Skill Building Session - 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Continuing the Conversation
Presenter: Dr. Bryant Marks
Skill Building Sessions - 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Workshop name: Discussing Race in Mostly White, Rural Schools
Presenter: Anneke Radin-Snaith and Nicole Green
How do we have conversations about race in rural, mostly white, schools? How do we talk about race when there are students in the room who still fly a confederate flag? What do we do when we encounter the defensiveness that Robin DiAngelo terms “white fragility”? Join us for a conversation focused on how, when, and why we discuss race in our classrooms. *Disclaimer: This is meant to be a genuine conversation as we do not have the answers!
The Power of Community Circles
Presenter: Lisa Brockhuizen, W-FL BOCES
Educators will gain a deeper knowledge of the power of the community circle and how it strengthens relationships, reinforces Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and builds equity in the classroom. Circles will be explored and practiced in the session.
Digital Resources for All!
Presenter: Ryan Ayers, W-FL BOCES
In this workshop, participants will learn about digital resources available through NYSED and W-FL BOCES School Library System that help support learning for all types of students. Participants will be given hands-on time to engage in technology resources appropriate to their content areas.
Promoting Student-Centered Learning Environments with the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
Presenter: Shawnna Sweet, Mid-West RBERN
The New York State Department of Education’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. This session will offer an introduction to the four principles of the CR-S framework and discuss the guidelines for various stakeholder groups.