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Cultural Competence: Embracing a Culture of Belonging

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Cultural Competence: Embracing a Culture of Belonging

Presented by Opal Davis Dawson, Faculty, ASCD

Sponsored by ASCD

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Discover the power of fostering a sense of belonging within your classroom community! This interactive edWebinar explores the profound impact of creating an inclusive environment that enhances student motivation across academic, emotional, and social dimensions. Humans are wired for connection and acceptance, and when these connections are nurtured, students are more inclined to engage actively and contribute positively to their learning communities. In this session, viewers learn practical strategies to cultivate a culture of belonging that improves classroom dynamics and boosts student learning outcomes.

Join us for this engaging edWebinar and leave with actionable insights, including brainstormed lesson plan ideas designed to strengthen the sense of belonging among your students. Take advantage of this opportunity to transform your classroom into a place where every student feels valued and motivated to thrive.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Opal Davis Dawson

About the Presenter

Opal Davis Dawson is an author, educational consultant, coach, and award-winning PreK–5 public Montessori school principal with nearly 30 years of experience in education. While principal, she led her school in the implementation of the Understanding by Design® framework, with a focus on early childhood and primary school. Also, during her tenure, Opal led her school’s implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) to work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.

Opal has taught, led, and consulted in Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools, and her work spans small, large, urban, rural, and suburban districts. She supports school leaders, district leaders, and teachers nationally and internationally in planning and implementing improvement initiatives, capacity building, and supporting high academic achievement for diverse student populations and instructional best practices. Opal holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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