Archived Webinars
 
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Archived webinars include:
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Educational Equity: What's it all About?
Recording DateNovember 27, 2012 - 3:30 pm
Session Goals
This introductory webinar addresses fundamental topics in educational equity. Participant objectives are to be able to: 
  • Articulate a strong rationale for advancing educational equity in your local setting;
  • Explain the relationship between equity and equality; and
  • Apply two or three strategies to begin to critically examine the extent to which your own practices promote equitable learning environments
 
 
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STEM Education Needs All Children: A Critical Examination of Equity Issues - Part I
Recording Date: May 9, 2013 - 3:30 pm, EST
Session Goals
 Part One of this two part series surfaces and addresses broad equity issues in STEM education, including:
  • Examining through an equity lens the relationship between K-12 STEM education and STEM-related careers;
  • Exploring equity issues in STEM education, including issues of access, representation, and rigor of STEM curricula and instruction for underserved populations; and
  • Critically examining systemic structures, policies, and practices that affect student participation in STEM-related courses and co-curricular activities 
 
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STEM Education Needs All Children: A Critical Examination of Equity Issues - Part II
Recording Date: May 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm, EST
Session Goals
 
Part Two of this two part series addresses equity implications in STEM curriculum and instruction, including:
  • Presenting a framework for guiding integration of culturally responsive instruction in STEM courses; and
  • Allowing participants an opportunity to identify specific strategies that reflect framework components 
 
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Equity in the Common Core Era: Considerations for Student and Professional Learning - Part I
Recording Date: January 14th, 4:00 pm EST
Session Goals
Part One of this two part series addresses broad equity issues in Common Core implementation, including:
  • Describing the current status of underserved students in relationship to schooling outcomes
  • Deconstructing the Common Core standards application documents
  • Articulating the rationale for inclusive learning environments
  • Discussing and applying principles of Peer-Mediated Learning (PML) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to standards-based learning within inclusive environments; and
  • Discussing the roles and responsibilities of teachers using PML and UDL in inclusive environments.
 
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Equity in the Common Core Era: Considerations for Student and Professional Learning - Part II
Recording Date: January 31, 2014
Session Goals
Part two of this two-part series addresses broad equity issues in Common Core implementation, including
  • Identifying key considerations for the visioning process during the initiation of Common Core
  • Describing major components in a theory of change
  • Identifying basic elements of effective professional learning
  • Expanding conceptualization of professional learning to include notions of culturally responsive and inclusive ideologies; and
  • Identifying the definition, characteristics, and rationale for establishing professional learning communities during the Common Core Era. 
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Civil Rights: An Examination of Critical Issues
Recording Date: November 20, 2014
Session Goals
This webinar provides an overview of civil rights legislation and examines the implications for school practices. Action steps are presented to advance equitable practices.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to
  • Examine issues related to Title VI, Section 504 and Title II.
  • Better understand and address the disparities that exist for students of color and students with disabilities.
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Civil Rights: Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools 
Recording Date:  February 25, 2015
Session Goals
This webinar examines safe and inclusive practices that address equity issues occuring in schools today.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to
  • Examine the four components of safe and inclusive schools.
  • Critically reflect on cultivating safe and inclusive school environments through policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Discuss practices to facilitate the cultivation of safe and inclusive school environments. 
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Civil Rights: Critically Using Social Emotional Learning in Schools 
Recording Date: April 29, 2015
Session Goals
This webinar examines safe and inclusive practices that address equity issues occuring in schools today.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to
  • Understand equity considerations in implementing Social and Emotional Learning;
  • Identify evidence based program components for implementing effective Social and Emotional Learning strategies; and
  • Implement practices to facilitate the cultivation of safe and inclusive school environments. 
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Civil Rights: Planning for Alternatives to Zero Tolerance Policies 
Recording Date: August 26, 2015
Session Goals
This webinar examines the history and impact of Zero Tolerance policies in US schools, and offers features and resources for planning for more positive approaches to school discipline.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to:
  • Recall the historical roots of zero tolerance policies and their impact on US public schools.
  • Summarize key features of systems engaged in positive approaches to school discipline; and
  • Locate resources and strategies that support planning for alternatives to Zero Tolerance approaches to school discipline.
  
