The 5th Annual DEI Summer Institute - July 15-18th


The Center for Professional Learning & Curriculum Support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Institute provides educators, administrators, and community leaders from 32 component districts in our region with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to create inclusive environments. Institute attendees will receive practical strategies for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into educational practices. The learning opportunities encourage dialogue and collaboration among educators and community stakeholders, empowering participants to enact meaningful change within their districts and communities.

 

 







DEI Institute Special Screening - The Right to Read

On July 18, the DEI Institute is proud to present "The Right to Read." The documentary shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. Watch the trailer here. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

To ensure this important film reaches as many people as possible, the screening is open to the general public who should register to attend here.

 

 

 

Upcoming Professional Learning Events

  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Restorative Practices Training for Students in Temporary Housing Program

    Register here

    Facilitator: Lori DeCarlo of Restorative Edge Consulting

    Please note that this training is limited to personnel who work with McKinney-Vento students and are approved to attend by SWBOCES's Students in Temporary Housing Program. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to attend, please contact Adam Weinstock (aweinstock@swboces.org).

    Lori will lead this interactive series to provide training to school leaders and program staff in the use of restorative practices designed to respond to the needs of youth affected by homelessness, trauma, loss, and other complex emotional challenges.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Register here

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Pride Month Spotlight: Celebrating diverse texts with Queer Cheer

    Register here

    Come explore diverse texts and how to bring them into our classrooms, in celebration of Pride Month and in recognition of the literacy experiences our children deserve. Join us with author Eric Rosswood, recipient of the 2023 Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association for the book Strong, as we explore his new book Queer Cheer. The session will include ways to extend learning with our literacy partners who will guide the exploration of diverse texts in the classroom. Diverse texts invite readers to see their own lives reflected in the pages, view the lives and stories that are different from their own, and build empathy for the characters as they enter their worlds.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

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    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Register through My Learning Plan

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    Secondary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

    Register here

    Instructor: Dr. Hope Weinberg

    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Summer Literacy Symposium: Leading for Literacy

    Register here.

    Our Summer Literacy Symposium brings together teachers, leaders, and leading literacy experts who are committed to the NYSED Literacy Initiative. Together, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more explicit and systematic literacy instruction across the curriculum aligned to the Science of Reading.

    Symposium Highlights:
    - Inspiring keynote and Q & A featuring Natalie Wexler, education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap, co-author, The Writing Revolution and Forbes contributor.

    Sessions led by literacy experts including:
    - Janise Lane: Regional Vice President for Partner Success for Amplify and former Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at Baltimore City Schools
    - Emily Nudds, Rosen Publishing's Literacy coach, specializing in the Science of Reading
    - Alexis Poncha: Director of the Winward Institute
    - Dr. Danielle Gomez: Research and Outreach Director of The Windward Institute and host of the Research Education ADvocacy (READ) Podcast

     

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Summer Literacy Symposium: Leading for Literacy

    Register here.

    Our Summer Literacy Symposium brings together teachers, leaders, and leading literacy experts who are committed to the NYSED Literacy Initiative. Together, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more explicit and systematic literacy instruction across the curriculum aligned to the Science of Reading.

    Symposium Highlights:
    - Inspiring keynote and Q & A featuring Natalie Wexler, education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap, co-author, The Writing Revolution and Forbes contributor.

    Sessions led by literacy experts including:
    - Janise Lane: Regional Vice President for Partner Success for Amplify and former Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at Baltimore City Schools
    - Emily Nudds, Rosen Publishing's Literacy coach, specializing in the Science of Reading
    - Alexis Poncha: Director of the Winward Institute
    - Dr. Danielle Gomez: Research and Outreach Director of The Windward Institute and host of the Research Education ADvocacy (READ) Podcast

     

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

    .

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
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