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. Legal Issues Around the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Guidelines for Your K-12 School
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    Legal Issues Around the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Guidelines for Your K-12 School
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, August 23, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to appropriately respond to NIL issues in your school. You will learn the current NCAA rules, related legal issues, and how legislation could affect high school students.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do new NIL rules affect high school student-athletes?
    • What role should schools play in NIL compensation?
    • What impact could new NCAA rules have on your school?
    • Should you begin to incorporate NIL issues in your athletics policies?
    • How do the NCAA guidelines affect recruiting of K-12 students?
    • What legal pitfalls should you avoid?
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    Legal Issues Around the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Guidelines for Your K-12 School
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $129.00
  2. How To Teach About The Holocaust In The Age Of Disinformation
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    How To Teach About The Holocaust In The Age Of Disinformation
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 29, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Internationally recognized educator Frank W. Baker will showcase a new education website and graphic novel designed to overcome disinformation and help teach this complex subject. You will learn which information is critical and how to engage students to learn it.

    What You'll Learn

    • What Holocaust disinformation do students often read and hear?
    • Why has this become a big issue now, prompting a 2022 UN resolution?
    • What misconceptions abound today?
    • What do international surveys reveal students fail to understand?
    • What does media literacy mean?
    • Where can you find primary sources and personal narratives?
    • How can you engage students to learn about the Holocaust?
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    How To Teach About The Holocaust In The Age Of Disinformation
    Monday, August 29, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Frank Baker
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  3. How To Observe Teachers Without Bias
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    How To Observe Teachers Without Bias
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, November 1, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will show you how bias affects teacher observations, feedback, and evaluations. You will learn how to measure instruction equitably.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you observe teaching and give accurate teacher feedback?
    • How is your view of instructional practices distorted?
    • Why does bias lead to lower test scores and affect marginalized students?
    • What specific steps can you take to remove bias from the evaluation process?
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    How To Observe Teachers Without Bias
    Tuesday, November 1, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
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  4. How To Stop Racial Microaggressions At School
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    How To Stop Racial Microaggressions At School
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, November 8, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will show you how to identify and combat microaggressions at your school. You will learn how to lead your colleagues in creating a welcoming space for students to learn and thrive.

    What You'll Learn

    • When does treating students as racial group members help them?
    • When does it harm them?
    • Why do teachers call students in instead of calling them out?
    • How can you create an awareness of implicit bias among your students?
    • What steps can you take to eliminate microaggressions at school?
    • How can you build a culture of openness where people learn from mistakes?
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    How To Stop Racial Microaggressions At School
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
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  5. How to Make School Safer for LGBTQ+ Students
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    How to Make School Safer for LGBTQ+ Students

    Kim Brady will share stories of her coming out as a teenager over 30 years ago and explain how being an open lesbian has helped her carve out a space of belonging personally and professionally. She will convey case studies and provide tools you can use to create a safe space for students, families, and colleagues.

    Topics Covered:

    • What is the collective history of LGBTQ+ people? Who are they?
    • What stories have you been taught about your sexual identity and experiences?
    • What do case studies reveal about LGBTQ+ individuals in schools?
    • How can you apply case study insights to make lasting change?
    • What can you do about bullying, harassment, and name-calling behaviors?
    • What would a case study about your school show?
  6. How To Be Anti-Racist At Work
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    How To Be Anti-Racist At Work

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will show you how to dismantle inequity and promote everyday anti-racism.

    What You'll Learn

    • When does treating people as racial group members help them?
    • When does it harm them?
    • Which acts counteract racial inequality?
    • What does everyday anti-racism require?
    • How do you distort people’s experiences, thoughts, and abilities?
    • What specific steps can you take to be an anti-racist at work?
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    How To Be Anti-Racist At Work
    Michael Lowe
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  7. How To Teach The History Of Juneteenth
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    How To Teach The History Of Juneteenth

    Award-winning educator Rodney D. Pierce will teach you how to dig deep into this historic celebration by connecting the past to the present. You will learn how to enlighten students to embrace Juneteenth, mark it as another celebration of independence for American citizens, and discover the ongoing impact this day should have on the future.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the significance of Juneteenth?
    • How is Juneteenth commemorated or remembered in the state of Texas?
    • How do anti-Critical Race Theory bills affect the teaching of Juneteenth?
    • What lessons in American history can you use in your classroom?
    • How can you gauge the temperature of your school community?
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    How To Teach The History Of Juneteenth
    Rodney Pierce
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  8. How To Support Transgender Students At School
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    How To Support Transgender Students At School

    Seasoned educator and transgender man TJ Huberg will walk you through how you can model and encourage equal treatment of transgender youth on your campus.

    What You'll Learn

    • What exactly does transgender mean?
    • What laws protect transgender youth?
    • What is a “bathroom bill”?
    • What do statistics show about transgender youth and mental health?
    • How can you support a transgender student?
    • How can you be an advocate for a transgender student around others?
    • How can you provide a safe space on campus for transgender youth?
    • What administrative dos and don’ts should you follow?
  9. How To Avoid Racism Lawsuits At Your School
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    How To Avoid Racism Lawsuits At Your School

    Education lawyer Rick Verstegen will discuss important issues related to race discrimination involving students. You will learn how to address reports of racial harassment, including the steps you must take during the investigation and decision-making process.

    What You'll Learn

    • What laws cover race discrimination?
    • How should you respond to reports of racial discrimination?
    • What interim steps should you take before conducting an investigation?
    • What are the proper steps for an investigation?
    • What common issues do school officials face?
    • How does race relate to First Amendment and student records concerns?
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    How To Avoid Racism Lawsuits At Your School
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $129.00
  10. How To Help Non-Binary And Trans Students
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    How To Help Non-Binary And Trans Students

    Non-binary educator and activist Marielle Burt will share their experiences discussing gender identity with students and detail steps you can take to create affirming classrooms. Teachers, school leaders, and curriculum designers will learn how to support inclusivity.

    What You'll Learn

    • What challenges do non-binary and trans students face in the classroom?
    • How can you build supportive classrooms and schools?
    • How can you check your gender biases as a teacher?
    • How should you discuss chosen names and pronouns with students?
    • What does an inclusive, intersectional curriculum include?
    • How should you interact with families of LGBTQ students?
    • How can school leaders help non-binary and trans students?
    • Where can you find helpful resources?
  11. Transgender 101 For The Workplace
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    Transgender 101 For The Workplace

    Internationally sought-after transgender inclusion expert Dr. A.C. Fowlkes will share insights into the perspectives of your transgender coworkers. You will learn how to use names and pronouns correctly while avoiding making false assumptions about these valuable members of your team.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the difference between sex assigned at birth and the gender binary?
    • What’s the difference between transgender and nonbinary?
    • Why are gender pronouns important?
    • When do trans people realize something is different?
    • What percentage of trans people are “stealth”?
    • How are trans people treated in the workplace?
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    Transgender 101 For The Workplace
    A.C. Fowlkes
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  12. How To Teach About Racism Legally
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    How To Teach About Racism Legally

    Award-winning educator Rodney D. Pierce will teach you how to instruct students with equitable content while navigating this political minefield in the classroom. You will learn from his challenges as an unapologetic Black male history teacher in the rural South.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is critical race theory? What is its history?
    • How was critical race theory turned into an education boogeyman?
    • What does culturally responsive teaching (another CRT) entail?
    • How do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory differ?
    • What specific resources can you use to supplement your instruction?
    • What American history lessons can you use to gauge the temperature of your school community?

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