Building Connections Webinar Series
About the Series
Join CLSBA for meaningful conversation in August and September, our 2021 Building Connections Professional Learning Webinar Series offers insightful perspectives and research while providing school board members with background knowledge and expertise related to current issues such as Promoting Equity in Math Education, Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Latino/a/x Students, and Dual Enrollment Equity and Affordability.
All sessions will run from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (PST) and there is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Stay tuned for more information on how to register. View a summary of upcoming topics below and subscribe to our mailing list for webinar updates.
PROMOTING EQUITY IN MATH EDUCATION
Thursday, August 12
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
Not all students have the same access to rigorous curriculum materials which perpetuates the opportunity gap, especially for students who have been systemically underserved. High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) in Math need to be culturally responsive, equitable, and accessible to all students, including English Language Learners. HQIM in mathematics provides a roadmap for educators to re-imagine more equitable systems. This webinar will provide guidance on how school board members can support districts to adopt quality instructional materials.
- The importance of culturally responsive education
- Share strategies for advocating for HQIM at the state level and in local communities.
- Highlight available resources for supporting HQIM in mathematics
- The Education Trust-West
- Californians Together
- English Learners Success Forum
- Dr. Barbara Flores, Elected Trustee, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Dr. Barbara Flores
California Latino School Boards Association
Director of Educator Engagement
The Education Trust-West
English Learners Success Forum
MEETING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF LATINo/a/x STUDENTS
Thursday, August 26
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
Join school board members for a virtual panel discussion examining how mental wellness impacts education. The purpose of the panel is to hear the perspectives of public education leaders on how they are addressing mental health and wellness and how to impact student wellbeing. This webinar will offer school board members strategies and resources for how to address mental wellness for Latino/a/x and other racially diverse communities.
Learn more HERE about the Wellness program collaboration between Auburn Union School District, Placer County Office of Education and Children System of Care.
- Share strategies for implementing policies that address mental health and social emotional learning.
- Collaborate and discuss how school board leaders can partner with fellow stakeholder groups
- Provide a culturally safe learning environment for school board leaders
- Highlight available resources for implementing mental health policies on a district level
- Amber Lee-Alva, Superintendent, Auburn Union School District
- Michelle Lucci Garcia, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Auburn Union School District
- Laurie Balsano-Wright, Principal, Skyridge Elementary School, Auburn Union School District
- Amy Barrios, Youth Promotora, Latino Leadership Council
- Michelle Sierra-Sammons, Vice President, Auburn Union School District
Vice President, Auburn Union School District
Superintendent, Auburn UnionSchool District
Michelle Lucci Garcia
Assistant Superintendent of Educational ServicesAuburn Union School District
Principal, Skyridge Elementary School, Auburn Union School District
Youth Promotora, Latino Leadership Council
DUAL ENROLLMENT: EQUITY AND AFFORDABILITY FOR LATINo/a/x STUDENTS
Thursday, September 9
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
College Credit for High School Students
Join school board members for a virtual panel discussion examining how dual enrollment fosters a positive impact for Latino/a/x students and what school boards leaders can do to support these actions. The dual enrollment component of K–12 education is a dynamic and changing part of the landscape. As legislation and initiatives for these programs are expanding across the US, school board leaders must be knowledgeable of the opportunities for students seeking advanced scholastic courses. The purpose of this panel is to showcase how one district and one neighboring community college are working together. This webinar will offer school board members strategies and resources for how to enhance educational opportunities for college access for Latino/a/x students and other racially diverse communities.
- Share strategies for implementing policies that address dual enrollment.
- Collaborate and discuss how school board leaders can partner with colleges.
- Provide a culturally safe learning environment for school board leaders.
- Highlight available resources for implementing dual enrollment policies on a district level.
- Dr. Jose Fierro, President, Cerritos College
- Sergio Garcia, Principal, Artesia High School, ABC Unified School District
- Dr. Jose Garza, Site Administrator, Kern High School District
- Marisa Perez, Board of Trustees, Cerritos College
- Dr. Olga Rios, Elected Trustee ABC Unified School District
Dr. Olga Rios
Elected Trustee, ABC Unified School District
Dr. Jose Fierro
President, Cerritos College
Principal,Artesia High School, ABC Unified School District
Dr. Jose Garza
Site Administrator, Kern High School District
Board of Trustees,Cerritos College