LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC

LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC
MSAAC is striving to ensure that the LCPS community is culturally competent and provides fair and equitable instruction to all LCPS students.
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Who wants to attend the National Antiracist Book Festival, here in D.C. on April 27?  Check out the list of authors who ...
04/20/2019
Annual Book Festival

Who wants to attend the National Antiracist Book Festival, here in D.C. on April 27? Check out the list of authors who will be presenting: Ijeoma Oluo, Jason Reynolds, Robin DiAngelo, Jacqueline Woodson, and so many more!
antiracistbookfest.com

Annual Book Festival

Here is a community event sponsored by the Loudoun County government Multicultural Advisory Committee.  Space is limited...
04/19/2019

Here is a community event sponsored by the Loudoun County government Multicultural Advisory Committee. Space is limited and registration is required. Hope to see you there!

What was it like to participate in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March?  This first-hand account is perfect for upper-ele...
04/18/2019

What was it like to participate in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March? This first-hand account is perfect for upper-elementary and up.

"Strategies for Teaching Fearless Social Emotional Learning"  How does LCPS address the intersection of Social-Emotional...
04/16/2019
Why We Can't Afford Whitewashed Social-Emotional Learning

"Strategies for Teaching Fearless Social Emotional Learning" How does LCPS address the intersection of Social-Emotional Learning and #Equity?
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education_update/apr19/vol61/num04/Why_We_Can't_Afford_Whitewashed_Social-Emotional_Learning.aspx

Our young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world—one where our own citizens commit terrorist acts against their fellow countrymen and women. Hate-fueled violence against black and Jewish Americans this past fall was a particularly terrifying reminder of our new reality.

What books do you recommend that feature main characters who happen to be autistic?  Here's one that might help your neu...
04/15/2019

What books do you recommend that feature main characters who happen to be autistic? Here's one that might help your neurotypical friends develop understanding. #AutismAcceptance

Would you like to review the slides from Dr. Williams' presentation to MSAAC last week?  Would you like to share them wi...
04/14/2019
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / 2018-2019 General Membership Meeting Notes and Mat

Would you like to review the slides from Dr. Williams' presentation to MSAAC last week? Would you like to share them with your principal, your PTO, or your friend? Please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/210763. Thank you.

Thank you to MSAAC member, Ms. Katrece Nolen, for acquiring the following documents from LCPS and giving us permission to share them.  This is the source of the data we discussed during our meeting.

It's not too late to RSVP!  We hope to see you there!
04/13/2019

It's not too late to RSVP! We hope to see you there!

04/10/2019

Candidates for our 2019-2020 executive board will be presented tonight. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Check in with Natalia Beardslee tonight if you are interested in running for chair, vice-chair, or secretary. #RepresentationMatters #YourVoiceMatters

Teaching Tolerance
04/05/2019

Teaching Tolerance

“Just like hopes springing high, / Still I’ll rise.” Celebrate the life of the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou—born on this day in 1928—by bringing her words into your classroom with our One World poster! https://t-t.site/2CVXC7V

Facing Race Supper Club, April 27 at Evergreen Church.  Visit the Love Your Neighbor Orange Ribbon Campaign Facebook gro...
04/04/2019

Facing Race Supper Club, April 27 at Evergreen Church. Visit the Love Your Neighbor Orange Ribbon Campaign Facebook group for more information, or email [email protected]. #EquityMatters #YourVoiceMatters

The Equity Ad Hoc Committee members might want to read this before Thursday's meeting. #LCPSDiversity  #EquityMatters ht...
04/02/2019
Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people | Ijeoma Oluo

The Equity Ad Hoc Committee members might want to read this before Thursday's meeting. #LCPSDiversity #EquityMatters https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/28/confronting-racism-is-not-about-the-needs-and-feelings-of-white-people

Too often whites at discussions on race decide for themselves what will be discussed, what they will hear, what they will learn. And it is their space. All spaces are

Our friends at @EqualityLoCo are organizing a book drive to provide more representation in LCPS libraries.  Already 19 s...
04/01/2019

Our friends at @EqualityLoCo are organizing a book drive to provide more representation in LCPS libraries. Already 19 schools are participating and almost 400 books have been requested. Wishlist is: http://tinyurl.com/LGBTQBooks4LCPS. #RepresentationMatters #LCPSDiversity

More background information as we continue to improve our practice in LCPS.  Do you know a teacher who should read this?...
03/31/2019
Mock Auctions. Pretending to Flee Captors. Do Simulations Have a Place in Lessons on Slavery?

