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Discovery Education Equity Talks - Shared screen with speaker view
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
46:30
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Kenrick Ramdath
46:55
Kenrick Ramdath from Paterson NJ
Kenrick Ramdath
48:28
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
49:14
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
50:54
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
51:38
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
52:03
Welcome Mr. A!
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
52:15
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
52:29
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
53:23
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Martha
53:41
Greetings from Yakima, WA
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
53:52
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Patricia Zissios, Ph.D.
54:02
Patricia Zissios from Alexandria, VA. Enjoying these timely conversations. Thank you.
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
55:15
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Karen
55:26
Hi! Karen Laracca, Trumbull CT
Mrs. A. Jacobson
55:39
Hello from Forks Washington
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
55:59
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scott Coley
56:16
Scott Coley Board Member Woodridge IL
Amanda Newswanger
56:25
Hi :) Amanda Newswanger from Crofton, MD (near Annapolis)
craig reichl
56:26
Hello Craig, from East Stroudsburg PA
Rustina Sharpe
56:31
Rustina Sharpe, prekindergarten teacher, North Carolina
Tammy Thomas
56:44
Hello from Mount Holly, NC!
Philip W
56:57
greetings from Kingsport TN
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
56:59
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Rob Warren, Discovery Education
57:00
Welcome Jamie from Canandaigua!!
Holly Sullivan
57:08
Hello from South Carolina
Mary Anne Federoff
57:08
Hi, From Duxbury,MA
Kim Moore
57:47
Hi from Tampa Bay! Kim Moore
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
58:06
Welcome All!
Rob Warren, Discovery Education
58:07
Welcome back Kim!
mleonhard
58:13
Mary Leonhard - Sheboygan Wi.
Joseph Jackson
58:23
Joe Jackson, Rochester, NY - happy to be back this week!
Luella Anderson
58:24
Luella Anderson- Hello from Charlottesville, VA
Cindy Moss
58:37
Cindy Moss, Mount Holly NC
Darryl Thomas
58:40
Darryl Thomas, Hello from Greenville, NC
Rob Warren, Discovery Education
58:43
Welcome back Joe from Rochester!
joseph landrum
58:47
Joe from Ocala, FL
Luella Anderson
58:55
Thank you for doing this!
David Mitchell (DE)
58:57
David Mitchell from Discovery Education in Nashville, TN.
Stephen McGovern
58:58
Steve McGovern - Binghamton NY
Terrance Sellman
59:00
Terrance Sellman from Severna Park, MD (Prince George's County Public Schools)
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
59:16
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:00:22
Welcome All!
Pam Inabinett
01:00:29
Glad to be here! Pam Inabinett, Partner Success Manager, with Discovery Education here. Ready for #EDUChurch!
Steven Weniger
01:00:30
Happy to be here!
Cindy Moss
01:00:43
Having a global community shows that equity is an issues for which we are all struggling to find solutions
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:01:52
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Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:02:03
Thank you all for joining us!
E. Prince
01:02:38
It is pleasure to be here.
Mrs. Love
01:02:52
Glad to be here!
Anna-Marie Booth
01:03:04
Anna-Marie Booth, San Francisco, CA - SFUSD, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, Alliance of Black School Educators
Cindy Moss
01:03:19
Welcome Anna-Marie Booth!
Donna Drakeford
01:03:25
Donna Drakeford, PGCPS MD
Cindy Moss
01:03:45
Welcome Donna Drakeford!
Mary Anne Guy
01:03:57
Mary Anne Guy, Charlotte NC
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:04:12
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E. Prince
01:04:23
E. Prince, QSGSSH, NYC
Stacy Davenport
01:04:26
Stacy from Oregon City, OR
Cindy Moss
01:04:41
Welcome E. Prince and Stacy!
joseph dragone
01:04:57
joe dragone from Roslyn, NY
Cindy Moss
01:05:34
Welcome Joe Dragone!
caitlin sullivan
01:05:44
Cate from East Stroudsburg, PA
Camsie McAdams
01:05:53
Camsie McAdams, Washington DC
Cindy Moss
01:05:54
Welcome Cate!
Dr. Julie A. Dees
01:05:58
Dr. Julie Dees, Fayetteville NC
Cindy Moss
01:06:02
Welcome Camsie!
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:06:15
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Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:06:22
Doreen Hettich-Atkins, candidate for Cortland NY school board. (And proud Colleague of Sean Eversley Bradwell at Ithaca College)
Mary Anne Guy
01:06:31
Hi Camsie :)
Cindy Moss
01:06:34
Welcome Dr. Julie Dees! I am from Mount Holly NC and my husband grew up in Fayetteville because his father was 82nd Airborne
Cindy Moss
01:06:51
Welcome Doreen Hettich-Atkins!
