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"The 2023 Learning and Justice for ALL Institute"

This institute expands on learning from The NASA Learning and Justice for ALL Conferences IN 2021 & 2022; however, attendance at such IS NOT a prerequisite! NO HOMEWORK! Group activities and guided practices will occur during the listed session times.

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"The 2023 Learning and Justice for ALL Institute"
"The 2023 Learning and Justice for ALL Institute"

Time & Location

May 06, 2023, 8:00 AM – May 20, 2023, 4:00 PM

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About the Event

NASA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE: "The 2023 Learning and Justice for ALL Institute." Held Virtually

This institute expands on learning from The NASA Learning and Justice for ALL Conferences in 2021 & 2022; however, attendance at such IS NOT a prerequisite for attendance in this institute! NO HOMEWORK! Group activities and guided practices will occur during the listed session times below.

The following topics will be taught & discussed under the facilitation of Dr. Zachary Robbins, current Superintendent of Marysville, Washington School District and Nevada's 2022 High School Principal of the Year:

Eliminating Jim Crow Discipline in K-12 Educational Contexts

Saturday May 6, 2023: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday May 8, 2023: 4:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Tuesday May 9, 2023: 4:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Fostering Connectedness and Belonging for Diverse Learners in Schools

Wednesday May 10, 2023: 4:30 PM- 8:15 PM

Thursday May 11, 2023: 4:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Saturday May 13, 2023: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (30 minute lunch break)

Implicit Bias, Racial Bias, and Culturally Responsive Relationships with Students

Wednesday May 17, 2023: 4:30 PM- 8:15 PM

Thursday May 18, 2023: 4:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Saturday May 20, 2023: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (30 minute lunch break)

FOR $25 OFF, ENTER PROMO CODE "JUSTICE" AT CHECKOUT!

$200 for Learning and Justice for ALL Conference Alumni $225 for NASA Members $250 for Non-NASA Members

Earn 3 credits (that's 45 hours) toward license renewal 15 CUs in CCSD & Salary Advancement in Clark & most NV Counties

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. Zachary Scott Robbins

Superintendent, Marysville Washington

Gerald Robinson

Licensed Social Worker

President of Creative Restorative Practice Services

Dr. Frederic Washington

Assistant Professor of Education, Virginia Union University

Dr. Danielle Stewart

President of iChange Collaborative

Dr. Jeremy L. Pearson

School Psychologist and Faculty at Towson University

Sharon Bradley

President of RestorativeFlo Educational Solutions

Livia Chan

Head Teacher, Author, and Blogger

Dana Michelle Fergins

Professor- Southern University System

Dr. Greta Peay

Chief Executive Officer of Infinity: Diversity Matters

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION - THIS OPTION IS NOT NECESSARY FOR NEVADA EDUCATORS

This option IS NOT necessary for Nevada Educators as NASA has issued license renewal credit that ALSO counts for salary advancement time in Clark County and many of Nevada's school districts and charters since 1976.

IF participants wish to ALSO EARN graduate level credit from The University of California, San Diego, they MAY ALSO, register for the following three one credit course offerings by following these steps:

Step 1- Go to the University of California San Diego Extension website https://myextension.ucsd.edu/

Step 2- Click on Create an Account to create your student account.

Step 4- AFTER you create your account, you need to click on the shopping cart.

Step 5- Type the following course numbers (one at a time) in the browse courses box and add the courses to your cart.

172433

AC

EDUC-42361 001

Eliminating Jim Crow Discipline in K-12 Educational Contexts

Robbins, Zachary

05/06/23 - 05/09/23

172435

AC

EDUC-42357 001

Fostering Connectedness and Belonging for Diverse Learners in Schools

Robbins, Zachary

05/10/23 - 05/13/23

172436

AC

EDUC-42358 001

Implicit Bias, Racial Bias and Culturally Responsive Relationships with Students

Robbins, Zachary

05/17/23 - 05/20/23

The ADDITIONAL cost for three courses will be $165 ONLY IF graduate credit from the University of California, San Diego is desired OR needed for educators outside Nevada. Again, this OPTION IS NOT necessary for Nevada educators!

