Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Team Flocab wants to thank teachers and educators everywhere for serving students, being devoted to education, encouraging curiosity and inspiring us everyday. This year, we asked our MC Educator community and their students to help us celebrate their teachers, past and present. Check it out here:
Representation matters, whether it’s in a big Hollywood blockbuster or a classroom. Flocabulary's videos are shown to students around the world of different ages, ethnicities, abilities and genders. It is important to us here at Flocab HQ to support every student’s identity by creating content with diverse characters, so that students can see themselves in our lessons. We love when educators share their students' excitement with how we portray diversity and inclusion in our lessons. Check out this story that MC Educator Andrea Runnels posted in our Facebook Group:
And just like that, it's the end of another year. 2017 was big for us at Flocab, all in thanks to support from the incredible educators and students like you! This year digital vocabulary cards made their debut, we achieved a hat trick on the morning news circuit with a feature on CBS This Morning, and had some fun along the way.
At the start of 2017, Flocabulary traveled to Standing Rock, ND to work one-on-one with students in the community. Why the trek from our hometown of Brooklyn to the Great Plains? The students in this community are Lyric Lab pros, and with the school’s special focus on the arts as part of the nationwide Turnaround Arts program, we wanted to collaborate to offer avenues for student voice and expression in a community embroiled in a national controversy.
At Flocabulary, our core goals include creating an equitable and inclusive work culture for our employees while promoting critical thinking and social and emotional learning to the students we reach. That’s why we’re looking to explore big, important topics at SXSW 2018 next year—topics that explore how race and diversity impact tech, music and classroom domains. At a time when the public discourse requires cultural competence, these conversations are more important than ever. Explore our proposed sessions for SXSW 2018 below—then cast your vote for your favorite (or all three). We need your help to bring these dialogues to the SXSW…