A game-changing, virtual professional development experience for educators

May 19-20, 2022

$75

1 DAY

$125

2 DAYS

*Group rates also available

Welcome to Equity Summit

The goal of the Equity Summit is to provide a necessary space for educators to reflect, learn, share, and practice strategies to better support all students. At Skyrocket, we strive to amplify the voices of all educators committed to developing and engaging in equitable practices.

Join educators from across the country to learn, share experiences, and connect online. This 2-day professional development event, applicable to all educators and educational staff, will stream live virtual sessions, workshops and group discussions to give you a deeper understanding of what it means to be an equity advocate. You will leave with valuable tools and ideas to implement in your classrooms, schools and with other stakeholders.

2022 Equity Summit Theme

Reflection For Healing

This Equity Summit, we will explore healing our hearts and minds in a space where educators can reflect, collaborate, and uncover what it truly means to practice equity.

Each session will fall into at least one of the 6 Summit Strands. Learn more about each Strand and explore the 2022 schedule below.

Explore the Summit Strands

Healing through Social Emotional learning aims to address healing the hearts and minds of both students and educators. Equitable practices coupled with social emotional learning practices can create caring, just, inclusive and flourishing school communities. Presentations in this strand will support all staff in understanding how simple social emotional strategies can re-engage and empower all students to feel comfortable and safe while pursuing their education.

Academic Engagement helps create and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent learning and collaboration, shrink long- standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. Presentations in this strand will support teachers in developing innovative approaches to instruction that empower all students to engage and advocate for their learning.

When we amplify voices, we are advocating for the voices that have been systematically silenced in the past. Meaningful amplification of voices can provide a foundation for advocacy and create safe classrooms where everyone feels heard, respected and part of a community. Presentations in this strand focus on how we can use equitable practices to amplify voices for a more equitable future.

Effective partnerships require educators, families, and communities to deepen collaboration and authentically engage in meaningful ways. Presentations in this strand will focus on leveraging inclusive practices that foster significant engagement with families and communities, empowering them with tools beyond the classroom.

What practices, structures, and supports empower teachers to develop their craft? Presentations in this strand will explore topics such as growing leaders within schools and regions, establishing and supporting professional learning communities, leveraging positions to advocate for all our students, and developing pedagogical knowledge.

Moving from “I” to “we” is an essential component of equity-focused work. Teams of educators build trust and safety across their differences and explore the emotions that come up in the process. Presentations in this strand provide practical and applicable support for engaging in regular, open communication about equity in schools that bring communities closer to the collective purpose.

Event Schedule

Day 1 is a full day of your choice of 2-hour virtual, hands-on workshops on different topics surrounding equity.
Day 2 is a full day of your choice of 20 minute chats and 1-hour sessions on different topics surrounding equity.

9:00
-
9:20

INTRO SESSION

9:30
-
11:30

Re-Engagement Series | Moving Forward with Intention: Developing your SEL plan

Keira Kingdom and Maggie Ayala

Trauma- Informed Teaching Strategies for the Everyday Classroom AND Building Rapport through Trauma Informed Practices

Lucia Serio and Samantha Little

Showing up for LGBTQ+ Students: Tiny Acts that Make a Powerful Impact

Sarah Fordyce and Juilenne Cunningham

LUNCH

12:30
-
2:30

Grading for Equity

Maggie Ayala

Amplifying the LGBTQ+ Student Voice​

Tamara Thomas and Stacy Williamson​

AP English and Service Learning​

Caroline Lynch and Nicole Barnes​

9:00
-
9:20

INTRO SESSION

9:30
-
10:25

No News is Good News and Other SEL Myths: Collective Wellbeing and the Fostering of Staff Voices

Joseph Barros and Jeniffer Estell

Using Neuroscience and SEL to Combat Racial and Socio-economic Trauma

Keira Kingdom and Victor Escobar

Quick Math Wins: Increase Engagement of Students Who Struggle

Juliana Tapper

10:30
-
10:55

11:00
-
11:25

No News is Good News and Other SEL Myths: A Follow-Up Chat on Plans of Action

Joseph Barros and Jennifer Estell

Building Community Relationships to Provide Free Public Transportation to our Students

