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Join the conversation at #NGLCchat!
Join NGLC staff, featured guests, and prominent national leaders to discuss equity.
- Caroline Hill, CityBridge Foundation, @CarolineIHill
- Stacey Wang, Oakland Unified School District, @staceyEDU
- Kristen Vogt, NGLC, @kvogt300
- Sarah Luchs, NGLC, @sarahluchs1
- Bryan Setser, Matchbook Learning, @BryanSetser
- Priscilla Maynor, imaginED Partners, @priscillamaynor
- Derek McCoy, National Digital Principal of the Year 2014, @mccoyderek
Q1: What’s your definition of equity? If you have one, share your school or organization’s vision statement for equity.
Q2: What is privilege and why is it important to personally and systemically reflect upon?
Q3: What do you think the role of white people is in this work? What about people of color?
Q4: How might our organizations promote a nationwide equity agenda? Or, how might we use our resources to fund equity?.
It’s not always comfortable to discuss the inequities many of us face or our role in an education system designed to create and sustain inequity, and that’s the point. How can we choose differently or be responsible for choices if we’re not aware of them or willingly to reflect upon our own sense of privilege? How can we ask questions and reflect on our beliefs—conscious or unconscious—if we can’t interact with others in the spirit of learning?
We invite you to come get comfortable being uncomfortable with us.
It may sound like an odd opportunity. NGLC will provide some safe space to start a conversation that will continue at this year’s iNACOL conference in San Antonio. NGLC is building a toolkit of resources to support equity-focused discussions and a community of educators willing and able to lead learning that is design for equity. The toolkit pulls from seven NGLC Regional Partner networks that are designing and operating next gen schools.
Learn About Equity in Next Gen Learning
These two blogs may offer an entryway into the link (or lack thereof) between equity and next gen learning:
- Why Aren’t We Talking About Cultural Responsiveness in Next Gen Learning?
- Leading and Designing for Equity in Oakland
What’s a Twitter Chat? A Twitter Chat is a guided conversation where users interested in a particular topic hop onto the social network to chat. The chat is given a hashtag, which makes it easy for anyone to identify the chat and participate. It’s a topic-driven conversation happening in real time, similar to a public chat room; it just happens to take place on Twitter.
#NGLCchat occurs once a month, each time featuring a different aspect of personalized learning.
- Learner Profiles and Personalized Learning Plans, August 2015
- Student Agency, December 2015
- Schedules, Staffing and Space, January 2016
- Teacher Development, February 2016
- From Factory Model to... What?, March 2016
- Competency-based Education, April 2016
- Next Gen Curriculum, May 2016
- End-of-Year Reflections, June 2016