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Opportunity and Access in Your Learning Environment

Guest blogger Shané Beauford, Director of Educational Equity at IDE Corp, shares her perspective on the importance of the opportunity-access connection in all classrooms. Opportunity and access are two of IDE Corp.’s 7 Lenses of Instructional Equity. These two lenses generally represent what has been afforded to an individual by others or by a system or […]

From “Teacher-Dependent” to “Student-Dependent” Learning

Learning in schools is “teacher-dependent” with the core element being the “lesson.” In March of 2020, when students and teachers shifted to remote instruction, the “teacher-dependent” approach failed us. Schools are talking about learning losses; students weren’t logging in to join lessons; primary teachers were trying to help students stay focused; teachers, students, and parents […]

Beyond Black History Month

I’m pleased to share this perspective on Black History Month written by guest blogger Shané Beauford, Director of Educational Equity at IDE Corp. For some reason, celebrating Black History Month (#BHM) this year is hitting me a little different. SO much happened in 2020, specifically related to racial inequities in the United States. Black lives and voices […]

Learning Unwrapped and Making Black History Count

Making Black History Count was the topic of the January 28, 2021, episode of the internet talk show “Learning Unwrapped“. Host Dr. Nancy Sulla and her co-host Shané Beauford welcomed an esteemed panel of guests to discuss Black History Month. “For far too long, black people have been left out of history books, in spite […]

The Equity Series: IDE Corp.’s Seven Lenses of Instructional Equity

by guest blogger, Shané Beauford – Director of Educational Equity, IDE Corp. How can you determine the strength of your instructional equity implementation?  Consider IDE Corp.’s Seven Lenses of Instructional Equity that are reflected through six areas of instruction: • Instructional Activities • Participatory Structures • Assessments • Instructional Resources • Language • Physical/Virtual Setting […]