Silverback Learning was founded by a group of educational leaders who were passionate about empowering teachers to provide every child with the opportunity to benefit from the results of personalized learning by expanding the accessibility of equitable practices. Leveraging its experience and expertise, Silverback Learning reached out to a number of exceptional organizations that were already developing frameworks that were being designed or re-engineered to address these challenges head-on. “After many discussions with company leaders, Silverback Learning decided to partner with the Elam Leadership Institute and to leverage the Equity of Effort framework to serve as the cornerstone from which they are building a connected set of products and services that will empower educators,” states Michelle. Standing on the Elam Leadership Institutes definition of equity, the framework was built to connect critical research that employs a systemic approach for achieving equity for all stakeholders from policy to practice.Educators are presented with both the rationale and the tools that, when implemented with fidelity, are proven to yield higher academic results. As part of this investment, Silverback has committed to housing the framework within its award-winning Vitae platform to ensure that performance gaps across different student populations disappear so that all students demonstrate growth and success through school-level data reviews and alignment to best practices. Vitae (formerly Teacher Vitae) brings a framework to life while automating the process. “The Equity of Effort Framework inside of Vitae will incorporate a complete set of documents and activities to be accomplished over a specific time frame with guided professional development opportunities available,” mentions Michelle.
In addition to the Elam Leadership Institute, Silverback Learning has diversified its partner base to further support school districts with new professional development offerings, instructional assessments, and more to give our clients access to a variety of high-quality content that can be customized to meet the needs of your diverse student populations. “Student Achievement has always been the guiding principle here at Silverback Learning. The nation is urging all of us to be responsive and responsible with this precious opportunity to reconstruct education and we do not take it lightly,” informs Michelle. “Pulling together the experts to attack the problem as a unit is how this can happen without wasting time and maximizing the use of our shared resources. It is our responsibility as vendors to do all we can to become aware, listen, learn, pivot, develop, act and then commit to contributing to the paradigm shift.”
The Equity of Effort Framework inside of Vitae will incorporate a complete set of documents and activities to be accomplished over a specific time frame with guided professional development opportunities available