NCSCvirtual Is Now Available On-Demand
Professional Development for Educators,
School Leaders, and Advocates
We provide thought leadership on the most critical questions on the minds of charter school leaders, engage national experts in solutions-driven content, and consider what’s next in public education.
More than 85% of attendees say what they learn at NCSC applies directly to their jobs and will lead to implementation or positive changes at their schools and organizations.
NCSC’s networking opportunities connect you with peers from across the country who often become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices.
America is becoming more aware it is often not impartial and education is not equal. So what can charter schools do to address longstanding issues to better meet the needs of black and brown students we educate? What are the disciplinary, school policing, academic limitations and cultural biases that can be changed? What strategies can be used to narrow the education achievement gap and the digital divide? What are the barriers? What is necessary for education to evolve toward equity? Presenters: Layla Avila, CEO, Education Leaders of Color; Margaret Fortune, president and CEO, Fortune Schools; Shavar Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform; Moderator: Africa Owes, KIPP STAR NYC Alumna.
Have you been riding a roller coaster of emotions lately? Are you struggling with your cultural competency? You aren't alone. In this featured session, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission to Feel, will share research-based strategies to support your own and your students' well-being, healthy decision making, relationships, and academic performance in virtual learning environments. A particular focus will be on developing a deeper understanding of the links between social and emotional learning and cultural competence, including strategies to recognize and reduce unconscious biases.
As school administrators plan and strategize on bringing students and staff back to schools safely, one thing is clear, the return to the status quo is not an option. The COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuing racial protests, have laid bare many underlying issues that have persisted in education for many years. And as leaders wrestle with when and how to reopen, they also need to consider how to educate students better and how to provide a high-quality education for all students. Going forward, ensuring educational equity, and taking steps to facilitate better responses to future crises and stops in in-person learning will be critical for school leadership teams. Join us for a discussion with four charter school leaders, of varying perspectives, to explore strategies for creating your responsive reopening plans. Presenters: Shawn Hardnett, founder and CEO, Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys PCS; Bill Kurtz, founding CEO, DSST Public Schools; Emilio Pack, CEO, STEM Prep Schools; Diane Tavenner, co-founder and CEO, Summit Public Schools.