Big Picture Learning and Internationals Network for Public Schools are proud to announce the ten emerging leaders, including Eagle Rock staff member Sarah Bertucci, who make up the initial cohort of Deeper Learning Equity Fellows (full bios available at: equityfellows.org/cohort1). All students can benefit from Deeper Learning practices and instruction. However, equitable access to such opportunities is not always available to students of color, immigrant youth, English language learners, and youth in poverty. Addressing this problem will require adding to and sometimes altering the common language, providing exemplars of equitable deeper learning practices, and increasing the number of school, district, and classroom leaders of color. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows will tackle this issue, not merely by creating interventions, but by figuring out and breaking through the barriers that prevent these interventions from occurring in the first place. Over the course of the next two years, each Equity Fellow will design and conduct a capstone action project that addresses a major challenge related to equitable access to deeper learning.
The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows will work with a number of prominent education innovators and influencers–such as Linda Darling-Hammond, Howard Fuller, Pedro Noguera, Elliot Washor, and others–who will act as mentors to their projects. (equityfellows.org/mentors) “We are extremely honored to collaborate with such outstanding national and emerging leaders, each with a deep, rooted commitment to deeper learning,” said Carlos Moreno, Executive Director of Big Picture Learning and Co-leader of this project (with Claire Sylvan of Internationals Network for Public Schools). “Together, I truly believe we’ll see a notable impact on equity in public education within the next three years.”
Visit http://www.equityfellows.org/#!Equity-Fellows-Announces-the-Inaugural-Cohort/c1vc6/560d4aa60cf2a7bb74c135e9 for additional information.
About Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock, a nonprofit Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the American Honda Motor Company, is both a school for high school age students and a professional development center for educators. The school is a year-round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition.
The Professional Development Center works with educators from around the country who are interested in engaging in education renewal and reform. The Professional Development Center works with educators committed to making high school a more engaging experience for our country’s youth.
We envision this country’s high schools as high functioning centers of engagement and learning. We accelerate school improvement and support implementation of engaging practices that foster each students’ unique potential and help young people use their minds well.