Tag: social justice

  • Addressing Gun Violence: Creating Visionaries, Storytellers and Community Activists

    Addressing Gun Violence: Creating Visionaries, Storytellers and Community Activists

    Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States but for our students at Lighthouse Community Charter School in East Oakland, it’s an issue affecting youth at a very personal level. In 2019, 35% of seventh graders at Lighthouse knew at least one person who was hurt or killed by gun violence.  When students requested…

  • Can we find a middle ground for conversation?

    Can we find a middle ground for conversation?

    Yesterday, I saw this quote on Twitter posted by @dogtrax from Advice to Writers.     I read this and immediately identified with it. Then throughout the day, it kept coming back into my mind with some nagging wonderings. In particular, I thought of a book I recently read, very passionate and clearly designed to…

  • Computational Thinking For All

    Computational Thinking For All

    Two years ago, Kenwood Elementary elementary in Champaign, IL teamed up several Colleges at the University of Illinois and the local social think tank, CTRL-Shift.  At the basis of this collaboration is the idea that teaching all students the skills of computational thinking is an exercise in social justice and community empowerment in line with…

  • RSVP for We Must Speak: Racial Justice in Education, PHL | 5.30.15 | #BlackSpring #BlackLivesMatter #EduColor

    RSVP for We Must Speak: Racial Justice in Education, PHL | 5.30.15 | #BlackSpring #BlackLivesMatter #EduColor

      Agenda Coming Soon. Join in the conversation on Facebook. Reserve your space at justmaybe.co/wemustspeak We are convening a space for up to 40 educators, emphasizing the opportunity for marginalized and oft-underrepresented perspectives from educators of color to lead the conversation while leaving the registration open for all to join. “I know teaching is a…

  • Know Justice Know Peace

    Know Justice Know Peace

    On a bike ride today, yes-an outdoor bike ride in late November in Denver-I saw a sign at a church that said, “Know Jesus Know Peace, No Jesus No Peace.” Because I was tired my mind began to ruminate. I began to roll over this notion in my head and landed on the protester slogan:…

  • I [heart] Detroit Future Schools: The Guide to Transformative Education

    I [heart] Detroit Future Schools: The Guide to Transformative Education

    Striving to bridge effective technology integration with the best practices of social justice education has been a very narrow path [+community] for me. Few times do I come across conversations that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with technology in the classroom while at the same time remaining grounded in ideals for a more…

  • Literacies, Essential Questions, & Inalienable Rights

    Literacies, Essential Questions, & Inalienable Rights

      This is reposted from my blog: http://dochorsetales.blogspot.com/2013/07/literacies-essential-questions.html The demand for one strikes at the core.  When educators use terms like “essential” (e.g., “Using Technology to Make Essential Questions . . .” & “On Genuine vs. Bogus Inquiry—Using EQs Properly”) and related terms such as “authentic” and “driving,” the intent may be good but the danger…

  • #engchat from #ISTE12 on June 25: Digital Equity

    Teachers from San Diego Writing Project hosted #engchat live from ISTE on Monday June 25th at 7 PM EST. See the archive here: Here are some of the ideas that we pondered: As technologies and digital tools continue to emerge and evolve, teachers find themselves in a 21st century quandary. In an effort to meet…