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March 14, 2022

2022 Virtual Conference: Free Webinars on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


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Is your classroom, school district or community working on diversity, equity and inclusion?

Join us for these free, for-credit webinars that include creating welcoming schools for all genders, skills to support Black girls, using restorative practices in the classroom, using film for conversations on race and racism, and more.  

Register for one or all of the sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion or find out more about these great sessions.

Randi Weingarten

Keynote: The State of Public Education 2022

March 21 at 6 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
AFT President Randi Weingarten

Join this special welcome session for an important update on the state of public education and help us kick off the 2022 Virtual Conference. It’s also the last day to enter the self-care giveaway.

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Culturally Affirming SEL Wheel: Turning Toward Equity

March 22 at 2 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

In this session, gain insight on why social and emotional learning is so critical right now, and why we need to ensure that it is culturally affirming.

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what's the word

Keynote: What’s the Word? Teaching Literacy the DMC Way!

March 22 at 6 p.m. EDT | PreK-3
Nickelodeon, Noggin and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Join hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels, founder of the iconic Run-DMC, and author of the best-selling children’s book Darryl’s Dream, along with Nickelodeon’s vice president for Digital Consumer Insights, Makeda Mays Green, author of Makeda: Moving Up in Media, for a compelling fireside chat. They will discuss how spoken-word, interactive media content can be an asset to educators. The session will feature Noggin’s new early literacy and vocabulary music video series, “What’s the Word?” which promotes early literacy skills for all children.

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Countering PUSHOUT: Skills to Support Black Girls webinar

Countering PUSHOUT: Skills to Support Black Girls

March 22 at 7 p.m. EDT | Grades 6-12
Women in the Room Productions

Using social-behavioral research, as well as interactive animated video scenarios, this session from Women in the Room Productions will help teachers increase their capacity to interrupt school-to-confinement pathways by helping teachers create a positive environment where students feel safe and cared for.

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TeachRock on LADAMA: Teaching Music and Community of South America webinar

TeachRock on LADAMA: Teaching Music and Community of South America

March 22 at 8 p.m. EDT | PreK-8

This session will feature the band LADAMA who were the central focus of the TeachRock lessons: LADAMA: Movement, Music, and Community of South America, which was an SML Resource of the Year for 2021. The session will include hands-on activities and arts-integration best practices.

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Creating K-12 Schools That Welcome All Genders webinar

Creating K-12 Schools That Welcome All Genders

March 23 at 1 p.m. EDT | K-12
HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools

Join the HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools for this session that will provide participants with a brief overview of lesson plans, books and resources as well as concrete strategies to create an environment where all students thrive.

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Storytelling and Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices for and About Native American Students

March 23 at 2 p.m. EDT | K-12
National Indian Education Association

This session will provide an overview of Native literacy history and best practices with an emphasis on oral literacy and storytelling and their alignment to literacy standards. While this session is Native-specific, oral literacy and tradition is deeply rooted in many Indigenous communities and is beneficial for all students.

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Prioritizing Social and Emotional Support for ELLs, School Staff and Families

March 23 at 3 p.m. EDT | K-5
Colorín Colorado

Salina Elementary School in Dearborn, Mich., is an award-winning Title I school serving a large number of English language learners, many of whom are new students from war-torn regions of Yemen. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team and staff of the school have collaborated in creative ways to keep social emotional learning and support at the center of the school's instruction and outreach. Learn more from the leadership team about lessons learned, how their approach continues to evolve during each new phase of the pandemic, and why this work continues to be their main priority.

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Elevating Educator Voices on Teaching Truth About Racism webinar

Elevating Educator Voices on Teaching Truth About Racism

March 23 at 4 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
Education Civil Rights Alliance

Our school children need access to culturally diverse curricula and materials¾windows and mirrors for our nation’s increasingly diverse student body¾and to learn the full and accurate history and current realities of racism in our nation, so they can work to end racism. How can educator voices be elevated in discussions about truthful education to ensure educators can teach¾and students can learn¾the truth about racism in the past and present, to become the change agents our nation needs to combat racism in the future? Join the Education Civil Rights Alliance and the National Center for Youth Law for specific tools and advice for educators to speak out in favor of teaching the truth about racism

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Preventing and Addressing Bullying, Racism and Intolerance

March 23 at 8 p.m. EDT | K-12
Not In Our Town

Students of all backgrounds thrive in a warm and “identity safe” environment where they feel that who they are and what they think are valued. School transformation requires teamwork. This presentation is for educators, parents, and caregivers to help support children at home and school by teaching them about bullying, how to stand up to it, and how to get help

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Variability Is a Strength: Supporting Learner Variability Across Diverse Learning Environments

March 24 at 2 p.m. EDT | K-12
Educating All Learners Alliance

As educators shift and adjust to a variety of instructional methods (hybrid, in-person, virtual), the support needs of students with and without disabilities are often left unknown. How do we learn from the past challenges in teaching to adapt our practices in ways that meet the needs of all in a more equitable and sustainable way? Join the Educating All Learners Alliance, CAST, and TIES Center as they provide inquiry and practical tips on how to engage students with disabilities to make learning accessible for all.

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Keynote: Freedom to Teach Honestly webinar

Keynote: Freedom to Teach Honestly

March 24 at 5 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
Jahana Hayes

Today's political climate has become yet another barrier to teachers doing their jobs. Despite Americans overwhelmingly opposing book bans and supporting honest history being taught in public schools, some states are working to ban books and limit what is being taught in schools. Teachers are being scared into silence, and students are watching as they and their communities are being ignored. Featuring U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes; CEO of PEN America, Suzanne Nossel; Organizing Director of Red Wine & Blue, Julie Womack; and facilitated by AFT Secretary-Treasurer, Fedrick Ingram, this session will be an open discussion on the importance of teaching honest history and affirming students’ identities, and how to teach honestly in such polarized times.

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two girls

What Every Teacher Should Know About Serving Immigrant-Origin Students

March 24 at 7 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
Re-Imagining Migration

Twenty-seven percent of K-12 students are children of immigrants, but for too long they have been invisible within school systems and teacher education programs. At the same time, many are hypervisible due to racialization, bias and bigotry. Indeed, 87 percent of immigrant-origin students are children of color. Join Re-Imaging Migration for an engaging session on how to reimagine approaches to serving immigrant-origin youth, including helping to move beyond deficit thinking and recognize the assets newcomers bring to schools.

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Once Upon a Time: Film as a Narrative Springboard for Investigating Race and Racism

March 24 at 7 p.m. EDT | Grades 6-12

The power of films to engage a classroom of students will come as no surprise to most educators. This is because at their core, films are stories produced in a highly effective format for allowing rapid processing of complex narratives. Join DoGoodery to learn how to use films in the classroom to foster transformative learning and facilitate learners connecting what is learned to what is felt, which is a key component of transformative learning and behavior change. Using three Original Amazon films and wraparound content developed by educators, you will learn to utilize film as a story form to create an immersive and emotive learning landscape for students to investigate race and racism.

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students talking

Reinforcing Students’ SEL Competencies Through a Restorative Justice Mindset

March 24 at 8 p.m. EDT | K-12
WE Schools / WE Teachers

Join WE Schools for insightful information on how to build a restorative justice mindset, focusing on five key principles of restorative justice practice. Participants will also learn and reflect on how and why restorative practices mutually support and reinforce social emotional learning practices, by providing structures for respectfully listening, learning how others are feeling, and managing emotions. 

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