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Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, March 05, 2021


From: Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Date: March 05, 2021


All Coronavirus (COVID-19) SSPI Communications

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From State Superintendent Tony Thurmond

Dear School Communities and Partners:

This week, we welcome the recent agreement and signing of the legislation by Governor Newsom to safely reopen our schools and to provide the resources and the guidance necessary to facilitate a safe transition to in-person learning, while recognizing districts and counties continue to experience differing levels of local COVID-19 transmission rates. While the details have been complicated, California is putting student safety and well-being at the center of our agenda. It also spotlights how highly we value the role of public education.

The next month will not be easy. Many schools will be moving to a hybrid learning model, and this marks the second monumental shift for how we deliver instruction within one year—for some schools it might even be the third. CDE is poised and ready to support this moment by helping our schools urgently and immediately recover from this crisis and accelerate learning for the students and families hardest hit by a global pandemic that has deepened historic inequities.

This week, we publicly announced the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians. Despite donating over 100,000 hotspots, there are still between 600,000 to one million students with either no connectivity or poor connectivity, making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to participate in a full day of distance learning. The challenge is designed to mobilize inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and other innovators from public and private sectors, and I’m excited to see the proposals that will level the technology playing field for our most disadvantaged students.

With over 500,000 deaths in the U.S. due to COVID-19, our continued focus is more important than ever. We owe it to the next generation of Californians to ensure we do our best to ensure that our education system comes out the other side more resilient, adaptable, and innovative. We have certainly seen those characteristics shine in our students, educators, and leaders this year.

Announcements & News Releases

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2021 (March 4, 2021)

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr21/yr21rel15.asp

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Legislative Deal on School Reopening (March 1, 2021)

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr21/yr21rel14.asp

Webinar: How Have State Education Leaders in California, Florida, and New York Responded to and Learned from the COVID-19 Crisis? (March 10, 2021, 1 p.m. PST)

Our Chief Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Stephanie Gregson, will represent the California Department of Education at a national webinar to discuss how state education leaders have responded to and learned from the COVID-19 crisis. Other speakers include:

Dr. Eric Hall, Senior Chancellor, Florida Department of Education

Dr. John D’Agati, Senior Deputy Commissioner, New York Department of Education

Please register via Zoom:

https://albany.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__U1mYI56TpujLa7ORW7r-g

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Program Updates

Student Achievement and Support Division

Opportunity to Participate on the State Superintendent’s American Indian Education Oversight Committee

The California Department of Education (CDE) is excited to announce an opportunity to participate on the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (SSPI) American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC). The AIEOC will provide advice to the SSPI on all aspects of American Indian Education programs established by the state. The AIEOC will allow for the exchange of information among the broader educational team as it will promote educational and cultural understanding and clarification for the success for American Indian students in California. The AIEOC will be working on subjects including reviewing curriculum resources and instructional materials for culturally relevancy, strategies to reduce chronic absenteeism of American Indian students, studying in the impacts of COVID-19 on American Indian students, and identifying specific supports and resources that American Indian centers need to support American Indian students and communities.

To apply to be a member of the AIEOC, please complete and submit an application no later than April 1, 2021. The application can be found on the CDE Application for Appointments web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ap/bc/.

Multilingual Support Division

Newsletters

The Multilingual Support Division (formerly English Learner Support Division) is publishing two newsletters during the COVID-19 school closure: the Distance Learning Parent Newsletter and the Multilingual Updates Newsletter. These newsletters have been published monthly but are moving to an every-other-month schedule starting with the February 2021 issues. The next issues of both newsletters will be published in April 2021.

The February Multilingual Updates Newsletter covers funding, resources, State Board of Education updates, and webinars. The February Distance Learning Parent Newsletter provides resources and activities for parents and families.

To read the newsletters, go to the CDE Multilingual Updates Newsletters web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/elnewsletters.asp.

Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG): English Learner Roadmap (ELR) Implementation

The two EWIG ELR grantees, Californians Together (CalTog) and the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), are available to bring research-based strategies and resources to administrators and educators in order to dramatically accelerate and improve multilingual academic opportunities and outcomes for English learners across California.

For more information about CABE’s Multilingual California Project (MCAP) (https://mcap.gocabe.org/) and CalTog’s English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence (EL RISE!) (https://www.californianstogether.org/el-rise/), please visit the CDE Educator Workforce Investment Grant: EL Roadmap Policy Implementation web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/rm/ewigelrmpolicy.asp. The Upcoming Webinars section below includes details on upcoming EL RISE! and MCAP webinars.

