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Dr. Nancy Sulla’s Blog

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 […]