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February 6 - 8, 2023
Virtual

EL Education: We Are Crew

In EL Education schools, Crew is both a structure and a culture. Join this professional learning experience to discover:
–How Crew is an engine that drives equitable outcomes for all students.
–How to implement the structure of Crew to cultivate a culture of Crew-centered on belonging, purpose and agency- among staff and students alike.

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February 9, 2023 11:00 am CST
Virtual

Success Bound Info Session

Interested in Learning More About Success Bound? Sign up for a Success Bound info session! Come learn about the variety of tools and resources available to help get the Success Bound program started at your school!

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February 22, 2023 6:00 - 8:00 pm EST
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: Trauma Informed Practice and Adult Wellness

As educators, we care for students and the varied needs that they each present. Our ability to care for others is affected by the ways we are able to care for ourselves. Especially at a time where there is collective trauma that may present and be experienced differently by members of a community, it is essential that we have the skills and language to understand and respond to these needs. Particiapnts will examine how our own trauma/impact of this time shapes how we are responding to or thinking about kids/families and how we think about the teachers/school leaders we serve with the support of tools and space for connection and reflection. All participants will leave with tools for continued reflection and application to practice.

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February 27, 2023 - March 1, 2023
In-person

EL Education: Learning Expeditions and Expeditionizing Modules

Whether you’re creating a standards-based expedition from scratch or leveraging the EL Education ELA modules as a starting point, this institute in Tucson, AZ will support you in deepening the equitable learning adventures of your students.
Register by February 13

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March 6, 2023
In-person

Compass Circle Tour

Circle is the heart of the Compass model. In addition to observing student Compass Circles, visitors will learn about the foundational components of Valor’s Compass model through an introductory session, experience the supportive framework the Compass offers to educators by personally completing a leadership badge, and practice vulnerable leadership through sharing individual reflections in a facilitated experiential adult Compass Circle. Visitors will also hear from school leaders + teachers about their own experience implementing and engaging in the Compass model in a facilitated Q+A.

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March 6, 2023 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: Understanding my Biases and Helping my Kids Understand Theirs

One of the most harmful things we can do is allow implicit biases to go unnoticed and unaddressed. Everyone holds implicit biases, they develop over time. But they can also be interrogated and addressed as we work towards creating more awareness and understanding. Implicit biases form as a result of stereotypes. How do we understand how biases form in ourselves and impact how we navigate this world? How do we talk to our children about these stereotypes? In this workshop, the facilitators will support conversations around stereotypes and ways in which this can be addressed with kids.

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March 9, 2023 11:00 am CST
Virtual

Success Bound Info Session

Interested in Learning More About Success Bound? Sign up for a Success Bound info session! Come learn about the variety of tools and resources available to help get the Success Bound program started at your school!

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March 13, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
In-person and virtual options

AIM Research to Practice Symposium

Join us in 2023 for our 11th Annual Research to Practice Symposium, “Why is Reading Comprehension So Difficult to Comprehend?” Presenters include Dr. Laurie Cutting, Dr. Hugh Catts, Dr. Amy Elleman, Dr. Tiffany Hogan, and Dr. Lakeisha Johnson.

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March 20, 2023 6:00 - 7:30 pm EDT
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: Preparing for the Unexpected–Addressing Racist and Bias Remarks

In addition to having planned conversations with your child, moments that provide an opportunity to discuss racism and bias arise when we aren’t expecting it, and we must say something. This workshop will focus on speaking up in the moment when racist and biased incidents occur. Through the use of scenarios, participants will have a chance to think through their responses and learn a number of sentence starters as options for support in speaking up in the moment. Thinking through and practicing what we might say in these moments can help build our confidence for when these opportunities do arise.

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April 6, 2023 6:00 - 8:00 pm EDT
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: Engaging Families in Schools–Innovative Approaches to Community Building

One of the most important stakeholders in a diverse school community are families. In this workshop, we’ll share a new approach to family programming that pushes us towards authentic relationship building. We will discuss the key elements needed for successful community programming and elements of careful program planning, particularly in diverse school environments. Participants will leave with an opportunity to think about how this presentation has a direct impact on their practice and will consider next steps in continuing to build their vibrant school communities. This workshop is for engaged parents, classroom teachers, school leaders, policy makers, learning specialists and other staff who would like to support applying the framework to building a connected and involved community for families.

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April 11, 2023 6:00 - 8:00 pm EDT
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: Speaking Up in the Moment–Role Playing Against Microaggression

Speaking up in the moment against implicit biases, racist comments or actions, and microaggressions can be difficult. Gaining comfort to meaningfully respond and address these moments requires practice, empathy, and deep understanding. In this workshop, we will work together to name what is problematic, identify impact, and lay the groundwork for change. We will share an approach, internal reflections, and sentence starters to support speaking up when something doesn’t sit right, and create theatre to provide a structured way to practice speaking up in the moment, to reflect together, collaborate and try again. This is a learning community, an interactive workshop, designed to help participants gain practice and comfort in addressing those moments where we may feel or observe implicit biases, racist comments or actions, and microaggressions.

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April 13, 2023 11:00 am CDT
Virtual

Success Bound Info Session

Interested in Learning More About Success Bound? Sign up for a Success Bound info session! Come learn about the variety of tools and resources available to help get the Success Bound program started at your school!

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April 17, 2023 12:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: It’s Never Too Soon–Talking About Race, Power and Identity

So often we are asked, aren’t they too young to talk about their identities, particularly race, power, and gender in early elementary school? What we have found is that K-2nd grade students are not only open to these conversations, but that, when addressed at a young age, they are able to continue these conversations as they get older and have a deeper understanding of how their identities impact their experiences. In this workshop we will look at how an anti-bias lens allows for these conversations to be embedded into every day lessons and conversations. Participants will learn from sample lessons that address these issues and have an opportunity to think about the implication in their own lessons, units, and/or read alouds.

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April 18 - 21, 2023
In-person

Place Network Spring Conference

Schools interested in becoming a partner in the Place Network are invited to send representatives to attend the Place Network Spring Conference at Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus in Jackson, Wyoming. Early bird pricing available through February 17, 2023.
To register, contact Krista Hollis at krista.hollis@tetonscience.org

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April 25, 2023 6:00 - 7:30 pm EDT
Virtual

Roots ConnectED: Raising Anti-Racist White Kids

An important conversation that must start at a very young age, is one around privilege and power. Systems are set up to inherently give more power to one group of folks over the other. So how do you talk about this with your child in a way that your child can understand? How do you do this in a way that separates humans from systems while not negating the responsibility of the humans in that system? In this workshop, our presenters will be facilitating space for white parents to be advocates of raising anti-racist children through explicit every day conversations and leading by example.

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May 11, 2023 11:00 am CDT
Virtual

Success Bound Info Session

Interested in Learning More About Success Bound? Sign up for a Success Bound info session! Come learn about the variety of tools and resources available to help get the Success Bound program started at your school!

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June 26 - 28, 2023
In-person

CAPS Summer Huddle

Save the date ad plan to join us June 26-28 for the 2023 CAPS Summer Huddle in Utah! More details to come.

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August 1 - 3, 2023
Virtual

EL Education: Implementing Toward Impact–K-8 Language Arts Curriculum

EL Education is transforming literacy education with an acclaimed curriculum, proven professional development, and a suite of resources that empower teachers to master their greatest aspirations and build equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for all students. Join this professional learning experience to discover:
-How students can be engaged in meaningful work that fosters both rigor and joy in learning through the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum.
-How teachers and leaders can implement the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum towards impact in the form of equitable and excellent student outcomes across dimensions of achievement.

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