Below are upcoming and previous PD events we have hosted. Recordings of each session will be uploaded here.
Smart Tech Use for Equity Series (2021)
Designed to sustain and inform educators after a year of teaching remotely. Seven San Diego educators shared their “ahas” about using classroom tech with equity in mind. Hosted by Schooltalking and the San Diego Area Writing Project.
August 24, 2021 – Building Community: Safe Spaces Across All Learning Environments
Featured Educator: Melissa Rains, Castle Park Middle School, Sweetwater Union High School District, 8th Grade Science
Link to video: https://youtu.be/cna7djgS5M4
August 31, 2021 – Rethinking Classroom Discussion: Creating Space for Equitable Student Voice
Featured Educator: Courtney Kleffman, Otay Ranch High School, Sweetwater Union High School District, English 9 & 10
Link to video: https://youtu.be/910wgJJaYhE
September 14, 2021 – Sparking Student Voice through Digital Storytelling
Featured Educator: Denise Maduli-Williams, San Diego Miramar College, English Language Acquisition and Basic English Composition
Link to video: https://youtu.be/0F4wjtjj62s
September 21, 2021 – Pandemic (and Beyond): Engagement and Assessment
Featured Educator: Joe Ferro, Patrick Henry High School, San Diego Unified School District, English 9 & 10
Link to video: https://youtu.be/lovBkYTIFqU
September 28, 2021 – Promoting Student Discourse for All Learners through Online Math Tools
Featured Educator: Valentyna Banner, San Diego Global Vision Academy, San Diego Unified School District, General Education TK-8
Link to video: https://youtu.be/HZrMj3WueB8
October 5, 2021 – #USvsHate: Social Justice in a Virtual Class
Featured Educator: Artemisa Perucho-Green, Valley Elementary, Poway Unified School District, 4th Grade
Link to video: https://youtu.be/b_6Gcy1x8QY
October 12, 2021 – Equity and Parent Engagement
Featured Educator: Janice Anderson, Johnson Elementary, San Diego Unified School District, 3rd Grade
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhb-P09FbZU
Supporting All of Us: Teaching against Hate, Bias, and Injustice through Accurate and Inclusive Teaching (2021)
Of course we’ll continue to discuss our society accurately and work to include all in our society as equally valuable! This 5-event series focused on accurate and inclusive teaching, with some key organizations supporting educators right now. Hosted by Schooltalking, #USvsHate, and The Conscious Kid.
August 25, 2021 – Setting Norms for a Welcoming Classroom Ready to Discuss our Society and Treat Others with Respect
Featured Organization: Facing History & Ourselves
Explore Facing History & Ourselves’ “Back to School Toolkit” and hear from experienced educators about approaches to laying the groundwork for open, supportive, and reflective classrooms where students can discuss our society with honesty and rigor.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/SsO7IkB3A8w
September 22, 2021 – Sharing Identities and Building Relationships
Featured Organization: “Where I’m From” poet George Ella Lyon and the National Writing Project
Join educators from around the country and the original poet herself, to explore this amazing poem and other activities to share complex identities and build relationship.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/OcGuRXf-sAQ
October 20, 2021 – Standing Up for Each Other
Featured Organization: Welcoming Schools
How do we create truly welcoming school climates that support all of us? Join Welcoming Schools and #USvsHate educators who are creating schools where everyone belongs.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAxElSBtpLM
November 17, 2021 – Teaching Facts to Counter Bias
Featured Organization: Schooltalking
No, it isn’t racist to pursue antiracism! Countering biases and ensuring necessary opportunity helps us all. Join educators pursuing equity across their school communities.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFK47YadF_s
December 8, 2021 – Teaching Truth to Support All of Us
Featured Organization: Center for Antiracist Education (CARE)
Join a conversation about texts and teaching that engage the realities of our society, past, and present.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXuMcuxBLPg