Joining Transcend and the American Association of School Superintendents on the Road to Reinvention

The BELE Network
2 min readNov 6, 2020

By The BELE Network

In the coming months, our schools will continue to make decisions that affect the trajectory of student learning and the student experience for countless young people across the country. Instead of reverting to a status quo that never worked for everyone, there are jobs that schools can tackle in order to meet the moment and move forward stronger.

On October 22nd, Transcend Education and the American Association of School Superintendents (AASA) held the first webinar in their “Road to Reinvention” bi-monthly webinar series on how schools can equitably respond, recover, and reinvent in response to COVID-19. Featuring Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Lynn Moody, this webinar explores the “leaps” that need to happen in order to shift our education system from the status quo to one that allows all young people to thrive.

Watch this highlight reel of Superintendent Moody in conversation with student Ali Khatib about how they were able to leverage the Transcend Leaps into a meaningful conversation about how schools can work better for students.

School leaders: keep abreast of AASA + Transcend offerings on behalf of your school community today by registering for free using this form.

You can view the full webinar below, or dive in further and learn about the steps necessary to respond, recover and reinvent from their full resource. Once you have, tell Transcend and AASA about your experience and perspective using this survey.

Finally, keep an eye out for upcoming webinars in this series in December, February, April, and June on Transcend Education’s event page. Please share these opportunities widely with others in the education community — by preparing now, we can position ourselves to take the necessary leaps to create equitable learning environments in the near future.

Transcend Education’s work with school communities and the larger ecosystem is guided by five fundamental beliefs: all children have infinite potential; to realize this potential, we must reimagine “schooling” as we know it; the work is most successful when pursued through a rigorous, community-driven R&D process grounded in equity; while never easy, innovation is absolutely possible, accelerating progress requires strong local leadership, surrounded by a conducive ecosystem.

The BELE Network is dedicated to reimagining our inequitable school system that has failed too many for too long, and is committed to transforming our classrooms into learning environments that nurture the intellectual, emotional and cultural growth of all students — especially students of color.

Learn more about BELE on our website, and access our resource library to get the best and most up-to-date thinking on how to make learning environments more equitable.



The BELE Network

We are committed to creating learning environments that equitably support every student — especially students of color and low-income students.