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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our spring 2021 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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December 2020

Change Agents for Equity, Language & Literacy (Part 1)

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this three part mini-course, participants will be able to create or expand upon a vision for coaching practices and articulate a coaching mission statement for the school year. Participants will identify aspects of instructional design that are culturally and linguistically responsive, along with looking at how student centered data leads to changes in educator mindset. Throughout this series, we will also provide the tools to explain techniques ensuring ongoing diagnostics, feedback, and progress monitoring and how to integrate changes…

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More Tech Tips for MLL/ELL Instruction: Scaffolding Online Learning for Language Learners

December 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

We all scaffold instruction pre-COVID19. We haven't lost that skill just because we are now teaching online. In truth, it might even require that we scaffold even more than we ever have before. Current ELL practitioner Tan Huynh will share 5 types of scaffolding, principles of scaffolding online, and specific strategies from his very own remote ESL classroom and those of his colleagues. The examples are most applicable to 4-12 graders. By attending this session, attendees will leave with specific…

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It Starts with Us: SEL for K-12 Educators

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

In this session, we will focus on exploring and developing the social-emotional learning competencies of educators. Adult SEL is the essential foundation for fostering a safe, supportive and inclusive school community in both the remote and brick-and-mortar learning spaces. If educators are not aware of their own emotions and biases, they cannot cultivate the social-emotional capacities of students in a supportive and culturally-sustaining way. By attending this session, attendees will leave with concrete ways to reflect on their own social-emotional…

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Supportive Space for Educators of Color: A People of Color Affinity Group

December 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This group will be an informal supportive space for educators of color to build community and strengthen their self-advocacy tools and anti-racist pedagogy. We will engage in dialogue about racism, oppression, and its impact on educators of colors, students and the communities in which we work. We will also discuss best practices for self-care, self-advocacy, and practicing anti-racist pedagogy and anti-racist dialogue within school spaces. This group is ongoing, and welcomes new participants to drop-in. Facilitator: Michelle Grier *This event…

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Interrupting “Discipline:” The Work of Anti-Racist Educators – Session 4

December 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We have known that “schools are places of racialization” (Patel, 2015) but amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the centuries’ long devastation perpetrated by racism, this reality has become even more pronounced. Educators are more eager than ever to take up the work of becoming anti-racist and the impulse is to rush to identify strategies that will alter the landscape of our schools; however, lasting change requires us to take a step back and ask the question, “How do we become…

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White Anti-Racist Affinity Group

December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege. Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms. It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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January 2021

NCI: CPI Verbal Deescalation and Crisis Prevention with PBIS Strategies

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or unsafe behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately in order to verbally de-escalate behavior. This updated course integrates PBIS framework and demonstrates the connections between CPI, PBIS and the FBA process.  By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation by the Crisis Prevention…

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Change Agents for Equity, Language, & Literacy (Part 1)

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this three part mini-course led by guest presenter Sarah Ottow, participants will be able to create or expand upon a vision for coaching practices and articulate a coaching mission statement for the school year. Participants will identify aspects of instructional design that are culturally and linguistically responsive along with looking at how student centered data leads to changes in educator mindset. This three part series will also provide the tools to explain techniques ensuring ongoing diagnostics, feedback, and progress…

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MLL/ELL Families as Partners: Navigating and Leveraging Ed Tech

January 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As many of us learned during our switch to remote learning, providing students with technology is often only half the battle. In our final session of this national panel series, learn how to support families in navigating technology to support learning at home and learn about technology and resources that you can take back to your own MLL/ELL communities.   Panelists: Elizabeth Bowman, Director of Adult Education, Briya Public Charter School (D.C.) Lisa Luceno, Senior Director of Early Childhood Strategy,…

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Resetting Co-Teaching in 2021

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When two teachers are in a room together (whether that room is virtual or brick-and-mortar!), how can we ensure the outcomes for kids are substantively different and more effective than if one teacher were teaching alone? If you and your co-teacher are looking to answer this question, or are finding yourselves in a pattern that you want to shift, then this session is for you. By reflecting on your co-teaching relationship, revisiting a shared vision of true collaborative teaching, and…

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