Ken Shelton – Equity and Techquity

Planning Period Podcast
Ken Shelton - Equity and Techquity
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Hello, and welcome to Episode 148 of the Planning Period Podcast, part of the OnPodcastMedia Network. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Ken Shelton. Ken is the next in my podcasting blind dates series. He has been an educator for more than 20 years. He spent time as a technology teacher, has done policy work with states and countries, and focuses his time on equity and tackling biases and racism in schools.

Ken and I talk about his work with antiracism and antibias policies in schools, how he replies to those that question if racist policies exist, the importance of finding common ground with those different than us, how equity, and techquity, are a critical concern in education, how empowerment of students can lead to culturally responsive practices, how all educators need to be better listeners, and the benefits of looking at every interaction with another person as a possibility to learn.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 148 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Ken Shelton.

#techquity

Ken, thank you for an awesome chat.

To connect with Ken, find him on Twitter @k_shelton. Also, be sure to checkout his website at Kennethshelton.net.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, look at every conversation you have with students as an opportunity for you to learn.

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Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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