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Practitioner’s Perspective: The Need for Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

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MAEC’s Senior Equity Specialist, Nyla Bell, reflects on her experiences with culturally responsive teaching practices and makes the case for the need to incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy in all schools.   How does culturally responsive pedagogy support students of color? To quote Gloria Ladson-Billings, culturally responsive teaching is just good teaching. One major reason why culturally… Read More »

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Webinar Recording – How to Teach Culturally Responsive Social Studies When Everything Is Controversial

Did you miss our webinar on How to Teach Culturally Responsive Social Studies When Everything Is Controversial? Check it out here!

Webinar Recording – Recovering from the Pandemic

Watch or re-watch  our latest webinar where we teamed up with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and the American Institutes for Research.

MAEC’s Recent Book Chapter: Using Social-Emotional Learning and Literacy Tools to Bridge the Gap During and Beyond COVID-19

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MAEC staff recently authored a chapter in Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education about our work with the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement during summer 2020. MAEC’s Marianna Stepniak and Susan Shaffer, working with psychologist Seth Shaffer, explored the resources and tools that MAEC developed through its Family Room webinar series and Learning at Home newsletters.… Read More »

Practitioner’s Perspective: Data Collection in a Post-COVID World

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MAEC’s Director of Evaluation, Kasia Razynska, examines how her work has changed during COVID-19, identifies her concerns for the 2021-2022 school year, and makes the case for a new system of data collection and analysis in K-12 schools.   How did your work change during COVID-19? In the past two years, some of the academic… Read More »

MAEC’s Reads: September 2021


Welcoming the new school means welcoming more opportunities to learn, grow, and read! MAEC staff is committed to excellence and equity, at work and beyond. Reading helps us to explore our content areas and strengthen our capacity to be the best leaders and organizers we can be.

Recording- Data Collection After COVID-19: What Needs to Change?

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This webinar identified specific data that schools should collect and strategies to interpret data in order to combat opportunity gaps and learning loss along the lines of race, class, English language status, gender, and ability.

Webinar -Thriving, Not Just Surviving: How Teachers & Counselors Can Support Trans & Non-Binary Students at School

In this webinar, the third segment of MAEC’s “Thriving, Not Just Surviving” series, K-12 teachers and school counselors will share the practices, norms, and activities they bring to the classroom to support LGBTQIA+ students, especially trans and non-binary students.

Hispanic Heritage Month

MAEC celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month! It is a time to appreciate and honor the colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of American Latinx communities. Check out our resources, book recommendations, and lesson plans that we have available!

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