Cindy Moss
01:07:13
Southern parents tell it like it is!
Cindy Moss
01:07:25
We have miles to go before we sleep friends!
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:07:30
So true! No is not the time to be tired but the time for action!
Cindy Moss
01:07:57
Do or do not, there is no try! Now is the time for action!
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:08:16
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Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:08:28
I’m also the proud (and challenged and struggling) single Caucasian parent of a biracial son and a son adopted from Ethiopia. My school board platform is focusing on those not normally receiving primary attention from our school district. This series is TIMELY and important for me.
nick harris
01:08:30
Nick Harris - DiscoveryEd - London - solidarity from the UK!
Cindy Moss
01:09:13
Happy to have your input Doreen Hettich-Attkins! We ALL need to issue a call to action now
Anna-Marie Booth
01:10:08
Policy icw public schools - Complex issue. Urgent that Principals must be required to be involved in ongoing anti-racist training. Principals must set the tone/create a culture of treating diverse staff and students with respect.
Donna Drakeford
01:10:21
I hope we are as school district leaders, looking at the textbook publishers who do not include the real historical FACTS! Everyone in education must redesign their mindsets that develop products we purchase
Cindy Moss
01:10:42
If you saw the 3 generations of black men marching in CLT, the middle generation black man told the younger black man “Our methods have not worked. We need you to find a better way to address the inequities” They were featured on Good Morning America from 1 of the CLT marches
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:10:54
We need to change mindsets but also change behaviors!
Donna Drakeford
01:10:56
Most people are just becoming aware of the historical institutional events that led to this moment
Cindy Moss
01:11:33
We need to change the institutional racism built into our school systems.
Anna-Marie Booth
01:11:33
Consider the composition of public school staffs.
Donna Drakeford
01:11:34
Inequalities created these inequities
Dr. Stephen Hampe
01:11:57
While changing school culture is urgently needed, how best to achieve that? Mandating cultural sensitivity training often engenders backlash and shutting down as some feel "are you saying I'm racist"?
Donna Drakeford
01:12:28
These are courageous bold conversations that we have to push publishers for change
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:12:30
The pandemic did not create the inequities but has highlighted them.
Pam Inabinett
01:12:46
Very true, Dr. Acquino.
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:13:22
Please post any questions for our speakers, I will be forwarding them to them.
Cindy Moss
01:13:27
@Dr. Stephen Hampe you are right about cultural sensitivity training and its unintended consequences. Real conversations amount staff, students and parents can move the needle better because relationships are needed in order for real social justice to occur
SANDRA VELASQUEZ
01:13:32
What is the quote? If we don't change the direction...?
Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:13:52
I heard “if we don’t change direction, we will end up where we are heading.
Anna-Marie Booth
01:13:53
Book suggestion: Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD - Biased, Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:14:29
If we don’t change directions we will end ups where we are headed!
Dr. Stephen Hampe
01:14:52
Thank you - we have an equity task force that was advocating for authentic experiences, but have gotten push back from a local community leader who demands mandatory training!
Camsie McAdams
01:15:34
What is the social contract we make with schools as we send our children for education and end up with schools perpetuating the systems of oppression?
Donna Drakeford
01:16:25
@Bradshaw: Thank you for addressing practices. this is the core for every stakeholder layer
Dr. Stephen Hampe
01:17:21
Given the "body corporate" structure of NYS BoEs, indeed, what can we do? Here we had a KKK recruiting incident a cpl yrs ago, I (in my first year) got a lot of push back over simply passing an anti-hate resolution as "the BoE is not a legislative body."
Donna Drakeford
01:18:05
Considering the partnerships that can exist between the local officials and how structures are created to give students opportunity to see how they work for them
Kim Moore
01:20:07
Love "give space to leaders to speak out on equity."
Susan Mittler
01:20:27
Our conversation should include specific policies and practices that promote or do not discourage racism and prejudice. Many educators, with good intentions, are totally unaware of their biases. Mental health, social interaction and poverty create impediments in learning. WE need safe and honest opportunities to address these difficult issues. Practice is so difficult with so many goals and objectives. We need to focus on the children... who they are and what is expected of them.
Cindy Moss
01:21:51
Now is the time to be disruptive innovators as education leaders. School boards can create a safe space for their leaders to make decisions that lead to real equityu
Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:22:19
question: If you as a board are working with superintendent who does NOT understand the oppressive nature of the system - what suggestions to you have to continue to education, to continue to try to move the system?
