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October 28 Global Community CONVERSATION
Empowering Students to Address Bias, Discrimination, and Microaggression
Join us for the AAIE Global Community CONVERSATION on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8 am EDT as Alan Knobloch, Director at the International School of Dakar, Dr. Nneka Johnson, and students address bias, discrimination and microagression. A continuing AAIE CONVERSATION inspired by the Future of Education Now and Next Conference.
OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 8:00AM EDT
We return to 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.
October 28, 2021
OUR LATIN AMERICA CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 10:00 AM EDT
With Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson
Thursdays at 10:00AM EDT
Beginning this coming week, the LATAM CONVERSATION will be hosted by Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson.
October 28, 2021
AAIE COVID BRIEFING HIGHLIGHTS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 - #258
- 242,225,450 Worldwide Cases (Johns Hopkins)
- 4,925,547 Worldwide Deaths (Johns Hopkins)
News we are following
Science Alone Won’t Save Us: Five Education Lessons From Epidemiology
Gates Foundation will provide $120 million to ensure generic production of Merck’s Covid-19 pill
Charting Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World
Coronavirus: India to allow foreign tourists after 19 months
CDC Now Reports COVID Cases and Deaths by Vax Status — New tool also reveals numeric differences between vaccines
What Do COVID Antibody Levels Really Mean?
Putin tells workers to stay home for a week amid record Covid deaths
WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week
COVID vaccine makers brace for a variant worse than Delta
The Diversity Collective
Why a Diversity Recruitment Platform is Necessary
The board of trustees of AAIE has committed to a strategy that promotes leadership CONVERSATIONS on issues surrounding implementation of DEIJ concepts, policies and everyday actions across our schools. In this article, Dr. Alan Phan provides exactly the kind of insight and provocation we want to encourage. Alan is offering both a resource and an invitation.
Read the article by Dr. Alan Phan
The Sidecar Summit: Bringing Women in Leadership to Life
The first Sidecar Summit, a gathering of adventurous women leaders in preK-12 education, took place in the mountain town of Red Lodge, Montana. The mission: to acknowledge the challenges of leading-while-female in a school setting – challenges brutally laid bare by COVID; recognize that the leadership landscape is at an inflection point for change; and brainstorm how this landscape can be ‘womanized’ so that school leaders (of all genders), their teams, and the school communities they serve can truly thrive.
Read the article by Bridget McNamer
NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING
A timely article written by Homa Tavangar of The Big Questions Institute and facilitator of AAIE's Latin America Head of School weekly call for education-reimagined.org in which she states, "Rather than wait for a global solution or try to solve the biggest problems, look to your sphere of influence—whether it’s your neighborhood, family, department, or school community—and begin to create ripples there."
By Homa Tavangar in Education Reimagined
As schools started up in the UK, the rise in COVID-19 cases rose even though there was a decline in the number of adults fell. With students returning from their breaks, a study done by React-1 and the Imperial College London shows more children are getting infected. “ Covid-19 infections in children in England rose in September after schools returned from summer holidays, helping to keep cases high even as there was a fall among adults, a large prevalence study showed on Thursday (Oct 14).”
The Straits Times
Another podcast from Dr. Osterholm and this one is called “A Surge in Optimism’. Dr. Osterhom is with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and a well respected expert. This week, Dr. Osterholm offers his perspective on COVID mitigation strategies in schools, the new antiviral drug molnupiravir, the unpredictability of the upcoming flu season, and optimism after receiving his booster shot.
Univeristy of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Diesease Research and Policy
According to National Geographic, Pfizer has officially requested regulators to grant an emergency use authorization for use with children between the ages of five and eleven in the USA. Amy McKeever from National Geographic states, ‘Pfizer says it has officially requested that U.S. regulators grant emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages five to 11. An FDA advisory committee will meet on October 26 to discuss the request, and an official decision could come in the following days or weeks. The vaccine follows a two-dose regimen of 10 milligram doses—a third of the dosage that is given to adults.”
By Amy McKeever, National Geographic
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the mental health of a generation of children. But the pandemic may represent the tip of a mental health iceberg – an iceberg we have ignored for far too long. The State of the World’s Children 2021 examines child, adolescent and caregiver mental health. It focuses on risks and protective factors at critical moments in the life course and delves into the social determinants that shape mental health and well-being. As noted, “UNICEF calls for commitment, communication and action to promote good mental health for every child, protect vulnerable children and care for children facing the greatest challenges.”
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The NEW SCHOOL PROJECT
Great schools are framed by a few shared principles.
Our weekly updates for leaders. Five articles we think you will find important, a few books we think are worth a read and some words of encouragement to get you through these difficult times.
On this page, you will find an archive of our every-other-day email updates regarding the COVID-19 virus, along with our weekly COVID-19 online conversations. Each newsletter contains fresh links to the latest information and developments, along with handpicked resources to assist leaders in this difficult time.