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.

Culture, Attitude, Students, and Equity (CASE)

September 10 and 24, October 15 and 29, and November 12 (All dates are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participants are expected to attend all meetings of this session to receive PD or EILA credit.)
Marion C. Moore School
Ten hours of PD credit and ten hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105936
Facilitator: Dr. Toetta Taul


Microaggressions Cohort

September 12, November 7, January 16, March 12, and May 7 (All dates are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participants are expected to attend all meetings of this session to receive PD or EILA credit.)
JCPS Shawnee Satellite Office @ Shawnee (4018 West Market Street)
Ten hours of PD credit and ten hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105758
Facilitator: Kadia Turner


Sensory Simulation

Choose ONE session to attend.  Both sessions are 2.5 PD credit hours and 2.5 EILA credit hours.

September 30, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105684
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and FEAT of Louisville
Click here to download the flier.

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


Working With English Learners

Choose ONE session to attend.  Both sessions are one hour of PD credit and one hour of EILA credit.  Click here to download the flier.

October 2, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Jeffersontown Elementary
Session code # 19-20105148
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Azra Terzich

January 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Jeffersontown Elementary
Session code # 19-20105149
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Azra Terzich


Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion

October 9, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
ESL Newcomer Academy
1.5 hours of PD credit and 1.5 hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105226
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Dr. Elizabeth Dinkins
Click here to download the flier.


CIRCLE: Culturally Inclusive and Responsive Curricular Learning Environments

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are 1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours.  Click here to download the flier.

October 14, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Simmons College Parrish Hall (multipurpose room), 1018 S. 7th Street, Louisville, KY
Session code # 19-20105646
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Dr. Nancy Seay

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


Poverty Simulation

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours.  Click here to download the flier.

October 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Marion C. Moore School
Session code # 19-20105146
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani 

March 25, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Marion C. Moore School
Session code # 19-20105147
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani 


Civil Rights in the Gateway

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are 1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours.

October 17, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105650
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Morgan Szabo

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


Culturally Responsive Reading

October 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Carrithers Middle
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105157
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Vicky Lane, and Synthia Shelby
Click here to download the flier.


Integrating African American Literature

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours.  

October 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
King Elementary
Session code # 19-20106046
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Asha French

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


Educate, Motivate, Activate

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are 1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours.  

October 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105677
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and Council on Developmental Disabilities

April 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105678
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and Council on Developmental Disabilities


Inclusive Spaces in Our Classrooms

October 30, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105751
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Taylor Little, and Michelle Hemenway Pullen
Click here to download the flier.


Intelligent Lives

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are 1.5 hours of PD credit and 1.5 hours of EILA credit.

November 11, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105679
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and the Council on Developmental Disabilities

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


Integrating Art With Underserved Populations

November 13, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Seneca High 
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105576
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Jabani Bennett


LGBTQ Identity Development

November 16, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Spalding University (901 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY)
1.5 hours of PD credit and 1.5 hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105935
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Colton Groh
Click here to download the flier.


I Am Rohingya

Choose ONE session to attend. Both sessions are two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit.

November 18, 4 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105749
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani

February 3, 4 to 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
Session code # 19-20105750
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani


Civil Rights Trail Markers

November 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
UofL College of Arts and Sciences Fine Arts Center (1616 Rowan Street, Louisville, KY)
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105150
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Clest Lanier
Click here to download the flier.


Real Boy

December 9, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center (144 N. 6th Street, Louisville, KY)
Two hours of PD credit and two hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105163
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani, Morgan Szabo, and Ryan Combs
Click here to download the flier.


Book Study: So You Want to Talk About Race?

January 15, February 19, and March 18
Each meeting is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Participants must attend all meetings to receive credit.
Rangeland Elementary
Six hours of PD credit and six hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20106130
Facilitator: Taylor Utley


Queer Inclusive Learning

January 13, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Butler Traditional High
1.5 hours of PD credit and 1.5 hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20105657
Facilitators: Dr. Monica Lakhwani and Aven Cook


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


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.

September 12, Rutherford Elementary, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105850)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105819)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105828)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105837)
White Privilege (19-20105860)

October 17, Rutherford Elementary, 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)

November 7, Location TBA, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105852)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105821)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105830)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105839)
White Privilege (19-20105863)

December 12, Marion C. Moore School, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105854)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105822)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105831)
Microaggressions (19-20105847)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105840)
White Privilege (19-20105864)

January 16, Marion C. Moore School, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105855)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105823)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105832)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105841)
White Privilege (19-20105865)

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)

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.

September 26, Iroquois High, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
African American Female Empowerment in the Classroom (19-20105904)
Anti-Bias Pedagogy (19-20105893)
Critical Conversations Equity and Race (19-20105896)
Microaggressions (19-20105901)
Sense of Belonging and REAP (19-20105898)
White Privilege (19-20105908)

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.

September 4–5, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Northon Commons Elementary
Session code # 19-20104889

October 15–16, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Highland Middle
Session code # 19-20104885

December 2–3, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kammerer Middle
Session code # 19-20104888

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

Bylaws and Policies (for experienced SBDM members only)

September 4, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Norton Commons Elementary
Three hours of PD credit and three hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20104922
Facilitators: Dr. Carol Bartlett and Dr. Shawna Stenton

Council's Role With Continuous Improvement (for SBDM members only)

October 15, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Highland Middle
Three hours of PD credit and three hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20104914
Facilitators: Dr. Florence Chang and Dr. Shawna Stenton

Advanced SBDM (for experienced SBDM members only)

December 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kammerer Middle
Three hours of PD credit and three hours of EILA credit
Session code # 19-20104903
Facilitators: Dr. Marco Munoz and Dr. Shawna Stenton

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