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Elevating Equity and Justice Webinar

Presented By Robert Kim

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Webinar Dates:

Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 5:00pm–6:15pm Eastern Standard Time.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants within two business days of each live session.


In his book Elevating Equity and Justice, Robert (Bob) Kim takes a deep dive into ten United States Supreme Court civil rights cases that directly impact schools, teaching, and equity and justice for students. He provides a summary of each case, the implications for educators and schools, tips for how to introduce the case and related topics with students, and additional resources to further your knowledge.

In this webinar series, Bob will connect several cases described in Elevating Equity and Justice to key developments in 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, Title IX, and recent U.S. Supreme Court cases involving DACA, LGBTQ rights, and other civil rights topics impacting students and educators. In each 75-minute session, Bob will lead discussion of key 2020 developments and the legal and practical implications for educators and students. Participants will come away from the webinar series with greater awareness of the evolving legal rights of students, the rights and obligations of educators, and strategies on how to use legal materials as pedagogical tools to: 1) engage with students on current events; and, 2) elevate the teaching of equity and social justice in the classroom.

The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series:


  • Exploring fiscal and educational challenges placed on educators, students, and schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and current law/policy implemented to address these challenges
  • Understanding legal obligations to ensure equal educational opportunity for specific student populations (including students with disabilities and English learners), with a focus on remote or distance learning environments or contexts
  • Introduction to accessing and interpreting legal materials, with a focus on Lau v. Nichols, Endrew F. v. Douglas County, the CARES Act, and COVID-related guidance
  • Implications of legal principles and materials on teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Make connections between Black Lives Matter and DACA to concepts of freedom of speech (and the right to protest), racial justice (including school discipline, school-to-prison pipeline, and policing in schools), immigrants' rights, and ensuring equal educational opportunities for students of color
  • Adapting legal materials for classroom use, with a focus on Goss v. Lopez, Plyler v. Doe, and the recent U.S. Supreme Court DACA case (Department of Homeland Security v. Regents)
  • Strategies for using legal sources to enrich classroom units on Black Lives Matter, DACA, and equity and justice


  • Understanding legal rights and obligations stemming from the new Title IX regulations issued by the Trump Administration (which will go into effect on 8/14/20 unless stopped by a court)
  • Understanding the connection between different legal sources (judicial opinions, regulations, policy guidance, and school district-level policies)
  • Connecting Title IX with LGBTQ rights and the recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Bostock v. Clayton County
  • Strategies for teaching about bullying, sexual harassment/#MeToo, and LGBTQ issues


Robert (Bob) Kim is a leading expert in education law and policy in the United States. A former civil rights attorney, Bob is author of Elevating Equity and Justice: Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know (Heinemann 2020) and the coauthor of Education and the Law, 5th ed. and Legal Issues in Education: Rights and Responsibilities in U.S. Public Schools Today (West Academic Publishing, 2019 & 2017). He also wrote Let's Get Real: Lessons and Activities to Address Name-Calling & Bullying (Groundspark, 2004) and has advised thousands of educators on civil rights and school climate issues in public schools.

From 2011 through 2016, Bob served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, which enforces federal civil rights laws in K-12 and postsecondary institutions nationwide. He has also served as a senior policy analyst and human/civil rights professional development trainer at the National Education Association and as a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Find Bob on Twitter: @bob__kim.

Who should participate?

Classroom teachers of grades K-12, curriculum and equity/Title IX coordinators, and administrators.


The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series.


It is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Elevating Equity and Justice. If you do not have a copy, you may purchase one online here: Elevating Equity and Justice: Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know.


Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in.

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If your computer needs any software upgrades, Zoom will walk you through the updates.

Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

08/11/2020-08/25/2020 - Starts August 11, 2020- 5:00-6:15pm EST

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