March 13, 2021
10:00 am -12:30 pm
Join us for the first in our series of free virtual seminars for college students and teachers! There are four sessions to choose from, so choose the topic that most interests you.
Certificates for renewal credits will be provided.
Participants who also attend our second session on March 27 will be entered to win prizes:
- Educators who attend both days will be eligible to win a one-year Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA) membership or gift cards.
- College students who attend both days will be eligible to win a $25 gift card.
Featured Speakers and Topics
Please choose one session only; follow the links below to register for your preferred session.
Bridging the Discipline Divide by Mona Elleithee
"A New York Times analysis of the most recent discipline data from the Education Department found that Black girls are over five times more likely than white girls to be suspended at least once from school, seven times more likely to receive multiple out-ofschool suspensions than white girls and three times more likely to receive referrals to law enforcement” (Green et. al, "'The Battle for the Souls of Black Girls'").
Join in a courageous conversation about a painful implicit bias impacting Black girls and their disproportionate representation across school discipline in suspensions, expulsions, restraints, and arrests before strategizing what to do about it. After reflecting on the research findings from multiple sources including a report by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and Pushout by Monique Morris, participants will discuss the impact of adultification bias on Black girls and strategies for meeting their social-emotional needs. Discover methods to transform your school's discipline practices.
Reflective Practices for Responsive Teaching by Sarah Gams
Engaging in reflective practices as an educator benefits both our current and future students. Reflection allows us to be responsive teachers, responding to the immediate needs of our current students while revising instructional practices, assignments, and grading policies for our future classes. This session will explore how teachers use reflective practices to improve instruction and assessment and give practical tips on managing gradebooks, communicating with parents and other stakeholders, and collaborating with team members.
The Wonders of Writing Workshop by Lauren Hunt & Samantha Udeagha
Teaching writing is often challenging for teachers. In this session, participants will learn valuable tips and strategies for conducting a writing workshop in a 4K-5th grade setting, including ideas for teaching writing virtually. Professional resources, such as helpful books and lesson ideas, will also be shared. We hope to see you there!
Basic Foundations for Behavior Management by Dawn Oswalt
Every student has a story. Sometimes these stories manifest themselves in behaviors that work against the student's own best interest and undermine the classroom community. What we know about trauma can inform our behavior strategies to better support instruction and engagement. We will take a deep dive into ideas for leveraging relationships to maximize social and emotional well-being of students and educators.Back to Events