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This digital program is for all things DL2023! Sched is open! You may select your sessions starting March 14th at 11am PST.

Be sure to select one Workshop Round 1 or Den Talk series [for Day 1], one Deep Dive session [for Day 2], and one Workshop Round 2 or Den Talk series [for Day 3]. These sessions have capacity limits and will fill up.

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Wednesday, March 29 • 10:10am - 4:00pm
The Notorious CRT: Creating and Maintaining Affirming Spaces

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How can antiracist educators successfully create and maintain culturally responsive spaces while working within systems steeped in white supremacy and internal/external resistance? In this Deep Dive, antiracist teachers, school leaders, and educators of all positions will explore what it looks like to maintain truly affirming spaces for all students using a culturally responsive lens to examine curriculum, relationships, environment, instructional methods and assessments. Participants will leave this session with a toolkit and action plan so their learning can be leveraged as soon as they return to their settings.

Participants will experience what an affirming classroom looks, feels, and sounds like, and, among others, will consider the questions: How can we work within the confines of state standards to create empowering lessons that affirm the diverse experiences of students and preserve their dignity? How can we prevent teacher burnout by focusing on things within our spheres of control and influence?

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Julia Braxton

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Equity Lead, Fairfax County Public Schools - Office of Professional Learning and Equity
A former Social Studies teacher, I currently work as a Curriculum Resource Teacher and Equity Lead in my district's Office of Professional Learning and Equity to create professional learning opportunities for teachers and county leadership centering equity. I also enjoy remaining... Read More →
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Rachel Baxter

Equity Lead, Instructional Technology Coach, Marshall High School - Fairfax County Public Schools
I am an Equity Lead and Instructional Technology Coach at a high school in Fairfax County, Virginia. I am passionate about culturally responsive teaching, project-based learning, and the intersection between those two. I am also continually striving towards equity and antiracism in... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2023 10:10am - 4:00pm PDT
HTHI 202