Minority Representation & Local School Boards

The demographic differences between elected school board officials, the people they serve, and the electorate that chooses them has an impact on educational outcomes for students and mitigating those differences may support greater student achievement for minority students who represent an increasing portion of the student body.

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Collaborating In Uncertain Times

When school began this year, I looked at my small classroom in despair. I had 30 students on each period’s class list and an exhortation to fit all of them in my room ASDAP (as socially distanced as possible), which meant two feet apart. It’s been two weeks since that day, and I have yet […]

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Rough Waters: Helping Adolescents Navigate Digital Information Sources

How can digital tools effectively help secondary students critically evaluate the credibility, perspective or accuracy of digital sources or information in real time?

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Empowering students through Technology

Beyond the medical disparities affecting youth in under-served populations, social changes due to the pandemic such as the move to remote learning have a disproportionate affect. How can student choice and empowerment help students learn?

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Digital Ethics Audit

To the extent that is observable, the intent and actions of staff at Marcus Whitman Middle School adheres to the ethical values outlined in this ethics audit.

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Digital Ethics Audit Presentation

To the extent that is observable, the intent and actions of staff at Marcus Whitman Middle School adheres to the ethical values outlined in this ethics audit. The overarching theme of technology implementation and use is on building a safe and positive learning environment for youth that provides grace and inclusion for them and their families.

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Mission Statement

As a Digital Education Leader, my mission is to ensure that the ways in which we implement and use technology is inclusive of all populations and promotes safe and confident technology use in ways that reduce barriers for users while encouraging independence and confidence in the creation of safe, supportive digital environments that provide grace for users who struggle while pursuing excellence for all users.

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Sorting Through the Noise to Reflect on Inclusion in Remote Learning

Finding articles and recommendations from reputable sources about the myriad of ways in which online learning has left low income students, minority populations, and students of color behind is easy. However, digging through them to unearth the data needed to help build a picture on which to reflect often proves frustrating.

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Transparency In the time of COVID

In classrooms around the world, hours of thought and care are evident in the classroom systems, rituals and routines. Each minute of instruction reflects the teacher’s expertise and education. However, it is unlikely that many of us have seriously considered communicating the reasoning behind our choices during each of those

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Transparency In the time of COVID

In classrooms around the world, hours of thought and care are evident in the classroom systems, rituals and routines. Each minute of instruction reflects the teacher’s expertise and education. However, it is unlikely that many of us have seriously considered communicating the reasoning behind our choices during each of those

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