11th Annual Readiness Summit

Choose Your Breakouts

We are asking you to indicate which you’re most interested in, but don’t worry – you can change your mind! Most of our breakouts will only be offered once, except for the Racial Wealth Gap Simulation, which will be offered during both breakout sessions.

First, read the descriptions of the breakouts below, then pick only one from First Group. THEN, choose one breakout from the Second Group.

FIRST GROUP OF BREAKOUTS – Equity: Let’s Act – 11 a.m.-noon

Conscious Discipline: Let's Get It Started! Next Steps for Administrators

 

Plan your next steps with Conscious Discipline to reduce stress in adults and children; increase test scores and teaching time; build a positive school climate and create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for ALL children and adults.

Anita Craighead, Preschool Promise Conscious Discipline and Curriculum Coach

Hertia Mims, Preschool Promise Coaching Specialist

Susan Hampel, Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor

Effectively Using Books in the Classroom to Address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Children notice racial differences at a very early age and learn ideas and assumptions from the structural and historic racism they observe around them. In this session, we will explore teaching and talking about race in the early childhood classroom, using picture books.

Kathleen Moore, Dayton Metro Library

Jen Ramig-Dodge, 2nd Grade Teacher, Springfield City School District

Angela Shelton, Preschool Teacher Leader, Dayton Public Schools

HB 318 Suspensions & Expulsions

 

Participants will learn strategies for implementing Ohio HB 318, which requires districts to employ Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and multi-tiered behavioral supports (MTSS) to help reduce disciplinary referrals, especially for grades Pre-K-3rd grade.

David Taylor, Deputy Superintendent, DECA, moderator

Lisa Golden, Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr. Valerie Alloy, OMHAS ECMH Lead

Malissa Doster, Executive Director, Yellow Springs Community Childcare Center

Jackie Renegado, SEL Supervisor, Montgomery County ESC

Eric Wright, Dayton Leadership Academies

Dion Sampson, DPS School Board

How to Help your Organization

be Anti-Racist

 

Participants will be led through a discussion, guided by the book How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi, and will learn how institutions can move toward becoming truly anti-racist and what that means.

Michael Carter, Sinclair College, Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Diversity Officer

Racial Wealth Gap Experience

Interactive simulation that will help participants understand the polices (historic and current) that have created the massive racial wealth gap in America. This understanding is the first step towards ending the divide.

Mark Willis, Director, Hall Hunger Initiative

Cultural Humility and Equity

Explore concepts of cultural humility vs. cultural competence, the depths of culture beyond surface-level differences such as food and dress, and how this relates to equity in our schools and communities.

Darsheel Kaur, Restorative Practitioner, Community Educator, Facilitator, Writer; Kaur Restorative Solutions

Helping Our Boys Be Their Best

Participants will hear about the differences between the ways girls’ and boys’ brains are wired. They will learn strategies to support boys’ development, with a strong focus on involving positive male role models in the classroom.

Kwanah Bronaugh, CEO, KB Educational Staffing Services;

Michael Newsom, Fatherhood Director, Montgomery County Office of Strategic Initiatives

FIRST GROUP OF BREAKOUTS – Equity: Let’s Act – 11 a.m.-noon

Please choose one. 

SECOND GROUP OF BREAKOUTS – Equity: Let’s Act – 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

This session will explore how educators develop trust and cultural awareness, challenge implicit biases, and engage in critical reflection as they create a class and schoolwide community, that respects and enables students to become independent learners pursuing high-quality academic achievement.

Rochonda Nenonene, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Dayton, School of Education and Health Sciences, Department of Teacher Education

I Matter: Wellness Starts with Me

 

Since the quality of our relationships is heavily dependent on our own physical and mental well-being, this session encourages and offers ways to prioritize taking care of ourselves to be able to build strong connections with the children who need us the most, and because our relationships with young children set the foundation for all future relationships and learning experiences- our wellness matters! Use self-care to boost mental health and wellness. Building on DJ’s insights, together we will plan and practice ways to reduce stress and find joy.

Grace Schoessow, MS, Early Childhood Mental Health Program, Coordinator Whole Child Matters Initiative Greene County ESC

Lynne Willis, Specialist, Quality Programs, 4C for Children

Recovering from Desegregation: The Persistence of Inequity

This is an interactive session addressing how the historical path of desegregation led back to segregation and evidence of segregation's legacy of opportunity gaps. Participants will also learn a framework for self-work necessary for navigating race in educational spaces. 

Christa Preston Agiro, Associate Professor, Wright State University

Frederick Leon Cox II, Executive Director, Racial Justice Now!

Supporting Equity through Social and Emotional Learning

Social emotional competencies are vital to closing the equity gap of opportunity. This session will take a closer look at how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) folds into our community work around Equity.

Shannon Cox, Superintendent, Montgomery County Educational Service Center (MCESC)

Amy Anyanwu, Asst. Superintendent, (MCESC)

Jessica Davies, Director of Social Emotional Learning Services, MCESC

Racial Wealth Gap Experience

Interactive simulation that will help participants understand the polices (historic and current) that have created the massive racial wealth gap in America. This understanding is the first step towards ending the divide.

Mark Willis, Director, Hall Hunger Initiative

SECOND GROUP OF BREAKOUTS – Equity: Let’s Act – 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Please choose one.