Special Education Division.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA): Preschool During the Pandemic Series

This series, a project by ECTA and produced by Larry Edelman, shares the experiences of practitioners and families from across the country, illustrating how the fields of early education and early childhood special education are successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following episodes are currently available:

  • Episode #1: Overview: Early Childhood Education in Extraordinary Times
  • Episode #2: Teaching Through the Screen, Not On It
  • Episode #3: Reflections on Inclusion in Remote Preschool
  • Episode #4: Equity and Family Support
  • Episode #5: Alia Goes Back to Preschool
  • Episode #6: Bringing a Virtual Classroom to Life
  • Episode #7: My Virtual Preschool Classroom
  • Episode #8: Noah and Pop-Pop Go to Preschool
  • Episode #9: Back to the Classroom: Balancing Social Development and Safety
  • Episode #10: Promoting Social Skills in a Virtual Classroom
  • Episode #11: Rising to the Occasion
  • Episode #12: Engaging Preschoolers with Green Screens

For access to this video series, visit the ECTA Preschool During the Pandemic web page at https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/preschoolpandemic.asp?utm_source=Email_marketing&utm_campaign=PSProvVids4Pand2.4.21&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail

Early Start Webinar Series

To address the needs of Early Start during the coronavirus pandemic, this webinar series offers the following:

  • Telepractice Series, which focuses on web-based strategies to support the development of infants and toddlers in Early Start.
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series, which focuses on preventing, recognizing, and addressing stressors for children, families, and professionals.

Registration for this event can be found on the California Early Start website at https://www.cpeionline.net/ where you will first need to login or create an account, enroll in a webinar series, and then sign up for individual webinars in these series as they become available. These webinar series will continue until May 31, 2021.

For more information on this webinar series, contact Annice Baccay, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, at ABaccay@cde.ca.gov .

Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG): Special Education

The CDE; the California Collaborative for Excellence in Education (CCEE); and the EWIG Special Education grantee, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), have partnered to support educators across the state to learn new techniques addressing the unique challenges teachers and students are facing.

These organizations have created a padlet with resources that include links to webinar series, recommendations on remote design, video assessments in the virtual class, lesson planning guides, and more.

The padlet is available at https://padlet.com/jlevine_CAST/CCIL

For more information on this resource, contact Shamryn Coyle, Director, California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy, at scoyle@cast.org .

Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP)

The SIP project, funded by the CDE Special Education Division, is dedicated to supporting educators and families across California in the design and intentional redesign of inclusive practices to create more equitable and inclusive systems for students with disabilities.

Equity by Design Webinar Series (Part 1): A Conference in A Box Presented by Katie Novak and Mirko Chardin (Fall 2020)

The Equity by Design conference focuses on the following objectives:

  • Understand how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can help to dismantle inequitable systems and practices to provide all students with equal opportunities to learn at high levels.
  • Explore and express the connections between UDL and culturally sustaining pedagogies, trauma-informed practices, and anti-racist teaching practices.
  • Design more equitable, linguistically appropriate, and culturally responsive lessons that elevate and celebrate students in ways that are authentically relevant.

A padlet of recorded webinars and presentation materials from this series can be accessed at https://padlet.com/SIP_Grant/EBDUDL

Equity In Education Course Presented by Epoch Education: A Series of Nine Self-Paced Web Modules

Epoch Education is offering SIP Grantees and California Educators access to nine prerecorded web modules focused on equity in education. Registration will grant you access to the following nine prerecorded web modules until June 1, 2021:

  • Module #1: Becoming Racially and Ethnically Conscious
  • Module #2: Cultivating Cultural Competency
  • Module #3: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as A Lens for Equity
  • Module #4: The Impact of Microaggressions
  • Module #5: Supporting Student Empowerment
  • Module #6: Our Role in Confronting and Overcoming Systemic Oppression
  • Module #7: What is Implicit Bias?
  • Module #8: Debiasing Our Thoughts and Actions
  • Module #9: Exploring Issues of Privilege and Entitlement

Registration for this series can be found on the Supporting Inclusive Practices’ Equity In Education Course Presented by Epoch Education: A Series of Nine Self-Paced Web Modules web page at https://www.sipinclusion.org/events/webinar-1-of-3-culturally-relevant-special-education-process-3/

For additional information on these resources, contact Katie Maloney-Krips, Education Programs Assistant, Special Education Division, at KMaloneyKrips@cde.ca.gov

Webinars - Recap and Upcoming

Webinar Recaps

Professional Learning Webinar Series for Paraeducators: Building a Community of Support

An effective inclusion program requires all staff to be highly trained in supporting students’ individualized needs. Paraeducators play a critical role in providing access to instruction and resulting post-secondary outcomes. This year-long series will focus on roles/responsibility, behavior support, and universal design for learning. This series will focus on paraeducators, teachers, and administrators.

