Equity and Citizenship Advocates in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond

Equity and Citizenship Advocates in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond

By: Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative - L.A. Unified Division of Instruction

spotlight image 1As we bring closure to the 2020-2021 school year I would like to take this opportunity to thank our entire community for finding the time to invest in the growth of your leadership skills and dispositions. This was a year of collectively redefining the role of an educational leader in the era of Covid 19 and beyond. Leaders from across our 720 square mile L.A. Unified footprint have re-imagined instructional practices in both virtual and hybrid settings, found themselves in the seat of the learner all the while getting comfortable and confident with articulating learning in new ways.

Over the last year I have learned from some of the leading experts and practitioners when it comes to the cultivation of authentic and transformational leadership. Leaders like Dr. Shelby Sims, Principal of Western T.E.C.H., Gabriel Duran, Principal of Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) and Cythina Braley, Principal of Coldwater Canyon Elementary School. Earlier during this school year I had the opportunity to moderate a panel during the ISTE20 Live virtual conference. During this session all three leaders joined in on a conversation around how they lead with an equity lens, model digital citizenship practices and build upon lessons learned. They also shared heartfelt advice for rising education leaders.

 

Spotlight Image 2Please take a moment to hear directly from three of L.A. Unified’s equity and citizenship advocates Dr. Sims, Mr. Duran and Ms. Braley in this inspiring and motivational panel conversation “Leading with Equity and the ISTE Educational Leader Standards”.