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Events and Trainings

BEST Spring Symposium 2018 - Equity in Action: Shaping Future Outcomes
Lynnwood Convention Center

BEST Grantee Convening

March 13, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Teams of up to 5 members from BEST grantee districts/consortia will gather to examine data, deepen thinking around the Standards for Induction, share practices, and create their plans for the coming year. NOTE: You must be a part of your district's designated team to attend this day.

Mentor-Coach Equity Conference

March 14, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
March 15, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Keynote: “Seeing the Racial Water” by Robin DiAngelo
What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? Dr. DiAngelo will describe the way race shapes the lives of White people, explain what makes racism so hard for White people to see, and identify common White racial patters that prevent us from moving towards greater racial equity. Weaving information, analysis, stories, images, and familiar examples, she provides the framework needed to develop white racial literacy. Although the focus is on white racial identity development, people of color may also find the analysis valuable as it is one that is rarely affirmed or provided in mainstream society.
For more information about our keynote speaker, see Robin’s website.

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Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Cheyenne Braaten at 360-725-6430, TTY (360) 664-3631 or by email, within 3 business days of the event. Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


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For those who have completed the 3-day Mentor Academy 101, BEST now offers an optional day 4 training on mentoring special education teachers.

For more information and registrations, see the training webpage.

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