2020 Series Speakers
From mental health to inclusion, our speaker series sessions have been chalked full of great content. Learn more about each session below!
Educator Mental Health with Mandy Froehlich
This session discussed the impact of a pandemic and remote emergency learning on mental health, the importance of doing body scans and watching for mental health issues that can lead to engagement, and areas of educator support that can complete a trauma-informed system. It also addressed how to destigmatize mental health issues, build resilience, practice self-care, and create a culture of understanding.
Addressing Subtle Acts of Exclusion with Dr. Michael Baran
In this interactive session, Dr. Michael Baran will provide deep understanding around the new way forward through concept of “subtle acts of exclusion” – what they are, why they are so important to address, what the different types are, and how to practically and realistically have conversations about them in safer and more productive ways through dialogue that brings people together and fosters trust and inclusion.
Becoming More Just with Dr. Kathlene Campbell
COVID-19 and the racial unrest shed light on the inequities that exist within the U.S. educational system. This session will examine how educators could reimagine schooling to advance justice and racial equity. Using FSG’s Six Conditions of Systems Change framework, attendees will begin to interrogate the structural and transformative changes that must occur in order to create a more just educational system. Classroom examples and videos of K-12 educators and students will be embedded throughout the presentation to share what is possible when we begin to dismantle inequitable educational structures.
Practical & Effective Strategies to Improve MTSS Implementation During and After the COVID Pandemic with Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden
This session discussed how to deliver effective instruction via the structures of MTSS (screening, effective instruction, progress monitoring data) in delayed start, hybrid, in-person, and fully virtual instructional formats.