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Sustaining and Evolving Anti-Racist Practices: An Affinity Space for White Educators Leading Change

Aug 10, 2023 9:00AM—Aug 11, 2023 2:00PM

Virtual

In this two-day Summer Institute—led by Liza Gleason and Rob Wasielewski, who co-facilitate a group for white educators at Live Oak School in San Francisco—we will explore how to create and sustain the critical, reflective, and connected conversations about whiteness that our schools, students, families, and we, too, so desperately need. This workshop will help you grow your ability to engage other white educators at your school formally and informally.

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APISA Study Group: Deconstructing the “Model Minority” Myth Using Our Lived Experience

Jun 15, 2023 9:00AM—Jun 16, 2023 12:00PM

Virtual

This two-day study group is a continuation of the APISA (Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian) Study Group that began in June 2021 and continued through June 2022. This program is an opportunity to connect with other APISA educators in an affinity setting that will provide a safe and generative space to self-reflect, share stories, and learn from each other’s experiences.

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Skill Up! Reimagining Approaches to Burnout

May 17, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

Virtual

Burnout is one of the biggest liabilities facing schools. Levels keep increasing for educators and common methods used to address it struggle to yield lasting positive impact. Failure to address burnout will result in increased escalations, increased rates of disengaged employees, and increased turnover. Addressing burnout is also critical to DEI work as burnout has disproportionate effects on educators. In this free Skill Up! session we will explore types of burnout, causes, and sustainable solutions so your school can reimagine its approach.

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ABS (Asian & Black Solidarity) Power Up: Collective Freedom Dreaming for Black and APISA Educators and Allies 

May 16, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Virtual

The histories and present day realities of all racialized groups in our country are complex and interconnected. Alongside inspiring examples of Black-Asian solidarity, there is a pervasive background racial tension among students and between even the closest of colleagues. Understanding that building our capacity for allyship with one another requires us to acknowledge that we are racialized differently–within our schools and our larger society– Nikkia’s freedom dream for AAPI Heritage Month in 2023 includes co-creating a space for Black and APISA educators and allies to come together to cultivate authentic cross-racial solidarity that nourishes, shelters and uplifts us and our communities. This program will break it down, make it real, make connections, and move toward action!

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Gender Sexuality Professional Alliance

Apr 18, 2023 9:30AM—12:30PM

Head-Royce School

This working group of LGBTQ+* professionals will provide a unique opportunity for educators to connect in a confidential, respectful, and relaxed atmosphere. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of LGBTQ+ educators which continues well beyond our three meetings.

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Skill Up! Decolonizing STEM Curricula

Apr 12, 2023 3:30PM—4:30PM

Virtual

In this interactive and practical Skill Up! session, STEM educators will engage with the concept of decolonizing their curricula, as well as reflect on concepts, tools, and resources that can be integrated into specific lessons and content. Participants will debunk the assumption that this work can happen more naturally in the humanities.

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Puppet Power: Engaging PreK-2nd Graders in SEL and Identity Development

Mar 22, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

Children’s Day School | San Francisco, CA

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the ways that puppets and stuffed animals can be used in the classroom as tools to support learning of challenging concepts, and develop a lesson plan or activity integrating puppets and stuffed animals.

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The Why and How of Racial Affinity Groups: Supporting Academic Success and Healthy Identity Development

Mar 21, 2023 10:00AM—3:00PM

New Roads School

This three-part hybrid series will provide practical tools, resources, templates, strategies, and mutual support for educators who are currently facilitating, or considering implementing, racial affinity groups. Participants will explore affinity group curriculum topics including scope and sequence, sample model structures and frameworks.

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Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Student Athletes

Mar 07, 2023 9:00AM—11:00AM

Virtual

In this interactive virtual workshop, we will examine the current state of athletics and the policies that affect trans and non-binary athletes, review gender identities and inclusive language, and brainstorm ways to make athletic programs and institutions more equitable for all genders.

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Beyond Inclusion and Support: Racial Equity in Learning Services

Jan 20, 2023 9:00AM—11:00AM

Virtual

Together we will create space for conversations about leveraging our roles and positionalities to advance equity in our school practices, procedures, and systems. Participants will tap into their foundational strengths and navigate their emotions as they tackle racial challenges and seek to center equity within learning services.

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Women + Leadership (Northern California)

Jan 20, 2023 9:00AM—4:30PM

Gondola Room at Lake Chalet in Oakland, CA

Join the California Teacher Development Collaborative at the 13th annual Women + Leadership Conference! This one-day event provides inspiration and support for equity-centered women educators in navigating their professional journeys with purpose.

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