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Equity Talks Season 3 | 2021-22 - Shared screen with gallery view
Amy Davis
34:46
Welcome to Equity Talks! If you’re just joining us, please introduce yourself and say hello to our panelists here today! Thank you for joining us.
Coni Rechner
34:59
Great to see you all - thank you!!!
MaryFrances Tintle
35:19
Good Afternoon from West Pine Elementary in West End, NC!
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
35:45
Welcome Everyone to the best Equity Talks in Discovery Education History!!!
Laina Cox
36:28
Greetings everyone! Joining from Washington, DC 🙂
stacie erickson alison
36:28
Can you please put the book information in the chat?
Jimmy Neitzel
36:32
Good afternoon from Austin, TX! So great to be with this awesome panel!
DE ~ James.Simmons
36:57
Good afternoon from Delaware
Dr. Kristina Bellamy (She/Her/Hers)
37:13
Greetings, all from Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Kristina Bellamy from the Anchorage School District, on the land of the Dena’ina!
Bondurant-Farrar / Jodi Brogan
37:21
Hello from Des Moines, Iowa. Snowing today!
Melvin J. Brown
37:29
Greetings from Reynoldsburg, OH! Dr. Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent!
Angela Green
37:30
Good Afternoon from Northern NY
X. Johnson
37:32
Hi from Wake Forest, NC
afrazier
37:35
Good Afternoon everyone from Roanoke City, Virginia.
Amy Davis
37:35
Welcome to Equity Talks! If you’re just joining us, please introduce yourself and say hello to our panelists here today! We’ll get started in just a couple of minutes
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
37:39
Great to see everyone!
Shaun Nelms
37:41
Shaun Nelms, Rochester NY
Dr. Elizabeth Washington
37:46
Greetings from Waynesville, MO!
DE ~ James.Simmons
37:48
Chief Equity Officer from Delaware Department of Education
Abel Garza
37:54
Greeting from Aldine, TX
Xandra Earlie
38:03
Good afternoon from Aldine ISD.
DE ~ James.Simmons
38:05
TY Dr. Brown
NEckert
38:08
Hi! Noreen Eckert Dunkirk, NY
Dionne Griffith
38:14
Greetings from Plano, TX.
Arlana Lewin
38:19
Hello. Director of Academics; Tallulah, Louisiana
Laura Silverman
38:20
Good afternoon from Virginia Beach, VA!
Ruth Hegwood
38:28
Hello from Marion, Arkansas!
Kelsey Giurgevich
38:29
Hello from Stanton, KY
Amy Davis
38:29
Welcome Texas! And everyone, thank you for joining us! #EquityTalksDE
Jerel Showers
38:31
Houston T E X A S
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
38:36
The Teacher's Lounge-The Real Role of Educators in Your Schools: https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Lounge-Roles-Educators-Schools/dp/1948484463
Dr. Brenda Russ (she/her/ella)
38:38
Greetings from VA!
Rick Ansel
38:40
Good afternoon from Harrisburg PA
Niki
38:41
Good afternoon from Rantoul, IL
Ms. Tara Sims she/her/hers
38:53
Hello from Denver, CO!
Alfred Hammond
39:01
Hello from Fayetteville, NC!
LeeAnn Robinson
39:03
Good afternoon from Royal Oak Michigan
Pam Williams
39:36
Greetings from Columbia, SC!
Mary Ann Schmedlen (she/her)
39:36
Hello from East Lansing, Michigan!
Devon Bratton
39:37
Hi from Los Angeles
Brown_Ron
39:38
Ron Brown, Anchorage Alaska—Hello
Rhoda Tamakloe
39:39
Hello from Sandy Hook, CT!
Heather McClain (She, her)
39:41
Heather McClain, Lockport, NY
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
39:44
Hello Colorado, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Michigan!
Kelly Sinn
39:45
Hello! From Perkasie PA 🙂
TShonYoung
39:45
Hello to all from St. Louis, MO
stacie erickson alison
39:50
Hello from Rochester, MN - Stacie Alison
Erikka Perry
39:50
Erikka Perry from Stanislaus County Office of Education in California!
Amy Davis
39:56
Welcome to #EquityTalksDE!
Shaeley Santiago
39:56
Hello from Iowa!
Dr. Ila Jarvis
39:59
Hello from Atlanta, GA
Cesia Portillo
40:01
Hello from San Diego.
