Fall 2019 National Speaker Series

December 2018


Join us to hear two great presenters, Haben Girm and Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah, present their talks on Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusion and Funds of Knowledge: Tapping into the Cultural Capital of Latino Students and Families.

The National Speaker Series brings high-profile experts to NYC to discuss innovation and action in the field of inclusive and equitable education.

September 25, 2019
9:00am – 3:00pm

Leadership Development: Building Capacity of Self and Others – Betsy McKenna

Address the idea of leadership from a multitude of levels. Identify the opportunities and challenges inherent in the leadership role and how to motivate and inspire your team and school community.

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October 24, 2019
9:00am – 3:00pm

Social Justice Does Not Just Live in Our Content, It Lives in Our Methods – Cornelius Minor

In this session, identify systemic problems in your school and use action research as a tool to dismantle these structures.

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November 15, 2019
9:00am – 3:00pm

Building a Growth Mindset Culture – Annie Brock

Learn to prioritize student development by adopting a growth mindset — which focuses on perseverance and empowerment rather than outperformance and unhealthy comparison — and cultivate it in your classroom.

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December 12, 2019
9:00am – 3:00pm (plus an optional 3-4pm)

Using Data to Guide Change – Kelly Wickham Hurst

Use data to guide systemic change for students and lead your team in moving from having equity conversations to planning action, facilitating these learnings, and making change.

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May 2018

Decentering Whiteness in Teaching & Learning

This session will allow for an experiential space where participants can interrogate the dominant standard for communication, self-expression, and behavior that by its nature “others” people of color. We will explore the implications of this narrative in the workplace, including the experienced impact of stereotyping on staff and students.

May 2018

How Does Who I Am Impact How I Teach?

As part of our Equity Series in partnership with NYU’s Metropolitan Center, come explore the impact of race, power, and privilege on teaching and learning. Participants will engage in personal reflection on their own racial, ethnic, and cultural lens and analyze its impact on relationships and interactions with others.