California's Students

by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Installment #2 of ten!

Who are Califoria's students, and what do they need to succeed?

Ed100 Chapter 2, freshly updated, focuses on California's diverse student body. The ten lessons in this chapter cover a lot of ground, with the unifying theme of change. The topics include diversity, poverty, race, health, the role of parents, motivation, child protective services, language diversity, special education and immigration.

The video below summarizes it all in less than five minutes. Check it out and please share! It really helps.

What to expect from us

We will continue updating and releasing chapter summary videos like this on our YouTube channel over the coming weeks and months. We plan to highlight them occasionally in our weekly email to our readers. Please tell friends to sign up on the Ed100 home page to receive them.

How to use these videos

Ed100 can help school communities best when they use it intentionally, together.

The big idea: Help communities get in the habit of talking and learning about the education system proactively, not just in response to tragedy or partisan provocation. It’s painless to add watching a video to the agenda of a PTA meeting or as a homework assignment for site council members.

For example, PTA leaders in Burbank used Ed100 to prepare their community in advance of a parcel tax proposal. Educators at CSU Monterey Bay are currently using Ed100 to help future educators learn about the education system they will work in.

Spark the conversation

Want to take this idea further? Each video in this series comes with a discussion guide, in English and Spanish. You can find it by looking for the orange star in the “In This Lesson” sidebar of each lesson (see image above).

To really go big, follow the example of Beacon Park Elementary, where a motivated parent spurred dozens of others to use Ed100 to become informed. The Ed100 Parent Leader Guide and drawing are tools to help groups build momentum.

Do you have other ideas about ways to put Ed100 to use in your community? Drop us a note!

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