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Wednesday, November 11 • 22:30 - 22:45
Compelling Curriculum

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This session speaks to the importance of giving students the opportunity to explore and share their visible and invisible identities. Educators should be creating curriculum that includes compelling topics, learning targets, enduring understandings, guiding questions and a culminating project. Participants will have the opportunity to explore example case studies/units that are intended to help students be known and seen by their peers and teachers, imagine themselves as agents of change, and equip them with the tools to have courageous conversations and take community action. Together, we'll experience some learning about our own identities and how they impact how we see and navigate the world around, and get to ask and answer questions about how we can allow our students similar introspective and enlightening opportunities in the classroom.

This Fire Starter acknowledges the courage required to facilitate these conversations in schools- but also asserts that the silence of educators speaks volumes, particularly in our current political climate, and sparks thinking toward how we can begin to thoughtfully fill that silence with meaningful curriculum that meets our children where they are.
In the same inequitable world we're living in.

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Shatera Weaver

Dean of Culture, The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (NYCDOE)
Shatera Weaver was born in the Bronx, and raised in the very diverse neighboring city of White Plains. She spent her undergraduate years at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Her time student teaching the inner city youth of Metro-Atlanta, volunteering with those affected by HIV... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET