Whether it is listed in their job description or not, educators take on the role of learner advocate on a daily basis.
This role shows up in weekend conversations with friends and families, as much as it does in formal learning environments. The question then, particularly as a learner-centered educator, is how can we take our individual advocacy efforts to the next level and build a community of voices striving for education transformation? 50CAN, an education advocacy group that seeks high-quality education for all kids, regardless of their address, offers an avenue forward. In their 12 years of work, they have built a library of knowledge on what works, what doesn’t, and what’s worth testing in the future to gain traction in advocacy efforts. If you’re ready to take the leap and transform education in your community and beyond, 50CAN’s Guide to Building Advocacy Campaigns could be the resource you’re looking for.