Sessions 1

SESSION 1  •  9:00-10:15am

Mini Keynotes  •  Please choose from one of these 2 mini keynote sessions

101  •  Racial Justice in Education

Kevin Gilbert, Executive Committee, National Education Association (NEA)

Room 1  •  Strand: Social Justice  •  Level: All Levels

To begin raising awareness about Institutional Racism, Executive Committee member Kevin Gilbert will provide an overview of how and why the National Education Association decided to engage in the work. The keynote will lay the foundation for the engagement sessions that will take a deeper dive into the definition of Institutional Racism, and the systems, practices, and policies that are in place that disenfranchise students of color.

108  •  What does it really mean to be Trauma Informed? Promotion of Resiliency Despite Adversity

Kristin Souers, MA LMHC Counseling, Consulting, and Training Services

Room 8  •  Strand: Trauma Informed Care  •  Level: All Levels

Trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom) about the importance of trauma informed practices in the community setting. This key note will encourage participants to begin to identify ways they can come together and connect around a common language and common set of practices that can unite community members around implementation of trauma informed practices.