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Happy Monday and most importantly, Happy Black History Month!

Hope you all had a great weekend. I'll keep it short since there are a few action items to get to!

This month is about celebrating the legacies of exceptional former and current Black leaders, to whom we owe a ton of gratitude to for their contributions to our country and lives. This month is also a reminder to celebrate our Black students and families and make them feel seen and celebrated. Not just this month, but every month.



Ps. There are some really great resources below for celebrating Black History Month in the classroom, so scroll all the way down!


1. 1CM Event Sign Up:

As of February 1, 2021

First Year Corps Members:

Please use this link to sign up for Corps Member Development on

Feb 3, Feb 4, Feb 8, Feb 9, or Feb 10th.

These sessions will run from 5:00-6:00 PM CST.


2. 2CM Equity Alliance Workshop RSVP:

Feb 24th, 2021

3. Profile

In an effort to get you guys more connected to each other, please complete your slide on this slideshow so everyone can know who each other is! You can reach out to each other and make new friends based on content, interests or if you are just curious about someone!

4. Calendar

Check the calendar to see when I will be visiting your classroom as well as upcoming cohort events!


1. (Mandatory) 1 CM Leadership Summit

*This event is now only required for 1CMS and optional for 2CMS

Feb 3, Feb 4, Feb 8, Feb 9, or Feb 10th.

These sessions will run from 5:00-6:00 PM CST.

2. (Mandatory) School Meetings!

It's time for our school meetings again. Instead of doing one on ones this semester, I am

redirecting that time to schedule school/network meetings. This is to continue to live

into our vision of "creat[ing] closeness and connectivity with one solve

problems and create action."

In the past, this time has been a great way for us to build relationship and work towards

systemic change.


Thursday, February 11th, 2021 4:30-5:30pm CST


Thursday February 18th, 2021 4:30-5:30pm CST

3. (Mandatory) Final 2CM Equity Alliance Theory of Change Presentation

Wednesday, February 24th, 2020


Teaching Resources:


Shout out to Clint Lewis. Clint did a super review activity with his students last week. He put students into small groups to complete a crossword puzzle and then brought them whole group for an exciting game of Kahoot! I learned that Clint is not only a phenomenal teacher, but game show host as well! Great work Clint!

If you missed last weeks shout outs, go back to last weeks blogpost!


We are 27 change makers with a lot more in common than we think. Our vision is to create closeness and connectivity with one another, our students, and their families to solve problems and create action.
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