This episode was part of a kick-off event with Community Middle School in Albemarle County Schools. It was recorded live with the students of the middle school as an audience. In this episode we talk with documentary filmmaker, Lorenzo Dickerson, who has also begun an African-American film festival called the Maupintown Film Festival that runs in July in Charlottesville. He grew up in the Albemarle/Charlottesville area and attended rural Albemarle County schools growing up.Read More
Dr. John Almarode joins us again for a discussion about PLCs. As part of the Visible Learning team they have worked to reimagine PLCs and employ Visible Learning ideas to make sure that the teacher is put back at the center of the workings of a PLC. We discuss equity, pre assessment, as well as ways that teacher teams can ensure their work is effective within their PLCs.Read More
This episode, we discuss elementary education, and how equity figures into it. Guests Brandon Readus and Whitney Hinnant teach at Woodbrook Elementary in Albemarle County Schools. Brandon is a Gifted Resource Teacher, and Whitney is a Multiage Kindergarten/First grade educator, both are certified culturally responsive educators, and equity consultants. They also co-host the podcast, Black Teacher Code, which can be found on Soundcloud.