Fall Meeting Pre-Conferences are held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

SRI Pre-Service Education Group
1/2 day – 8:30am-Noon – no cost

Equity Not Diversity: Engaging in Anti-Oppression Work in Education
1/2 day – 1:00-4:30pm – $75

Protocols, Schmotocols: Flipping the Script on our Beloved Tools. What Conditions and Strategies are Necessary for Equity-Centered Transformational Learning Communities that Liberate Rather than Stifle Communities Across Difference.
Full Day – 8:30am-4:30pm (Lunch on your own) – $150

A Neurodevelopment Framework for Learning: A Key for Unlocking Each Learner’s Potential
Full Day – 8:30am-4:30pm (Lunch on your own) – $150

 

 

 

 

 

SRI Pre-Service Education group
1/2 day – 8:30am-Noon
No cost
Max of 30 participants

SRI is offering a half-day learning event for colleagues who are interested in:

  • Supporting teacher candidates in pre-service teacher education
  • Hearing about colleagues’ work,
  • Being a part of an emerging community dedicated to utilizing SRI tools and resources as part of a comprehensive pre-service teacher education program

The goal of the meeting will be to continue to think together about how SRI affiliates might work collectively to develop structures, tools and supports that are specifically designed to support teacher candidates in pre-service teacher education. SRI should have a strong, visible, sustained presence in teacher preparation programs – and preparation programs should be a strong presence in SRI. From the point of view of teacher education, teacher educators understand that they are preparing teachers not only for classrooms and work with students, but also for schools and work with colleagues, families, and communities.  Prospective teachers need knowledge, skills, and dispositions for participating in professional learning communities as participants, facilitators, and leaders as they enter the profession. That way they are ready to continue to learn as well as to contribute in the schools where they are hired.

In this working meeting, we will work to continue to answer the guiding question:

What would it look like to collectively develop and sustain SRI structures that support affiliates working directly with teacher candidates in pre-service teacher education?

 

Equity Not Diversity: Engaging in Anti-Oppression Work in Education.
1/2 day – 1:00-4:30
Facilitator: Dr. Amber Kim
$75/person
Max of 30 participants

While diversity and inclusivity are common themes in education, anti-oppression work is the only way to ensure true equity in education. This workshop helps educators recognize overt and hidden oppression present in their schools, at both the staff and student levels. Equity Literacy is a necessity in combating injustice and this workshop will teach participants to develop Equity Literacy in themselves and others, utilizing counter-narratives and frameworks from leading equity theorists. It uses SRI protocols and engaging videos to spark emotion and thoughtful discussion. All readings, videos, and activities promote humanizing pedagogy and can be used with students, staff, and/or leaders.

 

 

Protocols, Schmotocols: Flipping the Script on our Beloved Tools. What Conditions and Strategies are Necessary for Equity-Centered Transformational Learning Communities that Liberate Rather than Stifle Communities Across Difference.
Full Day – 8:30am-4:30pm (Lunch on your own)
Facilitator: Dr. Greg Peters
Cost is $150/person
Max of 30 participants

Most trained facilitators recognize the importance of using structures and rituals to elevate our professional learning spaces beyond the traditional staff or department meeting. Yet, as we deepen our focus on equity for our least reached students, many now recognize that of structures and rituals – without critical thought – can serve to reproduce dominant culture space by limiting what can and cannot be said because of “the rules” implicit within our protocols.

This pre-conference intends to model using our protocols – with a constant and continuous focus on equity – to hold space for (rather than limit) the radical discourse – across difference – that is truly necessary to transform our practice and student results.

*Those who sign up for this pre-conference will be provided readings ahead of time.

 

A Neurodevelopment Framework for Learning: A Key for Unlocking Each Learner’s Potential
Full Day – 8:30am-4:30pm (Lunch on your own)
Facilitators: Kim Carter & Dr. Paul Yellin
$150/person
Max of 20 participants

This session will introduce educators to a framework for understanding each learner’s profile of strengths and challenges.  They will learn how to use this framework to inform the decisions they are called upon to make on daily basis.  Participants will engage with tools, strategies, and resources to integrate the Neurodevelopmental Framework for Learning (NDFL) with SRI practices to support pedagogy and practice for educational equity and excellence.