Friday, August 28: Day of Virtual Learning

KIPP DC Schools will be closed on Friday, August 28 in honor of the Commitment March and the 57th anniversary of The March on Washington. Whether you are attending activities on The Mall or watching at home, we hope you will participate in our Day of Virtual Learning. These sessions and conversations over the course of the day, cover topics related to Black Lives Matter; Black history; and diversity, equity and inclusion.  All sessions viewable on our social media accounts.




Session Name 


Intended Audience

8:00am Move for the Movement with Danielle Brooks Learn and let loose in this interactive session about the message of inspiration, hope and truth behind performance art throughout the civil rights and social justice movements. All students, staff and families
8:15am Celebrating HBCU’s with Tevera Stith Explore the history and traditions of History Black Colleges and Universities and how they serve to affirm your identity. This session is led by the Vice President of KIPP Through College & Career, Tevera Stith. Elementary Students
8:45am Radical Read-Aloud with Dr. Sommer Wynn Dive into a family favorite book, ‘Hey Black Child’, that inspires radical self love with Discover Academy school leader, Dr. Sommer Wynn. Early Childhood & Elementary Students
9:00am The Vote, DC, & You with Shelby Ostergaard and Jamaal Goodwin.  Explore how DC residents fought for the right to vote, the initiatives and offices DC residents will vote on in 2020 and how you can get involved locally even if you cannot vote! This session is led by Northeast Academy teachers Shelby Ostergaard and Jamaal Goodwin. Middle & High School Students
9:15am Youth in the Civil Rights Movement with Nathaniel Wallace Join Mr. Wallace for a viewing of the film “Mighty Times: The Children’s March” to celebrate the power of young people to positively affect change in their communities. Middle & High School Students
9:30am Abolition in the Classroom with Esther Battle-Martson Schools play a key role in how society learns how to respond to deviant behavior. Unpack how the classroom drives our understanding of “community safety” with Spring Academy teacher, Esther Battle-Marston. Staff/Parents
9:45am Creating Safe Spaces with Robert Harris How do we navigate difficult conversations? Mental Health Practitioner Robert Harris offers essential tools and best practices using the concept ‘Conversationship’ to create safe spaces for productive dialogue. Middle/High School & Adults (Staff/Parents)
10:00am Math as a Civil Right with Pat Wu If you love math, you’ll love this session with KIPP DC College Prep Algebra II Teacher, Pat Wu. Explore how access to high-quality math classes is a civil right for all students that leads to more black and brown representation  in STEM careers and industries. Middle/High School & Adults (Staff/Parents)
10:15am Being Black in College with Tevera Stith In this session led by Tevera Stith, the Vice President of KIPP Through College & Career, you’ll discuss common challenges for black students across college campuses throughout the U.S. Hear from KIPP DC Alumni and staff as they share personal higher education experiences. Middle/High School & Adults (Staff/Parents)
10:30am Culturally Responsive Lesson Internalization with Chelsea Dunn Silva Learn how to respond to students’ various culture identities and approach lessons through a culturally responsive lens with Promise Academy teacher, Chelsea Dunn Silva. Elementary Teachers


Posted on August 21, 2020 in Community