BIOGRAPHIES IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Dr. Zachary Robbins

Dr. Zachary Scott Robbins is the Superintendent of the Marysville School District in Washington State and the author of Restorative Justice Tribunal and Ways to Derail Jim Crow Discipline in Schools. He has “turned around” schools in Boston and Las Vegas and is honored to be the 2022 Nevada High School Principal of the Year. Dr. Robbins was the 2021 City of Las Vegas African-American Trailblazer in Education Award Recipient, and in 2021 he was the President-Elect of the Secondary School Principals Association of Nevada. He publishes commentary and news articles for various media outlets and makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss politics and education.

Dr. Robbins and his team established the first restorative justice program in Nevada. His school was a training hub in restorative practices for Nevada educators. He coached state leaders in restorative practices on behalf of the Nevada Department of Education and informed education policy development. Dr. Robbins continues training teachers and school leaders in restorative practices through online courses he has developed and through occasional consulting engagements.

Dr. Robbins was educated at Howard University in Washington, DC, and he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration at the Boston College Lynch School of Education. You can find Dr. Robbins on Twitter at DrZacRobbins.

Articles by and about Robbins:

https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/2021-african-american-trailblazer-service-awards-winners

https://www.k12dive.com/news/learning-policy-institute-outlines-strategies-to-improve-equity-through-res/609205/

https://districtadministration.com/3-school-district-ideas-ease-covid-staff-teacher-shortages/

https://www.edutopia.org/article/leading-through-staffing-shortage

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-school-leaders-can-navigate-conflicting-demands-year

https://www.edutopia.org/article/leadership-alleviates-stress

https://www.edutopia.org/article/reaching-chronically-absent-students-during-distance-learning

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-make-teaching-online-feel-less-isolating

https://www.worldedsummit.com/speakers/dr-zachary-scott-robbins/

Mr. Gerald P. Robinson

Gerald is the Co-Founder and President of Creative Restorative Practices Services, LLC. He served as a Restorative Practices Project Facilitator and Licensed Social Worker with the Clark County School District for 12 years. He recently retired after a 31-year career in Social Work. Mr. Robinson currently serves as a part-time Restorative Practices Specialist Contractor with the Nevada Department of Education in the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment. He is also instrumental in designing a Restorative Practices Framework for the Doral Academy of Nevada Charter School System. Mr. Robinson began his career as a Foster Care Social Worker in 1991 with the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. He later advanced to a Program Specialist position responsible for recruiting and marketing of the Foster Care Program and Supervised a Foster Care Unit at Clark County Department of Family Services. Mr. Robinson was a Child Welfare Training Specialist for the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), where he remains as a part-time instructor for the School of Social Work. Mr. Robinson obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1992 and his Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1997, both from UNLV. Mr. Robinson is licensed with the State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and the Nevada State Board of Education. He is a former Rebel Football player at UNLV and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. Mr. Robinson has been married for 21 years to his wife, Flossie, and has two boys, Blair, who is 30, and Gerick, who is 19 years of age. He enjoys traveling to watch his youngest son play college football and spending time with his family.

Dr. Frederic Washington

Since 2004, Dr. Frederic Washington has served as an advocate for education through mentoring and advising diverse students, teaching, policy research, freelance consulting, and serving on education-related panels and nonprofit boards. Dr. Washington has also presented at local and state school board meetings, educator training sessions, education interest groups, and the House Education Committee at the Louisiana Legislature. He has authored several publications relative to education, policy, and governance.

Dr. Washington is a sociologist of education and education generalist with broad teaching and research interests including: K-16 curriculum/teaching, leadership/policy studies, student services, special education, and educational technology. He is actively involved in discussing current issues in education and the social impact on communities. His passion for education stems from the experience of defying several odds as a student and ultimately achieving.

Dr. Danielle Steward

Dr. Steward, president of iChange Collaborative, has conducted hundreds of conversations with thousands of students, parents, and educators about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in education. She consults with schools, coaches leaders, conducts professional development workshops, and facilitates iChange’s long-standing Educators of Color Affinity Group. She is the co-author of Facilitating Conversations about Race in the Classroom (Routledge, 2022).

