DEP Professional Development

To view a full description of the sessions listed below and to register, enter the session code numbers into the Quick Search function in pdCentral. Members of the community are welcome to attend professional learning workshops that are sponsored by Diversity, Equity, and Poverty Programs, but please notify the facilitator before the start date. This webpage is updated throughout the school year as new workshops become available.


Supporting Transgender Youth

January 27, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Spalding University
1.5 hours of PD credit and 1.5 hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105748
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Colton Groh


Working With English Learners

January 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Jeffersontown Elementary
one hour of PD credit and one hour of EILA credit.
Session code # 19-20105149
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Azra Terzich
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Girls to Gallows Series

Resilience: Teaching Black Girls Dealing With Adversity
January 29, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
C. B. Young Jr. Service Center
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20106725
Facilitator: Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards

Brilliance: Liberating the Education of Black Girls
February 19, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
C. B. Young Jr. Service Center
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20106727
Facilitator: Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards

Marginalization: Sense of Belonging and School Experience of Black Girls
March 4
, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
C. B. Young Jr. Service Center
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20106726
Facilitator: Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards


I Am Rohingya

February 3, 4 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit.
Session code # 19-20105750
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani


Civil Rights in the Gateway

February 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours
Session code # 19-20105652
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Morgan Szabo


Speaker Series

Please choose ONE date to attend for each session. All sessions are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and are two hours PD credit and two hours EILA credit. For additional information, contact Telva Hogan at telva.hogan@jefferson.kyschools.us.

Race in the Space of the Classroom
February 10
, Marion C. Moore School, session code # 19-20106691
February 12, Southern High, session code # 19-20106692
Facilitator: James Ford, Filling the Gap Educational Consultants

M.A.T.H.: Making All Teachers Helpful
March 9, Marion C. Moore School, session code # 19-20106444
March 11, Southern High, session code # 19-20106445
Facilitator: Dr. Lateefah Id-Deen, Kennesaw State University

Latinx Cultural Perspectives, Realities, and Resources
April 13, Marion C. Moore School, session code # 19-20106449
April 15, Southern High, session code # 19-20106451
Facilitator: Sarah Nunez, University of Louisville

How Adult Misconceptions Impact Students of Color
May 11, Marion C. Moore School, session code # 19-20106446
May 13, Southern High, session code # 19-20106448
Facilitator: Dr. Brandon McCormack, University of Louisville


Equity Institute

February 14, 8 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Choose either the morning or afternoon session. Participants are not required to attend both.)
Crowne Plaza Louisville (830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY) (Free parking is available.)
Gold Day (no PD credit) (Three hours of EILA credit are available for administrators.)
Session code # 19-20108120 (morning session) (Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Session code # 19-20108121 (afternoon session) (Sign-in begins at 12 noon.)
Contact: Kadia Turner


Sensory Simulation

February 24, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
2.5 PD credit hours and 2.5 EILA credit hours
Session code # 19-20105685
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and FEAT of Louisville


A Mile in My Shoes: Homeless Education

Choose ONE session to attend. All sessions are 9 to 11 a.m. at the JCPS Shawnee Satellite Office (4018 W. Market Street). PD credit is not offered. EILA credit is available for administrators. For more information, contact Giselle Danger.
February 25 (Session code # 19-20107412)
March 3  (Session code # 19-20107414)
April 7 (Session code # 19-20107415)
May 5  (Session code # 19-20107416)


CIRCLE: Culturally Inclusive and Responsive Curricular Learning Environments

February 26, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Simmons College Parrish Hall (multipurpose room), 1018 S. 7th Street, Louisville, KY
Session code # 19-20105647
1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Dr. Nancy Seay
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Integrating African-American Literature

March 11, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
King Elementary
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 19-20106047
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Asha French


Intelligent Lives

March 23, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
1.5 hours of PD credit and 1.5 hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105681
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and the Council on Developmental Disabilities


Poverty Simulation

March 25, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Marion C. Moore School
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 19-20105147
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani
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Educate, Motivate, Activate

April 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours
Session code # 19-20105678
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and Council on Developmental Disabilities
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Diversity Mobile Summit

See pdCentral for complete details. All sessions are two hours PD credit and two hours EILA credit. The facilitators are Lamanda Moore, Shashray McCormack, Rachel Klein, Kadia Turner, Kennita Ballard, and Donna Lawson. For more information about the Mobile Summit, contact Dr. Monica Lakhwani. View the flier.

February 12, Olmsted Academy North, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African-American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105856)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105824)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105833)
Microaggressions (19-20105848)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105842)
White Privilege (19-20105866)

March 12, Byck Elementary, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African-American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105857)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105825)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105834)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105843)
White Privilege (19-20105867)

April 9, Olmsted Academy North, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African-American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105858)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105826)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105835)
Microaggressions (19-20105849)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105844)
White Privilege (19-20105868)

April 30, Rutherford Elementary School, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African-American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105851)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105820)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105829)
Microaggressions (19-20105846)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105838)
White Privilege (19-20105862)

May 7, Olmsted Academy South, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African-American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105859)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105827)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105836)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105845)
White Privilege (19-20105869)


Diversity Mobile Summit (Instructional Classified Sessions)

See pdCentral for complete details. All sessions are two hours PD credit. The facilitators are Lamanda Moore, Shashray McCormack, Rachel Klein, Kadia Turner, Kennita Ballard, and Donna Lawson. For more information about the Mobile Summit, contact Dr. Monica Lakhwani. Download the flier.

April 16, ESL Newcomer Academy, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African-American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105905)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105894)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105897)
Microaggressions (19-20105902)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105899)
White Privilege (19-20105909)


SBDM Trainings

Introduction to School-Based Decision Making (for SBDM members only)
All introduction sessions are six hours of PD credit and six hours of EILA credit. Please choose ONE to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Shawna Stenton.

January 22–23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pleasure Ridge Park High
Session code # 19-20104887

March 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
VanHoose Education Center
Session code # 19-20104886

School Councils and Budgets (for experienced SBDM members only)

January 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pleasure Ridge Park High
Three hours of PD credit and three hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20104898
Facilitators: John Collopy and Dr. Shawna Stenton