All DPS classes are cancelled for Friday, April 27, due to significant anticipated teacher absences. (Innovation and charter schools can opt out of cancelling classes and decide to operate on a normal schedule.) Learn more.
Event Date: November 29, 2016
You’re invited to join DPS leaders, educators, families and students for a monthly series of thought-provoking speakers hosted by the DPS Culture, Equity and Leadership Team (CELT). ED Talks are designed to bring educators and community together to discuss issues affecting DPS schools and to help us learn from each other in pursuit of our district vision, Every Child Succeeds. The series was created following the recent report by Dr. Sharon Bailey documenting race and equity issues in schools.
The next scheduled speaker is Ash Beckham, whose 2013 talk about empathy at TEDxBoulder has drawn more than 2.5 million views. Watch her short talk, “We’re all hiding something. Let’s find the courage to open up.” Beckham’s later talk focused on the increasing polarity in this country; see that talk, “When to take a stand — and when to let it go.” Following Beckham is Principal Kafele, a teacher and principal who led urban school turnarounds before becoming a nationally known speaker, writer and consultant.
Additional speakers include Dr. Steve Perry on “Education Truth” in February. Stay tuned for more!
ED Talks for November & December
Ash Beckham: “Give Voice to Your Truth”
Principal Kafele: “Culturally Responsive Education”