Planning and Implementing Personalized Learning for All Students Webinar/EventJanuary 23, 2019
In this webinar, Jerry Almendarez and Kim Buryanek, discussed their participation in the Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program and their efforts to use technology to address inequities among their district’s underperforming students.