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The University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Education is hosting a virtual version of its annual “Ed Talks” starting at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Five speakers, including Fairview High teacher Sarah Zerwin, plan to address how racial justice movements and the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting K-12 schools across the country — and how these events might be an opportunity to re-imagine education.

Zerwin said her talk on “Teaching in an unfamiliar landscape: The work that matters most still matters now” will include how she uses the alternate grading practices she documented in her book published in March, “Point-Less: An English Teacher’s Guide to More Meaningful Grading.”

“Teaching right now is like no other year in my 25 years as an educator,” she said. “My talk seeks to capture our current landscape and argue that it’s even more important now to build classrooms that humanize and liberate our students.”

Other talk topics are “Lead like an artist,” “Socially just curriculum,” “The unequal distribution of struggle” and “Creating a space for empathy as teachers.”

To learn more or register to attend, visit

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