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“Inclusive Classrooms Close Equity Gaps” v2

On March 13, I was honored to present at the annual GA Charter Schools Conference. That day also happened to be the last school day before quarantine began, so many people who wanted to attend the session were unable to. Thus, this webinar recording was born :). I am passionate about helping educators create more inclusive …

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The *First Two Steps* Towards Setting the Tone for an Inclusive Classroom – (Vol. 1/5) – “Strategies For Hearing ALL Voices” Series

         Wanting to make your classroom more inclusive, but don’t know where to start?​Take five minutes to try this with your students.            **UPDATE 03-18-20**  –  A MESSAGE FROM JEN WOW, a LOT has happened in the week since this blog was first published. What a difference a week …

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Introducing… STRATEGIES FOR HEARING ALL VOICES: A 5-PART SERIES

*NOW Introducing*… What is anti-bias education? What’s competition got to do with it? And how does collaboration support identity and diversity?  Answering these 3 questions will lead us right into our strategy-packed series on hearing all voices in the classroom! ​​Teachers strive to lead every one of their students to success. But sometimes in our …

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What is Equity, Anyway?

“Equity” is a core value of Co-CreatED; it drives our “why,” our mission, and our vision. Yet, it can be difficult to clearly define.  What does Equity really mean, any way? Let’s dig in. ​ ​CHAPTER ONE:  GETTING TO A DEFINITION ​ I’ll be the first to admit… I sort of have a tendency to overcomplicate …

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#4)   A CO-CREATED EDUCATION IS…

Concluding the 4-part series on the secret ingredients that make up a co-created education. ​The recipe is empowering, inclusive, rigorous, and SUPPORTIVE. ​​Out of the 4 secret ingredients that make up a Co-Created education– empowering, inclusive, rigorous, and supportive– this final ingredient is the one with… … the most information readily available online about it …

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#3)  A CO-CREATED EDUCATION IS…

Welcome to part 3 of our series on the 4 secret ingredients that make up a co-created education.  Not only is the learning experience empowering and inclusive; it’s also rigorous. ​​You may have noticed by this point in the series that the 4 secret ingredients of a Co-Created Education are all words you’ve heard before.  …

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#2)  A CO-CREATED EDUCATION IS…

​The breakdown of the 4 “secret ingredients” that make up a co-created education continues!  Last week it was all about empowering. This week, on to #2: ​It is an inclusive experience. ​​A sheet of paper rests on the table top.  Two opposing teams lob legal jargon back and forth across the table, staying laser focused on the …

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#1)  A Co-Created Education Is…

Breaking down the 4 “secret ingredients” that make up a co-created education, starting with #1:  ​It is an empowering experience ​THE 4 SECRET INGREDIENTS IN A CO-CREATED EDUCATION At Co-CreatED, we are in relentless pursuit of making education humanizing and equitable for all students. To do that, we think there are 4 big “secret ingredients.” …

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JUNETEENTH:  HONORING BLACK HISTORY; HIGHLIGHTING BLACK VOICES & PERSPECTIVES

Updated 06/19/2020 ​Today is Juneteenth!   In short, it is an incredibly special day in US History– the day that commemorates the end of slavery. ​But there is MUCH more to it than that. ​To learn more, here is a curated collection of articles from Black news sources and Black journalists on the meaning and significance …

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Getting Back TO WHY, Pt. II

Where part I dug into why Co-CreatED disappeared for a year,part II gets to the root of why Co-CreatED began in the first place and why any of it matters. ​  (PS… *Bonus!*  Stay tuned for Part III–  Get a free tool to help discover your own unique Why, and craft a Why statement for …

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