Excellence Through Equity Conference
Date: September 15-16
Location: Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, CA
To Register: Excellence Through Equity Conference 2016
The Excellence Through Equity conference is designed to provide educators with the information and resources they need to close the gaps in achievement, expectations, and opportunity for students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Tavis Smiley, Author, The Tavis Smiley Show
- Katy Haycock, President, The Education Trust
- Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor, Columbia University
- Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
The conference content will focus on creating equitable school environments for all learners, and will align to the eight state priorities indicated in the California Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) requirements with specific emphasis on the following areas:
- Implementation of Common Core Standards
- Parent Involvement and Engagement
- Student Achievement
- Student Engagement
- School Climate
- Course Access
This conference is sponsored by the Riverside Office County Office of Education in partnership with the College Board and Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd. Register today!
Responding to Clients’ Requests
We work closely with a variety of clients in Arizona, California, and Nevada at their request. We work with:
- Districts and schools
- Other local education agencies
- State education agencies
How We Can Help describes the types of services that we offer and the strategies we employ to deliver those services to our clients.
Archived Webinar: Integrating Mental Health Services to Strengthen School Climate
What is the best way to provide mental health services to students?
In today’s environment, school staff are challenged daily by students with mental health needs. This webinar provided strategies for delivering comprehensive mental health services in school settings.
The principles of effective service models are described, including identifying student mental health needs, building a multidisciplinary team, engaging students and families, linking with school climate efforts, and partnering with community based providers. Examples of schools and districts with successful implementation of these principles were provided.
Presenter: Alicia Rozum, Mental Health Consultant, California School-Based Health Alliance
What You Will Learn About:
- Critical components of a system to deliver student-friendly mental health services
- How to make services culturally responsive and accessible
- Examples of schools currently using a systems approach
- Ways to engage students in designing and implementing services
This webinar was hosted by the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd in collaboration with the California School-Based Health Alliance.
Resources for this webinar, such as supplementary materials, PDFs of the presentation, and relevant links can be found in this folder.