Spring 2020 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.

February 28, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm

Creating Successful Inclusion for All: Accommodations & Modifications that Work!

Presenter: Christi Kasa

Explore the principles of UDL and Differentiated Instruction to build accommodations and modifications into your curriculum that will allow ALL students to access content in the inclusive classroom.

March 6, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Presenter: Teaching Tolerance

Increase your capacity to address assumptions and biases and to create a classroom culture conducive to addressing challenging-yet-essential historical information about American Slavery and connecting it to the present.

April 3, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm

Hidden Among Us: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture

Presenter: Vivett Dukes

Enhance your social-emotional practices and your abilities to facilitate difficult conversations and to create a culture of care for all students, with a special focus on supporting children with incarcerated parents.

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May 6, May 8, May 11 & May 15, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity: Adopting a Transformative Approach to Equity

Presenter: Paul Gorski

In this four-part online series, develop a layered understanding of how bias, inequity, and equity operate in education and explore a set of core principles that can guide effective, evidence-based equity efforts in your school.

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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.