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Kelly Niccolls

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Kelly has been an educator for fourteen years. She began her career teaching in Southern California and has helped schools and systems reimagine teaching and learning, as well as serving as a school administrator. She is a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, driven by the relentless belief in the possibility of social justice within education systems. Kelly focuses her education leadership on re-imagining structures for teaching and learning in order to empower all students for the future. Kelly is also a member of the Getting Smart Advisory Board.

Getting Through: Leading with Optimism Hope and Love

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By: Kristi Dominguez, Ellen Dorr & Kelly Niccolls. Post Covid-19, increased focus ​on courageous leadership is more important than ever to envision what learning could become.

Getting Through: Multi-Mode Literacy

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The instruction of literacy has been thrown into an immediate adaptation to remote teaching. This new, multi-faceted experience of reading, writing and comprehension is Multi-Mode Literacy.
The Counter-Narrative

The Counter-Narrative

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Our children are learning right now. They are learning significant lessons far away from the walls and rows of desks. They are learning what matters to them. We need to shape learning to encourage that discovery.
Distributed Leadership

Getting Through: Distributive Leadership

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Rebecca and Kelly discuss distributed leadership and how it resolves in community and requires collaboration from multiple stakeholders.

Getting Through: Leading Through And To A New Generation Of Learning Systems

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership is more important than ever, especially in building a new generation of learning systems.

Getting Through: Supporting Learners as they Transition to School at Home

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Getting Smart staff members Kelly Niccolls and Rebecca Midles discuss home-bound learning opportunities for students and share resources to help get you started.

Smart Review | Designed to Learn

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Lindsay Portnoy makes the case for using design thinking to bring purpose and passion into the classroom in her new book, Designed to Learn.

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