  • Session #1: Roles and Responsibilities and maximizing Paraeducator Support
  • Session #2: Leveraging Inclusive Practices: Accommodations and Modifications are the Foundation for Inclusion
  • Session #3: Paraeducate Self-Advocacy
  • Session #4: Behavior Supports
  • Session #5: Data Collection

A padlet of recorded webinars and presentation materials from this series can be accessed at https://padlet.com/SIP_Grant/Paraeducator

Upcoming Webinars

Special Education In Multilingual Settings (March 6, 2021, 9 to 11 a.m.)

This program provides educators, including site and district EL specialists, with strategies to support English learners with disabilities in any instructional setting and develop Individualized Education Plans with linguistically appropriate goals. These Saturday sessions (more to be scheduled) will highlight connections to the CA EL Roadmap and the CA Practitioner's Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-special-education-in-multilingual-settings/

Child and Adult Food Care Program Emergency Operational Costs Webinar (March 9, 2021, 2 to 3 p.m.)

The CDE Nutrition Services Division will provide a second listening session to provide an overview of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Program. This federally funded reimbursement program is intended to distribute additional funds to CACFP Operators whose reimbursements were reduced during the periods of March 2020ꟷJune 2020 as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, please visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cacfpemeropcostwebinar.asp.

Session #4: Engaging in Professional Learning Using Grades Four Through Six ELD Videos (March 9, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m.)

The CDE Multilingual Support Division, with the support of the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, will host a series of webinars on the CDE Integrated and Designated ELD Video Series. The webinars are designed to engage the field and support educators in incorporating the ELD Video Series in professional learning settings.

The recording of the first three webinars in the series will be posted at a later date.

To register for the third webinar in the series, go to http://bit.ly/CDE-EL-Video-Mar9

CDE Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice Webinar Series

Session #4: Chapter 2: Asset-Based Pedagogy: Student, Family, and Community Engagement for the Academic and Social-Emotional Learning of Multilingual Students (March 17, 2021, 4 to 5:30 p.m.)

The CDE Multilingual Support Division, with the support of the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, will host a series of webinars on the new CDE publication, Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice. The webinar series is designed to engage the field and support educators in incorporating the publication in professional learning settings. The publication chapter authors will be the featured presenters for each webinar.

The recordings of webinars one through three in the series will be posted at a later date.

To register for the fourth webinar in the series, go to https://bit.ly/CDE-EL-03-17-21

CDE Integrated and Designated English Language Development (ELD) Video Series Webinar Series

MCAP Innovations

Between February and July 2021, local educational agencies (LEAs) can explore eight research-based Professional Learning Innovations offered by CABE and five county offices of education. Based on the initial identification of equity gaps through the Liberatory Design framework, LEAs will learn how to implement key Professional Learning Innovations (supporting Principles 1 and 2 of the EL Roadmap) to address gaps in EL opportunities and achievement across the PK–16 pipeline.

For questions regarding MCAP Innovations, please visit the MCAP Innovation Offerings web page at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-page/ or email MCAP staff at mcap@gocabe.org.

Dual Language Teacher Academy (March 6 and April 10, 2021, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day)

This program includes two Saturday modules that will prepare dual language teachers and their colleagues with higher levels of academic Spanish and the pedagogical practices to teach in and support a Spanish dual language program. All modules are aligned with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, third edition, and the CA EL Roadmap. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation1-dlta/

Parent and Family Engagement Leadership Building Multilingual and Multicultural Communities (March 6, April 10, June 12, and July 10, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon each day)

This program includes four modules that build leadership capacity in families and draw upon community funds of knowledge to inform, support, and deepen relationships in a multicultural and multilingual community. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-parent-family-engagement-leadership-building-multilingual-and-multiculural-communities/

Bilingual Teacher Pathway (March 18, April 15 and 29, May 6 and 20, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m. each day)

This program includes six webinars for bilingual paraprofessionals in California who are interested in becoming bilingual teachers. Online courses that act as prerequisites to the credential program and/or exam support are offered. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-bilingual-teacher-pathway/

