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Reading Institute - Spring

Session

Rm.

Title

Presenter

Position

ABC1

Supt. Conf. Room

The Mask You Live In

Audra Williams, Leia Richardson and Zachary Brokenrope

RMHS English Teachers

BC1

413 Distance Learning Lab

Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias and the 4 I’s of Oppression

Gene Thompson-Grove

Founder of Gene Thompson-Grove & Associates Consulting Firm

Session

Rm.

Title

Presenter

Position

A1

PAC

Embracing the Power of Narrative for Equitable Schools and Classrooms

Dena Simmons

Keynote Speaker & Asst. Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

A2

209

A Story of Inclusion from a Reading Family

Lisa & Samantha Gibbs

RPS Parent and Counselor at Shawsheen ES Wilmington PS & RMHS Junior

A3

402

A World of Difference

RMHS AWOD Students

 

A4

305

United in the Work: Understanding Each Other’s Journey

Dr. Joanne Allen-Willoughby

Director of Needham PS METCO Program

A5

309

Talking and Teaching about Racism:  The Mirror and Window Approach

Dr. Carroll Blake

President, CW Blake Associates

A6

207

Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education

Sara Wicht

Founder and CEO Wicht Consulting Inc.

A7

413 Distance Learning Lab

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Identity

Gene Thompson-Grove

Founder of Gene Thompson-Grove & Associates Consulting Firm

A8

205

Case Studies

Kate Boynton

RMHS Principal

A9

307

Stories from PFLAG

Sam Thomasson-Bless

Program Manager for Greater Boston PFLAG

A10

404

Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

Ashley Barnes-Cocke & Minh Nguyen

Consultants with Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students

A11

203

What Do Hate and Discrimination Look and Sound Like?

Danika Manso-Brown & Karen Schwartz

Anti-Defamation League, NE Associate Director and Assistant Director

A12

201

Understanding Disabilities: Experience and Share Disability Awareness Education

Diana Koster and Jon Taubman

 

A13

400

GSA:  Respect is Universal:  Why LGBTQ Inclusive Classrooms are Good for Everyone

RMHS Gay Straight Alliance Students

 

A14

336

A World of Difference

Coolidge Students

 

A15

334

Differentiating Instruction at the Secondary Level

Adam Blaustein & Melissa Forbes

 RMHS Team Chairpersons

Session

Rm.

Title

Presenter

Position

B1

402

Exploring Implicit Bias and Expectations

Mirko Chardin

Head of School, Putnam Upper School, Cambridge PS

B2

209

A Story of Inclusion from a Reading Family (Repeated from Session A)

Lisa & Samantha Gibbs

RPS Parent and Counselor at Shawsheen ES Wilmington PS, & RMHS Junior

B3

400

Listening to Student Voices: Effectively Addressing Race and Identity in the Classroom

Julia Jeffries

Harvard Graduate School

B4

305

United in the Work: Understanding Each Other’s Journey (Repeated from Session A)

Dr. Joanne Allen-Willoughby

Director of Needham PS METCO Program

B5

309

Talking and Teaching about Racism:  The Mirror and Window Approach (Repeated from Session A)

Dr. Carroll Blake

President, CW Blake Associates

B6

207

Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education (Repeated from Session A)

Sara Wicht

Founder and CEO Wicht Consulting Inc.

B7

203

Helping Traumatized Children at School

Dr. Barbara Gortych

Former Watertown PS Coordinator of Behavioral Health, MPY

B8

404

Supporting Transgender Youth at School

Cory Mashburn

Middlesex Partnership for Youth

B9

307

Stories from PFLAG (Repeated from Session A)

Sam Thomasson-Bless

Program Manager for Greater Boston PFLAG

B10

PAC

Mini KeyNote Break Out Session

Jason Cross & Jesenia Castro

Reading PS METCO Director & Foxboro/Walpole PS METCO Director

B11

205

From Color Blind to Color Brave

Akil Mondesir

Bedford Public Schools METCO Director

B12

201

Understanding Disabilities: Experience and share Disability Awareness Education  (Repeated from Session A)

Diana Koster and Jon Taubman

 

B13

336

AWOD - Coolidge Middle School (Repeated from Session A)

Coolidge Students

 

B14

334

Special Education:  Identifying and Supporting Students of Color

Lateefah Franck

Lincoln Public Schools METCO Director

B15

332

Interrupt Your Feed: Intentionally Expanding Your Inputs to Address Bias

Gabriel McCormick

Director of Professional Development, Public Schools of Brookline

Session

Rm.

Title

Presenter

Position

C1

402

Exploring Implicit Bias and Expectations (Repeated from Session B)

Mirko Chardin

Head of School, Putnam Upper School, Cambridge PS

C2

209

R.E.D.-Reading Embraces Diversity…Let’s Talk: Sharing Stories and Strategies for Building More Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms

Members of the R.E.D. TEAM

 

C3

400

Listening to Student Voices: Effectively Addressing Race and Identity in the Classroom (Repeated from Session B)

Julia Jeffries

Harvard Graduate School

C4

PAC

Interrupting Racism

Jason Cross & Julia Hendrix

RPS METCO Director, RPS Birch Meadow ES Principal

C5

201

What It Means to Be Jewish

Deborah Coltin

Lappin Foundation Executive Director

C6

207

A Deep(er) Dive into Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education using Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework

Sara Wicht

Founder and CEO Wicht Consulting Inc.

C7

203

Helping Traumatized Children at School (Repeated from Session B)

Dr. Barbara Gortych

Former Watertown PS Coordinator of Behavioral Health, MPY

C8

404

Supporting Transgender Youth at School (Repeated from Session B)

Cory Mashburn

Middlesex Partnership for Youth

C9

307

Stories from PFLAG (Repeated from Sessions A and B)

Sam Thomasson-Bless

Program Manager for Greater Boston PFLAG

C10

205

From Color Blind to Color Brave (Repeated from Session B)

Akil Mondesir

Bedford Public Schools METCO Director

C11

334

Special Education:  Identifying and Supporting Students of Color (Repeated from Session B)

Lateefah Franck

Lincoln Public Schools METCO Director

C12

332

Interrupt Your Feed: Intentionally Expanding Your Inputs to Address Bias (Repeated Session B)

Gabriel McCormick

Director of Professional Development, Public Schools of Brookline

C13

336

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Genius in Front of Us and How We Can Make Her Visible

Jon Sills

Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools

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