During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

Using inquiry-driven practices to identify the intersectionalities of Social-Emotional and Academic Development

Session 1
Andrew Gallagher, Julie Mchedlishvili

The nation’s largest school system has implemented a system-wide SEL Screener, that provides powerful data to all 1,700 schools. Central to this work, schools are expected to engage in inquiry-driven routines to reflect on how their practices support the ongoing development of students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.

Reclaiming Our Why

Session 3
Walter Brown, Kate Spence

Participants, after discussing the importance of staying connected to our purpose for remaining in the profession, will reflect on (and maybe rediscover) their why. We’ll culminate with the opportunity to create a short video exclaiming our “WHY”.

Community Representation Matters: Centering Students Through Centering Their Community in Staffing

Session 4
John Clemente, Maria Ventura, Glenn George

An SBC leader, staff member and student will engage the audience in reflecting if the children they serve see themselves in their staff members, what are the benefits of community representation in staff hiring, and discuss what hiring practices can be implemented in order to create a school community reflective of the broader community.

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