MOVING ON UP
The Quest for Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity Before and Beyond the Pandemic
with Andy Hargreaves
THREE PART WEBINAR SERIES NOV 2020
Educational equity and social mobility have become clichés of our times. Andy Hargreaves, one of the best-known speakers in Australia and all over the world, knows all about educational equity and mobility and what we call social mobility. He has experienced what these things look like and feel like, in his bones, right up close. The struggle for equity and mobility, he shows, is anything but a cliché. It’s a personal, powerful and constant uphill battle, needing every teacher working together in support of the young people who need our help the most.
Andy’s brand new memoir, Moving, about a working class upbringing and education, describes in sometimes poignant and sometimes hilarious prose, what the experience of trying to move on up is actually like. It shows how it felt for him and, with reference to research of that time and today, reveals how everything he went through still applies to millions of children and their families now. If you, your parents, or the kids that you have taught have given something up, left behind a homeland, taken on extra jobs, and made a host of other sacrifices, just to get a better chance in life, this narrative will be your narrative too.
What’s it like to get selected for the “academic” school at age 11 and see your brothers go to schools that prepare them for factory work instead? What’s it like to go to school on one side of town and have your own friends there, and live on the other side with different friends (and the neighborhood gang) to manage as well? What do you do when you are failing at a curriculum that makes no sense to your culture or your life? How does your teacher deal with you when you’re far along the ADHD spectrum? How do teenagers manage losing one parent, seeing their other parent have a breakdown, and go on welfare, and have to take charge of the family, instead of the family taking charge of them? How does growing up in one culture and moving into another affect you for the rest of your life?
Drawing on Andy’s highly readable memoir, you will have the opportunity to engage in three intellectually enlightening, emotionally powerful, and highly practical sessions that look at the shrinking state of equity and mobility today and what we can do about it. It will show how instead of making upward mobility an alienating experience for young people, schools and teachers can turn it into a positive one.
A THREE-ACT PRESENTATION
Act 1: The Amount and Experience of Mobility
- What is social mobility?
- How does it relate to equity?
- Why is social mobility in decline?
- What does it feel like to be upwardly mobile?
- What’s your experience of the struggle for mobility in work and life?
- How can you draw on this to help others?
Act 2: Strategic Improvements to Equity and Mobility
- What should we do about selection and testing?
- What should we do to make the curriculum culturally engaging?
- Do ADHD kids need their creativity unleashing, or specific assistance and support?
- What does it mean for the whole school to support the whole child?
- How can we rethink internships, interviews & applications for life beyond school?
Act 3: After the Pandemic
- What impact has the pandemic had on education, equity and mobility?
- What opportunities has the pandemic opened up to improve education & mobility?
- How can we rethink our relationship to technology?
- What new approaches should we adopt towards educational assessment?
IN THESE WEBINARS, YOU WILL
Understand the nature and importance of social mobility and its relationship to equity.
Explore how and where the struggle for equity and mobility manifests itself in your work and your life.
Confront the gulf that can exist between cultures of home and school for the upwardly mobile and explore how to help young people move on up without leaving their culture or identity behind.
Examine the importance of the whole school supporting the whole child to succeed and be well in their education.
Evaluate Andy’s own early experiences and his extensive current research and policy development on educational testing and its effects, and on what better alternatives to standardized testing might look like.
Learn specific strategies to improve equity and mobility for young people.
Figure out what your equity agenda should be after the pandemic, given all the effects it has had on vulnerable students.
EACH WEBINAR WILL INCLUDE:
• Live presentation from Andy Hargreaves
• Inclusive of Q&A allotted time
• Webinar support team and on hand support
• Two national newspaper articles on education in the pandemic
• Power-point slides provided after each presentation.
ATTENDING THE WEBINAR
All webinars come with 1800 support line assistance, feature audience Q&A sessions, and individual program handouts and follow-up packs.
You will be emailed a personal link to each webinar the day prior to the event. It is advised that you attend the webinar 10 minutes before commencement to avoid missing any content.
If you experience any technical issues before or during the webinar please call Redback Support on 1800 733 416 for assistance.
ACEL Member: $100 p/p
Non-Member: $115 p/p
All 3 Webinars Bundle Deal
ACEL Member: $270 p/p
Non-Member: $290 p/p
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