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A GOOD READ THAT LEADS TO EXCELLENT CONVERSATIONS!

 

Dear Community,

Since the release of Street Data, Jamila and I have been extremely humbled and excited by the outpouring of interest and support. We are floored that the book hit bestseller status before Corwin could even announce its release! As we work to bring the concepts of Street Data to life, we are excited to share our journey of discovery and upcoming learning opportunities for you to learn alongside us, which we are currently designing. If you have ideas for workshops or course topics you would like us to offer, please send an email to shane@shanesafir.com. We value that Street Data!

This month, I am featuring a piece from Jamila who writes about bringing one of the key concepts in the book, choosing the margins, to life. Thanks for all of your support!

With gratitude,
Shane

Street Data: Choosing the Margins

By Dr. Jamila Dugan

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many educators have been working harder than ever to think differently about how we do schooling: how to use this moment of structural disruption to try something new, to stare the (already) glaring inequities in the face, and to break ourselves out of the never-ending cycle of traditional school improvement. Along this journey, many of my colleagues and I have been in constant states of reflection. In the early stages of Covid 19, I was inspired by scholars’ calls to action to learn from our failed efforts to meet the needs of Black and other minoritized students and plan forward based on the genius of our students. This was affirming for me. I cringe every time I see Black students problematized and I spend a lot of time helping leaders develop school visions that elevate the rich historical and cultural wealth of students and families.

As Shane and I worked on developing the Street Data model, I’ve become increasingly eager to spread the word about a framework that pushes us to engage in practices like flipping the dashboard to get rid of our fixation on big data and zooming into the student experience as our greatest source of data, honoring Black and Indigenous educational traditions by centering liberation over standardization, and choosing students at the margins as our primary guides in school leadership and design. To make this radical shift, we start with an unequivocal commitment to the windy road of equity work which starts with awareness and critical self-reflection. In Chapter 2 of Street Data, I argue that “ensuring high outcomes for all is much more than a task that can be checked off a list.”

Equity isn’t a destination but an unwavering commitment to a journey. It can be easy to focus on where we hope to land and lose sight of the deliberate daily actions that constitute the process.”

 

Read more

 

https://mailchi.mp/6e13ea4a8276/street-data-choosing-the-margins?e=25a8668a55

What do you believe about coaching?  Does it really make a difference?

What are the questions that promote learning?

Coaching as Helping

 

Steve Barkley:

About Steve Barkley

For the past 40 years, Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. A prolific published author, his weekly blog, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud, has evolved into a go-to resource for teachers and administrators all over the world.

 

 

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June 2020

A CHALLENGE FROM MICHAEL FULLAN AND JOANNE QUINN

Remote to Hybrid Learning
A POSITION PAPER ON A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR EDUCATION

Education Reimagined:

The Future of Learning

https://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Microsoft-EducationReimagined-Paper.pdf

 

This paper, created in collaboration with global visionaries from New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, explores the now, the near, and the next in the changing landscape of education. In this article they state:

The challenges highlighted during the COVOD-19 disruption should not come as a surprise. Over the last decade, student engagement has plummeted.1 Students’ sense of hope has declined.2 Almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills to function in today’s society. Moreover, many school systems have not maintained pace with technological advances; schools have not provided widespread access to digital tools. When the pandemic hit, 1 in 5 students did not have access to the internet or a device to support them in lockdown.3 This disruption revealed systems that were seriously unprepared to support all learners. To put it plainly: it’s time to situate education as an instrument of individual and societal good.

How will we choose to respond? Will we patch together a reaction, or use this opportunity to transform the system itself? The question becomes, what will be more appealing – reverting to the status quo or using the opportunity to help students become knowledgeable and skilled change makers through deeper learning? We argue that the solutions lie before us. We have the opportunity to creatively manage the immediate issues while building a bridge to a reimagined education system.

 

How will we choose to respond? Will we patch together a reaction, or use this opportunity to transform the system itself? The question becomes, what will be more appealing – reverting to the status quo or using the opportunity to help students become knowledgeable and skilled change makers through deeper learning? We argue that the solutions lie before us. We have the opportunity to creatively manage the immediate issues while building a bridge to a reimagined education system.

This paper provides a springboard for both broad and deep discussion.

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Key Resources  that Support Professional Professional Learning in British Columbia

Have you read the latest edition of the Learning Professional?

 

LOOKING AHEAD

FEBRUARY 2021

Amid crisis, there is opportunity that can galvanize change. This issue examines what educators have learned over the past year and how it can shape practice moving forward. It also includes a special section on nurturing educator wellness.

 

 

 

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BC Case Study EX Summary

 

BCCaseFull2017   BC Research  by the following organizations

This version contains Case Studies from the following BC Education Organizations:

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British Columbia Ministry of Education
British Columbia Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association British Columbia School Superintendents Association
British Columbia School Trustees Association
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
Federation of Independent School Associations in British Columbia Learning Forward British Columbia

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