@MCDPEL Innovations Lab

NEW PODCAST: Supporting New Principals

Posted by Joe Mazza

4/14/15 5:00 AM

Listen to the needs of a new principal on a poverty-crippled reservation in South Dakota in the latest #B@CKCH@NNELedu Episode 07. Also learn about the #aussieED chat on cultural perspectives inspired by the #pennlakota15 trip to study Pine Ridge reservation.

How would YOU support Principal Lawson's need for a "mid-career" leadership refresher?

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Topics: Youth Suicide,, pennlakota15, elementary, crazy horse, indigenous, Pine Ridge, new principals, poverty, Indian reservation, principal

[VIDEO]: Children of the Plains via ABC News & Diane Sawyer (40min)

Posted by Joe Mazza

4/12/15 10:37 PM

Our @MCDPEL #pennlakota15 team (above) just returned from a week on the #PineRidge reservation. Before we traveled to this struggling South Dakota reservation, many of us watched the ABC News segment (below) hosted by Diane Sawyer where she followed reservation life for a year and a half. This piece is now three and a half years old. View the video below to set a visual "backdrop" for the blogs that will follow here over the next 10 days. To follow along, add your email address to the "SUBSCRIBE TO EMAIL UPDATES" tab on the right hand side of this page. The following video contains strong content.

After viewing the 40 minute clip, and throughout this blog series, our research team invites you to share your thoughts either in the comments section below or on Twitter using the hashtag #pennlakota15. Our virtual #pennlakota15 partners, the #aussieED PLN (Australian educators) will also be contributing the this conversation. To join our #pennlakota15 #eduvoxers group, please reach out to Joe Mazza via email with "Add to #pennlakota15 Voxer group" in the subject line. 

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Topics: educational branding, Youth Suicide,, PennGSE, pennlakota15, Pine Ridge, south dakota, suicide, poverty, ABCnews, Indian reservation, Diane Sawyer, MCDPEL