Lorenzo Russell
40:14
Hello from Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
40:17
Welcome Alaska, Connecticut, California, Minnesota, Georgia - our nation is represented!
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
40:41
Ohio, Washington and New Mexico welcome!
Meisha Plotzke
40:43
Hello from Portland, Oregon
Leticia
41:02
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown GirlsMonique W. Morris (Author)https://bookshop.org/books/sing-a-rhythm-dance-a-blues-education-for-the-liberation-of-black-and-brown-girls/9781620973998
dsmiley
41:13
Hello from Hoover, Al.
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
41:43
Welcome Missouri, Ohio and Oregon. I will be in Oregon in two weeks. Hello Las Vegas - I was in your area just yesterday!
Leticia
42:01
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown GirlsMonique W. Morris (Author): https://www.amazon.com/Sing-Rhythm-Dance-Blues-Liberation-ebook/dp/B07N8BTJS6
Ronique Hicks, Discovery Education
46:31
Awesome leaders!
Amy Davis
46:46
Welcome to our panelists today: @drgoffney, @AfAmEducation, @VAeducatorRJW, and @drjbg3!
Leticia
51:25
“To who much is given, much is expected.” All of our students are depending on me to graduate with choices and opportunities.” — Dr. Goffney
Marcella .
53:24
sounds kind of cookie cutter......that is dangerous when we are talking access
Marcella .
54:05
@Dr.Gordon III
Leticia
54:27
We cannot let COVID or a ZIP code be an excuse. Our students are depending on us as leaders to deliver on the promise of education for all students. — Dr. Goffney
DE ~ James.Simmons
55:14
we must collect and share those pandemic positives and the increased appreciation of teachers is certainly one of those. TY Dr. Gordon
Marcella .
55:44
If we are talking about equity we should always focus on Black children
Marcella .
58:07
We close the gap by uncovering racist practices and responding accordingly
Coni Rechner
59:15
Rashard -love the heart work!!
Amy Davis
59:18
Great responses today. If you have questions for our panelists, please share them in the chat and we will do Q&A at the end of the session if time allows!
Ronique Hicks, Discovery Education
59:30
It's about heart work!
Leticia
59:37
Chief of Staff Rashard Wright: Redefine or new iteration of equity in education. We can’t be on the balcony and on the dance floor. We really need to do the work.
Mark Bedell
01:00:05
Good stuff panelists!!!
Coni Rechner
01:01:02
Welcome Dr Bedell
AnnMarie Oakley
01:01:43
Amen!
Dr. Hicks
01:01:53
We need to bring more conversation about Critical Race Theory into the equity dialogue
kpearson
01:02:01
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Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:02:42
My mama would say that the literacy rate for AA students is by design…
Amy Davis
01:03:03
“We can’t talk about equity without talking about literacy” - @drgoffney
Marcella .
01:03:08
Can any of the district leaders speak on whether their district has an Comprehensive Equity Plan and if so what type of evidence was used to document inequities.
Max Brooks (he/him/his)
01:03:12
Your mama would say it, but I’ve also heard it said by our young scholars
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
01:03:35
This is why we must make the literacy culturally relevant in order to stimulate more student interest...
Dr. L. Oliver Robinson
01:03:40
Rashard hit the proverbial nail on the head. Do we approach our work with dignity, care, and concern? Are we being authentic, or merely politically appeasing in a parochial manner?
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:03:59
Need for culturally, historically and linguistic responsive literacy instruction needed now
kpearson
01:04:21
We also need to address them not being in class, that is part of the literacy piece.
Melvin J. Brown
01:04:31
Students need to see themselves reflected in what they read, see, and experience in classrooms.
Marcella .
01:04:43
How well is your state implementing regulations surrounding equity?
Brenton Byrd
01:05:11
Math, Reading, relevancy, relationships using authentic risk taking practices
Adam Motter (APS)
01:05:21
As a Social Studies Curriculum Specialist I believe the next level also means doing a better job of acknowledging, recognizing and better understanding racism and inequity in our history, the impact it has, and the challenges we still face. Attacks in the states, including mine (Ohio) on learning hard history is a real challenge.
Thomas Ferrell
01:05:26
I agree, Dr. Gordon. Adults make too many decisons without going to the source, the children.
