Leadership Academy Open Session

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Thank you for joining us for an open session of Leadership Academy! The morning session will begin at 10:15, the networking lunch will begin at noon, and the afternoon session will begin at 1:15.

Session Overview

Meet this year’s cohort, participate in morning and afternoon sessions, and get to know colleagues and peers to discuss different topics during our networking lunch.

Morning session (10:15–11:45am): Justin Laing discusses shifting power to Black youth in participatory research


Lunch (12–1pm): Join colleagues and peers on Wonder to talk culturally responsive arts ed (CRAE), remote learning, assessment, and more. We’ll send out a link to Wonder the day before to anyone wishing to attend the networking lunch.

Learn more about Wonder before you join.

Afternoon (1:15–2:45pm): Delana Flowers and Sister IAsia Thomas share their Remake Learning Shifting Power projects focused on Black Identity and Independence in the Special Ed Classroom and Making a Case for African-Centered Education


Presenter Bios

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Justin Laing

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Sister IAsia Thomas

Delana Flowers

We’ve also created a new virtual gathering space—AEC Networks. If you’re joining us 10/11 and want to connect with AEC, peers in other schools or orgs, or Leadership Academy participants past and present, we encourage you to become a member of AEC Networks today.

AEC Networks features, affinity groups, a social media-like feed where we’ll update members on our work and upcoming events, and private workspaces where our stakeholders can gather to write curriculum, share tips on artlook® SWPA, and much more. Joining is free. We hope to see you soon on the network!

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