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2020-21 School Year
Agents of Equity Series

Join fellow educators for the continuation of our professional learning series centered on equity and school culture! The Agents of Equity series continues to provide your school and leadership personnel with the resources to help ensure that all students receive the equitable instruction they need to thrive.

Participants can attend any or all of the sessions offered. Consider sending a team to the entire series as a way to create “agents of equity” and build capacity within schools and districts.

All CCIU professional learning opportunities listed below will be held virtually. 
All Students Must Thrive
with Dr. Tyrone Howard
Facilitator: Dr. Tyrone Howard
Thursday, October 22, 2020
            Thursday, January 28, 2021
            Thursday, March 25, 2021

Esteemed educational leader and author, Dr. Tyrone Howard, will share his insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners. 
He will provide strategies for reaching disengaged students and ensuring that learners feel cared for, empowered and inspired to be their best. 

Based on Dr. Howard's critically acclaimed book All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness. 
Social Justice Standards:
A Framework for Anti-Bias Education 
Facilitator: Megan Fuciarelli
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

During this session, experienced educator and administrator, Megan Fuciarelli, will dive into the Social Justice Standards from Teaching Tolerance.  
Divided into four domains—identity, diversity, justice and action (IDJA)—the Standards recognize that, in today's diverse classrooms, students need knowledge and skills related to both prejudice reduction and collective action. Together, these domains represent a continuum of engagement in anti-bias, multicultural and social justice education. 
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) through
a Diversity and Equity Lens
Facilitators: Krista Leh & 
                     Thom Stecher
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This highly interactive program will explore the five competencies of SEL: 
  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Self-Management
  3. Social Awareness
  4. Relationship Skills
  5. Responsible Decision Making 
Each of these competencies will be examined through a diversity and equity lens and will be presented in a fully engaging process that will allow for implementation in school environments.
Trauma-Informed Interventions
Integrated in the Classrooms
Facilitator: Brian McGinley, LSW
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Brian McGinley will lead this interactive session focused on the impact of trauma on students and how this manifests behaviorally and academically in the school and classroom.
He will address classroom behaviors related to fight, flight or freeze through a brain-based and a trauma-informed lens, which will be utilized to move to a practical application of the information.
Belonging and Sociocultural Identities
in Schools (BASIS) Workshop
Facilitator: Cyndi Boyd & Cindi Sternfeld
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The importance of school belonging and its relationship to supporting individuals' sociocultural identities (SCIs) (i.e. disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual identities) is at the foundation of BASIS. 
Participants will receive training in the BASIS Planning Model and be able to successfully implement applied intervention and prevention programs to address school belonging and SCIs throughout their school or district. 
For questions or more information, contact Mary Driscoll at or 484-237-5137.  
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