Max Brooks (he/him/his)
01:05:29
“Out of the mouth of babes…”
DE ~ James.Simmons
01:05:40
We are hosting teen and youth summits in order to elevate student voice and provide professional learning for them to growthier ability to advocate for themselves and others
Ronique Hicks, Discovery Education
01:05:41
We need student voice. Hear directly from those that we are directly impacting
Mark Bedell
01:05:44
Absolutely Dr. Gordon!!
Melvin J. Brown
01:05:45
@ Adam facts
kpearson
01:06:01
Absolutely, this is so true!
Laina Cox
01:06:37
Rachetdemic by Chris Emdin discusses this! The cultural relevance is so key!
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
01:06:49
We brought Chris Emdin to Suffolk!!!
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:06:49
The research around attention spans and other Dr. Gordon is referencing may be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Principles-Surviving-Thriving/dp/0979777720
Rick Ansel
01:06:59
I call that Interest Aptitude. As their interest level increases, their aptitude will follow.
Marcella .
01:07:00
And what about systemic barriers?
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:07:08
Also, there needs to be an increase in courses that speak to diverse students. We will have our first Black History course and we do not have a black teacher to teach it.
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:07:11
Gen Z brains are different…
Kelsey Giurgevich
01:07:34
💯
Marcella .
01:07:56
The systemic contributions have to be acknowledged and addressed. It is not solely the classroom.
Dr. L. Oliver Robinson
01:07:56
Dr. Gordon III, great points...more explicitly integrate and illustrate the mindset and commitment to thinking about the whole child. A person is disabled when the environment does not meet their needs.
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:07:59
We are also partnering with Howard University to bring a college course to our high school as well.
kpearson
01:08:00
Thank you for addressing this. I brought this up in the chat.
DE ~ James.Simmons
01:08:10
We must make extraordinary efforts to diversify the teacher pipeline starting in middle school
Leticia
01:08:37
“Literacy is the key. We looked at the national NAEP scores in literacy in 2019. Black and Brown students scored reading on grade level at 4th- and 8th-grade levels were low. We launched a new literacy framework. We are working to make a change.” — Dr. Goffney
kpearson
01:08:49
Actually, I am starting this in elementary.
Marcella .
01:08:59
Unapologetic Black educators are not made to feel welcomed a lot of times.
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:09:15
What is our role as leaders to get much more involved in equity policy matters?
DE ~ James.Simmons
01:09:20
We must think about technical assistance and learning for parents and care givers
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:10:08
#BLACKMENTEACH
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
01:10:28
I had one black male teacher in my life K-12. And that was just for study hall...
Patricia Trejo
01:11:07
Yes, right on point @Dr. Kishimoto! We definitely need to more involved in equity policy matters.
Yolanda Johnson
01:11:07
Very prideful to see these men. But this is rare.
Marcella .
01:11:19
@dr. Christine yes
Marcella .
01:11:33
#policymatters
DE ~ James.Simmons
01:11:44
At the DE DOE we just created our definition of culturally responsive education
Nafisa Basir
01:11:53
Safe space for students but also Safe space for educators of Color!
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:12:31
Jarred, we have these 3-4 times per semester
Yolanda Johnson
01:12:36
@Nafisa Basire…….it's a must@
Marcella .
01:13:14
As an educator I am dissatisfied with the NJDOE's regulations surrounding equity in education. I hope the findings are published.
Marcella .
01:13:43
The findings I am helping to collect
Rashard Wright, Newport News Public Schools, VA
01:14:17
Kids don’t work for people they don’t like - Rita Pierson
Adam Motter (APS)
01:14:37
I believe we have to do a better job of celebrating our Black Education leaders...We have to share their stories of success as well as ask them to share how they have dealt with discrimination and racism in their lives. I think this a powerful message when a teacher hears how their Super has handled it....good stuff. With that said...thank you panel for giving your time! I am honored to listen....
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:15:16
Marcella, find a partner in NJ to write a policy analysis and an independent reviewer to your findings.
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:15:55
Yes Yolanda - Discovery Ed makes them all available on line and has a podcast
Leticia
01:15:59
"Literacy is the key. We looked at the national NAEP scores in literacy in 2019. Black and Brown students scored reading on grade level at 4th- and 8th-grade levels were low. We launched a new literacy framework. We are working to make a change.” Dr. Goffney
Marcella .
01:16:08
we are thanks
Mark Bedell
01:16:13
LOL!!!!
Melvin J. Brown
01:16:21
LMAO!!
