Featured Speakers...

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Tuesday, July 27 | 9:15 - 10:30am

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades.

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Wednesday, July 28 | 9:00 - 10:00am

Victor M. Rios is Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the author of six books including, My Teacher Believes in Me: The Educator’s Guide to At-Promise Students. A former high school drop-out and juvenile delinquent, his research examines how racism, inequality, and class play a role in determining if a person will be successful in education.

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Thursday, July 29 | 11:30am - 12:30pm

Shane Safir is a writer, coach, and facilitator who has worked in public education for over 20 years. Her work focuses on creating brave spaces for tackling educational equity. She is the founding co-principal of June Jordan School for Equity, an innovative national model identified by Linda Darling-Hammond as having “beaten the odds in supporting the success of low-income students of color.” She is the author of The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation and Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation.

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Adult Wellness


Healing & Resilience


SEL & Student Wellness

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Altered Learning Trajectories

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Lessons Learned from Distance Learning

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Teaching & Learning in a COVID Environment

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Equity & Social Justice


Reconnecting to School

Daily Schedule...

Tuesday, July 27
8:30-9:00am          OPTIONAL Institute Orientation
9:15-10:30am          Welcome & Opening General Session
10:45-11:45am         Breakout Sessions (A)
11:45am-12:30pm    BREAK
12:30-1:30pm          Breakout Sessions (B)
1:45-2:45pm            Breakout Sessions (C)
Wednesday, July 28
9:00-10:00am        Day 2 General Session
10:15-11:15am           Breakout Sessions (D)
11:30am-12:30pm   Breakout Sessions (E)
12:30-1:15pm           BREAK
1:15-2:15pm              Breakout Sessions (F)
2:30-3:00pm         OPTIONAL Grade Level Meetups
Thursday, July 29
8:15-8:45am           OPTIONAL Strand-specific Meetups
9:00-10:00am       Breakout Sessions (G)
10:15-11:15am          Breakout Sessions (H)
11:30am-12:30pm  Closing General Session