Skip to main content

Professional Learning and Events

Image of woman sitting in group at graduation ceremony

Upcoming Webinars

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Parent Webinar 

Small image of flyer with information of Learning Continuity EventThese sessions are designed to help parents provide feedback in their district or charter school's Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The plan replaces the Local Control and Accountability Plan this school year due to COVID-19. Parents and community members play an important role in the plan and this one-hour webinar will help them understand how the two plans are different, the requirements of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, and how to participate in the process. These two webinars are in partnership with NAACP San Diego. 

Sept. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Register Here

Sept. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Register Here

The parent webinar is also available in Spanish. 

Explicación del Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia

Small image of Spanish flyerLos padres y las personas interesadas de la comunidad son participantes importantes en el Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia de su distrito o escuela charter. Este nuevo proceso explica cómo se utilizarán los fondos para educar a todos los estudiantes durante la crisis de COVID-19 este año.

Obtenga más información sobre el nuevo Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia durante un seminario en línea de una hora.

Sept. 18 a las 4 p.m.

Register here

Diversify Your Syallabi

The new Diversity Your Syallabi series will explore how educators can cultivate cultural and linguistic pluralism in instructional design and practice. This three-part series honors the feedback we received from students, which was to see themselves represented and valued in the curriculum. We will be sharing best practices on social media using #DiversifyYourSyallabi and encourage you to connect using the hashtag too.

Sept. 23 and Oct. 7 and 8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

Register Here

Asian Student Panel

We continue to elevate student voice and engage with their experience in school through listening. Our next panel features Asian students and will be one hour. View a previous student panel on our YouTube playlist.

Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.

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.

Ethnic Studies Network

This network will support district leaders to understand, design, and implement ethnic studies classes and curriculum. Register to join the first meeting by clicking the date and time.

Upcoming Webinars From Our Partners

Cultural Competency: A Field of StudySmall image of Cultural Competency Event Flyer

SDSU's Global Campus is offering a series of Virtual Professional Development courses that address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Cultural Competency.  This foundation course will enhance participants' abilities to understand, evaluate, and provide culturally sensitive and competent services to members of diverse groups. This course gives participants the opportunity to reflect upon their own cultural development and to be more sensitive to others. Participants will engage in an experiential model of learning to include lecture, demonstration, case studies, and individual and small group interaction, to stimulate participants' engagement and practical learning. Course Dates: September 14 - November 6

Join us as we learn and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on student achievement, how to thoughtfully talk about race, equity and justice and our own identities in terms of race, gender, language, nationality, religion, culture, and class.
For more information and to register, please click on the flyer or visit

Past Webinars

Freedom Summer Series

Experience how to hold dialogue space for students and adults with the Black student panel: Young, Gifted and Black and then participate in a three-part series on designing restorative space, listening, and engaging students and adults. The learning session topics included: 

  1. Participate in a restorative dialogue and work through what you heard and your experience with the student panel.
  2. Explore what goes into designing space for restorative dialogue for adults and students by planning one together.
  3. Ask questions and engage in further exploration of what has emerged in the previous sessions.

Black Student Panel: Young, Gifted and Black - Click to watch now!

English Transcript

Learning Session Slides

Black Leadership Panel


The Black Leadership Panel with San Diego County educational leaders took place on July 21, 2020. Guests will be discussing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community and the impact this is having on our educational systems. Topics of discussion will also include the current civil rights movement and proactive measures to both address and support our students and communities. Join us in this important San Diego County dialogue. 

Panelists Include: 
  • 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

English Transcript

Black Student Experience Panel 


Experience how to hold dialogue space for students and adults with the Black Student Panel, and then participate in a three-part series on designing restorative space, listening, and engaging students and adults. This event took place on July 15, 2020.

  • Listen to students who attend San Diego County schools
  • Open to educators, administrators, students, parents, stakeholders, and community members
  • Participate in this practice of holding space for dialogue
  • Register on the link below 

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.

Panelists include:

  • 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.

Want to stay up-to-date with San Diego County Office of Education's Equity Department?

Sign up to connect through our Equity Department contacts list.

Return to the main Equity page