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6 days ago
The Complexion of The Teaching and Learning - Episode 5 - “Brown v. Board’s Double-Edged Sword”
In episode five of “The Complexion of Teaching and Learning,” “Brown v. Board’s Double-Edged Sword,” host Brandon White continues to explore the untold impacts of the Brown v. Board court decision that declared segregation unconstitutional in schools and other institutions. This episode’s “B-side” features a conversation between White and Tanji Reed Marshall, Ph.D., Director of P-12 Practice at The Education Trust. The following scholars and texts are featured in episode five: Dana Goldstein, "Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession" Sonya Douglass Horsford, "Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)Integration" Kofi Lomotey, "Sailing Against the Wind: African Americans and Women in U.S. Education" Dr. Victoria Maria-MacDonald, "Latino Education in the United States: A Narrated History from 1513–2000" Vanessa Siddle Walker, "The Lost Education of Horace Tate"
1 hr 12 min
Nov 2, 2020
The Complexion of Teaching and Learning - Episode 4: Colonization, Color, and the Courts
In part one of this episode, host Brandon White (Twitter: @ClassroomB) takes us through the early to mid 20th century, leading up to the pivotal Brown v. Board decision, as educators and communities of color grapple with the nation’s expansion and how it challenges their ways of teaching and learning. The conversation continues to the "B-side" as he gets close and personal perspectives from Dr. Gail Perry-Ryder on her own journey as an educator and researcher. The following scholars and texts are featured in this episode: "Latino Education in the United States: A Narrated History from 1513–2000" by Victoria Maria-MacDonald "Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform" by Derrick Bell "The Lost Education of Horace Tate" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "Eugenics and Education in America: Institutionalized Racism and the Implications of History, Ideology, and Memory" by Ann Winfield "Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)Integration" by Sonya Douglass Horsford (Twitter: @SonyaHorsford) "Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of U.S. Curriculum" by Wayne Au, Anthony Brown, and Dolores Calderon
1 hr 6 min
Jul 26, 2020
The Complexion of Teaching and Learning - Episode 3 - "Separate...But Unequal..." Pt. 2
Hosted by Brandon White (Twitter: @ClassroomB), ELA Specialist at UnboundEd, this episode of the series continues exploring the oppression, resilience, and contributions of Black, Asian, and Native American educators during a period of American segregation and expansion. It also features a b-side conversation with Lacey Robinson, president, and CEO of UnboundEd. The following scholars and texts are featured in this episode: "Red Pedagogy" by Sandy Grande "Self Taught: African American Education and Freedom" by Heather Andrea Williams "Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education", Edited by Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck, and K. Wayne Yang "Hidden Provocateurs: Black Educators in a Century of Secret Struggle" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "The Lost Education of Horace Tate" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of U.S. Curriculum" by Wayne Au, Anthony Brown, and Dolores Calderon "Latino Education in the United States" by Victoria Maria MacDonald "The White Architects of Black Education" by William Watkins Editor's note: The New Teacher Project is referenced in the episode as "TNTP."
1 hr 4 min
Apr 6, 2020
The Complexion Of Teaching And Learning Episode 2 - "Separate...But Unequal..."
“The Complexion of Teaching and Learning” is a podcast docu-series in which we explore the historical, political, and professional insights and experiences of educators of color. The series is hosted by Brandon White (@ClassroomB on Twitter), an ELA Specialist for UnboundEd and former middle school ELA teacher and Restorative Practices educator for the Rochester City School District. Episode 2 discusses how education practices in different ethnic groups were oppressed by systemic racism. The following scholars and texts are featured in this episode: "Red Pedagogy" by Sandy Grande "Self Taught: African American Education and Freedom" by Heather Andrea Williams "Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education", Edited by Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck, and K. Wayne Yang "Hidden Provocateurs: Black Educators in a Century of Secret Struggle" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "The Lost Education of Horace Tate" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of U.S. Curriculum" by Wayne Au, Anthony Brown, and Dolores Calderon "Latino Education in the United States" by Victoria Maria MacDonald "The White Architects of Black Education" by William Watkins
1 hr 12 min
Nov 5, 2019
The Complexion Of Teaching And Learning Episode 1 - "From Roots to Reconstruction"
“The Complexion of Teaching and Learning” is a podcast docu-series in which we explore the historical, political, and professional insights and experiences of educators of color. The series is hosted by Brandon White (Twitter: @ClassroomB), an ELA Specialist for UnboundEd and former middle school ELA teacher and Restorative Practices educator for the Rochester City School District. Episode 1 highlights the connections between Brandon’s experiences as an educator of color and the experience of black Educators before, during, and right after slavery. The following scholars and texts are featured in this episode: "Self Taught: African American Education and Freedom" by Heather Andrea Williams "Hidden Provocateurs: Black Educators in a Century of Secret Struggle" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "The Lost Education of Horace Tate" by Vanessa Siddle Walker "Schooling Citizens: The Struggle For African American Education in Antebellum America" by Hilary J. Moss "The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices from Imhotep to Akhenaten" by Molefi Asante (Twitter: @Molefiasante) Editor's note: Heather Andrea Williams' novel is titled 'Self-Taught," as opposed to "Self-Care" referenced in the podcast.
