above: last week, dozens of parents connected with Dr. Thomas López during the first of this year's Coffees with Claire; more at www.gordonschool.org/coffees
Zoom is allowing more and more guests to visit Gordon classrooms, like Karenna Gore and Ted Widmer '76 and Dr. Clarice Aiello and Scott McCoy and Bob Williams and Lisa Vallado and dozens of others, including staff member at Litterati, who will be Zooming into fifth grade tomorrow.
Zoom is also allowing Gordon's faculty and staff to travel, virtually, more freely than ever, and to share the innovative work being done here at Gordon every day,
For instance, Dr. Thomas López's calendar today included a spot in a panel discussion on leading through change and uncertainty, run by Arizona's SPARC collaborative.
Tomorrow, she's talking with the parents and faculty of North Carolina's Greensboro Day School, talking about racial justice as part of their ongoing Pop-Up Learning series, in a conversation that is free and open to the public.
In November, she'll be in a workshop convened by Cambridge's Authentic Connections on supporting faculty and staff during times of crisis.
Meanwhile, HBO Max and PBS are premiering a new special tomorrow that grew out of a project Dr. Thomas López advised on this summer. The Power of We "includes developmentally appropriate conversations about racism and modeling ways ways children and their families can become upstanders for racial justice". Sounds like a project Gordon would be involved in!
Gordon leaders have had many opportunitie recently to talk about racial justice and antiracist pedagogy; more are linked at www.gordonschool.org/antiracismresources