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Equity Webinar Series

September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Equity Webinar Series

ASBA is excited to continue the equity webinar series this year. Are you interested in educational equity in your school district? Do you want to understand the issues facing Arizona students and teachers? Hear from content area experts and school board members on the challenges and opportunities in Arizona schools. We hope you’ll join us for one or all of the webinars!

Equity Webinar Series Agenda

09/19/2019Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: A Focus on Foster Youth Population12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Listen here
10/23/2019Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: Refugee/Immigrant12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Listen here
01/22/2020Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: Rural/Remote12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Listen here
02/19/2020Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: Allies (What is an Ally?)12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Listen here
03/18/2020CANCELED (This webinar will be rescheduled) Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: Special Education12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.CANCELED
04/15/2020Advancing Equity Through Deeper Learning: Gifted Education12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Listen here

Webinar Descriptions:

Thursday, September 19, 12-1 pm

Join us to build your awareness and understanding of the scope and impact of foster care on Arizona youth and the ways in which school district leaders can best serve and support this population of learners to ensure equitable access, opportunities and outcomes. This webinar will feature leaders from FosterEd and the Arizona Department of Education, and a school district leader who will discuss the issue through the lens of growing up in foster care.

Wednesday, October 23, 12-1 pm

While there have been many conversations around immigrants and refugees taking place on the national stage, there are conversations happening more locally. What are some of the challenges our refugee and immigrant students and families face in Arizona and how can we better meet our responsibility to serve this vulnerable population. Join us as we speak with the International Rescue Committee and Aliento on what districts can do to support immigrant and refugee students.

Wednesday, January 22, 12-1 pm

While many of the challenges facing public education in Arizona are system-wide (e.g. funding shortage, teacher crisis), these challenges and others can be particularly difficult for our rural and remote districts. These district, while small in size, represent the majority of school districts in Arizona. Join us and we welcome rural/ remote school leaders to discuss the specific needs of the students in their districts.

Wednesday, February 19, 12-1 pm

As education leaders, we often view ourselves and allies to our students and communities but what does it really mean to be an ally? Join us as we welcome Melia Dunn, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and Upcoming ASBA Equity Event 2020 Featured Speaker. We will discuss what allyship is and what it is not by examining effective supports and ineffective missteps to help you become a better ally.

CANCELED (This webinar will be rescheduled) Wednesday, March 18, 12-1 pm

Join us as we welcome representatives for the Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Students Services and Raising Special Kids to discuss current “hot topics” in special education including “inclusive practices” and funding. Boards will gain insights on what to ask and consider when making decisions impacting this population.

Wednesday, April 15, 12-1 pm

What does it mean to be gifted and how do you measure it? What are some of the specific needs and challenges gifted students face? How can districts work to expand and develop gifted services to traditionally underrepresented students? Join us as we welcome the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented and a district gifted education coordinator to answer these questions and more.


September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
April 15 @ 4:00 pm