Making tech decisions from a diverse space starts here! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. This book offers a reflective journey into diverse perspectives on technology as it is understood in our schools. Through step-by-step strategies and powerful vignettes, Davis explores the impact inclusive EdTech conversations can have for teachers, students, women, and people of color. Solutions-based reflections help educators: • Engage students and give them a voice • Gather student and teacher feedback • Encourage leadership for women and people of color Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website. “Davis’s book is both a guide for administrators and edtech leaders seeking to better support student and teacher voices and an important testimony to the power of voices willing to raise the tough questions.” –Carolyn Foote, Digital Librarian Westlake High School, Austin, Texas “Davis powerfully addresses the human side of technology integration. She moves teachers and school leadership with her passion, while offering real solutions to the issues that arise when integrating technology. Her solutions and ideas focus on improving the discourse between teachers, students, and leadership so that they all work collaboratively in enhancing the learning environment. She also addresses ways we can encourage women and minorities to take leadership roles in the field of education technology.” –Shelly Sanchez Terrell Author/Founder of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers
Confronting My Thinking on Diversity
Typically, when people hear the word diversity, they tend to think of it through the lens of their own meaning. I will admit to doing that as well. I am a woman of color, yet initially, I only considered diversity from the lens of race. In other words, in a room dominated by young, white males, I almost always saw the lack of people of color before seeing that there were very few women. In my mind, I “saw” women but accepted that maybe they were not a part of this conversation. At the same token, when I was a classroom teacher in a room full of administrators, I was very aware that there were no other ...