Bryan Gillespie

A New and Improved Vision for Our Brown and Black Male Students

Victor Escobar

Cultrally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Daniela Lup

LUNCH

12:30
-
12:55

1:00
-
1:25

A Path Forward: Healing through Social and Emotional Learning

Andrea Dalde, Brianna Benson, Amber Mendez, Corey Newman

Maximize Your Outreach in Minimal Time With Mail Meteor

Jennifer Price

Equity Considerations for SWD During and After COVID-19 School Closures

Waneka Cabrera

Student Talk: Equitable Engagement

Charlotte McClain

1:30
-
1:55

2:00
-
2:25

The Need for Financial Literacy

Annette Uribe

Struggles of the First Generation Students

Alex Baick

Unintentional Bias

Cynthia Martin and Bernadette Grant

Culture and Language -
Beyond Grammar

Dawn Steele

2:30
-
2:45

CLOSING SESSION

Event Schedule

Day 1 is a full day of your choice of 2-hour virtual, hands-on workshops on different topics surrounding equity.
Day 2 is a full day of your choice of 20 minute chats and 1-hour sessions on different topics surrounding equity.

9:00 - 9:20

INTRO SESSION

9:30 - 11:30

Re-Engagement Series | Moving Forward with Intention: Developing your SEL plan

Keira Kingdom and Maggie Ayala

Trauma- Informed Teaching Strategies for the Everyday Classroom AND Building Rapport through Trauma Informed Practices

Lucia Serio and Samantha Little

Showing up for LGBTQ+ Students: Tiny Acts that Make a Powerful Impact

Sarah Fordyce and Juilenne Cunningham

LUNCH

12:30 - 2:30

Grading for Equity

Maggie Ayala

Amplifying the LGBTQ+ Student Voice​

Tamara Thomas and Stacy Williamson

AP English and Service Learning​

Caroline Lynch and Nicole Barnes​

9:00 - 9:20

INTRO SESSION

9:30 - 10:25

No News is Good News and Other SEL Myths: Collective Wellbeing and the Fostering of Staff Voices

Joseph Barros and Jeniffer Estell

Using Neuroscience and SEL to Combat Racial and Socio-economic Trauma

Keira Kingdom and Victor Escobar

Quick Math Wins: Increase Engagement of Students Who Struggle

Juliana Tapper

10:30 - 10:55

No News is Good News and Other SEL Myths: A Follow-Up Chat on Plans of Action

Joseph Barros and Jennifer Estell

10:30 - 11:25

A New and Improved Vision for Our Brown and Black Male Students

Victor Escobar

Cultrally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Daniela Lup

11:00 - 11:25

Building Community Relationships to Provide Free Public Transportation to our Students

Bryan Gillespie

LUNCH

12:30 - 12:55

A Path Forward: Healing through Social and Emotional Learning

Andrea Dalde, Brianna Benson, Amber Mendez, Corey Newman

12:30 - 1:25

Equity Considerations for SWD During and After COVID-19 School Closures

Waneka Cabrera

Student Talk: Equitable Engagement

Charlotte McClain

1:00 - 1:25

Maximize Your Outreach in Minimal Time With Mail Meteor

Jennifer Price

1:30 - 1:55

The Need for Financial Literacy

Annette Uribe

1:30 - 2:25

Unintentional Bias

Cynthia Martin and Bernadette Grant

Culture and Language - Beyond Grammar

Dawn Steele

2:00 - 2:25

Putting the 1st Generation First

Alex Baick

2:30 - 2:45

CLOSING SESSION

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Teachers, Principles and School administrators, University Students, Curriculum Directors, School Leaders and Coaches, Learning Specialists, School Board Members, and anyone in the educational community dedicated to creating equitable spaces in their schools and classrooms.

All sales are final but include access to all take-home resources. In addition to resources, all recordings will be available to you for a month after the event.

Groups of 10 or more can qualify for the group rate. Please fill out the registration form and be sure to indicate the amount of tickets you need.

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