RISE UP! 8 Big Ideas for Honoring the Vibrant Diversity of Students

07/21/2021 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

If society has learned one lesson during the pandemic, it is that schools are not just places for learning—they are a core source for the academic, mental, social, and emotional wellbeing of students within a community ecosystem.

Just as a rainbow rises after a storm, today represents a step into a bold and vibrant future for K-12 education. The unprecedented global pandemic in concert with a racial reckoning in the United States has sown the seeds for a harvest of ideas and innovations designed to embrace our students as their whole selves.

As a coalition of leaders of color representing school districts, charter networks and organizations across the country, we offer The New Dawn: An Action Agenda Honoring the Vibrant Diversity of Students as a national blueprint to school systems, leaders, and teachers for collaborating with communities to transform systems and practice.

Join this edWebinar as we share how leaders, schools and teachers are reimagining teaching and learning policies, systems and practices centered in the diversity of our 55+ million students who embody an array of experiences, identities, cultures, and languages—recognizing that each student must be seen and valued in every dimension of learning.

The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with a deep dive into the RISE UP Action Agenda: Honoring the Vibrant Diversity of Students and share tools to spark new ideas for effectively supporting the needs of a diverse student population. Attendees will:
Learn about the 8 Big Ideas for effectively supporting the needs of a diverse student population
Learn about frameworks, practices, programs, and tools aligned to the Big Ideas
See examples of practices and tools in action

Attendees will be provided with a brief overview of the Action Agenda, a deep dive of the 8 Big Ideas, and offered frameworks, practices, programs, and tools that leaders and teachers can utilize as we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. Come away with new ideas and tangible tools and solutions for supporting students as you prepare for the new school year.

This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, school and district leaders, and charter networks. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.