GATE Equity Series – School Climate 201: How Can You Improve School Climate Through Cultural Inclusion
For September, we will be exploring how cultural inclusion efforts can improve school climate. Akiva Erezim, of Continuous Improvement at OSSI/OSPI, will help to frame our understandings around the power of institutions and sociocultural agents to curate individual experiences, as well as the critical need for social and cultural inclusion work in Washington state schools (with special attention given to today’s virtual learning environment).
We will be joined by Scotland Nash, EdD, Executive Director of Education of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Pacific Northwest, who will highlight the work of the “No Place for Hate” School Climate Initiative: “a student led school climate initiative for K-12 schools committed to create sustainable change that leads to improved school climate. Participating schools are able to incorporate anti-bias and anti-bullying resources within their existing programming to form one powerful message that all students have a place to belong. Since the program was launched in 1999, over 1,700 schools across the country have joined the No Place for Hate movement nationwide.”