RIDES Virtual Community Webinar

RIDES launched its Virtual Community Webinar series in 2018, bringing together educators and practitioners into a community of learning. We discussed best practices for true integration, featuring esteemed guests who shared their expertise, including Zaretta Hammond and Pedro Noguera. Each month's intimate group discussion covered topics such as discipline disparities, partnering with students as equity leaders, leveraging human resources as a vehicle for creating sense of belonging among students and staff, and many more relevant problems of practice. 

Our final webinar of the 2018-2019 year took place on May 9 at 4:00p PST/7:00p EST, featuring Gregory Peters, Ed.D., Executive Director of San Francisco Coaliltion of Essential Small Schools. We addressed the following problems of practice:

What do we need to consider when adopting programs that claim to decrease student discipline infractions?

How do we consider the impact they have on students of color, their sense of belonging and academic engagement?

What approaches could educators use to ensure our students of color in integrated schools are succeeding 'while in school'?

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming. To access the RIDES presentation slides from this session, click here. Dr. Peters's own slides are also available for download.

 

Interested in seeing a particular topic presented next year? Any questions about RIDES programming? Want to be included on our mailing list? Please email rides@gse.harvard.edu, and let us know!


Previous Webinars

 

REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

APRIL 4, 2019

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming. To access the presentation slide deck, click here.

We invited our guest, Stephany Cuevas, Postdoctoral Scholar & Researcher in Leadership Policy and Organization at Vanderbilt University to discuss the following problem of practice:

How can we create a sense of belonging in our integrated schools for our ESL, immigrant, refugee and undocumented students? 

STUDENTS AS EQUITY PARTNERS

MARCH 7, 2019

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming. To access the presentation slide deck, please click here.

How can we engage and cultivate students to become equity agents when many school efforts to increase equity treat them as subjects of improvement efforts designed and implemented by the adults? This month's topic was a 1.5 hour interactive discussion on how we can systematically include students as partners with adults in equity improvement work. The session highlights how powerful those disruptions can be – and the challenges of sustaining them – by bringing together the voices and experiences of high school students along with teachers and administrators who are working with them. Our guests inlcuded faculty and students of West High School of Iowa City, Iowa and The High School of Fashion Industries of New York, New York.

DE-CENTERING WHITENESS PART II

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

The video recording of the webinar is now available for screening. The slide deck from the RIDES team and Dr. Noguera's presentation slides are now available for download.

As a continuation of the prior topic on De-centering Whiteness, we welcomed Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. He will share his expertise on race and ethnic relations with regard to centering students who are traditionally disenfranchised within urban school reform efforts.

DE-CENTERING WHITENESS PART I

FEBRUARY 7, 2019 

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming.

This month's topic was a 1.5 hour interactive discussion with Kim Feicke, former Director of the Oregon Center for Educational Equity and national consultant on race, class and gender equity, along with Manuel J. Fernandez, Founding Head of School at the Cambridge Street Upper School; Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Empowering Multicultural Initiatives. They shared their insights, problems of practice and ways of being in order to address dominant cultural norms of Whiteness and its impact on school staff, students, and families. 

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING & THE BRAIN

JANUARY 10, 2019

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming. To access the presentation slide deck, click here.

This month's topic was a 1.5 hour conversation with Zaretta Hammond, national education consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

Ms. Hammond shared her passion and unique perspective on the intersectionality of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching. Check out her blog at CRTandtheBrain.com.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES & DEI

DECEMBER 13, 2018 

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming.

This month's topic was a 1.5 hour interactive discussion on how we can use human resources to create diverse, inclusive, rigorous and welcoming learning environments for staff and students. Our presenters were HGSE Doctoral Candidates, Dia Bryant and David Baiz.

LEADING FOR EQUITY

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming. To access the presentation slide deck, click here.

This month's webinar topic was a 1.5 hour interactive presentation and discussion of Lessons on Leading for Equity. Our guest speaker joining us was Mary Antón, Ed.D., Lower School Director from the Chinese American International School in San Francisco, CA.