The demographic differences between elected school board officials, the people they serve, and the electorate that chooses them has an impact on educational outcomes for students and mitigating those differences may support greater student achievement for minority students who represent an increasing portion of the student body.
To the extent that is observable, the intent and actions of staff at Marcus Whitman Middle School adheres to the ethical values outlined in this ethics audit. The overarching theme of technology implementation and use is on building a safe and positive learning environment for youth that provides grace and inclusion for them and their families.
As a Digital Education Leader, my mission is to ensure that the ways in which we implement and use technology is inclusive of all populations and promotes safe and confident technology use in ways that reduce barriers for users while encouraging independence and confidence in the creation of safe, supportive digital environments that provide grace for users who struggle while pursuing excellence for all users.
Finding articles and recommendations from reputable sources about the myriad of ways in which online learning has left low income students, minority populations, and students of color behind is easy. However, digging through them to unearth the data needed to help build a picture on which to reflect often proves frustrating.
In classrooms around the world, hours of thought and care are evident in the classroom systems, rituals and routines. Each minute of instruction reflects the teacher’s expertise and education. However, it is unlikely that many of us have seriously considered communicating the reasoning behind our choices during each of those
ISTE Is the International Society for Technology in Education, and publishes a series of 7 standards for technology coaches, which are available at the ISTE Coaching Standards site. The Coaching Standards are as follows: Change Agent Connected Learner Collaborator Learning Designer Professional Learning Facilitator Data-Driven Decision Maker Digital Citizen Advocate