Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Schools need to celebrate, support, understand, and advocate for their diverse communities of students and staff. Topics in this category focus on strategies to foster equity and inclusion.

Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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  1. Demystifying Critical Race Theory And How To Cultivate It
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    Demystifying Critical Race Theory And How To Cultivate It
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 16, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will explain critical race theory. You will learn how to navigate the law and curriculum for your school.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you cultivate and deepen cultural competence in your school?
    • What are the tenets of critical race theory?
    • How do privilege, power, and oppression sustain inequity?
    • Can you teach similar concepts if critical race theory has been banned?
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    Demystifying Critical Race Theory And How To Cultivate It
    Monday, August 16, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    $99.00
  2. Culturally Affirming Strategies For Black And Brown Parents
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    Culturally Affirming Strategies For Black And Brown Parents
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, August 12, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will share specific strategies you can use to engage black and brown parents to improve your school. You will learn how to help all students benefit from the cultural insights parents provide.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the cultural differences in your school and community?
    • How should you survey parents about diversity and equity?
    • What steps can you take to empower and engage black and brown parents?
    • How can cultural wisdom affirm children?
    • What antidotes to systemic racism can schools provide to students?
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    Culturally Affirming Strategies For Black And Brown Parents
    Thursday, August 12, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    $99.00
  3. Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
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    Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
    2 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern & Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will reveal how to support immigrant students and English language learners. You will discover techniques you can apply immediately to kick off the new school year.

    What You'll Learn

    • Cultural competency
    • Curriculum changes to accommodate immigrants
    • Specific challenges of immigrant students
    • Student demographics and backgrounds
    • ELL profile
    • Immediate instructional changes to encourage language acquisition
    • Cultural competence in an ELL classroom
    • Principles you should embody as a cultural and language broker
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    Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern & Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $129.00
  4. How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
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    How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to help your immigrant students avoid culture shock, develop English language skills, and serve as valuable mentors for their peers. You will learn how to adapt policies and instruction to accommodate this growing sector of the population.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can immigrant students help you build cultural competency?
    • What curriculum changes should you make to accommodate immigrants?
    • How can you ensure English language learners succeed?
    • What specific challenges do immigrant students face?
    • How are student demographics and backgrounds changing?
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    How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $79.00
  5. How To Be An Advocate For BIPOC Students In 2021-22
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    How To Be An Advocate For BIPOC Students In 2021-22
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how educator-advocates can transform the school experiences of BIPOC students. You will learn what steps to take during the summer to begin the school year enabling this essential sector of your school community to feel valued and included.

    What You'll Learn

    • What opportunities, perspectives, and challenges does advocacy pose?
    • How can you develop and foster cultural competency?
    • What equity-driven policies should you implement?
    • How can you identify and overcome implicit and explicit bias?
    • What anti-racist work can you do within and beyond the classroom?
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    How To Be An Advocate For BIPOC Students In 2021-22
    Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $79.00
  6. Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
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    Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, June 28, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will offer insight into the dilemma of unconscious bias. You will start the new school year with a heightened understanding and practical steps to eliminate this problem.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the most common forms of unconscious bias in schools?
    • What are the daily repercussions of unconscious bias in the classroom?
    • What role do teachers and other staff members play in perpetuating bias?
    • What steps can you take now to eliminate bias in the new school year?
    • How can you continuously fight and overcome discrimination in school?
    • How should educators address racial identity?
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    Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
    Monday, June 28, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    $99.00
  7. Teaching Hard Truths: How To Unearth Historical Omissions About Racism
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    Teaching Hard Truths: How To Unearth Historical Omissions About Racism

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will reveal the omissions that often plague the curriculum. You will learn how to expand perspectives to ensure all students are included and represented in the content you teach.

    What You'll Learn

    • What assumptions affect those who have been historically marginalized?
    • How do privileges, power, and oppression sustain inequity?
    • How can you teach when Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been banned?
    • What information can you teach about America’s racialized beginning?
    • How can your curriculum affirm the identity and humanity of students of color?
  8. Discussing Race And Gender In The Workplace: A Scenario-Based Guide
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    Discussing Race And Gender In The Workplace: A Scenario-Based Guide

    Equity experts Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington will help you start and guide conversations about inclusivity in the workplace. You will learn how to celebrate diversity and avoid discrimination.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you deal with coworkers who do not believe in inclusive workplaces?
    • What is the background of race in the workplace?
    • How can you navigate difficult conversations around race?
    • What is the line between discrimination/harassment and disagreement?
    • What strategies should you follow to create an inclusive workplace?
    • How can you be an ally?
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    Discussing Race And Gender In The Workplace: A Scenario-Based Guide
    Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington
    $99.00
  9. How To Retain Black And Brown Staff And Dismantle Turnover
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    How To Retain Black And Brown Staff And Dismantle Turnover
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, August 5, 2021; 2:30 PM Eastern

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will examine intentionality around retaining teachers of color. You will learn how to set the foundation at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year necessary to maintain a diverse staff.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you be intentional about teacher and faculty recruitment and retention?
    • Why do teachers and faculty members of color leave the profession?
    • How does the departure of teachers or faculty affect students?
    • What invisible tax do educators of color face? How can you eliminate it?
    • What solutions will enable you to dismantle teacher/faculty turnover?
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    How To Retain Black And Brown Staff And Dismantle Turnover
    Thursday, August 5, 2021; 2:30 PM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    From $99.00
  10. Anti-Racism In and Out Of The Classroom: How to Be an Ally for K-12 Students
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    Anti-Racism In and Out Of The Classroom: How to Be an Ally for K-12 Students

    Educational equity experts Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington will reveal how to honor all student perspectives in ways that acknowledge minority students’ experiences with anecdotal and structural racism. You will learn from discussions of real-world scenarios led by the facilitators.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do the recent news reports related to the behaviors of Meghan Markle’s in-laws, Derek Chauvin, and Sandra Sellers relate to today’s students?
    • Which laws prohibit discrimination? What do they require?
    • How should you begin addressing the real-world issues affecting students?
    • How can you help students feel like they belong?
    • What racial conversations should take place in schools?
    • How can you support students in comprehensive ways?
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    Anti-Racism In and Out Of The Classroom: How to Be an Ally for K-12 Students
    Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington
    $49.00
  11. Microaggressions: How To Identify And Combat Them In Your Workplace And K-12 School
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    Microaggressions: How To Identify And Combat Them In Your Workplace And K-12 School

    Equity experts Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington will help you identify microaggressions and implicit bias. You will learn how to ensure everyone in your school is seen, respected, valued, and included.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are microaggressions?
    • What is implicit bias?
    • What is intersectionality?
    • What impact do they have at school?
    • How do they affect students’ life experiences?
    • How can you recognize biases and take steps to adjust?
  12. English Language Learners: Immediate Implementation Tips For Instruction
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    English Language Learners: Immediate Implementation Tips For Instruction
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will provide practical strategies you can apply immediately to improve results for English Language Learners. You will learn how to improve comprehension and accelerate language acquisition.

    What You'll Learn

    • Who are ELLs?
    • What immediate changes to instruction will encourage language acquisition?
    • What does cultural competence look like in an ELL classroom?
    • What principles should you embody as a cultural and language broker?
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    English Language Learners: Immediate Implementation Tips For Instruction
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    From $79.00

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