Teaching in Support of Black Lives: Education at a Crossroads

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As kids head back to school in the coming weeks, it’s impossible to ignore the drastic changes they’ve witnessed in our country over the past few months. From police brutality and other racist violence against the Black community to a global pandemic that has shed light on the digital divide and other injustices, these issues have a profound impact on our kids’ health and well-being.

As we prepare for a new school year, how can educators speak openly with our kids about racial injustice? How do administrators instill the importance of creating and sustaining a school culture and curriculum of racial equity and justice? And how can parents and caregivers support educators by cultivating conversations at home? Please join Common Sense, social justice experts, school administrators, and educators for this important conversation.

Speakers:
Pedro Noguera, dean of USC Rossier School of Education

Titilayo Tinubu Ali, director of research and policy, Southern Education Foundation

Nyree Clark, curriculum program specialist in technology, pre-K–6, for the Colton Joint Unified School District.

Moderator:
Merve Lapus, VP of education and outreach, Common Sense

Conversation with Common Sense brings together authors, experts, and thought leaders for meaningful and timely dialogue on what it means to raise healthy and happy kids in the digital age. This (now-virtual) speaker series features tips and advice on keeping kids engaged, entertained, and learning while at home, as well as best practices for managing stress and self-care for the whole family during increasingly challenging times.

See more videos from the series:
https://www.youtube.com/ConversationsWithCommonSense

MORE RESOURCES
Are you looking for resources to help during the school closures? We’ve got you. Common Sense has free tips and tools for educators and families to support the transition to at-home learning. Get the best ratings, reviews, and advice so you can keep your kids engaged, entertained, and learning while at home, :
https://www.commonsense.org/education/coronavirus-resources
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

ABOUT COMMON SENSE
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we’re building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities. Visit us at https://www.commonsense.org.

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