Mar 4, 2019
The Revolution - Shakiela Richardson
The Revolution - Shakiela Richardson by UnboundEd
May 10, 2018
Equity, Language, and Learners with Sonja Bloetner
Sierah Tyson speaks with Sonja Bloetner, ESOL Supervisor at Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, about equitable education for English learners. During her tenure as an educator, Sonja Bloetner taught a range of both Spanish and ESOL classes at the elementary and secondary levels. As an instructional specialist, she has also written curriculum for elementary ESOL students and developed professional development for both ESOL staff and administrators. She has presented several times at Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages conferences about professional development and curriculum development resources for district leaders for English learners. She seeks to inspire learning and innovate for excellence to improve outcomes for English learners.
Mar 23, 2018
Changing the Trajectory of the Conversation - Josh Parker
Sierah Tyson of EducationNomad talks with Josh Parker on equity in education, committing oneself to the work, investigating what we as educators really believe about children, fostering equity and implementing rigorous aligned curricula in schools.
Mar 23, 2018
Is it in the best interest of you or the student? - Mariama Sesay-St. Paul
Sierah Tyson of EducationNomad talks with Mariama Sesay-St Paul on literacy education, teaching challenging texts to students, facilitating reading proficiency in the classroom, and more.
Jul 26, 2017
Instruction that English Learners Deserve - Crystal Gonzales
Crystal Gonzales discusses the state of instructional materials for English Language Learners and the intersection of language, culture and public education in America. Crystal Gonzales is is the executive director of the English Learner (EL) Success Forum. In this role, she partners with national experts, organizations, educators and content developers to increase the supply of quality of K-12 instructional materials that meet the needs of the growing EL population.
Apr 27, 2017
Mathematics: Seeing Structure and More - Dr. Andrew Chen
Peter Coe talks with Andrew Chen about the math standards and shifts. Dr. Andrew Chen, president of EduTron, was on the Common Core Standards Development Team in Mathematics. Before founding EduTron he was a professor and a principal research scientist at MIT. He is on the Advisory Board of the National Council on Teacher Quality. He is on the Mathematics and Science Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Board of Education. Dr. Chen provides high quality professional development Intensive Immersion Institutes (I3) in mathematics and science to teachers at all levels. He received a PhD in physics from Columbia University.
Apr 3, 2017
Research Backed Literacy, Higher Standards, and Their Impact - Dr. Timothy Shanahan
David Abel talks with Dr. Timothy Shanahan about the state of literacy in US schools, and what the research is telling us to do differently. Dr. Timothy Shanahan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and former director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author/editor of more than 200 publications, and served on the author team of the Common Core State Standards. Professor Shanahan is past president of the International Literacy Association. He was inducted to the Reading Hall of Fame in 2007, and is a former first-grade teacher. For more information, visit his blog: www.shanahanonliteracy.com
Mar 20, 2017
Teaching Language and Content - Dr. Aida Walqui
Dr. Aída Walqui discusses the state of English Language Learning pedagogy today, and what can be done to improve it. Dr Walqui is the Director of the Teacher Professional Development Program at WestEd, where she seeks to improve the learning opportunities of English language learners. She is also a founding member of the Stanford University Understanding Language Initiative, and co-author of a nationally implemented CCSS unit for teachers of ELLs, Persuasion Across Time and Space.
Mar 13, 2017
We've Got Work to Do - Former Education Secretary Dr. John B King
Former Education Secretary John King discusses the state of education in America today and what can be done to improve it. As Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, John focused on increasing equity, improving educational outcomes for all students, and closing achievement gaps through the implementation of key administration priorities in areas including early learning, elementary and secondary education, special education, English language acquisition, and innovation. He has recently signed on to take the helm as CEO of Ed Trust.
Mar 13, 2017
Democracy, Equity, and Mathematics Education - Doug Sovde
Kristen Ehlman interviews Doug Sovde about the role of mathematics knowledge in who acquires power in a democracy, and how it is incumbent upon us to widen the net of opportunity. Previously, Doug has worked in supporting multi-state consortia and school districts in developing mathematical content and instructional supports in education. Doug was also a member of the writing team of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, having principal responsibility for creating Appendix A to the mathematics standards.
