Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join our next webinar, Strategies for Supporting Full Student Participation.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Engaging all students is essential for creating a positive school climate and a sense of belonging for students. This is especially important for student groups who are more likely to experience acts of discrimination, hate, and violence. In order for students to learn and participate fully in school, they need to be present, feel safe, and belong. This session is the second in the Free to Learn miniseries, which offers evidence-based practices to prevent, address, and ameliorate the effects of bullying, violence and hate while also supporting school safety, school-based mental health, and positive school climates. We began with an overview that explores why students disengage and key strategies to support all students in meaningfully participating in school. Then, we heard from a panel of practitioners who will share effective strategies for engaging a diverse population of students, as well as lessons learned and future considerations.
- Sarah Frazelle, Project Director, Student Engagement and Attendance Center
- Cathi Davis, Principal, Ruby Bridges Elementary School, WA
- Cassie Martin, Executive Director of Special Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, WA
- Dr. Robert Dodd, Principal, Walt Whitman High School, MD
- CJ Morgan, Co-founder, TheGifted Arts, NC
- Student Speakers, Walt Whitman High School, MD
- Megan Gildin, Deputy Director, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
- Upcoming Webinar: Leading Safe, Inclusive, and Nondiscriminatory Learning Environments During the War in the Middle East: PK-12 Schools, Thursday, December 14, 12:15pm – 1:15pm EST, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
- Upcoming Webinar: Leading Safe, Inclusive, and Nondiscriminatory Learning Environments During the War in the Middle East: Colleges and Universities, Thursday, December 14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EST, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
- Attendance Playbook: Smart Strategies for Reducing Student Absenteeism Post-Pandemic, Future Ed and Attendance Works
- Chronic Absence: Root Causes, Attendance Works
- Free to Learn, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
- Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Promoting Safe and Inclusive Environments for Students of All Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities, NCSSLE
- 2023-2024 Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity in Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools
- Speak Out, Listen Up: Tools for using student perspectives and local data for school improvement brief
- Health and Supportive School Environments, School Connectedness, CDC
- This Puget Sound school exemplifies inclusive education in WA, PBS
- Chapter Four: Everybody's In, No Exceptions, Inclusive Stories Podcast
- Creating communities of belonging for students with significant cognitive disabilities, TIES Center
- Proloquo and Proloquo Coach App
- How all Teachers Can Support Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms
- TheGifted Arts
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
More on the Lessons from the Field Series
To access archived materials from previous webinars and to find out what is coming next, go here.