Student Experience Panels
We continue to elevate student voice and engage with their experience in school through listening.
LGBTQIA+ Student Panel
Cultivating Genius Framework
This three-part series will explore Gholdy Muhammad’s Historically Responsive Literacy framework (Identity, Skills, Intellect, and Criticality) and support teachers to design culturally and linguistically responsive grade-span, content-area literacy units and lessons.
Feb. 16, 17, and 24 from 3 to 4 p.m.
At-Promise and Pushed Out
This three-part professional learning series will explore how educators and school staff members can create the conditions and environment necessary to support our most vulnerable students. Black students are suspended at higher rates nationally and locally, same with Latinx and American Indian students. The rates increase further if the student also has a disability. Data from SDCOE Juvenile Court and Community Schools, as well as lessons from experts and researchers, will be used to give educators tools and actionable ways to pull in our most vulnerable students and help them feel valued and connected.
March 4, 10, and 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (March 11 will go until 5 p.m.)
Planting the Seeds of Equity in K-2 Classrooms
This two-part series will explore Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath's book, Planting the Seeds of Equity, and support K-2 teachers to design culturally and linguistically responsive units and lessons.
March 10 and 17, from 3 to 4 p.m.
An Anti-Racist Approach: Leveraging Social and Emotional Learning for Improved Student Outcomes
This three-part series explores teacher identity, what it means to leverage social and emotional learning as an anti-racist teacher, and how it can help create an assets-based classroom culture where students are valued for their unique strengths.
March 31 through April 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Lesson Planning for ELA/ELD Middle and High School Teachers
This two-part series will explore Carlin Borsheim-Black's book, Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students, to support 6-12 grade ELA/ELD teachers to design culturally and linguistically responsive units and lessons.
May 6 and 7, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Social Justice Collaborative: Ethnic Studies K-12 Curriculum
Monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. to understand, design, and collaborate on social justice K-12 curriculum. Register here.
- March 3
- April 21
- May 5
- June 2
Allyship to Accomplice
The sustainability of long term equity work that is necessary to truly change conditions for our students, requires a network of allies that are willing to learn about themselves and their craft, a space to support each other, push each other and create an affinity group of willing educators that will create a system of support for each other in service of our students.
Learning Sessions will be centered on the three aspects that weave into our capacity to hold and engage in equity work:
Our Identity- What do I understand about my own identity and how students may experience me?
Our Mindset- What is my own mindset and assumptions about my students’ ability?
Our Skillset-What skills do I have, and which do I need to meet the various needs of students?
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Black Voice Series
As we strive to listen and understand each other and our experiences, SDCOE in partnership with the Association of African American Educators and SDSU has invited Black educators to share their experience in our education system. This is a one-hour, free learning opportunity.
- Dr. Regina Brandon, SDSU
- Thekima Mayasa, Mesa College
- Dr. Makeba Jones, UCSD
- Yolanda Collier, JCCS
- Debra Maxie, Counselor/Administrator
- Tamara Allen, Administrator
- Dr. Mark Jeffers, High School Teacher
- Nelika-Fai Watson, High School teacher
- Christine Wooding, Elementary Teacher
Full bios can be found
We continue to elevate student voice and engage with their experience in school through listening. All student panels will be on our YouTube playlist.
Middle East North Africa Student Experience Panel
The Middle East North Africa Student Experience Panel was held on February 10th. Click here to view the video.
American Indian Student Experience Panel
The American Indian Student Experience Panel was held on November 18. Click
here to view the video.
Latinx Student Experience Panel
The Latinx Student Experience Panel was held on October 28.
here to view the video
Asian Student Experience Panel
The Asian Student Experience Panel was held on September 30.
Click here to view the video
Black Student Panel: Young, Gifted and Black
here to view the video.
Learning Session Slides
Black Leadership Panel
The Black Leadership Panel with San Diego County educational leaders took place on July 21, 2020. Guests discussed the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community and the impact this is having on our educational systems. Topics of discussion also included the current civil rights movement and proactive measures to both address and support our students and communities.
- Dr. Shirley Weber, Assembly Member California District 79
- Dr. Joi Spencer, Interim Dean/Professor, University of San Diego
- Dr. Cynthia Larkin, Principal Morse High School, San Diego Unified School District
- Dr. Joseph Johnson, Executive Director, National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST)
- Timothy Shaw, Board Member, Lemon Grove School District
Latinx Leadership Panel
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold and several local Latinx leaders discuss how they are proactively addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Latinx community. Learn about what they are doing in their leadership roles and how we might join them in their work on behalf of students. This event took place on June 8, 2020.
- Corinna Contreras, Member, Vista City Council
- Armando Farías, President, Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education
- Dr. Carmen García, Superintendent, San Marcos Unified School District
- Cipriano Vargas, Member, Vista Unified School District Board of Education
- Lou Barrios, Member, South Bay Union School District Board of Trustees
View a recording of the webinar here
English Transcript | Spanish Transcript
Knowledge is Power - Equity Considerations in the Age of COVID
The purpose of these learning sessions is to provide research-based information that will invoke reflective and provocative thought on public ed MID and POST Pandemic. Short Segments of research and reflection to help guide our collective thinking. The sessions are short, 15 minute Webinar segments.
- Session 1: Trauma and Human Development: Understanding Bronfrenbrenner and Eco Systems
- Session 2: Understanding Disruption: Conducting Empathy Interviews with our families.
- Session 3: Disproportionality in the Age of COVID-19: Proactively understanding the community we serve.
- Session 4: Designing to Design- As Educators work on re-entry, re-design, how are we creating healthy spaces for us to do so
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