My final assignment for EL PS 630: Education Policy and Analysis, was to complete a literature review synthesis on a particular issue in educational policy that is of interest or relevance to my work. I chose to continue my focus and learning on Equity, and for the policy portion of this class, I looked at the Iowa Teaching Standards.
As the graphic above shows, the standards and criteria do not explicitly include teaching with equity in mind, however there are areas where I believe these practices would fit. Recently, the administration/leadership standards were updated to include equity, so perhaps now that the principals will be writing goals around standards that include equity, the teacher standards will be updated in the near future? In the meantime, just because equity isn't included in a criterion bullet, that doesn't mean a teacher shouldn't be using these practices within their classroom.
Like educators around the country, the teachers I support as an Instructional Coach also had to move to online delivery of instruction. In order to support them in this transition, I put together an overview resource, "Flipping Your Classroom for Virtual Learning." This was meant to serve as a launching point by providing basic information.
I shared this with our teachers as a PDF and a Google Slides presentation. If you would like a copy to edit and use to support the teachers and staff you work with, I'm happy to share! We're all in this together, and I want to help educators as much as I possibly can.