It's not often that I find myself at a loss for words at the end of a conference, but I have still struggled to describe what I learned at the School Reform Initiative Winter Meeting earlier this month. I have attended other conferences and felt frustrated that issues of equity and inclusion were brushed over. This conference did no such thing. The entire week was saturated with discussions about equity and inclusion. And while I had many great conversations about equity during the week, I am still left speechless over the closing keynote by Paul Gorski. I know the video is long, but if you're someone who is passionate about equity in education, this may be one of the most powerful hour-long presentations you have ever seen. I hope that you find it as moving as I did.
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Mattea Garcia is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools, instructional coaching, and educational equity.