Mar 10, 2017
Winter 2017 Standards Institute Keynote Speech - Kate Gerson
With the adoption of the standards, the focus on supporting students who are behind grade level is more critical than ever. Yet, even with a clear roadmap of learning from grade to grade, students are still struggling and research shows us that there are huge, glaring inequities in the education system. On February 13, 2017, Kate Gerson, managing partner at UnboundEd gave a keynote presentation to over 800 educators in Orlando, FL at the Standards Institute. The Institute is a twice yearly training with learning pathways in ELA, math and leadership. Her keynote was focused on showing educators that there is a clear path to fighting the status quo through research that will challenge us to change mindsets and practices in order to support all students.
Mar 8, 2017
Writing Instruction in the Era of Higher Standards - Dr. Judith Hochman
UnboundEd presents Judith Hochman, Founder and Chief Academic Officer of the Writing Revolution. Judith talks about writing instruction in schools, including common misconceptions about writing and how it fits into an integrated model of literacy instruction.
Sep 7, 2016
Paradigm Shift: Introducing Rigor - Cheryl Dobbertin
UnboundEd presents Cheryl Dobbertin, Director of Learning and School Improvement at Monroe #1 BOCES. Cheryl explores the role of reading and writing, giving voice to all kids in the classroom, reading levels, and pushing the boundaries with rigorous and diverse reading and writing experiences post Common Core.
Sep 7, 2016
The Standards for Mathematical Practice - Dr. Bill McCallum
Unbounded presents Bill McCallum, professor of mathematics and lead author of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Bill discusses in detail what some selected Standards for Mathematical Practice look like across elementary, middle, and high school grades, in addition to a few of the more interesting clusters and domains from the Standards.
May 17, 2016
Shifting The Cognitive Lift To Students At The Elementary Level - Lindsay Tomlinson and Chris Hayes
UnboundEd presents Lindsay Tomlinson and Chris Hayes, veteran educators in Nevada Schools. Lindsay and Chris discuss the impact of the Common Core State Standards on administrative and instructional decisions, respectively, and the progressive role the standards have played in elevating teacher expectations, advancing student knowledge, and shifting the cognitive lift to students in the early elementary grades.
May 17, 2016
The Impact Of Writing, Research And Argumentation On Students - Judson Odell and Diana Leddy
UnboundEd presents a conversation with Judson Odell, CEO of Odell Education, and Diana Leddy, Co-founder of the Vermont Writing Collaborative. In this discussion, Judson and Diana explore the vital role of research from Kindergarten through grade 12 and the skills students build and take away through the inquiry process.
May 17, 2016
Close Reading And Research Packs - Diana Leddy
Diana Leddy and Amy Rudat discuss close reading and research packs. UnboundEd presents Diana Leddy, co-founder of the Vermont Writing Project. Diana explains how close reading benefits all early elementary students, and how the Read Aloud Project and Research Packs engage students in topic-based inquiry through multiple reads of complex text.
May 17, 2016
Advancing Student Knowledge With The CCSS Through Close Reading And Volumes Of Reading - David Liben
UnboundEd presents David Liben, one of the lead authors of the Common Core State Standards Appendix A, as well as a former teacher and administrator. David discusses the ways in which new standards are succeeding in advancing knowledge, changes in students’ comprehension of pivotal moments in a text since implementation of CCSS, and several different programs offering alternatives to current trends in curricula. He addresses close reading and topic-based study, as well as the value of reading several texts in series on a single subject.
May 17, 2016
The Place Of Argumentation In Curriculum - Judson Odell
UnboundEd presents Judson Odell, Chief Executive Officer of Odell Education. Judson discusses the unique place of argumentation in the Common Core State Standards, the demand for critical thinking in our world and workplace, and the challenges that accompany implementing rigorous curriculum that pushes students’ thinking in the new era of education.
May 17, 2016
Cognitive Psychology And Reading - Dr. Dan Willingham
UnboundEd presents Dr. Dan Willingham. Dan discusses the practical application of the latest scientific research in cognitive psychology to the field of education, including the importance of phonics instruction and read alouds to the development of reading skills and vocabulary, the importance of contextualization in reading comprehension, and the benefits of repetition and vocabulary reinforcement on knowledge retention.
May 17, 2016
The Mathematics Standards And Shifts - Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen and Peter Coe discuss how and why the standards are different than what came before. UnboundEd presents a conversation with Andrew Chen that touches on the history of math standards in the United States, how rigor is like baseball, and what coherence really means.