Education Equity: The Role of Schools and Universities in Leveling the Playing Field – Free Educator Summit

IBE | Indiana Black Expo

The conference provides professional development opportunities to educators and administrators in K-12 and higher education that lead to equitable educational outcomes for students of color. This year, topics will include:

  • the state of K-12 and higher education in the era of COVID-19;
  • strategies to support equity in schools and the returned benefits;
  • social and emotional learning with an emphasis on how to teach and learn in the context of stress and the pandemic;
  • educational rights issues associated with grade retention, remedial class assignments, and standardized testing during COVID-19;
  • how to combat chronic absenteeism;
  • positive discipline during a pandemic;
  • school safety and the necessary role of social workers and counselors versus police and security officers;
  • best practices on how to navigate conversations with students about politics, race, and racism while facing pressures to remain nonpartisan;
  • teacher education innovation and how to make learning interesting beyond the use of textbooks; and
  • technology in the classroom

Participants will be provided links to livestream all sessions in advance.  Full recordings of the sessions approved by the presenters will be made available on IBE’s website.