The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is pleased to announce its second school climate conference, “Implementation in Action: Transforming School Culture and Climate,” held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. This conference will convene educators and stakeholders from DC Public Schools, public charter schools and partner agencies to attend and lead workshops that highlight practical strategies which contribute to a positive and inclusive learning environment.
This conference will feature workshops on:
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Restorative Justice
- Trauma Informed Practices
- Mental Health and Well-being
- Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Equity and Cultural Competence
This conference will feature two keynote speakers, who will be sharing their work and experiences with creating inclusive and equitable school environments.
Principal Baruti Kafele, a highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for more than 20 years, has distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, in addition to being named the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Principal Kafele was a finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year and a recipient of the New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence.
Dr. Ivy Hylton, LICSW, NCRJT is an international Inspirational Speaker, National Certified Restorative Justice Trainer, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Mindfulness Therapist, Holistic Psychotherapist, Recording Artist, and Concert Soprano Vocalist. Dr. Hylton is a native Washingtonian, and graduate of DCPS. She is a longtime community activist deeply entrenched in the community for over forty years. Her latest vision and dedicated contribution to the city is the transformative philosophy of Balanced and Restorative Justice, Mindfulness and Healing. For nearly twenty years, she has been committed to finding ways of sustaining the Balanced and Restorative Justice movement throughout the city and showing how this approach can save lives, transform the educational, juvenile and criminal justice systems within the District of Columbia and across the globe.
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