Lowell has dynamic professional development and parent education programs that pay particular attention to issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. These programs not only enhance the work of teachers, staff, and parents, but are an important part of healthy community-building.
Lowell's director of diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives also identifies various local and national events for individuals, as well as groups, to attend. Past professional development opportunities have included the NAIS People of Color Conference and AIMS Diversity Conference for Teachers and Administrators.
Past Adult Education Workshops and Events
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Lowell hosts the regional Diversity and Inclusion Conversation for Elementary School Educators.
All faculty attend the Capital Area Progressive Schools (CAPS) Conference on “Responsive Practices: Diversity, Equity, and Differentiation.” Lowell teachers lead five workshops and three roundtable discussions and also participate in two panel discussions.
The Faculty-Staff Diversity Committee promotes a school-wide door decorating initiative during the month of February to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Michelle Belton, Jason Novak, Stefania Rubino, and Kavan Yee present a workshop on “Building a Community of Inclusion” at the Carney Sandoe FORUM/Diversity and also attend the 2019 NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute.
Middle School Spanish teachers present “From Curriculum to Action: Social Justice in the Spanish Classroom” at the 2019 NAIS National Conference.
Board Diversity Committee hosts workshop on "Conversation Skills When You Don't See Eye to Eye" with Rev. Canon Charles Gibbs and organizes a family outing to see Digging Up Dessa in the Women's Voices Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center
Board Diversity Committee hosts a series of conversations and workshops for parents, including "How to Talk to Your Children About Race," "Cultural Competency Standards and Curricular Applications," "Talking About Race at School"
Board Diversity Committee organizes a theater outing and discussion of the play Charmat the Mosaic Theater for parents, faculty, and staff
Lowell hosts the "Regional Diversity and Inclusion Dinner and Discussion for Lower School Educators" with special speaker Dr. Howard Stevenson
Board Diversity Committee hosts series of conversations on diversity for parents: "How to Talk to Your Kids About Adoption," " How to Talk to Your Kids About Religion," "How to Talk to Your Kids About World Conflict"
Board Diversity Committee hosts a series of conversations on diversity for parents: "Aspects of Identity," "Racial Identity," and "How to Talk to Children About the Events in Ferguson, Staten Island and St. Louis"
Parents, faculty, and staff participate in a discussion of the movie Selma
Librarians hold "A Celebration of Diverse Books"—highlighting current multicultural resources in the school's libraries