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Tuesday, March 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
How Putting Students at the Center Helped to Spark the Raising of a Black Lives Matter Flag in Montpelier, Vermont

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"In February of 2018, Montpelier High School became the first high school in the nation to raise a Black Lives Matter flag. The story became an international news story with millions of viewers and readers across a spectrum of media outlets. This session will feature the opportunity to hear the story first hand. A team from Montpelier High School, including students and administration, will share specific action steps taken by the school community to prepare, support, and continue the work in increasing empathy while reducing implicit bias, structural racism, and unchecked privilege in our learning community. The team will also facilitate discussion and reflection time for attendees to consider their own experiences and potential action steps for growth in their own learning communities.

In this session, participants will reflect on their own privilege, identify opportunities to use personalization and student voice to raise engagement levels, and understand the value in connecting personalization, student voice, and competency based learning for deeper and more authentic learning opportunities that reached beyond the classroom."


Mandinso Abu Aziz

Montpelier Roxbury SD

Hope Petraro

Montpelier Roxbury SD

Maryann Songhurst

Montpelier Roxbury SD
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Michael McRaith

Principal, Montpelier Roxbury SD
My background is in school counseling and school leadership. I have a research interest in social emotional learning and its impact on student learning. I also present and teach on proficiency based learning, assessment, personalization, and structural designs for public high schools... Read More →

Juna Nagle

Montpelier Roxbury SD

Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 203