Portfolio

Shana V. White

Eductor. Advocate. Problem-Solver. Learner. Leader.

Professional Development

Over the past 5 years, I have been asked to lead a variety of professional development sessions for teachers, educational leaders, and those adjacent to education. I have also been a member of the CSTA Teacher Standards Writing team as well as the CSTA Inclusive Teaching Writing team lead. The topics I have facilitated professional learning include: STEAM/STEM, Equity in CS, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Anti-Racism in Education, Inclusive Learning, Critical Race Theory, Social Justice in the classroom, advocacy for marginalized student groups, advocating as a Black parent, and CS for Good. The following are the organizations/events I have been asked to speak for: ISTE, ASCD, CSTA, Code.org, Discovery Education, UF DOE Collective, IntegratED/IPDX, EduCon, CSEdWeek2019, Google CS Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Darlington County Public Schools (SC), Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA), and Fulton County Public Schools (GA).

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The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory was an inclusive learning environment that allowed for students to engage in STEAM, hands-on, and inquiry based learning with their core subjects and content standards. Twenty four unique lessons were created and utilized by students to enhance learning experiences and increase understanding of concepts, as well as provide opportunity to use technology.

Patriot Pathfinders

Patriot Pathfinders was an enrichment group of 40 sixth grade students who engaged in computational thinking and computer science. The goal of the program was to take 40 students who earned developing or proficient on their previous year’s standardized math and reading scores, expose them to computational thinking and computer science daily with the hopes that they would earn distinguished by the end of the school year on state test.

Publications

PBS NEWSHOUR “When to Reopen” December 16, 2020

NPR On Point “Rethinking Education for the pandemic age” October 6, 2020

NPR Morning Edition “Teacher feel torn between their kids and their own kids” September 17, 2020

NY Times Education Roundtable “Will this be a lost year for America’s children?” September 11, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Even in English, social studies keep up to data” November 10, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Fellowship honors Gwinnett teacher’s innovation, creativity” October 29, 2019

Edutopia “How to create an environment where all kids are valued.” October 9, 2019

Edutopia “Keeping Girls in STEM” March 12, 2019

Discovery Education “Black History Month Re-imagined” February 7, 2018

Medium Post “Privilege, power, and platitudes” June 4, 2018

Medium Post “Should I lead, follow, or get out of the way?” December 19, 2018

Discovery Education “Are my biases impacting the classroom?” September 8, 2017

Medium Post “It is time for educators to take a knee” December 6, 2017

Teacher2Teacher “The journey to an inclusive classroom” September 7, 2017