Conferences and Workshops
Supporting Students in Finding Their Unique Voice: An Activity for Any 7-12 Teacher
This workshop will provide participants with a sample lesson they can use to assist their students in recognizing their individual diversity as a strength to build on and the place to begin expressing their unique voice.
Cultural Brokers: A Tool for Authentic Family and Community Engagement
This session will help participants identify areas where they can improve family and community engagement and empowerment and provide research-supported examples of how districts have utilized cultural brokers to bring students, families, and community members into closer and more equitable collaboration.
Reclaiming Concentration in the Classroom: A Book Study Series on "Stolen Focus" for K-12 Educators
In this five-session book study, participants will explore Johann Hari’s book, "Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention - and How to Think Deeply Again," and discuss its implications for K-12 education.
A Practical Guide for Reviewing Policy With An Equity Focus
In this virtual workshop CASDA facilitators will model the use of a protocol to ensure the language in your policies is aligned to the equitable outcomes desired. Each participant will bring one District policy to examine, review and revise to align to equity outcomes. Participants will engage in discussion about the process by which they selected their policy, the data that supported their choice, and begin the work of evaluating and revising the policy based on equity outcomes data.
A Practical Guide for Aligning Policy to Equitable Outcomes
During this workshop, CASDA facilitators will assist participants to identify perspectives or data points that would be necessary in the construction of an updated, more equitable policy. Facilitators will model collaboration, inquiry and reflection throughout to provide the tools for individuals or teams to own the process going forward.
Practical Instructional Strategies for Amplifying Student Voice
Join CASDA facilitators who model how to use Socratic Seminar as an instructional strategy to engage students in classroom content. Join peers from around the region in working to modify a lesson and to collaborate on applying different approaches.
Focused Conversations about Connected, Caring and Safe Schools with Building Leaders and MTSS Coordinators
Using a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework, Dr. Heather Reynolds will lead monthly, focused, collaborative conversations about 1) your school-based programs and supports that are rooted in social and emotional safety, 2) strategies to improve program impact and long term outcomes for every student over time, and 3) an action plan to ensure alignment and improvement.
Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator Roundtable
This four session roundtable will serve as a space for district staff in various outreach roles to explore the research on successful outreach and to share local practices and resources that can benefit each school district's efforts to consistently and effectively connect with and engage parents and the community.