Week of March 13, 2023 • SAFE Credit Union Convention Center • Sacramento, CA

Connect and Engage Sessions Topics

Connect and Engage sessions are opportunities for attendee learning and professional development via small group discussions. Sessions were categorized into four areas of interest to help attendees:

Students at the center

How have student needs shifted? How do I support students? Addressing student needs fuels student success, and student needs comes in many forms. Engage in activities and prompted discussions around student needs in decision making. Exchange student stories with other educators to learn from each other. Reflect on and collaborate with colleagues on different approaches, such as social-emotional learning.

Equity upfront

“Equity-mindedness does not come naturally. It requires a knowledge base, and it takes a lot of practice.” (McNair et al, 2020). Collaborate with colleagues in a safe space on equity focused topics, such as addressing bias and making continuous improvement in response to current events. Discuss ways to create an inclusive culture in our mindsets, our schools, our workplaces, and our communities.

Collaborative communities

Looking to share or discover innovative ways to engage your school community? Successful schools and programs utilize community and family partnerships to improve opportunity, quality, and relationships. These sessions will serve as a space to highlight, share, and consult with colleagues on strategies to build support from, or collaboration with, community stakeholders.

School type connections

Are you searching for your people? Facilitated by CCSA's Member Council site-type representatives, come build relationship and collaborate with other educators who understand your schools' unique strengths and challenges: those working at in a similar school type. The site-type sessions will include: