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Discovery Education Equity Talks is a live webinar series featuring our nation’s top education leaders as they discuss cultivating equity and excellence for all.
 
Season 3 is back with new sessions each month for the 2021-22 school year.
Register for our upcoming sessions today.

Upcoming Sessions and Speakers

Thursday

October 28, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Then vs. Now: Technology and Equity

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Thursday

November 18, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
School Resource Officers & Supports

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Thursday

December 9, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Student Voice at the Table

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About the Series

Moderated by Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of Ithaca City School District and former New York State Superintendent of the Year, the Equity Talks webinar series provides guidance and support to educators everywhere who strive to bring equity and excellence to their schools and districts. Learn how today’s education leaders are addressing issues of equity, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and the need to rely on remote and hybrid learning.

Discussion Topics

Featured guests will explore topics such as:

    • Best Practices to Support Equity in Any Learning Environment
    • Districtwide and Statewide Equity-Focused Initiatives
    • Fostering a Diverse Workforce through College and Career Readiness
    • Student Voices on Issues of Equity
    • Social-Emotional Learning and “Whole Child” Supports
    • Support for Special Populations

Access the Equity Talks Resource Collection

Since the series began in Spring 2020, Equity Talks has attracted thousands of global education leaders and resulted in many powerful new ideas and research to cultivate equity and excellence in schools.

Sign up to receive the following resources that can be used to guide conversations around key issues of equity in your schools.

Season One Findings & Insights Report

The Discovery Education Equity Talks: Findings and Insights Report, created in collaboration with McREL International, explores equity in education with exclusive insights from the first season webinar series.

Full Session Bank

Access all of the recordings and in-depth session summaries that include pertinent quotes, additional questions and commentary, as well as other resources for consideration. Bookmark this page as it will be continuously updated with new archived sessions.

Thank You to All of Our Season 2 Speakers!

    • Dr. Katy Anthes
      State Superintendent, Colorado State Department of Education, CO
    • Dr. Carmen Ayala
      State Superintendent, Illinois State Department of Education, IL
    • Dr. Mark Bedell
      Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools, MO
    • Melvin J. Brown
      Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Public Schools, OH
    • Jason Collins
      Formber NBA Player, NBA Cares Ambassador
    • Dr. Sharon Contreras
      Superintendent, Guilford County School District, NC
    • Dr. Gudiel Croswaite
      Superintendent, Lynwood Unified School District, CA
    • Dr. Baron Davis
      Superintendent, Richland School District Two, SC
    • Denver Public Schools
      Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College
    • Dr. Ivan Duran
      Superintendent, Bellevue School District, WA
    • Dr. Jhone Ebert
      State Superintendent, Nevada Department of Education, NV
    • Dr. Joe Gothard
      Superintendent, Aldine Independent School District, TX
    • Guadalupe Guerrero
      Superintendent, Portland Public Schools, OR
    • Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton
      Superintendent, Mount Vernon Schools, NY
    • Dr. Lupita Hightower
      Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District, AZ
    • Sonya Hunte
      Senior Director, Office of Equity,Anchorage School District, AK
    • Aleesia Johnson
      Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools, IN
    • Dr. Bryan Johnson
      Superintendent, Hamilton City Schools, TN
    • Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto
      State Superintendent, Hawaii Department of Education, HI
    • Dr. Khalid Mumin
      Superintendent, Reading School District, PA
    • Dr. Lesli Myers-Small
      Superintendent, Rochester City School District, NY
    • Dr. Roberto Padilla
      Superintendent, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, NY
    • Dr. Katrise Perera
      Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District, OR
    • Dr. Perera
      Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District, OR
    • Sonja Santelises
      CEO, Baltimore City Schools, MD
    • Dr. Kent Scribner
      Superintendent, Fort Worth Independent School District, TX
    • Aaron Spence
      Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA
    • Dr. Jeannie Stone
      Superintendent, Richardson Independent School District, TX
    • Verletta White
      Superintendent, Roanoke City Public Schools, VA
    • Dr. Carey Wright
      State Superintendent, Missisippi Department of Education, MS
    • Dr. Lu Young
      Board of Education Chair, Kentucky Department of Education, KY