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Discovery Education Equity Talks - Shared screen with speaker view
Donna Drakeford
33:35
Donna Drakeford, PGCPS, MD
Rob Warren
33:43
Welcome everyone! Let us know where you are joining us from.
MARJORIE Manuel
33:57
Marjorie Manuel, Caddo parish Shreveport Louisiana
Donna Drakeford
34:09
Hello Dr Deasy
Michael Salzman
34:16
Michael Salzman, Syosset, New York - NYSSMA Immediate Past President
Donna Drakeford
34:25
I was in your School Improvement shop
Donna Drakeford
34:41
Thank you
Martha
35:21
Greetings from Yakima, WA.
t Rothstein
35:35
Book: The Short & Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Molly Hebert Loyd
35:50
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Bridget Bridges
35:53
Bridget Bridges, Caddo Parish Public Schools, Shreveport, LA
Tonja Harris
36:23
Reading Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
39:07
Welcome. Please let us know where you are from
Yolonda T. Woods-Gibbs
39:37
Yolonda T. Woods-Gibbs, Caddo Parish Public Schools Shreveport, Louisiana
Kim Moore
39:42
Kim Moore form the Tampa Bay Region, FL.
Dr. Will Penner
40:07
Will Penner, Principal of Battle Creek Middle School in Spring Hill, TN
Tony Elmer
40:13
Mesa, AZ
Charnae McDonald
40:14
Hello from Caddo Parish, Louisiana! I work for Caddo Schools but grew up in Stockton Unified School District :)
David Mitchell
40:17
David Mitchell from Discovery Education. I am the partnership manager for LA, TN, AR, and MS. As a new Dad I am enjoying reading “Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood” by Michael Lewis.
Kelly Weishaar
40:19
Kelly Weishaar, Equity & Access Liaison, Fairport Central School District (near Rochester, NY)
Karen
40:33
Karen from Stratford Academy 2-6, Connecticut
Rob Warren
40:57
Welcome Kelly from Fairport!!
Dave Hankin
40:57
Hello from Globe, Arizona....
Stacy Davenport (she/her/hers)
41:03
Stacy from Oregon City, Oregon
dChumsantivut
41:04
Desiree from Southbridge Public in Massachusetts
Donna Drakeford
41:06
If we consider there are so many fragilities, I wonder who and where there might be some training to support people with facing these fragilities that fuel biases.
J.P. Goldman
41:17
Jay P. Goldman, editor, School Administrator magazine
Jay R
41:19
Hello from Orange Ct
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
41:34
Elizabeth Mitcham, EC Director Rowan-Salisbury Schools NC
Emily Puccio
41:34
Emily Puccio, Program Administrator, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Long Island, NY
AnnMarie Oakley
41:36
AnnMarie Oakley from Discovery Education. I am the Partnership Manager for southern Virginia.
Paulette France
42:04
Paulette France. Virginia Beach, VA
Darryl Thomas
42:11
Darryl Thomas, Principal from Greenville, NC
Kenrick Ramdath
42:17
Kenrick Ramdath from Paterson,NJ
Dr. Will Penner
42:19
I just finished "Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It" by Chris Voss, former hostage negotiator for the FBI--fantastic read!
Luella Anderson
42:32
Luella Anderson from Charlottesville, VA
Nicole Bouchard
42:32
Nicole Bouchard - Rochester Discovery Charter School
Kirsten Coombs
42:37
Kirsten Coombs, Board Member, Howard County (Maryland) Public Schools
jeddy
42:45
Jennifer Eddy Lancaster VA
Doretha Allen
43:28
Doretha Allen, Dallas ISD
Dave Hankin
43:38
I just found out about these yesterday...
Kathryn O'Brien
43:50
Kathryn O'Brien, Rochester, NY
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
45:53
Hopefully this crisis will force that these inequities can no longer be ignored.
Molly Hebert Loyd
49:00
Hi Doretha from Dallas ISD! We’re excited to have DISD OTI with us today!
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
53:00
I love that you are discussing this from a heart change. It shouldn’t take law to provide for all children.
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
53:18
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Joseph Jackson
53:46
Joe Jackson - Rochester, NY
Terrance Sellman
54:14
Terrance Sellman from the PGCPS school district in Maryland.
Kim Moore
54:56
"Creating space for extreme discomfort" powerful statement!
Kelly Weishaar
54:58
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2020/05/28/school-fall-coronavirus-learning NPR Interview
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
55:43
Well put…that requires a mindset of collective and not of “me”
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
57:31
I had a conversation as a white mom with my white son about these recent events as well because his actions in the face of these things will be crucial to the future
Kim Moore
58:25
Real talk
Katerina
58:27
Me too Dr Mitcham...Me too...
Doretha Allen
58:34
Thanks Molly! Glad to be here
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
59:22
They will only be different if we are different
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
59:32
Please share any questions you have for the panelists? We are compiling and sharing them with Dr. Brown.
Crystal Sessoms
01:00:17
I am glad to be able to join, listen in, and be a part of this very important conversation. I appreciate the honesty and transparency that's already being demonstrated in what the panelists have shared related to equity and especially related to recent events within the AA community.
