Mimi and Todd Press is releasing this groundbreaking collaborative, Amplify Learner Voice through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment on January 10, 2023.
I am not one of the main 8 authors because I joined the project late in the game, but I had the privilege of being a contributor and a co-author on Chapter 2.
The book's framework breaks down seven culturally responsive and sustainable concepts that will shift how educators and learners engage in core formative assessment practices.
Because of my association with Mimi &Todd Press, I was fortunate enough to connect with The Core Collaborative (TCC). As a result, I wrote a blog to share further thoughts about the issues we wrote about in Chapter Two of Amplify Learner Voice.
TCC is a network of education professionals with shared beliefs and expansive knowledge about how learning happens. They are dedicated to helping students learn how to address challenges with confidence, creativity, and competence, one collaboration at a time.
One of Dasher's ongoing clients has been the staff of the South Huntington Library. The staff has brought back Danielle for many different workshops including diversity, equity, and inclusion and using evaluation as a motivating leadership strategy.
October 2020 through February 2021, Created a curriculum for the Families in Action program. Monthly Danielle Asher would facilitate the family leadership workshops and also train the trainer for staff so that they can lead their own program moving forward. The program ended with Graduation, including an inspiring parent leader panel and overview of the work of ProAction. You can find the recording on Dasher's YouTube page.
In the Spring of 2021, ECLI absorbed VIBS Long Island to offer Individual and group mental health counseling services over the phone, in-office, telehealth, and 24-hour emergency services for victims in crisis. During the start of the transition, Danielle coached the executive team through the challenging strategic decisions that had to be made in order to change the organizational culture and seamlessly blend the two organizations into one shared vision and mission.
In Early 2021, presented webinars for this national parent leader and professional network including, "A Recipe for Change in our Schools" and "Family Engagement: the Missing Link to School Reform."
February 2021, facilitated an all-day strategic planning process for the Board of Directors of this emerging grassroots organization.