Dual Language Preschool (Dates to be determined)

In partnership with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Office (FCSS), First 5 Fresno County built the Lighthouse for Children. FCSS will offer five professional learning modules for those interested in designing a high-quality dual language preschool program and best practices for developing language in early learners. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-dual-language-preschool-preschool-early-literacy-development/

Project Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) (Dates to be determined)

The Project GLAD National Training Center has provided exemplary training for educators both nationally and internationally, resulting in increased student access to quality education and high levels of success. Educators, coaches, and administrators develop deep cognition through well-designed lessons that build upon biliteracy, second language acquisition, and reading and writing research. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-project-glad/

Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE) (March 8, April 5, May 3, and June 1, 2021, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day)

This innovation focuses on an equity-centered, culturally and linguistically responsive K–12 instructional literacy approach in English and Spanish. This national academic excellence model for professional development supports schools and districts to implement an approach to prepare students for college, career, and civic participation. For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-writing-redesigned-for-innovative-teaching-and-equity-write-institute/

Structuring District and School Site Support for Newcomer Students (in partnership with Californians Together)

Every year, at all points in the school year, immigrant students enroll in California schools as newcomers. These newly arrived students from other nations enter our schools with a set of unique needs. This workshop, designed for site and district administrators and EL directors/coordinators, provides an overview of who these newcomers are, their needs, and effective school and district responses. Learn about newcomer program models, supporting effective instruction, approaches to assessment and placement, and creating safe havens. Tools and resources will be provided for inquiry, planning, and strengthening services.

For more information or registration on these professional development opportunities, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org

Santa Clara (March 17, 2021)

Contact Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director of School Climate, Leadership, and Instructional Services Department at yee_wan@sccoe.org

Tulare (March 18 and May 3, 2021)

Contact Alesha Moreno-Ramirez, Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, at alesha.ramirez@tcoe.org

English Learner Roadmap 101 for Parents and Families (in partnership with Sobrato Early Academic Language)

Families play a crucial role in the success of their children’s academics. Ensuring they are informed about the English Learner Roadmap will serve as an important bridge to foster stronger school relationships, personal investment, and robust implementation of the English Learner Roadmap. In this session, district and school site personnel will be prepared to deliver English Learner Roadmap workshops to their families so they are:

  • Familiar with the English Learner Roadmap context, policy, and principles
  • Poised to understand their role in effective implementation of the English Learner Roadmap at their child’s school

All print and media resources will be provided in English and Spanish so district and school site personnel are able to empower families to support schools in centralizing the needs of English learners.

For more information on these professional development opportunities or to register, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

Kern COE (March 11, 2021)

Contact Lisa Vargas, Title III/EL Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction, Accountability, at anvargas@kern.org

Santa Clara (April 26, 2021)

Contact Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director of School Climate, Leadership, and Instructional Services Department at yee_wan@sccoe.org

San Diego (March 8, 2021)

Contact Izela Jacobo, Coordinator, at izela.jacobo@sdcoe.net

San Mateo (April 22, 2021)

Contact Erica Ng, EL Coordinator, at eng@smcoe.org

Ventura (May 13, 2021)

Contact Leticia Ramos, Director, English Learner and Dual Language, at leramos@vcoe.org

EL RISE!: English Learner Roadmap-Aligned Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Toolkit Workshops: Using Research-based Tools to Promote Equity for English Learners (in partnership with the Center for Excellence for English Learners)

This interactive workshop will help LEA teams design an LCAP that is aligned to the research-based California English Learner Roadmap Policy and focuses on identifying actions, services, programs, and resources that ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for English learners. Participants will engage with the resources included in the Toolkit and explore the ways they might be used to identify and analyze the needs of their English learners. The training will help LEA teams to identify the Dashboard data and how to use the additional features that are a click away to focus on the achievement of English learners and more effectively understand the achievement and status of their English learners.