She is a dynamic presenter who brings passion and purpose for community engagement and education advocacy into every conversation she leads. She founded The Community Empowerment Foundation, College Prep and Connect Clinic, and In School Spirit. Through collaborative partnerships, she designs programs that ignite the school spirit and positive academic experiences of students of color.

Dr. Jeremy Pearson

Dr. Pearson is an experienced psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in Education. He is skilled in Teaching, Behavior Analysis, Team Building, Public Speaking, Leadership, and Data Analysis. Dr. Pearson teaches undergraduate and graduate classes both online and in person. He is an exemplary healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in School Psychology from Penn State University.

Sharon Bradley

Sharon is an educational consultant who serves as a school district administrator where she has helped shape the district’s approach to social and emotional development and truancy prevention for all students. Throughout her 22 years in education, she has served as director, alternative high school principal, assistant principal, dropout prevention program coordinator, general education teacher, and special education teacher. Currently, she supports programs such as: Truancy prevention, Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Parent Education and Engagement. Sharon Bradley has recently been recognized by Education-First "SEL in Action" and CEO Magazine for her innovative efforts of leveraging SEL to help decrease chronic absenteeism. Sharon is the author of the reference guide "Chronic Absenteeism: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Schools, Families and Communities". She is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Special Education; and her master's degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A & M University.

Livia Chan

Livia is a Head Teacher, author, blogger, and speaker deeply passionate about community, leading with heart and positivity, seeing things as gifts, and daily lifelong learning. She believes in the power of connections and thoroughly enjoys building relationships. Livia lives by the belief that it is through every ATOMIC interaction that we have the opportunity to intentionally uplift others through our love, kindness, and gratitude. We can brighten their day by making an impact on their lives and an imprint on their hearts. When every interaction is gifted through our loving hearts, we help all feel seen, valued, heard and appreciated.

For over 23 years, Livia has continued to experience the pure joy of teaching K-5 in Vancouver, Canada, where she also earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum &Instruction at the University of British Columbia. Along with being a classroom teacher, she is honored to be a member of the Teach Better Team as the Digital Content Coordinator. Previously, Livia served on the Burnaby District Staff Development Team in learning Technologies supporting K-12 educators and currently serves on her District’s Mentorship Committee and Building Your Leadership Capacity Committee. Her motto is “Working together to better ourselves, each other, and the world around us.”

She would love to connect with you on Twitter and other popular social media platforms @LiviaChanL or at livchan.com.

Dana Michelle Fergins

Dr. Fergins is an Adjunct Professor for Southern University-Shreveport in the Division of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education.

A career education advocate, Dana Michelle Fergins brings more than 20 years of experience in public education and higher education. Time and time again, she has made a difference during her distinguished career in state test scores, student success, discipline, professional development, and motivational/transformational speaking, and conference presentations. A two-time graduate of the Louisiana State University of Shreveport, where she earned a bachelor's and master's degree. Ms. Fergins also holds a master’s degree in History from Louisiana Tech University. She has certifications in history, Principal, Supervisor of Student Teaching, and Leadership Training.

Ms. Fergins has received recognition for her extraordinary career in education, her steadfast dedication to furthering equitable education, her tireless advocacy for education and children, and her passionate support of women and youth. She currently serves on two placements for Leadership Training for the Junior League of Collin County. And, she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Dr. Greta Peay

Dr. Peay joined the Clark County School District (CCSD) in 1987, following eight awesome years of service within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has dedicated thirty-nine years of service to the education profession. Her career is best described as a change agent and an advocate for equity, diversity, social justice, and equitable opportunities. Greta Peay is locally and nationally known for her professional development skills to educate others about best practices in literacy, language acquisition, differentiated instruction, and the cultural competency continuum. She retired from the Clark County School District as the Chief, Instructional Services Officer.

Currently, Greta is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of her own consulting company, Infinity: Diversity Matters. She is listed in the Marquis Who Who’s 2020-2021 directory as an expert in her field. Greta also received the Outstanding Educator award, Public Education Foundation, September 2020.

Tickets

  • Former L & J for ALL Conf Alum

    $200.00
    +$5.00 service fee
    Sale ended
  • NASA Members

    $225.00
    +$5.63 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Non-NASA Members

    $250.00
    +$6.25 service fee
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