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I used to think the most prestigious jobs in education were with the older kids. High School Principal, High School Educators, Varsity Soccer Coach, District Office Staff. And then I entered kindergarten…..as an adult. The early years are the most important years for our students today. What we know changes in an instant, learners today need to gain new knowledge in a much more rapid pace and in new ways in order to be our leaders tomorrow. Hacking Early Learning is an opportunity to have intentional conversations about the changes and the opportunities we have as adults to make a big difference in the lives of our students.
Each Section of this online resource will offer ideas and pose questions to deeper your understanding of this work and to collaborate online with others engaged in the most important work. So while the educators in the early years are not on stage handing out the diploma, we know without us them-our student’s wouldn’t be there.
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What is on my Library Shelf?
Ritchie, S. (2013). FirstSchool: Transforming PreK-3rd Grade for African American, Latino, and Low-income Children. Teachers College Press.
NAESP (2014) Leading PreK-3 Learning Communities or Kauerz and Coffman’s Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK-Third Grade Approaches. NAESP. https://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/leading-pre-k-3-learning-communities.pdf