Beyond Anti-Bullying: Creating School Climates of Acceptance and Belonging
This conference aims to:
Broaden your goals in creating safe and peaceful schools, beyond the mission of ending bullying.
Explain the "Dignity for All Students Act," which goes into effect this year.
Explore creative ways of addressing school climate and bullying, including theater, music and the arts.
Disseminate curricular models for addressing bullying and school climate.
Share available print, media and electronic resources on this topic, including children's literature and professional development materials.
Kim Westheimer, director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Family Project's Welcoming Schools Initiative.
Mara Sapon-Shevin, professor of Inclusive Education and director of the Creating Safe and Peaceful Schools Project.
Elizabethe Payne, professor of Cultural Foundations of Education and director of QUERI (Queering Education Research Institute)