Upcoming Events
How Washington State Funds Public Schools – The Way It Is; The Way it Could Be for Equity
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Debra Sullivan: Cultivating Your Child Genius: Part II
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Youth Advocate Fellowship Forum
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Past Events

 
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Cultivating the Genius of Black Students

August 13, 2020

Substantial research indicates that Black students have distinct, unique learning styles and preferences. Dr. Debra Sullivan covered the different learning styles.

Parent Guide to OSPI's Behavior Menu with Betty Peralta

August 6, 2020

Betty Peralta and SKCDC partnered to create a Parent Guide to OSPI's Behavior Menu of Best Practices. Betty gave insight on how to take the higher level recommendations in the discipline menu and practically apply them in a culturally competent way. Here is a link to watch it

Special Education Services with Khadijah Toms

July 16, 2020

Khadijah Toms helped us unpack how to support our student's personhood as it  relates to accessing Special Education Services with the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. This community conversation centered on supporting parents in building strategies to engage the schools and districts of South King County. Here is a link to watch it! 

Introduction to Power Traits with Terikka Faciane, M. Ed.

July 9, 2020

Terikka Faciane shared the foundations and potential application of Power Traits in the home education and partnership with educators. Many students are expected to learn the same, perform the same, and produce the same, when in fact they are not the same. This training introduced us to Power Traits.

Sippin' the Tea with Toni Williams

June 18, 2020

We had a facilitated conversation with Toni Williams on how to support students as we're coping with COVID-19 and protests against police brutality. Here is a link to watch it! 

Sippin' the Tea in Community

June 11, 2020

This event was a freeform virtual community gathering that was supported by DaJonah Hall, Program Coordinator with Crisis Connection of Seattle. The conversation was centered around balancing self-care and antiracist organizing.

Sippin' the Tea with Pushout Documentary

June 4, 2020

After watching Pushout the documentary (based on a book released in 2016 about the criminalization of black girls in schools) we hosted a virtual town hall about the documentary and how to advocate for our youth through COVID and beyond. The Town Hall was facilitated by Adair Hasty-Vannoy, a local therapist. The conversation evolved to everyone committing to action items to change the current trend of criminalization of black girls.

Sippin' the Tea with Andrew Campbell

May 28, 2020

This community dialogue, led by Andrew Campbell highlighted the benefits of kinesthetic learning in building resiliency in students. Techniques such as mood mapping and engaging the students considering their preferences were discussed. Parents and teachers were encouraged to collaborate in informing principals and district boards of what is working for students as a tactic to influence how schools respond to COVID19 and beyond.

Cultivating the Genius of Black Students

May 21, 2020

Substantial research indicates that Black students have distinct, unique learning styles and preferences. Dr. Debra Sullivan covered the different learning styles. Here is a link to watch it! 

Distance Learning Experience: Special Education

May 7, 2020

​Parents and Teachers connected via virtual panel to share their stories and strategies while adjusting to Distance Learning. Panelists were: 

  • Andrew Campbell, Special Education Instructor...

  • Christianna Clinton, Single mom, special education paraeducator, full time early learning student and Early Learning/ Family advocate...

  • DurShrika Moore, Parent Advocate and Founder of Mommie Motivated on Facebook)

  • Faduma Bulale,  Local Wife, Mother, UW Alum and founding member of the Elmi Foundationate...

  • Khadijah Toms, Parent Advocate and community leader

Distance Learning Experience: General Education

April 30, 2020

​Parents and Teachers connected via virtual panel to share their stories and strategies while adjusting to Distance Learning. Panelists were: 

  • Nicole Brown, Teacher

  • Carolyn Solitaire, Parent Advocate 

  • Erin Jones, Has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years....

Community Check-In

April 2, 2020

Parents discussed their successes, struggles and silver linings in their distance learning journeys prompted by COVID-19. Representatives of PAVE and Washington House of Representatives were on the call to learn and share as well.

Planning Session

January 23, 2020

Presenters from Roadmap Project and Columbia Legal Services shared data and insight on what their organizations are seeing in regards to disproportionality experienced by people of color on the spectrum of school to prison pipeline and parents shared a dynamic list of creative ideas to inform/guide our annual program of trainings, meetings and events.

Special Education Law Training

January 9, 2020

This is a training for families and students on Washington State's Special Education Discipline Rules specifically for students who have a IEP or 504. Washington Educators Association provides free teacher trainer, Rebecca Fry who is qualified by our parent attendees.

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