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Arts Uplift! Conference

August 3 – August 4 – August 5 | 9am to 1pm

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual over Zoom, closed captioning provided

It is a great time to celebrate joyful learning, wellness, and creative possibilities in learning communities across Washington State.

The Arts Uplift! conference will provide early learning educators, teaching artists, and leadership with more tools to integrate arts instruction, culturally responsive teaching methods, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) frameworks into their daily work. Participants will also gain tools for their own creative growth and wellness practices.

More Information and Details Coming Soon!

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  • Featured presenters
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  • Detailed Schedule
  • Information regarding clock hours and STARS credits

Speakers and Presenters

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Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD
Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD is an educational consultant with a particular interest in the design of culturally responsive learning experiences to close opportunity gaps and improve systems for equitable outcomes.  He has been a technical-assistance provider in applied research centers at New York University, Teachers College (Columbia University) and American University in Washington, DC. He has taught in K-12 schools and also at the university level. He is the author of the book, Culturally Responsive Education in the Classroom: An Equity Framework for Pedagogy (Routledge, 2020).

Dr Bre Haizlip

Dr. Bre Haizlip, LPC/ LMHC
Dr. Bre Haizlip is an award-winning speaker, professor, licensed therapist, equity consultant and coach. She is a soulful practitioner and transformative healer known to meditate to trap beats. She’s spent over 15 years studying the science of trauma and over 15,000 hours teaching the art of healing. Combining the science of psychology and the art of ancient wisdom, her approach centers individual well-being as a catalyst for positive social change. She believes our healing is our justice. And healing is not a right—it’s a responsibility.

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