PSBA Equity Summit: Developing Culturally Responsive District Leaders in Pennsylvania
Oct 15, 2019 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Promoting an equitable educational environment for all students requires school leaders to affirm and engage students, parents, and communities from diverse backgrounds and contexts in education practice. This summit presents an opportunity for district leadership from across the commonwealth to learn best practices, network with others, and engage in discussions on how to develop a culturally responsive and inclusive school environment.
- Free with All-Access membership*
- Standard membership price: $75
- A 15% discount is available for other interested staff from school districts that have PSBA All-Access membership: $63
- Non-member rate available for ineligible entities only upon request and subject to approval.
Lunch is included in pricing.
Space is limited so register today! To register, please log in to myPSBA.org.
If this is your first time registering for a PSBA event, please contact PSBA Registrar Janelle Hoch. She will respond within 24 hours (during business week) to ensure you are able to successfully register for this event.
(717) 506-2450, ext. 3437
*Please note: PSBA adheres to a pricing policy for All-Access membership. Please click here and look for “All-Access Pass Registrations” to read about the positions included in the complimentary pricing for single-day training events like this one.
Developing and Supporting Inclusive Leaders
To develop a school environment that meets the needs of students, it is essential that school leaders reflect and support the growing diversity of cultures, experiences and identities that make up our student body in Pennsylvania. The practice of equity is both internal and external work. It requires leaders to self-reflect on their own personal education journey and to be critical of policies and practices that impact student opportunity and achievement. This panel is made up of transformative educational leaders who are focused on social justice and inclusion and represent the growing diversity of students in Pennsylvania. This session focuses primarily on the personal journeys of six educational leaders as well as discusses the hardships and successes in developing a culturally responsive equity agenda in their districts and communities.
Developing Student Leaders: Incorporating Student Voice in Equity Planning
Developing culturally responsive school environments requires the uplift and prioritization of student voice. Student voice is a powerful tool district leaders can use to improve teaching and learning, assess if school policy and practices are working as well as provide context to how students experience their schools, neighborhoods and communities. This panel highlights the voices of students from across the commonwealth and addresses how their cultural identities shape their school experiences. This panel will also discuss best practices to improve student achievement, opportunity and belonging in the schools.
Developing a Culturally Responsive Equity Plan – From A to Z
Being culturally responsive is an ongoing endeavor to ensure that all areas of student life, both academic and extracurricular, recognize and include the culture of all students. To aid in this ongoing process, it is important for districts to embed equity, and therefore culturally responsive pedagogy and practices, into the structure of the education system. This session focuses on the process of developing a systematic, district-wide, culturally responsive equity plan by discussing equity audits, actions plans and policy.
More information coming soon.