Webinars & Recordings

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    Caroline Lopez-Perry and Rachel Andrews

    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.

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    Marlene Carter

    Actions Anti-Racist Educators Must Take in Their Classrooms This School Year - Part 2

    Presented by Marlene Carter, UCLA Writing Project on October 27, 2021

    This two-part webinar series provided attendees practical tools to create an environment that shows value for people of all races and cultures.  Attendees explored anti-racist actions teachers in all subjects must take in their classrooms and schools to support their students.  Discussion centered around culturally relevant and sustaining strategies that support student academic success as well as curricular choices and school policies that may need changing.

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    Marlene Carter

    Actions Anti-Racist Educators Must Take in Their Classrooms This School Year - Part 1

    Presented by Marlene Carter, UCLA Writing Project on October 13, 2021

    This two-part webinar series provided attendees practical tools to create an environment that shows value for people of all races and cultures.  Attendees explored anti-racist actions teachers in all subjects must take in their classrooms and schools to support their students.  Discussion centered around culturally relevant and sustaining strategies that support student academic success as well as curricular choices and school policies that may need changing.

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    Dr. Brent Duckor and Dr. Lizzi Capizzi

    How can Teachers, School Counselors, & Administrators support educational outcomes for students in foster care during extraordinary times?

    Presented by Dr. Brent Duckor, Dr. Lorri Capizzi from San Jose State University and the CSU Guardian Scholars: Briana Anguiano, Michael Bries, Hannah Davidson, and Jennifer Tai on June 15, 2021

    Learn from a panel of CSU Guardian Scholars (former foster youth) about beneficial supports they found valuable in transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. This webinar included student insights about relevant supports that make a difference for both classroom and school based outcomes. 

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    Dr. Jake Olsen

    Providing Culturally Sustaining Trauma-Informed Supports for K-12 Students through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and School Counseling Program Alignment on April 21, 2021

    Presented by Dr. Jake Olsen, CSU Long Beach on April 21, 2021

    This webinar provided an overview of comprehensive school counseling program and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) alignment. In addition, participants learned how to embed culturally sustaining and trauma informed practices within all tiers of an MTSS framework. Practical tools to develop systems and efficient practices were also provided. 

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    Dr. Antoinette Linton

    Preservice Teacher Candidate Epistemic Agency: Acquiring the professional skills of becoming a science teacher

    Presented by Dr. Antoinette Linton, CSU Fullerton on March 3, 2021  

    This webinar discussed the interconnected learning experiences that occur in three courses in a credential program. Within these courses are learning experiences grounded in a particular theory of learning teaching and epistemic agency for candidates.

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    Dr. Doug Fisher

    Assessment in Distance Learning Environments

    Presented by Dr. Doug Fisher, San Diego State University on January 27, 2021

    This webinar provided an opportunity to share new tools and formats that teachers can use to assess students’ understanding in distance learning environments.

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    Dr. Joseph Johnson

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joseph Johnson at the launch of the CCOG on Nov. 10, 2020

    At the Center to Close the Opportunity Gap (CCOG) launch, our keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph Johnson, founding executive director of the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University Research Foundation (SDSURF), spoke on our shared responsibility to ensure the American dream for all our children in California. The American dream, he describes, as access to quality education for a 21st century career rooted in respect of self, others, and contribution to community.

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    EdTech and Equity

    Strategies to Support Students and Families with Social Emotional Needs During Distance Learning

    EdTech & Equity Mini-Conference Practitioner Session by Rochelle Martin and Ashley Rhoads, LBUSD on July 28, 2020

    The presenters reviewed a variety of practical strategies and considerations implemented by LBSUD teachers during distance learning. These strategies focus on using digital tools to monitor the emotional needs of students and families, as well as practical ways to support and respond to student needs.