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BUILDING CAMPUS RESILIENCY CONVERSATION
Thursday, January 27 2022 at 8:00AM EDT
Please plan to join us on Thursday, January 27, 2022, as we take a close look at school safety and school resiliency. Michael Johnson, from ClearPath will be joining us to talk about building campus resiliency in the post-COVID environment. As schools around the world return to on-campus learning, leaders are becoming aware of how different the operating environment is and will likely be for the foreseeable future.
AAIE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 8:00AM EDT
An "open mic" format with active problem-solving around leadership dilemmas and conundrums. As we continue to learn, it is our social interaction that helps counter stress and our grappling with the everyday unexpected. Join Will Richardson and AAIE for this week's conversation.
January 20, 2022
OUR LATIN AMERICA CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 10:00 AM EDT
Latin America school heads and senior leaders also take on the issues of the day, locked in mutual support and shared problem-solving.
The LATAM CONVERSATION will be facilitated by Homa Tavangar or Will Richardson.
January 20, 2022
AAIE COVID BRIEFING HIGHLIGHTS
Data and Ideas to Support Your Crisis Leadership
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022 #277
- 317,589,381 Worldwide Cases (Johns Hopkins)
- 5,516,175 Worldwide Deaths (Johns Hopkins)
News we are following
Omicron Is Forcing Us to Rethink Mild COVID
Virus May Infect Most, Fauci says, But Risk of Severe Illness 'Very, Very Low’ for Vaccinated
WHO Says Omicron Cases Are ‘Off the Charts’ as Global infections Set New Record
10 Lessons I’ve Learned From the Covid-19 Pandemic
Vice President of Global Programming, CNN Digital
Marcus Mabry joins AAIE as a featured speaker on Monday, February 21, 2022 as he brings the subject of DEIJ and how to build a community as schools address these topics. AAIE is excited to have Marcus as a plenary speaker addressing Equity, Community, and Well Being. Marcus is the Vice President of Global Programming for CNN Digital Worldwide and oversees all digital programming efforts across CNN's platforms and products including CNN.com, edition.CNN.com, CNN Politics and CNN Business across mobile, social, desktop. Prior to taking on this position, Marcus led CNN's mobile programming team during a time when CNN repeatedly broke audience records. He built the best mobile news team in the business, with a talented and diverse cast.
AAIE is honored to announce the release of The New School Project, an endeavor started during the pandemic. In 2020, school leaders worldwide faced the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic, COVID 19. In response, AAIE initiated and facilitated weekly conversations driven by the urgency and importance of supporting each other as we led and managed our way through the crisis. As the conversation progressed, we realized that, while still needing to support each other with urgent, high-stakes decision-making, we might also begin to explore the opportunity embedded in the crisis. We began to turn our attention to the question , “What have we learned that may change our schools for good in all senses of the word?”
NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING
Robert van der Eyken, from Ecuador, recently shared an article from Newsweek discussing leaders of school districts in the US. "There's no doubt that we are seeing the greatest exodus of leadership at the district level that we have seen in this country," Dan Domenech, executive director of the School Superintendents Association (AASA), told Newsweek. School district administrators across the nation have left public education in droves this year, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, critical race theory issues and school systems already strained by growing staffing shortages."
By Katherine Fung in Newsweek
By now, it’s become impossible to ignore the toll that the pandemic has taken on children in America, particularly the most vulnerable. Evidence suggests that even students who endured relatively short school disruptions in Europe have suffered. As stifling as Britain’s pandemic rules for adults were, the country seemed determined, in stark contrast to America, to ask as little as possible of children.
By Stephanie H. Murray in The Atlantic
In Thursday’s Latin America Conversation, Rob van der Eyken, at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador, brought this article to our attention. As we all deal with the effects of the pandemic, this piece looks at the issues around depression and anxiety. "It is still unclear how much of a threat the fast-spreading Omicron variant poses, but fear and a sudden revival of restrictions have added to an epidemic of loneliness."
By Roger Cohen in New York Times
Schools systems are rebounding from the pandemic with nearly 100% providing in-person learning, five days a week for five to eight hours a day, according to a report from the Clayton Christensen Institute. But a study, based on a survey of 1,074 K-12 school administrators and teachers, showed that 80% of students were behind at the start of this school year compared to a typical pre-pandemic school year. Student absenteeism and supporting student social and emotional challenges have been some of educator's biggest challenges this school year, the report said.
By Roger Riddell, Naaz Modan, Kara Arundel in K-12 Dive
A school district in the Boston area is trying a mask free trial. And seeing faces is bringing smiles to many. ‘Senior Owen Schnur and sophomore Evanya Mathur say their decisions were personal. Mathur wants to wear a mask until her younger sibling gets vaccinated. But Schnur says he feels safe to go without a mask because about 98% of his classmates are vaccinated. Both of them say they’ve enjoyed seeing little things, like a teacher’s smile.
By Carrie Jung in WBUR News from Boston
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