GlobalEdSsChat Feb. 2022 – Black History Month


K-12 Tweet and Talk:        Tuesday Feb. 8th, 1:00PM – 1:30PM EDT

K-12 Slow Chat:                  All month long!

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  1. Do you think there is value in celebrating Black history month worldwide? Why or Why not?
  2. How do you think schools can spread awareness about Black History beyond a single month? (quality resources, recognizing individuals, books, media)
  3. Does Black History month help eliminate prejudice, bias and racism? If so, how?
  4. What are the benefits to celebrating Black History Month?
  5. Why is it so important for black people to have representation in print and digital media?

*The same questions will be used for the Slow Chat all month long. We recommend classes spend time answering the questions ahead of time so time during the chat can be spent liking tweets, retweeting, quoting tweets in reply, and collaborating with others.

Tweet and Talk Expert on Panel: Valerie Lewis

Valerie Lewis is dedicated to the transformation of learning through engaging and creative activities for ALL students. Today’s classroom has not varied much from classrooms 100 years ago— that is problematic! We are still behind many other countries and we should be leading the way.

She grew up in Miami, FL and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Oakwood University, a Master’s in Special Education from Howard University, and an Ed.S. in Leadership from Liberty University. She currently resides in Metro  Atlanta and is an high school administrator supporting Special Education teachers and students. She is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful souls.

Her belief is that critical learning possibilities should be activated NOW in order to prepare students for skills that will make them future ready.  This will enable them to compete on a global scale! Students need to lift their voice and advocate for themselves but this skill should be modeled and taught explicitly and consistently. Lessons should be personalized and student-centered and not mainly based upon the teacher’s ideals and comforts. In this manner, cater to a variety of learning styles. Valerie is an encourager and motivator and has the mentality that the TEAM is better together.

In order to strengthen the team, she understands that learning MUST create IMPACT. The formula should always be ONE SIZE FITS…ONE! She continues on her mission  to show that learning is a daring lifelong journey but ultimately…TRANSFORMS.

Meet the GlobalEdSsChat Leadership Team!

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