As students and families re-enter schools, it is crucial to establish collaboration between teachers and families. This requires new approaches that address racial inequalities, while focusing on racial equity and the collective trauma of the pandemic. This session will share strategies for partnering with families, building equity focused school communities, and creating strong alliances with families.

October 20
Online

Family support is a large part of a special educator’s role, but the shift to online learning has made this incredibly difficult. This webinar will cover ways of supporting families during COVID-19 and with the shift to distanced learning.

Online

Teaching students to apply critical thinking skills to the media they regularly consume and produce must be considered an essential part of a 21st century education. Join Frank Baker, internationally known media literacy educator, for this special summer course (virtual) offering. Course participants will learn strategies for incorporating media literacy into every subject and discipline addressed in K-12 classrooms.

June 23 to August 18
Online

After the tumultuous 2020-2021 school year, many teachers are wondering what mathematical knowledge and experiences their students will bring in fall. Despite concerns about “learning loss,” we know that all children bring important social, linguistic, cultural, and mathematical knowledge to their work in the math classroom. So, what do our students know and what is next on the horizon for them? This three-session course, designed for educators working with grades 2-5, provides practical guidance for teachers seeking to take an asset-based approach to formative assessment.

August 3 to August 17
Online

After the tumultuous 2020-2021 school year, many teachers are wondering what mathematical knowledge and experiences their students will bring in fall. Despite concerns about “learning loss,” we know that all children bring important social, linguistic, cultural, and mathematical knowledge to their work in the math classroom. So, what do our students know and what is next on the horizon for them? This three-session course, designed for PreK-1 educators, provides practical guidance for teachers seeking to take an asset-based approach to formative assessment.

August 3 to August 17
Online

The FLDC Codesigning Educational Justice Institute is a 2-day engagement to support systems-based formal leaders and family/community leaders of color in collaborating together in justice-based systems change. We will take up solidarity-driven codesign as a collective practice to reimagine education this summer and into next fall.

June 30 to July 1
Online

Music is a deep expression of oneself; one of the first methods of freedom for African Americans was music/voice. What is the siren call of the Black femme? What can she teach us about our students and ourselves? Come explore the ways in which institutions perpetuate the censorship of the celestial beings named Black girls, and what educators can do about it. Because it's a pandemic and we all could use some genius, inspiration, and vision we will be using musical selections from Black femmes throughout American history as our map.

May 11
Online

We are collectively working towards returning to a new normal in schools, one that centers BIPOC students and families in both policies and practices. In this webinar, Sarah Diem and Anjalé Welton, authors of the new book Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy will engage in conversation with the school leaders from Hazel Valley Elementary School, Casey Jeannot and Tamasha Emedi, to discuss what it looks like to both research and engage in anti-racist leadership practices, how they confront resistance, and their visions for the future. 

April 23
Online

Join us for the launch and celebration of Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education Between Mothers and Their Children by Timothy San Pedro in partnership with College of Education doctoral student Alayna Eagle Shield, Micheal Munson, Faith Price, Tara Ramos and Kristina Lucero and their families.

April 22
Online