Fall 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.

September 16 & September 23, 2020
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Anti-Bias Education
(Parts 1 & 2)

Presenter: Britt Hawthorne

In this two-part series, educators will take the first steps to develop critical cultural consciousness within their teaching practice and strategies to navigate discussions around diversity and justice in the classroom.

September 29, October 6,
October 13, & October 20, 2020
3:30pm – 4:45pm

Empowered Learners
(Parts 1, 2, 3, & 4)

Presenter: Elizabeth Stein

Across four sessions, participants will explore how to support students’ self-regulation to help them take charge of their own learning and become more motivated, resourceful, strategic, and goal-directed learners.

October 26, October 29,
November 2, & November 5, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm

UDL & Funds of Knowledge

Presenters: Katie Novak & Mirko Chardin

Join Universal Design for Learning experts and school leaders Katie Novak and Mirko Chardin in this four-part series that will address leveraging UDL and eliminating cultural barriers to create engaging learning experiences where ALL students can thrive and succeed.

November 6, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm

Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?

Presenter: Baruti Kafele

Engage in this empowering, introspective session that will challenge leaders to examine their own leadership identity, presence, impact, mission, purpose, vision and values as the leaders of their schools and explore the question, “Is my school better BECAUSE I lead it?”