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Announcing Keynote Panelists for Mind Day for our SEL Symposium

POSTED ON July 16, 2020

Graphic listing the panelists for Mind Day

We will kick off Mind Day (July 31) at YDEKC’s Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Symposium — Whole Child, Whole Day: Heart, Mind, & Body — with a thought-provoking chat on our essential question for the day: How do we create learning environments that center racial equity and a sense of belonging to value, engage, and develop the whole child?

We invite you to meet a stellar team of local community and school leaders talking about importance of race, identity, and belonging and why they are key foundational components in learning spaces.

The conversational panel includes Willie Seals (CEO of Academy for Creating Excellence), Robert Daniel (Lead School Outreach Coordinator at Communities In Schools of Federal Way), Vaudery Frelix Brown (Counseling Dept. Curricular Leader at Kent School District) and ChrisTiana ObeySumner (CEO of Epiphanies of Equity LLC). It will be led by School’s Out Washington’s King County Program Manager, Janell Jordan.

Following our keynote panel, you’ll get to choose from workshops offered by East African Community Services, Community Center for Education Results (CCER) & Northwest Education Access, Sound Discipline, and Colorful Pages. Then, come back together for our closing plenary, a playful SELect Trivia session, to connect with colleagues and review the evidence-base for SEL. Check out the Mind Day Agenda for workshop descriptions.

We look forward to seeing you at this inspiring event. If you haven’t registered yet, there are a few tickets left. Don’t hesitate — reserve your ticket today!