int(14) int(8) ESEA Video On Demand National ESEA Association
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A District’s Growth in D.E.I. During the Pandemic and Beyond: Courageous Conversations
With the convergence of COVID-19 and the current events of race and racism, our school district swiftly moved to address the immediate and long-term impact of these circumstances. This interactive workshop will share strategies and action steps implemented during the 2020-2021 school year with a focus on essential ingredients of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan. In addition, this workshop will include how a district can reimagine strategies and practices from lessons learned during this past year. The planning and implementation of action steps included the District’s goals to: • Embed equity practices throughout the district’s educational system. • Include equity goals and practices in the district’s comprehensive planning strategies. • Ensure performance observations encompass consideration of the expectations and goals of this policy. • Ensure every student with equitable access to high quality curriculum, support, and other educational resources.
This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in Cyberspace
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Susan Silver

Dr. Susan S. Silver is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Upper Merion Area School District; a diverse public school district outside of Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Silver co-chairs the District's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Silver and the Upper Merion Area School District received the "2019 Moral and Courageous Commitment to Equity Award" from Cabrini University Center for Urban Education, Equity, & Improvement. In addition, Dr. Silver is an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. She prepares graduate and doctoral students for roles in curriculum and instruction, pupil services, and educational leadership.