More background information as we continue to improve our practice in LCPS.
Do you know a teacher who should read this?
#LCPSDiversity https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/03/26/mock-auctions-pretending-to-flee-captors-do.html

Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students.

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility.  This article has practical ideas for allies to put into action to show their...
03/30/2019
10 Things You Can Do for Transgender Day of Visibility – Trans Student Educational Resources

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. This article has practical ideas for allies to put into action to show their support. #LCPSDiversity #ProtectTransKids
http://www.transstudent.org/tdovaction/

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is a day to show your support for the trans community! Every March 31st, it aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people everywhere while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading understanding of trans people. Unlike Transgender Day of Re...

LCPS Teachers, we recommend following Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.  Visit ht...
03/29/2019
Home - Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain

LCPS Teachers, we recommend following Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. Visit https://crtandthebrain.com/ for more information.

Got the Book. Now Get the Guide. First Name * Email * Please tell us more about yourself: * Classroom TeacherCoach/Teacher-LeaderDistrict LeaderPrincipalAdmin Name* First Email* “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the ...

Facing Race Supper Club, April 27 at Evergreen Church.  Visit the Love Your Neighbor Orange Ribbon Campaign Facebook gro...
03/28/2019

Facing Race Supper Club, April 27 at Evergreen Church. Visit the Love Your Neighbor Orange Ribbon Campaign Facebook group for more information, or email [email protected]. #EquityMatters #YourVoiceMatters

TedX in Ashburn April 6 - some of our members may be interested in this - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxashburn-salon...
03/27/2019
TEDxAshburn Salon Event - THE FIRST! ...Impressions...

TedX in Ashburn April 6 - some of our members may be interested in this - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxashburn-salon-event-the-first-impressions-tickets-58526191414?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing&fbclid=IwAR1FbuoaivifGc_zpU7NqWSSTmLj9mEp0VwhEFJYYWC6lFlfTnhwFxAN7RI

Our next event we celebrate and share the messages, the moments, the ideas and solutions for those instances in time that take us to new places, inventions, and thoughts from discovery. Those AHA intuitive moments that led us to our first Love, Bad assumptions, new business or new people. The messen...

Our friends at @EqualityLoCo are organizing a book drive to provide more representation in LCPS libraries.  Already 19 s...
03/26/2019

Our friends at @EqualityLoCo are organizing a book drive to provide more representation in LCPS libraries. Already 19 schools are participating and almost 400 books have been requested. Wishlist is: http://tinyurl.com/LGBTQBooks4LCPS. #RepresentationMatters #LCPSDiversity

Revision by the American Museum of Natural History can inspire us as we look closely at our history textbooks & narrativ...
03/25/2019
What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It

Revision by the American Museum of Natural History can inspire us as we look closely at our history textbooks & narratives. How can we stop perpetuating stereotypes in LCPS? Thank you @jazzyjtyler for engaging this work re the Kindergarten PowWow.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/arts/design/natural-history-museum-diorama.html?

The American Museum of Natural History corrects a Native American story in full view of visitors, inviting them to “reconsider this scene.”