For more information or registration on these professional development opportunities, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

Los Angeles COE (March 9 and March 22, 2021)

Contact Mirna Miranda-Welsh, Coordinator II/Title III EL Specialist, at Miranda-Welsh_Mirna@lacoe.edu

Santa Clara COE (March 16, 2021)

Contact Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director of School Climate, Leadership, and Instructional Services Department at yee_wan@sccoe.org

Yolo COE (March 18, 2021)

Contact Heather Schlaman, Program Specialist, English Learner Services and Assessment at Heather.Schlaman@ycoe.org

Designing for Literacy Development in the Hybrid Classroom Webinar Series

  • Session #4: Executive Functions (March 8, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

Changes in our learning context can create barriers to our own executive functions. The skills we have developed in the face-to-face classroom may often not be sufficient to manage this new environment. Use this session to support and build your learners’ executive functions so they can be strategic in their literacy learning.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ut-Iv2nHQ1iWwV2Ghlygnw

  • Session #5: Building Comprehension (April 12, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

Supporting learners to make meaning of and connect to rigorous texts can be even more of a challenge in the hybrid environment than in a traditional classroom. Use this session to consider practices that help learners take information and make it meaningful and usable knowledge.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBpc9Q1hQUG4n8trD6gYoA

  • Session #6: Expression and Communication (May 10, 2021, from 3 p.m.) to 4 p.m.)

Learners are more likely to take academic risks when they see varied models of success and know there are many paths they can take to demonstrate their skills. Use this session to design unique ways for learners to communicate learning and express their abilities.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BYTfpjw3SkKi9RVeEcVaXQ

  • Session #7: Reflection and Goal-Setting (June 14, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

The move to hybrid literacy instruction has revealed barriers to literacy learning that may have always been there, but for which we now need to plan for more intentionally. What have you learned from this past year? What do you want to continue to do next year? Use this session to reflect and plan for your literacy instruction moving forward.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZigoHXHuSWSby2UdyHztkg

For more information on this webinar series, contact Aaron Christensen, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division at SEEWIG@cde.ca.gov

Equity by Design (Part 2): A Conference in the Cloud: A Five-Part Series

Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak presented the first phase of this series in the fall of 2020 and will now present the second phase. This multi-part series will not only feature Chardin and Novak, but they will be presenting with colleague DJ Swiff for professionally produced musical inspiration.

  • Session #1: March 8, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Session #2: March 10, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Session #3: March 15, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Session #4: March 17, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Session #5: March 24, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Registration for this five-part series can be found on Supporting Inclusive Practices’ Equity By Design (Part 2) A Conference in the Cloud: A Five-Part Series web page at https://www.sipinclusion.org/events/equity-by-design-part-2-a-conference-in-the-cloud-a-five-part-series

Professional Learning Webinar Series for Paraeducators: Building a Community of Support

  • Session #6: Social-Emotional Supports (March 11, 2021, from 1 to 2 p.m.)

Presented by Edward Miguel, Ed. D., BCBA, and Melaura Tomaino, Ph.D., BCBA-D

  • Session #7: Universal Design for Learning for Paraeducators (April 8, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Presented by Katie Novak, Ed.D., Novak Educational Consulting, Founder and Executive Director

  • Session #8: Universal Design for Learning for Paraeducators (May 13, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Presented by Katie Novak, Ed.D., Novak Educational Consulting, Founder and Executive Director

Registration for this webinar series can be found on Supporting Inclusive Practices’ Professional Learning Webinar Series for Paraeducators: Building a Community of Support web page at https://www.sipinclusion.org/events/paraprofessional-professional-learning-building-an-inclusive-community-of-support/

From Surviving to Thriving! Four-Part Webinar Series

Across four webinar sessions, Dr. Michele Borba will guide participants from across California through each chapter of her latest book, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. She will outline the seven essential character traits that help children thrive, including the ability to nurture a caring heart, develop a strong mind, and cultivate a determined will. Participants will leave each session with relatable and applicable ideas to help students learn and grow.

This series is designed for families, educators, and all champions for kids and youth and is offered in both spring and summer. The first 1,000 registrants will receive Dr. Borba’s book, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.

Spring Webinar Series

  • Session #1: April 8, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Session #2: April 15, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Session #3: April 22, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Session #4: April 29, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Registration for the spring webinar series can be found on Supporting Inclusive Practices’ From Surviving to Thriving! Spring Series web page at https://www.sipinclusion.org/events/from-surviving-to-thriving-summer-series/

Summer Webinar Series

  • Session #1: June 2, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Session #2: June 9, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Session #3: June 16, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Session #4: June 23, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Registration for the Summer webinar series can be found on Supporting Inclusive Practices’ From Surviving to Thriving! Summer Series web page at https://www.sipinclusion.org/events/from-surviving-to-thriving-summer-series-2/

If you have any questions, contact SIP Project Coordinator Janelle Mercado at jmercado@edcoe.org or Program Assistant Jessica Takacs at jtakacs@edcoe.org.

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