The Equity Center, U.Va.

The Equity Center

A UVA Democracy Initiative center for the redress of inequity through community-engaged scholarship



Returning to School with Equity in Mind: A Lunch & Learn Professional Development Series

Thursday, July 2, 2020 to Thursday, July 30, 2020

Thursdays from 12-1 PM in July 2020

As local schools and divisions plan for fall re-entry - whether virtual, in person, or hybrid - during COVID-19, many educators have shared concerns about equity and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable students and families in various learning environments. To support local K-12 teachers navigating this uncertain time, UVA Equity Center and Youth-Nex are offering a series of FREE professional development sessions for teachers to gain advice and strategies to support mental health needs, create responsive learning environments, and center equity in your teaching practice. Each session will last 1 hour, including approximately 10-15 minutes for participant questions. Sessions will be led by UVA researchers and local community experts. Please sign-up for as many of the sessions as you’d like!

  • July 9: Trauma-Responsible Teaching Practices

  • July 16: Student Mental Health & Teacher Well-being

  • July 23: Creating Safe, Equitable, and Culturally Responsive Learning Spaces

  • July 30: Panel Discussion on Lessons in Virtual Learning from Local Summer Programs


This series is co-sponsored by the Equity Center and Youth-Nex.