Brenton Byrd
01:16:37
concentrating
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:16:40
States should mandate that every district have a high level position Asst. Superintendent or Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Leticia
01:16:53
“Students need to be able to connect to their teachers.” — Monique Toussaint
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:17:01
The work is intense Rashard!
Adam Motter (APS)
01:17:09
Heather...good idea!
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:18:09
TY Adam.
Adam Motter (APS)
01:18:13
...and rally around a common definition!
Robyn Carrier
01:19:07
Amen
kpearson
01:20:01
Yes it is.
Adam Motter (APS)
01:20:04
Right on Dr. Gordon....
Thomas Ferrell
01:20:38
Yes sir, JBGIII
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:21:11
Equity progress is a threat to some - absolutely right Dr. Gordon!
kpearson
01:21:27
that usually are, but the data doesn't lie.
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:21:29
Chris Who???
DE ~ James.Simmons
01:21:42
In order to achieve growth there has to be discomfort
Marcella .
01:21:56
I have a problem with equity being mostly measured off of test scores
Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Voice4Equity, Founder and CEO
01:22:11
What keeps us from changing school designs? Talks about old models!
Marcella .
01:22:12
And I am all about accountability
Angela Green
01:22:13
#truth This can't be a band aid. Take the time to do it correctly
Brenton Byrd
01:22:25
antiquated practices are a barrier
Angela Green
01:22:33
Invest
Dr. Anthony Lewis (He/Him/His)
01:22:35
Dr. Chris Emdin
Dr. Anthony Lewis (He/Him/His)
01:22:39
https://chrisemdin.com/
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:22:52
Thanks Dr. Lewis.
Leticia
01:23:40
“In equity, we have made strides. We remove the tears. It can be a one-time thing. It is not a one-time professional learning thing. It is ongoing. We are dealing with generations of disparities. We need to have courageous conversations and then take action steps. We need to make being a teacher being cool again!” Dr. John B. Gordon III
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
01:24:57
It is all about sustainability. Review your recruitment practices and your professional learning that supports both the needs of the staff and of the students...
Mark Bedell
01:25:15
There are lots of supporters here for these panelists today. Also facts Dr. Gordon about leading and being who we are with some style. Our kids need to see this.
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
01:25:38
Yes sir Dr. Bedell!!!
Mark Bedell
01:26:30
Thank you for that information Ms. Toussaint.
Marcella .
01:26:53
Equity requires a shift in power
Brenton Byrd
01:27:08
mindset shifts are necessary
Angela Green
01:27:53
If a flower isn't blooming, you don't change the flower, you change the environment. You get fertilizer, you help the dirt, you change those things. We need to support the environment. Dr. Goffney - you are so correct!
Marcella .
01:28:22
Ask your district for their Comprehensive Equity Plan
Max Brooks (he/him/his)
01:28:42
Thank you for your inspiring words and your testimony!
Kyle Talavera
01:28:43
A Philosophy doesn’t change your life, actions change your life. — get involved!
Glenda Oatis McMiller
01:29:02
Angela Green you are so correct.
MaryFrances Tintle
01:29:06
in one of the past Equity Talks I took part in 2 years ago somebody said "Equity is hearwork , you can't mandate it." That has stuck with me. Unfortunately, that is not how everybody thinks. We can't mandate equity. We have to believe in it and make it part of our teaching heart and soul.
Heather McClain (She, her)
01:29:39
Marcella.....and after asking your question, they should ask who is responsible to ensure the plan is moving forward and evaluating it.
Max Brooks (he/him/his)
01:29:59
That someone was probably the magnificent Rashard Wright. #heartwork
Marcella .
01:30:03
absolutely
Marcella .
01:30:27
hiding data is a common oppressive practice that many school districts do
MaryFrances Tintle
01:30:36
yes, heartwork!
Marcella .
01:31:05
amen
Marcella .
01:31:21
heart and fortitude
AnnMarie Oakley
01:31:22
Fantastic Panel and the BEST Equity Talks yet! Thank you all.
kpearson
01:31:30
Equity also begins with loving and caring for our students. When you love and care for someone you will do what you need to support and provide for them and make sure they are good.
Marcella .
01:31:34
talk about it
Bonnie Blake
01:31:39
Yes!
AnnMarie Oakley
01:31:40
#heartwork How’s your heart
Shelley Weinstein
01:31:54
Fabulous panel!
Brenton Byrd
01:32:01
facts Mr. Wright
Marcella .