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Centering Equity in Educator Effectiveness: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Classrooms
Recording Date: November 18, 2015
Session Goals
This webinar examines how practitioners can implement culturaly responsive and sustaining practices (CRSP) to achieve student outcomes via: 1) academic achievement, 2) cultural competency and 3) critical consciousness within a standard-based and high accountability culture.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to:
  • Explore key characteristics of culturally responsive and sustaining practices;
  • Discuss the importance of utilizing culturally responsive and sustaining practices in classrooms supportive of all students;
  • Examine the qualities of culturally responsive and sustaining classrooms; and
  • Identify Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices in an example classroom lesson. 
  
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Virtual Roundtable: How to Support LGBTQ Students, with Dr. Mollie Blackburn
Recording Date: March 03, 2016
Session Goals
The roundtable discussions are intended to provide participants with the opportunity to talk with and ask questions to a subject matter expert related to a targeted equity issue. In this first roundtable discussion, Dr. Blackburn provided guidance and feedback to participants about how to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students.
 
Topics addressed included: 
 
  • Establishing Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) in schools;
  • Building parent and ally support for LGBTQ students;
  • Use of preferred names and gender pronouns for trans* students; and
  • Recommended books, resources, and materials for the classroom 
 
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Utilizing Critical Literacy Strategies in Mathematics Instruction
Recording Date: May 18, 2016
Session Goals
In this webinar approaches to cultivating critical mathematics literacy in classroom instruction are discussed. Specifically, this session focuses on, 1) how educators can ensure that mathematics instruction is inclusive of the cultural histories and community practices of ALL students, with emphasis on students from historically under-represented communities, and 2) how to position students to identify as math doers, and use mathematics literacy for social change.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to:
  • Identify characteristics of critical mathematic literacy instruction;
  • Explain at least two major implications of the current Standards movement on mathematics instruction;
  • Articulate the importance of supporting traditionally under-represented students in developing positive math identities; and
  • Describe (and enact) at least one instructional approach/strategy that promotes critical literacy skills in mathematics.

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Encore: Utilizing Critical Literacy Strategies in Mathematics Instruction
Recording Date: September 6, 2016
Session Goals
In this webinar approaches to cultivating critical mathematics literacy in classroom instruction are discussed. Specifically, this session focuses on, 1) how educators can ensure that mathematics instruction is inclusive of the cultural histories and community practices of ALL students, with emphasis on students from historically under-represented communities, and 2) how to position students to identify as math doers, and use mathematics literacy for social change.
 
Participant objectives are to be able to:
  • Identify characteristics of critical mathematic literacy instruction;
  • Explain at least two major implications of the current Standards movement on mathematics instruction;
  • Articulate the importance of supporting traditionally under-represented students in developing positive math identities; and
  • Describe (and enact) at least one instructional approach/strategy that promotes critical literacy skills in mathematics.

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Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center Introductory Webinar
Recording Date: January 17, 2017 
Session Goals
In this webinar the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistnace Center team introduce the new Region III Equity Assistance Center and provide an overview of the supports, resources, and services offered by the MAP Center to its region. 
 
Participant objectives are to be able to:
  • Understand what Equity Assistance Centers are, how they are funded and what they do;
  • Describe who the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center serves and what services it offers; and
  • Recognize the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center's brand.

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Understanding and Redressing Intersecting Oppressions of Racism, Sexism and Classism
Recording Date: February 17, 2017
 
Session Goals
In this webinar concepts related to identy, positionality, and intersectionality are defined and unpacked. Extending these constructs, the webinar addresses how intersecting oppressions play out for various student groups, and provides strategies for engaging in conversations about race, class, and sex without erasing or privileging one identity over another. 
 
Participant objectives:
 
  • Develop an understanding of their own personal identities;
  • Recognize how power and privilege are deeply connected to identity;
  • Reflect on positionality as it pertains to multiple identities;
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of intersectionality; an
  • Idenitfy approaches to recognize and value intersectionality in the classroom.

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Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools for Muslim Students
Recording Date: March 27, 2017
 
Session Goals
This virtual roundtable discussions provide participants with the opportunity to talk with and ask questions to a subject matter expert related to a targeted equity issue. In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, Associate Professor University of Minnesota will discuss the importance of creating learning environments that are responsive to religious diversity. He will provide guidance and answer participants’ questions related to considerations and practices for effectively supporting Muslim students in school spaces. 
 
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information related to:
 
  •  The diverse and varied lived experiences Muslim students
  • Assumptions and biases that lead to religious stereotyping and discrimination
  •  Specific ways educators can be responsive to the needs of Muslim students in their school communities
  •  Recommended books and resources

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