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MAEC Internship – Graciela Cortez

MAEC has been lucky to have a thriving internship program with dedicated, enthusiastic interns who share our passion for education equity. In fact, some have permanently joined our MAEC team full-time! We interviewed MAEC intern Graciela Cortez on what education equity means to her and to learn more about her experiences with MAEC.

21st-Century Learning at Home: A Guide for Families and Caregivers of English Learners to Support Project-Based Learning at Home

The activities within this FREE  guide promote communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking while engaging with a child’s culture, family background, and home languages. Each project has the following sections: the purpose of the project, materials suggested, questions for children, instruction to complete each section, and additional activities and resources.

Recording Available- Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines

In this webinar, we took a deep dive into Learning Heroes’ sixth annual national survey to learn about the beliefs and perceptions of parents, teachers, and principals.

MAEC names new Vice President, Dr. Karmen Rouland

MAEC is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Karmen Rouland as our new Vice President. “I look forward to supporting and continuing the long history and legacy of MAEC as a leader in social justice and equity in education,” Dr. Rouland said. “As we prepare for the next 30 years and beyond, my focus will be… Read More »

Parents & Caregivers Survey on Understanding Education Data

Education data can be difficult to access and confusing to understand. It shouldn’t be that way. To support families and caregivers to better advocate for their children’s success with data, MAEC is planning to develop a series of one-page guides for parents and caregivers with children in grades PreK-12.

Webinar Recording -Take Good Care: Prioritizing Teacher & Student Well-Being

In this webinar, teachers and students reflected on their challenges, unmet needs, and mental wellness during COVID-19. Mental wellness and social-emotional learning experts examined how to integrate wellness into school and district culture to support students and teachers, with the goal to reimagine the future of mental wellness after COVID. This webinar featured MAEC’s new… Read More »

Practitioner’s Perspective – Mental Wellness for Teachers and Students (Marianna Stepniak)

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Content Specialist Marianna Stepniak describes MAEC’s work in developing mental wellness resources and underscores the value of incorporating social-emotional learning alongside academic learning.   Where did the idea for MAEC’s mental wellness resources come from? We first started discussing our mental wellness resources in June 2020. That month, it felt like everything came to a… Read More »

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Practitioner’s Perspective – Equitable Leadership for Superintendents (Daryl Williams)

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MAEC’s Dr. Daryl Williams reflects on the need for equity-centered leadership and the three necessary components for working toward equity in a school district.   Tell us about the importance of providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training for superintendents and district leaders.   Many superintendents are being called upon to create diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks… Read More »

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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