Cindy Moss
01:23:01
If you want to see what really matters to a school district, don’t read their mission and vision. Look at their budget
Pam Inabinett
01:23:10
Amen, Dr. Moss!
Donna Drakeford
01:23:19
Creating collective layered conversations allows the common learning and language to seep into spaces that all of these conversations typically do no go.
halldavidson
01:23:33
Mayor of Los Angeles taking money from the police budget and moving it to address these needs.
Kim Moore
01:23:52
#RealTalk Cindy!
Cindy Moss
01:24:28
I worked in Cicero North Syracuse schools and the board had life sized student cardboard cutouts. When they made decisions they always looked at the students and talked about how their decisions would impact those students.
Cindy Moss
01:24:59
@Kim Moore. The only way we are going to have real change begins with real talk!
Kim Moore
01:25:24
Leaders must be bold and step out of our comfort zone to engage in challenging conversations!
Cindy Moss
01:25:44
Leaders can be comfortable or courageous, but not both. Now is the time for courage in decisions!
Cindy Moss
01:25:58
@Kim Moore agreed!
Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:26:46
@Cindy Moss - I’m down the road from you in Cortland (hoping to get elected to BofE) - will know in a few days - fingers crossed.
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, Board President, Inglewood USD, CA
01:27:08
http://cocosouthla.org/south-l-a-students-win-campaign-for-equity-at-lausd-school-board/
Cindy Moss
01:27:46
The achievement gap is really an opportunity gap. If we give ALL students the opportunities they need to be successful, they will be! Then the achievement gap disappears!
Cindy Moss
01:29:22
@Doreen. Good luck! I now live outside Charlotte NC but was in Syracuse for 15 years
robert corbin
01:29:33
So true Dr. Moss. The all important Why do I need to know this must be answered. Educators need to present why content and processes matter right now in the lives of students, teachers, parents, and community. It must be an intentional part of the curriculum.
Donna Drakeford
01:30:03
That is great to use the text against itself. However, for those who do not have that muscle, publishers must be pushed or don’t buy their products
Cindy Moss
01:31:03
Relationships are the only way real change can happen.
Kim Moore
01:32:10
Trust is the foundation for building real change.
Johnetta Vaughan
01:32:11
Yes!!!
robert corbin
01:32:11
We must use multiple modalities that allow teachers and students to make choices. We must do deep thinking and help our students also to do this thinking about who is speaking, writing, and what counts as knowledge.
Donna Drakeford
01:32:26
While leaning in on CDC guidelines, we must include those community partners who can support our distance learning and mental wellness supports
Anna-Marie Booth
01:33:14
SFUSD is fortunate We have an enlightened Superintendent!
Kim Moore
01:33:28
Speak truth to power.
Camsie McAdams
01:33:29
We also need to broaden our umbrella of who builds relationships with students. When doing equity work, schools I worked at in Oakland and the Bronx/Manhattan always included support staff - cafeteria/janitorial staff, etc. you don’t know who will resonate with students so include all the adults possible
Susan Mittler
01:33:29
Administrators need to provide non threatening opportunities to ask questions.... reflect on personal attitudes and collegial actions when it comes to "all" our students. Minorities, impoverished, ethnic differences etc. These are difficult ideas to address. Many statements and actions are prejudicial without forethought. Critical friends groups are often effective.
Bernita Johnson
01:34:01
@ Johnetta V...I see you!!!
Donna Drakeford
01:34:45
There has to be professional development to help admin/teachers build that muscle
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Board Vice President, Ithaca City NY
01:34:52
Ithaca College Department of Education Mission Statement: The Department seeks to develop future teachers who are not only well-educated in their disciplines, but are also culturally responsive, caring, and knowledgeable in their interactions with students and their families.
Anna-Marie Booth
01:34:57
Agree - must institutionalize equity!
Kim Moore
01:35:08
Institutionalize equity!
Anna-Marie Booth
01:35:36
Reality: who are our public school teachers in the USA?
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:35:45
School is a white middle class setting with middle class values.
Brad Fountain
01:35:51
@Camsie…you are so right. For students and parents to feel welcomed they need to have a connection with someone in the building/district. So many individuals only experience with schools has been negative and it is upon us to help them feel welcomed and appreciated.
Donna Drakeford
01:36:24
Change comes through federal/state requirements and assessments
Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:36:27
White middle class setting with white middle class values for students with “normal” learning behaviors
Anna-Marie Booth
01:36:47
Any data re progress in diversifying the teaching staff in public schools?
E. Prince
01:36:53
Correct!!
