Filtering by: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Discovering a New Motivation, Greater Understanding, and Biblical Solutions for Diversity and Racial Reconciliation
Jan
31
8:30 AM08:30

Discovering a New Motivation, Greater Understanding, and Biblical Solutions for Diversity and Racial Reconciliation

Walter Strickland

School leaders desire to see racial reconciliation on their campuses but often feel helpless to achieve real success. This talk moves beyond secular solutions that fall flat at Christian schools by applying a biblical worldview which transforms leaders into joyful agents of racial reconciliation. A renewed vision for diversity calls for a restored biblical motivation, a nuanced understanding of the challenges, and theologically motivated solutions that cultivate a learning environment of excellence and mutuality.

LONE STAR F

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Exploring the Complexity of Racism and Examining Real Solutions School-Wide
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring the Complexity of Racism and Examining Real Solutions School-Wide

Walter Strickland

Race and racism have influenced Christian education in a myriad of ways. Well-intended diversity efforts are prone to oversimplify racism’s effects and sprint toward solutions without understanding its complexity. These initiatives result in misguided diagnoses and partial solutions that breed frustration and a sense of defeat. This workshop explores common layers of racism in Christian schools and explores practical solutions for hiring, pedagogy, student recruitment, and beyond.

LONE STAR F

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Empowering Students and Teachers While Challenging Bias
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Empowering Students and Teachers While Challenging Bias

Karen Bradberry

Dr. Karen Bradberry will work with educators on the importance of recognizing implicit bias. Implicit biases happen at an unconscious level and affect our actions, understandings, and decisions. These effects can oftentimes be seen in our schools in areas such as our classrooms, policies and procedures, and in our events. Join the discussion on confronting implicit biases while empowering our students and teachers.

BOWIE A–B

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Jan
31
11:30 AM11:30

How to Build, Sustain, and Grow Your Diversity Program

Jenny Brady, Joel Hazard, and David Robinson

Diversity is God-created and should be a part of the overall strategic plan of your Christian school. With a great deal of experience in the diversity field, Jenny Brady, Joel Hazard, and David Robinson will bring some of the tried and true practices of implementing a diversity program to you. A strong diversity plan will affect every area of your school from marketing to curriculum to the business office, so we welcome anyone working in Christian schools to attend this workshop.

PRESIDIO A–B

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Inclusive Education in the Christian School
Jan
31
11:30 AM11:30

Inclusive Education in the Christian School

Elizabeth Dombrowski

Christian schools have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their faith by including students of all abilities. In this session we will explore together the ways that Christian schools can go beyond special education to strengthen their community, collaboration, and culture. Elizabeth will share ways that schools have successfully supported students with varied learning, behavioral, intellectual, and socio-emotional abilities while engaging the community in their mission. Attendees will also unpack the definitions of successful inclusion that are outlined in The Christ-Centered Educational Services Standard.

BOWIE A–B

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Diversity and Inclusion Panel: Administrator to Administrator
Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

Diversity and Inclusion Panel: Administrator to Administrator

Moderator: Joel Gaines

Panelists: Jake Becker, Karen Bradberry, Michael Chen, Larry Taylor

With many years of experience in leading schools, this panel will consist of administrators who have a passion for diversity. The discussion will offer authentic responses to address the myriad of elephants in our schools surrounding diversity and inclusion. 

LONE STAR A–C

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Women in Leadership Panel
Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

Women in Leadership Panel

Moderator: Maria Varlet

Panelists: Adun Akinyemiju, Beth Green, Linda Harrelson, and Aileen Riady

The panel, comprised of a number of highly experienced and influential educational leaders from across the globe, will share their insights and wisdom regarding keys to leadership success. The panel will also explore strategies for overcoming the challenges and obstacles that may be faced by women in, or aspiring to, leadership positions.

LONE STAR A–C

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Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

Cultural Humility: Garnering Diversity

Joel and Tia Gaines

This workshop will present various strategies and practical tools for engaging each and every student in your school. We will also provide steps successful schools have taken to engage, learn from and serve black and brown students, teachers, and families. As Christian schools seek the welfare of all, this workshop will highlight the "good" essential questions to ask teachers, parents, students, and all important institutional stakeholders.

LONE STAR E–D

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Indigenous Worldview in the Christian School
Feb
1
1:45 PM13:45

Indigenous Worldview in the Christian School

Adrienne Castellon

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission challenges all Canadian educators to integrate Indigenous content and ways of knowing into the curriculum. How does this work in a Christian school? Understanding the indigenous worldview in an increasingly pluralistic world is more important than ever. While remaining true to our faith and responding to the call to love our neighbour we can move beyond our 'bubble' to building bridges of inclusion and engagement. This session will explore the tools and mindset necessary to take the next steps.

CROCKET C–D

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Feb
1
1:45 PM13:45

What You Teach and What You Teach Matters

Jenny Brady and Cindy DeLeon

From teaching our students about identity formation to units on oppression and slavery, what we teach and how we teach affects every student in our classroom. This workshop will dive into the discussion surrounding diversity and inclusion in our curriculum and will include resources for educators.

SEGUIN

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