The seventh episode of the ElevatED4SC vodcast series is out today, focusing on collective leadership in classrooms and transforming the teaching profession from a policy perspective.
In this episode, we are joined by SC Senator Greg Hembree, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, who shares his vision for the teaching profession. Later, we hear from Allen Kirby, principal of Walker Gamble Elementary in rural Clarendon County, who tells us how he established a system of collective leadership and collaborative teaching in his school.
“Everybody’s committed to better education - that’s not the hard part,” says Hembree. “But what we typically do is fiddle around with little policy changes here and there that are well meaning and good policy, but they don’t really move the needle very much.”
ElevatED4SC features success stories illustrating how education transformation is already happening in some South Carolina schools. Viewers and listeners can also learn about what other states are doing to meet similar challenges and find out what a whole child, cradle-to-career approach to education would look like.
The video and audio versions of Episode 7 are available at ElevatED4SC.com or on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify.