As educators, we’ve been entrusted with the responsibility to not only impart knowledge but also to foster an environment where every student feels seen, valued, and heard. A place where differences are not just tolerated but celebrated. A classroom where every child, irrespective of their ethnicity, gender, abilities, or socioeconomic status, has equal opportunities to thrive and excel. This is the essence of modern education. Let’s dive into the key DEI trends shaping the education sector and how you can harness them to create an inclusive and welcoming learning space.
Here are the three topics we will cover:
Unveiling the Truth: Everyone Has Biases
Increate your awareness as we delve into the crucial concept that no one is exempt from biases. Let’s unravel the layers and uncover the hidden biases within ourselves, empowering us to create a truly inclusive learning environment.
Embrace Your Biases, Transform Your Teaching
Unlock the secret to fostering creativity in education by acknowledging your own biases. Embrace this opportunity to revolutionize your teaching methods and ignite a spark of inspiration in your students like never before.
Grant Yourself Grace: The Key to Progress
Join us on a journey of self-compassion and growth as we explore the importance of granting ourselves grace. Embracing this mindset will enable us to create a supportive and inclusive classroom where everyone can thrive.
Meet The Presenter
Noelani Pearl Hernandez strives for excellence in everything she does, fueled by a belief in the fundamental right of equality. She understands the positive impact of a well-rounded education on a community. She strives daily to ensure that students receive the education they need and deserve.
With over two decades of experience working in nonprofit and political campaigns, she serves on boards of several nonprofits focusing on education and income equity while enlightening minority populations to use their voice. She works closely with nonprofit executives at Pearl Hernandez Consulting, where she is the principal and co-founder. Most recently she provided her nonprofit management expertise to the Nonprofit Leadership Lab as their Director of Community, Diversity, and Belonging. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of Culture and Leadership at Charity Navigator.
Over a decade ago, she started coaching nonprofit and community leaders and political candidates. This experience gives her a unique view, helping her clients thrive and pivot. She has a distinctive coaching style that combines therapeutic modalities, coaching methods, experienced strategic advice, and a healthy dose of real straightforward talk for the perfect combination that moves others towards success.
Through her in-depth understanding of how things can go amazingly right and incredibly wrong in a nonprofit, she can create comprehensive best next steps for any nonprofit. She has coached clients to raise millions of dollars by building deep relationships with donors and foundations during her work with her clients. She has guided the creation of diversity, equity, and inclusion plans and made leadership transition plans for organizations experiencing different changes.
Noelani was the first Filipina America elected to her school board in the Bay Area. She served as the board’s first woman of color President. Noelani was awarded one of the Most Influential Filipina Woman in World Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40 awards, and was inducted into the East Side Union School District Hall of Fame.
Noelani earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University and holds certifications in High Conflict Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Work Place, as well as a Certified Professional in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizational Change.
She and her husband, Albert Hernandez, the Love of her Life, live with their blended families, her daughter, and her three bonus children.
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Jumpstart A Culture of Creativity in the Classroom
Are you an educator looking to build a culture of creativity in your classroom? Do you want to start off the school year with a positive, inspiring environment that’s conducive to learning? Then our interactive webinar, Jumpstart a Culture of Creativity in Your Classroom is the perfect choice for you!
With this webinar, we’ll show you simple strategies to build an environment in your classroom that focuses on trust, openness, and connection. We understand how important it is to create an atmosphere that encourages students to be open-minded and take risks. We’ll provide you with easy-to-implement strategies to make it happen – from designing thoughtful classroom activities that involve collaborative problem-solving, to giving students the opportunity to make choices.
Three Learning Outcomes:
Identify the components of a creative culture in the classroom
Implement practical and relevant strategies to build a creative environment in the classroom
Create a plan of action on steps you would like to take in the classroom
Our Presenter: Andrea Mango
Andrea Mango has taught for the past 18 years, first as a kindergarten through 2nd-grade educator and now as a STEAM educator for K-4 at Dodge Elementary in Williamsville, New York. Before teaching, Andrea worked at Erie One BOCES’ Positive Youth Development Center, where she trained teachers on empowering students in the classroom and prepared middle and high school students to become positive leaders among their peers. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a master’s degree in Elementary Education-Birth-6th.