On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to the Free to Learn Miniseries as part of the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series.
Our nation has been contending with a disturbing series of hate-motivated attacks in Oak Creek, Pittsburgh, El Paso, and more, as well as rising cases of antisemitism and Islamophobia following an eruption of conflict in the Middle East in October 2023. Since schools often reflect the health and challenges in our communities, via its Free to Learn effort, the U.S. Department of Education is committed to supporting states, districts, and schools in (1) improving their ability to prevent hate-based threats and bullying and recover from hate-based violence and (2) enhancing overall school safety and climate.
The Free to Learn Miniseries will offer webinars focusing on 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. The series will provide these strategies at the key moments in a student and family’s school experience as they: enter the school or classroom, engage with learning and extracurricular activities, navigate circumstances that might result in differences of opinion or conflict, and utilize various supports and opportunities to enhance their school experiences and academic achievement.
Below is the schedule for the miniseries. You must register to participate. To register, select the respective topic(s).
- Creating a Welcoming Environment
December 6, 2023
- Supporting Full Student Participation
December 13, 2023
- Mediating Conflicts
January 17, 2024
- Providing Ongoing Targeted Supports
February 14, 2024
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting this miniseries 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 Webinar Series
To access archived materials from previous webinars and to find out what is coming next, go here.