Equity Online Symposium Summer website hero image

Through NSBA’s Center for Safe Schools and Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE) initiative, you’ll examine the themes of DIRE through the lens of school safety and equity. Come explore the issues and take home solutions to provide healthy, safe, and inclusive schools.

Register Today

Join in the Conversations to Support Safe and Inclusive School Climates

 

On the first day of the event, we will align the work of the Center for Safe Schools and make connections between issues of institutional racism on areas such as student mental health and discipline. Day two will lean deeper into the role of the board in understanding and interrupting systemic impediments to safe and inclusive school environments.

Key Themes:

  • Actions for Equity
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Mental Health Supports
  • Restorative Justice
  • Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools

 

Check back in the coming weeks for more details on sessions and speakers.

Day 1: July 13

1–4:30 p.m. EST

 

Keynote Presentation

   

Student Performances

Stories from the Field Presentations—Building Community to Promote Safe and Inclusive Schools
N
ational experts in the areas of Social and Emotional Learning and Restorative Justice will share inspirational stories and lessons learned through their personal journeys. Presenters will focus on how to better meet the unique needs of each student by developing a deeper understanding of their backgrounds and needs, building relationships, and creating empowering environments to transform school climates.

Stories from the Field Panel Discussion 
This panel discussion will focus on the lessons learned from the presenters and how they can be applied to real world settings in the hopes of incorporating a comprehensive approach to promote inclusive environments and meet the unique needs of each student.

DIRE Presentation
Education leaders from around the country share what Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE) means to them, how they are taking steps to address these challenges in their own communities, and how NSBA’s DIRE initiative is supporting their initiatives.

General Session–Rethinking the Role of the School Resource Officer (SRO)
Public schools were created to provide safe learning environments. Keeping in mind the impacts of COVID-19 and racial and mental health concerns, school districts must re-examine the use of School Resource Officers (SROs) and law enforcement in their communities. This session will bring together national experts to engage in a discussion on the full role of SROs in schools, and to provide districts with the key points to understand when making the decision if SROs are right for their educational community. And for districts utilizing SROs, this session will also offer best practices in selecting, training, and working with law enforcement to maximize their ability to serve as transformational figures in the school community.

Day 2: July 14

1–4:30 p.m. EST

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Student Performances


Stories from the Field Presentations—Actions for Inclusion
Local leaders in education and NSBA Equity Council members will discuss the role of inclusion in creating safe and supportive school climates. Presenters will share their personal and motivating stories that highlight actions to increase inclusion in all aspects of the school community.

Stories from the Field Panel Discussion 
This panel discussion will focus on the lessons learned from the presenters and how they can be applied to real world settings in the hopes of incorporating a comprehensive approach to promote inclusive environments and meet the unique needs of each student. 

DIRE Presentation
Education leaders from around the country share what Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE) means to them, how they are taking steps to address these challenges in their own communities, and how NSBA’s DIRE initiative is supporting their initiatives.

 

General Session—Presented by The Education Trust

 

 

Registration

Fee: $150

Includes all sessions on both days plus a link to the recording after the event is over.

Register Today

Share on Social Media

 

Get more school leaders involved and educated on equity and safety issues. Once you've registered, download these graphics and post to your social media channels and encourage others to attend with you. Embed the URL https://nsba.org/Events/Equity-Online-Symposium-2021-Summer and use #NSBAEquity.

 

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter
NSBQ Equity Symposium 2021 Summer I'm Attending LinkedIn graphic NSBA Equity Symposium 2021 Summer I'm Attending Facebook graphic NSBA Equity Symposium 2021 Summer I'm Attending Twitter graphic
Right click on the graphic and choose "save as" to save the image to your computer. 

About Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE)

As schools across the country responded to acts of systemic racism in the summer of 2020, NSBA launched the DIRE initiative to assist state school boards associations and other education leaders in addressing racial inequities. Learn more about DIRE.

About the Center for Safe Schools

NSBA’s Center for Safe Schools (CSS) provides a national forum and platform by which school district leaders and staff, students, parents, and communities can educate, engage, and be empowered to ensure that schools are a safe place to learn and grow. Learn more about CSS.

Equity Councils

NSBA Councils offer unique opportunities for school board members and school leaders to get involved, strengthen their advocacy skills, and be part of a dynamic collaboration. Learn more, join a council, and be an active part of the solution for equity in our schools. Council members serve in an advisory capacity to the NSBA and promote quality education for all students with emphasis on the problems and successes of the students in their demographic area.