Increasing and sustaining the systemic capacity of our educational system to improve outcomes for all students, regardless of race, gender, religion, or national origin, can sometimes seem like an insurmountable goal, and yet real progress is being made. In this webinar series, we'll hear from administrators, educators and parents who are using creative approaches to achieve more equitable and culturally responsive family, school and community engagement, both at the systems level and in their day-to-day work. Join us for our three-part series:
1. 9/30, 3-4:30 pm ET: Using an Equity Lens to Enact Systemic Change
In our first session, Michelle Nutter, Senior Equity Consultant, Center for Education Equity @ MAEC, will discuss her use of an "equity audit" to conduct a systemic equity and policy review to identify areas for change. Then Daman Harris, Principal at Wheaton Woods ES, will share his story of being unwilling to let this past summer of social unrest become yet another period in our history of "faded outrage." Instead, he decided worked to combat racism where he knew change could be sustained, in his own school.
2. 10/7, 3-4:30 pm ET: Engaging Immigrant Families
Katherine Ratliffe and Angela Matian from Hawaii's Statewide Family Engagement Center, will share their work engaging Micronesian families and their online family engagement learning modules. Then Laura Gardner, Founder of Immigrant Connections, will present effective strategies to engage immigrant families developed during her 20 years in education, refugee resettlement, and social work.
3. 10/21, 3-4:30 pm ET: Parent Advocacy for Equitable Policy and Practice
In our final session, we'll hold a panel discussion with parent leaders in which they'll discuss their advocacy work.
Bianca Scott, NAFSCE Board Member, NAFSCE PFLC Chair
Zully Rodriguez, Community Activist, Parent Facilitator, and PFLC Member
Sam Macer, 30-year child welfare and foster parent advocate and PTA champion