Getting personal about systemic equity in Vermont education

Systems-based self work Sometimes pursuing equity in education can feel a little like the carrot vs. the stick. Since No Child Left Behind, federal education policy has talked about equity

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#vted Reads: Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

…of control. It is bigger than us and we have a responsibility. Building our Equity Literacy muscles Jeanie: I love how he started with, “As we strengthen our equity literacy…

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#vted Reads: We Got This, with Kathleen Brinegar

…about equity work. I feel like I’m on this “permanent equity journey” because I feel like I could never define myself as an expert in equity. I don’t believe you…

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#vted Reads: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

…coffee and peanut-butter smoothies, and using the Equity Literacy Framework to dismantle inequality in our systems of learning with both students AND adults. What might we — and you —…

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What CVU students want you to know about education

…and anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the school campus. Life: Are there students at this school that you feel are fighting for equity? All: Yes. Heidi: I think equity in…

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#vted Reads: Troublemakers with Mike Martin

…work regarding equity. It’s like, well we sent them the memo and they didn’t come to parent night, so it’s their fault. So now they are at fault. And so…

In this episode of #vted Reads, we talk with South Burlington curriculum coordinator Mike Martin,about Troublemakers, a book by Carla Shalaby. We touch on what we're really doing when we ask our students to code-switch, Black Lives Matter, and the trouble with classroom norms, and we pose the question: 'How do school systems bestow unearned privilege on some, and un-earned hardship, on others?' Oh, and we talk about Harry Potter. Naturally. Read more

#vted Reads: Dive Into Inquiry

…and equity work with people out in the world who are doing racial equity work and interview them and connect with them. Margi: That’s certainly a librarian can help with…

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The 21st Century Classroom

…  Episode 23: VT Secretary of Education on equity 10/12/16: This past August, the University of Vermont played host to an international conference focused on ways to amplify student voice…

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#vted Reads: The End of Average

…just thinking about how equity work is such a natural fit here because it’s about celebrating difference and honoring difference. And noticing difference. And isn’t that what we want for…

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Hack your classroom: flexible physical learning environments

…Or after three episodes of America’s Next Top Model. Respect students’ other commitments Vermont educator Alex Shevrin wrote an incredible post about equity issues in offering extra credit, and the…

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#vted Reads: Juliet Takes a Breath

…the room asked some Edmunds Middle School students who were presenting on equity, “What could adults do to support them in their activism?” And one of the students responded, “How…

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The Importance of Eating Earnest

…both the economics, the environmental health, the social equity piece to life because food is something that is really universal to our human experience. If you’re only telling kids about…

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All about service learning

…reminding me that outrage is a powerful motivator and any books that outrages. For kids, that’s really about any book with injustice, because they’re so focused on fairness and equity

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#vted Reads: The Power of Moments, with Rachel Mark

…favorite protocols to do whenever I’m working with adults, but also with kids. I’ve done this with high school kids and with middle school kids around equity and the way…

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2.1 Knowing Students Well

…thought Read about how other educators are grounding PLPs in student identity, helping their students feel seen, heard, safe, and valued: Equity, Identity and Art Scaffolding Deeper Identity with Students…

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Kyle Chadburn & Andrea Gratton

…in Orleans VT. kchadburn@ocsu.org & agratton@ocsu.org | Visit their classroom Inquiry Question: How can we empower student voice and facilitate student-centered learning while exploring themes of social justice and equity?…

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What is Learning Lab?

…excellence and equity for all our learners. No pressure. The change is complex; the climb steep. And the realization a few years ago that we might be stumbling at our…

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