Dave Hankin
01:00:45
A lot of these horrible events happens because there is bias, racism and acceptance coming from the highest office in our country. It's disgraceful.
Paulette France
01:01:28
What professional learning/training are your districts considering that will help them effectively meet the needs of underserved students?
Donna Drakeford
01:02:16
Adaptive work with colleagues around the truths of America…many students will return knowing Black communities and Brown communities suffered the disproportionate blow of this disease…because of the way we have been assigned as the undervalued people
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:02:27
How can we give choice about school return to parents who really have no choice because they need school to care for their children while they work?
Donna Drakeford
01:03:22
@John Deasy Realignment of priorities for the communities that are undervalued
Felicia O’Neal
01:03:32
Every single youth gets the right to be us... Dr Deasy that’s a powerful statement. All leaders of educational institutions should have that mindset about all of their students.
chwalker
01:03:36
Continuing to have these conversation is so important. I’m interested in being proactive but I’m not sure what steps I should take. Dr. Deasey, I am a teacher in Stockton as well. I teach for Lincoln Unified.
chwalker
01:03:48
*coversations
Donna Drakeford
01:04:49
@Lamar Goree Owning the opportunity to be innovative!
Dave Hankin
01:05:06
Equal resources need to be made available for all students......bridge the digital divide....
Terrance Sellman
01:05:27
@Dr. Lamar Goree Excellent questions! You're right. now is the time to bridge the gaps in learning for these students through innovation.
Doretha Allen
01:05:35
The world has changed and there is an opportunity for schools to lead the change narrative.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:05:44
My district is 1:1…every kid with hot spots and tech provided…it didn’t matter because their life conditions didn’t all them to access.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:06:02
Many variables
Paulette France
01:06:11
Some students are in districts with 1:1 technology resources, but there still remains a gap in families knowing how to access and use the tools.
Dave Hankin
01:07:16
Many, many school, including mine ina rural area, are not 1:1. It seems that people with 1:1 have no idea what it's like not to be that fortunate.
Felicia O’Neal
01:07:34
Well said @Dr. Goree ...Normal is not normal and we are looking forward to those opportunities to use this as an instrument for change
Kim Moore
01:07:43
The system has to be redesigned. The pandemic has expedited the need to transform schools. More affluent parents will transition to blended or digital models, leaving poor students, students with special needs and students of color behind.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:08:01
absolutely Kim!!
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:08:15
This will be a great privatization event.
Donna Drakeford
01:08:38
If a child does not know and believe they are valued by the person/people who stand in front of them for 6 hours of their waking hours…they will have problems learning
Tonja Harris
01:08:39
Yes!! Whole child whole school and whole community!!
Felicia O’Neal
01:08:48
you are correct Kim
Paulette France
01:09:00
We have a tendency to treat systems but not get at the root cause. Excellent point, Dr. Webb.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:09:07
Dr. Webb…someone should consult us EC folks….we do mass customization every day!!
Crystal Sessoms
01:09:15
The inequities being brought to light through this pandemic are not new - they are now amplified and it's somewhat a blessing in disguise, as it has forced people at all levels to have conversations that perhaps they were less willing to have before as well as action planning that is now a must as we look ahead and prepare to address these issues. My question for the panelists, What are some ways you envision continuing these important conversations with educators and building plans/taking actions that will sustain the important equity work that's needed? How will/do you see involving families and community stakeholders in these conversations and action plans?
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:09:27
We know how to do this…no one is utilizing SPED leaders to address this
Kim Moore
01:09:30
Structural inequities limit opportunities for students of color.
Donna Drakeford
01:09:42
ABSOTUELY!!!
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:10:30
Amen
Donna Drakeford
01:11:17
Dr Deasy thank you for offering actionable steps
Dave Hankin
01:11:20
It's good we're looking toi be honest here and look to address some of the issues.
Donna Drakeford
01:12:15
Operationalize the missions to meet all learners…including the teachers/principals/central office supports
Kim Moore
01:12:40
We need to experience a mindset shift to "education is a human right."
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:12:42
Since we are all virtual how can we each take a piece and open that up to folks in this space to engage with teachers and professionals in other areas
Dave Hankin
01:12:45
Yes Donna, we all need to be involved, not just admin.
Donna Drakeford
01:12:53
What is the percentage of NON-Black teachers in each district
Kim Moore
01:13:30
Amazon model for schools
Kim Moore
01:14:05
I will provide what you need when you need it.
Donna Drakeford
01:14:06
How are state super considering how we assess “access” for students and PARENTS
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:14:11
User voice needs to be part professional development
Martha Ross
01:14:42
How can we include parents in this future educational scenario
Donna Drakeford
01:15:50
Current vision/mission statements are directed to students (that is old thinking); every person in the school district is NOW a learner and differintiating learning for the employees is essential
Dave Hankin
01:15:58
Invite parents to take part. Ask how they would like to be involved...
Dave Hankin
01:16:57
We will need great support and involvement from parents in the coming school year in so many ways.