Mike
01:36:56
That is powerful
Cindy Moss
01:37:00
We meet to treat black lives with the same respect that we have for white fragility. Powerful!
Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:37:01
Well said Dr.Eversley Bradwell!
Donna Drakeford
01:37:05
If we treat Black lives the way we treat White fragility schools would be a liberating place.
Jacqueline Johnson
01:37:20
if we treated black lives in schools with same level of fragility that we treat white fear, our schools would be a place of liberation! - Dr. Sean Eversely Bradwell
Sarah Brumberg
01:38:16
Amen! Thank you Dr E-B!
Susan Mittler
01:38:19
when a school is failing.... where should the administrators and school boards begin to address the issues...
LadyDi
01:38:31
Will this discussion and chat info be available for future review?
SGoins
01:38:41
Powerful & authentic sentiments-BLM is not fleeting nor trendy
Susan Mittler
01:38:46
Ideas on where to start.... inspire and not anger....
Cindy Moss
01:38:50
@LadyD yes you will receive the recorded webinar with chat after the event
Anna-Marie Booth
01:39:05
Useful webinar! Thank you! We have sooooooooooo much work to do! Glad to know that you, Dr. Scorza and Dr. Bradwell are involved! Onward!
joseph landrum
01:39:08
As a teacher I feel that it is important to look at data based on a class as a whole, but also the data divided by economics and by culture. By looking at the data from different angles one can see if there is an unseen biased that they are not aware of that is tainting education in their classroom. These conversations must happen, and no one should be embarrassed to recognize this and seek help. When I see that one group is struggling more than another, I seek outside help to make sure I am teaching in a way that presents the information culturally/economically not just educationally.
LadyDi
01:39:22
Thank you
Camsie McAdams
01:39:39
One of the best books by our former President!
Pam Inabinett
01:40:02
I love Michelle Obama’s book too! #Becoming
Rustina Sharpe
01:40:05
As a prekindergarten teacher in a public school, something I have noticed, and this is just my opinion, is that there is a lot of focus on grades K-12 and beyond. Early childhood education is the foundation education is built upon, and early childhood ed professionals are sometimes forgotten when it comes to school district professional development opportunities on equity. Please don't forgot them!
Anna-Marie Booth
01:40:08
Thanks also to Coni Rechner, Dr Brown and Alissa Enders!
Camsie McAdams
01:40:38
@Rustina - amen! It starts so early. We have such an opportunity to work with our youngest learners in a meaningful way
Donna Drakeford
01:41:21
What a wonderful time to be alive. This time is pregnant with possibilities. We have the best conditions to create the greatest opportunities for ALL of our Black and marginalized students and communities!
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:41:53
@Donna Drake, beautifully said!
Anna-Marie Booth
01:42:39
Dr. Scorza: Yes! Clarity of focal choices!
Cindy Moss
01:43:04
This has been so inspiring! Educators have the power to make real change!
Rustina Sharpe
01:43:06
Wishing everyone wellness, joy, love and adventure!
Kenrick Ramdath
01:43:08
thanks so much. Great !!!
Doreen Hettich-Atkins
01:43:27
Great series - If I’m elected I’ll be sharing with my fellow board members.
Donna Drakeford
01:43:31
Thank you MY BLACK MEN!!!
Brad Fountain
01:43:36
Thank you for sharing your passion and perspectives!
Dave Hankin
01:43:36
Thank you from Globe, Arizona!
mleonhard
01:43:49
From Sheboygan - Thank you for the deep thoughts
Donna Drakeford
01:44:00
Let’s remember to breath…for all those who cannot.
Luella Anderson
01:44:04
Thank you so much again! This is a difficult time!
SANDRA VELASQUEZ
01:44:21
Thank you!
robert corbin
01:44:21
Inspiring Webinar today! Reverence and respect to all is a central message of today's DE Equity talks but talking is not enough! We must choose to fight against inequity both personally and publicly
Donna Drakeford
01:44:22
Breathe.
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, Board President, Inglewood USD, CA
01:44:27
Grateful to be here! Thank you all for such great comments. To listen to a conversation I recently had on these issues, please check out: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/will-the-george-floyd-protests-finally-catalyze-real-change/
Terrance Sellman
01:44:29
Thank you so much for your time!
Johnna Porcher
01:44:53
Another great TALK. Thank you for lending your voice to further lift a very critical message that needs to be shared!
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Discovery Education
01:44:54
Thank you all
Anna-Marie Booth
01:44:56
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Steven Weniger
01:44:59
So good. Thank you.
Pam Inabinett
01:44:59
Thanks everyone!
Sarah Brumberg
01:45:01
Thank you panelists for your wisdom!