Leading Voices: Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments – Dr. Christina Pate in Conversation with State and District Leaders
Safe and supportive learning environments are critical for achieving equitable outcomes, particularly for underserved students.
Join WestEd for the first session in their Leading Voices Online Conversation Series, which spotlights scholarly and practitioner perspectives on pressing education issues. This session is designed to support your efforts to create the conditions necessary for equitable teaching and learning.
Building on research and experience in the field, Dr. Christina Pate, Director of Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) services at WestEd, and Jenny Betz, Senior Program Associate at WestEd, will lead a conversation with Regina Timms, Program Manager for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments at the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), and Dr. Rose Prejean-Harris, Director of Social and Emotional Learning in Atlanta Public Schools (APS).
Drawing from WestEd’s recent work with NMPED and APS, panelists will review current research, discuss the essentials of SSLE, and describe how they implement, scale, and sustain this work.
Discussion topics for this conversation include:
- Centering equity and cultural responsiveness in SSLE work
- Collaboration and co-creation
- Effective systems and structures
- Challenges in creating safe and supportive learning environments
- Opportunities that SSLE work can offer
This webinar is intended for:
- State education leaders and staff
- Regional/county education leaders and staff
- School district education leaders and staff
- Other education leaders and decision-makers