HELP: A Charge to Become a "Drum Major" for Equity and Justice


Session Dates

Wednesday January 13, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Webinar


This session will give a comprehensive overview of why valuing the cultural background and norms of students and communities is a critically important professional disposition for teachers and administrators. Specifically, this presentation utilizes the Critical HELP framework to explain:

  1. a historical analysis of racism within an American context that still intersects in schools and classrooms
  2. the difference between equality and equity
  3. the importance of students experiencing a sense of belonging
  4. exemplar practices techniques that teachers can utilize in the classroom, and administrators in the school community.

The aim of this session is to challenge teachers and administrators to increase their practical and theoretical capacities to engage all learners, in a manner that aligns with authentic practices pertaining to equity and social justice.


Participants will:

  1. Examine the Critical HELP framework.
  2. Determine steps on how to apply the framework in their current educational role and function.
  3. Identify and understand the impact of equity and inclusion professional learning and its systemic impact.

Target Audience

General Education Teachers
Special Education Teachers
School Psychologists
School Counselors

Topics Covered: Equity

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Dr. Ronald W. Whitaker II

Event Contact:


Tina Rife


Nikole Hollins