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    Feedback for Continuous Improvement in the Classroom: Empowering Students and Teachers to Size Up "What’s Next?”

    Presented by Dr. Brent Duckor & Dr. Carrie Holmberg, San Jose State University and The Center for Innovation in Applied Educational Policy (IAEP)

    This webinar provides new perspectives, practices, and possibilities for energizing feedback exchanges in K-12 classrooms to guide and support collaborative learning. Based on extensive up to date research (Duckor & Holmberg, 2023This link will open a PDF file. (pdf)), the focus of the webinar is on hands-on, “try it now” procedures and practices that engage students in peer and self-assessment aimed at growth and improvement, rather than on scores, grades, and points.

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    Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond, Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago, & Sharoom Negrete Gonzalez

    Affirming, Celebratory, and Responsive Pedagogy: Providing Trans* and Gender Creative Students The Education They Deserve

    Presentation by Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond (CEO: Wise Chipmunk LLC), Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago (Chair of Teacher Education, CSU Bakersfield), and Sharoon Negrete Gonzalez (Independent Researcher) on March 23, 2023

    In this webinar, the editors of forthcoming book, "T is for Thriving: Blueprints for Affirming Trans* and Gender Creative Lives and Learning in Schools", shine a light on trans* and gender creative students, their experiences, and their needs. Building upon rich research and stories from the community, they invite participants to imagine what’s possible, while discussing the current landscape, its many challenges, and the creative strategies educators are using to meet the moment.

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    Feedback for Continuous Improvement in the Classroom

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    Project TRANSFORM

    CSULB Faculty Researchers:

    Caroline Lopez Perry, Cara Richards-Tutor, Diana Porras, Jolan Smith, Hiromi Masunaga, Oscar Navarro

    Research Overview:

    The CCOG was awarded $500,000 from the US Dept of Education to further pursue original research. This work will be completed via Project TRANSFORM which focuses on strategies to eliminate equity gaps in K-12 education post-pandemic via two subprojects: (1) K-12 School Project (2) Teacher Pathway Project. Research is currently underway on both subprojects. Project TRANSFORM will take place over the next two years, beginning Fall 2022 and continuing until Spring 2024.

    Click here to explore more details on our Project TRANSFORM Grant

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    Tackling Poverty and Inequities with Community Schools

    Presented by Shimica Gaskins of GRACE/End Child Poverty CA, Dr. Alicia Montgomery of the Center for Powerful Public Schools and Jenny Vu of Los Angeles Education Partnership on November 16, 2022

    Our presenters shared updates on the Community Schools movement and California's investment of $3Billion to expand community schools across the state. They also explored how Community Schools can be a pathway to supporting ending child and family poverty

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    Defining and Enacting Anti-Racist Teaching: Lessons from Ethnic Studies Classrooms

    Presented by Miguel Zavala, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Urban Learning, Cal State Los Angeles on September 27, 2022.

    Research points to significant academic gains by students who enroll in high school Ethnic Studies courses, but what do such culturally responsive, anti-racist, and empowering spaces look like? This workshop provided an overview of anti-racist teaching practices in the context of Ethnic Studies courses. Implications for curricular and pedagogical redesign as well as the preparation of Ethnic Studies teachers were drawn out.

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    Anti-Racist Assessment Work: A Retrospective and Primer

    Presented by Dr. Brent Duckor, San Jose State University on May 4, 2022

    Dr. Duckor presented an insightful webinar about the legacy of authentic assessment and its role in urban public schools in the 1990s

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    Building Systems of Care: A Guide to School-Based Mental Health Teams

    Presented by Josh Godinez, Board Chair, California Association of School Counselors, Dr. Jeannine Topalian, President, California Association of School Psychologists and Paul Brazzel, President, California Association of School Social Workers on April 26, 2022

    These presenters hosted an informative and engaging webinar which highlighted the complimentary roles and responsibilities of school counselors, school psychologists and social workers in meeting the needs of California's students. Attendees were given this rare opportunity to engage with leaders of all three organizations in one setting where they defined the strategic and collaborative approach to supporting California's schools.

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    Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry and Addison Duane

    Creating a Culture of Care Through Trauma Sensitive Practices

    Presented by Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry, CSULB and Addison Duane, Wayne State University on March 11, 2022.

    This webinar provided an overview of trauma and its effects on youth in school. Attendees learned about the intersection of trauma-informed, anti-racism, and equity work in schools and left with practical tools and strategies for building caring relationships and trauma sensitive classrooms

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    Supporting the Whole Child: Safeguarding Student Mental and Behavioral Health

    Presented by Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry, CSULB and Rachel Andrews, Redondo Union High School on February 7, 2022.

    Attendees gained insight on various mental health disorders and psychosocial/emotional issues that affect students in K-12 settings. Educators learned how to recognize mental health warning signs and left with actionable strategies to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues and support students and their families.