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Today’s Exchange Every Day
  • June 13, 2024

    A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.
    – Sundar Pichai, Executive at Alphabet, Inc.

    Shirley Murillo, Infant Toddler Specialist, celebrates the powerful outcomes for a newly graduating cohort of students able to pursue their educational degrees in their primary language.

    Equidad & STEAM (Satisfacción, transformación, empoderamiento, activismo, motivación)

    En este mes de grandes satisfacciones y logros académicos estudiantiles; he tenido el honor de ser testigo de acciones de equidad respaldadas por nuestro Código de Ética y los principios fundamentales de la Educación Anti-Prejuicio por medio de una marcha ardua de activismo.

    Un grupo de aprendices del área de la bahía en San Francisco, provenientes del Collegio de Marin, se graduaron obteniendo su certificado de Maestro Asociado otorgado por la Comisión de credenciales de maestros en California mientras recibían empoderamiento de sus clases en Español y se transformaban en maestros y profesionales con un trabajo remunerado.

    Estos estudiantes liderados por Peggy Dodge, ECEPTS y mi persona; lograron enfrentar los retos académicos que muchos de nuestros estudiantes en desventaja afrontan. Estos retos se incrementan por la falta de conocimiento tecnológico, barreras de idioma, falta de empleo y la sensación de culpa de no poder cumplir con sus funciones familiares por falta de ingresos económicos.

    Estos 34 estudiantes de ECE lograron alcanzar sus metas con gran motivación, al desarrollar un sentido de identidad, confidencia, y orgullo familiar mientras experimentaron celebrar su diversidad humana, el sentido de integridad y justicia al obtener el conocimiento que les empoderaba para defenderse por sí mismo y a otros. Todas estas herramientas necesarias para el triunfo y transformación educacional tanto en el ámbito personal como en la transformación que será compartida con los niños y las familias a las que sirven en el campo laboral y educacional del que ya son pieza fundamental e inspiracional.

    Equity & STEAM (Satisfaction, transformation, empowerment, activism, motivation)

    In this month of great satisfaction and student academic achievements, I have had the honor of witnessing equity actions supported by our Code of Ethics and the fundamental principles of Anti-Bias Education through an arduous march of activism.

    A group of apprentices from the College of Marin, in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated with their Associate Teacher certificate awarded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, empowered by taking their classes in Spanish to become teachers and professionals with paid jobs.

    These students, led by Peggy Dodge, ECEPTS and me, persisted through academic challenges compounded by economic hardship, plus language and cultural barriers. These challenges are increased by the lack of technological knowledge, lack of employment, and feelings of guilt for not being able to fulfill their family responsibilities due to lack of sufficient income.

    These 34 ECE students achieved their goals with great motivation, by developing a sense of identity, confidence, and family pride while celebrating their human diversity, the sense of integrity and justice by obtaining the knowledge that empowered them to defend themselves and others. All these skills are necessary for success and educational transformation, both on a personal level and in the transformation that will be shared with the children and families they serve in the work and educational field of which they are already a fundamental and inspirational piece.

    We extend our congratulations to these and all students graduating, and our gratitude to those, like Peggy Dodge, who are retiring this year after a lifetime of service and advocacy in our field.

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