August 22, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
8:30-9:00 AM Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:30 PM Rosetta Lee
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Small Group Discussions
ADVIS member schools pay $60 per person. $180 for non-members.
Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
Breakfast and lunch are included.
For ADVIS Schools only.
If your school will be sending a group of eight (8) or more attendees, please use the promo code,
, when registering your participants. A 10% discount will be automatically applied to your total. Only groups of 8 or more ADVIS member school guests are eligible for the 10% Group Discount.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
August 12, 2019
Late registrations will be charged an additional $10 per person.
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1785 Bishop White Drive
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Park in lot behind Crawford Campus Center (P5 on Campus Map)
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Director of Professional Development
ADVIS SOCIAL MEDIA
"I've seen Rosetta Lee speak 3-4 times now and always take away something new and useful. I recommend her--and this program in general--to colleagues every year. It's a great way to center and reflect at the start of the school year, and I will keep encouraging my school to send new hires in addition to folks in leadership." -
Past program participant.
MCRC @ ADVIS Presents: The Cheryl Irving
Cultural Competency Institute
Featuring Keynote Speaker
: Rosetta Lee
ADVIS is delighted to welcome Rosetta Lee back to this one-day institute designed for all educators and administrators to engage in conversations about creating culturally responsive school environments. Schools report that sending all educators new to their institutions, together with those who have attended in prior years, helps to develop and reinforce a common language and understanding from which to continue this critical work.
Rosetta's keynote will be similar to that of prior years and will again be followed by facilitated small group breakouts led by experienced DEI
/educators (see list of facilitators below).
A note to Diversity Directors and Coordinators:
Please plan to attend along with those from your school so that we may place you in the appropriate breakout group with your new(er) colleagues. This way you will come away with an appreciation of where these folks are in their development in this work and you can better develop support strategies as needed.
Beyond the Why and Into the How: Inclusive Classroom Practices
Keynote Speaker: Rosetta Lee
Transition your thinking from Old School Diversity (something good to do and nice to have) to 21st Century Cultural Competency (something critical in the success of all of our students in a global world). How is cultural competency a value added model that involves everyone, teaching and learning, school operation, and educational excellence? In the ever-changing landscape of student demographics and diversity initiatives, teachers face the challenge of creating a classroom environment that goes beyond celebrations of heroes and holidays. What are some practical strategies and best practices to become the educator with whom all children thrive?
The purpose of small group sessions is to provide support for participants to debrief, connect and process in small groups the messages and content from Rosetta's keynote, and to share and learn with and from one another. Facilitators will provide the space, time, and support…
to unpack and process the key concepts from the morning keynote
to practice these concepts in small groups
to offer educators who work with students directly, practical applications and resources for use in the classroom
to equip non-teaching staff and administrators with strategies to improve their skills
All the while modeling culturally competent facilitation around DEI work.
Small Group Breakout Session Leaders
Following Rosetta's presentation all attendees will break out into small groups led by the following experienced DEI practitioners and educators:
Carney Sandoe & Associates
Storbeck, Pimentel & Associates
, Director of Diversity and Inclusion,
, Founder, Principal Consultant,
Jen Cort Educational Consulting
, Director of Diversity and Community Relations,
Toni Graves Williamson
, Director of Equity & Inclusion,
Friends Select School
, Associate Director of College Planning, Friends Select School,
Friends Select School
, Education Coordinator, Intake Specialist,
Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
, Executive Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships,
Point Made Films
, Outreach Specialist, 5th Grade Faculty,
Seattle Girls School
, Middle School Head,
The Episcopal Academy
, Senior Associate Director of Enrollment Management,
Saint James School (MD)
, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer,
, MS/US Spanish Teacher; MS Diversity Coordinator,
, Upper School Biology & Chemistry Teacher,
, Lower School Diversity Coordinator,
Abington Friends School
, Curriculum Instructional Leader, Interactive Humanities Teacher,
, Assistant Head of School for Academic Program,
Friends' Central School
, Director of Equity and Inclusion,
Deborra Sines Pancoe
, Associate Director,
Friends Council on Education
, 3rd Grade Lead Teacher,
Greene Street Friends School
, Assistant Dean for Student Services,
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
, Director of Equity and Inclusion,
About Our Presenter
serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, model building, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.
Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, relational aggression among girls, bullying in schools, and gender bias in the classroom. In
for at the 2014 ADVIS Diversity Retreat, Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year. She has also worked with over 100 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, including ADVIS' own Abington Friends School, The Philadelphia School, Princeton Day School, and St. Andrews School, to name a few, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.
Rosetta has served as President on the Board of Directors of SMARTgirls, a Director on the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), Chair of the 2006 Seattle Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Co-Chair of the 2006 NAIS People of Color Conference, Think Tank Member of the 2012 NAIS Annual Conference, and as a trainer/facilitator with the National Coalition Building Institute. Rosetta is the recipient of NWABR’s 2007 Outstanding Partner in Education Award and recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award for the Washington Federation of Independent Schools. She holds a Bachelor Degree from Harvard University (Biology Concentration).
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