01:32:25
disruptions
Angela Green
01:32:27
Absolutely! How is your HEART? What a great question to ask our kids!
Mark Bedell
01:32:29
This definitely is a great panel today.
Laura Silverman
01:32:34
Tell it!
Amy Davis
01:32:36
This panel has been amazing! We’ll be sharing the lineup of our next session shortly so stay tuned!
Marcella .
01:32:38
disrupted are needed for equity
Diane Gillie
01:32:41
Absolutely awesome panelist and facilitator! So glad to be in the audience. Thank you!
Leticia
01:32:41
"I was born in poverty, but education changed the trajectory of my life. There are a lot of little LaTonyas who need teachers to make a difference in their lives." — Dr. Goffney
Marcella .
01:32:45
disrupters
kpearson
01:32:48
So true!
MaryFrances Tintle
01:32:53
This has definitely been inspirational! Closing this gap is truly my heartwork.
Melvin J. Brown
01:32:55
Outstanding words from all! Thank you so much!
Angel Gooch
01:33:03
The 757 is lucky to have such great leadership!
Patricia Trejo
01:33:08
Powerful and inspiring panel. Thank you all.
Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk Public Schools, VA
01:33:11
Dr. JBG3's book-https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Lounge-Roles-Educators-Schools/dp/1948484463
Shaun Nelms
01:33:13
Incredible conversation
MaryFrances Tintle
01:33:15
Amazing
Dr. Ila Jarvis
01:33:15
Absolutely very inspiring
Kelsey Giurgevich
01:33:17
Thank you for a powerful conversation. Just the start
Mackie Spradley, Texas Education Agency Curriculum
01:33:17
I so agree!
Meisha Plotzke
01:33:18
Thank you!
Angel Gooch
01:33:23
HA!!
Dr. Anthony Lewis (He/Him/His)
01:33:24
Yo!
Shaun Nelms
01:33:26
Phi Beta Sigma!!!!
kpearson
01:33:29
Seattle salutes you!
Angela Green
01:33:31
I'm incredibly thankful that I signed up for this. Thank you so much. I will be sharing this with my admin group. Dr. Brown, I'm not far from Ithaca, I may look you up!
Mackie Spradley, Texas Education Agency Curriculum
01:33:32
Go TEXAS! Represent
Marcella .
01:33:32
yes come back and talk about your district equity plans
Patty Hillery
01:33:34
Yes!! Thank you all so much for your leadership!!
Rhoda Tamakloe
01:33:37
Thank you!
Angela Green
01:33:38
Thank you!
Marcella .
01:33:43
and how honest they are
Adam Motter (APS)
01:33:44
Right on, HEART, MIND, REALITY. What a great panel. You all made me smarter because of your wisdom and your experience and your leadership! Thanks!!!!
Cynthia Benitez
01:33:45
Thank you.
Amy Davis
01:33:45
Thank you to all of our panelists today and our special guest, Monique Toussaint! And don’t miss the event Monique mentioned: @AfAmEducation Event on February 28!Join the Connector Roundtable "Breaking Barriers: A Systemic Approach to Support Black Student Mental Health". District leaders will discuss best and promising practices to support mental health for Black students. RSVP: https://t.co/OzSIhOfUr2
Lorenzo Russell
01:33:46
Thanks for a great discussion.
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:33:46
👌🏾 you can be fly
Bonnie Blake
01:33:49
Thank you!
Sonya Hunte
01:33:53
Thank you all so much for your leadership and insight!
Ms. Tara Sims she/her/hers
01:33:55
Thank you for sharing your professionalism, passion, and wisdom.
afrazier
01:33:57
Thank you for everything. Phi Nu Pi
Adam Motter (APS)
01:34:01
Gordon...you are FLY!
Dr. Ila Jarvis
01:34:24
As a teacher always so inspiring hearing from positive educators with children success in mind. Thank You
Laura Silverman
01:34:31
I am! Let's dance!
Laina Cox
01:34:58
Thank you so much for this awesome discussion!
Amy Davis
01:35:16
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Mark Bedell
01:35:27
Dr. Goffney, Much respect to you!!
Amy Davis
01:35:42
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Meisha Plotzke
01:35:44
Can’t wait!
Sadia Basir (she/her)
01:35:59
Agreed this was a great and helpful discussion .
Amy Davis
01:36:22
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Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY
01:36:23
She said “FREE"
Amy Davis
01:37:06
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Amy Davis
01:37:28
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