Thanks you, @JeDallas, for the suggestion of following @CC_AboutRace on Twitter and Pacific Educational Group on Faceboo...
03/25/2019
Courageous Conversation – News and views about race and equity for educators

Thanks you, @JeDallas, for the suggestion of following @CC_AboutRace on Twitter and Pacific Educational Group on Facebook. We recommend these to our members as well as the website: https://courageousconversation.com/ #LCPSDiversity #EquityMatters

White People Assume Niceness Is the Answer to Racial Inequality. It’s NotJair Bolsonaro’s Stance on Indigenous People Is ‘Discriminatory and Racist’Student-Led Racial Equity Course Could Debut at Oak Park and River Forest High School in 2019After Incident, Hinsdale Parents Press for Sustaine...

Are you interested in the human services available in Loudoun? (Think:  affordable housing, child care, & health care, a...
03/24/2019
Loudoun County, VA

Are you interested in the human services available in Loudoun? (Think: affordable housing, child care, & health care, also advocacy, etc.) You can give input at community meetings to help develop a strategic plan next Friday and Saturday.
https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4797

Loudoun County, Nonprofit Partners Sponsoring Community Meetings for Human Services Strategic Plan

If you would like to continue learning from JJ Green, you may want to sign up for his newsletter.  Here is the link for ...
03/24/2019
Inside the SCIF: Sign up for WTOP’s new national security email | WTOP

If you would like to continue learning from JJ Green, you may want to sign up for his newsletter. Here is the link for more information: https://wtop.com/j-j-green-national/2019/03/inside-the-scif-sign-up-for-wtops-new-national-security-email/

WTOP is launching a new weekly email newsletter written by National Security Correspondent J.J. Green. Sign up today for a newsletter designed to deliver unique insight into the intelligence, national security, military, law enforcement and foreign policy communities.

Are you looking for photos or the agenda from Wednesday night's MSAAC meeting?  Visit our meeting materials and notes pa...
03/22/2019

Are you looking for photos or the agenda from Wednesday night's MSAAC meeting? Visit our meeting materials and notes page: https://www.lcps.org/Page/210763. #MagnifyingtheTruthforChange #LCPSDiversity

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, the perfect day to tell someone with Down Syndrome how much you appreciate them!  #WDS...
03/21/2019
50 Mums | 50 Kids | 1 Extra Chromosome... - SafeShare.tv

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, the perfect day to tell someone with Down Syndrome how much you appreciate them! #WDSD19 #EquityMatters #LCPSDiversity @lcps_seac https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c8f713b97b38#

The mums in this video and the dad who created it ( https://twitter.com/5ushi ) met online and got together to show the world just how ordinary and fun life with the condition is and how they "Wouldn't Change a Thing". It features a carpool karaoke lip sync in support of World Down Syndrome Day 2018...

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian present the ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival April 5-7, ...
03/21/2019
ACCelerate — Creativity and Innovation Festival — April 5-7, 2019 | Accelerate 2019

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian present the ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival April 5-7, at the National Museum of American History, celebrating the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design (SEAD), free to the public. http://acceleratefestival.com/

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Institution present the first ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on October 13-15, 2017.

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Sessions focus on historical back...
03/20/2019
The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Sessions focus on historical background and pedagogy and are linked to Virginia SOL. Online and in-person courses are available. Deadline for registration is May 24. https://www.vaholocaust.org/resources-for-teachers/tei-2019/

2019 Registration Deadline for registration is May 24, 2019. If you have any questions regarding TEI, please email Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education of the VHM at [email protected] Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute assists educators with their understanding of the Holo

Girls Go CyberStart (for High School Girls)Join Girls Go CyberStart to win up to $1,000 for your school! If you enjoy us...
03/15/2019
Girls Go CyberStart

Girls Go CyberStart (for High School Girls)
Join Girls Go CyberStart to win up to $1,000 for your school! If you enjoy using logic to solve puzzles and learning new skills this challenge is for you! Register now and start on March 20. https://www.girlsgocyberstart.org/

Girls Go CyberStart is a fun and interactive series of digital challenges designed to introduce you to the field of cybersecurity. More than 6,600 high school girls played Girls Go CyberStart in 2018 and loved it! Best of all? You will compete in three stages for the chance to win cash prizes for yo...

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