Donna Drakeford
01:18:32
Be careful not to create a “pity” party vs a VALUE environment
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:19:07
@Monica -the archive is normally posted within 24 hours
Kim Moore
01:19:35
The system is design the needs of the adults verses student needs.
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:19:38
Facebook Live is available right away if you need it sooner
alma
01:20:40
During this time of uncertainty we need guiding principles.
Dave Hankin
01:22:53
Most of us know in our hearts how to treat people properly. Unfortunately, greed and power get in the way.
alma
01:23:01
Would love to hear more about redesigning job descriptions for the "new normal."
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:23:17
Schools in my area and I am sure some others are facing their decisions about this being viewed as political which is highly impacting the level of buy-in and setting barriers that are countering our work. Very troubling.
April Kuhn
01:24:51
I appreciate the guiding principals concept. How will we behave with empathy, integrity, inclusion guiding our professional steps? How will we think about a liberation vs oppression? How do we use a values mindset vs. deficit mindset as we serve our students?
Dave Hankin
01:25:09
The problem about it being "political" is that one party seems to really enjoy the "power" and not care about the average American.
Dave Hankin
01:25:41
Particularly minorities...
Donna Drakeford
01:27:28
Our conversations have to expand to the broader commumity
Dave Hankin
01:27:56
I'm so glad to hear the progressives steps these gentleman are so willing to take for their students and their families!
April Kuhn
01:28:19
Nothing can be changed if it is not faced. We can change this system as we face it. You all are demonstrations of the hope. We have more work to do. What is ours to do during this time?
Felicia O’Neal
01:28:33
There is hope for the future and we must believe it... thank you Dr. Goree
Donna Drakeford
01:28:45
These conversations are too important to only have with educators…they MUST include all community supports who need to be invested in the lifting of ALL students…we have to HELP THEM SEE
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:28:50
We have to build this network and stand together with expectations, not just go back and try to work this alone.
Joseph Jackson
01:30:28
Thank you all!!
Dave Hankin
01:30:31
We all need to speak up....there is strength in numbers.
Luella Anderson
01:30:34
Thank you so much!
Felicia O’Neal
01:31:00
@Dr. Webb a collective will is a MUST.. people must speak up
Ellen Metzger
01:31:08
Wow, Dr. Webb. Thanks for sharing your personal story. I agree we can change. Question is what are the step we need to take now…
L Daniels
01:31:14
Its important that we move with our hearts to transform this education system. It is up to our leaders - it starts with them
Donna Drakeford
01:31:23
Allowing district buses to deliver food to those areas who cannot get to a school
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham
01:31:40
#SendMe
Molly Hebert Loyd
01:31:49
Thank you to all our panelists for sharing so openly and authentically, and for discussing these critically important topics during such a heavy time. We appreciate you all.
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:31:55
#SendMe. #TeamKid
Karen
01:32:00
Stratford CT school district has provided breakfast/lunch to students. Memorial Day weekend those that wanted to came for bagged meals for 3 days.
Kenrick Ramdath
01:32:01
Thanks again for this insightful presentation. I always look forward to these talks.
Paulette France
01:32:05
As a youngster, my teachers never called me, or students like me, disadvantaged or underserved. Those labels were not attached to me. What they did do was instill in me a sense of pride and dedication to reaching my dreams through hard work and earning my way.
Donna Drakeford
01:32:10
Rethink how every position can serve differently to ensure we reach every child
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:32:11
Incredible leaders - thank you!
April Kuhn
01:32:22
Thank you all!
Dave Hankin
01:32:26
Thank you from Globe, Arizona...Keep up the fight!
Emily Puccio
01:32:30
Thank you!
Donna Drakeford
01:32:47
Thank you Dr Deasy
Karen
01:32:48
Thank you - this was an especially great panel of speakers
Rob Warren
01:32:53
Thank you all for your leadership and inspiration!
Lisa Sahasrabudhe
01:33:10
Thank you!
Ellen Metzger
01:33:13
We can’t see her now, though!
A.Edwards
01:33:14
Thank you all!!!
Dave Hankin
01:33:16
Thank you Alissa!
Tonja Harris
01:33:19
Thank you
L Daniels
01:33:23
Thank you all..first time on this presentation
alma
01:33:40
Excellent panel! Thanks for sharing your stories and dreams.
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:33:45
The exception needs to be the rule!
wrosario
01:33:51
Thank you everyone, this was my first time on these presentations and it gave me hope
Ellen Metzger
01:33:52
That’s better! now can see Alissa
Emily Puccio
01:33:52
Yes Coni!
Ric Pilgrim
01:33:56
Well done, All!
PORTIA_STONEY
01:34:00
Thank You - Portia Stoney, Charleston County School District
Dave Hankin
01:34:12
link in chat
Kim Moore
01:34:12
Thank you! Another great conversation!
Coni Rechner, Discovery Education
01:35:23
They survey link will also be sent out in a follow up email with a link to the archive
Desiree Sujoy
01:35:24
Thank you so much, all panelists, for sharing your authentic stories, leadership, and insights on these extraordinarily important points and conversations!
Ellen Metzger
01:35:32
Thank you!